BY BRAVETTA HASSELL World Scene Writer
Wednesday, December 05, 2012
12/05/12 at 3:59 AM
Home entertainment event to feature designer
World-famous serveware designer Julia Knight will be teaching about the art of home entertainment Thursday and Friday at Nielsens Exclusive Gifts at The Plaza at 81st Street and Lewis.
Knight will be sharing her ideas on how to turn everyday entertaining interactions into magical moments as well as showcasing her large selection of colorful, handmade serveware.
Knight will be signing purchased selections, and participants will receive a free gift with purchase.
Nielsens will be donating 10 percent of purchases to a charity of the buyer's choice, so be sure to tell them which one if you make a purchase.
Julia Knight's "5 Minutes to Fabulous" event runs 5-8 p.m. Thursday and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday.
For more information, call 918-298-9700
MET location recycling old Christmas light strands
The Metropolitan Environmental Trust is collecting old and unused strand Christmas lights at its central Tulsa location at 3495 S. Sheridan Road.
Through December, the MET, which also accepts electronic waste, will accept all varieties of strand lights. The lights will be separated into individual parts to be properly recycled.
MET creative media director Annie Brady said the trust's No. 1 concern is safety, as strand lights contain lead in order to absorb heat. If handled improperly, such lights cannot only cause fires but can be toxic.
"Everyone goes through the issue of what to do with a strand of old Christmas lights," MET Executive Director Michael Patton said.
In the process of putting up lights this time of year, Tulsans are no doubt discovering strands of lights that don't work, he said. "Now we have an option to recycle them."
For more, call 918-584-0584, or visit tulsaworld.com/themet