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Visit Tulsa Botanic Garden, 3900 Tulsa Botanic Drive, for DIG: Day In the Garden. TOM GILBERT/Tulsa World

“Honoring the Past, Building the Future” is the theme for A Stately Affair, the biennial gala that celebrates the impact that Oklahoma State University-Tulsa has had on this community.

Proceeds from the event will go to scholarships for prospective students to OSU-Tulsa and the OSU Center for Health Sciences.

This year marks the 20th anniversary of OSU-Tulsa, and the gala will honor four “Icons” for their contributions to the university and the community.

This year’s “Icons” are the late Jerry Hudson, former banker and head of the OSU Medical Authority and Trust; Ted Haynes, former executive with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma and longtime OSU-Tulsa supporter; Gary Trennepohl, the first president of OSU-Tulsa; and Glenda Love Williams, a member of the OSU-Tulsa board of trustees who has led such organizations as the Ronald McDonald House in Tulsa and Resonance.

Event details: 6 p.m. Thursday, May 16, at the Cox Business Center, 100 Civic Center

Attire: Black tie optional

Sponsors: Cherokee Nation Entertainment, LLC.; Fayenelle and Jay Helm; Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation; Billie and Howard Barnett; Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma; Sheila and Ted Haynes; George Kaiser Family Foundation; Osteopathic Founders Foundation; John W. & Jerry E. Marshall Foundation; Sandra and Gary Trennepohl Ph.D.

Tickets: $1,250.

To purchase and for more information: astatelyaffair.com.

‘DIG: Day in the Garden’

The Tulsa Botanic Garden will host its annual “DIG: Day in the Garden,” which will help to fund its Children’s Discovery Garden.

The event will feature a wide range of family-oriented activities, including face painting, games, train rides and garden crafts. Live music will be provided by Desi & Cody and Steve Lidell, and the Calliope Youth Circus will be giving aerial performances as well as more down-to-earth circus activities.

Dinner and beverages are included in the ticket price.

Event details: 4-8 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at the Tulsa Botanic Garden, 3900 Tulsa Botanic Drive.

Tickets: $60 adults. Children are free with an adult ticket, but must be registered.

To purchase and for more information: tulsabotanic.org.

James D. Watts Jr.



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