Archive for February, 2012
If you are in the market for a new car or truck, chances are you’ve thought about attending the 2012 Oklahoma City Auto Show beginning tomorrow at State Fair Park. Even if you aren’t in the market for a new vehicle, there’s A LOT to see and do at this annual Oklahoma City event including:
- 1917 Auto Show Exhibit
- Route 66 Auto Show Exhibit
- Meet and Greet: Ryan Broyles, Former OU Football Player
- Meet and Greet: Skipper Bivens, Star of Animal Planet’s “Hillbilly Handfishin”
- Subaru Ride and Drive
- Meet and Greet: Spongebob and Patrick
- FREE Hotwheels toy car giveaway (while supplies last)
- Avengers Assemble Show – Captain AmericaTM, ThorTM, HulkTM and Iron ManTM
State Fair Arena, AKA “The Big House,” is going to be packed this weekend with basketball fans as schools from across the state face off against each other during the Oklahoma State High School Basketball Tournament. Games are broken down into sessions and begin at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 1 and run through Saturday night. Tickets are $5 per session or $20.00 for an all session pass.
Break out your monster, super hero, and steampunk costumes on Saturday for the costume contest at the Underground Monster Carnival. The Hobbies, Arts, and Crafts building will be filled with tons of unique vendors, fun workshops, music and much, much more!
Buchanan’s Vintage Flea Market is back this weekend bringing OKC the best in antiques, collectibles, and memorabilia. Admission is only $3 and it is good for Saturday and Sunday.
Some of the most agile horses in the business will be strutting their stuff this weekend during the Greater Oklahoma Hunter Jumper Schooling Show. Admission is free and open to the public so grab your boots and watch these animals show off their athleticism and skill.
Getting in touch with the great outdoors during the winter months can be difficult, but this weekend’s Backwoods Hunting & Fishing Expo in the Travel and Transportation Building makes it easy. Don’t miss the Backwoods 3-D Archery Championships, the 25th Annual Oklahoma State Turkey Calling Contest, various hunting and fishing seminars, and even rattlesnake handling demonstrations!
High school students from across Oklahoma will be weighing in and competing for the state championship title during this weekend’s Oklahoma High School State Wrestling Championship Tournament in State Fair Arena. If you can’t be present to cheer on your favorite athlete, FOX Sports Oklahoma will offer a live webcast of the tournament on Saturday, February 25. The webcast will begin at 5:30 p.m. and fans can access it by clicking on the OSSAA Wrestling Championship banner located on the home page of their website.
FOX Sports Oklahoma also will televise an OSSAA Championship Spotlight highlight show recapping the Oklahoma High School State Wrestling Tournament. The one-hour show debuts on Tuesday, March 13 at 5:00 p.m. with replays scheduled for:
- Thursday, March 15 at 11:00 p.m.
- Tuesday, March 20 at 6:30 p.m.
- Thursday, March 22 at noon
- Friday, March 30 at 1:00 a.m.
The 33rd Annual Friends of the Library Booksale will take place on Saturday and Sunday in the Oklahoma Expo Hall. This sale is ONE OF THE LARGEST IN THE NATION with over a half million books for sale. Hundreds of thousands of books, audiobooks, magazines, videos will be sold – most for $1.00 or less!! Admission is free.
The Booksale Pre-Sale Party will be held Friday night from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The Pre-Sale Party is only open to Friends of the Library members. Friends of the Library memberships may be purchased in the Oklahoma Expo Hall lobby on Friday from noon to 4:00 p.m. and again after 6:00 p.m. Memberships are $10 for individual/family memberships (includes 4 Pre-Sale Party tickets) and $6 for seniors (2 Pre-Sale Party tickets).
Big thanks to everyone who participated in the Friends of the Library Booksale Pre-Sale Party Ticket Giveaway Contest. From Go, Dog, Go to Jane Eyre to The Hunger Games; it was fun finding out everyone’s favorite books. The best part is – now we have a list of books to look for at the book sale!
Congratulations to all of our winners. You each have won 2 tickets to the Pre-Sale Party on Friday, February 24. Tickets must be picked up at the Oklahoma State Fair Administration Building by 5 PM on Friday. If you are unable to pick up the tickets, please call (405) 948-6708 to make special arrangements.
Kari – A Discovery of Witches
Jason – Rifles for Watie
Vicki Massingale – Green Eggs and Ham
Meagen N. – Weaveworld
Kelli – Charlotte’s Web
If you don’t win tickets, don’t panic. You may purchase Friends of the Library memberships, which include tickets to the pre-sale party, in the lobby on Friday from noon to 4:00 p.m. and again after 6:00 p.m. Memberships are $10 for individual/family memberships (4 pre-sale tickets) and $6 for seniors (2 pre-sale tickets).
Happy reading, y’all!
Thirty-three years ago, the first Friends of the Library Booksale was held. It raised only a few thousand dollars, but that was enough to keep a dedicated crew of volunteers working. Years later, the annual sale has brought in over $2.9 million in grants for the Metropolitan Library System and has grown to become one of the largest book sales in America.
This year, volunteers are packing over 500,000 books into the Oklahoma Expo Hall. From fiction to non-fiction, cookbooks to biographies, medical journals to western romance novels, children’s books to encyclopedias and reference books; there genuinely is something for everyone at this sale. In addition to the wide variety of books, DVDs, videos and audiobooks will be available. All books are offered at rock-bottom prices. Most hardbacks are priced at $1 and paperbacks and magazines are fifty cents. If you are a collector, check out the special section where books are individually priced, most less than five dollars.
Win Tickets to the Pre-Sale Party
We’ve got 10 tickets to Friday’s Pre-Sale Party to give away to our readers. All you have to do to be eligible to win is leave a comment on this post telling us what your favorite book of all time is. The hard part: you can only list ONE book!
We’ll randomly select winners at noon on Wednesday, February 22, 2012. Winners will receive 2 tickets to the Pre-Sale Party. Tickets must be picked up at the State Fair Administration Building by 5 PM on Friday, February 24, 2012.
If you don’t win tickets, don’t fret. You may purchase Friends of the Library memberships, which include tickets to the pre-sale party, in the lobby on Friday from noon to 4:00 p.m. and again after 6:00 p.m. Memberships are $10 for individual/family memberships (4 pre-sale tickets) and $6 for seniors (2 pre-sale tickets).
The Prairie Classic Quarter Horse Show kicked off today and runs through Sunday, February 19. Hundreds of horses from Oklahoma, Kansas and surrounding states will be competing in western pleasure riding, western horsemanship, trail riding, western riding, showmanship, and other events. Free and open to the public.
The annual Leake Collector Car Show and Auction will be presented in the Cox Pavilion at State Fair Park on Friday and Saturday. Doors open at 9am daily and more than 500 classic and modern cars are anticipated to cross the two-ring auction block.
On Friday and Saturday, kids from across Oklahoma will be weighing in and competing in the Kids Wrestling Championships at State Fair Arena. Cheer on your favorite little wrestler as they vie for the state title. Adults: $7 Per Session or $15 All Sessions – Kids (5-12): $4 Per Session or $9 All Sessions
The Annual Motorcycle Swap Meet will be held in the Modern Living Building and the Travel and Transportation Building on Saturday and Sunday. This event will feature many different vendors selling and trading various kinds of motorcycles, engines, and equipment.