By Darla Shelden
City Sentinel Reporter
June is jammin’ with fun things to do for people of all ages in downtown Oklahoma City. From the Children’s Garden Festival celebrating Charlotte’s Web, the Full Moon Bike Ride & Run, Weekly Walkups in the Children’s Garden, to beekeeping and dog obedience, there is a lot going on at Myriad Botanical Gardens.
Each Tuesday from 5:45 – 6:45 p.m. yoga sessions are offered during the KING Yoga Series inside the Crystal Bridge. Sessions are free for members, $10 for nonmembers. The sessions are best for ages 16 and up.
On Tuesday, June 2, the Full Moon Bike Ride & Run will be held with timed training runs beginning at 6 p.m. The ride starts at 8:30 p.m. Meet at the Band Shell by the Great Lawn. A donation of $5 per person is suggested.
Every Wednesday Bringing Books to Life at 10 a.m. will be held in the South Lobby on June 3 and 10. On June 17 and 24 it will take place at the Children’s Garden Porch. Best for ages 2-5.
On June 3, 10, 17 and 24, Full Circle Four Week Dog Obedience Course will take place from 7-8 p.m. on the Great Lawn. Open to non-aggressive dogs 16 weeks old and up. Members $65; Non-members $80. For details call 405-721-STAY.
June 5-14, the Children’s Garden Festival presents Charlotte’s Web sponsored by Cox Communications. Hours are: Friday – Sunday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Monday – Thursday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. in the Children’s Garden. Free for members; Non-members $6 per child and $4 per adult.
On Saturday, June 13, Painting in the Gardens Series with Wine and Palette will take place on the Pavilion Lawn from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Members $15; Non-members $25 all ages; walk-ups welcome Wine and Palette instructors will demonstrate how to paint scenes from the book, Charlotte’s Web, on 11X14” canvas
From June 16 through August 21, Monday – Friday, from 10 a.m. to noon, come to the Children’s Garden for fun activities such as scavenger hunts and repurposing projects that celebrate the plant world during Weekly Walk-ups on the Children’s Garden Porch. Suggested donation $2 per child.
On Saturday, June 20 Beekeeping for Bee-ginners (adults) will take place from 10 – 11:30 a.m. in the Children’s Garden. $12 members; $15 nonmembers. Registration requested by Tuesday, June 16.
Also on June 20, Horticultural Therapy: Gardening for Mind, Body, and Soul is from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. in the Children’s Garden Porch or Terrace Room depending on weather. $25 members; $30 nonmembers. Registration requested by Tuesday, June 16.
On Saturday, June 20, Dog Harmony Match: Full Circle Obedience Dog Adoption Day will be held from 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. on the Sheridan Lawn. Adoption fees start at $100
On Sunday June 21, the Father’s Day 5K and Oaks & Acorns Fun Run will take place on the Great Law & Band Shell. Beginning at 8 a.m. is the 5K – Members- $30; Non-members $35. The Fun Run will be at 8:30 a.m. Members – $20; Nonmembers $25
Prices increase by $5 starting June 5. T-shirt included in registration fee.
On Thursday, June 25, the Brown Bag Lunch Speaker Series will spotlight a “MAPS 3 Downtown Update” with David Todd, Program Manager from noon – 1 p.m. at the Crystal Bridge 2nd Floor Conference Room. This free event is open to everyone.
International Mud Day will be held on Monday, June 29 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Children’s Garden/Thunder Fountain. Suggested donation is $2/child. Kids will make mud pies, mud paintings, and mud sculptures. Wear appropriate clothes for the Thunder Fountain. A rinse station and public restrooms will be available.
These and a wide array of other June events at the Myriad Gardens are sure to entertain the entire family
For registration and all the details, visit www.myriadgardens.org or call 405.445.7080.