Entertaining The Hours Of Your Week: Making The Most Of The Summer

Aug 14, 2013

It’s the time of the year when kids begin returning to school, and various activities inevitably fill their afternoons. This week’s OneSix8 provides you with a few things to do before school is in full swing. 

Matt Stansberry and the Romance
Credit Matt Stansberry

Lower Bricktown Live presents its last concert of the season this Friday evening. Matt Stansberry and the Romance take the stage at 8:00 p.m. This 10-piece band is Stansberry's newest music project. 

He mixes rockabilly music with a decent amount of soul, and the ‘50s throwback has received lots of attention lately. The band closes Lower Bricktown Live 2013 on the Chevy Stage with a free event that’s open to the public.

Science Museum Oklahoma hosts an opening reception for its new exhibit this weekend. “Untamed: The Mustang’s Plight and Behavior Through Art” allows visitors to explore horses that have long been associated with the Wild West.

Artist Jennifer Cocoma Hustis has studied horse whispering for ten years, and the collection aims to provide participants with a better understanding of the seemingly unpredictable animal. She’ll attend the opening reception between 6:00 and 9:00 p.m. on Saturday to help people understand the needs of these horses.

Wild Horse Ride,” a film by Alex Dawson, accompanies the art (which includes a life-sized herd of Mustangs). The documentary follows 100 people who attempt to break wild horses before competing in Fort Worth, Texas, and selling the horses at an auction. The exhibit and film screening continue into next March.

And kids between 5 and 15 years old have one last chance to learn to fish from Oklahoma City fisheries biologists this Sunday morning. Volunteer instructors are also present to help teach children about knot tying and casting as well as basic fishing etiquette and local fishing regulations.

The class on the 18th takes place at Dolese Youth Park and begins at 8:00 a.m. All supplies are provided at each class, and adults must accompany the fishers. Reservations are required (you can do that here), and all participants should arrive 15 minutes early.

Other events happening in the next 168 hours:

The Oklahoma Insurance Department hosts a Recovery Roundup Saturday from 9:00 a.m. – noon at Southmoore High School. Insurance representatives from several companies address any unresolved claims and concerns.

The Strong and Healthy Oklahoma Fair takes place at New Hope United Methodist Church this Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. The event includes free immunizations, health screenings, and children’s fingerprinting.

The Pride of Texas Carnival comes to Woodward through the 18th. All activities occur at Crystal Beach Park.

For more ways to fill the hours in your week, visit the calendar page