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Judy Collins

Folk and pop legend Judy Collins performed many of her hit songs as guest of the Woody Guthrie Museum,  Apr. 24 at the Tulsa PAC.

June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month

In June there is an opportunity to join the Alzheimer’s Association® in a conversation about the brain, Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

Everyone who has a brain is at risk to develop Alzheimer’s, a fatal disease that is often misunderstood. During the month of June, the Alzheimer’s Association asks people to share the truth about Alzheimer’s disease and take action.
The Alzheimer’s Association Oklahoma Chapter will go purple throughout the month of June in an effort to spread information and awareness to the 62,000 Oklahomans living with Alzheimer’s disease and their 222,000 unpaid caregivers. Educational classes including Know the 10 Signs and Effective Communication are offered throughout the year, but in June the focus is on 10 Ways to Love Your Brain and Healthy Living for Brain & Body. Attend a free class in June or schedule a presentation for your organization. Call 800.272.3900 or email

2016 Holland Hall Summer Programs

With more than 100 one-week classes and camps designed for both fun and education, Holland Hall has a program for everyone. Programs include academic, athletic, artistic, and “just for fun” activities. Choose between morning and afternoon sessions or sign up for both and stay all day! Participants in Holland Hall summer programs will be able to experience educational and enrichment opportunities in an atmosphere dedicated to fostering mental, physical, and creative growth. Classes are available for 3-year-old through adults and are open to the Tulsa community.
For more information, visit or contact Debbie Almohandis at 918.879.4716 or email

Patient Fashion with a Heart

Why wear a dated hospital gown when you can bring your own? For far too long, patients have been embarrassed while wearing flimsy hospital gowns which lack needed privacy. Love & Patients presents gowns made of luxurious and elegant fabrics that are modest, comfortable, and fashionable. The doctor-approved apparel provides the same access for all surgery and medical procedures.

Tulsa siblings Courtney Hoff, Kathrine McMahon, and Kirsten White, along with in-law Dr. James Hoff, created Love & Patients, a company dedicated to patient dignity. The line includes colorful caftans, jersey gowns, pants, head scarves, headbands, and accessories such as a telemetry holder and bedside caddy—just perfect for outpatient surgical centers, birthing centers, plastic surgery, assisted living, hospice, and long-term care facilities. Now you can relax and feel confident that you will look good while you work on feeling better. For details, visit

The Farm’s Market At The Farm Shopping Center

The Farm Shopping Center at 51st & Sheridan is excited about the beginning of The Farm’s Market. The new farmers market opened last month and will continue every Saturday from 8 – 10:30 a.m. until mid-October. The Farm is conveniently located in the heart of Tulsa and has lots of available parking. It’s a beautiful place to bring the family and stroll through the tree-lined center while you shop for fresh local fruits and veggies, eggs, honey, baked good, jams, jellies and more. Our very own Great Harvest Bread Co. will be brewing up fresh coffee while Mamasota’s is out grilling peppers and onions for their delicious breakfast burritos. With local artisans on hand as well, there’s something for everyone. And remember when you shop The Farm…you “Shop small and you Shop local”!

Saint Francis Tulsa Tough

Saint Francis Tulsa Tough is a full cycling experience for racers, riders and spectators. This three-day cycling festival on June 10-12, 2016 includes criterium races for amateurs and pros, non-competitive Gran Fondo rides, and a family friendly Townie Ride. Friday criterium races take place in Tulsa’s Blue Dome District. Saturday’s criterium races and distance rides take place in the Brady Arts District and Sunday’s activities take place in Tulsa’s River Parks. For more information, visit

The Castle Fireworks Sale Begins June 15th

The Castle opens June 15th for its fireworks sale and carries a huge selection of high-quality product for every kind of celebration including Fourth of July. The knowledgeable and friendly salespeople will help you make your gathering the best on the block! They offer paved parking and shopping in air-conditioned comfort.

Open: June 15th – June 26th 10 a.m.–9 p.m., June 27th – July 4th 9 a.m.-9 p.m., and July 5th 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
The Castle is located at 3400 W. Fern Mountain Rd. in Muskogee.

The Center Gears Up for The 2016 Center Polo Classic

The Center Polo Classic 2016 is set to be a “Weekend Fit for a King!” The festivities start with a VIP Reception Friday, June, 24, at The Center for Individuals with Physical Challenges. This reception is for Sponsors and Premier Tailgate participants, to help foster relationships between supporters and The Center. At the event, guests will be treated to an open bar, heavy horde overs and a short program featuring Center Members. Sponsorships range from $300 – $15,000 and include many benefits at both the events.

The Polo Match is Saturday, June, 25 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and features a fast-paced polo match, silent auction, gift card pull, gold cork halftime contest and a kid’s zone. The match is open to all and family friendly. Prices for tailgates range from $300 -$200. General Admission tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for children under 12. For more information visit

YogaQUEST Relocates, 
Expands Services

After 17 years in the same location, yogaQUEST has made the move to 31st and Harvard next door to Akins Natural Foods in Newport Square Center. The wellness center offers heated and non-heated yoga classes, strength training, and holistic health services such as massage and acupuncture. Owner Dee Day has brought together some of Tulsa’s top yoga instructors along with Tracy Scott of Tranquility Massage, Lisa Bracken of Copper Cup Ayurveda, and Ashley Ashton of Sacred Massage. With these additions, clients will have a single place to continue their personal journey for a healthy, balanced life. The new facility has been completely remodeled, including two studios, locker rooms for both men and women with full showers, a large common area offering complimentary tea/coffee, and Wi-Fi. Visit for a class schedule and list of services. Photo: Dee Day, yogaQUEST

Todd Goldsmith New Cascia Hall Middle School Principal

Headmaster Roger Carter is pleased to announce that Mr. Todd Goldsmith has been named Middle School Principal, beginning with the 2016/17 school year.

Mr. Goldsmith is currently President of Aquinas Catholic Schools in Lacrosse, Wisconsin. Mr. Goldsmith served as Superintendent of Catholic Schools for the Diocese of Tulsa from 2002-2012.  Prior to his role as Superintendent he was with the School of St. Mary Principal from 1997 to 2002.

While in Oklahoma he served for eight years as the state’s representative to the Council for American Private Education (CAPE) in Washington D.C.  He also served as president of the Oklahoma Private School Accreditation Commission, as well as president of the Oklahoma Conference of Catholic Schools Accrediting Association.

Goldsmith and his family are excited to return to Tulsa and to become part of the Cascia Community. Goldsmith said “I am drawn to the Augustinian values of Truth, Unity, and Love that define the Cascia Community of which I want to become a part.  I am looking forward to working with the faculty, students, and families at Cascia Hall.”

For more information, contact Roger Carter, Headmaster  or 918-746-2600

New Float Center & Tea House opening at The Farm

H2Oasis Float Center and Tea House will be opening in The Farm Shopping Center, Summer 2016. The 4-pool float center with relaxation room will also feature a tea house serving teas, herbal infusions, drinking chocolate and oxygen. Additionally, the center will also hold special workshops, classes and have visiting practitioners in areas supporting relaxation and wellness including alternative therapies, bodywork, meditation, energy-movement classes and more.

“We are so excited having H2Oasis Float Center and Tea House join the Farm Shopping Center family. The business fits in beautifully with our new vision of making the Farm an oasis for health and well being in our community” said Shelley Latta, Manager of The Farm.

Float therapy has made the news quite a bit this past year with articles appearing in Time, Wall Street Journal and more. The owners, Debra Worthington, Connie Swan and Bob Klunder are excited to bring this wellness option to athletes, creatives, meditators, chronic pain suffers, those suffering with depression and anxiety and overworked professionals of Tulsa.