March 2017 Around Town

Joel Sartore – PhotoArk: National Geographic’s Modern Day Noah

Tulsa Town Hall’s Speaker Series is excited to present National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore with his PHOTO ARK project on March 31 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Chapman Music Hall of the Tulsa Performing Arts Center.

Joel Sartore has produced more than 30 stories from around the world and photographed over 6,000 species. He documents endangered species and landscapes in order to show a world worth saving.

His latest monumental undertaking is National Geographic’s multi-year project, Photo Ark, with a simple goal – to create portraits of the world’s captive species before they disappear and to inspire people everywhere to care.

Sartore’s PHOTO ARK prints can be seen at the Hardesty Arts Center from March 3-April 16. Photos of animals found in the Tulsa Zoo will be noted in the exhibit.

Plan Ahead for College Entrance Exams

As students finish applying for the 2017 school year or plan to apply for early admission in 2018, they’ll want to consider the timeframe for additional studying if needed for the SAT’s and ACT’s. Grade Power Learning offers customized programs ensuring students head into the tests feeling prepared. They offer two convenient options.

The Test Prep Package consists of 12 two-hour sessions covering each subject area of the ACT or SAT, as well as specific testing strategies. Tutors specialize in each subject and strategically monitor the program. In addition, students receive up to four free practice tests, which are provided along with other study materials.

As an alternative to the package, students can also schedule a weekly session for as many or few weeks as they would like, to target one specific area or just gain more testing experience.

For more information on hours of availability and pricing, call 918.250.5500.

Congratulations to Cascia Hall senior, Beau Bingham

Last month we announced that Beau was one of 300 Regeneron Science Talent Search Scholars. He has been chosen as one of 40 nationwide finalists. With this award, Beau will receive an all-expense-paid trip to Washington D.C. on March 9-15 where the finalists will present their research and compete for additional recognition and over $1.8 million in cash awards, with the top award being $250,000.

Congratulations to Beau and his teacher and mentor, Mrs. Sally Fenska. For more information about the award, visit the website.

Bixby’s Annual Agora Spartan Craft Market

Bixby North Elementary and Intermediate PTA will host the annual Agora Spartan Craft Market to benefit the schools on Saturday, April 8 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Bixby North campus gyms, located at 7701 E. 121st St. S. in Bixby.

The Agora Spartan Craft Market will host more than 80 vendors from the Bixby and Tulsa area who will sell everything from jewelry and candles to spring-time home décor, seasonal décor, ceramics, cosmetics, woodworking and kids’ apparel and accessories. Bixby PTA will be selling raffle tickets for the chance to win a large porch swing and child’s double chair donated from 3rd Life Wood Products. Concessions will be available. Doors are open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event is free admission.


The 6th Annual Music Trivia Charity Event will be held at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Catoosa on Saturday, April 8, 2017, from 6-10 p.m.

Come together to honor and memorialize those who have fought this horrible disease, and raise awareness and funds to continue the battle. With your donations, American Parkinson’s Disease Association provides resources, education, referral and support, to those who are fighting this battle every day and helps find a way to ease the burden and find the cure for Parkinson’s disease.  All donations are tax deductible.

Celebrity Attractions Announces the 2017-2018 Broadway Season

Celebrity Attractions’ 2017-2018 Broadway Season includes the “Under the Sea” tale of Disney’s THE LITTLE MERMAID; the sensational romantic thriller THE BODYGUARD; the 2014 Tony® Award-winner for BEST MUSICAL -A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER; the behind the scenes incredible story of Peter Pan in FINDING NEVERLAND; the hills are alive with THE SOUND OF MUSIC; and the season concludes with the story of romance, charm and new beginnings earning more awards than any other musical in the 2015 season – AN AMERICAN IN PARIS.

The national tour of the Broadway musical HAMILTON will play in Tulsa the following 2018-2019 Season.

The best way to guarantee tickets to Hamilton and to get the best seats for this upcoming season is to become a 2017-2018 Season Subscriber. Fill out a new subscriber form online at

Turn Your Books, Music and Games into Cash

Did you know that Tulsa is home to Oklahoma’s largest used book store? Gardner’s Used Books & Music, at 44th and Mingo, has approximately 23,000 square feet of books, audio books, comics, music, and games.

Gardner’s will trade or pay cash for your gently used collectibles. They are especially interested in Oklahoma, Native American, martial arts, survival & self-sufficiency topics, recent textbooks and are always looking for mystery, fiction, and classics.

There is an Annex Sale every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday behind the bookstore with 1,000’s of books, DVD’s, CD’s, and comics for $1 to $3. For more information visit or call 918.627.7323.