November 2019 Around Town

Tulsa Stained Glass parties and classes Tulsa Stained Glass hosts a variety of classes throughout the month and November is filled with fun holiday themes for Ladies Night Out to Family Glass Mosaics and additional classes throughout the month. Additional classes are varied and most include fun holiday themes. No experience required. Learn stained glass construction as you design and … Continued

Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma hosts Chef’s Club

Tulsa’s finest chefs presented a spectacular five-course dinner with wine pairings by Devre Jackson, wine steward. This year's chefs included: Ben Alexander of The Tavern, Devin Levine of the CEC-Cox and BOK Center, William Lyle of the Summit Club, Jeff Marlow of the Food Bank, and Tiffany Woodrell of The Club at Indian Springs. OKFoodBank.org

The Route 66 Gurney Tourney Raised over $35,000 for Families in Need

“No Place like Home” was the theme of Hospitality House of Tulsa’s Route 66 Gurney Tourney race. Hospitality House of Tulsa is a nonprofit that provides a “home away from home” for families traveling to get medical care in Tulsa. Event Chairs for the 2019 Gurney Tourney were Michael and Angela Yelich, owners of Mattress … Continued

Hillcrest South Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Hillcrest South celebrated its 20th anniversary on Friday, May 3, 2019. Gary Beatie has volunteered with Hillcrest South for 20 years and was the hospital's first patient. 

Week of the Young Child

Holland Hall worked in partnership with the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) to host “Week of the Young Child,” a celebration of the youngest learners. The week-long event, held April 9-12, featured themed days spotlighting early learning, young children, their teachers, families and communities.

Night of Dreams Gala

The second annual Night of Dreams gala was held on hosted on Thursday, February 21, to raise critical funds for the Tulsa Dream Center. The gala raised financial support for the LIFE (Literacy Is For Everyone) program, an after school and summer reading program for at-risk youth in north Tulsa.

The 25th Annual Alzheimer’s Association Memory Gala

The Oklahoma Chapter touched 62,000 Oklahoma families last year with education, help and hope through their 24/7 Helpline, family counseling sessions and over 100 support groups. Premier Presenting Sponsors: The Biolchini Family, BlueCross BlueShield of Oklahoma, Case & Associates, George Kaiser Family Foundation, Ruth Nelson Family Foundation, Herman G. Kaiser Foundation, Senior Star, The Anne & … Continued

Toyland Ball’s Painting a Brighter Future

The Parent Child Center of Tulsa hosted its annual Toyland Ball on January 19. This black tie gala offers an elegant evening of dinner and dancing, with a live auction. Toyland Ball is responsible for raising approximately 16% of the agency’s total operating budget each year. The highlight of the evening is the presentation of the … Continued

Oral Roberts University Athletics Hall of Fame Weekend

Attendees mingled with Hall of Famers, 1978 World Series baseball players, previous coaches Bernis Duke (tennis) and Bill Brogden (golf), and current ORU athletic staff. 2019 Hall of Fame inductees are Alex ‘Chi Chi’ Gonzalez for baseball, Kevi Luper for basketball, Buddy Slemp for baseball, and Jack Whitt for Track & Field.

Uncorking the Cure for MS was a huge success!

The National MS Society held Uncorking the Cure for MS at The Mayo Hotel. Uncorking the Cure has grown into a premier Society fundraising event featuring a wine and restaurant pull, jewelry pull, silent and live auctions, a seated dinner, and live entertainment.  The event raised $190,000 and had approximately 300 attendees. 

Brain Research and the Healthy Mind

Mental health is a tough subject to talk about, let alone understand, and has become a more prominent subject in the news recently. The Laureate Institute for Brain Research (LIBR) aims to shed more light on treatment options through research. Dr. Martin Paulus, Scientific Director and President at LIBR shares some insight with Tulsa Lifestyle contributor Kristy White on what…

Holland Hall ARTWorks Gallery Opening on Oct. 23

Holland Hall featured local photographer Bob Sober in a unique residency/workshop program at its ARTworks Holliman Gallery Exhibit Oct.22-Nov. 20. Sober specializes in macro photography of insects.   

The Ladies Night Out at Tulsa Stained Glass

We’ve been having a good time at Tulsa Stained Glass. Ladies Night Out is sponsored by Tulsa Lifestyle and the events have been sold out. We are adding an afternoon event as well.  Join us! Events are listed on TulsaStainedGlass.com.

Entertaining during the Holidays?

If it seems like charcuterie boards are all the rage lately, that’s because they are. And what’s not to like? Cured and smoked meats, fancy cheeses, delectable add-ons…a charcuterie board is perfect with drinks after work, as a quick snack or even for a late-night dinner option. Needless to say, we’re firmly situated on the charcuterie bandwagon.

October 2018 Around Town

Ladies Night Out-Make & Take Sponsored by Tulsa Lifestyle and Hosted by Tulsa Stained Glass. Bring a friend, meet new friends, and mingle with Lifestyle staff. Enjoy heavy hor d’oeuvres then learn how to work with stained glass. Choose your project; a whimsical bird using either traditional stained glass techniques OR glass mosaic on tiles. … Continued

Nationally acclaimed Oklahoma artist Jean Richardson to show in Tulsa

 Article Louann Buhlinger  Using a palette of jewel tones and warm earthen hues, artist Jean Richardson fuses the spiritual and abstract in her paintings of horses. “The image of the horse is the perfect vehicle to express my true subjects of motion and energy,” Richardson said.  “I see the horse as a metaphor for the human spirit – unbridled, striving,…

Broken Arrow Opens Rose West Dog Park

Broken Arrow has a beautiful new dog park with lots of room for our furry friends to play. The park is located at 4751 West New Orleans Street (101st & Garnett) and the hours are dawn to dusk and closed Wednesdays. The park includes; bathrooms for humans and poop bag stations for the pups, seating and tables, and … Continued

Parade of Homes

The Parade of Homes was June 16-24 and featured over 150 homes. There was one beautiful home after another that were all sizes and prices presented by numerous builders in Tulsa and the surrounding communities. We toured 3 various priced homes in the Broken Arrow area. All had gorgeous detail, great layouts, and depending on what you're … Continued

July 2018 Around Town

2018 SENIOR SAFETY AND LIFESTYLE FAIR Join LIFE Senior Services and the Tulsa Police Department’s Senior Services Unit for this free fair for older, independent adults and their families on July 24 at the Exchange Center at Expo Square.  The primary focus is health and safety, active aging and maintaining independence as long as possible. Enjoy activities including … Continued

Holland Hall School hosted Beam Signing Event on March 29

More than 1,000 students, faculty, staff, and donors wrote their name or encouraging words on a designated beam of the new A.R. & Marylouise Tandy Dining and Wellness center. “Knowing their name is on the beam that is a building block for the future of education and wellness…is something to be proud of,” said JP Culley, … Continued

Happy Hour “with Tom”

Tom’s Outdoor Living hosted a gathering at Tulsa Garden Center’s Linnaeus Gardens on May 3rd. Barry Jarvis grilled amazing appetizers, American Solera’s Chase Healey provided beverages and everyone had an enjoyable evening while guitarist Travis Kidd performed. Tom Butchko, Jr. says, “Our clients are family, and this is one way we strengthen community and encourage everyone … Continued

Street School’s Street Party Raises $335K

Over 400 people were on hand participating in the live auction, silent auction, raffle, wine pull and dancing to the music of Charlie Redd and the Full Flava Kings.   Money raised supports Street School which provides therapeutic counseling and educational support for at-risk students in grades 9 through 12 wanting to overcome the odds … Continued

Alzheimer’s Association Memory Gala “Let’s Make Tomorrow’s Headlines Happen Today”

A “night dedicated to the hope that we can make tomorrow’s headlines happen today! Let’s celebrate our sponsors and their commitment to the Tulsa community… ” “By supporting the Association, we strike an important balance — supporting families at the local level…and simultaneously seeking a cure by supporting cutting-edge medical research.” Teri and Marc Maun, … Continued

Toyland Ball 2018

The Parent Child Center's Toyland Ball, held on January 20, 2018 at the Cox Business Center, was a huge success and fun was had by all. 
Photography by Francine's Photography.

PCCT Patron Party

The Parent Child Center of Tulsa's Patron Party is a celebration of the successes of the Toyland Ball. PCCT Board and staff members come together with style to thank the patrons and sponsors of the event. Photography by Francine’s Photography.

LIFE Senior Services’ gala event Puttin’ on the Dog (POD).

Held February 22 at the Cox Business Center, this premier event fuels the organization's mission of promoting and preserving independence for seniors. Today. Tomorrow. Always. Visit LifeSeniorServices.org to learn more about Live Senior Services, to find out how you can help and to view the 2018 Sponsors. Photography by John Bivens Images.

Night of Dreams Gala

The Night of Dreams gala was hosted on Thursday, February 22, to raise critical funds for the Tulsa Dream Center. The gala raised financial support for the L.I.F.E. (Literacy Is For Everyone) program which is an after school and summer reading program for at-risk youth in north Tulsa.

CMSA of Eastern Oklahoma Hosts Christmas 
Charity Fashion Show at Tulsa Country Club

The Case Management Society of Eastern Oklahoma (CMSA) raised $4,486 for The Center for Individuals with Physical Challenges during its annual charity fashion show and Christmas luncheon in December. Over the past seven years CMSA of Eastern Oklahoma has raised more than $19,000 for nonprofits with the charity fashion show.

Kevin Stitt, Tulsa businessman and Republican candidate for governor of Oklahoma

Friends and supporters gathered at Snug Harbor at Southern Hills to hear from mortgage company founder Kevin Stitt. Stitt is a political newcomer running as a conservative candidate in Oklahoma’s open governor’s race. To learn more about him visit StittForGovernor.com

Hillcrest South First Responders Appreciation Lunch

On Thursday, Oct. 19, Hillcrest South hosted a tailgate themed luncheon to honor local first responders. This second annual event was a fun gathering to show appreciation for first responders, including members of local fire and police departments and ambulance services.

Visit The Market at Walnut Creek for that special, 
last minute holiday treasure.

Looking for the perfect centerpiece for the table or wreath for the door? The Market at Walnut Creek, located at 81st and Harvard, invites you to visit their beautiful 28,000 square foot showroom decorated from head to toe in unique, one of a kind holiday decorations. For information 918.492.3500 or TheMarketTulsa.com.

Giving Spirits was held October 27 for the 
Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma

Cain’s Ballroom was filled with Food Bank supporters who addressed the issue of hunger in our community. Honorary ambassadors were Mary and David Sherwood and Sid Smith. Patrons sampled over 80 whiskeys, attended seminars on whiskey making, enjoyed a whiskey inspired food menu prepared by Food Bank’s Executive Chef, Jeff Marlow, and desserts by Katy’s Pantry. 

November 2017 Around Town

Outstanding philanthropic leaders were announced by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), Eastern Oklahoma Chapter. National Philanthropy Day (NPD) Chair Michelle Reagor said, “It is a privilege to reveal the names of those who we will honor for making our community a better place to live, work, and play.” Honorees will be recognized on Friday, November 3, 2017, during AFP’s…

October 2017 Around Town

What good is sitting alone in your room? Come hear the music play; Life is a Cabaret, old Chum, Come to the Cabaret! Join Oklahoma Alliance for Animals on Friday, November 3, 2017 at Southern Hills Country Club for a special evening with NYC MAC award winners, KT Sullivan and Mark Nadler for the 12th annual Fur Ball Gala, “Tails…

Biscuit Acres renamed Benjamin’s Biscuit Acres 
 to honor John Benjamin

In a surprise presentation at Saint Simeons, Fellow Southside Rotary Club members, the Biscuit Acres Volunteer Association and key members of the City of Tulsa Parks Department presented John Benjamin with a banner depicting the new sign to be placed at the entrance of the Biscuit Acres Dog Park renaming the Park in his honor.

The White Party raises over $290,000 
for Family & Children’s Services

The White Party, one of Tulsa’s most unique fundraising events, celebrated its 10th year and raised $290,000 for Family & Children’s Services. This festive outdoor celebration set under the art deco skyline of Tulsa was held at The Vault and featured its popular 
white theme with craft cocktails and a Moroccan flair.

2017 Holland Hall Speakeasy Auction

On April 7, Holland Hall hosted a rip-roaring 1920s sockdollager at the 2017 Speakeasy Auction. Complete with a secret Patron side entrance, the Silo Event Center provided the perfect rustic venue for this traditional biennial fundraising event.

Don’t Bug Me 4-5 grade Poster Contest Winner Announced

For 13 years the Tulsa Health Department and Hillcrest HealthCare System have joined to educate Tulsa metro students on ways to stay healthy by protecting themselves from the flu and other communicable diseases. Don’t Bug Me is a fun campaign giving students tools to keep the spread of germs at a minimum.

Tulsa Town Hall Wraps up its 82nd Season

Since 1935 Tulsa Town Hall, a nonprofit organization, has hosted speakers who are diverse and provocative, as well as experts in their fields. Speakers for the upcoming season include Cpt Mark Kelly, Dr. Bennet Omalu, Laura Linney, Rudy Maxa and Piper Kerman. TulsaTownHall.com

Perfect Smile has Successful Dentistry from the Heart Event

April 21, Perfect Smile hosted their 4th annual Dentistry from the Heart. On this day, patients can get a free extraction, cleaning or filling. This year was a huge success and they were able to see over 100 patients, donating over 30k in free dentistry.

The Holland Hall Athletic Hall of Fame and Sports Banquet


The Dutch Athletic Hall of Fame recognizes Holland Hall alumni athletes. Hall of Fame inductees and student-athletes are honored together at an annual awards banquet designed to foster pride and preserve good sportsmanship and citizenship in the greater Holland Hall community.

Clarehouse Volunteer Appreciation Dinner

100 volunteers and guests attended a dinner in their honor at the Mike Fretz Event Center. Clarehouse is a home for the terminally ill. All services provided are completely free. Information regarding donations and volunteering is available at Clarehouse.org. 
Photography Julie L. Mueller.

Metro Christian Academy Annual Dinner & Auction

Metro Christian Academy hosted their Annual Dinner and Auction on April 6th downtown at The Mayo Hotel. The event was a great success and they are looking forward to the opportunities their students and teachers will gain from the funds raised.

The Alzheimer’s Association 22nd Annual Tulsa Memory Gala surpassed it’s 2017 fundraising goal.

Alzheimer’s is a greedy, unforgiving disease. Jackie Kourie, Bob Thomas and Jeff Cope were celebrated for their leadership over the last decade. Through their leadership and the continued generosity of Tulsans, there has been a strong impact on changing the course of Alzheimer’s disease.

Supporters of the Food Bank enjoyed an incredible dining experience from the Justin Thompson Restaurant Group

Held at JTR's elegant 624 Kitchen & Catering location, the three-course dinner was paired with a hand-crafted whiskey cocktail created by Jared Jordan from MixCo. Whiskey was provided by Premium Beverages. The dinner was a compliment to Giving Spirits, a Whisky Tasting Experience held in October 2016.

LIFE Senior Services 21st annual Puttin’ on the Dog was held February 23rd

The event fuels the organization's mission of promoting and preserving independence for seniors. Today. Tomorrow. Always. Proceeds enable LIFE Senior Services to provide information, education and services to more than 28,000 seniors each year.

Street Party – Street School’s Annual Fundraiser

More than 400 people attended and danced to the music of Charlie Redd and the Full Flava Kings. The event raised more than $318,000 which helps provide support for at-risk students to overcome the odds and become high school graduates.

Architecture & Design Film Festival Heads to Tulsa

VisitTulsa, a division of the Tulsa Regional Chamber of Commerce, shared exciting news at a recent gathering. The Tulsa Foundation for Architecture will present the New York-based Architecture & Design Film Festival at the Circle Cinema, April 20-23.

The Parent Child Center’s Toyland Ball 2017, Journey to Oz, Set a Record-breaking Fundraising Event.

The 2017 Guardian Angel Award recipient was Judge Doris Fransein, Chief Judge, Juvenile Division. This award honors a person(s) for significant contributions of time, talent, and resources to further the mission of the center. The PCCT also honored retiring Executive Director, Desiree Doherty who has been Executive Director for 10 years.

What Happens when a Guy Who Designs Eyewear Becomes a Dad?

He creates a kids collection - that's what. Time for kids glasses to get cool. To show off the new, exclusive line of Jackson 
Rogers eyewear, a fun photo shoot was held at Eye Candy Eyewear. Participants included Scarlett, Sam, Sully, Emerson, Sofia, and Warner. Photos by Ace Cuervo.