POSTED ON MAY 11, 2011:
Babysitter's Paradise. Local community website for moms, 918moms.com, has teamed up with the bloggers of The Real Housewives of Oklahoma to host a "Moms Night Out" on Thursday, May 12 from 7-9pm at El Guapo's Cantina, 332 E. 1st St. Mom bloggers, entrepreneurs and ladies who simply want a night out are invited to attend.
Award-winning blogger, author and television personality Money Saving Queen, Sarah Roe, is emceeing the event. Money Saving Queen will share her story of building a business from the ground up.
In addition to networking, attendees will enjoy entertainment by DJ Rock N Mo and will be eligible for giveaways throughout the night. Tickets can be purchased at therhok.com/p/meet-housewives.
Outgoing Goods. The United States Post Office, local letter carriers and the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma are again teaming up for the annual National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger food drive on Saturday, May 14. On that day, Oklahomans can place a bag containing nonperishable food items next to their mailbox, which letter carriers will pick-up when they deliver the mail.
The Stamp Out Hunger food drive is the nation's largest one-day food drive. Last year, letter carriers collected more than 80,000 pounds of food that the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma distributed to 450 member nonprofit agencies in 24 Oklahoma counties.
This year, community members can also drop off food off from 9am-6pm at Reasor's located at 1885 S. Yale; Reasors located at 446 S. Elm in Jenks; or any Tulsa Arvest bank locations (hours vary by branch). Contact Regina Pickens at email@example.com for more information.
Well Written. The Tulsa Press Club has announced additional finalists for the Great Plains Journalism Awards. More than 115 journalists will be honored at an awards luncheon May 20 at the Mayo Hotel in downtown Tulsa.
The winning entries will then be featured during a professional development seminar, led by a distinguished panel of blue-ribbon judges.
Call 918-948-6067 or 918-583-7737 to join in celebrating the best journalism happening in the region and help explore ways to make it even stronger.
Little Legs. The annual Hershey Track & Field Meet, designed for youths 9 to 14 years old, will be held on Saturday, May 14, at 9am, at East Central High School, 12150 E. 11th St. Tulsa Parks is organizing the regional event described as both 'fun and healthy.'
Included in the competition are the 50-, 100-, 200- and 400- meter dashes; 4 x 100 meter relay, and 800- and 1600- meter runs. There will also be events in the standing long jump and softball throw. A non-competitive "Hershey Miniatures" race will allow those under 9 to participate in a 50 meter fun dash.
To compete, athletes must present a legal birth document at competition. Visit tulsaparks.org for more information.
Voiced Concern. Public Hearings will be hosted by Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services (DRS) and the Oklahoma Rehabilitation Council (ORC) from 1-3pm on Tuesday, May 17 at Total Source for Hearing Loss and Access (TSHA), 8740 E 11th St., conference room. Comments will be heard regarding updates to the DRS State Plan for programs that focus on services for Oklahomans with disabilities.
Programs affected by the proposed new State Plan are administered by DRS and include vocational rehabilitation for people with all types of disabilities and supported employment services for individuals with the most significant disabilities who need assistance on and off their jobs to obtain and maintain employment.
DRS provides a variety of services that help individuals with disabilities achieve employment, personal independence and self-sufficiency. The ORC advises DRS on development of policies and plans for rehabilitation services.
For those who would like to comment, but are unable to attend the public hearings, written comments may be sent to the attention of Melinda Fruendt, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services, 3535 N.W. 58th St., Ste. 500, Oklahoma City, OK 73112-4824. Written comments must be received no later than May 20, 2011.
Call 800-845-8476 for more information.
Giant Jig. Oklahoma Scottish Festival organizers recently announced details of an attempt to set a brand new World Record, constructing the World's Largest Kilt and now announcing Tulsa's Golden Driller is going to wear it.
This newly-launched campaign is a joint fundraiser for both the Oklahoma Scottish Festival and two Veterans charities, the Wounded Warrior Project and Help for Heroes. The "Largest Kilt" endeavor is also registered with the Guinness World Records.
For every $1 donation, a single vote can be cast for your favorite Tartan, and votes are unlimited. The Tartan with the most votes at 4pm on June 1 wins, and will be the Tartan for the World's Largest Kilt!
For every vote cast for a Military Tartan, a donation will be given to the Wounded Warrior Project for U.S. Forces Tartans. Help for Heroes will also receive a donation for every vote cast for the UK Armed Forces Tartans. Visit worldslargestkilt.com for more information.
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