This Weekend in the Gardens: Health and Wellness, Olympics, Painting and MLK Holiday

This Weekend in the Gardens: Health and Wellness, Olympics, Painting and MLK Holiday

Happy first FULL work week of 2018. This is our first big event weekend of 2018 and have we got a line up for you! Our events will help you learn to rejuvenate and recharge; celebrate the Winter Olympics; find the inner artist in you and commemorate the life of Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday. Something for everyone – kids and adults! 

Health and Wellness Retreat

  • Saturday, January 13, 10am – 4pm
  • Terrace Room and Water Plaza Room
  • Member $75; Nonmember $85
  • Register by Tuesday, January 9

Escape the winter cold and join us to rejuvenate and recharge in the New Year. In this energizing retreat, we’ll focus on all that plants can do for you, the restorative benefits of moving slowly, healthy (and delicious) eating and good-for-you beauty products.

10–11am Join Gardener and Herbalist Lori Coats of My Raggedy Herbs as she covers the benefits of herbs, gives tips for starting your own herb garden and guides you through making a healing herbal salve
11:15am–12:15pm Tai Chi is described by many as Martial Arts in slow motion and is practiced today as a relaxing, wonderful form of exercise. Join Caple Spence from the Long River Tai Chi Circle as he teaches you the basics of this long-practiced martial art
12:30–1:30pm Enjoy a delicious meal catered by Nourished Food Bar and a talk from them about how they create the delicious and healthy meals they serve
1:45–2:45pm Cultivate the restorative art of mindfulness, the state of active, open attention on the present, with Dena Bradford, mindfulness expert
3–4pm Join Stefanie Grant of Twinkle* Apothecary to make your own natural lip balm and cheek tint as well as a translucent face powder

Winter Olympic Expo at Devon Ice Rink

  • Saturday, January 13, 4-8pm
  • Devon Ice Rink and Park House
  • Member Child:$12 wristband, best for ages 4-10
  • Nonmember Child: $15 wristband, best for ages 4-10
  • ALL Adults: $8 wristband

Join us for a late afternoon of fun at the Devon Ice Rink and Park House including music from DJ Brian Smith with, face painting and fun for the entire family. Members from the Oklahoma Curling Club, the Artic Edge Ice Arena and Blazers Ice Centre will be onsite giving Hockey, Figure Skating and Curling Demo’s. Guests can purchase USA apparel and winter gear from our onsite vendors or take a photo on our Olympic podium. Each paid participant’s wristband includes skating at the Devon Ice Rink, and admission into our Park House Event Center for meet and greets with our expo athletes, hot chocolate, three Olympic donuts from Metro Minis, crafts and Olympic games for the entire family. Pitchfork in the Park and other food trucks will be onsite. Guests are encouraged to dress up in their best red, white and blue to support team USA!

Painting in the Gardens: “Snowy Pagoda”

Join Wine and Palette for ‘Painting in the Gardens’ to create a beautiful winter scene commemorating the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea: “Snowy Pagoda”, on a 16″x 20″ wrapped canvas. Food & beverage service unavailable during class but guests are welcome to bring in own. Garden members please call 405.227.0230 to register. Non-members can register here. A portion of all sales are donated to the gardens. 

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration

  • Monday, January 15, 10am-1pm
  • Crystal Bridge South Lobby and Water Stage
  • $2 suggested donation for Peace Dove Craft
  • $3 per cup for Soul Food Tasting
  • Get the map route for the MLK Day Parade here

Celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a morning of music, crafts, readings and a soul food tasting. Help unite OKC by placing a string on our “woven together” art display, bring a canned good food item that will be donated to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma, or take a peace walk through the Gardens highlighting quotes and important events in the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. At 11:30 a.m. join us at the Water Stage for a reading of Dr. King’s famous “I Have a Dream Speech,” followed by a performance from the Oklahoma Collegiate Gospel Choir.

The Devon Ice Rink will be open extended hours: 11am-9pm.