Weekly Events Calendar: February 26-March 3

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Each week, Oklahoma Today staffers comb through their calendars to find a handful of great events happening across the state. Get out! See Oklahoma! And be sure to let us know what you find, either here or on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram at @oklahomatoday.

Friendly Stroll

By Karlie Ybarra
The Cruz V2 has an all-wheel suspension and a patented two-stage system. The sleek frame is made of carbon steel and comes standard with saddle leather seats. Its streamlined design gives you more without weighing you down. So stroll down bumpy streets, maneuver around a crowded mall, and load your basket with whatever you need. Would it surprise you to know that was the marketing copy for a baby stroller—a pleasant surprise for anyone who noticed the line about maneuvering around a crowded mall? They need all that fancy marketing speak, too, because Uppababy sells the Cruz V2 for $700. Any parent will tell you this isn’t even that expensive—a good stroller can put you back upwards of $1000. As long as it’s the norm to charge new parents outlandish sums for safe products for their precious charges, the Just Between Friends Sale will be there to proffer much more reasonably priced baby goods—including strollers—maternity wear, and just about everything for kids. You can find a confabulation of consignors at the Tulsa Expo Center between February 28 and March 3 and get excellent deals on still very excellent necessities.
February 28-March 3. Admission, free. tulsa.jbfsale.com

Parents and caregivers of children can save big on strollers, clothes, and more at the Just Between Friends Sale in Tulsa. Photo courtesy the Just Between Friends Sale

Parents and caregivers of children can save big on strollers, clothes, and more at the Just Between Friends Sale in Tulsa. Photo courtesy the Just Between Friends Sale

A Shellfish Act

By Megan Rossman
When you’re thinking of a seafood destination, it’s unlikely the city of Frederick will spring to mind immediately, but on March 2 you might want to think twice. Every year, a member of the Frederick Oyster Fry committee drives down from southwestern Oklahoma to Port Lavaca, Texas, the day before the festival to retrieve 140 gallons of fresh Gulf oysters. After they arrive back at their final destination, volunteers fry them up and visitors gobble them down at the Prather Brown Center. But this festival goes well beyond munching mollusks. People can also eat accompanying sides and baked goods, admire some chrome in the local car show, play bingo, peruse the craft show, go on a walking tour of downtown, or dare to enter the Kids Zone. For more information, visit frederickokchamber.org.
March 2. Tickets, $25-$30. frederickokchamber.org

Seafood lovers rejoice! The annual Oyster Fry is back in Frederick with a new fresh batch of Gulf Coast oysters. Photo courtesy Frederick Oyster Fry

Seafood lovers rejoice! The annual Oyster Fry is back in Frederick with a new fresh batch of Gulf Coast oysters. Photo courtesy Frederick Oyster Fry

Kids Cast

By Nathan Gunter
In our Question of the Week during this week’s podcast, I talked about how my family are all about sports and athletics. And it’s not always considered a sport, but one of our favorite outings as a family was always fishing. We fished off the Foss Lake dam and at Canton, Vanderwork, and every other lake in western Oklahoma when I was a kid, and all our summer vacations were spent primitive camping and trout fishing in Colorado. So if you’re wanting to introduce a kid to the joys of fishing, come to the Kids’ Trout Fish Out at the Dale Robertson Center Pond from 8-11 a.m. Saturday, March 2. All kids must be accompanied by an adult, and prizes will be given out in various categories, including a $25 gift card to any kid who catches a golden trout! And for those moments when standing still becomes a challenge for little ones, there’ll be a race around the pond and tons of other activities to help them burn off some energy. For more info, call (405) 350-8937.
March 2. Entry, free. yukonok.gov

Leaping Alpacas

By Ben Luschen
Well, it’s that time again. It happens every four years, it gets all kinds of special news coverage, and it’s a day that helps us single out the most powerful people on the planet. That’s right, it’s a Leap Year folks, a day for celebrating the only true wizards to walk among us: Leap Year Babies. I know they have to be magic, because how else can you explain how it’s possible to have grandchildren at just 17? I don’t know what other powers Leap Year Birthday-Havers might possess, but there is a reason you’ve never heard anyone speak ill of them. In what is surely an attempt to placate our quadrennial rulers, Newcastle’s Magnolia Blossom Ranch alpaca farm is holding its Leap Day Free Day this Saturday, opening up opportunities to snuggle with its fuzzy herd and participate in a special fiber workshop, among other free activities. The day will be celebrated in true Leap Day Birthday fashion . . . in March. That’s right, Leap Day Free Day does not even occur on Leap Day at all. That actually makes sense, because when you only get to celebrate once every four years, you really deserve a week full of celebrations. At least that’s what I’m telling all those February Time Lords out there. If you plan on heading over to Magnolia Blossom Ranch, pack a lunch and plan a visit to the gift shop while you’re there. For more information call (405) 412-8545 or visit magnoliablossomranch.com
March 2. Admission, free. magnoliablossomranch.com

February ends with a bonus day, which means Newcastle's Magnolia Blossom Ranch alpaca farm is kicking off March with a free day. Photo courtesy Magnolia Blossom Ranch

February ends with a bonus day, which means Newcastle's Magnolia Blossom Ranch alpaca farm is kicking off March with a free day. Photo courtesy Magnolia Blossom Ranch

Irish Cheers

By Kiersten Stone
Let your taste buds take you on a trip across the pond to experience Ireland’s culinary culture. At Uncork Your Support, hosted by the Young Scholars of Bartlesville, you can sample traditional wines and food from Ireland, bid on amazing items in a silent auction, and try your luck at the wine pull. You can do all this while also supporting a good cause, because all of the funds raised throughout the event will go to support local Oklahoma students as they prepare for college through mentoring and life skills classes. This event is for ages twenty-one and up and will take place on March 2 starting at 7 p.m. at St. John-Father Lynch Hall in Bartlesville. For more information, call 918-766-6675.
March 2. Tickets, $100. visitbartlesville.com

Written By
Ben Luschen

Luschen joined the *Oklahoma Today*’ staff as Research Editor in 2021 and currently works as the magazine's Web Editor, managing the website and social media fronts. His past *Oklahoma Today* stories have ranged in content from the state's bee and quail industries to its vibrant art and music scenes. Not adverse to a road trip, Luschen is always on the lookout for the next big adventure. He is never out of opinions about the current state of Oklahoma City Thunder basketball.

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