Weekly Events Calendar September 30-October 6

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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.

Walker, Okie Jeweler

Mondays have really gone to the dogs—or rather, one very skilled Wolf. Hosted by jewelry artisan Wolf Walker, Jewelry Making at the Cherokee Arts Center in Tahlequah guarantees a wearable souvenir to all those who embark on its educational journey. Class sizes are small and cater to the needs of those enrolled, allowing students to dive deep into the craft or simply test the waters. September 30. Enrollment, $35-$6. (918) 453-5728 or artscenter.cherokee.org

Ada à la Mode

This year’s annual Taste of Ada 2019, benefitting the Ada Arts Council, promises samples of spirits, snacks, and a silent art auction. Music provided by the Happyland Music Alliance and a series of door prizes will add to the evening’s spoils. “Taste” is an understatement this year, as the Ada Arts Council ensures you’ll get back even more than you give. October 1. Tickets, $10-$15. eventbrite.com

Alzheimer's Foundation of America's Educating America Tour stopped in New York before heading to Oklahoma City. Photo by Alzheimer's Foundation of America.

Alzheimer's Foundation of America's Educating America Tour stopped in New York before heading to Oklahoma City. Photo by Alzheimer's Foundation of America.

A Vital Resource

Clarity is hard to find where Alzheimer’s disease is concerned, but the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America hopes to shed light on the disease nationwide. AFA’s Educating America Tour stops in Oklahoma City on Wednesday to connect those affected by the disease with resources, experts, and answers. The National Alzheimer’s & Caregiver Educational Conference is free and open to the public, and free memory screenings will also be provided to attendees. October 2. Admission, free. (866) 232-8484 or alzfdn.org/event/educating-america-tour-oklahoma

It's all-out rodeo action as Savage Storm Intercollegiate Rodeo comes to the Bryan County Fairgrounds in Durant. Photo by Clarence Alford.

It's all-out rodeo action as Savage Storm Intercollegiate Rodeo comes to the Bryan County Fairgrounds in Durant. Photo by Clarence Alford.

Southall Goes Southeast

Watch bull riders rock and roll alongside rock-and-rollers of a less-dangerous variety at the 2019 SOSU Rodeo. Southeastern Oklahoma State University invites the Read Southall Band to kickstart this year’s Savage Storm Intercollegiate Rodeo. Presented at the Bryan County Fairgrounds in Durant, the rodeo continues throughout the weekend; however, attendees will only have one shot to see Stillwater’s beloved Red Dirt band take the dusty stage. October 3. Tickets, $20. eventbrite.com

Tulsa Ballet escapes the studio for Tulsa Ballet on the Green during Tulsa's First Friday Art Crawl.

Tulsa Ballet escapes the studio for Tulsa Ballet on the Green during Tulsa's First Friday Art Crawl.

Grass with Class

Dance is certainly a sport, and the Tulsa Ballet’s dancers are hitting the turf to prove it. This year, Tulsa’s First Friday Art Crawl is leaping onto the Guthrie Green. Tulsa Ballet on the Green will feature performances by Tulsa Ballet II and Tulsa Ballet’s Main Company. Witness the human form at its most graceful from the comfort of your picnic blanket. A free drawing also will give audience members a chance to win tickets to The Nutcracker this winter. October 4. Admission, Free. (918) 392-5905 or tulsaballet.org

Wild Wild Midwest

If pony rides, ten-minute portraits, and carnival rides are your thing, the Midwest Arts Fest is the place to be. While the younger members of the family are enjoying the inflatables and petting zoo, those seeking a more relaxing day can peruse the art displays while they catch performances from A Mirage Dance Company, Scott Van Egmond, and The Flow-Mads. A portion of all the festival’s proceeds will benefit Midwest City Animal Welfare, but on-site pet adoptions are also an option. October 5. Admission, Free. facebook.com

Drum One, Drum All

Drums of Passion alumni Gordy and Zoe Ryan are bringing the rhythm to Norman for a cultural and musical crash course. The Norman Cultural Connection is proud to host the weekend-long African Drumming and Dance Workshop for drum and dance enthusiasts of all skill levels. For those who don’t have African drums in their closet just waiting to be dusted off, drum rental is available for only $5. Registration is required. October 4-6. Admission, Free-$60. normanculturalconnection.org

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