Fresh from winning the national Venue Excellence Award from the International Association of Venue Managers, Cox Business Center in downtown Tulsa offers the public a packed schedule for the month of September.
Kaleidoscope Ball / Sept. 8th –Community leaders and philanthropists join together at the Kaleidoscope Ball to support Emergency Infant Services – a non-profit organization assisting over 17,000 infant and toddlers annually. Celebrating 40 years of service, the Ball donates 92 cents of every dollar donated directly to the aid of local children. For more information and tickets, visit http://eiskball.org/.
BrickUniverse / Sept. 9th – 10th – The ultimate LEGO® fan experience is back and twice as big as last year. BrickUniverse offers LEGO® fans the chance to enjoy the Building Zone, Star Wars Zone, and The Challenge where creative time and competitions will take place with thousands of bricks on hand. Attendees can also meet professional LEGO® artists and see their creations, including over 40 massive models of famous landmarks, a detailed castle by Lee Gould of Oklahoma, NASA models, and skyscraper models up to 8-foot high. General admission tickets are $15 and the event is from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. on both days. Please visit www.brickuniverse.com/tulsa for details.
Saint Simeon’s Western Days / Sept. 12th – “Seasons of Change” is the theme for Saint Simeon’s annual fundraiser (celebrating its 21st year), and the event will include a Live Auction, dinner, raffle drawing, MosCowboy Mule Raffle (a cocktail doubling as a raffle entry), and the traditional General Store with handmade items for sale. Please visit http://www.westerndaysevent.com/ for further details.
Oklahoma Municipal League Annual Conference and Expo / Sept. 13th – 14th – Over 400 mayors, councilmembers, city managers, public work directors, and other officials representing 120 Oklahoma municipalities will come together to discuss, question, and learn about the issues facing cities and towns within the state at this two day event. Further details at http://omlconference.webs.com/.
TCC Vision in Education Leadership Awards / Sept. 14th– The Tulsa Community College Foundation hosts its 18th annual Vision in Education Leadership Awards dinner and marks the 10th anniversary of Tulsa Achieves – a program serving as a nationwide model for free public higher education and assisting more than 15,000 students in attending college. Alison Anthony, president of The Williams Foundation, Inc., and director of strategic outreach for Williams, will receive the 2017 Vision in Education Leadership Award for her contribution to the community, such as her education initiatives with the Tulsa Regional STEM Alliance and TCC Engineering Alliance. More info at www.tulsacc.edu.
Blue Cross Blue Shield Champions of Health Gala / Sept. 28th – Celebrating the people and organizations making a positive impact on the health of Oklahoma through innovative programs, the 2017 BCBS Champions of Health Gala will benefit The Oklahoma Caring Foundation-a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing children access to preventive health services. Emmy winner and “CBS Sunday Morning” host Jane Pauley will give the keynote speech. For more information, visit www.championsofhealth.org/gala.html.
Runway Tulsa / Sept. 29th and Sept. 30th– SRO Productions presents six fashion designers from across the country showing looks on the runway from some of Tulsa’s hottest boutiques. Runway Tulsa will also include a special presentation of four Emerging Talent designers, and showcase designers Ese Arenabor (Nigeria / Dallas), Lisu Vega (Miami), Nikki Warren (Tulsa), Michelle Lezniak (Portland), and Raul Flores (Tulsa / NYC). The event is giving 100% of its proceeds to benefit Martha’s Foundation. On Friday, Sept. 29th, the Runway Show will take place from 7-10pm, and on Saturday, Sept. 30th, a VIP Party begins at 6:30pm and is followed by the 2017 Runway Tulsa Finale from 8-11pm. Tickets available at www.runwaytulsa.com.