OKGazette.com - Features http://www.okgazette.com/oklahoma/articles.sec-122-1-features.html <![CDATA[Visionaries awarded - Four leaders are honored for their work in the community.]]> The Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits will honor four nonprofit leaders for their work throughout their communities with the center’s fourth annual Visions awards. ]]> <![CDATA[Birthday wish - A birthday donation gives a day of joy to children with life-threatening illnesses.]]> Make-A-Wish Oklahoma will grant about 10 additional wishes this summer thanks to a $50,000 donation by the Cresap Family Foundation in honor of Trustee John Cresap’s upcoming 50th birthday.]]> <![CDATA[Central sustainability - Green programs in OKC are reinforced by the partnership of two sustainability-minded organizations.]]> In an effort to expand sustainability programs in the Oklahoma City area, Sustainable OKC (SOKC) has partnered with the University of Central Oklahoma (UCO). The partnership brings SOKC under the UCO Foundation’s umbrella, granting the nonprofit organization 501(c)(3) status, a tighter infrastructure and a pool of student volunteers through UCO’s Volunteer and Service Learning Center. ]]> <![CDATA[First Contact - A local writer and artist unleash a fresh perspective on the American superhero.]]> A fat, lazy slacker who suffers from hangovers might not be the typical superhero, but he is the hero in Brian Winkeler’s first graphic novel Knuckleheads: Fist Contact, a comedic story that takes a fresh perspective on the all-American superhero.]]> <![CDATA[FOOD BRIEFS: Have a cold one - The Plaza District will soon welcome a brick-and-mortar home for Roxy’s Ice Cream Social.]]> More food and drink options are coming to the Plaza District, and they’re in the form of booze and ice cream. ]]> <![CDATA[Native foodie - Local chef Loretta Oden cooks up a special recipe of Oklahoma history with a tantalizing exhibit and video series about our food and its origins.]]> Loretta Oden is a treasure. She has a wealth of information about native foods, native peoples and Oklahoma’s cultural food life since before natives’ contact with Europeans. ]]> <![CDATA[OWL you need is camp - NewView Oklahoma readies for its 14th annual Oklahomans Without Limits Camp for blind and visually impaired kids.]]> Ah, summer camp, a chance to be away from the parents and school, make new friends and maybe learn something. There’s a special opportunity for blind and visually impaired children in Oklahoma to do just that. ]]> <![CDATA[Fashionable revolution - Fashion and social change take the runway at the fourth annual JEWEL Fashion Show.]]>

JEWEL Fashion Show
6:30 p.m. Tuesday
Gaillardia Golf & Country Club

5300 Gaillardia Blvd, Oklahoma City ieew.org
$100 advance purchase online only

<![CDATA[Third Thursdays - The Gaylord-Pickens Oklahoma Heritage Museum continues to nurture state pride with its new Third Thursday event for children and parents.]]> The Gaylord-Pickens Oklahoma Heritage Museum is cultivating connections between Oklahoma youth and history with stories and crafts at its new Third Thursday event.]]> <![CDATA[Threads count - Look great whether you’re headed to work, out to play or the local honky-tonk.]]> Men’s fashion is not an oxymoron. While some men succumb to whatever is the least soiled in the laundry pile or baggy khakis and a crumpled polo shirt, it doesn’t mean all men couldn’t care less about their attire.
A man must look good. Go for a job interview in a Metallica T-shirt and you had better be applying for a roadie position with the band. But looking good isn’t a chore; it can be easy if you follow a few guidelines.]]>
<![CDATA[OKGshop summer vacation - ]]> Summertime and the living’s easy … especially when you are staring down a vacation. ]]> <![CDATA[Thank Ferris - Take a day off in OKC.]]> When the character Cameron Frye said, “Ferris Bueller, you’re my hero,” he was echoing the sentiments of a generation of young people who came of age in the 1980s. ]]> <![CDATA[American Hustler - Larry Flynt has made a career (and a lot of money) out of defending the First Amendment.]]> Larry Flynt, with his raspy, bullfrog voice, has always had his work cut out for him. Villified in the media, he continually has to overcome the image of him as a lecherous smut peddler.]]> <![CDATA[Water works - OSU students bring clean water to a Honduran village.]]> Oklahoma State University professors and students provided a solution for a poverty-stricken Honduran village that supplied clean water to all the residents. The OSU chapter of Engineers Without Borders has been working in the northern Honduran village of Seis de Mayo since 2009 to help the village of 1,200 alleviate the high infant mortality rate and diseases associated with water impurities.]]> <![CDATA[Better than vinegar - ]]> Most of us take honey for granted. We think of a person swathed in a beekeeping suit and hives that look like the illustrations in Winnie the Pooh. It turns out it’s a little more complicated, but you can keep bees in your tiny lot right here in the city.]]> <![CDATA[Mod squad - A local group works to save mid-century modern architecture.]]> As you drive around the Oklahoma City metro area, in the corner of your eye, you spot a building that looks like a spaceship. A few blocks away, another structure resembling a flying saucer looms. ]]> <![CDATA[Vitamin see - Know the difference between vitamins and supplements that work and others that are just snake oil.]]> New information is coming out every year about which supplements and dietary choices might improve our health. ]]> <![CDATA[OKG shop: Bicycle shops - ]]>
<![CDATA[Them bones, them bones - National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month can be year-round. ]]> <![CDATA[OKG shop: She’s so unusual - ]]>

Is your mom hard to shop for? How about this year you break from your pattern of picking up flowers from the grocery store on the way to lunch. Maybe you forgot that Mother’s Day is the same time every year. (It happens to the best of us.) Perhaps you just can’t think of what to get her. Fear not. Help is here.