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Topic: outdoors

A wild ride

The sand dunes at Little Sahara State Park create a mythical playground for off-road enthusiasts.


Features

Heide Brandes
Legends say the towering sand dunes of the Sahara Desert in northern Africa were created by the chaotic consequence of a foolish joyride.
 
Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Fall into fitness

Staying fit among falling leaves outdoors can be done on foot, wheels or rocks.


Sports

Sky Nelson
Since the sweltering summer heat has made its exit, so should indoor workouts. Outdoor exercise makes a great boredom-busting option to heat up any fitness routine.
 
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
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Myriad of movies

Grab your blanket and lawn chairs, and spend some quality time with Indiana Jones, Sherlock Holmes and The Edge.

Recently reopened after Project 180 renovations, downtown’s Myriad Botanical Gardens at 301 W. Reno has ushered in its new digs with “Movies Under the Stars.” The weekly Wednesday series began last week with Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, and Shrek played last night, but several more screenings are scheduled, all free, all beginning at 9 p.m.

For the rest of the summer, expect:
• July 25, Grease
• Aug. 1, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (pictured, duh)
• Aug. 8, West Side Story
• Aug. 15, Never Cry Wolf
• Aug. 22, U2: Rattle and Hum
• Aug. 29, Sherlock Holmes

That’s quite a lineup compared to the usual suspects of such free film series, with U2: Rattle and Hum striking me as a particularly inspired choice. I have fond memories of seeing that music doc three times to a largely empty theater at the long-ago-closed AMC Northwest 8. (Yes, kids, this thing we call “you too” was the Justin Bieber and Katy Perry of my day: They were so big, they had their own picture show!) Suddenly, I have an itch to dig out the soundtrack.

Please note that coolers are permitted, but not open containers of *hic!* alcohol. For more information,  call 297-3995 or visit myriadgardens.org. —Rod Lott

by Rod Lott 07.19.2012 2 years ago
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Happy campers

A chance to enjoy Mother Nature is closer than you might think.


Features

Heide Brandes
The sun was just rising over the stone peaks of the Wichita Mountains when Elena Farrar heard a commotion in her campsite. A loud commotion.
 
Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Duck it


OKG7 things to do

Gazette staff

Quack. Quack. Quack. No, that isn’t The Mighty Ducks; it’s outdoorsman, businessman, author and star of TV’s Duck Dynasty Willie Robertson. The Boss Hog, as he is known, will discuss his experience running a multimillion-dollar sporting empire 1 p.m. Saturday at Civic Center Music Hall, 201 N. Walker Ave. Tickets are $25. Call 974-2426, or visit busn.uco.edu.

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Wednesday, October 23, 2013
 
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