The bipartisan MAPS for Kids Student Achievement Committee knew that Oklahoma City could not increase student performance without first creating safe and orderly schools. We also knew that would be our toughest challenge.
You know what else autumn is the season of? Outdoor food festivals like Fall Fest, which features vendor booths, live music, fun for kids and, yes, food trucks. Festivities run 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday at the OKC Farmers Public Market, 1235 SW Second St. Admission is free. Call 232-6506, or visit okcfarmersmarket.com.
Stop monkeying around. Wait. Actually, start monkeying around with Curious George: A Halloween Boo Fest, a new movie featuring the lovable primate suitable for all ages. Showings are 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday at the Oklahoma City Zoo, 2101 NE 50th St. Zoo admission is $5-$8 and free for children 2 and under. Call 424-3344, or visit okczoo.com
A lot of candy can be consumed over the course of 30 years. But Haunt the Zoo has also provided families a place to share the magic of Halloween for 3 decades to go along with all the treats. This year’s event winds down Wednesday and Thursday at the Oklahoma City Zoo, 2101 NE 50th St. Tickets are $6-$7 per child and free for accompanying adults. Call 424-3344 or visit okczoo.com.
After each matinée performance of Oklahoma City Ballet’s The Nutcracker, kiddos can get autographs and take pictures with Clara, the Sugar Plum Fairy and the Nutcracker Prince himself. Performances begin at 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Saturday–Sunday at Civic Center Music Hall, 201 N. Walker Ave. Tickets start at $15. For more information, call 848-8637 or visit okcballet.com/nutcracker.