What's Happening This Week in Sand Springs (8/11 - 8/18/19)

Sunday

  • 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Back 2 School Bash.

    • See attached flyer for additional details.

    • Tulsa Tech - Sand Springs Campus
      924 East Charles Page Boulevard

  • 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Leather Tooling Workshop.

    • ZegART Studios
      700 Charles Page Boulevard

Monday

  • 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Schedule Pickup for Pre-enrolled Seniors
    12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Schedule Pickup for Pre-enrolled Seniors.

    • See attached flyer for more information.

    • Charles Page High School
      500 North Adam Road

  • 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Acrylic Painting Class.

    • ZegART Studios
      700 East Charles Page Boulevard

  • 5:00 p.m. CPHS Softball vs. Tahlequah.

    • Sandite Sports Complex
      408 West 55th Street

  • 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Keystone Kids Wrestling Practice.

    • Charles Page High School
      500 North Adams Road.

Tuesday

  • 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Schedule Pickup for Pre-enrolled Juniors
    12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Schedule Pickup for Pre-enrolled Juniors.

    • See attached flyer for more information.

    • Charles Page High School
      500 North Adam Road

  • 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Schedule Pickup for Pre-enrolled 7th/8th Grade Students.
    1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Schedule Pickup for Pre-enrolled 7th/8th Grade Students.
    4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.Schedule Pickup for Pre-enrolled 7th/8th Grade Students.

    • See attached flyer for more information.

    • Clyde Boyd Middle School
      305 West 35th Street

  • 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Schedule Pickup for Pre-enrolled 6th Grade Students.
    1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Schedule Pickup for Pre-enrolled 6th Grade Students.
    4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.Schedule Pickup for Pre-enrolled 6th Grade Students.

    • See attached flyer for more information.

    • Sixth Grade Center
      3401 South Magnolia Drive

  • 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Oil Painting class.

    • ZegART Studios
      700 East Charles Page Boulevard

  • 4:30 p.m. CPHS Softball vs. Ponca City.

    • Lady Cat Softball Complex
      1401 West Grand Avenue
      Ponca City, OK 74601

  • 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. “I Cannot Draw” Free Class!

    • ZegART Studios
      700 East Charles Page Boulevard

  • 6:30 p.m. CPHS Volleyball vs. Broken Arrow.

    • Oneta Ridge Middle School
      6800 East Quincy Place
      Broken Arrow, OK 74014

Wednesday

  • 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Schedule Pickup for Pre-enrolled Sophomores.
    12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Schedule Pickup for Pre-enrolled Sophomores.

    • See attached flyer for more information.

    • Charles Page High School
      500 North Adam Road

  • 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Watercolor Painting class.

    • ZegART Studios
      700 East Charles Page Boulevard

  • 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Keystone Kids Wrestling Practice.

    • Charles Page High School
      500 North Adams Road.

Thursday

  • 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Drawing class.

    • ZegART Studios
      700 East Charles Page Boulevard

  • 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Back to School Game Night.

    • Pratt Library
      3219 South 113th West Avenue

  • 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Meet the Teacher Night.

    • Limestone Technology Academy
      4201 South Walnut Creek Drive

  • 5:30 p.m. CPHS Softball vs. Bartlesville.

    • Sandite Sports Complex
      408 West 55th Street

  • 6:00 p.m. CPHS Volleyball vs. Okay.

    • Ed Dubie Field House
      600 North Adams Road

  • 6:00 p.m. BINGO

    • American Legion - Billie A. Hall Post 17
      500 North Main Street

Friday

  • CPHS Softball @ Broken Arrow Tournament.
    10:00 a.m. vs. Tahlequah - Field 3.
    11:00 a.m. vs. Westmoore - Field 4.
    5:00 p.m. vs. Tahlequah Sequoyah - Field 4.

    • Arrowhead Park
      300 East Washington Street
      Broken Arrow, OK 74012

  • CPHS Volleyball @ Union Invitational.

    • Time/Opponent/Location TBA.

Saturday

  • 7:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Rase2Rise 5K & 1 Mile Run.

  • CPHS Softball @ Broken Arrow Tournament.
    9:00 a.m. vs. Yukon - Field 2.
    12:30 p.m. vs. Broken Arrow - Field 1.
    4:00 p.m. Bracket Play Round 1.
    5:30 p.m. Bracket Play Round 2.

    • Arrowhead Park
      300 East Washington Street
      Broken Arrow, OK 74012

  • CPHS Volleyball @ Union Invitational.

    • Time/Opponent/Location TBA.

  • 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Open House & Registration.

    • Phoenix Academic Center
      680 East 41st Street

  • 5:00 p.m. Sand Springs Murder Mystery Dinner.

    • See attached flyer for additional details.

    • Case Community Center
      1050 West Wekiwa Road

Sunday

  • 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Leather Tooling Workshop.

    • ZegART Studios
      700 Charles Page Boulevard

  • 3:00 p.m. Sandite Media Day.

    • CPHS Veterans Memorial Stadium
      600 North Adams Road

On The Horizon


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Sand Springs churches hold free back-to-school bash with school supplies and checkups

The Sand Springs Local Church Network hosted its annual Back 2 School Bash Sunday afternoon at the Tulsa Tech Sand Springs campus. The free event is open to the public and offers all kinds of back-to-school items and services.

The Tulsa Lions Club provided cholesterol screenings, BMI checks, blood pressure checks, and vision testing. Children were checked for lice and given free haircuts by licensed professionals. A Better Smile provided free dental screenings. Volunteers from numerous local churches helped to distribute free backpacks and school supplies

In addition to the necessities, fun was also on the menu. Sandlot Sno-Balls, popcorn, balloon animals, and the Tulsa County Reading Roadshow were on hand, as were an ambulance and three classic police cars for the children to explore.

Church That Matters holds community service day, donates children's bicycles to flood victims

Members of Church That Matters held their annual “Don’t Go to Church Sunday” this weekend and spent the day in service to the community.

Volunteers worked at the Local Church Network’s Back to School Bash, organizing, setting up, operating, and tearing down the event at the Tulsa Technology Center Sand Springs campus. The event provided free backpacks and school supplies, haircuts, dental checks, physicals, eye exams, food, and inflatables.

Church members performed landscaping and weedeating for the Sand Springs Parks Department, Clyde Boyd Middle School, and an elderly couple in Shannon Valley mobile home park. They also constructed a wooden deck for a home in Shannon Valley.

Workers cleaned, painted, and sorted clothing at DaySpring Villa, a shelter for victim of domestic violence and sex trafficking. They also held worship encounters for both the adults and the kids at the shelter, and played games with the children.

Representatives were stationed at Prattville Laundry to provide free quarters and laundry detergent to the laundromat’s patrons. They also offered free quarters at Bubble Town Car Wash.

The church purchased and assembled 150 children’s bicycles for victims of the historic May flooding, which they gave away during a special service held specifically for flood-affected families. They also organized a community swap meet Saturday, accepting and organizing hundreds of furniture and appliance donations for flooded families.

Church That Matters meets Sundays at 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. at 3 West 41st Street in Sand Springs. They are pastored by Rusty Gunn.

Seven exciting events planned for this weekend in Sand Springs

It’s shaping up to be a busy weekend in Sand Springs, Oklahoma. Several community events are planned for the August 10-11 weekend, including hiking, shopping, entertainment, and charitable giving.

Sandite Lift-a-Thon
Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
CPHS Veterans Memorial Stadium
600 North Adams Road

The Charles Page High School Football and Baseball teams will be competing in the annual Sandite Lift-a-Thon Saturday, August 10th. The two teams will participate in an NFL-style combine from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and this year it’ll be open to the public.

The players have been busy collecting donation pledges, and on Saturday they’ll try to max out both their donations and their reps. They will be competing in bench press, squat, and clean lift.

The football team’s locker room will be open for tours, there will be food trucks, inflatables, and more. The junior high dance teams will be serving up breakfasts of either pancakes or biscuits and gravy.

Open Hike Day
Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Keystone Ancient Forest
160 Ancient Forest Drive

The City’s largest park will be open to hikers. The 1,380 acre forest is only open during staffed Saturday hours in order to preserve its natural beauty and cleanliness. The park is home to 300-year-old post oaks and 500-year-old cedars as well as numerous wildlife. It has been relatively unaltered since the time it was first journaled about by famed Sleepy Hollow author Washington Irving during an 1832 exploratory expedition. The park includes a 0.6-mile ADA-compliant paved trail, as well as several miles of intermediate hiking trails.

Love Your Neighbor Free Furniture and Appliance Swap Meet
Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
WEBCO Star Center - West Entrance
13701 West Highway 51

From 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. individuals with furniture and appliances in good working condition will be able to drop off donations for victims of the historic summer flooding that devastated the community this May.

Accepted items include: tables, chairs, sofas, loveseats, living room chairs, night stands, flatscreen televisions, bed frames and head/foot boards, microwaves, stoves, ovens, dishwashers, washing machines, and dryers. Mattresses and box springs will not be accepted.

Flood victims will be able to come pick out items from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Photo ID and proof of residence in an affected flood area will be required. Only one person per household/address will be allowed to claim items. Each household will receive two tickets to choose two items they are most in need of, while supplies last. Delivery help will be available within two miles of Webco.

Summer’s End Market
Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
The Shops on Adams Road, Suite 510
510 Plaza Court

Located inside the former Sand Springs Beauty College storefront, this free-admission showcase will feature numerous vendors of arts and crafts, skin care products, hand crafted kitchen items, jewelry, boutique clothing and decor, and numerous other items. This annual event is a great opportunity to get a jump-start on Christmas shopping.

Osage County Republican Party Town Hall meeting
Saturday 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Elks Lodge #2553
546 West Imperial Boulevard

The Osage County Republican Party will be hosting a town hall meeting at the Elks Lodge Saturday, August 10th in Sand Springs. The general public is invited to hear updates from elected officials and enjoy complimentary refreshments.

Former State Senator Eddie Fields, County Sheriff Eddie Virden, County Assessor Ed Quinton, District 10 Senator Bill Coleman, District 1 County Commissioner Randall Jones, District 35 Representative Ty Burns, and District 66 Representative Jadine Nollan have all confirmed that they will be present and speaking at the event.

Speakers will address the 2018-2019 Legislative Session, the Oklahoma government under Governor Kevin Stitt, upcoming County Commissioner projects, and more. They will also answer questions on property taxes and criminal activity in the county.

Young Mrs. International Aiya Attaway Kelley, a former candidate for State Senate, will be performing the National Anthem prior to the meeting.

Tea, coffee, and cookies will be provided at no cost. The Elks Lodge will also have pulled pork sandwiches with beans, cornbread, and chips for purchase. Voter registration cards will also be available.

Flood Victim Bicycle Giveaway
Sunday 11:00 a.m.
Church That Matters
3 West 41st Street

Church That Matters will be holding a brief Sunday service for victims of the historic Arkansas River flooding earlier this summer, and will be giving away 150 children’s bicycles. Families must bring an ID and utility bill proving that they live in an afflicted flood zone. Free bicycles will be limited to one per child (ages 2-12) in attendance. The child must be present to receive the bike. There will be a short 20-minute program for the kids and their parent/guardian at 11:00 sharp, followed by the giveaway.

Families must attend the service to receive the bicycles, with one exception. Families who already have a home church will be allowed to visit Church That Matters Monday, August 12th through Wednesday, August 14th from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and must bring their church’s program or bulletin to prove they were in a church service during the 11:00 a.m. time-frame.

Back 2 School Bash
Sunday 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tulsa Tech
924 East Charles Page Boulevard

The Sand Springs Local Church Network will be holding its annual Back 2 School Bash Sunday, August 11th from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Tulsa Tech Sand Springs campus.

The event will feature inflatables, free hot dogs, and Sandlot Sno Balls, as well as numerous back-to-school necessities.

Volunteers will be providing free backpacks and school supplies, haircuts, dental checkups, eye exams, physicals, and more.

What's Happening This Week in Sand Springs (8/4 - 8/11/19)

Sunday

  • 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Leather Tooling Workshop.

    • ZegART Studios
      700 Charles Page Boulevard

Monday

  • Summer Pride.

    • 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. High School Football.

    • Charles Page High School
      500 North Adams Road

  • 12:00 p.m. Chamber of Commerce: Open Forum.
    Guest Speaker: Representative Carol Bush

    • Tulsa Tech - Sand Springs Campus
      924 East Charles Page Boulevard

  • 1:00 p.m. CPHS Alumni Association meeting.

    • The Canyons at Blackjack Ridge
      1801 North McKinley Road

  • 5:30 p.m. Sand Springs Parks Advisory Board meeting.

  • 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Keystone Kids Wrestling Practice.

    • Charles Page High School
      500 North Adams Road.

  • 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Acrylic Painting Class.

    • ZegART Studios
      700 East Charles Page Boulevard

  • 7:00 p.m. Board of Education meeting.

Tuesday

  • 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Oil Painting class.

    • ZegART Studios
      700 East Charles Page Boulevard

Wednesday

  • Summer Pride.

    • 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. High School Football.

    • Charles Page High School
      500 North Adams Road

  • 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Keystone Kids Wrestling Practice.

    • Charles Page High School
      500 North Adams Road.

  • 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Watercolor Painting class.

    • ZegART Studios
      700 East Charles Page Boulevard

  • 6:30 p.m. - 8:45 p.m. Vacation Bible School: To Mars and Beyond.

    • Harvest Church
      1601 West 4th Street

Thursday

  • Summer Pride.

    • 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. High School Football.

    • Charles Page High School
      500 North Adams Road

  • 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Sand Springs Wrestling Clinic.

    • Featuring NCAA Champion Kendric Maple.

    • Charles Page High School
      500 North Adams Road

  • 5:30 p.m. Pogue Airport Advisory Board meeting.

  • 6:00 p.m. BINGO

    • American Legion - Billie A. Hall Post 17
      500 North Main Street

  • 6:00 p.m. Drawing class.

    • ZegART Studios
      700 East Charles Page Boulevard

  • 6:30 p.m. - 8:45 p.m. Vacation Bible School: To Mars and Beyond.

    • Harvest Church
      1601 West 4th Street

Friday

  • Summer Pride.

    • 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. High School Football.

    • Charles Page High School
      500 North Adams Road

  • 6:30 p.m. - 8:45 p.m. Vacation Bible School: To Mars and Beyond.

    • Harvest Church
      1601 West 4th Street

Saturday

  • 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Furniture & Appliance Swap Meet.

    • 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Drop off items.
      11:00 a.m. Free Bicycles for Kids aged 2-12.
      1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Pick Up Items.

    • For flood affected families.Must bring proof of residency in flooded area. Kids must be present for bicycles.

    • WEBCO Star Center - West Entrance
      13701 West Highway 51

  • 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Sandite Lift-a-Thon.

    • CPHS Veterans Memorial Stadium
      600 North Adams Road

  • 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Open Hike Day.

    • Keystone Ancient Forest
      160 Ancient Forest Drive

  • 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Sandite 7th/8th Grade Dance Breakfast Fundraiser.

    • CPHS Veterans Memorial Stadium
      600 North Adams Road

Sunday

  • 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Leather Tooling Workshop.

    • ZegART Studios
      700 Charles Page Boulevard

On The Horizon

  • 8/12 - CPHS Football Mandatory Parent Meeting.

  • 8/17 - Sertoma Murder Mystery Dinner.

  • 8/20 - First day of classes in Sand Springs Public Schools.


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Sandite Football and Baseball teams to compete in weightlifting competition

The Charles Page High School Football and Baseball teams will be competing in the annual Sandite Lift-a-Thon Saturday, August 10th. The two teams will participate in an NFL-style combine from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and this year it’ll be open to the public.

The players have been busy collecting donation pledges, and on Saturday they’ll try to max out both their donations and their reps. They will be competing in bench press, squat, and clean lift.

The football team’s locker room will be open for tours, there will be food trucks, inflatables, and more. The junior high dance teams will be serving up breakfasts of either pancakes or biscuits and gravy.

The event was originally scheduled for August 3rd, but was postponed a week due to impending weather.

What's Happening This Week in Sand Springs (7/28 - 8/4/19)

Sunday

  • 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Creative Writing Workshop.

    • ZegART Studios
      700 Charles Page Boulevard

Monday

  • Summer Pride.

    • 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. High School Wrestling.

    • 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Junior High Girls - All Sports.

    • Charles Page High School
      500 North Adams Road

  • 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Karstetter Wrestling Clinic.

  • 12:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Summer Art Camp - Gourds, Birdhouses, Yard Art, and Painting.

    • 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Kids 6-12.
      2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Teens.

    • ZegART Studios
      700 Charles Page Boulevard

  • 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. LEGO Blast-Off: Out into the Universe!

    • Pratt Library
      3219 South 113th West Avenue

  • 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Free Movie: “Wall-E.”

    • Charles Page Library
      551 East 4th Street

  • 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Keystone Kids Wrestling Practice.

    • Charles Page High School
      500 North Adams Road.

  • 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Acrylic Painting Class.

    • ZegART Studios
      700 East Charles Page Boulevard

Tuesday

  • 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Build a Reader Storytime / Stay and Play.

    • Charles Page Library
      551 East 4th Street

  • 12:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Summer Art Camp - Gourds, Birdhouses, Yard Art, and Painting.

    • 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Kids 6-12.
      2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Teens.

    • ZegART Studios
      700 Charles Page Boulevard

  • 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Oil Painting class.

    • ZegART Studios
      700 East Charles Page Boulevard

Wednesday

  • Summer Pride.

    • 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. High School Wrestling.

    • 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Junior High Girls - All Sports.

    • Charles Page High School
      500 North Adams Road

  • 12:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Summer Art Camp - Gourds, Birdhouses, Yard Art, and Painting.

    • 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Kids 6-12.
      2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Teens.

    • ZegART Studios
      700 Charles Page Boulevard

  • 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Keystone Kids Wrestling Practice.

    • Charles Page High School
      500 North Adams Road.

  • 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Watercolor Painting class.

    • ZegART Studios
      700 East Charles Page Boulevard

Thursday

  • Summer Pride.

    • 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Junior High Girls - All Sports.

    • Charles Page High School
      500 North Adams Road

  • 12:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Summer Art Camp - Gourds, Birdhouses, Yard Art, and Painting.

    • 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Kids 6-12.
      2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Teens.

    • ZegART Studios
      700 Charles Page Boulevard

  • 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Free Movie: “Muppets From Space.”

    • Pratt Library
      3219 South 113th West Avenue

  • 6:00 p.m. BINGO

    • American Legion - Billie A. Hall Post 17
      500 North Main Street

  • 6:00 p.m. Drawing class.

    • ZegART Studios
      700 East Charles Page Boulevard

  • 7:00 p.m. Community Forum on proposed Dollar General.

    • Community Assembly Church
      9707 Heritage Hills Drive

Friday

  • Summer Pride.

    • 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. High School Wrestling.

    • 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Junior High Girls - All Sports.

    • Charles Page High School
      500 North Adams Road

  • 12:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Summer Art Camp - Gourds, Birdhouses, Yard Art, and Painting.

    • 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Kids 6-12.
      2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Teens.

    • ZegART Studios
      700 Charles Page Boulevard

  • 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Summer Art Fair.

    • Tulsa Boys’ Home
      2727 South 137th West Avenue

Saturday

  • 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Sandite Lift-a-Thon.

    • CPHS Veterans Memorial Stadium
      600 North Adams Road

  • 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Sandite 7th/8th Grade Dance Breakfast Fundraiser.

    • CPHS Veterans Memorial Stadium
      600 North Adams Road

  • 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. CPHS 45th Reunion.

    • Baxter’s Interurban Grill
      717 South Houston Avenue
      Tulsa, OK 74127

  • 8;30 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. Astronomy Night.

    • Keystone Ancient Forest
      160 Ancient Forest Drive

Sunday

  • 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Creative Writing Workshop.

    • ZegART Studios
      700 Charles Page Boulevard

On The Horizon

  • 8/12 - CPHS Football Mandatory Parent Meeting.

  • 8/17 - Sertoma Murder Mystery Dinner.

  • 8/20 - First day of classes in Sand Springs Public Schools.


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Organization looking for local families to host foreign exchange students

The Council on International Education Exchange (CIEE) is looking to place several international students in the Sand Springs area for the coming school year, and is currently in search of host families.

All exchange students are between the ages of 15-18 and have appropriate visas, medical insurance, and their own spending money. Host parents are responsible for providing meals and transportation, a bedroom and a bed, and an appropriate place to study. Exchange students are allowed to share rooms with children of the same gender, within four years of age. Host parents must be at least 25 years old.

How long you host your student is up to you. Programs include two weeks, one semester, or one academic year. Local Coordinators are available to answer questions, help match students to the perfect home, and advise you throughout the process.

While students are in America they will work on community service projects. Depending on the length of their stay they will also either attend your local high school, or work in an internship program. Hosting an exchange student is an exciting opportunity to share your lifestyle with someone from across the globe, and to expose your family to another country’s culture.

Some of the students currently looking for placement include:

  • Lorenzo, a 16-year-old German boy who is a big fan of American Football and enjoys hiking, politics, history, English, and geography.

  • Erdemkhishig, a 16-year-old Mongolian girl who is interested in exploring new cuisines and enjoys exercise, movies, photography, and vlogging. She wants to be placed in a home where she can attend weekly Christian church services.

  • Jakub, a 17-year-old Polish boy who likes soccer and basketball, enjoys watching movies, plays piano, is interested in economics, music, and fashion.

The Portland-based international nonprofit has been placing exchange students across the globe for more than seventy years. Go to www.ciee.org/hostapply to fill out your application today.

Sand Springs named 17th best place to live in Oklahoma

The Chamber of Commerce website recently released its list of the best cities to live in for each state. Sand Springs ranked 17th in Oklahoma, one spot ahead of the state capitol, Oklahoma City.

The online small business resource based its selections on five criteria: employment, housing, quality of life, education, and health. 

Top Twenty Oklahoma Cities 

  1. Enid

  2. Broken Arrow 

  3. Bixby

  4. Ponca City

  5. Edmond

  6. Owasso

  7. Bartlesville 

  8. Norman

  9. Stillwater

  10. Ardmore

  11. Tulsa

  12. Ada

  13. McAlester

  14. Yukon

  15. Claremore

  16. Durant 

  17. Sand Springs 

  18. Oklahoma City

  19. Shawnee

  20. Tahlequah 

Click here to view the full Chamber of Commerce article.

What's Happening This Week in Sand Springs (7/21 - 7/28/19)

Sunday

  • 9:00 a.m. Sand Springs BMX Double Point State Qualifier.

    • Case Community Park
      2600 South River City Park Road

  • 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Creative Writing Workshop.

    • ZegART Studios
      700 Charles Page Boulevard

  • 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Pokemon Go! Community Day.

  • 6:15 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Vacation Bible School: To Mars and Beyond.

    • Sand Springs United Methodist Church
      319 North Main Street

Monday

  • Summer Pride.

    • 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Junior High Boys - All Sports.

    • 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. High School Wrestling.

    • 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. High School Football.

    • 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Junior High Girls - All Sports.

    • Charles Page High School
      500 North Adams Road

  • 12:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Summer Art Camp - Zentangle, Pen & Ink, Abstracts, and Painting.

    • 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Kids 6-12.
      2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Teens.

    • ZegART Studios
      700 Charles Page Boulevard

  • 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Free Community Movie and Popcorn.

    • Pratt Library
      3219 South 113th West Avenue

  • 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Keystone Kids Wrestling Practice.

    • Charles Page High School
      500 North Adams Road.

  • 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Acrylic Painting Class.

    • ZegART Studios
      700 East Charles Page Boulevard

  • 6:00 p.m. Sand Springs Board of Adjustment meeting.

  • 6:15 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Vacation Bible School: To Mars and Beyond.

    • Sand Springs United Methodist Church
      319 North Main Street

  • 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Vacation Bible School: God’s Amazing Grace Race.

    • Garden Heights Free Will Baptist Church
      3415 Summit Boulevard

  • 7:00 p.m. Sand Springs City Council meeting.

Tuesday

  • 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Sand Springs Fire Department Visit.

    • Charles Page Library
      551 East 4th Street

  • 12:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Summer Art Camp - Zentangle, Pen & Ink, Abstracts, and Painting.

    • 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Kids 6-12.
      2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Teens.

    • ZegART Studios
      700 Charles Page Boulevard

  • 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Oil Painting class.

    • ZegART Studios
      700 East Charles Page Boulevard

  • 6:15 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Vacation Bible School: To Mars and Beyond.

    • Sand Springs United Methodist Church
      319 North Main Street

  • 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Vacation Bible School: God’s Amazing Grace Race.

    • Garden Heights Free Will Baptist Church
      3415 Summit Boulevard

  • 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Family Dinner Night.

    • American Legion Post 17
      500 North Main Street

Wednesday

  • Summer Pride.

    • 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Junior High Girls - All Sports.

    • 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. High School Wrestling.

    • 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. High School Football.

    • 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Junior High Girls - All Sports.

    • Charles Page High School
      500 North Adams Road

  • 12:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Summer Art Camp - Zentangle, Pen & Ink, Abstracts, and Painting.

    • 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Kids 6-12.
      2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Teens.

    • ZegART Studios
      700 Charles Page Boulevard

  • 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Tiny Things by Bowen: Handmade Polymer Clay Creations.

    • Make your own tiny magnets, necklaces, bookmarks and more! Registration is required - call 918-549-7323.

    • Charles Page Library
      551 East 4th Street

  • 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Keystone Kids Wrestling Practice.

    • Charles Page High School
      500 North Adams Road.

  • 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Watercolor Painting class.

    • ZegART Studios
      700 East Charles Page Boulevard

  • 6:15 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Vacation Bible School: To Mars and Beyond.

    • Sand Springs United Methodist Church
      319 North Main Street

  • 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Vacation Bible School: God’s Amazing Grace Race.

    • Garden Heights Free Will Baptist Church
      3415 Summit Boulevard

Thursday

  • Summer Pride.

    • 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Junior High Boys - All Sports.

    • 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. High School Football.

    • 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Junior High Girls - All Sports.

    • Charles Page High School
      500 North Adams Road

  • 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Free Staci Gray concert.

    • Charles Page Library
      551 East 4th Street

  • 12:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Summer Art Camp - Zentangle, Pen & Ink, Abstracts, and Painting.

    • 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Kids 6-12.
      2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Teens.

    • ZegART Studios
      700 Charles Page Boulevard

  • 6:00 p.m. BINGO

    • American Legion - Billie A. Hall Post 17
      500 North Main Street

  • 6:00 p.m. Drawing class.

    • ZegART Studios
      700 East Charles Page Boulevard

  • 6:15 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Vacation Bible School: To Mars and Beyond.

    • Sand Springs United Methodist Church
      319 North Main Street

  • 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Vacation Bible School: God’s Amazing Grace Race.

    • Garden Heights Free Will Baptist Church
      3415 Summit Boulevard

Friday

  • Summer Pride.

    • 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Junior High Boys - All Sports.

    • 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. High School Wrestling.

    • 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. High School Football.

    • Charles Page High School
      500 North Adams Road

  • 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Free Back-to-School Clothes.

    • Sand Springs Care Closet
      3417 South 113th West Avenue

  • 12:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Summer Art Camp - Zentangle, Pen & Ink, Abstracts, and Painting.

    • 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Kids 6-12.
      2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Teens.

    • ZegART Studios
      700 Charles Page Boulevard

  • 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Vacation Bible School: God’s Amazing Grace Race.

    • Garden Heights Free Will Baptist Church
      3415 Summit Boulevard

Saturday

  • 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Free Back-to-School Clothes.

    • Sand Springs Care Closet
      3417 South 113th West Avenue

  • 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Open Hike Day.

    • Keystone Ancient Forest

Sunday

  • 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Creative Writing Workshop.

    • ZegART Studios
      700 Charles Page Boulevard

On The Horizon

  • 7/22-7/26 - ZegART Summer Art Camp: Gourds, Birdhouses, Yard Art, and Painting.

  • 8/3 - CPHS Class of 1974 - 45 Year Reunion.

  • 8/12 - CPHS Football Mandatory Parent Meeting.

  • 8/17 - Sertoma Murder Mystery Dinner.

  • 8/20 - First day of classes in Sand Springs Public Schools.


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Case Community Park Splash Pad to reopen Friday

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The Rotary Super Splash Pad in Case Community Park will reopen to the public Friday, July 19th, for the first time since a flooded Arkansas River submerged the 120-acre grounds on May 22nd.

The city’s flagship park was under as much as seven feet of water in some areas for more than a week during the historic flooding that saw Keystone Dam outflows in excess of 300,000 cubic feet per second.

Hundreds of volunteers have invested countless hours in cleaning up the grounds and facilities over the past six weeks.

The BMX track is open after extensive dirt work and repairs. The soccer fields, biking/walking trail, disc golf course, boat ramp, skate park, and picnic shelters are also open.

While none of the actual playground equipment was damaged by the flood, the artificial turf beneath the equipment was ruined. The playgrounds areas are fenced off and will remain closed until new turf can be installed in the near future.

The restroom facilities and concession stands are all closed, but port-o-johns have been brought in for the short-term.

Parks Director Jeff Edwards says it will likely be several weeks before the playgrounds can reopen, and months before the restrooms and concession facilities are finished.

Formerly known as River City Park, Case Park underwent a $6.2 million renovation in 2016 thanks to Vision 2025 funding and a $2 million donation by local philanthropists Mike and Pat Case. It is located at 2500 South River City Park Road and is open from dawn till midnight.

What's Happening This Week in Sand Springs (7/14 - 7/21/19)

Sunday

  • 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Creative Writing Workshop.

    • ZegART Studios
      700 Charles Page Boulevard

Monday

  • Summer Pride.

    • 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Junior High Boys - All Sports.

    • 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. High School Wrestling.

    • 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. High School Football.

    • 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Junior High Girls - All Sports.

    • Charles Page High School
      500 North Adams Road

  • 12:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Summer Art Camp - Metal Engraving, String Art, Wood Work, and Painting.

    • 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Kids 6-12.
      2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Teens.

    • ZegART Studios
      700 Charles Page Boulevard

  • 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Police on Patrol.

    • Meet a Sand Springs Police officer, learn about the job, and check out a police car!

    • Pratt Library
      3219 South 113th West Avenue

  • 4:00 p.m. Sand Springs Planning Commission meeting.

  • 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Keystone Kids Wrestling Practice.

    • Charles Page High School
      500 North Adams Road.

  • 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Acrylic Painting Class.

    • ZegART Studios
      700 East Charles Page Boulevard

Tuesday

  • 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Build a Reader Storytime & Stay and Play.

    • Charles Page Library
      551 East 4th Street

  • 12:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Summer Art Camp - Metal Engraving, String Art, Wood Work, and Painting.

    • 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Kids 6-12.
      2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Teens.

    • ZegART Studios
      700 Charles Page Boulevard

  • 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Summer Reading Program: Blue Sky, Black Sky.

    • Pratt Library
      3219 South 113th West Avenue

  • 1:30 p.m. Sand Springs/Sapulpa Joint Board meeting.

  • 6:00 p.m. Sand Springs Museum Trust Authority meeting.

  • 6:00 p.m. Free Dinner & A Movie.

    • Tulsa Community College - West Campus
      7505 West 41st Street

  • 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Oil Painting class.

    • ZegART Studios
      700 East Charles Page Boulevard

Wednesday

  • Summer Pride.

    • 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Junior High Girls - All Sports.

    • 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. High School Wrestling.

    • 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. High School Football.

    • 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Junior High Girls - All Sports.

    • Charles Page High School
      500 North Adams Road

  • 12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. Personal Safety Session.

    • Tulsa Community College - West Campus Auditorium
      7505 West 41st Street

  • 12:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Summer Art Camp - Metal Engraving, String Art, Wood Work, and Painting.

    • 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Kids 6-12.
      2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Teens.

    • ZegART Studios
      700 Charles Page Boulevard

  • 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Air Hockey Tournament.

    • Tulsa Community College - West Campus Student Union
      7505 West 41st Street

  • 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Keystone Kids Wrestling Practice.

    • Charles Page High School
      500 North Adams Road.

  • 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Watercolor Painting class.

    • ZegART Studios
      700 East Charles Page Boulevard

Thursday

  • Summer Pride.

    • 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Junior High Boys - All Sports.

    • 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. High School Football.

    • 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Junior High Girls - All Sports.

    • Charles Page High School
      500 North Adams Road

  • 12:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Summer Art Camp - Metal Engraving, String Art, Wood Work, and Painting.

    • 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Kids 6-12.
      2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Teens.

    • ZegART Studios
      700 Charles Page Boulevard

  • 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Jumbo Jenga Tournament.

    • Tulsa Community College - West Campus Student Union
      7505 West 41st Street

  • 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Paws for Reading.

    • Elementary school kids are invited to read their favorite books to a registered therapy dog. Registration is required. Call 918-549-7323 or register online.

    • Charles Page Library
      551 East 4th Street

  • 6:00 p.m. BINGO

    • American Legion - Billie A. Hall Post 17
      500 North Main Street

  • 6:00 p.m. Drawing class.

    • ZegART Studios
      700 East Charles Page Boulevard

Friday

  • Summer Pride.

    • 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Junior High Boys - All Sports.

    • 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. High School Wrestling.

    • 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. High School Football.

    • Charles Page High School
      500 North Adams Road

  • 6:30 p.m. Sand Springs BMX Single Point Race.

    • Case Community Park
      2600 South River City Park Road

  • 6:30 p.m. Free Concert: Halo Jordan, Jim Barritt, Johnny and Rivea Harger.

    • 5 West Outpost
      5 West 41st Street

Saturday

  • 9:00 a.m. Sand Springs BMX Triple Point Gold Cup Qualifier.

    • Case Community Park
      2600 South River City Park Road

  • 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Open House.

    • Cornerstone Education Center of Tulsa
      680 East 41st Street

  • 6:30 p.m. Free Concert: Halo Jordan and Faithful Too.

    • 5 West Outpost
      5 West 41st Street

Sunday

  • 9:00 a.m. Sand Springs BMX Double Point State Qualifier.

    • Case Community Park
      2600 South River City Park Road

  • 9:00 a.m. First Service - Guest Speaker: Joe McGee.
    11:00 a.m. Second Service.- Guest Speaker: Joe McGee.

    • Reach Church
      1402 North 81st West Avenue

  • 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Creative Writing Workshop.

    • ZegART Studios
      700 Charles Page Boulevard

  • 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Pokemon Go! Community Day.

  • 6:15 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Vacation Bible School: To Mars and Beyond.

    • Sand Springs United Methodist Church
      319 North Main Street

On The Horizon

  • 7/22-7/26 - Summer Art Camp: Zentangle! Pen & Ink, Abstracts, and Painting.

  • 8/3 - CPHS Class of 1974 - 45 Year Reunion.

  • 8/12 - CPHS Football Mandatory Parent Meeting.

  • 8/17 - Sertoma Murder Mystery Dinner.

  • 8/20 - First day of classes in Sand Springs Public Schools.


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Case Community Park in Sand Springs re-opens after extensive flood damage

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Case Community Park in Sand Springs is officially open to the public for the first time since a flooded Arkansas River submerged the 120-acre grounds on May 22nd.

The city’s flagship park was under as much as seven feet of water in some areas for more than a week during the historic flooding that saw Keystone Dam outflows in excess of 300,000 cubic feet per second.

Hundreds of volunteers have invested countless hours in cleaning up the grounds and facilities over the past six weeks.

The BMX track is open after extensive dirt work and repairs. The soccer fields, biking/walking trail, disc golf course, boat ramp, skate park, and picnic shelters are also open.

While none of the actual playground equipment was damaged by the flood, the artificial turf beneath the equipment was ruined. The playgrounds areas are fenced off and will remain closed until new turf can be installed in the near future.

The Rotary Super Splash Pad is closed due to electrical damage, but is expected to reopen soon. The restroom facilities are all closed, but port-o-johns have been brought in for the short-term.

Formerly known as River City Park, Case Park underwent a $6.2 million renovation in 2016 thanks to Vision 2025 funding and a $2 million donation by local philanthropists Mike and Pat Case. It is located at 2500 South River City Park Road and is open from dawn till midnight.

What's Happening This Week in Sand Springs (7/7 - 7/14/19)

Sunday

  • 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Creative Writing Workshop.

    • ZegART Studios
      700 Charles Page Boulevard

Monday

  • Summer Pride.

    • 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Junior High Boys - All Sports.

    • 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. High School Wrestling.

    • 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. High School Football.

    • 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Junior High Girls - All Sports.

    • Charles Page High School
      500 North Adams Road

  • 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Reach Kids Vacation Bible School: Read Set Go.

    • Ages 5 through 5th Grade.

    • Reach Church
      1402 North 81st West Avenue

  • 12:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Summer Art Camp - Faux Stained Glass, Mosaic, Wire, Painting.

    • 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Kids 6-12.
      2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Teens.

    • ZegART Studios
      700 Charles Page Boulevard

  • 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Sphero: It’s a Ball, It’s a Robot, It’s Awesome!

    • Charles Page Library
      551 East 4th Street

  • 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Keystone Kids Wrestling Practice.

    • Charles Page High School
      500 North Adams Road.

  • 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Acrylic Painting Class.

    • ZegART Studios
      700 East Charles Page Boulevard

Tuesday

  • 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Reach Kids Vacation Bible School: Read Set Go.

    • Ages 5 through 5th Grade.

    • Reach Church
      1402 North 81st West Avenue

  • 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Build a Reader Storytime & Stay and Play.

    • Charles Page Library
      551 East 4th Street

  • 12:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Summer Art Camp - Faux Stained Glass, Mosaic, Wire, Painting.

    • 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Kids 6-12.
      2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Teens.

    • ZegART Studios
      700 Charles Page Boulevard

  • 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Oil Painting class.

    • ZegART Studios
      700 East Charles Page Boulevard

Wednesday

  • Summer Pride.

    • 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Junior High Girls - All Sports.

    • 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. High School Wrestling.

    • 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. High School Football.

    • 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Junior High Girls - All Sports.

    • Charles Page High School
      500 North Adams Road

  • 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Reach Kids Vacation Bible School: Read Set Go.

    • Ages 5 through 5th Grade.

    • Reach Church
      1402 North 81st West Avenue

  • 11:30 a.m. City Council and Municipal Authority joint meetings.

  • 12:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Summer Art Camp - Faux Stained Glass, Mosaic, Wire, Painting.

    • 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Kids 6-12.
      2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Teens.

    • ZegART Studios
      700 Charles Page Boulevard

  • 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Keystone Kids Wrestling Practice.

    • Charles Page High School
      500 North Adams Road.

  • 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Watercolor Painting class.

    • ZegART Studios
      700 East Charles Page Boulevard

  • 6:30 p.m. Core Student Ministries Color Clash Paint War.

    • HillSpring Church
      8801 West 41st Street South

Thursday

  • Summer Pride.

    • 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Junior High Boys - All Sports.

    • 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. High School Football.

    • 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Junior High Girls - All Sports.

    • Charles Page High School
      500 North Adams Road

  • 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Reach Kids Vacation Bible School: Read Set Go.

    • Ages 5 through 5th Grade.

    • Reach Church
      1402 North 81st West Avenue

  • 12:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Summer Art Camp - Faux Stained Glass, Mosaic, Wire, Painting.

    • 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Kids 6-12.
      2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Teens.

    • ZegART Studios
      700 Charles Page Boulevard

  • 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Lego Fun.

    • Charles Page Library
      551 East 4th Street

  • 6:00 p.m. BINGO

    • American Legion - Billie A. Hall Post 17
      500 North Main Street

  • 6:00 p.m. Drawing class.

    • ZegART Studios
      700 East Charles Page Boulevard

Friday

  • Summer Pride.

    • 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Junior High Boys - All Sports.

    • 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. High School Wrestling.

    • 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. High School Football.

    • Charles Page High School
      500 North Adams Road

  • 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Reach Kids Vacation Bible School: Read Set Go.

    • Ages 5 through 5th Grade.

    • Reach Church
      1402 North 81st West Avenue

  • 11:30 a.m. City of Sand Springs Employee Appreciation Picnic.

    • HillSpring Church
      8801 West 41st Street South

Saturday

  • 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. HillSpring Serve Day.

    • HillSpring Church
      8801 West 41st Street

  • 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Open Hike Day.

    • Keystone Ancient Forest
      160 Ancient Forest Drive

  • 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Teacher Appreciation Event.

    • First 300 teachers (with ID) - free cake, ice cream, drinks, photobooth, and goodie bags.

    • Walmart
      220 South Highway 97

Sunday

  • 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Creative Writing Workshop.

    • ZegART Studios
      700 Charles Page Boulevard

On The Horizon

  • 7/15-7/18 - Summer Art Camp: Faux Stained Glass, Mosaic, Wire.

  • 8/3 - CPHS Class of 1974 - 45 Year Reunion.

  • 8/12 - CPHS Football Mandatory Parent Meeting.

  • 8/17 - Sertoma Murder Mystery Dinner.


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Sand Springs Parks Dept. unveils new restroom facility at Pratt Civitan Park & Splashpad

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Sand Springs City leaders and Parks Department staff gathered for a ribbon cutting celebration at Pratt Civitan Park Tuesday morning. The department recently completed construction on a new restroom facility with covered patio seating.

“The citizens of Sand Springs recognized the increased popularity of Pratt Civitan Park after the recently installed splash pad, and approved this need through the passing of a GO Bond,” stated Parks Director Jeff Edwards. “Our talented staff went above and beyond their normal job duties in our commitment to providing a more enjoyable park environment, to offer this custom comfort station to the public.”

The six-month project was completed by Parks Staff instead of being contracted out in order to save taxpayers money. The climate-controlled family bathroom is ADA compliant and uses magnetic door locks. It will be open during normal Park hours from 6:00 a.m. to midnight. Also attached to the building is a new pavilion and a pressure wash station for maintenance crews to more easily service the splash pad.

The 3.6 acre park is located at 212 West 43rd Street and features basketball and tennis courts, a swing set, grills, two covered pavilions, and the city’s only functional splash pad. The park is named for the now defunct Civitan Club who previously helped raise funds for the swing bay.

Improvements are also being made at Angus Valley Park and Ray Brown Park. Case Community Park is still closed at press time due to damages sustained during the recent historic flooding that completely submerged the hundred-acre park, which includes the Rotary Super Splash Pad. That closure has significantly increased the number of visitors at Pratt Civitan in recent weeks.

Pratt Civitan’s two pavilions are free on a first-come first-served basis, or can be reserved at $20.00 per hour.

This Week in Sand Springs (6/30 - 7/6/19)

Sunday

  • 7:00 p.m. Freedom Celebration.

    • Harvest Church
      1601 West 4th Street

Monday

  • 11:30 a.m. Charles Page High School Alumni Association Meeting.

    • Socialize from 11:30 to 1:00 p.m., meeting starts at 1:00.

    • The Canyons at Blackjack Ridge - Grill
      1801 North McKinley Road

  • 12:00 p.m. Sand Springs Chamber of Commerce Open Forum - Speaker Stephanie Duran with Gable Law.

    • Part two of a four part series on Medical Marijuana. Will focus on Human Resource Issues for business owners and employees.

    • Tulsa Tech - Sand Springs Campus
      924 East Charles Page Boulevard

  • 5:30 p.m. Sand Springs Public Schools District Dialogue meeting.

    • Charles Page High School Performing Arts Building
      600 North Adams Road

  • 7:00 p.m. Sand Springs Board of Education meeting.

Tuesday

  • 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Build a Reader Storytime/Stay and Play.

    • Charles Page Library
      551 East 4th Street

Thursday

  • Independence Day.

On The Horizon

  • 7/8-7/11 - Summer Art Camp: Faux Stained Glass, Mosaic, Wire.

  • 7/10 - Core Student Ministries Color Clash Paint War.

  • 8/3 - CPHS Class of 1974 - 45 Year Reunion.

  • 8/12 - CPHS Football Mandatory Parent Meeting.


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  • Free for Sandite Pride Partners.

Nine Fun Free Summer Destinations in Sand Springs

Hundreds of Sandites are still picking up the pieces after historic flooding devastated low-lying river-side areas outside of the protection of the levee system.

Not only did many flood victims lose their homes, but the entire community lost access to the 100-acre recreational paradise that is Case Community Park.

Soccer, Softball, Baseball, Disc Golf, Volleyball, Basketball, Trails, Horse Shoes, BMX, playgrounds, and the Rotary Super Splash Pad were all taken from Sand Springs for the foreseeable future.

Despite the tragic park closure, there are still many great opportunities for Sand Springs residents to find some rest, relaxation, recreation, and entertainment.

Case Community Center

While most of Case Community Park may be closed, the community center at the north end of the park escaped the flood waters and is open for business. Although part of the building is set aside for FEMA operations, there are still plenty of fun activities.

Pickleball, Zumba, Tai Chi, Tiny Tots in Training, Dance Fitness, and Senior Exercise are only a few of the regularly scheduled activities. There’s an open basketball court, workout equipment, an indoor track, ping pong, video games, and more!

Case Community Skate Park

Also open for recreation is the 7,000 sq. ft. skate park located just south of the Community Center. Break out your skateboard, scooter, or bicycle and hit the quarter pipe! Ramps, stairs, rails, banks, bridges, all open from dawn till dusk!

Click here for more information on the Skate Park and Community Center.

Sand Springs Historical and Cultural Museum

Located in the heart of the downtown Triangle district, this beautiful example of Art Deco architecture is on the National Register of Historic Places, and is a fun and educational way to spend your afternoon.

Constructed in 1929 as a public library, the building was commissioned by Lucile Page to honor her late husband, Charles Page, the founder and patriarch of Sand Springs.

The library was converted into a museum following the construction of the new Charles Page Library building in 2001. The museum features a permanent exhibit on the history of Sand Springs and legacy of its benefactor, as well as rotating art and history exhibits.

Click here for more information on the museum.

Katy Trail & Centennial Park

Go for a bike ride along Katy Trail! Free parking for the trail is available at the Stage Department Store, right by the original site of the sandy springs from which our town draws its name. This easy-rated trail system can take you as far as you want to go, meeting with Newblock Park Trail and Riverparks East Trail in Tulsa. You can also take it south along Highway 97 into Prattville.

Click here for more information on Katy Trail.

Keystone Ancient Forest

Enjoy 1,360 acres of 300-year-old post oaks, 500-year-old cedars, wildlife, beautiful scenery, and about eight miles of hiking trails at varying difficulties. See the untamed wilderness that has remained mostly unchanged since it was first traversed by famed explorer Washington Irving almost 200 years ago. This park was one of the deciding factors in why Expedia named Sand Springs as Oklahoma’s Best Getaway Location for 2019.

Click here for more information on Keystone Ancient Forest.

Page Park

This north-side park features playground equipment, tennis courts, basketball, grills, swing sets, a teeter-totter, and a large open field for baseball, softball, kite-flying, etc.

Pratt Civitan Park

This recently-renovated south-side beauty offers basketball, tennis, swing sets, playground equipment, grills, a brand new restroom facility, and the City’s only open splash pad.

Ray Brown Park

One of the most recent park renovations includes new playground equipment, swing sets, grills, a picnic area, a trail, and lots of open space for group activities.

Sand Springs Lake Park

The Sand Springs Lake is another historic piece of Sand Springs. Originally a weekend destination for neighboring Tulsans, it used to be a popular swimming hole with a petting zoo and amusement park. Those days are long gone, but it’s still a quaint afternoon getaway with an ADA-accessible trail, a beautiful garden, and well-stocked ecosystem of fish.

ZegART Studios

One great place for summer activities is ZegART Studios. The local art studio and gallery features great affordable summer camp classes for youth ages 6-18. Learn to express yourself through mobiles, wall hangings, macrame, painting, mosaics, metal engraving, string art, wood work, birdhouses, acrylics, and more.

Click here for more information on ZegART Studios.

Harper’s Hut Shaved Ice & Java

With cheap delicious snow cones, voted Best in Tulsa County in 2016, and lots of free activities for the kiddos, Harper’s Hut is a must-stop for all Sand Springs visitors. Toss a frisbee or a football, practice your disc golf throw, hula hoop, play corn hole, and have your picture taken aboard a pirate ship!

Click here for more information on Harper’s Hut.


This Week in Sand Springs (6/23 - 6/30/19)

Sunday

  • 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Tulsa Parade of Homes.

  • 2:30 p.m. Sand Springs Community Theatre presents… “The Fantasticks.”

    • Central Ninth Grade Center
      400 North Garfield Avenue

Monday

  • Summer Pride.

    • 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Junior High Boys - All Sports.

    • 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. High School Wrestling.

    • 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. High School Football.

    • 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Junior High Girls - All Sports.

    • Charles Page High School
      500 North Adams Road

  • 12:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Summer Art Camp - Mobiles, Wall Hangings, Macrame.

    • 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Kids 6-12.
      2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Teens.

    • ZegART Studios
      700 Charles Page Boulevard

  • 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Her Comes the Fire Truck!

    • Climb aboard a Sand Springs fire engine and meet our local firemen.

    • Pratt Library
      3219 South 113th West Avenue

  • 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Monday Movie: “Home.”

    • Charles Page Library
      551 East 4th Street

  • 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p..m. Keystone Kids Wrestling Practice.

    • Charles Page High School
      500 North Adams Road.

  • 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Acrylic Painting Class.

    • ZegART Studios
      700 East Charles Page Boulevard

Tuesday

  • 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Build a Reader Storytime & Stay and Play.

    • Charles Page Library
      551 East 4th Street

  • 12:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Summer Art Camp - Mobiles, Wall Hangings, Macrame.

    • 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Kids 6-12.
      2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Teens.

    • ZegART Studios
      700 Charles Page Boulevard

  • 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Oil Painting Class.

    • ZegART Studios
      700 East Charles Boulevard

Wednesday

  • Summer Pride.

    • 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Junior High Girls - All Sports.

    • 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. High School Wrestling.

    • 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. High School Football.

    • 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Junior High Girls - All Sports.

    • Charles Page High School
      500 North Adams Road

  • 12:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Summer Art Camp - Mobiles, Wall Hangings, Macrame.

    • 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Kids 6-12.
      2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Teens.

    • ZegART Studios
      700 Charles Page Boulevard

  • 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Beginner SEO Training for Small Business.

  • 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p..m. Keystone Kids Wrestling Practice.

    • Charles Page High School
      500 North Adams Road.

  • 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Watercolor Painting Class.

    • ZegART Studios
      700 East Charles Page Boulevard

Thursday

  • Summer Pride.

    • 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Junior High Boys - All Sports.

    • 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. High School Football.

    • 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Junior High Girls - All Sports.

    • Charles Page High School
      500 North Adams Road

  • 12:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Summer Art Camp - Mobiles, Wall Hangings, Macrame.

    • 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Kids 6-12.
      2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Teens.

    • ZegART Studios
      700 Charles Page Boulevard

  • 6:00 p.m. BINGO

    • American Legion - Billie A. Hall Post 17
      500 North Main Street

  • 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Drawing Class.

    • ZegART Studios
      700 East Charles Page Boulevard

Friday

  • Summer Pride.

    • 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Junior High Boys - All Sports.

    • 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. High School Wrestling.

    • 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. High School Football.

    • Charles Page High School
      500 North Adams Road

  • 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Josh Heupel’s The 14 Foundation presents PIT Camp: Performance Improvement Training, Football Academics & Sports Skills.

    • 8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Check In.
      3:00 p.m. Check Out.

    • CPHS Veterans Memorial Stadium
      600 North Adams Road

  • 12:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Summer Art Camp - Mobiles, Wall Hangings, Macrame.

    • 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Kids 6-12.
      2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Teens.

    • ZegART Studios
      700 Charles Page Boulevard

Saturday

  • 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Hike With Your Dog Day.

    • Keystone Ancient Forest
      160 Ancient Forest Drive

Sunday

On The Horizon

  • 7/8-7/11 - Summer Art Camp: Faux Stained Glass, Mosaic, Wire.

  • 7/10 - Core Student Ministries Color Clash Paint War.

  • 8/3 - CPHS Class of 1974 - 45 Year Reunion.

  • 8/12 - CPHS Football Mandatory Parent Meeting.


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Sertoma and Pier 51 fireworks shows canceled due to flooding

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The annual Pier 51 and Sand Springs Sertoma Club fireworks shows have been canceled for the 2019 season due to flooding.

The Sertoma Club has hosted an annual fireworks show on July 3rd since 1989, but this is the second time in the past three years that the event has been canceled. In 2017 the club had to cancel their show due to construction in Case Community Park. Now it has been called off due to extensive flood damage after the entirety of Case Park was submerged for more than a week.

Pier 51 on Keystone Lake also hosts an annual Independence Day fireworks show and has called off their festivities due to high waters and low revenue. At press time Keystone Lake is 25 feet higher than this date last year. According to event organizers, the area from which the fireworks are normally launched is currently submerged. High water levels and questionable lake conditions due to upstream flooding have put a damper on the Keystone-area economy this season.

One fireworks show that will continue unimpeded is the eighth annual Big Blast Fireworks Show and Kids Fun Fest at 17516 West 8th Street. Festivities kick off at 5:00 p.m. Saturday, June 22nd with the fireworks show beginning at dark. There will be free games, prizes, concessions and more with $10 kids passes available for unlimited inflatable jumps and a pony ride.

Fireworks Permit Sales Available in City of Sand Springs

The City of Sand Springs will offer fireworks permits for $20 each for any resident wishing to discharge fireworks within the city limits of Sand Springs. Walk up sales for the mandatory permits begin on Wednesday, June 19, and will end at 4:00 p.m. on July 3. The permits must be purchased by an adult age 18 or older that serves as the responsible party for activities at an individual residence. Permits are non-transferable.

During the holiday, permit holders can use residential streets as a fireworks discharge area provided that activities do not hinder traffic and all debris is removed. Fireworks may be discharged in the Sand Springs city limits on July 3 from 6:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m. and on July 4 from 11:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m. No other use of fireworks is allowed outside of these times.

Permits can be purchased using either of two methods: 1) purchase in person at Sand Springs Fire Department Administration Offices, located at 108 E Broadway St; 2) purchase online at www.sandspringsok.org/fwpermit

Citizens opting to purchase in person can visit the Fire Administration office from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on weekdays beginning Wednesday, June 19 and running through Wednesday, July 3. Fire Administration will remain open during the lunch hour to accommodate purchases during the week of Monday, June 24 through Friday, June 28.

“Last year’s success of online sales makes purchasing more convenient with less time restrictions on when they can be purchased,” said Sand Springs Deputy Fire Chief Justin Hall. Online sales will end however at 4:00 p.m. on July 4. There will be a processing fee of approximately $2 added to each electronic transaction.

Although fireworks can be enjoyed by citizens, fire officials urge residents to remember that live fireworks often frighten and stress animals. Officials ask that citizens take a moment to secure their pets to reduce the chances of animals running away.

Fees collected from permits help offset overtime costs of police and fire officials who patrol neighborhoods on this busy holiday to assure fireworks are being discharged responsibly with a valid permit. Without the permit, the pre-set court fine for illegally discharging of fireworks in the city limits is $171. However, a maximum fine of $500 plus court costs can be imposed for serious or repetitive violations.

For further information about fireworks permits, call the Sand Springs Fire Administration Office at 918-246-2548.