This Week in Sand Springs (5/5 - 5/12/19)

Monday

  • 8:00 a.m. Boys’ Regional Tennis Tournament.

    • Union Intermediate High School
      7616 South Garnett Road
      Broken Arrow, OK 74012

  • 12:00 p.m. Sand Springs Chamber of Commerce Open Forum - RSVP required.

    • Tulsa Tech
      924 East Charles Page Boulevard

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

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

Tuesday

  • 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Junior High Girls Basketball Tryouts.

    • For players entering 7th/8th Grade.

    • Ed Dubie Field House
      600 North Adams Road

Wednesday

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

    • Special practice with University of Oklahoma Assistant Coach Hunter Stieber, a two-time NCAA All-American, Big Ten Champion, and Pan American Champion.

    • Cost is free for registered Keystone Kids club members, and $10 for guests.

    • Charles Page High School
      500 North Adams Road.

Thursday

  • 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. High School Girls Basketball Tryouts.

    • For players entering 9th-12th Grades.

    • 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

  • 7:00 a.m. West Side Alliance Annual Golf Tournament.

  • 8:00 a.m. Boys Tennis State Tournament.

    • Oklahoma City Tennis Center
      3400 North Portland Avenue
      Oklahoma City, OK 73112

  • 10:00 a.m. Track and Field State Tournament.

    • Moore High School
      300 North Eastern Avenue
      Moore, OK 73160

  • 7:00 p.m. Unity Praise - “Fire on the River”.

    • Case Community Park
      2500 South River City Park Road

Saturday

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

    • Keystone Ancient Forest
      160 Ancient Forest Drive

  • 8:00 a.m. Boys Tennis State Tournament.

    • Oklahoma City Tennis Center
      3400 North Portland Avenue
      Oklahoma City, OK 73112

  • 10:00 a.m. Track and Field State Tournament.

    • Moore High School
      300 North Eastern Avenue
      Moore, OK 73160

  • 7:00 p.m. Charles Page High School Graduation.

    • Mabee Center
      7777 South Lewis Avenue
      Tulsa, OK 74171

Sunday

  • Mother’s Day.

Ongoing

  • 3/16-6/3 - Unseen India exhibit at Charles Page Cultural and Historical Museum.

On The Horizon

  • 5/18 - May Town Hall with Senator Ikley-Freeman.

  • 5/19 - Pokemon Go Community Day.

  • 5/24 - RESCHEDULED - Incredibles 2 at Case Community Park.

  • 5/27 - Memorial Day.

  • 6/15 - CPHS Class of 1994 - 25 Year Reunion.


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"Fire on the River" Praise & Worship event set for May 10th in Sand Springs

In Jesus Name Ministries will be holding its Third Annual Unity Praise event Friday, May 10th in Sand Springs, Oklahoma, and this year it will be at a new venue. Previously held at the Charles Page High School Veterans Memorial Stadium, the nondenominational praise and worship concert will move to the Case Community Park amphitheater.

Unity Praise
7:00 p.m.
May 10th, 2019
Case Community Park
2500 S River City Park Rd
Sand Springs, OK 74063

Unity Praise was founded in 2017 by Jim and Stephanie Schrepel who felt God calling them to help unify the body of Christ in Sand Springs. "God is going to build up Sand Springs to be a spiritual hub in America,” prophesied Jim in 2017.

The concert will begin at 7:00 p.m. Friday night on the Great Lawn, and will run as late as people are wanting to stay. The theme for the 2019 Unity Praise is “Fire on the River.”

“We were inspired to do Fire on the River because of a prophetic word that Chuck Pierce gave at CityPlex Towers back in August,” said Jim Schrepel. “There’s going to be a healing move of the Spirit and it’s going to follow the Arkansas River.”

The Schrepels want to see Sand Springs churches come together as a single body, regardless of denominational differences, to praise God and seek his presence in the community. The seeds of that unity have long been planted and growing for some time now.

Several local pastors gather at monthly Ministerial Alliance meetings which include Catholic, Charismatic, Pentecostal, Baptist churches and more. The Alliance hosts several local events annually and makes substantial donations towards Sand Springs Emergency Responder Christmas bonuses.

But the Ministerial Alliance only represents a handful of churches in a community with dozens of congregations and thousands of Christian believers. The Schrepels want to see all of them come together.

The Shipley family, from Sand Springs, will be performing at the event along with musicians from several local churches. Darin Shipley, a Tulsa Police Officer, is a recording artist with albums and a traveling ministry. His brother Carey plays drums, and his daughters and wife, Pam, are all talented vocalists.

The worship team from The Stronghold church is expected to play, as will a few other groups. In addition to worship music, the event will also have a time of ministry for women since it is taking place on Mother’s Day weekend.

This Week in Sand Springs (4/14 - 4/21/19)

Monday

  • 8:30 a.m. Sandite Golf at Sapulpa Tournament.

    • Sapulpa City Golf Course
      1200 West Dewey Avenue
      Sapulpa, OK 74066

  • 6:00 p.m. Sandite Baseball vs. Jenks.

    • Jenks High School Baseball Field
      950 North 3rd Street
      Jenks, OK 74037

Tuesday

  • Sand Springs/Sapulpa Joint Board Meeting - CANCELED.

  • 8:00 a.m. Lady Sandite Golf at Bishop Kelley Tournament.

    • LaFortune Park
      5501 South Yale Avenue
      Tulsa, OK 74135

  • 12:00 p.m. Lent Devotional Time and Lunch.

    • St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church
      601 Lake Drive

  • 5:00 p.m. Sandite Softball vs. Jenks.

    • Sandite Sports Complex
      408 West 55th Street

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

  • 6:00 p.m. Sandite Baseball vs. Jenks, Youth Night.

    • Free admission for kids in jerseys. Youth are invited to join the high school team on the field for the national anthem.

    • Sandite Sports Complex
      408 West 55th Street

  • 6:00 p.m. Lady Sandite Soccer vs. Owasso.
    8:00 p.m. Sandite Soccer vs. Owasso.

    • Owasso High School
      12901 East 86th Street North
      Owasso, OK 74055

Wednesday

  • 9:00 a.m. Sandite Golf at Owasso Tournament.

    • Bailey Ranch Golf Course
      10105 Larkin Bailey Boulevard
      Owasso, OK 74055

Thursday

  • 8:00 a.m. Lady Sandite Golf at State Preview Tournament.

    • Earlywine Park Golf Course
      11600 South Portland Avenue
      Oklahoma City, OK 73170

  • 8:00 a.m. Lady Sandite Tennis at Claremore Tournament.

    • Claremore High School
      201 East Stuart Roosa
      Claremore, OK 74017

  • 5:00 p.m. Lady Sandite Softball vs. Owasso (Double-Header).

    • Sandite Sports Complex
      408 West 55th Street

  • 6:00 p.m. Sand Springs BMX Free Open House.

    • Case Community Park
      2600 South River City Park Road

  • 6:00 p.m. BINGO

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

  • 6:00 p.m. Lady Sandite Soccer vs. Capitol Hill.
    8:00 p.m. Sandite Soccer vs. Capitol Hill.

    • CB Speegle Stadium
      698 Southwest Grand Boulevard
      Oklahoma City, OK 73109

Friday

  • 3:30 a.m. Sandite Track and Field at Muskogee Classic.

    • Indian Bowl
      402 North South Street
      Muskogee, OK 74403

  • 7:00 p.m. Sandite Baseball vs. Union, Senior Night.

    • Sandite Sports Complex
      408 West 55th Street

  • 7:30 p.m. Free Concert featuring Halo Jordan, Jim Barritt, Pastor Pudge and Sister Sludge Redneck Revival.

    • 5 West Outpost
      5 West 41st Street

Saturday

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

    • Keystone Ancient Forest
      160 Ancient Forest Drive

  • 6:30 p.m. Sandite Baseball vs. Sapulpa.

    • L.D. Lawson Stadium
      1004 West Bryan
      Sapulpa, OK 74066

  • 7:30 p.m. Free Concert featuring Halo Jordan, Jim Barritt, Pastor Pudge and Sister Sludge Redneck Revival, Branded, Sonny and Trish Moody, James and Vanessa Lacey.

    • 5 West Outpost
      5 West 41st Street

Ongoing

  • 3/16-6/3 - Unseen India exhibit at Charles Page Cultural and Historical Museum.

On The Horizon

  • 4/25 - 30th Annual Sand Springs Education Foundation Hall of Fame Banquet.

  • 5/1 - Opening Day at Sand Springs Splash Pads.

  • 5/3 - Incredibles 2 at Case Community Park.

  • 5/3 - Mayor’s Cup Softball Tournament.

  • 5/3 - 5/4 - 9th Annual 100 Mile Yard Sale.

  • 5/3 - 5/5 - WSA Cup.

  • 5/6 - Sand Springs Chamber Open Forum (Speaker: Lt. Governor Matt Pinnell).

  • 5/7 - Junior High Girls Basketball Tryouts.

  • 5/9 - High School Girls Basketball Tryouts.

  • 5/10 - Unity Praise: Fire on the River.

  • 5/11 - Charles Page High School graduation.

  • 5/12 - Mother’s Day.


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This Week in Sand Springs (4/7 - 4/14/19)

Sunday

  • 2:30 p.m. Sand Springs Community Theatre presents Dan Neidermyer’s Aladdin.

    • Central Ninth Grade Center - Auditorium
      14 West 4th Street

Monday

  • 8:00 a.m. Sandite Tennis at Bartlesville Tournament.

    • Bartlesville High School
      1700 Hillcrest Drive
      Bartlesville, OK 74003

  • 9:00 a.m. Lady Sandite Golf at Owasso Tournament.

    • Owasso Golf & Athletic Club
      13604 East 84th Street North
      Owasso, OK 74055

  • 1:30 p.m. Sandite Softball vs. Jenks.

    • Jenks Softball Stadium
      1701 North Birch Street
      Jenks, OK 74037

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

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

    • CPHS Performing Arts Building
      600 North Adams Roads

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

  • 6:00 p.m. Sandite Baseball vs. Ponca City.

    • Ponca City High School
      927 North 5th Street
      Ponca City, OK 74601

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

Tuesday

  • 8:00 a.m. Sandite Golf at Bishop Kelley Tournament.

    • LaFortune Park
      5501 South Yale Avenue
      Tulsa, OK 74135

  • 8:00 a.m. Lady Sandite Tennis at Bartlesville Tournament.

    • Bartlesville High School
      1700 Hillcrest Drive
      Bartlesville, OK 74003

  • 12:00 p.m. Lent Devotion Series and Lunch.

    • St. Patrick’s Catholic Church
      204 East 4th Street

  • 6:00 p.m. Sandite Baseball vs. Ponca City.

    • Sandite Sports Complex
      408 West 55th Street

  • 5:00 p.m. Lady Sandite Soccer vs. Shawnee.
    7:00 p.m. Sandite Soccer vs. Shawnee.

    • Shawnee High School
      1001 North Kennedy Avenue
      Shawnee, OK 74801

Wednesday

  • 8:30 a.m. Lady Sandite Golf at Sapulpa Tournament.

    • Sapulpa Municipal Golf Course
      1200 West Dewey Avenue
      Sapulpa, OK 74066

  • 11:30 a.m. Sand Springs City Council meeting.

Thursday

  • 8:00 a.m. Sandite Golf at Frontier Valley Conference Championship.

    • Page Belcher Golf Course
      6666 South Union Avenue
      Tulsa, OK 74132

  • 1:30 p.m. Sandite Baseball vs. Booker T. Washington.

    • Bixby High School
      601 South Riverview Drive
      Bixby, OK 74008

  • 5:00 p.m. Lady Sandite Softball vs. Broken Arrow.

    • Broken Arrow High School
      1901 East Albany Street
      Broken Arrow, OK 74012

  • 6:00 p.m. BINGO

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

Friday

  • 10:00 a.m. Sandite Track and Field at Yukon Classic.

    • Yukon High School
      1777 South Yukon Parkway
      Yukon, OK 73099

  • 4:00 p.m. Sandite Baseball vs. Jenks.
    6:30 p.m. Sandite Baseball vs. Bixby

    • Bixby High School
      601 South Riverview Drive
      Bixby, OK 74008

  • 6:00 p.m. Lady Sandite Soccer vs. Union.
    8:00 p.m. Sandite Soccer vs. Union.

    • CPHS Veterans Memorial Stadium
      600 North Adams Road

Saturday

  • 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Case River Run 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run.

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

    • Keystone Ancient Forest
      160 Ancient Forest Drive

  • 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 30th Annual Herbal Affair and Festival.

  • 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 2nd Annual Westival.

  • 1:00 p.m. Sandite Baseball vs. TBA.

    • Bixby High School
      601 South Riverview Drive
      Bixby, OK 74008

  • 2:00 p.m. Sandite Golf at Jenks Tournament.

    • Southlakes Golf Course
      9253 South Elwood Avenue
      Jenks, OK 74037

  • 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Pokemon Go! Community Day.

Ongoing

  • 3/16-6/3 - Unseen India exhibit at Charles Page Cultural and Historical Museum.

On The Horizon

  • 4/25 - 30th Annual Sand Springs Education Foundation Hall of Fame Banquet.

  • 5/3 - Incredibles 2 at Case Community Park.

  • 5/3 - Mayor’s Cup Softball Tournament.

  • 5/3 - 5/4 - 9th Annual 100 Mile Yard Sale.

  • 5/3 - 5/5 - WSA Cup.

  • 5/6 - Sand Springs Chamber Open Forum (Speaker: Lt. Governor Matt Pinnell).

  • 5/10 - 3rd Annual Unity Praise event.

  • 5/11 - Charles Page High School graduation.

  • 5/12 - Mother’s Day.


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Oklahoma Kids Local Vocal Competition comes to Tulsa Area

America’s “Big League of Little Entertainers,” Oklahoma Kids, a division of American Kids Inc., has set a local competition on April 13th, 2019 to be held at the new Kiefer Event Center in Kiefer, OK. The entry deadline is April 9th, according to Oklahoma Kids National Director Nathan Johnson. The membership and competition is open to all youth ages 3 through high school seniors, 18 years old. Nikki Anderson, event coordinator, can be contacted with questions at (620) 875-3731 or by email at Nikki.euphoria@gmail.com. All states are invited to participate in this local competition., and Entry forms and guidelines are available at https://www.americankidsinc.com/forms-2/ and may be used by young performers in all states. All Entry forms are due by April 9th .

The competition event will begin with registration at 9 a.m., followed by a brief parents meeting, with the Competition beginning immediately following the meeting. There will be an Awards Ceremony to conclude the day with a wide variety of prizes from cash to medals and trophies for five different age divisions at all levels of competition. The different levels of competition include six categories: Country Vocal, Gospel Vocal, Serious/Classical Vocal, Musical Theater, Popular Vocal, and Specialty Acts.

The Kiefer Local Competition event is followed by optional progressive levels of talent competitions, including a State Competition for qualifying acts which is held at the beautiful McSwain Theater in Ada, Oklahoma in June. The American Kids competition season will conclude with Nationals and an All Star
Show the third weekend in July in Nashville, Tennessee. The All Star Show is judged by entertainment industry professionals who will choose our new Entertainer of the Year for 2019.

“Our members present a wide variety of performances on the local, state and national level to share their talent for the benefit of others. 2019 will be a very exciting year for Oklahoma Kids with performances in several states nationwide, which are currently being cast,” said Nathan Johnson, National Director. “Members enjoy exposure, growth, character development, and opportunity. Because of the experiences gained from being on stage, members are better prepared for whatever they choose to do in life. Many members are performing on Broadway and on tour with Disney and in Branson and Nashville: Blake Shelton, Kristin Chenoweth, Carrie Underwood, Bryan White, Darci Lynn, and Alaska and Madi are all alumni of Oklahoma Kids,” according to American Kids Founder, Dr. Dale Smith.

This Week in Sand Springs (3/31 - 4/7/19)

Monday

  • 9:00 a.m. Sandite Golf at Coweta Tournament.

    • The Club at Indian Springs
      16006 East 131st Street South
      Broken Arrow, OK 74011

  • 12:00 p.m. Sand Springs Chamber of Commerce Open Forum.

    • RSVP Required.

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

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

  • 6:00 p.m. Sandite Baseball vs. Broken Arrow.

    • Sandite Sports Complex
      408 West 55th Street

  • RESCHEDULED: Sand Springs Public School Board of Education meeting.

    • Regular monthly meeting set for April 8th.

Tuesday

  • 5:00 p.m. Lady Sandite Softball vs. Barnsdall.

    • Barnsdall High School
      200 8th Street
      Barnsdall, OK 74002

  • 6:00 p.m. Sandite Baseball vs. Broken Arrow.

    • BAHS Tiger Field
      1901 East Albany Street
      Broken Arrow, OK 74012

  • 5:00 p.m. Lady Sandite Soccer vs. Edmond Santa Fe.
    7:00 p.m. Sandite Soccer vs. Edmond Santa Fe.

    • Edmond Santa Fe
      1901 West 15th Street
      Edmond, OK 73013

Wednesday

  • 8:30 a.m. Lady Sandite Golf at Jenks Tournament.

    • South Lakes Golf Course
      9253 South Elwood Avenue
      Jenks, OK 74037

  • 12:00 p.m. Sand Springs Women’s Chamber meeting.

    • Crescent Cafe
      3417 South 113th West Avenue

Thursday

  • 4:30 p.m. Lady Sandite Softball vs. Kellyville.

    • Kellyville High School
      14903 Maple Drive
      Kellyville, OK 74039

  • 6:00 p.m. Sandite Baseball vs. Bartlesville.

    • Doenges Memorial Stadium
      115 East Hensley Boulevard
      Bartlesville, OK 74003

  • 6:00 p.m. BINGO

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

  • 7:00 p.m. Sand Springs Community Theatre presents Dan Neidermyer’s Aladdin.

    • Central Ninth Grade Center - Auditorium
      14 West 4th Street

Friday

  • 10:00 a.m. Sandite Track and Field at Reasor’s Track Classic.

    • Tahlequah High School
      591 Pendleton Street
      Tahlequah, OK 74464

  • 6:00 p.m. Lady Sandite Soccer vs. Norman.
    8:00 p.m. Sandite Soccer vs. Norman.

    • CPHS Veterans Memorial Stadium
      600 North Adams Road

  • 6:15 p.m. Sand Springs Band Boosters BINGO Night.

    • Charles Page High School - Cafeteria
      500 North Adams Road

  • 6:30 p.m. Family BINGO Night.

    • Angus Valley Elementary School
      412 West 55th Street

  • 7:00 p.m. Sand Springs Community Theatre presents Dan Neidermyer’s Aladdin.

    • Central Ninth Grade Center - Auditorium
      14 West 4th Street

Saturday

  • 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Chipper Days.

    • Free chipping on limbs up to 2” in diameter. Free wood chips and firewood while supplies last. Must bring City water bill to prove residency.

    • Sand Springs Street Department
      8620 West 21st Street

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

    • Keystone Ancient Forest
      160 Ancient Forest Drive

  • 1:00 p.m. Sandite Baseball vs. Yukon.

    • Yukon High School
      1777 South Yukon Parkway
      Yukon, OK 73099

  • 7:00 p.m. Sand Springs Community Theatre presents Dan Neidermyer’s Aladdin.

    • Central Ninth Grade Center - Auditorium
      14 West 4th Street

Sunday

  • 2:30 p.m. Sand Springs Community Theatre presents Dan Neidermyer’s Aladdin.

    • Central Ninth Grade Center - Auditorium
      14 West 4th Street

Ongoing

  • 3/5-3/31 - All-Black Towns of Oklahoma exhibit at Charles Page Cultural and Historical Museum.

  • 3/16-6/3 - Unseen India exhibit at Charles Page Cultural and Historical Museum.

On The Horizon

  • 4/13 - 30th Annual Herbal Affair & Festival. - Read More.

  • 4/25 - 30th Annual Sand Springs Education Foundation Hall of Fame Banquet.

  • 5/3 - Incredibles 2 at Case Community Park.

  • 5/3 - Mayor’s Cup Softball Tournament.

  • 5/3 - 5/5 - WSA Cup.

  • 5/6 - Sand Springs Chamber Open Forum (Speaker: Lt. Governor Matt Pinnell).

  • 5/11 - Charles Page High School graduation.

  • 5/12 - Mother’s Day.


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30th Annual Sand Springs Herbal Affair and Festival quickly approaching

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The 30th annual Sand Springs Herbal Affair and Festival will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday, April 13th, rain or shine. The beloved festival attracts nearly 30,000 individuals to the historic Sand Springs Triangle District every year. With nearly 150 vendor booths, live music, kids activities, and delicious foods, the event has something for the whole family.

“We’ll be sharing a wide variety of products from plant growers, vendors and craftsmen for this very special 30 year anniversary event,” stated Grant Gerondale, Community Development Director for the City. “Event goers should find even more great food options, arts and crafts and even a live pottery demonstration by budding artists at the Tulsa Boys Home.”

The public event will offer free shuttle services from Charles Page High School at 500 North Adams Road. Leashed pets are welcome. Church That Matters will provide a Kids Zone with a petting zoo, arts and crafts projects, and more.

Special 30 year commemorative Sand Springs Herbal Affair posters (11”x17”) will be available for $5.00 each as well as colorful “30 Years and Growing” Herbal Affair T-shirts for $10.00 while supplies last. All proceeds benefit the event.

“Whether you’re just looking a unique heritage tomato variety for your garden or a hand-made coffee mug for yourself or a friend, this year’s Herbal Affair should not be missed,” said Gerondale. ”Grab a friend, find some Amish chicken and noodles and kick back in our historic downtown to the tunes of some truly great local music. The Sand Springs Herbal Affair is truly one of the coolest things that happens each spring in Oklahoma.”

Event Schedule:
8:00 a.m. Sand Springs Herbal Affair opens, shuttle service begins.
8:30 a.m. Dulcimer Magic.
9:30 a.m. Monica Tayler.
11:00 a.m. Anna Massey.
12:00 p.m. Hometown Hero Award presented.
12:30 p.m. Janet Rutland and Shelby Eicher.
2:00 p.m. And Then There Were Two.
4:00 p.m. Event closes, shuttle service ends.

For a full list of vendors, click here to visit our Event Page.

Just a few blocks down the road from Herbal Affair, OkieSpice and Trade Co. will be hosting their 2nd Annual Westival event from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at 501 West 2nd Street. The free outdoor event will feature free tasting of products sold at the business year round.

Click here for a full list of Westival vendors.

This Week in Sand Springs (3/24 - 3/31/19)

Monday

Tuesday

  • 12:00 p.m. Lent Devotion Series and lunch.

    • First Presbyterian Church
      222 North Adams Road

  • 4:30 p.m. Lady Sandite Softball vs. Sapulpa.
    5:30 p.m. Double Header

    • Sapulpa Softball Field
      631 North Brown
      Sapulpa, OK 74066

  • 6:00 p.m. Winter Guard and Drum Line Parent Show.

    • Charles Page High School auditorium.
      500 North Adams Road

  • 6:00 p.m. Lady Sandite Soccer vs. Sapulpa.
    8:00 p.m. Sandite Soccer vs. Sapulpa.

    • Memorial Stadium
      600 North Adams Road

Wednesday

  • 8:30 a.m. Lady Sandite Golf at Bartlesville Tournament.

    • Adams Municipal Golf Course
      5801 Tuxedo Boulevard
      Bartlesville, OK 74006

Thursday

  • 12:30 p.m. Sandite Baseball vs. Tahlequah.

    • Pryor High School
      1100 Southeast 9th Street
      Pryor, OK 74361

  • 5:00 p.m. Lady Sandite Softball vs. Owasso.
    6:00 p.m. Double Header

    • Owasso High School
      12901 East 86th Street North
      Owasso, OK 74055

  • 5:30 p.m. Army of Stars Banquet.

    • HillSpring Church
      8801 West 41st Street

  • 6:00 p.m. BINGO

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

Friday

  • 8:00 a.m. Sandite Tennis at Muskogee Tournament.

    • Muskogee High School
      3200 East Shawnee Bypass
      Muskogee, OK 74403

  • 2:00 p.m. Sandite Baseball vs. Coweta.

    • Pryor High School
      1100 Southeast 9th Street
      Pryor, OK 74361

  • 3:45 p.m. Sandite Track and Field at 36th Annual Ram Relays.

    • Owasso High School
      12901 East 86th Street North
      Owasso, OK 74055

Saturday

  • 8:00 a.m. Sandite Tennis at Claremore Tournament.

    • Claremore High School
      201 East Stuart Roosa
      Claremore, OK 74017

  • 8:00 a.m. Lady Sandite Tennis at Muskogee Tournament.

    • Muskogee High School
      3200 East Shawnee Bypass
      Muskogee, OK 74403

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

    • Keystone Ancient Forest
      160 Ancient Forest Drive

  • 10:00 a.m. Sandite Baseball vs. Booker T. Washington.
    12:00 p.m. Sandite Baseball vs. TBA.

    • Pryor High School
      1100 Southeast 9th Street
      Pryor, OK 74361

Ongoing

  • 3/5-3/31 - All-Black Towns of Oklahoma exhibit at Charles Page Cultural and Historical Museum.

  • 3/16-6/3 - Unseen India exhibit at Charles Page Cultural and Historical Museum.

On The Horizon

  • 4/5 - Sand Springs Band Booster BINGO Night.

  • 4/6 - Hike With Your Dog Day at Keystone Ancient Forest.

  • 4/13 - 30th Annual Herbal Affair & Festival. - Read More.

  • 4/13 - 2nd Annual Westival.

  • 4/25 - 30th Annual Sand Springs Education Foundation Hall of Fame Banquet.

  • 5/3 - Incredibles 2 at Case Community Park.

  • 5/11 - Charles Page High School graduation.

  • 5/12 - Mother’s Day.


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This Week in Sand Springs (3/17 - 3/24/19)

Monday

  • 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Community Cleanup Day.

    • Meet at the Triangle. City will provide gloves, safety vests, and trash bags. Contact 918-246-2579 to sign up.

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

  • 4:00 p.m. CPHS Baseball vs. Davidson Academy (Tate Aggie Classic).

    • Tate High School
      1771 Tate Road
      Cantonment, Florida 32533

Tuesday

  • 8:00 a.m. SCORE Women’s Leadership Breakfast.

    • Crescent Cafe
      3417 South 113th West Avenue

  • 12:00 p.m. Lent Devotion Series and lunch.

    • Legacy Chapel - Woodland Memorial Park
      1200 North Cleveland Avenue

  • 1:00 p.m. CPHS Baseball vs. Nolensville (Tate Aggie Classic)

    • Ft. Walton Beach High School
      400 Hollywood Boulevard Northwest
      Ft. Walton Beach, Florida, 32548

  • 6:00 p.m. Cultural & Historical Museum board meeting.

Wednesday

  • 7:00 p.m. CPHS Baseball vs. Navarre.

    • Navarre High School
      8600 High School Boulevard
      Navarre, Florida 32566

Thursday

  • 4:00 p.m. CPHS Baseball vs. TBA (Tate Aggie Classic).

    • Tate High School
      1771 Tate Road
      Cantonment, Florida 32533

  • 6:00 p.m. BINGO

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

Saturday

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

    • Keystone Ancient Forest
      160 Ancient Forest Drive

Ongoing

  • 3/5-3/31 - All-Black Towns of Oklahoma exhibit at Charles Page Cultural and Historical Museum.

  • 3/16 - Unseen India exhibit at Charles Page Cultural and Historical Museum.

On The Horizon

  • 4/6 - Hike With Your Dog Day at Keystone Ancient Forest.

  • 4/13 - 30th Annual Herbal Affair & Festival. - Read More.

  • 4/13 - 2nd Annual Westival.

  • 4/25 - 30th Annual Sand Springs Education Foundation Hall of Fame Banquet.

  • 5/11 - Charles Page High School graduation.

  • 5/12 - Mother’s Day.


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"Unseen India" photography exhibit opens at Sand Springs Museum

The Sand Springs Cultural and Historical Museum is currently hosting an exhibit from photojournalist Bernie Guzik, and the museum held a grand opening for “Unseen India” with hors d’oeuvre and a lecture from the artist.

Guzik, who now resides in Tulsa, is a Cleveland, Ohio native and experienced musician. He graduated The Julliard School of performing arts in Manhattan, New York, and has performed with the New York Philharmonic, the Cleveland Orchestra, and the Tulsa Philharmonic.

He also has extensive travel experience in areas like Kenya, Israel, and Alaska, and his new exhibit comes from a February 2017 visit to rural tribal lands in eastern India. Though he did stop by the Taj Mahal during his trip, most of his time was spent far from traditional tourist locations.

The Sand Springs Museum is located in the former Page Memorial Library in the heart of the downtown Triangle District. Built in 1929, its unique style of art deco architecture landed it on the National Register of Historic Places. In addition to traveling exhibits, it also has a permanent display of the unique philanthropic and charitable history of Sand Springs.

“Unseen India” will be on display through May 31st. The museum is at 9 East Broadway Street and is open Tuesday through Friday from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Admission is free. The museum can be reached at 918-246-2509.

Sand Springs was named Oklahoma’s “Best Place to Escape To in 2019” by Expedia, and the museum is only one of countless tourist sites in the city. From beautiful murals, scenic drives, the Arkansas River, Shell Lake, Case Community Park, and the Keystone Ancient Forest, there’s plenty for the whole family to enjoy.

This Week in Sand Springs (3/3 - 3/10/19)

Monday

Tuesday

  • 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Election Day.

    • Sand Springs Public School District.

  • 6:00 p.m. Lady Sandite Soccer vs. Tahlequah.
    8:00 p.m. Sandite Soccer vs. Tahlequah.

    • CPHS Memorial Stadium
      600 North Adams Road

Wednesday

  • 12:00 p.m. Sand Springs Women’s Chamber meeting.

    • Crescent Cafe
      3417 South 113th West Avenue

Thursday

  • 2:00 p.m. No. 6 Lady Sandite Basketball vs. No. 12 Norman.

  • 6:00 p.m. BINGO

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

  • 7:00 p.m. Shrek: The Musical.

    • CPHS Auditorium
      500 North Adams Road

Friday

  • 9:00 a.m. OSSAA 6A Girls Basketball State Tournament Semifinals.

    • Mabee Center
      7777 South Lewis Avenue
      Tulsa, OK 74171

  • 6:00 p.m. Sandite Baseball vs. Shawnee.

    • Sandite Baseball Complex
      408 West 55th Street

  • 7:00 p.m. Shrek: The Musical.

    • CPHS Auditorium
      500 North Adams Road

Saturday

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

    • Keystone Ancient Forest
      160 Ancient Forest Drive

  • 12:00 p.m. OSSAA 6A Girls Basketball State Tournament Finals.

    • Mabee Center
      7777 South Lewis Avenue
      Tulsa, OK 74171

  • 1:00 p.m. Sandite Baseball vs. Memorial.

    • Sandite Baseball Complex
      408 West 55th Street

  • 7:00 p.m. Shrek: The Musical.

    • CPHS Auditorium
      500 North Adams Road

Sunday

  • Daylight Savings Time begins.

  • 2:00 p.m. Shrek: The Musical.

    • CPHS Auditorium
      500 North Adams Road

Ongoing

  • 3/5-3/31 - All-Black Towns of Oklahoma exhibit at Charles Page Cultural and Historical Museum.

On The Horizon

  • 3/16 - Unseen India exhibit debut at Charles Page Cultural and Historical Museum.

  • 3/16 - March Town Hall with State Senator Allison Ikley-Freeman, at Pratt Library.

  • 3/23 - Pokemon Go! Community Day.

  • 4/6 - Hike With Your Dog Day at Keystone Ancient Forest.

  • 4/13 - 30th Annual Herbal Affair & Festival. - Read More.

  • 4/13 - 2nd Annual Westival.

  • 4/25 - 30th Annual Sand Springs Education Foundation Hall of Fame Banquet.


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Board of Education presents award to Stephen West, Brittany Pride, and Lance Beckner

Stephen West was presented with a Sandite Spirit Award after being nominated by Head Football Coach Dustin Kinard. Kinard, who is battling pancreatic cancer, said West was an inspiration to him this past season. West is diabetic, and not quite athletic enough to see action on the varsity team. Despite this, he still showed up to every practice and was one of the hardest working players on the team. Kinard said if West could be there giving his all, then he had to show up too.

Brittany Pride was presented with a Pacesetter Award for her work on the Central Ninth Grade Center yearbook. Pride is the yearbook teacher, and this year’s book was recognized by the publisher as one of the best in the nation. In addition to presenting Pride with an award, the publisher will also be using the CNGC yearbook as an example material for districts across the country.

Lance Beckner was presented with a Pacesetter Award in recognition of a large financial donation to the Sand Springs Special Olympics program. Beckner’s annual donation helps send student athletes to the Special Olympics in Stillwater every year.

District officials discussed the recent school grading system released by the State. According to Director of Special Services Sherry Rooks, many of the grades can be misleading due to Bell Curve grading and inconsistent criteria across school sites. For example, there are no State tests at the ninth-grade level, so the only criteria used for assessing Central Ninth Grade Center’s performance was chronic absenteeism. On top of that, the site scored an A initially, but it was dropped to a C because of the curve.

According to Track and Field Coach Mike Burdge, the City of Sand Springs Parks and Recreation Department is donating their time and expertise to construct a throwing surface for the high school discus and shot put teams.

The Board accepted the resignations of Rebecca Price and Lance Beck and the retirements of Becky Hatchett and Janie Abernathy.

The Board approved the appointments of Greg Morris as Board Treasurer, Terri Kennedy as Assistant Treasurer, and Lynne Graves as Encumbrance Clerk.

Board approved a lease agreement with the Mabee Center at Oral Roberts University for the CPHS Graduation ceremony on May 11, 2019.

Board approved the purchase of two fourteen-passenger Type-A Mini Buses, a Special Education Bus, and two 71-passenger Regular Education Buses.

Board approved the following out of state travel:

  • Shawn Beard and JJ Smith to attend the International Society for Technology Education (ISTE) Conference in Philadelphia in June.

  • Lauren Hamilton, Paige Vann, and Amy McAllister to attend the Trauma Informed School Conference in St. Charles, Missouri in June.

  • Megan Sowers, Rachel Ellis, and Sallem Tullis to attend the National I Teach 2nd Grade Conference in Las Vegas in July.

  • Chris Corbin to attend CrossFit Kids Training in Fenton, Missouri in April.

  • Andrea Campfield and Jaden Salazar to attend the National Shakefest Competition in New York City in April.

Sand Springs rock band The Sunday Finery performs first concert

Sand Springs-based indie rock back “The Sunday Finery” played their first concert recently at the Vanguard music hall in the historic Tulsa Brady District. The band opened for Las Vegas alternative act “Amarionette.”

Formed in 2017, the band is composed of Cliff Scott and Matt Morrison on guitar, Eddie Rivera on bass, and Blake Bush on drums and lead vocals.

Sandite Pride sat down with Scott for an interview following the show.

“The first show went really great,” said Scott. “We had all of our friends there to support us. I thought there was going to be more mistakes than there actually were. We take a lot of care with preparing…we practice with in-ear monitors and a click track. (At the show) it was all just stage sound and monitors.”

“It was great to finally get these songs out because they mean a whole lot to us. It was cool to finally display those and say ‘hey, this is what we’ve been working on. This is what we’ve been telling you about for a year and a half.’”

Scott began playing guitar ate age twelve. In sixth grade he began playing euphonium in the middle school band, then in high school jazz band he played both trombone and guitar.

His first band was “The Jam Band,” which would perform contemporary and classic rock covers at high school basketball games at the Ed Dubie Field House. They also played a gig at the local Nazarene church.

After high school Scott attended Ottawa University. “That’s when I found out how much I really sucked at music,” says Scott. “I was eighteen, I had a huge ego.” He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in music with a concentration in Jazz Studies.

Scott returned to Sand Springs in 2016 and began talking with some old friends about making music. “We had been playing music together since we were in high school with our youth group.” Scott formed “Vantage Point” together with Bush, Morrison, Christian Stuckey, and Rachel Jackson. “We tried that for probably six to eight months and it didn’t really gel together.”

In the summer of 2017 Scott, Bush, and Morrison decided to try their hand at Indie Rock, adding Rivera to the lineup under their current name. Rivera is a San Diego native, but the rest of the band is all rooted in Sand Springs.

All four members of the Sunday Finery help compose the music, with Morrison, Bush, and Scott collaborating on lyrical content. “Sometimes I’ll come in with 75% of a song, or Blake will come in with 75%. Sometimes I’ll have just a line I really like.”

The band released a self-titled four track EP last year that is available on Spotify, iTunes, and other major streaming platforms. They also have another project in the works that they hope to release by the end of the year.

Scott describes the band as “under the indie rock umbrella” with elements of alternative rock, heavy metal, jazz fusion, and even contemporary worship.

Their Christian faith is a huge driver for the band. Morrison and Bush both attend Angus Church in Sand Springs and Scott plays in the worship band at CrossPoint Church.

Their Sand Springs roots are also important. “We feel a strong connection,” says Scott. “We love the town. We believe there’s a lot of talent here in Sand Springs.”

Scott also performs in Tulsa-based rock band “Handsome Sinners,” with former Sandite Jay White. The Sinners also released a new album last year titled “I’ll Be Damaged,” which can be found on Spotify, iTunes and more.

In July Scott got the opportunity to play a song with multi-platinum selling band Thirty Seconds to Mars at a packed Oklahoma City Zoo Amphitheater. Scott entered an online video contest and was selected to perform “This Means War,” a certified-Gold single that tracked No. 1 on the U.S. Alternative charts.

The Sunday Finery will play again at the Vanguard on Thursday, March 7th at 7:00 p.m. when they open for “bloom.,” a two-piece rock band from Boston. Tickets are $10 and the show is open to all ages.

This Week in Sand Springs (2/10 - 2/17/19)

Tuesday

  • 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Election Day.

    • City Council Ward 2.

    • Keystone School Board No. C-15.

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

    • Charles Page Library
      551 East 4th Street

  • 6:30 p.m. No. 6 Lady Sandite Basketball vs. No. 18 Bixby.
    8:00 p.m. No. 5 Sandite Boys vs. Bixby.

Thursday

  • Valentine’s Day.

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

  • 6:00 p.m. BINGO

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

Friday

  • 11:00 a.m. No. 5 Sandite Wrestling at OSSAA 6A-East Regional Tournament.

  • 6:30 p.m. No. 6 Lady Sandite Basketball vs. No. 18 Sapulpa (H).
    8:00 p.m. No. 5 Sandite Boys vs. No. 4 Sapulpa (H).

    • Ed Dubie Field House
      600 North Adams Road.

Saturday

  • 11:00 a.m. No. 5 Sandite Wrestling at OSSAA 6A-East Regional Tournament.

  • 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Pokemon Go Community Day.

Ongoing

  • 11/17-2/17 George Rodrigue: Shiny Happy Blue Dog exhibit. - Read More.

On The Horizon

  • 2/18 - Presidents Day.

  • 2/22 - Sand Springs Rotary Chili Cook Off.

  • 2/22-2/23 - OSSAA State Wrestling Tournament.

  • 2/23 - Hike With Your Dog Day - Keystone Ancient Forest. - Read More.

  • 2/27 - Storm Spotter Workshop - Read More.

  • 3/5 - Sand Springs School District Bond Election. - Read More.

  • 3/10 - Daylight Savings Time Begins.

  • 4/13 - 30th Annual Herbal Affair & Festival. - Read More.


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This Week in Sand Springs (2/3 - 2/10/19)

Monday

  • 12:00 p.m. Sand Springs Chamber of Commerce Open Forum.

    • Tulsa Technology Center
      924 East Charles Page Boulevard

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

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

Tuesday

  • 6:30 p.m. No. 6 Lady Sandite Basketball vs. No. 14 Bartlesville.
    8:00 p.m. No. 5 Sandite Boys vs. Bartlesville.

  • 7:00 p.m. No. 5 Sandite Wrestling vs. Bixby.

    • Bixby High School
      601 South Riverview Drive
      Bixby, OK 74008

Wednesday

  • 12:00 p.m. Sand Springs Women’s Chamber Meeting.

    • Crescent Cafe
      3417 South 113th West Avenue

Thursday

  • 6:00 p.m. BINGO

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

Friday

Saturday

  • 7:00 a.m. Fourth Annual Ancient Trail Trek.

  • Dual State Wrestling Tournament.

    • 12:00 p.m. Semifinals
      6:30 p.m. Finals

    • Firelake Arena
      18145 Old Rangeline Road
      Shawnee, OK 74801

Ongoing

  • 11/17-2/17 George Rodrigue: Shiny Happy Blue Dog exhibit. - Read More.

On The Horizon

  • 2/15-2/16 - OSSAA 6A-East Regional Wrestling Tournament.

  • 2/16 - Pokemon Go! Community Day.

  • 2/18 - Presidents Day

  • 2/22 - Sand Springs Rotary Chili Cook Off.

  • 2/22-2/23 - OSSAA State Wrestling Tournament.

  • 2/23 - Hike With Your Dog Day - Keystone Ancient Forest

  • 2/27 - Storm Spotter Workshop - Read More.

  • 3/10 - Daylight Savings Time Begins.

  • 4/13 - 30th Annual Herbal Affair & Festival


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This Week in Sand Springs (1/27 - 2/3/19)

Monday

Tuesday

  • 7:30 p.m. No. 8 Lady Sandite Basketball vs. No. 14 Booker T. Washington.

    • Ed Dubie Field House
      600 North Adams Road

Thursday

  • 6:00 p.m. BINGO

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

Friday

  • 6:30 p.m. No. 8 Lady Sandite Basketball vs. Broken Arrow.
    8:00 p.m. No. 6 Sandite Basketball vs. Broken Arrow.

    • Ed Dubie Field House
      600 North Adams Road

Saturday

  • 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Chipper Days.

  • 7:30 p.m. No. 6 Sandite Basketball vs. No. 3 Booker T. Washington.

    • BOK Center
      200 South Denver Avenue West
      Tulsa, OK 74103

Ongoing

  • 11/17-2/17 George Rodrigue: Shiny Happy Blue Dog exhibit. - Read More.

On The Horizon

  • 2/9- 4th Annual Ancient Trail Trek (5K, 10K, 8 Mile) - Read More.

  • 2/22 - Sand Springs Rotary Chili Cook Off.

  • 2/23 - Hike With Your Dog Day - Keystone Ancient Forest

  • 2/27 - Storm Spotter Workshop

  • 4/13 - 30th Annual Herbal Affair & Festival


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This Week in Sand Springs (1/20 - 1/27/19)

Monday

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Tuesday

  • 6:30 p.m. No. 5 Lady Sandite Basketball vs. No. 19 Jenks.
    8:00 p.m. No. 7 Sandite Basketball vs. No. 6 Jenks.

    • Frank Herald Fieldhouse
      323 East B Street
      Jenks, OK 74037

Thursday

  • 6:00 p.m. Sand Springs Chamber Annual Banquet and Awards.

    • Bright Morning Farm
      5802 South 145th West Avenue

  • 6:00 p.m. BINGO

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

  • 7:00 p.m. No. 5 Lady Sandite Basketball vs. Southmoore.

    • Moore High School
      300 North Eastern Avenue
      Moore, OK 73160

  • 7:00 p.m. No. 5 Sandite Wrestling vs. No. 7 Jenks (Homecoming).

    • Ed Dubie Field House
      500 North Adams Road

Friday

  • No. 5 Lady Sandite Basketball at John Nobles Tournament.

    • 1:00 p.m. with Thursday loss, 4:00 p.m. with Thursday win.

    • Moore High School
      300 North Eastern Avenue
      Moore, OK 73160

Saturday

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

    • Keystone Ancient Forest
      160 Ancient Forest Drive

  • No. 5 Lady Sandite Basketball at John Nobles Tournament.

    • Time depends on Thursday/Friday results.
      10:00 a.m. Seventh Place Match
      1:00 p.m. Consolation Finals
      4:00 p.m. Third Place Match
      7:00 p.m. Championship Finals

    • Moore High School
      300 North Eastern Avenue
      Moore, OK 73160

  • 10:00 a.m. Walnut Ridge Homeowners Association Meeting.

    • Pratt Library
      3219 South 113th West Avenue

Ongoing

  • 11/17-2/17 George Rodrigue: Shiny Happy Blue Dog exhibit. - Read More.

On The Horizon

  • 1/28 City of Sand Springs Budget Fair.

  • 1/30 - Storm Spotter Workshop.

  • 2/9- 4th Annual Ancient Trail Trek (5K, 10K, 8 Mile).

  • 2/22 - Sand Springs Rotary Chili Cook Off.

  • 2/23 - Hike With Your Dog Day - Keystone Ancient Forest

  • 4/13 - 30th Annual Herbal Affair & Festival


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This Week in Sand Springs (1/13 - 1/20/19)

Monday

Tuesday

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

    • Charles Page Library
      551 East 4th Street

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

  • 6:00 p.m. No. 7 Lady Sandite Basketball vs. No. 5 Union.
    7:30 p.m. No. 4 Sandite Basketball vs. No. 12 Union.

    • Union Multipurpose Activity Center
      6836 South Mingo Road
      Tulsa, OK 74133

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

  • 7:00 p.m. No. 5 Sandite Wrestling vs. No. 1 Broken Arrow.

    • Broken Arrow High Tiger Field House
      2200 North 23rd Street
      Broken Arrow, OK 74012

Wednesday

Thursday

  • 10:30 a.m. Bendable, Foldable, Movable Books.

    • Pratt Library
      3219 South 113th West Avenue

  • 3:30 p.m. PAWS for Reading

    • Elementary-school kids are invited to read their favorite books to registered therapy dogs. Click here to register.

    • Charles Page Library
      551 East 4th Street

  • 4:00 p.m. Popcorn and a Movie: “Ms. Connie”

    • Pratt Library
      3219 South 113th West Avenue

  • 4:00 p.m. No. 5 Sandite Wrestling vs. Muskogee.
    5:00 p.m. No. 5 Sandite Wrestling vs. Enid.
    6:00 p.m. No. 5 Sandite Wrestling vs. No. 14 Bartlesville.

    • Ed Dubie Field House
      500 North Adams Road

  • 6:00 p.m. BINGO

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

Friday

  • 10:00 a.m. Sandite Wrestling at Owasso Ram Duals.

    • Owasso High School
      12901 East 86th Street North
      Owasso, OK 74055

  • 6:00 p.m. No. 7 Lady Sandite Basketball vs. Owasso.
    7:30 p.m. No. 4 Sandite Basketball vs. No. 17 Owasso.

    • Ed Dubie Field House
      600 North Adams Road

Saturday

  • 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Community Pancake Breakfast.

    • Fundraiser for Green Country Volunteer Fire Department. $6 Adults, $3 Children 5-12 y/o, $1 Children 5&U.

    • Sand Springs Elks Lodge
      546 West Imperial Boulevard

  • 10:00 a.m. Sandite Wrestling at Owasso Ram Duals.

    • Owasso High School
      12901 East 86th Street North
      Owasso, OK 74055

  • 5:00 p.m. Sandite Baseball Karaoke and Chili Dinner.

    • Charles Page High School
      500 North Adams Road

Ongoing

  • 11/17-2/17 George Rodrigue: Shiny Happy Blue Dog exhibit. - Read More.

On The Horizon

  • 1/24 - Sand Springs Chamber Annual Banquet and Awards.

  • 1/30 - Storm Spotter Workshop.

  • 2/9- 4th Annual Ancient Trail Trek (5K, 10K, 8 Mile).

  • 2/23 - Hike With Your Dog Day - Keystone Ancient Forest

  • 4/13 - 30th Annual Herbal Affair & Festival


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Expedia names Sand Springs as Oklahoma's best getaway location

Sand Springs Lake Park in summer.

Sand Springs Lake Park in summer.

Expedia.com, one of the nation’s leading travel websites, has named Sand Springs as the “Best Place To Escape To” in the State of Oklahoma in a recent travel blog.

California-based traveler Lily Rogers recently published the article, titled “Best Place To Escape To In Every State.”

“From quaint small towns to quiet nature preserves, this country is full of places to escape to,” says Rogers. Sand Springs has both, with a homey downtown shopping district and the largest municipally-owned nature preserve in the state.

Rogers references the Keystone Lake, Keystone Ancient Forest, and Shell Lake as reasons for her selection of Sand Springs as the best getaway in Oklahoma.

Keystone Ancient Forest is Sand Springs’s best-kept secret. The 1,360 acre park features 300-year-old post oaks and 500-year-old cedars with wildlife, beautiful scenery, and 4.4 miles of hiking trails. Famed Sleepy Hollow author and explorer Irving Washington even crossed through the area in 1832 and wrote extensively of its beauty and rugged terrain in his journals.

The City of Sand Springs recently passed a general obligation bond measure that will help to fund a visitor’s center and a watch tower that will elevate visitors above the forest canopy in the near future.

The park is only open to visitors on select Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in order to keep the area pristine. Hike With Your Dog days are also scheduled throughout the year, and the forest’s Fourth Annual Ancient Trail Trek is set for February 9th, featuring a 5K, 10K, and fun run.

The Ancient Forest isn’t the only unique natural site in Sand Springs. Visitors can also fish and boat on the Keystone Lake, Shell Lake, and the Arkansas River. Bald Eagles are known to nest at the White Water Off-Road Vehicle Park beneath the Keystone Dam, as well as in Case Community Park and other areas along the Arkansas River.

Two of the most historic sites in Sand Springs are the Sand Springs Lake and Centennial Park on Katy Trail. Centennial Park is the home of the sandy springs from which the town draws its name, and the lake park was once a weekend swimming destination for Tulsa-area families from the 1920s through 1950s. Now it is a quaint fishing hole with ADA-friendly walking trails.

Visitors have numerous lodging options in Sand Springs, including modern downtown hotels near the historic Triangle District, riverside RV parks, cabins at the Osage Forest of Peace, and the PostOak Lodge with its zip lines, disc golf, fishing, hiking, and more.

Art connoisseurs will enjoy the Shiny Happy Blue Dog exhibit by George Rodrigue, currently making its Oklahoma debut at the Sand Springs Cultural and Historical Museum, and numerous vibrant murals around the town. The Rodrigue exhibit will be on display through February, and numerous other events are on the horizon, guaranteed to give visitors a great time.

Sand Springs Event Calendar:

February 3rd - Fourth Annual Ancient Trail Trek
April 13th - Thirtieth Annual Herbal Affair & Festival
May 4th-5th - 100 Mile Yard Sale
May 10th - Third Annual Unity Praise concert
May 30th - June 1st - Eighth Annual Chillin & Grillin Festival
June - 29th Annual Kids’ Free Fishing Derby
June - Eighth Annual Big Blast Fireworks Show & Kids Fun Fest
June - Tenth Annual EuroMotor Extravaganza
July 3rd - Third Annual Riverfest and Sertoma Fireworks Show
September 2nd - 24th Annual Great Raft Race
October - Ninth Annual Boo on Broadway
November through December - Snapped In Sand Springs
November - Tenth Annual 2 Angels Toy Run
November - Third Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony
December 6th-8th - Second Annual Hometown Holiday Christmas Celebration

To view the complete list of Best Places to Escape To, visit Expedia.com.

Fisher Baptist Church celebrates paying off bank note nine years early

Fisher Baptist Church is officially debt free just six years after building a brand new facility. The church paid off their fifteen-year bank note nine years early and celebrated with a commemorative “shredding of the note” at their recent Sunday service.

The church was founded in 1953 in the Fisher Creek bottom at 2031 South 161 West Avenue. “I knew we needed a change,” said Pastor Danny Lynchard. “We needed to come out of 1953 and into 2010.”

Initially the church tried to refurbish their original facility, but was denied permits by Tulsa County due to their building being located in a flood way. Fortunately, a lady who attended the church offered to donate land for a new building.

The land was prime real estate, located on 41st Street, right across from a growing housing development, in an area that is expected to be right in the middle of the town’s future growth. But there was already an old house located on it, and the property needed extensive ground work.

“We had $10,000 in savings, which was only enough to tear down the house and build a retention pond,” said Lynchard. The church held fundraisers, hosted yard sales, and even received a donation from Angus Church a mile down the road.

With limited finances, every bank the church talked to denied their applications. Finally, they found a lender who was willing to work with them after seeing the level of dedication the parishioners put into their fundraisers. The lender even remarked at the time that he had a feeling the church would end up paying off their note early.

Fisher took out a $250,000 loan for their new facility, which is now appraised at a fair market value of over $995,000. “In all this time we never stopped giving to missions,” said Lynchard. In addition to paying off their loan nine years early, they were also able to make a donation back to Angus Church for the full amount they were given, and they have given $107,698 to missions since 2014.

Fisher Baptist is now located at 4008 South 137th West Avenue and can be reached at 918-245-7875. The church holds Sunday Bible Study at 10:00 a.m. followed by services at 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. They also have a Wednesday Bible Study at 7:00 p.m. They provide Nursery and Children services, and have a “Celebrate Recovery” program for those battling any kind of addiction.