Paseo Farmers Market
May
5
to Oct 27

Paseo Farmers Market

Locally grown produce-focused farmers market centrally located in Oklahoma City in the Paseo Arts District. Held weekly on Saturday mornings from 9AM-12PM at SixTwelve.

As a brand new farmers market, we are excited about the prospect of bringing fresh, locally sourced products to The Paseo. A new farmers market has to start small and grow. To do that, we need your help. The farmers and their families, together with the volunteers, are taking a chance on this market. They can only commit to us if we can help them sell their goods. By being here, they’re passing up an opportunity somewhere else, so we’re asking you to do a couple things.

First, just come. A busy market draws attention, so come meet the farmers and producers, say hi to your neighbors, and maybe make a new friend.

Second, and most importantly, please support by purchasing. Your physical and vocal support are important, but the financial support is critical.

Thank you for helping us get the word out, and thank you for supporting this market and neighborhood. We would love to see this grow into an amazing regular feature in The Paseo!

If you would like to have vendor space contact Megan at paseofarmersmarket@gmail.com

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SixTwelve Urban Farm and Creativity Summer Camp for 6-11 year-olds
Jun
18
to Jun 22

SixTwelve Urban Farm and Creativity Summer Camp for 6-11 year-olds

SOLD OUT!

Get ready for Fun! We'll be holding our summer camp for 6-11 year olds, June 18-22! Camp will run from 9am to 4pm, Monday through Friday and will include activities in art, food, gardening and fun! In addition to our regular staff, different artists and chefs will be working with your campers each day! Scholarships available: please email us at contact@sixtwelve.org for more info. Before and After Care available as well, 8am to 9am AND 4pm to 5:30pm.

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Rock and Roll Camp for Girls OKC!
Jul
16
to Jul 21

Rock and Roll Camp for Girls OKC!

Rock and Roll Camp for Girls OKC is a volunteer run, non profit organization that focuses on empowering girls through music education. They'll be holding their 2018 summer camp at SixTwelve for the fourth year, July 16-20! 

Girls ages 8-17 learn how to play an instrument (guitar, bass, vocals, keyboard or drums) form bands, write and perform an original song. RCGOKC provides a myriad of uplifting workshops geared towards self-esteem building & self-expression. These workshops including self-defense, screen printing, body-image, women in music & songwriting.

This camp is organized and administrated by Rock and Roll Camp for Girls OKC. SixTwelve does not handle enrollment. For questions, please click here: http://www.rcgokc.org/contact/.

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SixTwelve Adult Summer Camp
Jun
16
1:00 PM13:00

SixTwelve Adult Summer Camp

REGISTRATION HAS CLOSED

ATTENTION ADULTS!!!! You've been asking when it was going to be your turn, and the time has arrived! We're giving a one-day, Adult Summer Camp at SixTwelve. This camp will not only be fun for you, but also a fundraiser for our kids' camps and activities! So lace up your tennis shoes and get ready for games, arts and crafts, a scavenger hunt in the Paseo, a gardening class and more! 

Camp activities will take place here at 612 and in the Paseo Arts District from 1-5:30pm and then, at 6pm, we'll bus everyone over to the Tower Theatre to watch the movie, Wet Hot American Summer. Afterwards we'll have a dance from 8-10pm and for anyone who wants to keep going, we'll head over the Farmer's Market to see the FANTASTICAL Buriloop Show!

*YOU MUST REGISTER FOR CAMP BY JUNE 15! THIS WILL HELP US TO KNOW THE AMOUNT OF MATERIALS AND FOOD TO PURCHASE

Camp Schedule:

1pm: Welcome + Announcements + Games with Leslie + Scavenger Hunt in Paseo

2pm: Arts and Crafts with Laura (Leather Bracelets, Friendship Rocks and More!)

3pm: Gardening with Farmer Paul (Build your own take home garden)

4pm: Cooking Class with Scotty Irani of In the Kitchen with Scotty

5pm: Dinner + Mail Call

6pm: Wet Hot American Summer at Tower Theatre

8pm: Camp Dance with Carte Blanche DJs

10pm: Buriloop (We can provide travel to Buriloop if you choose to go, but you will be responsible for Ubering or Lyfting home. 

We'll be having our normal garden volunteer time and the Paseo Farmer's Market from 9am to noon, and camp will start at 1pm. If you'd like to get a better rate on camp, you can volunteer that morning from 9am to noon and take $50 off! *If you register for this option and do not show up to volunteer we will invoice you for the remaining $50 of your registration cost. 

*For adults 21 and up only

 

 

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Board Game Design Camp: 12-17 year-olds
Jun
4
to Jun 8

Board Game Design Camp: 12-17 year-olds

SOLD OUT

Do you like playing board games? Have you ever tried to make your own? During this camp we'll spend the first two days playing and analyzing games from tic-tac-toe all the way to Forbidden Island and Dixit. We'll think and talk about how they work, why they're fun, and what memory, math, language, and logical thinking skills we use to play them. Then we'll each plan and make our own games using what we've learned. After we play-test each others' games, we'll invite friends and family to our game release party where they can enjoy the fruits of our labor.

About the instructor: Steve Gooch is a Montessori teacher in Oklahoma City. Before discovering his calling in early-childhood education, he spent ten years teaching literature and composition at OKCU and Purdue University. He's taught adults and elementary students how to make games and will be presenting on teaching game design this summer at GenCon, the biggest tabletop-game convention in North America. He's also given workshops on comics making in Oklahoma, Texas, and Indiana to groups of teachers at all levels, K-12 students, military veterans and their families, and cancer survivors. His comics include "Skip Schwartz and the Lost City Fireball," the true tale of a meteorite that landed near Tahlequah, and the award-winning "How To Survive For a Week in a Dumpster. In Austin. In July." His new game, "Alone," will be released in early 2019.

Price: $200/camper. Scholarships available: please email us at contact@sixtwelve.org. Before and After Care available as well, 8am to 9am AND 4pm to 5:30pm.

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Beekeeping Re-Skill Class
May
19
1:00 PM13:00

Beekeeping Re-Skill Class

Join SixTwelve in welcoming Forest Chapman as he presents “The Amazing World of the Honeybee”. Discover a honeybee's life cycle and how they communicate inside and outside of the hive. Learn about the tricks and tools of the trade, hive designs, pest and management, and much more. After the presentation, we will move outside for a hands on beekeeping equipment exploration and a live demonstration on extracting honey from the comb, ending with a taste testing of local and regional honey.

Forest Chapman has been a beekeeper for several years focusing on naturally keeping honeybees without using harsh commercial chemical. Using essential oils and the best natural products he can find in all of his handmade treatments.

He is the Community Outreach Coordinator for the Oklahoma State Beekeepers Association. His job duties include traveling across the state of Oklahoma promoting beekeeping by tabling and guest speaking at many different events related to Beekeeping, the Environment, Gardening and Native Landscaping.

Forest is the 1st Certified Naturally Grown Beekeeper in the state Oklahoma; He is one of only Six Certified Naturally Grown Beekeeper in the 6 boarding states of Oklahoma.

He is involved in the follow associations:

Certified Naturally Grown www.cngfarming.org

Oklahoma State Beekeepers Association www.okbees.org

Oklahoma Native Plant Society http://www.oknativeplants.org/

Oklahoma Organic Gardeners Association

THIS WORKSHOP IS FREE, but Space is limited. SIGN UP WITH FREE. Sign up with tdsulley@gmail.com

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Eat Your Bugs! Fermented Salsa Workshop
May
12
1:00 PM13:00

Eat Your Bugs! Fermented Salsa Workshop

You’ve most likely heard of pre-biotics and pro-biotics. You’ve probably even heard of kombucha, kefir and sauerkraut. Join us to understand how all these are connected and why people are talking about them. 

In this hands-on workshop you will discover the benefits of fermenting your vegetables and how easy it can be to make. You will learn a little bit of microbiology, the safety of fermenting, different types of ferments and their benefits to your health. Then, we will make a jar of salsa together for you to take home and ferment.

$40 for non-members, $20 for members.

Dr. April Morford is a local Chiropractor and BioEnergetic Practitioner with a passion for helping people understand nutrition with whole food, breathing and movement for physical, mental and emotional well-being. She has taught at local colleges to health professionals in the subjects of anatomy, physiology, microbiology and nutrition for six years. She has also taught fermentation workshops for the past two years, as well as free classes and demonstrations at Natural Grocers in Oklahoma City and Edmond. “How I ate and how I moved were the first steps to getting me off asthma and allergy medications 15 years ago.”

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Reclaiming The Lakou: A Movement & Writing Workshop Series with Marie Casimir
Apr
28
2:00 PM14:00

Reclaiming The Lakou: A Movement & Writing Workshop Series with Marie Casimir

Photo: Theatrical Jazz workshop in Jacmel Haiti with HaitiDanceCo

SixTwelve is honored to welcome Marie Casimir for a three class workshop series, "Reclaiming The Lakou: A Movement & Writing Workshop." Together participants will use elements of improvised movement, voice and storytelling to create something new. Using the model of the Haitian Lakou-system, the rural communal courtyard of collective work, extended kinship, spirituality and culture, we will collapse time and space, using our own innate movements to instigate moments.

In this workshop we will learn how to channel fluid movement and breath, making our own choices from one moment to the next.  We will learn how to work in group (our own Lakou) to create collective sound and movement influence by Afro-Diaspora aesthetics.  You will write to explore personal / communal story and transfer that into movement. You will breathe.

During each of the three workshops, Marie will focus on the following:

February 24th: Breath, movement, learning to support and be supported by the group

March 24th: Layering sound, rhythm & voice with improvised movement                     

April 28th: Excavating our words to tell our own stories, personal and communal.

These workshops are open to all! You do not need to be a professional dancer or writer to participate. Cost: $10 - $20 suggested donation per class.

About Marie:

 Photo: Matthew Oakley

Photo: Matthew Oakley

Marie Casimir is a Haitian-American performer/ arts producer and educator interested in the straddling of multiple cultures, languages, and memories that exist within the body. Her practice s rooted in improvised performance using “Theatrical Jazz” as a tool to meld contemporary movement and text through an afro-caribbean and afro aesthetics lens. She claims writer, director Sharon Bridgforth as mentor for her pathe to Theatrical Jazz. Marie is the Co-Founder of The Instigation Festival, a week of improvised music and dance in Chicago and New Orleans. She has performed at Art Hall and The Root (OKC), Links Hall, Chicago Home Theater Festival, Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans, Rockefeller Memorial Chapel and more.

Marie teaches African Dance at the University of Oklahoma. She is the founder of Djapora Productions, connecting and supporting artists of color nationally and internationally as a means to create art that will impact change, encouraging global citizenship in our own communities and abroad.She is a 2018 Ragdale in Schools Fellow and a OneLoveNola Artist in Residence. 

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April Date Night Drop In!
Apr
20
6:00 PM18:00

April Date Night Drop In!

Attention Parents! Yes YOU! We know how hard you've been working and you deserve a break! Whether you are a single parent, married parent, grandparent, guardian or someone who is helping to raise another human being, we'd like to help you while also helping our neighborhood, The Paseo Arts District!

From 6-10pm on the third Friday of each month (October through April) we'd like to help give you a break. 20 kids (first come, first served), ages 2.5-12, are welcome to be dropped off at SixTwelve for childcare. We'll provide snacks, art projects, music story time, games and lots of other fun activities. (If you have a student 12-17 years old who would like to help with childcare, we'll work out an assistant's discount or credit!)

The cost is $10/hour/kid, but if you bring back a receipt from one of our neighborhood restaurants, Picasso CafePaseo Grill, or Sauced or from one of the wonderful galleries in the district, at the end of your "date" we'll take 20% off the cost of your child care! You must visit these Paseo Arts District establishments the same night as the Date Night Drop In for this offer to be valid.

If you would like to beat the rush and sign your kid(s) up ahead of time, you may do so here:

You can also go ahead and make a reservation for one of these great restaurants using the Open Table app! 

Image: ID 47488194 © Syda Productions | Dreamstime

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Friendship Seed & Plant Exchange and Potluck
Apr
14
1:00 PM13:00

Friendship Seed & Plant Exchange and Potluck

FREE EVENT

Friendship Seed & Plant Exchange | 2-4pm

SixTwelve works toward a community based around growing food. The Friendship Seed & Plant Exchange provides a chance for local gardeners and farmers to connect with others who enjoy a relationship with nature through growing plants and food. Garden leftovers and plants that need new homes are ideal for sharing at this gathering. The event is open to new and experienced growers.

Community Trash Free Potluck | 1-2pm

Participants can bring a potluck dish (vegetarian appreciated but not necessary) to share in a community meal. This is a no trash event so bring your own reusable plate, silverware and drinks.

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Bingo Night at SixTwleve
Apr
6
6:00 PM18:00

Bingo Night at SixTwleve

Grab your best friends and your dobbers and get ready to win! We're having a BINGO NIGHT at SixTwelve during April's First Friday on Paseo! Stay for the whole time or come for as long as you want to play. Community game nights at SixTwelve are always fun! We'll provide light snacks and all the bingo materials you'll need. 

Free to SixTwelve members/$5 donation from non members! More Info to follow!

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SixTwelve's 3rd Annual Cake Walk Bake Off
Mar
31
1:00 PM13:00

SixTwelve's 3rd Annual Cake Walk Bake Off

SixTwelve is proud to present it's Third Annual Cake Walk/Bake Off to raise funds for our community kitchen! This kitchen will provide a space for local chefs to give cooking classes for kids & adults, for community meal prep and food for events. This fun event takes place the day before Easter, so winners could take home a delicious delicious family desert!

Here's how it works! Everyone who wants to enter the Bake Off should bake a cake and follow these requirements:

  • All cakes, cupcakes and brownies should be at least 85% from scratch.
  • All bakers should bring a printed copy of their recipe to the judging.
  • Register in advance (You must register in advance) by Friday, March 30th! (New extended deadline!)
  • Cakes, Cupcakes (at least one dozen) and brownies (one full pan) are accepted.

After tasting each creation, judges will select first, second and third place winners to be auctioned at the end of the event. All other cakes will be given as prizes to cake walk winners! We will have as many rounds of cake walks a we have cake.

This year's judges are Chef Scotty Irani of In the Kitchen With Scotty (co-organizer of this event), Jennifer Snow, publisher of Edible OKC, and Allison Dake, owner of Brown Egg Bakery (she also made this year's SixTwelve Mardi Gras King Cakes!)

The winning cake/baker/recipe will be featured on the In the Kitchen with Scotty website, the Edible OKC website and you'll also receive a shout out during Scotty's cooking segment on Rise and Shine on Freedom 43

The Cake Walk will equal hilarious fun! Imagine a walking version of musical chairs.  Each participant (you do not have to bake a cake to participate) can enter a round for $2 chances and whoever wins receives a cake! 

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Reclaiming The Lakou: A Movement & Writing Workshop Series with Marie Casimir
Mar
24
2:00 PM14:00

Reclaiming The Lakou: A Movement & Writing Workshop Series with Marie Casimir

Photo: Theatrical Jazz workshop in Jacmel Haiti with HaitiDanceCo

SixTwelve is honored to welcome Marie Casimir for a three class workshop series, "Reclaiming The Lakou: A Movement & Writing Workshop." Together participants will use elements of improvised movement, voice and storytelling to create something new. Using the model of the Haitian Lakou-system, the rural communal courtyard of collective work, extended kinship, spirituality and culture, we will collapse time and space, using our own innate movements to instigate moments.

In this workshop we will learn how to channel fluid movement and breath, making our own choices from one moment to the next.  We will learn how to work in group (our own Lakou) to create collective sound and movement influence by Afro-Diaspora aesthetics.  You will write to explore personal / communal story and transfer that into movement. You will breathe.

During each of the three workshops, Marie will focus on the following:

February 24th: Breath, movement, learning to support and be supported by the group

March 24th: Layering sound, rhythm & voice with improvised movement                     

April 28th: Excavating our words to tell our own stories, personal and communal.

These workshops are open to all! You do not need to be a professional dancer or writer to participate. Cost: $10 - $20 suggested donation per class.

About Marie:

 Photo: Matthew Oakley

Photo: Matthew Oakley

Marie Casimir is a Haitian-American performer/ arts producer and educator interested in the straddling of multiple cultures, languages, and memories that exist within the body. Her practice s rooted in improvised performance using “Theatrical Jazz” as a tool to meld contemporary movement and text through an afro-caribbean and afro aesthetics lens. She claims writer, director Sharon Bridgforth as mentor for her pathe to Theatrical Jazz. Marie is the Co-Founder of The Instigation Festival, a week of improvised music and dance in Chicago and New Orleans. She has performed at Art Hall and The Root (OKC), Links Hall, Chicago Home Theater Festival, Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans, Rockefeller Memorial Chapel and more.

Marie teaches African Dance at the University of Oklahoma. She is the founder of Djapora Productions, connecting and supporting artists of color nationally and internationally as a means to create art that will impact change, encouraging global citizenship in our own communities and abroad.She is a 2018 Ragdale in Schools Fellow and a OneLoveNola Artist in Residence. 

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SixTwelve Urban Farm and Creativity Spring Break Camp
Mar
12
to Mar 16

SixTwelve Urban Farm and Creativity Spring Break Camp

SOLD OUT

Join us for SixTwelve’s week long Urban Farm and Creativity Camp! We’ll discover where our food comes from, get excited about environmental stewardship and be exposed to the natural world located in the city. Youth will create with local artists and chefs and will explore insects, plants, seeds, soil, fungi on our budding urban farm. Our young farmers will eat vegetables straight from the garden and learn all that goes into growing food.

March 12th-16th, from 9:00am-4:00pm

Ages: 6-12

Cost: $160 (includes activities, field trip, snacks)  Limited scholarships available on request

Optional Extended Care: 8:00am-9:00am and 4:00am-5:30pm

Additional $40 for Before and After Care, or $25 for either Before or After Care.

Lunch: Participants/Campers should bring a sack lunch Mon-Fri.

Closing Reception: Friday afternoon 4-6pm. Parents are invited to join us for snacks prepared by camp attendees and a local chef.

Once you pay for the camp, we'll send a registration form to the email you provide. 

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Urban Perennial Food Ecosystem
Mar
10
2:00 PM14:00

Urban Perennial Food Ecosystem

Join SixTwelve's Director of Permaculture, Paul Mays, for a three hour workshop on the basics of designing, creating, and implementing a perennial food garden. We will create a biodiverse, sustainable, perennial ecosystem that yields edible and medicinal plants and fungi and encourages social engagement and wildlife habitat. To accomplish this we will mimic natural ecological systems, paying close attention to the architecture of a forest.

$30 for non-members, $15 for members.

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Coffee Talk and Garden Volunteer Time
Mar
3
8:00 AM08:00

Coffee Talk and Garden Volunteer Time

Join us every Saturday morning (unless otherwise posted) for FREE coffee and conversation! Garden volunteer time begins at 9am (ish - sometimes we talk until 9:30am) and runs until noon, so Coffee Talk is a good chance to get caffeinated and enjoy some time with friends. We hope you'll join us! 

ON THIS DAY WE WILL ALSO BE HAVING A SIXTWELVE GARAGE SALE from 6am to noon! JOIN US FOR ALL THE FUN!

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Reclaiming The Lakou: A Movement & Writing Workshop Series with Marie Casimir
Feb
24
2:00 PM14:00

Reclaiming The Lakou: A Movement & Writing Workshop Series with Marie Casimir

SixTwelve is honored to welcome Marie Casimir for a three class workshop series, "Reclaiming The Lakou: A Movement & Writing Workshop." Together participants will use elements of improvised movement, voice and storytelling to create something new. Using the model of the Haitian Lakou-system, the rural communal courtyard of collective work, extended kinship, spirituality and culture, we will collapse time and space, using our own innate movements to instigate moments.

In this workshop we will learn how to channel fluid movement and breath, making our own choices from one moment to the next.  We will learn how to work in group (our own Lakou) to create collective sound and movement influence by Afro-Diaspora aesthetics.  You will write to explore personal / communal story and transfer that into movement. You will breathe.

During each of the three workshops, Marie will focus on the following:

February 24th: Breath, movement, learning to support and be supported by the group

March 24th: Layering sound, rhythm & voice with improvised movement                     

April 28th: Excavating our words to tell our own stories, personal and communal.

These workshops are open to all! You do not need to be a professional dancer or writer to participate. Cost: $10 - $20 suggested donation per class.

About Marie:

 Photo: Matthew Oakley

Photo: Matthew Oakley

Marie Casimir is a Haitian-American performer/ arts producer and educator interested in the straddling of multiple cultures, languages, and memories that exist within the body. Her practice s rooted in improvised performance using “Theatrical Jazz” as a tool to meld contemporary movement and text through an afro-caribbean and afro aesthetics lens. She claims writer, director Sharon Bridgforth as mentor for her pathe to Theatrical Jazz. Marie is the Co-Founder of The Instigation Festival, a week of improvised music and dance in Chicago and New Orleans. She has performed at Art Hall and The Root (OKC), Links Hall, Chicago Home Theater Festival, Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans, Rockefeller Memorial Chapel and more.

Marie teaches African Dance at the University of Oklahoma. She is the founder of Djapora Productions, connecting and supporting artists of color nationally and internationally as a means to create art that will impact change, encouraging global citizenship in our own communities and abroad.She is a 2018 Ragdale in Schools Fellow and a OneLoveNola Artist in Residence. 

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