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

Board Game Design Camp: 12-17 year-olds

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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Adult Summer Camp
Jun
16
to Jun 17

Adult Summer Camp

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, but it's a fundraiser for our kids' camps and activities. So lace up your tennis shoes and get ready for games, arts and crafts, scavenger hunts, skits and more! We'll even end the camp with a dance, complete with awkward slow dances and all! Join us for the fun! 

We'll be having our normal garden volunteer time from 9am to noon, and camp will start at 12pm. If you'd like to get a better rate on camp, you can volunteer that morning from 9am to noon (or even 11am) and take $40 off!

More information/schedule to follow! 

 

 

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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

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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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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February Date Night Drop In!
Feb
16
6:00 PM18:00

February 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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Propagation Made Simple
Feb
10
3:00 PM15:00

Propagation Made Simple

During this workshop, John Leonard will demonstrate basic propagation methods for house plants, succulents, cacti, and some garden vegetables. This includes the explanation of calloused and un-calloused cuttings, to use water or soil as a medium, conditions needed for propagation, and more. In addition we will touch on propagation of woody plants including shrubs, ornamentals, & tree grafting.

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

John Leonard and his mother Mardel started and ran a 5 acre certified organic farm in 2000, in El Reno, Oklahoma. They produced certified organic produce, herb and bedding plants for local farmer's markets and restaurants. In 2009, John began working as chief gardener for the Kirkpatrick family's home in Nichols Hills, and in 2012 he was promoted to farm manager at the Kirkpatrick Family Farm in Yukon, Oklahoma. He manages a sheep herd, cows, donkeys, chickens, honeybees, gardens, vineyards and an orchard. John & Mardel are currently living and growing at the Urban Farming District in their converted garage greenhouse. John, his partner Stephanie Jordan, & mother Mardel currently raise and propagate plants & grow produce for the OSU-OKC Farmer's Market and local restaurants.

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Fourth Annual SixTwelve Mardi Gras Ball
Feb
3
8:00 PM20:00

Fourth Annual SixTwelve Mardi Gras Ball

Save the Date for SixTwelve's fourth annual fundraising event - a spectacular Mardi Gras Ball and at the Tower Theater! Enjoy OKC's true Mardi Gras experience and support a non-profit that is all about giving to the OKC community.

SixTwelve is dedicated to our mission of  "Sharing Tools to Build a Better Community," and provides educational experiences such as a PreK program, The Young School, an after-school program, ASAP (After School Adventure Program), an urban farming program, community events and meeting spaces, and a residency exchange with Savannah, Georgia for artists, musicians, film makers, writers, chefs, urban farmers and more!

Join us Saturday, February 3rd from 8pm to 1am for all of the fun! Delicious food provided by Picasso Cafe, live music by the New Breed Brass Band , silent auction art from local artists, and a whole lot of dancing will be going down! White-tie is optional, and masks (and beads!) are strongly encouraged. 

IF YOU VOTE FOR A KING AND QUEEN OR KING AND KING, YOU WILL AUTOMATICALLY BE INVITED TO A ROYALTY PRE-PARTY FROM 7-8PM AT THE TOWER THEATER!

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January Date Night Drop In
Jan
19
6:00 PM18:00

January 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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 Basics of Seed Germination
Jan
13
3:00 PM15:00

Basics of Seed Germination

Learn the foundation of germination and what seedlings need in order to evolve into a plant. We will cover the basics of seeds and their needs up to transplantation. Most of our edible plants produce from seed. With so many options available on the market, this class will provide you with essential information and several tricks to help increase germination rates and the plant quality. Let's talk seed companies and several favorite companies and small farms. We will cover utilizing basic supplies on a budget, followed by setting up our germination area. In addition, we will discuss types of soil, along with air and soil temperatures that play a huge role in the germination process. Last, but not least, we will talk about germination of our little seeds and all the different options we have for starting them out strong and healthy. 

Attendees will leave with a booklet that references everything we covered. The pamphlet will include where to obtain quality supplies at affordable prices, links to helpful guides, timeline of when to start all your seeds, and Dustin's own organic fertilizer recipe.

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

Dustin Green founded 10 Acre Woods in 2012. A small family farm located in Norman, Oklahoma, they grow produce, eggs, and chicken. Starting with just six chickens, which quickly grew into a rather large flock that roams all over the property enjoying grass and bugs. All of the chickens are free-ranged on pasture which gives their eggs a nice dark yolk. Eventually, it was the demand for fresh food shaped our farm from over grown land to a large garden. Our vegetable seeds, all non-GMO, are sourced from organic and heirloom seeds sources.

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December Date DAY Drop In
Dec
16
1:00 PM13:00

December Date DAY 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 1-4pm on December 16th, we'd like to help give you a break and possibly help you have a little time to get some Christmas shopping in or just a break for yourself. 15 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!

During this month's Drop In we'll even have some Christmas package wrapping going on with the kids for a small extra fee if you'd like us to wrap your gifts!

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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Oklahoma Vegetable Gardening 101
Dec
9
2:00 PM14:00

Oklahoma Vegetable Gardening 101

Do you love to eat your veggies? Do you wish you could grow them too? During this workshop, you'll discover which vegetables need to be seeded, which must be transplanted, and a timeline for successful planting for spring, summer and fall cropping. Participants will also gain knowledge about organic soil building, crop fertilizing, crop rotation, pest control and harvesting tips! 

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

Julia Laughlin holds a BS (1984) and an MS (1986) in Horticulture from Oklahoma State University. She was an honor roll student and named Outstanding Undergraduate during this time. From 1987 to 1992, Julia was the Urban Integrated Pest Management Agent for the Oklahoma County Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension Service. Julia was on Faculty at OSU-OKC beginning in 1992 and taught classes in many areas of her field. She became Department Head of Horticulture in 1999 and was awarded the “L.E. ‘Dean’ Stringer Award for Teaching Excellence” in 2006 by the OSU A and M Regents. She was an All-American Selections trial judge for vegetable varieties for 20 years and judged at the trial gardens on the grounds of the JEK Horticulture Center. Julia retired as Associate Professor from OSU-OKC in January of 2015. She currently owns and operates “Bella Verde Gardens,” a small, naturally grown, fruit, vegetable and specialized perennial business in Choctaw, Oklahoma. She also manages a similar business, “Prairie Earth Gardens,” in eastern OKC. She has lead many international conservation and garden study tours and will lead a group to see the gardens of Italy in May of 2018. Julia is also currently the host of “The Garden Party” radio talk show on KTOK 1000 am radio on Saturday mornings. Julia was named outstanding Alumna of OSU in 2013 and the Oklahoma Nursery and Landscape Association “Green Industry Professional” in 2016.

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SixTwelve Holiday Potluck and Pie Sale
Dec
1
6:30 PM18:30

SixTwelve Holiday Potluck and Pie Sale

Join us during December's First Friday on Paseo for a community holiday potluck and our annual pie sale! We'll provide the plates, cups, silverware and music. You can bring your favorite dish to share! We'll have sweet potato pies made from the sweet potatoes our PreK harvests from our 612 Community Garden! You can eat them for desert that night or you can take them for another holiday dinner. All proceeds will make it possible for us to provide free community programming. 

Admission is free and open to the whole family! 

 

 

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