Outdoor Fungi Cultivation
Jan
12
2:00 PM14:00

Outdoor Fungi Cultivation

Join Earthwise Mycology to get your hands dirty learning to cultivate outdoors, edible and medicinal fungi. Participants will enjoy a short powerpoint presentation over fungi ecology, common fungi species, interesting fungi facts, and the method of prepping straw and logs for inoculation. The remainder of the workshop is a hands on experience and everyone will leave with inoculated logs and straw, ready to cultivate fungi at home. There will be a great selection of fungi products from Earthwise Mycology for sale.

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

Earthwise Mycology was founded by Ethan Miller and Joel Myers in 2016 with the mission to teach, all that are willing, the wonders of fungi cultivation. As well as offer locally produced fungi to our Oklahoma community. All the while, studying the potential of fungi to help better the world.

Joel Myers has been cultivating fungi for nearly 10 years. Currently the Head Lab manager at MushroomMountain. Working side by side with Tradd Cotter, author of "Organic Mushroom Farming and Mycoremediation" 

Ethan Miller is a produce manager at Whole Foods Market and local produce wholesaler. Ethan has been studying/cultivating fungi for over 5 years. He has learned fungi cultivation under Joel Myers and Peter Mccoy, author of "Radical Mycology".

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Date Night Drop In
Jan
18
6:00 PM18:00

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 6-9pm 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, Scratch, The Other Room, or from one of the wonderful galleries or retail locations 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 and bring show us a receipt in order for this offer to be valid.

Reminder: Our new hours this year are 6-9pm.

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

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Multifunctional Plants and How to Design with Them
Feb
9
2:00 PM14:00

Multifunctional Plants and How to Design with Them

The class runs from 2-4pm with an one hour hands on "Work Party" from 4-5pm.

Explore with us, the many functions of plants in our gardens, whether they provide us with food, fuel, fiber, medicine, nutrients, forage for livestock, homes for garden allies, or are just plain fun to grow! We'll go over plants that grow well in this area and explore ways to combine them according to gardener's ease, manageability, aesthetics, as well as ecological function. 

This is a great class to take to expand your palate of plants for your future gardens. Bring any satellite maps you have of your project site as well as current plant lists, favorite seed and plant catalogs, and/or snipped photos or pinterest board of what appeals to you aesthetically. 

The class will be a mix of slideshow, handouts, small group work, and
real life design.

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

Kelda Lorax began studying permaculture as a teenager in the 90's. She graduated from Evergreen State College with a B.A. and focus on Sustainable Communities, and interned for 2-years at the Bullock's Permaculture Homestead. With her help, the Seattle Permaculture Guild and the Tacoma Permaculture groups were launched. Lorax has co-taught and led several Permaculture Design Courses, served on the board of the Northwest Permaculture Convergence, and recently received her advanced Diplomas in Education and Site Design from the Permaculture Institute of North America. Wherever she has lived she cultivates numerous gardens, for self-reliance, sell or trade, or educational reasons. Kelda's passion is for learning about and creating models of healthy human-ecosystem relations, while acknowledging and working to end the many injustices that have disrupted our collective relationship with the land.

Both Kelda and her husband Nick currently running Stardust Market Garden
and Fairland Farmer's Market (located in the NE corner of Oklahoma).

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Date Night Drop In
Feb
15
6:00 PM18:00

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 6-9pm 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, Scratch, The Other Room, or from one of the wonderful galleries or retail locations 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 and bring show us a receipt in order for this offer to be valid.

Reminder: Our new hours this year are 6-9pm.

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

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Organic Care and Pruning of Fruit Trees
Mar
9
2:00 PM14:00

Organic Care and Pruning of Fruit Trees

Join Julia Laughlin as we discover the basics of fruit tree care. We will explore pruning trees to achieve optimum yields and cover simple steps to controlling pests and managing fertility using organic methods.

$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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Date Night Drop In
Apr
12
6:00 PM18:00

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 6-9pm 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, Scratch, The Other Room, or from one of the wonderful galleries or retail locations 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 and bring show us a receipt in order for this offer to be valid.

Reminder: Our new hours this year are 6-9pm.

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

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Friendship Plant and Seed Exchange
Apr
20
1:00 PM13:00

Friendship Plant and Seed Exchange

FREE EVENT

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.

FRIENDSHIP SEED & PLANT EXCHANGE | 2-4PM

Join us for our Earthday celebration. 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.

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Forest Medicines: Healing You & Your Ecosystem
May
11
2:00 PM14:00

Forest Medicines: Healing You & Your Ecosystem

Learn how to grow your own food forest/ edible landscape/ healing garden at home to provide a fresh, organic, balanced, holistic and sustainable diet. This class integrates using plants for healing our mind-body AND garden building for sustainability. We will discuss growing, wildcrafting, foraging, harvesting & making food-medicines AND how this process can stabilize ecosystems.

Whether you start with a field, backyard or wooded acreage, you will learn how to transition your plot of land to a forest garden just by mimicking Nature. Local & regional forest medicines will be emphasized, including their propagation, cultivation, harvest, preservation, and use. Our discussion will include leaves, flowers, twigs, stems, roots, tubers, rhizomes, and bark among the plant parts used. This class will be a blend of practical theory and some hands on actual building of garden projects. 

Please come prepared. Notepad and writing utensil, closed toed shoes and gloves recommended. 

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

Jean-Gardner Singleton is a holistic wellness physician, ethno-botany consultant, ecological/permaculture designer, grassroots educator and social entrepreneur. Since 1990, he has been deeply involved in holistic wellness, and has been designing edible landscapes since 1994, traveling to 28 countries around the world to learn how others use eco-design and plant-based food/medicines to heal. He creates/designs/teaches solutions across the holistic-living spectrum, and shows you the big picture – a whole life approach to well-being that is both deceptively simple and powerfully therapeutic. His passion is to inspire better connections to Nature through traditional medicines and edible landscapes which foster healing for both people and the Earth. To this end, he founded and directs the Gaia Wellness Project (GWP), which is dedicated to solving global problems of hunger and lack of access to conventional healthcare, healthy foods and medicine. GWP’s strategy provides natural, sustainable and collaborative solutions of cultivating easy-to-grow native edible plants and botanical medicines. Jean-Gardner welcomes collaboration with other open-minded and innovative social artists and social entrepreneurs.

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Date DAY Drop In
Dec
15
1:00 PM13:00

Date DAY Drop In

This month we’re taking a different spin on Date Night Drop In - It’s Date DAY Drop In! From 1-4pm 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. And you can get some holiday shopping done!

The cost is $10/hour/kid, but if you bring back a receipt from one of our neighborhood restaurants, Picasso CafePaseo Grill, or Sauced, Scratch, The Other Room, or from one of the wonderful galleries or retail locations 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 and bring show us a receipt in order for this offer to be valid.

Reminder: Our new hours this year are 6-9pm.

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

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Growing a Bouquet Garden
Dec
8
2:00 PM14:00

Growing a Bouquet Garden

Start planning now to have a garden filled with flowers all summer long. Learn about the easiest flowers to grow in central OKC, from old friends like zinnias, sunflowers, marigolds and snapdragons to lesser-known beauties such as asiatic lilies, Lisianthus and Ammi. We'll show you how to plan and prepare your garden bed, and discuss seeds vs. transplants, annuals vs. perennials, and the benefits of trellising and succession planting. Elia will cover harvesting techniques and post-harvest care for longest vase life. Participants will have a chance to start some flower seedlings of their own with seeds and supplies provided.

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

Elia Woods is co-founder and farm manager of CommonWealth Urban Farms. Her first attempt at gardening when she was twenty years old was a complete failure, and she’s been happily making mistakes and learning ever since. Elia has been growing and selling cut flowers for the last five years, and loves marinating in the beauty of it all.

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First Friday Dance Party with Brothers Griiin: Benefitting Curbside Chronicle
Dec
7
8:30 PM20:30

First Friday Dance Party with Brothers Griiin: Benefitting Curbside Chronicle

For December’s First Friday, we’re opening our doors a little late (8:30pm) for a dance party to end (and hopefully begin) all dance parties with Brothers Griiin! Nicholas Ley and Matt Duckworth are the “Int’l DJ Destroyers, drumming duo for the Flaming Lips, “Gladiators of Style and Taste,” and drummers for other inspiring musical extravaganzas including Stardeath and White Dwarfs (Matt) and Colourmusic (Nicholas). Both will bring the party and keep us all dancing. We’ve even gotten a new disco ball to reflect just how excited we are for this event!

ENTRANCE IS FREE and all proceeds from alcohol sales will go to the Curbside Chronicle, a magazine that employs and empowers men and women transitioning out of homelessness in OKC. If you can’t make it to the dance party but would still like to donate to this wonderful 501c3 (tax deductible, holla!) you can do so HERE!

WE HOPE YOU’LL JOIN US FOR THE FUN!!!!

21+ ONLY

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Non-Toxic Body Care: Scrub Goodbye to Skin Care Chemicals with Natural Grocers!
Dec
1
2:00 PM14:00

Non-Toxic Body Care: Scrub Goodbye to Skin Care Chemicals with Natural Grocers!

Please join us Saturday, December 1st from 2-3pm for a FREE workshop FOR ADULTS (17 AND UP) with Jessica Cox from Natural Grocers here in Oklahoma City. You eat organic and read labels to avoid chemicals, but what about your body care products? The average American uses 9 products a day for a total of 126 different ingredients -many of which are hormone disruptors, neurotoxins and skin irritants.  Learn what skin care chemicals to avoid and what to look for instead. We will discuss fun, easy do-it-yourself body care using oils, foods and everyday ingredients at home. At the end we will be making homemade salt & sugar scrub and you will take home a sample! 

P.S. Homemade bodycare items make great holiday gifts!!!

Instructor: Jessica Cox, B.S. 

About Instructor: Jessica Cox is the Nutrition Manager & Nutritional Health Coach for Natural Grocers at 70th & North May. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Nutritional Science from Oklahoma State University. Her passion for holistic nutrition stems from her own struggles that she has faced throughout her life.  She believes that a nutrient dense, whole-foods diet is the key to optimal health. A completely non-toxic and chemical-free lifestyle is very important to her, which is why she loves Natural Grocers.  When not in the store, you will find her practicing yoga, walking her dog, reading, trying a new recipe, or walking around a farmer’s market.

THE WORKSHOP IS FREE, BUT PLEASE RESERVE YOUR SPOT BY NOVEMBER 29TH SO THAT WE CAN BEST PREPARE MATERIALS FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS. CANCELLATIONS MAY BE SENT TO CONTACT@SIXTWELVE.ORG. THANK YOU!

PLEASE NOTE: CHILDCARE IS NOT PROVIDED DURING THIS WORKSHOP.

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SixTwelve Community Kitchen Reveal + Sweet Potato Pie Sale + Honoring of Scotty Irani
Nov
30
6:00 PM18:00

SixTwelve Community Kitchen Reveal + Sweet Potato Pie Sale + Honoring of Scotty Irani

Join us at SixTwelve, Friday, November 30th from 6-8pm for a celebration of how far we’ve come with our Community Kitchen install, our annual sweet potato pie sale (made from sweet potatoes that the Young School PreK at 612 harvested out of our garden) and an honoring of Scotty Irani of In the Kitchen with Scotty. Chef Scotty is a local chef (and a bit of a culinary celebrity on Freedom 43 - Tuesday mornings) who has supported SixTwelve from the beginning! Scotty helped get our annual Sweet Potato Pie Sale and Cake Walk Bake Off started three years ago (raising money for our teaching/community kitchen), participated in programming and was even one of our Mardi Gras kings two years ago! He writes for Edible OKC and Oklahoma Magazine and supports so many local organizations with his gifts that we consider him a treasure!

Please come celebrate the holidays with us, buy a pie for a family or holiday event, check out the newly installed kitchen where we’ll be holding cooking classes and help us say thank you to Scotty for all that he has done for SixTwelve!

If you’re a chef, a baker, or a cook that would like to contribute to our pie sale by baking a pie, we’ll provide the sweet potatoes. All you have to do is sign up in the form below! We’d be so grateful! All pies must be delivered Thursday, November 29th or Friday, November 30th, but you can make an appointment to pick up enough sweet potatoes for as many pies as you’re willing to bake the week before (November 20-24). Thank you!

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Date Night Drop In
Nov
16
6:00 PM18:00

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 6-9pm 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, Scratch, The Other Room, or from one of the wonderful galleries or retail locations 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 and bring show us a receipt in order for this offer to be valid.

Reminder: Our new hours this year are 6-9pm.

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

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Knife Skills and Sharpening
Nov
10
2:00 PM14:00

Knife Skills and Sharpening

Join SixTwelve as we explore the proper use and care of kitchen knives. We will learn how to sharpen with a whetstone, creating proper bevels and edges and will cover how to properly care and maintain a chefs knife. Once we have a honed blade, we will learn the correct way to handle and cut.

**Bring your favorite kitchen knife**

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

Jim Gorton is a local chef that is currently at Holey Rollers.

 

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Date Night Drop In
Oct
26
6:00 PM18:00

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 6-9pm 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, Scratch, The Other Room, or from one of the wonderful galleries or retail locations 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 and bring show us a receipt in order for this offer to be valid.

Reminder: Our new hours this year are 6-9pm.

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

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Herb Walk: Herbal Identification and Basic Healing Practices
Oct
13
1:00 PM13:00

Herb Walk: Herbal Identification and Basic Healing Practices

In this session we will enter into the world of herbal healing by using all of our senses to identify different medicinal plants on an Herb Walk through the garden, start our own herbarium, learn the healing properties and how to use a variety of herbs that surround us.

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

Stephanie Holiman is an herbalist, organic gardener, and permaculture designer. "I have developed a passion for herbal medicine and all the experiences that surround working with and creating your own health and vitality; how we nourish ourselves, what choices we make about our lives, and taking a fierce stance for healing ourselves when things go awry. I have learned to grow, care for, harvest, and dry my own herbs and wildcraft others everywhere I go. I have learned to read the messages of the herbs that voluntarily spring up in my garden. In the past 10 years of working with herbs I have made my own tinctures, oils, salves, syrups, and herbal infusions to care of all of my health needs and those of my husband and our 4 year old son.

I am here to teach, coach, and guide others in gardening, plant medicine, and the inward journey towards healing themselves."

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Spooky Super Sparkles Costume Making Camp
Oct
8
to Oct 12

Spooky Super Sparkles Costume Making Camp

SOLD OUT

This fall break, enroll your kiddos in our costume making camp! We will focus on all the fun the halloween holiday brings. Each camper will design and create their very own Spooky, Super or Sparkly costume to flaunt this trick or treat season. This camp is jammed packed with Halloween themed cooking, crafting and of course outdoor urban garden fun. Come and join us while we haunt for fun.  BOOOOOO!!!!

Camp runs daily from 9am to 4pm. Before and After Care are available, from 8-9am and from 4-5:30pm. The cost for this camp is $200. As of 9-28-18 we have given out all of the scholarships available.

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Commonwealth Urban Farms' Basilmania!
Sep
21
7:00 PM19:00

Commonwealth Urban Farms' Basilmania!

Join Commonwealth Urban Farms at SixTwelve for Basilmania - an event to celebrate the end of the basil season with basil-themed food and drink!

Local chefs will serve tasting items featuring basil for attendees to sample throughout the evening while they enjoy live music, a silent auction, and support urban agriculture and education!

Participating Chefs (more to be announced soon):

-Elena Hughes of Elemental Coffee
-Levi Hunt of Scratch Kitchen
-Tim Mort at Holey Rollers
-Mauro Gomez of Red Cup
-Rachid Ayare of Couscous Cafe

Each ticket comes with two drink tickets and basil themed food!
All proceeds of this event will go towards sustaining the work of CommonWealth Urban Farms and Closer to Earth.

CommonWealth Urban Farms is an urban farm located in the heart of Oklahoma City. Their focus is on community abundance: using gardening and the commonality of food as a means of connecting neighbors and enlivening our local community. This wonderful neighborhood farm grows vegetables and cut flowers for individuals and restaurants in the metro area. They also offer workshops and service/learning events on gardening, composting and urban farming. They are passionate about building a sustainable society, and believe that local food is a key part of what makes a community healthy and resilient.

Closer To Earth is a non-profit youth group empowering teenagers through personal mentorship and leadership development. They engage youth in organic gardening and environmental and food justice advocacy. CTE mentors a diverse group of youth including youth serving court ordered or school required community service.

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Water in the Urban Landscape: Rain Gardens and Curb-Cuts
Sep
8
2:00 PM14:00

Water in the Urban Landscape: Rain Gardens and Curb-Cuts

Join Paul Mays, SixTwelve’s Director of Permaculture for a 3 hour workshop on creating a rain garden using street run-off water through the implementation of curb-cuts. Learn about passive water catchment basins and native plants and their ability to soak water into landscapes and to clean pollutants from street run-off. These retention basins can minimize flooding and erosion and keep harmful substances out of our waterways. They can also reduce home owner and city water cost and help to beautify our community and add valuable wildlife habitat.

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

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SixTwelve Gallery at Tower Theatre Opening: Matt Payne's "Enkereri's Windows"
Aug
27
6:00 PM18:00

SixTwelve Gallery at Tower Theatre Opening: Matt Payne's "Enkereri's Windows"

Please join us at the Tower Theatre OKC on Monday, August 27th from 6-8pm to celebrate the opening of our next SixTwelve Gallery at Tower Theatre show by Matt Payne - Enkereri’s Windows: A Visit to Kenya’s Enkereri School above the Masai Mara. (Showing August 27 - October 26)

In July of 2018, while on Safari in Kenya and Tanzania, Matt visited the Enkereri School in the mountains above the Masai Mara as part of a cultural enrichment program. What he found at the school moved him beyond any adventure in the savannah below. The school is part of the philanthropic arm of the travel company Abercrombie and Kent. "My visit was short and while a joyful one, emotionally conflicting. 'Before the school was built, class was held under a tree,' said our guide Fred as he walked us around the various classrooms. Such a thought was remarkably humbling and hard to imagine. 'The school’s newly constructed library doesn’t have books yet…' he continued… And I was annoyed my iPhone didn’t work.

My images are intended to reflect that conflict of emotion, the needs of others, and a reminder that there are vast differences between our culture and others across the world. A world a part and anywhere in the world at once…"

Matt Payne is an Emmy-nominated filmmaker, an award-winning travel photographer and writer, public speaker and adventurer. He is the travel editor for 405 Magazine in Oklahoma City, the producer of the television show Mosaic Oklahoma and is a contributing writer and photographer to Travel Age West, themanual.comvagabondish.com, Communities Digital News and many other travel publications. Matt is an adjunct professor at Oklahoma City University and travels the Midwest, inspiring audiences with talks covering a range of topics from travel writing and photography to screenwriting. Matt’s wildly popular Instagram account Matt Payne Travel Photography Instagram celebrates 13.5k engaged followers and grows daily. 

In 2015, Matt and his wife moved to Oklahoma after 15 years in Los Angeles where Matt worked in the film and television business episodes of hits shows like Vegas and Defenders for CBS and TNT’s Memphis Beat. He was also part of the staff 24 and Without a Trace.  

Matt’s awards include a 2018 Emmy nomination for the project OETA Foundation project “RARE,” the Society of Professional Journalism’s first and third place awards for Magazine photography and the 2018 PBS Special Achievement Development Award for his television show Mosaic Oklahoma. Matt is a member of The Writer’s Guild of America, Society of American Travel Writers and sits of the board of directors of the Oklahoma City Zoological Society.

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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 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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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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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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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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