Communities in northeast Oklahoma’s Green Country offer some amazing March events sure to please just about everyone in the family. There are performances, classes, sports shows, spring-break camps and even a ham fest. Opportunities range from “Sleeping with the Sharks” in Jenks to learning all about memory and working with Legos and robotics at the Tulsa Air and Space Museum and Planetarium in Tulsa.

            Here are some highlights of the events available right here in Green Country. For more details, visit greencountryok.com or travelok.com.

            Bartlesville, always a bustling city, offers “GRIEGarious” at the Community Center, the 5th, with the Bartlesville Symphony Orchestra. Woolaroc’s Mountain Man Camp and the Animal Barn open on the 26th. The Bartlesville Indian Women’s Wild Onion Dinner, the 26th, is always a favorite at the Washington County Fairgrounds. The Price Tower Arts Center has a full schedule of events, performances and exhibits including Tower Tots String Painting on the 22nd and a St. Patrick’s Day Concert with Kilkenny Road on the 17th.

            The Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center takes on a magical spell with “Spencers: Theatre Illusion” on the 4th. This husband and wife team has been named “Modern Day Houdinis.”

            Claremore’s popular Nut House on Historic Route 66 hosts the Made in Oklahoma Show on the 1st with vendors and products made in Oklahoma featured from 12:30-4 p.m. Thoroughbred Horse Racking kicks off the 7th at the Cherokee Casino Will Rogers Downs and continues until May 21 on Mondays, Tuesdays and Saturdays. On the 11th, the Robson Performing Arts Center presents Oklahoma’s own Rock and Roll legend, Wanda Jackson. The Green Country Ham Fest, 11-12, at the Expo Center, is sure to be appetizing. For other Claremore events, visitclaremore.org.

            Grove’s popular Grand Lake Boat & Sport Show, 11th, 12th, 13th, inspires spring and summer fun on the lakes with new products and ideas.

            The Oklahoma Aquarium in Jenks offers “Sleep with the Sharks!”, a family sleepover, replete with the sights and sounds of the Aquarium. Spring Break SeaCamp, 14th-18th, lets students “give boredom the wave.”

            Miami March events are sure to please. The Coleman offers “Theatre of Illusion” on the 5th, and “Switchback,” an international award winning Irish Duo, on the 26th. The Peoria Tribe Stomp Dance is set for the 5th.

            Muskogee’s Home and Garden Show is the 18th and “The Art of Music, Art Show and Gala” is the 25th.  For many more events, visit muskogeechamber.org.

            Tahlequah welcomes the Cherokee Heritage Center’s Annual Indian Territory Days, 24th and 25th.  The Center offers cultural classes: Quilting on the 4th and Round Reed Basketry on the 5th. Cherokee Nation Cultural Tourism offers Cherokee History Tours on the 5th, 12th and 19th. On the 26th, it offers the Will Rogers History Tour. Call 918.384.5853 for details.

            Tulsa’s March events number too many to mention, and there are several spring-break camps. Check out the web sites of attractions like the Tulsa Zoo, Gilcrease Museum, and Philbrook Museum of Art. Adults will enjoy the many entertainment and performance opportunities at area casinos: Hard Rock Hotel Casino, River Spirit and Osage Million Dollar Elm. The Osage Event Center at the Million Dollar Elm in Tulsa is hosting OneRepublic on the 16th. Call 918.699.7667 for details.

            The many stunning venues in the city provide world-class performances. Be sure to check individual sites of the BOK Center, Performing Arts Center, Cain’s Ballroom, Brady Theater, and the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame for headliners and dates. Don’t forget the Greater Tulsa Home and Garden Show the 10th -13th. The Tulsa Air and Space Museum & Planetarium takes spring break seriously by offering week-long fun and educational events, hands-on activities for all ages and much more. In fact, you can even test drive a SEGWAY and sit in a cockpit! For more, call 918.834.9900.

            For your free copy of the 2011 Guide to Green Country, call 918.744.0588 or 800.652.6552.

            Green Country Marketing Assn. is one of 11 multi-county organizations working with the Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department, the Oklahoma Travel Industry Assn. and the other 10 multi-county associations to promote state tourism, a $6.1 billion industry.

(By Jeanette Swindell, Public Relations Consultant, Green Country Marketing Assn.)                                                       #

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Jeanette Swindell,

Public Relations Consultant

Green Country Marketing Assn.

2805 E. Skelly Drive, #805

Tulsa, OK 74105

918.744.0588

www.GreenCountryOk.com

www.TravelOK.com

pr@greencountryok.com