CENTRAL OKLAHOMA – The Chocolate Festival, Firehouse Art Center’s largest fundraiser of the year, is Feb. 5 at the University of Oklahoma Forum Building in Norman. The 29th Annual Chocolate Festival begins at 10 a.m. with a dazzling array of chocolate decadence, as the finest restaurants and chocolatiers in Norman tempt your taste buds with their chocolate creations. For more information: normanfirehouse.com.
Media contact: Jennifer Skinner, FAC, 405-329-4523


Enjoy a free, family event at the Sam Noble Museum in Norman Feb. 13 from 1 to 5 p.m. Sponsored by OU Physicians and Chesapeake Energy, Science in Action and Object I.D. Day will feature 20 stations set up around the museum offering a variety of hands-on activities, demonstrations and presentations on different scientific themes. Museum curators and other natural history experts will also examine objects and artifacts brought in by visitors for identification. For more information: snomnh.ou.edu.

Media contact: Linda Coldwell, Sam Noble Museum, 405-325-0598


Lazy E Productions presents the PBR Built Ford Tough Series Feb. 11-13 at the Oklahoma City Arena. Beginning at 7 p.m., the top 45 bull riders in the world compete in Oklahoma City. For more information or tickets: lazye.com.

Media contact: Robert Simpson, Lazy E Arena, 800-595-RIDE


Join the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum Feb. 19 for their Decade Celebration of the Museum’s 10th birthday with free admission among other festivities. Last admission is 5 p.m. For more information: oklahomacitynationalmemorial.org.

Media contact: Kari Watkins, Oklahoma City National Memorial, 405-235-3313


The Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art in Shawnee opens Passed to the Present, a new exhibition on display from Feb. 25-April 15. Passed to Present explores the contemporary masterpieces of Mata Ortiz and compares them with the ancient pottery of Casa Grande from which they emerged. For more information: mgmoa.org.

Media contact: Delaynna Trim, MGMOA, 405-878-5300


Each of these media contacts can provide additional information or a spokesperson for interviews. For more information on these events or Central Oklahoma Frontier Country, visit oktourism.com or call 405-232-6552.



To download a complete listing of events, exhibits and attractions for February and March, visit http://www.oktourism.com/sites/frontiercountry/uploads/documents/FebruaryMarch2011.doc



Katie Puckett
Public Relations Manager
Frontier Country Marketing Association
822 N. Broadway Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
405.232.6552* office
405.232.6556* fax