Southwest Tulsa Chamber Golf Classic
This four-person scramble event features a ball drop contest. A helicopter will land on the driving range to pick up a bucket of 400 numbered golf balls ($75 each, limit of five), after which it will hover above the range and, at 100 feet, dump the balls. The closest ball to the pin earns $10,000, with the next three closest fetching $500 each and you don't have to be present to win (see bit.ly/1esq1hB).
Proceeds benefit the chamber's mission of economic and community development in southwest Tulsa.
Event details: Friday, Oct. 25 7:45 a.m. check-in, 8:30 a.m. tee time South Lakes Golf Course, 9253 S. Elwood Ave.
Sponsors: Holly Refining and Marketing, Tulsa Dental Center, American Heritage Bank, Bob Hurley Ford, Edward Jones Investments, Oklahoma Central Credit Union, Oklahoma Natural Gas, OSU Center for Health Sciences, Plan Benefit AnalystsBob White, PeoplesBank of Tulsa, Richard Ryan, Rep. Glen Mulready
Tickets: $80 individual, $300 team (bit.ly/1cuUn2v)
For more: swtulsachamber.com
Knights of Honor
"Recognizing Leadership, Generosity, Integrity and Humility," this event will honor the Ed Taylor and Maxine Zarrow families.
Proceeds benefit Town & Country School, which serves children in first through 12th grades who have learning differences, attention disorders and Asperger's Syndrome/autism spectrum disorders.
Event details: Noon Tuesday, Oct. 29, Town & Country School, 8906 E. 34th St.
Sponsors: Knight of Generosity Grace & Franklin Bernsen Foundation, The Center for Therapeutic Interventions, Stinnett & Associates, Anne & Henry Zarrow Foundation; Knight of Integrity Campbell-Lepley/Hunt Foundation, Fred Daniel & Sons, Faye & Marvin Robinowitz, Charles & Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation, Ed Taylor family
For more: Dawn Duca, 918-296-3113, ext. 105; firstname.lastname@example.org
This 41st annual event will feature more than 100 crafters, as well as awesome food vendors. Other highlights include a children's make-it-and-take-it booth, plus a used book sale and raffle items.
Proceeds benefit the local Alpha Rho chapter of Epsilon Sigma Alpha (ESA). ESA's philanthropic mission is to assist local, state and national charities and nonprofits such as Meals on Wheels, Margaret Hudson Program, Broken Arrow Neighbors and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Event details: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, Oliver Middle School, 3100 W. New Orleans St., Broken Arrow
Chairwoman: Nancy Stanley
Sponsors: Alpha Rho
For more: Nancy Stanley, 918-251-0617
"Anyone with a car, truck, hot rod, motorcycle or anything with a motor and wheels can enter" this event, said organizer Norwin Harral. It will feature competitions for first through third place in each of the following classes: GM, Ford, Mopar, Corvette, Camaro, Mustang, Import, Truck, Street Rod, Domestic Motorcycle and Foreign Motorcycle. Plus, prizes will go to Best of Show, Best Paint, Best Interior, Best Engine and sponsors' choice trophies. Other highlights include door prizes (like gift certificates from South Pointe Auto Mall and engraved key tags from J. David Jewelry), as well as a special appearance by Gene Carter and his 970-horse power 1962 Corvette, and the Oklahoma Outlaw Gasser Club.
Proceeds benefit The Little Light House of Tulsa (littlelighthouse.org).
Event details: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, South Pointe Auto Mall, 9146 S. Memorial Drive
Sponsors: South Pointe Chevrolet, J. David Jewelry
Car entry: unwrapped educational toy for ages 0-6 valued at $15 or more, or cash donation of $20 per entrant
For more: email@example.com
Corks & Kegs
The Sooner-Tulsa chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation will host this wine and beer tasting event. Attendees will sample products from some of the best wineries and breweries in the nation, as well as fabulous food from Tulsa's finest restaurants. Other highlights include live music from the Big'Uns of Northwest Arkansas, an extensive silent and "super-silent" auction display and live auction helmed by master auctioneer Jay Litchfield. Kyle Cermak will emcee.
Proceeds benefit the foundation, which raises money for continuing research of cystic fibrosis, a genetic disease that affects about 30,000 people nationwide.
Event details: 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, Cox Business Center, 100 Civic Center
Chairs: Cindy and Jeff West, Julie and Greg Wood
Sponsors: Corporate Premier Independent Tubular/Debbie and Mike Allred, Breeze Investments LLC/Jim and Mary Bush, anonymous in memory of Lo Detrich, CMark Resources LLC/Mark and Cinda Marra, The Galvin Family in honor of Grace Galvin, Mesa Products/Terry and Pat May, Senior Star Living/Susan and William Thomas, Jill and Robert Thomas, WPX Energy, Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation
Tickets: $75 ages 21-35, $150 otherwise; sponsorships $500-$10,000 (Amanda Shank, 918-744-6354, firstname.lastname@example.org)
For more: bit.ly/1gPgPWR
The League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Tulsa will honor Dr. Gerard Clancy, president of University of Oklahoma-Tulsa, for his work to make health care accessible to underserved people in the Tulsa area. Featuring a reception and delicious dinner, the event will be emceed by Glenda Silvey, who is director of communications for OU-Tulsa.
Proceeds benefit the league, a nonpartisan political organization that encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.
Event details: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, Gilcrease Museum, 1400 Gilcrease Museum Road
Committee co-chairs: Whitney Mathews and Jenny Lizama
Patrons: Speaker Aldean Newcomb-Krumme and George Krumme, Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation, Maxine and Jack Zarrow Family Foundation; Legislator Kathleen Kastelic and Michael Stephens, Ruth Nelson and Tom Murphy, Samson Energy Co.; Voter Patty and Len Eaton, Julie and Jerry Gustafson, Robert J. LaFortune, Nancy and Joe McDonald, Carol Pearson, UBS Financial Services Inc.
Tickets: $75; $250-$5,000 sponsorships available
For more: 918-747-7933
Care Card 2013
Find discounts at nearly 200 boutiques, home-and-garden stores, art galleries and restaurants throughout the greater Tulsa area Oct. 25-Nov. 3, thanks to this year's Care Card. They can be purchased online (bit.ly/H1ZJHH) or from participating merchants (see the list at bit.ly/1auqVGk).
Proceeds from Care Card benefit Family & Children's Services, which works to restore children's well-being, heal victims of abuse, strengthen individuals and families, and provide hope and recovery for adults suffering from mental illness and addictions.
Sponsors: William K. Warren Foundation, BlueCross BlueShield of Oklahoma, George Kaiser Family Foundation, Bank of Oklahoma, Bruce G. Weber Precious Jewels, Castleberry's Ethan Allen, John Daniel Footwear, On A Whim Tulsa, The Silver Needle, Tapestry of Faith, Utica Square, Tulsa People
For more: bit.ly/H1ZJHH
Mother Road Makeover
Lend a hand on the 23rd Make a Difference Day by joining volunteers in beautification, landscaping and gardening projects in neighborhoods along Route 66 specifically, the Kendall-Whittier and RedFork Main Street areas.
Projects in Kendall-Whittier include helping remove and store cast-iron tree rings in sidewalk beds, picking up roadside trash, washing windows, restriping parking spaces, replacing and planting crape myrtles and pruning roses in preparation for winter.
In the RedFork neighborhood, projects entail the installation of new flags and flagpoles made by Webster High School students on square concrete planters along Route 66, as well as establishing planting beds, spreading mulch and trimming trees.
Event details: 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, Kendall-Whittier and RedFork neighborhoods
Attire: work clothes
Sponsors: QuikTrip, DirecTV, ONEOK, The Home Depot, George Kaiser Family Foundation, Public Service Co. of Oklahoma, Kimberly-Clark, Spring Creek Nursery, The Garden Trug
Register/project descriptions: bit.ly/16h1lbO