Rain, Rally, Recover

While rain falls in Tulsa, Mayfest organizers are glad it held off. Plus, John 3:16 needs volunteers and Greenwood is prepped for another big event.

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Tulsa Non-Profit John 3:16 Plans Summer Programs for Children

John 3:16 Mission

John 3:16 Mission will break out the books for Tulsa kiddos. Organizers need volunteers to help make it a success.

  • Victorious Volunteers: John 3:16 Mission has a big focus for the summer: helping local students who may be behind academically.

    It’s preparing to start its summer kids camp, an 8-week literacy program for students who are in K-4th grade.

  • Scoring Summer: Calling all teachers and interns! John 3:16 leaders say they need volunteer help to implement the I-ready curriculum with an in-person and online component. Students are tested at the beginning of summer which generates a lesson plan for the program that runs from June 3 to August 3

Sign up to volunteer HERE.


3 Day Motorcycle Rally Set for Black Wall Street This Week

Black Wall Street Rally

The Black Wall Street Rally kicks off Thursday highlighting history, vendors, entertainment, seminars, line dancing and swingout teams.

  • Get Your Motors Running: Discover the vibrant history of Tulsa’s Greenwood District at the a motorcycle inspired festival May 16-18 in the heart of this historic community. As America's original Black Wall Street, Greenwood offers a rich tapestry of cultural heritage and resilience.

  • Need for Speed: Visitors from across the country are expected. They can shop local, dive into guided tours, community showcases, live music, demo-rides, bike shows, and more, all in a family-friendly environment. The event includes a golf classic happening Thursday along with a comedy show, domino tournament, street festival and more.

See the full line-up HERE. Get tickets HERE.

Tulsa Grant Writing Expert Offers Advice to Get the Most Bang for Your Business Buck


Big business idea? Not sure how to fund it? Tulsa AI grant writing expert and speaker Wesley Stevens can help.

  • Meet Wesley: Around Tulsa Daily, we like to call him the AI Overlord Grant Guru. Let’s face it, grant writing can be tough. If it’s not done just right, you could miss out on money. Stevens plans to offer free weekly advice to us! This week’s topic: how to align your grant proposal with a funder's mission to score a win.

  • Know Your Audience: Study that funder’s mission statement to a tee. It will tell you exactly what they need to hear. Tell them how you are trying to do the same things and prove you can execute. Follow that with a heartfelt story making your potential funder want to know more. Hit them with lots of data backing up the ask, before the actual ask.

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Tulsa Chocolate and Candy Store Born out of Pandemic Going Strong

Tulsa Daily

Kilwins Tulsa is celebrating 1.5 years in the chocolate biz.

  • Covered in Chocolate : Situated in the Blue Dome District, across the street from some big developments, is Kilwins. It’s the cutest little chocolate shop currently decked out for Mother’s Day. Owner Cynthia Marshal found herself looking for a change after pandemic. She left her desk job and tied on her apron to serve up fine chocolates, fudge and the best caramel nut covered apples we’ve tried!

  • One Scoop or Two?: Kilwins offers up dozens of ice cream flavors, hand-crafted Caramel Corn & Brittle, Caramel and Fudge are all made in traditional copper kettles, in the in-store kitchen. Stop by and watch them dip and drizzle at the window or grab a sample of handmade treats.

See the full list of sweet treats and plan your visit HERE.


WOKA Whitewater Park Now Open On Weekends

Surfs up just a 1.5 hour drive from Tulsa! Floatation rentals and concessions will be open at WOKA Whitewater Park on weekends this month.

  • Making a Splash: Located just across the Oklahoma border, WOKA, or Waters of Oklahoma and Arkansas, is ready for rafting. The state-of-the-art facility includes a 1,200-ft-long channel with eight exciting drop features designed to challenge and thrill kayakers, surfers, and tubers alike.

  • Paddle On Up: The official spring grand opening was postponed due to weather and unsafe water levels, but the park is now open on weekends through May. After Memorial Day, the park will open seven days a week.

Purchase season passes, check parking and confirm the park is open before going HERE.

In other news

  •  🏃‍♀️ Ready to Run: The Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office will lace up once again to take part in the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Oklahoma Wednesday.

  • 🖼 Magic of Mayfest: The rain held off for this year’s Mayfest and the artists were flat out awesome!

  • ✝️ Steady in the Storm: Residents of Barnsdall enjoyed their first church service after a tornado touched down.

  • 🏀 Hoops and Hope: A Tulsa County Sheriff’s Deputy scored big with some Turley teens when she shot some hoops with them.

  • 🌪 Clean-up and Care: This side by side photo shows the wrath of Mother nature as Barnsdall residents find faith in new friends.

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