Hi everyone! Hoping those with kids are having a great first day/week back to school, with Edmond Public School District being the last to start today! Teachers, please read on to find special Teacher based deals from local independent businesses that will help you now that you’ve gotten your classroom’s all set up!

The end of summer issue of EdmondActive will be out this weekend for pickup! The end of summer issue has arrived! #edmondactive #libertyfest2019 #myhome featuring Emory Anne Interiors celebration of 3 years in new location at 150th & Santa Fe #localflavor at Sunnyside Diner #localedmond with Josh Pape joining Citizens Bank of Edmond & information about the #okfishingtrail #listenupedmond featuring StitchCrew’s interview with Congresswoman Kendra Horn

Tomorrow night there is a ton happening, with a 5 or 6 hour football preview happening at Edmond North. It is an impressive schedule of junior high and all high school level play, along with the Edmond North band, cheer and pom lines performing, starting at 4:30 at the new Edmond North Stadium.

Also happening tomorrow night is the back to school themed Heard on Hurd from 6-10 pm in Downtown Edmond! Ambucs will be on hand with trykes, along with shopping from local vendors, all of the best food trucks and fantastic music curated by Tower Theater, including the Bulldog Band. Here’s more on this monthly event occurring every third Saturday from March to October:

Citizens Bank of Edmond’s Heard on Hurd Celebrates End of Summer with “Back to School Bash”

Citizens Bank of Edmond’s Heard on Hurd will say farewell to summer and hello new school year with a “Back to School Bash” themed event. With 32 food vendors, 17 retail vendors, 3 rocking local bands, The OC Summer Singers, Lime Scooter demonstrations, Teacup Chain square dancers and more, the bash should not disappoint!

Lime Scooters have made it to Edmond! With the City of Edmond’s recent approval of the scooters, they will be giving free demonstrations for safe riding practices as well as basic usage.

The Edmond Public School Foundation will be raffling off a brand-new VW Jetta in December! You can see the car in person as well as buy raffle tickets at the remaining Heard on Hurd events of the 2019 season.

Did you know there are over 2,000 elementary students in the Edmond School District that qualify for free or reduced lunches? Citizens Bank of Edmond and Heard on Hurd will be partnering up with local vendors to provide a donation site during the August event for festival goers who would like to donate supplies to Edmond Public Schools. The most needed supplies include: 24 pack crayons, washable markers, Clorox wipes, glue sticks, scissors, pencils, tissues, composition notebooks, cap erasers, pink pearl erasers, spiral notebooks, and notebook paper.

Street entertainment performances will begin at 6:30 PM at the intersection of Main and Broadway. This month’s event will feature the Oklahoma Christian University “Summer Singers”.

Stop by the Heard on Hurd stage to hear sounds from three local artists:

  • The Old Bulldog Band at 6:00 PM: The Old Bulldog Band’s roots go back to the 60’s – with many of its members playing together at dances and sock hops in the Old Armory, the junior high & high school, and the college. Some 50 years later, this group of friends – graduates of Edmond High School – are having fun playing the songs that made up the soundtrack of those days. It’s fitting that the Old Bulldog Band starts things off on this ‘back to school’ edition of Heard on Hurd. These Edmond grads from 66-79 are a collection of attorneys, business owners, educators, PhD’s, and government employees, who are also musicians!

  • Steelwind at 7:20 PM: The friendship of co-songwriters, Blake Parks and Michael Henneberry, continues to fuel their creative force in writing their all-original bluegrass songs with tight harmonies and soulful instrumentation. Their first album, The Sound of a Train, was released in 2010, and their latest album, F5, released April 2016. From playing intimate listening rooms to performing at major festivals, these Oklahoma songwriters are making a name for themselves.

  • The Wight Lighters at 8:40 PM: In 2016, three Oklahoma natives came together with one common goal in mind—to create no-nonsense music with an appeal factor for the masses. Dwight Hamlin, Joniel Prouty and Derek Carothers released their first project as Wight Lighters in 2016 and they haven’t slowed down since. With guitar influences from The Rolling Stones and 80’s rock bands like Skid Row combined with the soulfulness of the likes of Eric Clapton, it’s no wonder this band has a sound that is getting them on show bills with a diverse list of acts, from Whiskey Myers to Chase Rice, and with that, the band is certainly living up to their goal. Their music has spread like wildfire as they’ve caught the attention of loyal music fans in their home state and beyond. The band is set to release their next project in the fall of 2019 which is certain to send their careers to the next level.

Our featured nonprofit of the August event will be Edmond Ambucs. AMBUCS is a national charitable service organization dedicated to Inspiring Mobility and Independence and the Edmond Chapter was founded in 1977. Members of the Edmond AMBUCS Chapter are all volunteers that do community service projects for the Edmond community.

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ShopEdmond: Specials for Teacher’s from Local Edmond Businesses!

Check out Emory Anne Interiors and Botanical Bar for Teacher Gifts at 150th & Santa Fe

Since everyone has already done most all of their back to school shopping, including teachers for their classrooms, and because I have never seen any list of deals for teacher’s personal needs (and like most Mom’s, Teacher’s are always putting everyone first!), and I love the heart of our local educator’s I will update this list quarterly so you can find list’s of businesses that want to help make your lives a little easier.

From Botanical Bar, next to Emory Anne Interiors at 150th & Santa Fe – Get school started on the right foot by bringing your teacher something better than an apple! We can fill this cute mug with flowers or succulents for you! Teachers and students would love these inspirational pens and magnet boards, too. (So cute for a dorm room…and we monogram!) backtoschool #teachergift #shoplocaledmond #botanicalbaredmond #edmondflorist #oklahomacityflorist #supportlocal #smallbusinessedmond #dormroomdecor #backtoschoolgift #studentgifts

Premier Beauty Bar in Spring Creek Village at 15th & Bryant – 20% off all back to school haircuts

The Body Barre in Homestead Center behind CVS at Danforth & Santa Fe – 3 month membership for teacher’s and students $80 per month unlimited classes and first class is always free!

Clothes Mentor Edmond next to Hobby Lobby at 33rd & Broadway – Offers discounts throughout the season.

Mainstream Boutique Edmond on Broadway 2 doors down from Ellis Island on Broadway in Downtown Edmond – always offers teacher’s 15% off not including clearance and must show school ID

HelloLove Edmond next to Mainstream Boutique on Broadway in Downtown Edmond – $10 off any massage services and spray tans

9 Round Kickboxing on Santa Fe just south of Walmart at Danforth & Santa Fe – Free boxing gloves & wraps.

Sonic at Danforth & Western – .99 cent 44oz. drinks for teachers all day every day.

Dance Academy offers a 10% discount.

Dogtopia on Broadway south of 33rd Street – offers a discount for Edmond Public School employees!

Nine on 33rd and Broadway around the corner from Clothes Mentor – offers teacher’s 15% off their entire purchase through today.

Bad Granny’s in the Plaza District in OKC at 16th Street – Always offers teachers a 10% off discount.

CITY BUZZ

Edmond Railyard Progress

The Edmond Railyard in Downtown Edmond just west of Broadway on 1st Street is abuzz with activity, including the new art on the patio!!! From their Instagram – @pyramidguy doing his thing! We can’t wait to see the final product. It’s going to be dope! Btw, Can y’all spot any of the hidden gems scattered throughout the art work?? There are LOT of them! #edmondrailyard #downtownedmond #patiolife #foodhall #eatlocal #edmondok #art #grantgroupok #restuarant #bar

August 22 Botanical Bar holds 2nd Succulent Wreath Making Class! $120 per customer

You missed the first one and ask for a redo; so we’re doing it again! But you have to sign up so we’ll have the right amount of succulents. The deadline is fast approaching. Call Janna to reserve your spot…405-888-2698. August 22 at 6:30…$120
#succulents #succulentworkshop #succulentwreath #edmondok #edmondmoms #edmondflorist #shopedmond #edmondboutique #edmonddesigndistrict #okcflorist #okfloraldesigner

Nashbird Chicken ready’s location being built at 5th & Littler in Downtown Edmond south of 2nd Street to round out highly popular dining area

Nashbird Chicken is coming to Downtown Edmond at 5th & Littler and this chef owned restaraunt will also be opening in Norman in Spring 2020! If you haven’t visited this Hot Chicken beer and chicken joint on 9th in Autumobile Alley yet, you’re in for a treat, it’s fantastic!

That’s it for today’s Around Edmond, stop by next week to see what’s new or follow daily at Instagram, Facebook and Twitter to see what’s happening around town!

See you around Edmond, Sherri

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