Events

“Dye Your Buns” Class

Have you ever wanted to learn to dye your Alpaca fiber and yarn?  Our Education Committee has planned a class just for that!  On Saturday, August 7, 2021, we will have a “Dye Your Buns” class with well-known fiber artist, Liz Mitchko, from Whirlwind Ranch in Lebanon, Missouri. “This class is great for the young and old who want to play with colors using items from your kitchen.  Students will dye provided yarn and roving samples”.  The fee for the class is $35 for A-OK members and $50 for non-members.  This will include all the supplies and handouts.  The theme for the Pot Luck lunch is “Summer Salads”, so bring something yummy and cool to share at lunch.  We will be in the Ranch House at the Barn at Country Club in Newcastle, OK.

WHEN:  Saturday, August 7, 2021
TIME:    10:00 am
WHERE:  The Barn at Country Club
                 1675 OK-37
                 Newcastle, OK  73065
BRING:    Summer Salad for Pot Luck lunch
Something to write with, a sharpie marker, and a gallon zip lock bag or two for damp items to take home. You may also bring other yarns (must be protein based) to dye using remaining dyes after class.  Wear clothing appropriate for dyeing or bring an apron to protect clothing.
COST:      $35 for A-OK members; $50 for non-members (Please have a current paid A-OK Membership to get the $35 price!)

Payment is due by Saturday, July 31, 2021.  Seats are limited, so don’t wait!!!  

“Dye Your Buns” Class

A-OK Alpaca Blast-Off Show

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!!

November 13-14, 2021
— New Modern Location! —
Grady County Fairgrounds
   & Event Center
500 E Choctaw Ave
Chickasha OK 73018

Judges

  • Kevin O’Leary – Halter
  • Beverly Brehm – Halter
  • Laurel Shouvlin – Fleece, Walking Fleece, Performance

All the details are on our website.



Prior Educational Events:

Summer 2021 Education Event

Topics: Geriatric Alpaca Care & Heat Stress Prevention and Treatment
When:   Thursday, June 10, 2021 at 7:00 pm
Where:  Online Webinar
Speaker:  Dr. Meredyth Jones, Oklahoma State University, College of Veterinary Medicine

COST: Free to Members

Spring 2021 Membership Meeting

When:   Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 10:00 am
Where:  M & M Supply
               521 East Choctaw
               Chickasha, OK   73018
RSVP to: Debbie Ashley
aok.pres@gmail.com

We will be having a membership meeting and field trip on Saturday, May 1st in Chickasha, Oklahoma.  As part of the meeting, we will be preparing approximately 1200 A-OK Alpaca Blast-Off “Save the Date” postcards for mailing.  This involves putting on prepared address labels and postage stamps. 

Our hosts for the day are Michael and Whitney Mullica.  They are new alpaca owners and members of Alpacas of Oklahoma.  They and M & M Supply in Chickasha and have invited us to have our meeting there.  They are located across the street from Grady County Fairgrounds, which is where our A-OK Alpaca Blast-Off will take place in November.  Michael is experienced at cooking for a crowd, as he says he has to cook for his crew to keep them happy on the job.  He will be preparing our lunch after our meeting.  We must have your RSVP for lunch by Saturday, April 24th.  Also, if you have any dietary restrictions, please let me know at that time as well.  Michael and Whitney have generously offered to feed us at no charge, but I will have a “donation” box to allow you to say Thank You.

After the meeting, we will take a field trip at the venue so everyone can see what we are so excited about.  There will be an event taking place, so we will be able to see all the buildings and we can experience the lighting, the sound system and anything else we can think of!

If you have not yet renewed your Alpacas of Oklahoma dues of $75 for 2021, please bring a check with you that day and our Treasurer, Betsy Morehead will be happy to accept it.  For an additional $75, you can become a Benefactor and receive additional benefits such as our website showcase advertising and discounts on educational events.  Thank you!!

Fiber Mill Tour and Fleece Skirting Workshop

WHEN:  Sunday, April 11, 2021
TIME: 
1:00 pm until approximately 3:00 pm
WHERE: 
ScissorTail Yarn and Fiber Mill
                 119 N. Crawford Ave.
                  Norman, Oklahoma 73069
                  405-642-7991

COST: Free to Members

Open to Members Only

Instructors:

  • Betsy Morehead
  • Janice Robinson

Neonatal Class and Wet Lab

Instructors: Dr. Meredyth Jones and Dr. Melanie Boileau OSU College of Veterinary Medicine

Date: Saturday, September 5, 2020

Time:
9:30 am Check-in
10:00 am Start 1st session
12:00 pm Lunch
12:30 pm Start 2nd session

Where:
Land Run Alpaca Ranch
780596 S. Hwy 18
Agra, OK 74824-1015
John Robinson, cell # 405-519-5906
Sheila Robinson, cell # 405-226-9005

Cost: $40 per PERSON

Registration:
Limited to the first 24 PAID MEMBERS of A-OK that register by August 26, 2020.

Note: Please plan to bring your mask or face covering to this event.

Please contact A-OK President, Debbie Ashley for any event questions.