Summer kicks off in Oklahoma City with array of outdoor events

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OKLAHOMA CITY - You may be thinking about what to do for your weekend, or wondering whether the weather will cooperate with your plans.

Oklahoma is the perfect place to gather weather experts for prediction, research, education and training at the National Weather Center in Norman.

The ground floor of the center is always open to the public.

You'll be able to watch daily weather briefings, see worldwide weather data displayed on a 3D sphere and see tornado testing gadgets.

Residents can also head to the Myriad Gardens for the final weekend of the Jungle Book Spring Festival.

Visitors can enjoy crafts, activities and displays that capture India's culture during the day.

From 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., there are more activities along with a screening of the original Disney movie "The Jungle Book."

The summer also kicks off this weekend at Will Rogers Park.

On Saturday, guests can enjoy games, Zumba, basketball and a photo booth from 10 a.. to 2 p.m., free of charge.

Friday night, families can head to a block party in Shawnee and roam between downtown restaurants, art galleries and merchants.

A similar event is tonight on Main St. in Stillwater with food trucks and live music.

Due to NBC coverage of the Preakness race on Saturday, Discover Oklahoma will be seen Saturday at 10 p.m. on our sister station KAUT.