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Wood Candy in Oklahoma City, Friday, June 17, 2016. - GARETT FISBECK
  • Garett Fisbeck
  • Wood Candy in Oklahoma City, Friday, June 17, 2016.

July 7: World Chocolate Day 

Woody Candy Company

922 NW 70th St.

woodycandy.com

405-842-8903

It’s Oklahoma’s oldest family-owned candy company, founded in 1927 by Lucille and Claude Woody Sr. in Oklahoma City. Fresh, handmade confections include sea salt almond clusters; dark, milk or white chocolate English butter toffee; chocolate pecan fudge; fine chocolate truffles; chocolate-covered espresso beans and more. While there, pick up some of Aunt Bill’s Brown Candy. It’s a Southern tradition.

My Chic Geek in Oklahoma City, Friday, June 17, 2016. - GARETT FISBECK
  • Garett Fisbeck
  • My Chic Geek in Oklahoma City, Friday, June 17, 2016.

July 13: Embrace Your Geekness Day

My Chic Geek

4413 N. Meridian Ave., Warr Acres

facebook.com/mychicgeek

405-367-7955

Harry Potter, Star Wars, DC Comics, Marvel and Doctor Who fans unite! You, too, gamers. At My Chic Geek, you’ll find Superman coffee mugs, Boba Fett wallets, blue police box baseball caps, Star Trek red shirt tunics, artwork, posters, edibles and more. Also, 10 percent of sales (excluding consignment) benefit INTEGRIS Children’s Hospital and Positive Tomorrows.

July 14: National Nude Day

Local Lather Laboratory & Soap Shop

330 NW 10th St.

locallatherok.com

917-605-8027

Lord Jesus, it’s hot outside! Cool off during National Nude Day by spoiling your body. Head over to Local Lather Laboratory & Soap Shop — before you get nude, duh — where you’ll find handmade, natural sea salt scrubs, shave and bath soaps, lotions and more in scents like Sweet Tart, orange blossom, lemon coriander and lemongrass and ginger.

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July 17: National Ice Cream Day

Braum’s Ice Cream and Dairy Stores

Multiple metro

locations

braums.com

Way back in 1984, President Ronald Reagan signed a law proclaiming July National Ice Cream Month and the third Sunday of the month National Ice Cream Day. To celebrate, head to any local, Oklahoma-owned Braum’s Ice Cream and Dairy Store and gorge on the frozen dairy sweet in a double-dip sundae or cone.

Roger dog at Anchor Down in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015. - GARETT FISBECK
  • Garett Fisbeck
  • Roger dog at Anchor Down in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015.

July 23: National Hot Dog Day

Anchor Down Draft & Dog

30 NE Second St.

anchordownokc.com

405-605-8070

Most of Anchor Down’s hot dogs come on a stick, wrapped in a delicious layer of warm, fried batter and have names like Roger Dog (all-beef dog), Cheese Dog (Tillamook smoked cheddar) and Guard Dog (vegan field roast dog dipped in vegan masa batter). If sticks aren’t your thing, Anchor Down also offers a chicken brat sausage with grain mustard, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese sauce and ghost pepper or a Maga Coney with an all-beef dog, queso, jalapeño, house chili, jack cheddar, green onion and mustard.

 

The Gourmet Yarn Company in Oklahoma City, Friday, June 17, 2016. - GARETT FISBECK
  • Garett Fisbeck
  • The Gourmet Yarn Company in Oklahoma City, Friday, June 17, 2016.

July 25: National Thread the Needle Day

The Gourmet Yarn Company

2915 W. Britton Road

gourmetyarnco.com

405-286-3737

Find everything you could want or need to celebrate doing something challenging and new, either literally by picking up some yarn and crochet or knitting needles or metaphorically by taking on a task that brings your life harmony. If it’s the former, head to The Gourmet Yarn Company to find hundreds of colorful varieties of silk, cotton, wool, nylon or blended yarns and helpful, knowledgeable staff to guide you in just about any project you take on.

Print Headline: Hot holidays, July is a month filled with off-the-wall celebrations of everything from chocolate and geekiness to wieners. Here’s our selection of some of the weirdest and the places that can help you celebrate them.

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