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October 4, 2012

THINGS TO DO — Events 10.05.12

— MUSKOGEE FARMERS’ MARKET, 8 a.m. to noon Wednesdays and Saturdays through October, Muskogee Civic Center.

THOMAS-FOREMAN HISTORIC HOME TOURS, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Admission is $2 for adults, $1 for students. Information: (918) 686-6624 or www.3riversmuseum.com.

MOTORCYCLE DINNER RUN, 6:30 p.m. Fridays, weather permitting. Everyone is welcome to meet for a ride and have dinner. For the meeting location, call (918) 441-1352 or (918) 913-1690.

ORIENTAL LODGE #430 meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays.

VETERANS JOB CLUB, fourth Wednesday of each month, 10 a.m., Muskogee Workforce Office.

SAVE OUR WATER LAKE EUFAULA meets at 8 a.m. on the third Thursday of each month at the Eufaula First United Methodist Church, 220 South Main St. Information: donledgar@aol.com.

CHRISTIAN COFFEEHOUSE, 8 to 11 p.m. Fridays, Ark of Faith, 401 E. Broadway. Refreshments and fellowship with a set time for audience participation. The lineup: Oct. 5, Charlie Spencer will be featured soloist; Oct. 12, Scotish Night with Laura Roets and friends. Fannie Livingston is preparing; Oct. 19, Archie and LaDonna Sayes will share husband and wife as a music team; Oct. 26, John and Melissa Barrett will lead worship and direct sharing of statewide Prison Ministry Teams. Audience participation includes sharing a song, poem, dance or skit. Information: Sally Weiesnbach, (918) 682-8411.

BINGO NIGHT, American Legion Post 15, 5:30 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays and 7 p.m. main session on Thursdays.

FREE SOUP KITCHEN, open from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Seventh-day Adventist, 170 N. Country Club Road. Donations welcome. Information: (918) 682-5602.

62ND ANNUAL KEETOOWAH CHEROKEE CELEBRATION, Oct. 5-6, Keetoowah Cherokee Celebration Grounds, north of West Willis Road at Keetoowah Circle. Information: (918) 456-8698 or (918) 431-1818.

CRAFT AND RESALE MARKET, Oct. 5-6, D.D. Etchieson Indian United Methodist, 412 W Seneca, Tahlequah. Booth rental is $20. The church will prepare a hot lunch that will be available for sale as well as a door prize every 30 minutes. Proceeds from the doorprize sales will go to CARE. ($1 donation per ticket). Information: Faye Morrison, (918) 207-5067.

MUSKOGEE MIZUNO SIGNUPS, Oct. 6-7 and Oct. 13-14 at the Muskogee Teen Center, 322 Callahan St. The Muskogee Mizuno is a volleyball club for boys and girls age 8-18. Players should wear volleyball gear ready to work out. All boys and girls will be placed on a team. It is not a tryout; no one will be cut. Registration: $50. League play starts Nov. 5 and runs through Dec. 14. Information: muskogeemizunos@att.net, (918) 949-8903 or www.muskogeemizunos.com.

25TH ANNUAL COW CHIP DAYS, Oct. 6, Warner. Hosted by the Warner Chamber of Commerce, this year’s theme is “Back to the ’80s.” Events start at 8 a.m. with a 5K Bull Run and 1K Fun Run on the Connors State College campus. A parade will follow in downtown Warner at 10:30 a.m., and a car show at 11:00 a.m. The festival continues at Rogers Park with live music, food, fun and games and cowchip bingo. Information: Paula Girty, (918) 441-7061.

7TH ANNUAL ART WALK, Oct. 6, Eufaula. The Eufaula Area Arts Council is hosting the event and will include a car and golf cart showing. Anyone interested in selling art, playing music, showing a car, golf cart or volunteering are encouraged to call or drop by Eufaula Main Street Studio. Information: www.eufaulaareaarts.org contact Glenna. The Eufaula Main Street Studio is located at 105 South Main. Studio open hours are noon to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

SPRING VALLEY VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT 20 YEAR CELEBRATION, 5 p.m. Oct. 6, Station 1, 6726 W. 710 Rd., north of Hulbert. The department will cook and serve Indian tacos complete with drinks and dessert and will award its “Volunteer of the Year,” “Citizen of the Year” and “Length of Service Awards.”

2012 NATIONAL INDIAN TACO CHAMPIONSHIP, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 6, downtown Pashuska. Cost: $5 Information: www.pawhuskachamber.com (918) 287-1208.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS ANNUAL SPAGHETTI DINNER, 5 p.m. Oct. 8, St. Joseph Catholic Church Parrish Hall. Cost: $6 per person, $10 per couple or $18 for a family of any size.

BASS REEVES LEGACY TRAIL WALKING TOUR, 5:30 p.m. Oct. 12, downtown Muskogee. Walk in the footsteps of the legendary African-American lawman Bass Reeves through downtown Muskogee. This walking tour includes costumed interpreters who will tell the story of the heroic lawman as it happened over 100 years ago. After the tour, stay for a cowboy supper and a concert of Muskogee’s musical heritage. Space is limited; reservations encouraged. Cost: $15. Information: (918) 683-2400 or www.downtownmuskogee.org.

THREE RIVERS AREA MODEL PLANE SOCIETY (T.R.A.M.P.S.) is hosting its 11th annual IMAA Fly-In on Oct. 12-13 at Hatbox Field. Radio-controlled model airplanes with wingspans of 81” or larger will be on display and flying each day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pilots from a five-state area are expected to be in attendance. Planes will include vintage bi-planes to modern day jets. Free admission and seating to the public. Concessions available. Information: Contact Gaines Smith, (918) 478-8410 or Mike Wise (918) 478-8297.

OUTHOUSE RACE, 1 p.m. Oct. 13, Three Rivers Museum. A “Parade of Thrones” will take place at noon. Attendees at the Heritage Days Festival will also have an opportunity to vote for a People’s Choice Award of the most creative and best decorated outhouse. The race consists of teams of three racing an “outhouse” they have constructed. Outhouses can be constructed of any material and there are no weight requirements. One team member must ride inside the outhouse while two other members push the outhouse along the marked course. The winning outhouse will be awarded a “Golden Throne” award. Information: www.downtownmuskogee.org.

WORLDWIDE PHOTO WALK, 7:30 a.m. Oct. 13, 315 Court St. The Three Rivers Photography Club and local photographer Marie Gassaway are helping Muskogee take part in the fifth annual “Worldwide Photo Walk” by organizing a local walk. It is the largest global social event for photographers, according to a media release. Information: worldwidephotowalk.com/walk/muskogee-ok-united-states-downtown/.

HAUNTED HISTORY TROLLEY TOURS, Oct. 19-20 and 26-27, 5:30 p.m., Three Rivers Museum 220 Elgin. Two different tours are available: Oct. 19 and 27, Fort Gibson Frightseeing Tour; and Oct. 20 and 26, Mystorical Muskogee Tour. Tickets are $20 per person or $18 per person for members of Three Rivers Museum. Advance ticket sales only. Walk-ins will be accommodated on a space available basis. Not appropriate for young children and under age 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets or information: (918) 686-6624, www.hauntedhistorytrolleytours.com or www.facebook.com/HauntedHistoryTrolleyTours.

OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER VS. PHOENIX SUNS, Oct. 19, BOK Center, Tulsa. Tickets available online at www.bokcenter.com, Arby’s Box Office, all Tickets.com outlets, or by calling (866) 726-5287.

HOUSEHOLD POLLUTANT COLLECTION EVENT, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 20, Muskogee Fairgrounds.

GALAXY OF THE STARS, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24, NSU Center for the Performing Arts, 605 North Grand Ave., Tahlequah. Time for Three. A category-shattering trio including two violins and a double bass perform music blending elements of classical, country-western, gypsy and jazz. Tickets: $20 for adults, $18 for NSU alumni, $16 for NSU employees and seniors 60 and over, $10 for students and $6 for NSU students. Information: (918) 458-2075 or www.nsuok.edu/si.

NAME THAT TUNE CHALLENGE, 5:30 p.m. Oct. 25, Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame. Interactive music trivia and competition with dinner, drinks, one mulligan and prizes for the top three teams. Cost is $500 for team of eith, but individual tickets available for $75. Sponsored by Muskogee Rotary Club, proceeds will benefit Rotary’s Centennial Project. Information and reservations: rfredrick@citizenssecurity.com, (918) 781-6109 or www.muskogeerotary.org.

CRAFT BAZAAR AND CHILI AND FIXINS LUNCH, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 26, Muskogee County OSU Extension Building, Muskogee Fairgrounds, 1440 S. Cherokee. Presented by the Muskogee County Oklahoma Home & Community Education Group. Booth rental is $25, and a table and chairs are provided. Information: (918) 686-7200.

MALL-O-WEEN, noon to 3 p.m. Oct. 27, Arrowhead Mall. Mall will have booths set up with games, stores will be passing out candy, costume contests and more.

ZIP ’N SIP, noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 27 and Nov. 24, The Canebrake, four miles east of Wagoner off Oklahoma 51. Ride the zip line then retire to the lounge for your choice of a flight of beer, red wine, white wine or a dessert. Cost: $50 per person; zip only, $35 per person. Information and reservations: (918) 485-1810.

ROUGHER RESTAURANT CRAWL, 6 to 9 p.m. Nov. 1. The Junior Achievement Muskogee advisory committee has created a new community event titled “Rougher Restaurant Crawl.” The crawl is designed as a friend-raiser/fundraiser to support Junior Achievement in Muskogee classrooms. The first stop is at The Bite for appetizers, the second stop will be Hamlin’s El Toro Event Center for meat and a vegetable, and dessert at Braum’s. The event will start at the NSU Muskogee Campus East parking, where transportation will be provided. Tickets are $25 and limited to 50. They can be purchased at Armstrong Bank, 2520 Chandler Road.

WOMEN IN THE OUTDOORS, Nov. 2-4, Tenkiller State Park. All women age 14 and older can learn outdoor skills from instructors. More than 30 different activities are available to choose from. Registration: $60 for one-day single; $70 for two-day single; $80 for one-day mother/daughter; or $90 for two-day mother/daughter. Information: (918) 489-5641, Leann.Bunn@travelok.com or (918) 6489-0210, dchitwood@nwtf.net

GALAXY OF THE STARS, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 16, NSU Center for the Performing Arts, 605 North Grand Ave., Tahlequah. The Water Coolers. Performers bring a clean musical comedy about work, life and such with original songs, sketches and pop parodies. Tickets: $20 for adults, $18 for NSU alumni, $16 for NSU employees and seniors 60 and over, $10 for students and $6 for NSU students. Information: (918) 458-2075 or www.nsuok.edu/si.

OL’ TIME DOWNTOWN CHRISTMAS, 5 to 8 p.m. Nov. 29, downtown. Downtown shops and restaurants offer open house specials with music, food, door prizes and giveaways. Information: www.downtownmuskogee.org.

CHRISTMAS HOME TOUR, 1 to 4 p.m. Dec. 1-2.

CHRISTMAS BY CANDLELIGHT, 7 to 10 p.m. Dec. 1.

GALAXY OF THE STARS, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7, NSU Center for the Performing Arts, 605 North Grand Ave., Tahlequah. Asleep at the Wheel. Nine-time Grammy winning group performs western swing versions of seasonal favorites with the “Santa Loves to Boogie” celebration. Tickets: $20 for adults, $18 for NSU alumni, $16 for NSU employees and seniors 60 and over, $10 for students and $6 for NSU students. Information: (918) 458-2075 or www.nsuok.edu/si.

GALAXY OF THE STARS, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 25, 2013, NSU Center for the Performing Arts, 605 North Grand Ave., Tahlequah. An Evening with Frank Vignola. An extraordinary guitarist who has worked with Ringo Star and Madonna takes the spotlight with fellow guitarist Vinny Raniolo. Tickets: $20 for adults, $18 for NSU alumni, $16 for NSU employees and seniors 60 and over, $10 for students and $6 for NSU students. Information: (918) 458-2075 or www.nsuok.edu/si.

GALAXY OF THE STARS, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 26, 2013, NSU Center for the Performing Arts, 605 North Grand Ave., Tahlequah. Neil Simon’s Biloxi Blues. The Montana Repertory Theatre presents the popular comedy about Army inductees struggling through basic training in Biloxi, Miss. Tickets: $20 for adults, $18 for NSU alumni, $16 for NSU employees and seniors 60 and over, $10 for students and $6 for NSU students. Information: (918) 458-2075 or www.nsuok.edu/si.

GALAXY OF THE STARS, 7:30 p.m. March 28, 2013, NSU Center for the Performing Arts, 605 North Grand Ave., Tahlequah. Step Afrika. The world-renowned dance company devoted to “stepping” demonstrates the percussive dance of kicks, stomps, claps and chants. Tickets: $20 for adults, $18 for NSU alumni, $16 for NSU employees and seniors 60 and over, $10 for students and $6 for NSU students. Information: (918) 458-2075 or www.nsuok.edu/si.

SESAME STREET LIVE PRESENTS CAN’T STOP SINGING, 7 p.m. April 4; 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. April 5; 10:30 a.m., 2 p.m., and 5:30 p.m. April 6; 1 and 4:30 p.m. April 7. Tickets: $57, $37, $27, $22 and $17. Tickets available online at www.bokcenter.com, Arby’s Box Office, all Tickets.com outlets, or by calling (866) 726-5287.

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