, Muskogee, OK

May 23, 2013


— MUSKOGEE FARMERS’ MARKET, 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays through October, Muskogee Civic Center. Local growers will offer a wide variety of vegetables, herbs and garden plants; plus eggs, grass-fed beef, tamales, burritos and hot dogs. Other vendors will have hand-made crafts, candles, soaps, natural body care products, pet treats and more, and new at the market this year will be fresh-brewed coffee, yogurt parfaits and homemade granola from The Bite.

TRADER DAYS, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Semore Park, Wagoner. Event will be held the second Saturday of every month. Participants can buy/sell anything except animals, fowl, guns, weapons or alcohol. No entry fee. Participants responsible for own tables and chairs. Information: John French, (918) 485-4917 or Paula Templeton, (918) 557-2193.

FREE HEALTH SCREENINGS, on the fourth Wednesday of each month at the Kiwanis Senior Citizens Center, 119 Spaulding Blvd. The screening is provided by Angels Care Home Health for those who need to track their blood sugar and blood pressure. No appointments necessary. Information: (918) 684-6310.

RIVER CITY PLAYERS, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday, Saturday and 2 p.m. Saturday, June 13 to August 3 at the NSU Playhouse, Tahlequah. The lineup: Thursdays, We Love the 80s; Fridays, Guitars and Cadillacs; Saturday afternoons, At the Hop; Saturday evenings, We Love the 80s. Admission: Adults, $12; NSU Alumni/Staff, $10; Seniors/Groups of 12 or more, $8; Students, $6. Information and tickets: (918) 458-2075.

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

MOTORCYCLE DINNER RUN, 5 p.m. Saturdays, weather permitting. Everyone is welcome to meet for a ride and have dinner. For the meeting location, call Steve Hill, (918) 441-1352 or Lorraine Hill, (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:

INDIAN TACO DINNER, 5 to 9:30 p.m. the first Saturday of the month, Okay Senior Center, Okay. The menu: Indian tacos, dessert, and a drink. There will also be music and fellowship. Cost: $5. Information: Ray Dodgin, (918) 360-1235.

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.

DOUBLE PLAY WEEKEND PARTY, presented by OG Entertainment Group, 10 p.m., May 24-25, VFW, 3811 W. Okmulgee Ave. Music by D.J. Black Rocker. Ages 25 and up. No T-shirts or scull caps. Security provided. Cost: $12 before 11 p.m. and $15 after 11 p.m. Information: (918) 815-3957.

10th ANNUAL OKLAHOMA BLUES HALL OF FAME INDUCTION, 7 p.m. May 25, Rentiesville. Induction gala will feature 71 inductees, great music and great barbecue. Information: (918) 855-0978.

43RD ANNUAL TAFT FESTIVAL AND PARADE, May 25, 26 and 27, Taft. Street dance 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. May 25 and 26; religion service noon May 26 at the Taft Resource Center; Fashion Show Extravaganza 8:30 p.m. May 26 at Taft Resource Center; parade noon May 27. Information: (918) 683-0568 or (918) 683-2203.

CACTUS AND SUCCULENT SHOW AND SALE, June 1 and 2, Will Rogers Exhibition Center, Oklahoma City. Thousands of cactus and succulents for sale. Also pottery, books, potting soil, and other items. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 1, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 2. Information: (405) 943-0827.

ARTS ON THE AVENUE, in historic downtown Tahlequah June 7 and 8. The free event features a variety of art on display surrounding historic Cherokee Capitol Square, including jewelry, paintings, pottery, woodcarvings and sculptures, beadwork, baskets and photography by artists from throughout the region. In addition, Oklahoma wineries and breweries will be showcased in a wine and beer garden along Keetoowah Street. Guests may enjoy the art while sampling the multiple flavors of wine and beer produced here in the region. The wineries and local downtown merchants will be participating in “Wines on the Avenue” to be held Friday from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. along Muskogee Avenue. More than 20 downtown merchants will be participating in the event. Visitors can continue to shop with the artists on the Cherokee Capitol Square throughout the evening. For additional information regarding the fine arts festival or for an artist entry application, please visit or contact Andria Hummingbird at (918) 453-5728 or

FREE FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT, 7:30 p.m. June 7, Wagoner Civic Center. “Summer of the Monkeys” is a story about children who encounter monkeys that escaped from a circus train. The book was written by Wilson Rawls, who also authored “Where the Red Fern Grows.” Cost: Free. Popcorn and sodas are 50 cents.

INDIAN NATIONS MOTORCYCLE RALLY, June 7-9, Greenleaf State Park. Will feature a bike show, pancake breakfast, scenic rides, historic site tours and trail rides. There are even dormitory-style accommodations for those who prefer not to camp. The public is welcome to attend. Cost: Day Pass, $10; rally registration, $20 in advance, $30 on-site.

EASTERN OKLAHOMA WOODCARVERS SHOW, June 14 and 15, Union 8th Grade Center, Broken Arrow. Show is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on June 14 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 15. Admission: $3. Judged competition, seminars, and featured artist Rusty Johnson.

CATFISH COOK-OFF, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 15, Muskogee Civic Center. Cost: $8 for taster’s kit. Entry fee: $50. Prizes: $1,000 for first, $500 for second and $300 for third. Trophies and people’s choice awards also will be awarded. Entertainment: Wanda Watson singing the blues. Information: (918) 684-6363.

OAKS VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL CAR & BIKE SHOW, June 15, Oaks Fire Station. Registration from 8 a.m. to noon. Multiple prizes in multiple categories. All entries eligble for $300 drawing. All proceeds go Oaks Volunteer FD. Information: (918) 868-7544, (918) 519-7097, (918) 944-1514.

CRAZY HAT DAYS, June 21 and 22, TACO Building and Grounds, Cookson. TACO encourages everyone to make or buy and decorate a crazy hat to wear for the jubilee. Live music, the Little Miss Lake Tenkiller Pageant and more.

KIDSFEST, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 29 and 30, Woolaroc, Bartlesville. Two stages will be set up on the grounds that will feature special acts that kids and parents will both enjoy including the popular country singing group, The Herrold Sisters. Michael King and his “One Man Circus” will also perform both days along with arts and crafts, children's games and much more. Once again, the main campus of Woolaroc will transform into a magical children's wonderland.Cost: $10 for adults, $8 for adults 65+ and children 11 and under. Information: (918) 336-0307 ext. 14.