MuskogeePhoenix.com, Muskogee, OK

January 9, 2014

THINGS TO DO — Events 01.10.14


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

CHRISTIAN COFFEEHOUSE, 8 to 11 p.m. Fridays, Ark of Faith, 401 E. Broadway. Refreshments and fellowship with a set time for audience participation. Audience participation includes sharing a song, poem, dance or skit.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PREVENTION NETWORK, noon, first Tuesday of every month at Studio Broadway, 213 W. Broadway. Anyone interested in finding strategies to reduce the statistics of Domestic Violence in the greater Muskogee area.

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

GOSPEL SINGING, 6 to 9 p.m. the first Saturday of the month, Okay Senior Center, Okay. Live music and fellowship. Concessions available Information: Ray, (918) 360-1235 or (918) 687-5127.

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.

MUSKOGEE PATRIOT TOWNHALL MEETINGS, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month, Muskogee Public Library. This is a citizen education opportunity to hear experts share their knowledge and experience in preparation for upcoming elections 2014, 2016. Information (918) 577-6352.

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

POOL LEAGUES, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, VFW. 8-Ball Tuesday, BCA Wednesday, 9-Ball Thursday, Friday 8-Ball Tournament. Every second and fourth Saturday is Scotch Doubles. Information: (918) 683-5230.

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.

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 www.3riversmuseum.com.

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

CAJUN COOK-OFF, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 11, Martin Luther King Center, Third and Martin Luther King streets. The chefs will be Al Stevens and the Rev. Marlon Coleman. The menu includes, gumbo, jambalya and crawfish etouffee.  This public is invited and all donations will be accepted. This event is sponsored to help get out the vote.

BOOK SIGNING, 1 to 3 p.m. Jan. 11, Hastings Entertainment, 2230 E. Shawnee Bypass. Author Amy Conkling, a resident of Locust Grove, will sign copies of her book “Down the Dirt Road.” Conkling reveals the heartaches, dreams, and joys that come with living on the family farm.

BRUSHY MOUNTAIN FIRE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL MEETING, 7 p.m. Jan. 14, at the fire station, 4350 E. Davis Field Rd. Information: (918) 687-8825.

HISTORIC NEIGHBORHOOD WALKING TOUR, 3 p.m. Jan. 18, Broadway Shopping Center. Join a group tour for an afternoon stroll through the Kendall Place Historic District of Muskogee and visit the one-time campus of Henry Kendall College (today Tulsa University). Cost: $5 per person, cash only. Wear comfortable shoes and clothing appropriate for the weather. Information: okieheritage.com or (918) 682-0312.

SOUL FOOD COOKOFF, Jan. 18, Muskogee Civic Center. Get out the pots and pans and get ready to compete for that “Golden Spatula” and prize money. There are five categories to enter. Information: C. Gaines, (918) 684-6363.

BOOK SIGNING, Jan. 18, Hastings Entertainment, 2230 E. Shawnee Bypass. Author Leif Wright of Muskogee will be signing his book “Deadly Vows, The True Story of a Zealous Preacher, a Polygamous Union and a Savage Murder.”

MUSKOGEE YOUTH SERVICES POLAR PLUNGE, 2 p.m. Feb. 8, Three Forks Harbor. Information: (918) 682-2841, ext. 222 or joneal@mccys.org.

HISTORICAL BLACK TOWNS TOUR, Feb. 19. Tour will travel to Taft, Rentiesville, Clearview and Boley. 150 seats available. Tour includes History on the Bus, snacks, breakfast and dinner. Seats will be issues on a first come, first serve basis and are non-refundable. Cost: $75. Information, (918) 684-6363.

BATTLE OF THE BRAINS TRIVIA, sponsored by The Education Foundation of Muskogee, 6 to 10 p.m. Feb. 21, Muskogee Civic Center. Event will include trivia challenge, dinner, dessert auction and live auction. Varying levels of sponsorship available. Cost: $50 for a single ticket. Information and reservations: (918) 348-0999.

DAFFODIL DAY AND TEA, March 29, Thomas-Foreman Historic Home. Cost: $5, which includes tea and home tour. The Muskogee Garden Club has planted 1500 daffodils in the Thomas-Foreman Historic Home gardens. For $10 you can start your tour at Three Rivers Museum, 220 Elgin St., and take a trolley from there to the Thomas-Foreman Home to enjoy a plant sale, spring daffodils and a tea provided by Muskogee Garden Club members.

AZALEA FEST CRAFT SHOW, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 12, V.F.W Post 474, 3811 W. Okmulgee. Information and applications: (918) 686-8005.

PARTY IN THE PARK,  1:30 to 6:30 p.m., April 19, The Papilion, Honor Heights Park. Tastings of Oklahoma wines and beer and food from Muskogee-area restaurants. Music by NSU Jazz Ensemble. Tickets are $15 in advance/$20 at the door and includes tasting glass. Proceeds Turn Wine into Water. Information: (918) 680-1239.