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Things to Do

March 14, 2013

THINGS TO DO — Events 03.15.13

— 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

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:

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. The lineup: March 15, Leslie Parks leads worship; March 22, Randy Baumann will lead worship and Pamela Baumann will testify.

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.

HOT DOG FUNDRAISER, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 15, BancFirst at corner of Shawnee and York. The menu: Two hot dogs, chips and a drink. Cost: $5. Proceeds go to benefit the Red Cross Hero Campaign.

GREAT DECISIONS, 7 p.m. March 19, 26, April 2, Grant Foreman room, Muskogee Public Library, 801 W. Okmulgee. March 19, Andrew Qualls speaks on the Indian Nation Audubon Society; March 26, Cheryl Van Den Handel speaks on Intervention; April 2, Kalpana Misra speaks on China in Africa.

BOOK REVIEW AND TASTING, “Death on Demand Series” written by Carolyn Hart, 11 a.m. Friday, March 15, presented by Melony Carey, St. Paul United Methodist Church, 2130 W. Okmulgee. Proceeds to benefit local missions. Cost $7, includes book review, recipe tasting, punch, book sales and bake sale. Tickets available at the door. Information: (918) 687-7571.

GIRLS NIGHT IN, 8 p.m. March 15 to 8 a.m. March 16, Muskogee Teen Center, 322 Callahan St. Open to all area girls in grades 7-12. There will be movies, volleyball, crafts, speakers, karaoke, snacks and a chance to win door prizes every hour. The event is free, but space is limited to the first 60 registered. Information and reservations: (918) 684-6395, (918) 684-6344 or

SPRING BREAK SCHEDULE, noon to 7 p.m. March 18 through 22, Muskogee Teen Center, 322 Callahan St. Event schedule: 1 to 5 p.m. March 18 and 20, Red Cross Babysitting Certification; March 19, GenerationOn service project; March 21, karaoke contest. Information and reservations: (918) 684-6395, (918) 684-6344 or

SPRING BREAK SCHEDULE, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., March 18-22, Muskogee Public Library. Make and take crafts daily from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and DEAL drop and liston from 3 to 3:30 p.m. March 21 at 1:30 Ms. Riki and her cockatoo Mattie will be making an appearance. The week ends with a super hero party at 2 p.m. on March 22. Information: (918) 682-6657 ext. 232.

BOOKS AT NOON LUNCHEON, 11:30 a.m. March 19, First Presbyterian Church. Guest author Gean Atkinson speaking and reviewing his book, Bloodmoon at Cabin Creek. Cost: $3. Information: Linda French, (918) 485-4917.

DAFFODIL DAY, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 23, Three Rivers Museum and Thomas Foreman Home, 220 Elgin. Guests arrive at Three Rivers Museum for a tour, then will take a trolley ride to the Thomas Foreman Home where there will be a Daffodil Day, home tour, and tea. Hosted by Muskogee Garden Club. Cost: $10 donation. Information: Museum, (918) 686-6624 and Muskogee Garden Club, (918) 683-5380.

EASTER PARADE OF FASHION, 6:30 p.m. March 25, Wagoner Civic Center, 301 S. Grant, Wagoner. A light meal will be catered by Stacy Whitney, owner of Epic Edibles. The tickets are $12.00 and can be ordered by contacting Carolyn Cooper at (918) 485-3487 or email at wefinc@gmail or at the door on the night of the event. Information: 918-830-2965 or

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

EASTER COLORING CONTEST, coloring sheets available at any Muskogee BancFirst location and must be returned by March 28. All entries returned to BancFirst will be entered in an Easter Basket drawing.

DOGGIE EASTER EGG HUNT, 1 to 5 p.m. March 30, The Canebrake, Wagoner. Cost: $10 per dog, each dog is allowed two humans in the hunt. All money goes to benefit WAGS spay and neuter fund. Information: (918) 485-1810.

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, Arby’s Box Office, all outlets, or by calling (866) 726-5287.

MUSKOGEE RUN, 8 a.m. April 13, Honor Heights Park. 3rd annual run will feature a 15k, 5k, and one mile fun run. Races start at 8 a.m. and registration takes place at 6:30 a.m. A t-shirt, refreshments, and medals for age group winners will be included. After the race, runners can head downtown to enjoy the Azalea Festival Parade and Chili Cook-Off. Information: Martin Updike, (918) 577-1956 or, or Joel Everett (918) 684-6302 ext. 28 or jeverett@muskogeeparks


PARTY IN THE PARK, 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. April 20, The Papilion at Honor Heights Park. Presented by the Muskogee Rotary Club, wine and food tasting with live entertainment. Tickets (Includes souvenir glass): $15 in advance, $20 at the event. Information and reservations: or (918) 680-1239.

HOGS FOR DOGS POKER RUN, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 20. Poker run will depart Danny Beck Chevrolet in Sapulpa from 10 to 11:30 a.m., and arrive at the VFW in Muskogee from 3 to 5 p.m. crossing 130 miles of scenic highways. The event is open to motorcycles and cars. Awards, door prizes, raffles and 50/50 drawing. Information: (918) 504-1764 or (918) 683-5380.

CANCER SURVIVOR RECEPTION, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 20, Spaulding Park Scout House. The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Muskogee County will honor and celebrate those who have overcome or continue to fight their battle with cancer. Lunch provided for survivors and their guest. RSVP to Anna Stewart, (918) 616-3342 or caffeinatedmom@hotmail


MASQUERADE BOWL, 6 to 8 p.m. April 25,Green Country Lanes, 811 S. York St. Muskogee Junior Achievement’s Masquerade Bowl-a-thon. Presented By OG&E to support Junior Achievement in Muskogee classrooms. Information: Brian Jackson (918) 663-2156.

BODY ART EXHIBIT, 6 to 10 p.m. May 2, Muskogee Civic Center. Come see the many styles of elegant body art. To enter, your tattoo parlor must sponsor you. Information: (918) 684-6363.

RELAY FOR LIFE, 6 p.m. May 3, Indian Bowl. Join Relay For Life of Muskogee County and the American Cancer Society in the fight against cancer. Information and registration: Melissa McLain, (918) 781- 9864 or

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