MuskogeePhoenix.com, Muskogee, OK

September 27, 2012

Things to do – Events 9.28.12


— 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: Sept. 28, Covenant Players. The group dramatizes scripture with a “today” approach. 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.

DISNEY ON ICE PRESENTS: “DARE TO DREAM,” 10:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sept. 28; and11:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sept. 29-30, Tulsa State Fair. Tickets: $40, $35, $30, $25 and $20. Information: (918) 376-6000 or www.tulsastatefair.com.

FOURTH ANNUAL GORE SCRAP HAPPY QUILTERS QUILT SHOW, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 28-29, Gore gymnasium. Cost: $3. Show features door prizes, vendors and a country store. Information: (918) 489-5639.

CAMP GREY SQUIRREL, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 29, United Methodist Children’s Home, Tahlequah. Camp is for children with autism spectrum disorders, including Asperger’s, and their families Cost: $50 per family, scholarships available for Muskogee residents. Activities: Archery, fishing, horses, crafts, Home Depot workshop, book nook, inflatables, recreation room, face painting, hay ride and more. Information and registration: (918) 457-1110 or www.campgreysquirrel.org.

AN EVENING WITH FRIENDS, 6 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 2, sponsored by the Friends of Honor Heights Park. Cost: $20, which includes entertainment by the Wild Card band, food, and beverages. The event will highlight progress on Honor Heights Park’s newest attraction, the Teaching Gardens and Butterfly House. Memberships will be available. Information: (918) 682-6783.

COINS 4 CRITTERS FIFTH ANNUAL BEAN SUPPER AND SILENT AUCTION, 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 4, Saint Joseph Catholic Church Hall, 323 N. Virginia. Entertainment by Scott and Leigh Ann Matthews and the Glad Wags Dog Performance Team. Tickets $5 in advance or $7 at door. Tickets available at (918) 444-5034 or at C4C Resale, 3619 W. Broadway.

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.

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.

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.

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/

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.

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. Sponsored by Muskogee Rotary Club. Information and reservations: rfredrick@citizenssecurity.com, (918) 781-6109 or www.muskogeerotary.org.

CRAFT BAZAAR AND CHILI AND FIXIN’S 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.

WOMEN IN THE OUTDOORS, Nov. 2-4, Tenkiller State Park. All women age 14 and older can learn outdoor skills from instructors. 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.