, Muskogee, OK

Things to Do

September 5, 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, second Saturday of each month, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Semore Park, Wagoner. 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.

SUMMER MOVIES, 7 p.m. Thursdays, The Roxy Theater. $2 charge per person, concessions available. Information: (918) 684-6363.

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

BACK TO SCHOOL, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Ark of Faith, 401 E. Broadway. You must get a referral from First Baptist Church Community Center, 8th and Broadway.You must be a resident of Muskogee County and have an urgent financial need for food and/or clothing. You will need: picture ID, Soc. Sec. Card for all members of the household, verification of residence (ex. Utility bill, or printed document dated last 30 days). No post office box numbers accepted.

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.

CHRISTIAN COFFEEHOUSE, 8 to 10:30 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.

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:

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.

BEDOUIN SHRINE CLOWNS CAR AND COLLECTORS SHOW, 8 a.m. to noon Sept. 7, Honor Heights Park. Entries are $20 the day of the show. Cash prizes awarded in many categories. No admission charge. Information: (918) 869-8252, (918) 869-8120 or (918) 869-9125.

HOW TO HOMESCHOOL SEMINAR, 2:30 p.m. Sept. 7, Muskogee Public Library. Information and reservations:

FREEDOM WALK, 8:30 a.m. Sept. 7, Arrowhead Mall. Sponsored by Downtown Muskogee, Inc. Commemorative speakers include Effie Milam. The walk will be through downtown Third Street to Broadway, east on Broadway to Main Street, south on Main Street to Elgin Street, and west on Elgin Street to Fourth Street, then north on Fourth Street back to Arrowhead Mall. Information: (918) 683-2400.

FABULOUS FORTIES FOLLIES, 7 to 9 p.m. Sept. 7, First Presbyterian Church, 315 E. Shawnee, Tahlequah. The follies are a fundraiser for the Tahlequah Community Playhouse, Inc.’s 40th season. The fundraiser features music from the fall musical “The Drowsy Chaperone,” plus entertainment by local and national talents. Refreshments of coffee, wine and homemade desserts will be served. Tickets are $10 each and may be purchsed at the door. All the proceeds will go toward royalties and expenses for this year’s productions which include: “The Drowsy Chaperone,” “Blythe Spirit,” “Don’t Mention My Name,” and “Nunsense: A Megamusical.” Information: (918) 822-4440, (918) 458-9406 or

EXOTIC BIRD FAIR, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 7, Green Country Event Center, 12000 East 31st, Tulsa. Many species of birds to see, along with information about owning them. Cost: $5. Information: Jim, (918) 728-0098.

KEEPING SAFE PROGRAM, presented by Lori Fullbright, a news anchor and award winning crime reporter, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 12, First Presbyterian Church, 500 W. Broadway. Program is jointly sponsored by Bethany Presbyterian Church and First Presbyterian Church. All are welcome. Information (918) 687-5401.

VISION LOSS SUPPORT GROUP, 1 to 3 p.m. Sept. 13, Grant Foreman Room, Muskogee Public Library. Information and RSVP: Carolyn, (918) 683-4617 or Tommy, (918) 682-2629.

HISTORIC WALKING TOUR, 9 a.m. Sept. 13, Turner Hill Park. Join a group tour for a morning stroll through the Capital District and Founders’ Place District of Muskogee and learn about the city’s ambition to become the state capital. Cost: $5, cash only.

ALL NEW 2013 BEDOUIN SHRINE CIRCUS, 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sept. 21-22, Muskogee Civic Center. Tickets: Children 12 and under free. Adults $12 at the door.

WOMEN’S RETREAT, Sept. 26 though 29, The Canebrake, four miles east of Wagoner off Oklahoma 51. Yoga, meditation, nature walks and fine dining. Information and reservations: (918) 485-1810.

5TH ANNUAL QUILT SHOW, Sept. 27 and 28, Gore High School Gymnasium. Demonstrations, vendors and quilts in many categories. Information: (479) 459-8741 or (918) 315-9697.

RIDE FOR THE VETS POKER RUN, 9 a.m. Sept. 28, at the Ernest Childers VA Outpatient Clinic in Tulsa, 9322 E. 41st St. Ride benefits veterans at the Jack C. Montgomery VA Medical Center. Free breakfast provided. For more information, contact Voluntary Service at (918) 577-3621, ext. 3358 or 3622.

NIGHT OF FRIGHT, 7 p.m. to midnight Oct. 3, Roxy Theater. “A Nightmare on Elm Street 4” will be shown, and Andras Jones, one of the stars, will be at the theater. A gallery reading with psychic medium Mary Barrett also will be available. Cost: $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Information:

WORLD WIDE PHOTO WALK, 7:30 a.m. Oct. 5, Civic Center. The Three Rivers Photography Club will be hosting the event, and taking pictures of the Heritage Days celebration. Sign up at

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