, Muskogee, OK

Things to Do

September 26, 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.

CHILDREN’S CLASSIC MOVIES, 1 p.m. Thursdays in Oct., The Roxy. The lineup: Oct. 5, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang; Oct. 12, Little Rascals; Oct. 19, Bugs Bunny and Roadrunner; Oct. 26, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Cost: $2. Information: (918) 684-6363.

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.

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 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.

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

BLUE DOORS ARTS AND CRAFT SHOW, 10 a.m. to dusk Sept. 27-28, featuring all types of art work, Blue Door at Tenkiller, six miles north of Gore Oklahoma 100. Information: (918) 489-2174.

WOMEN’S RETREAT, Sept. 27-29, 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.

L.A. STARTS BOOK SIGNING, 4 to 6 p.m. Sept. 28, Hastings, 220 E. Shawnee Bypss. Starks will sign her new thriller “Strike Price.”

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:

PATRIOT TOWNHALL MEETING, 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. oct. 3, Muskogee Public Library. Guest speaker is Paul Blair, senior pastor of Fairview Baptist Church in Edmond. Information: (918) 577-6352.

BASS REEVES LEGACY LAWMAN AND OUTLAW TOUR, 5 p.m. Oct. 4, Three Rivers Museum. Tickets to the trolley and walking tour are $25 and include a cowboy dinner and entertainment by Scott and Leigh Ann Matthews. Advance purchase is required and space is limited. Information: or (918) 686-6624.

HISTORIC NEIGHBORHOOD WALKING TOUR, 9 a.m. Oct. 4. Join a group tour for a morning stroll through the Capital District and Sadler District of Muskogee and learn about a unique African- American history, including legendary lawman, Bass Reeves. The tour begins at Elliott Park on Altamonte Street. Cost is $5 (cash only). Wear comfortable shoes. Information:

HERITAGE DAYS, 9 a.m. Oct. 5, historic depot district. Downtown Muskogee will come alive with music, dancing, and song, storytellers, and an old time medicine show, western arts and crafts, a large variety of food and treats including barbeque, tamales, hot dogs, grilled food and more. And watch out, ‘cause there just might be an attempted train robbery and a shootout at the depot. Antique cars and collectibles, and vintage games for kids of all ages are all part of the family fun. Outhouse races start with the Parade of Thrones at noon and heat races start at 1 p.m. Contestants will race in outhouses of their own construction. Heritage Days will close with the Heritage Vespers Service at 6 p.m. conducted by downtown Muskogee churches. Information: (918) 686-6624, or

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

SHOW AND SHINE CAR SHOW, Oct. 19, The Falls. Charlie’s Chicken catered dinner at 4 p.m., music by The Timekiller Band. Tickets must be paid for in advance. Deadline is Oct. 12.

29TH ANNUAL MISS/MR. MERRY CHRISTMAS PAGEANT, Nov. 23, The Roxy. The pageant is held each year to kick off the Christmas Celebrations in Muskogee. Everyone that enters will receive a trophy. The pageant is open to girls from birth to 18 years and boys from birth to 36 months. Winners will receive beautiful crowns, banners, and trophies and will be eligible to ride in the Christmas Parade. Entry forms are available at Nearly New and Fancy Too, Kids N More, Teens & More, and Crowning Moments or by contacting Pageant Director, Debbie Morgan at (918) 463-2693.

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