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April 19, 2013

THINGS TO DO — Events 04.19.13

— MUSKOGEE FARMERS’ MARKET, 8 a.m. to noon April 13, Muskogee Civic Center. local growers will offer a wide variety of springtime 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.

FREE HEALTH SCREENINGS, on the fourth Saturday of each month at the Kiwanis Senior Citizens Center, 119 Spaulding Blvd. The screening is provided by Angels Care Home Health for those who need to track their blood sugar and blood pressure. No appointments necessary. Information: (918) 684-6310.

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.

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.

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. Audience participation includes sharing a song, poem, dance or skit. The lineup: April 19, surprise night; April 22, Gene Ruth will lead worship.

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.

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: www.rotarypartyinthepark.org or (918) 680-1239.

HOGS 4 SERVICE 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.

PARTY IN THE PARK, 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. April 20 at Honor Heights Park in the Papilion. Oklahoma wineries, breweries, and local food vendors will gather for wine, beer and food tasting. There will be live jazz music as well. Proceeds go towards “Turn Wine into Water.” Admission: $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Tickets available at Blossoms, Citizens Security Bank, Armstrong Bank and American Bank of Oklahoma. Must be 21 or older to attend. Information: (918) 577-7960 or www.rotarypartyinthepark.org.

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.com.

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.

TOUCH-A-TRUCK, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 27, at Love-Hatbox Sports Complex. A community-wide event where kids and adults have the opportunity to see, touch, interact with and learn about dozens of cool vehicles from fire trucks to motorcycles and cement mixers to police cars. Cost: $2 per person.

THREE RIVERS MUSEUM HISTORY EXPLORERS CIVIL WAR TOUR, 9 a.m. April 27. Explore southern Muskogee and northern McIntosh counties during a field trip starting at Three Rivers Museum with a brief overview of the Honey Springs area during the Civil War. The group will then board trolleys to visit the Oktaha Cemetery, Rentiesville, Honey Springs Battlefield, Checotah's I.T. Cemetery, the Odd Fellows Home and wind up the day with a visit to the Garrett Ranch's Western town near Oktaha. Other stops may be added. The tour is open to the public but space is limited and prepaid reservations are required. Tickets are $15 per person for members of Three Rivers Museum and $20 per person for non-museum members. The tour is not appropriate for small children or babies. Information and tickets: www.3riversmuseum.com or (918) 686-6624.

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 RelayForLife.org/muskogeecook.

CRUIS’N ANGELS POKER RUN, 7 p.m. May 17, starts at Sonic on York and Chandler. Cost: $5. Cash prizes.

CAR, TRUCK and MOTORCYCLE SHOW, 15th annual Cruis’n Angels and BancFirst Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show, May 18, corner of Columbus and 5th St. Registration from 8 a.m. to noon. Cost to enter: $15 per vehicle. Trophy plus $100 for Best of Show, paint, interior and engine. Cash awards throughout the day, t-shirts, door prizes, 50/50 pot, food, craft vendors, a disc jockey and $1 hot dogs will all be available. Information: Joe Schmidgall, (918) 441-2755. Vendor information: Ronnie Brassfield, (918) 441-0624. Spectator cost is free.

UNDER THE BIG TOP, hosted by The Learning Tree, 2 to 4 p.m. May 19, St. Paul United Methodist Church, 2130 W. Okmulgee. The annual Spring Sing and Circus Party. Hot dogs, popcorn, drinks, cotton candy, games, balloon twisting, inflatable and pony rides are just a few of the fun things planned. Banner auction featuring classroom banners as well as alumni, teachers and friends. Information: Kristy Newell, (918) 687-3842.

TRADER DAYS, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. beginning May 11, Semore Park, Wagoner. Event will be held the second Saturday of every month. 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.

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