MuskogeePhoenix.com, Muskogee, OK

August 15, 2013

THINGS TO DO — Events


— 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 www.3riversmuseum.com.

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. The lineup: Aug. 16, “Grandbabies’ Coffeehouse,” bring your grandchild or child to share works of art, sing or tell a story.

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: donledgar@aol.com.

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.

HISTORIC NEIGHBORHOOD WALKING TOUR, 9 a.m. Aug. 16, Beckman Park, 16th and Court Street. Explore “Silk Stocking Lane” through the Founders’ Place and Kendall Place Historic Districts. Cost: $5 per person (cash only). Wear comfortable shoes. More information at www.okieheritage.com.

RIVER RUMBA AND CARDBOARD BOAT REGATTA, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 24, Three Forks Harbor. Muskogee Parks and Recreation office is the distribution center for cardboard. You can pick cardboard up from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 837 E. Okmulgee Ave. Cost to enter Regatta is $50 per boat. Registration is from 9 to 10 a.m. Registration forms, rules and general information can be obtained at www.exchangeclubmuskogee.org or at (918) 686-7200. Parade of Boats and Harbor Party will take place from 6:30 to 10 p.m. August 23.

QUILTS BY THE LAKE, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 31, North Fork Baptist Church, Eufaula. Showcasing the quilting of Myrtle Allen. There will be a quilt display, vendors, tea room, boutique, door prizes, demonstrations, wearable art and a donation quilt. Information: Mary Cromley, (918) 689-5834 or (918) 618-3819; Carol Buckner, (918) 617-3667.

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 tcpok.com.

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.

OKTOBERFEST, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sept. 14, Wolf Creek Park, Grove. Information: (918) 786-9079.

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.