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January 30, 2014

THINGS TO DO — Events 01.31.14

BINGO NIGHT, American Legion Post 15, 5:30 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays and 7 p.m. main session on Thursdays.

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. Feb. 7, Becky Wright will share her testimony; Feb. 14, Wendell and Vicki Davis for a couple’s night; Feb. 21, prison ministry night with John and Melissa Barrett leading worship and Michael Hicks sharing testimony; Feb. 28, Bacone night with gospel and contemporary choirs.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PREVENTION NETWORK, noon, first Tuesday of every month at Studio Broadway, 213 W. Broadway. Anyone interested in finding strategies to reduce the statistics of Domestic Violence in the greater Muskogee area.

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

GOSPEL SINGING, 6 to 9 p.m. the first Saturday of the month, Okay Senior Center, Okay. Live music and fellowship. Concessions available Information: Ray, (918) 360-1235 or (918) 687-5127.

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.

MUSKOGEE PATRIOT TOWNHALL MEETINGS, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month, Muskogee Public Library. This is a citizen education opportunity to hear experts share their knowledge and experience in preparation for upcoming elections 2014, 2016. Information (918) 577-6352.

ORIENTAL LODGE #430 meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays.

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.

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.

VETERANS JOB CLUB, fourth Wednesday of each month, 10 a.m., Muskogee Workforce Office.

BOOK SIGNING, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 1, The Gallery Downtown. Authors participating will be Karen Cooper, Emily Dixon and Cynthia Gustrason. Information: (918) 913-9493

BOOK SIGNING, 1 to 3 p.m. Feb. 1, Hastings Entertainment, 2230 E Shawnee Bypass. Author Gloria Corbin, a resident of Owasso, will sign copies of her book “Maggie the Miniature Schnauzer and Friends.” Maggie the miniature Schnauzer thinks she’s found a home with her little girl Brea. But when her family figures out Brea is allergic to Maggie, they have to find Maggie a new home. Information: (877) 727-0697 or michelle@keymgc.com.

BOOK SIGNINGS, 1 to 3 p.m. Feb. 8, Hasting’s Entertainment, 2240 Shawnee Bypass. Authors Paul Moses Burrow Jr. and Tresor Mason will be signing copies of their books.

MUSKOGEE YOUTH SERVICES POLAR PLUNGE, 2 p.m. Feb. 8, Three Forks Harbor. Information: (918) 682-2841, ext. 222 or joneal@mccys.org.

HISTORIC NEIGHBORHOOD WALKING TOUR, 3 p.m. Feb. 15, Elliott Park. Celebrate Black History month and join a group tour for a morning stroll through the Sadler District and Capital District of Muskogee and learn about a unique African-American history, including legendary lawman, Bass Reeves. The tour begins at Elliott Park on Altamont Street north of downtown. Cost: $5. Wear comfortable shoes and clothing appropriate for the weather. More information is available at okieheritage.com

HISTORICAL BLACK TOWNS TOUR, Feb. 19. Tour will travel to Taft, Rentiesville, Clearview and Boley. 150 seats available. Tour includes History on the Bus, snacks, breakfast and dinner. Seats will be issues on a first come, first serve basis and are non-refundable. Cost: $75. Information, (918) 684-6363.

BATTLE OF THE BRAINS TRIVIA, sponsored by The Education Foundation of Muskogee, 6 to 10 p.m. Feb. 21, Muskogee Civic Center. Event will include trivia challenge, dinner, dessert auction and live auction. Varying levels of sponsorship available. Cost: $50 for a single ticket. Information and reservations: (918) 348-0999.

DAISY BB GUN DAY, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 22, JM Davis Arms and Historical Museum. Children 18 and under are allowed to compete. Top marksman awards will be presented for age categories 12 and under as well as 13 to 18. Adults can shoot for $3. Contest is free for children 18 and under.

OUTDOOR SPORTING EXPO, noon to 8 p.m. Feb. 28, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. March 1 and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 2, Claremore Expo Center. There will be lots of vendors for all of your outdoor sporting needs, as well as celebrity demonstrations, seminars, and more. Information and coupons: www.outdoorsportingexpo.com.

FITTING THE PIECES TOGETHER CAREGIVER CONFERENCE, March 7, Okmulgee First Baptist Church. Admission is free. Lunch will be provided. All caregivers are welcome. Information and registration: (918) 682-7891.

5TH ANNUAL DODGING FOR DISASTER DODGEBALL TOURNAMENT, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 8, Muskogee High School Gymnasium. Six-player teams may consist of any combination of men or women. Information and registration forms are available at the Red Cross offices inside the Muskogee Swim and Fitness Center or Ryan Hardaway, (918) 682-1366. Cost: $60 per team. Prizes for best dressed and top winning teams.

DAFFODIL DAY AND TEA, March 29, Thomas-Foreman Historic Home. Cost: $5, which includes tea and home tour. The Muskogee Garden Club has planted 1500 daffodils in the Thomas-Foreman Historic Home gardens. For $10 you can start your tour at Three Rivers Museum, 220 Elgin St., and take a trolley from there to the Thomas-Foreman Home to enjoy a plant sale, spring daffodils and a tea provided by Muskogee Garden Club members.

30TH ANNUAL AZALEA PAGEANT, March 29, Roxy Theatre. The pageant is held each year to kick off the Azalea Festival in Muskogee. The pageant is open to girls from birth to 18 years. Winners will receive crowns, banners, and trophies and will be eligible to ride in the Azalea Parade. Registration deadline is March 7. Information and registration: Debbie Morgan, (918) 463-2693. Entry forms are also available at Kimberly’s Formals, Heavenly Brides in Tahlequah, Crowning Moments, Nearly New, Kids Only and Dance Fabulous in Muskogee.

AZALEA-FEST CRAFT SHOW, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 12, V.F.W Post 474, 3811 W. Okmulgee. Information and applications: (918) 686-8005.

PARTY IN THE PARK, 1:30 to 6:30 p.m., April 19, The Papilion, Honor Heights Park. Tasting of Oklahoma wines and beer and food from Muskogee-area restaurants. Music by NSU Jazz Ensemble. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door; includes tasting glass. Proceeds Turn Wine into Water. Information: (918) 680-1239

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