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February 27, 2014

THINGS TO DO — Events 02.28.14


— 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. The lineup: Feb. 28, Bacone night with gospel and contemporary choirs; March 5, Glen Wadsworth; March 14, Camerson and Lynette Lewis; March 21, Jaunita Joseph will speak on personal experience in Bridges out of Poverty program; March 28, Bethany Presbyterian youth group will share drama and music.

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 MUSIC NIGHT, 6 to 9 p.m. the first Saturday of the month, Okay Senior Center, Okay. Free live music and potluck dinner. Bring a hot dish or dessert. Information: (918) 682-0255.

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.

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.

BOOK SIGNINGS, 1 to 3 p.m. March 1, Hastings Entertainment. Authors Debbie and Brad McWhirt and Crystal Wood Campbell will be on hand to sign copies of their books.

SPEAKER FRANCIS ROONEY, 7 p.m. March 3, Muskogee Public Library. Rooney is the former United States Ambassador to the Vatican. The program is free and open to the public. Information: (918) 682-6657.

CHEROKEE CHIEF JOHN ROSS: YESTERDAY AND TODAY, presented by Gary Moulton, noon, March 6, Armory Municipal Center, Tahlequah. Presentation is free and open to the public.

MARDI GRAS PARTY, hosted by the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame and Rotary Club of Muskogee, 6:30 p.m. March 6, Frisco Depot, 401 S. Third. Featuring Cajun food and the Jambalaya Jass Band. Tickets: $15 in advance from the OMHOF; $20 at the door. Information: (918) 869-6776.

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.

HISTORIC CEMETERY TOUR, 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. March 8, Three Rivers Museum. The museum's history tours give a glimpse into the past with historical characters portrayed by current Muskogee citizens as the trolleys drive through the cemetery. Tickets: $12 for nonmembers, $10 for members of the museum. Information: (918) 686-6624 or www.3riversmuseum.com.

BOOK SIGNINGS, 1 to 3 p.m. March 8, Hastings Entertainment. Author Grayson Scott will be on hand to sign copies of his book, A Past Problem, and author Delphine Trimble will be on hand to sign copies of her book, Baseball Caps and Soda Pop Cans.

A TASTE OF HOME SHOW, March 15. Tickets: $15 per person; $10 for groups of 10 or more; $35 for VIP which includes refreshments, picture on the red carpet with Jamie Dunn Taste of Home Culinary Specialist and A Taste of Home Cookbook. Tickets and information: (918) 684-6363.

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.

31ST ANNUAL QUICHE AND SALAD LUNCHEON AND BAKE SALE, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 24, St. Joseph Church Parish. A variety of delicious salads, quiche and a drink. Cost: $7. Homemade baked goods for sale. Information: (918) 616-7956.

RINGLING BROTHERS AND BARNUM AND BAILEY LEGENDS, May 31 and June 1, BOK Center. Tickets are available at 10 a.m. April 26 at the BOK Center, all ticket outlets and at www.bokcenter.com or by calling (866) 726-5287.

A NIGHT IN THE TROPICS, 6 p.m. June 21, Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame. A fundraiser benefiting the Kelly B. Todd Cerebral Palsy and Neuro-Muscular Center. The menu: Whole roasted hog; a variety of island side dishes and tropical drinks. Dancing will be led by Randy McBride. Silent and live auctions available. Seating is limited. Information and reservations: (918) 683-4621.