, Muskogee, OK

October 24, 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. Saturdays in October, The Roxy. The lineup: Oct. 26, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Cost: $2. Information: (918) 684-6363.

THE PAPILION Georgia Pacific Butterfly House and Botanical Garden, Honor Heights, is open in October from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays. No entry fee.

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

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.

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. The lineup: Oct. 25, JAM musical group; Jennifer Neely, Andrea Wilcoxen and Mike Dum. JAM will do a variety of Christian music including traditional hymns, old time gospel, jazz and contemporary songs.

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:

GOSPEL SINGING AND INDIAN TACO DINNER, 5 to 9 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: $6 per person. 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

HAUNTED HISTORY TROLLEY TOURS, Oct. 25-26. You may choose the Fort Gibson Frightseeing Tour on Oct. 26, or learn the scary stories of old Muskogee on the Mystorical Muskogee Tour on Oct. 25. Tickets are $25 per person or $20 per person for members of Three Rivers Museum. Purchasing your ticket reserves your seat on the tour and space is limited. Children under 4 are not allowed, and anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

BOOK REVIEW AND BAKE SALE, 12:30 p.m. Oct. 25, First United Methodist Church. Book review by Martha Tuteral. Cost: $5, and tickets may be purchased at the door. Information: (918) 682-3368 or (918) 687-4890 or (918) 682-1830.

7TH ANNUAL PATIENT APPRECIATION DAY, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 26, Cardiology Clinic of Muskogee, 350 S. 40th St. Free health screenings, healthy snacks and door prizes. Information: (918) 683-0753.

TRASH CRAWL, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 26, Muskogee Civic Center. This unique event invites members of the community to engage in a scavenger hunt, following clues to 10 sites around the city gathering trash. Bags collected may then be traded for tickets to a door-prize drawing. Information: (918) 682-7887.

HOWL-O-WEEN PARTY, 5:30 to 10 p.m. Oct. 30, Canebrake, Wagoner. Food and drink and live music by Jim Blair and friends from 7 to 10 p.m. Bring a donation of money or goods for Help-In-Crisis. Information: (918) 485-5793 or

VETERANS APPRECIATION DAY CEREMONY, 9 to 11 a.m. Nov. 8, Muskogee Workforce Oklahoma. Please join us as we celebrate our Nations Heroes, our Veterans, and hear the story of our guest speaker, Army Specialist Aaron Estes.

BOOK SIGNING, 2 to 4 p.m. Nov. 9, Ruth’s Christian Book Store. Former Oklahoma State Penitentiary warden Dan Reynolds will sign copies of his two prison-related books. Reynolds said he is accepting $20 donations for each book, with proceeds going to the Correctional Peace Officers Foundation.

A SALUTE TO AMERICAN VETERANS, 7 p.m. Nov. 12, Sadler Arts Academy, 800 Altamont. An event honoring all veterans and their families. This event is free.

HISTORIC NEIGHBORHOOD WALKING TOUR, 10 a.m. Nov. 15. Join a group tour for a morning stroll through the Capital Place and Founders’ Place districts of Muskogee and learn about the city’s ambition to become the state capital. View the site of the proposed capitol and governor’s mansion. The tour will begin at Turner Hill Park at Eleventh and Terrace streets. Cost is $5 (cash only). Wear comfortable shoes. Information:

BOOK SIGNING EVENT, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 15, Heritage House Antiques, 225 E. Cherokee, Wagoner. Charles Sasser, who has written many works of fiction, and area historians Liz McMahan and Shirle Williams will have their books available for purchase.

32ND ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CRAFT SHOW, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 16 at Morris High School Gymnasium. Proceeds will provide support for various community causes with a primary emphasis on youth. Over 60 booths of crafts including quilts, woodworks, baby items, arts, etc. Concession is available. Information: (918) 812-7201.

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.

THIRD ANNUAL ARTS AND CRATSHOW/HOLIDAY GARAGE SALE, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 29-30, Muskogee Civic Center. The arts and crafts show will take place on the arena floor, and the garage sale will be on the second floor. The Arts and Craft show will consist of homemade items, jewelry, hats, and other unique items. Space is available to rent, $50 for the garage sale, $60 for the arts and craft show, $75 for both. Early set up is allowed. Information: (918) 684-6363.

DAFFODIL DAY AND TEA, March 29, Thomas-Foreman Historic Home. Cost: $5, which includes tea and home tour. The uskogee 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 trolly from there to the Thomas-Foreman Home to enjoy a plant sale, spring daffodils and a tea provided by Muskogee Garden Club members.