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November 7, 2013

THINGS TO DO — Events

MUSKOGEE FARMERS’ MARKET, 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays through November, 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.

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.

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: Nov. 8, Prison Ministry night of sharing with John and Melissa Barrett. Late potluck supper at 8 p.m.; Nov. 15, Ben Hotema is featured singer; Nov. 22, a night to praise with dance featuring Linda Myers and Allina Tyson and friends. No coffeehouse Nov. 29 but Thanksgiving dinner will be served from noon to 2:30 p.m.!

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.

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

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.

KARAOKE NIGHT, 7 p.m. Nov. 8, Showtime@theFalls, Webbers Falls. Bring your own CDGs. Professional stage and sound equipment. Cost: $5. Everyone welcome.

150TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BATTLE FOR HONEY SPRINGS, Nov. 8-10, Honey Springs Battlefield Historic Site. Activities will include battle reenactments featuring infantry, cavalry and artillery; guided and self-guided tours of the camps; various demonstrations; living history programs; and sutlers. Information: (918) 473-5572 or honeysprings@okhistory.org

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.

VETERANS DAY CELEBRATION, 5:30 p.m. Nov. 11, St. Paul United Methodist Church. Pot-luck supper followed by Veteran recognition.

VETERANS PANCAKE BREAKFAST, 6:30 to 10 a.m. Nov. 11, VFW Post 474, 3811 W. Okmulgee Ave. The event is free for everyone, not just veterans. Members of American Legion Post 15 and VFW Post 474 will serve an all-you-can-eat breakfast of pancakes, sausage, coffee, milk and juice. The Veterans Day free breakfast has been a tradition in Muskogee for more than 60 years.

VETERANS EAT FREE, 11 a.m. to close Nov. 11, Applebees. Meals will be free for both veterans and active duty personnel.

FREE MASSAGE AND TREATMENT FOR VETERANS, 9 a.m. Nov. 11, Elliott Chiropractic Center, 29th and Okmulgee streets. Information: (918) 682-9815.

AFTER-PARADE LUNCH, 11:30 to 1 p.m. Nov. 11, VFW Building, Tahlequah. The menu: Stew, chili or beans, cornbread and cake. Cost: Free for veterans, $3 for non-military personnel. Information: Faye Morrison, (918) 207-5067.

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: okieheritage.com.

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.

HOLIDAY CANDLELIGHT TOUR, benefitting Kelly B. Todd Cerebral Palsy and Neuro-Muscular Center in Muskogee, 7 to 10 p.m. Dec. 6. Food and entertainment will be available at the homes of Leo and Pamela Woodard, 6357 W. 23rd Street North; and Jimmy and Leslie Newhouse, 117 S. 14th St.; and at the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame, 401 S. Third St. Advance tickets: $25 by calling Donna Taylor, (918) 683-6600.

MUSKOGEE CHRISTMAS HOME TOUR, 1 to 4 p.m. Dec. 7 and 8; benefitting Kelly B. Todd Cerebral Palsy and Neuro-Muscular Center in Muskogee. Tickets are $10 available at the door or in advance at Economy Pharmacy, Bella Mea's, Haley and Loyd Jewelry, I'm A Basket Case, Bebb's Flowers, and Kelly B. Todd Cerebral Palsy and Neuro-Muscular Center. Those on tour are the Rev. Tom and Micki Shelton, 3408 Canterbury Ave.; Floy Miller, 3411 Georgia Ave.; Bill and Jean Goad, 2902 Irving; Darla Fitzgerald, 1403 W. Okmulgee Ave.; Wayne and Lois Ward, 510 N. 13th St.; Grace Episcopal Church with Father Bob Wickizer, 218 N. Sixth St. Tickets: $10 available at the door or in advance at Economy Pharmacy, Bella Mea's, Haley and Loyd Jewelry, I'm A Basket Case, Bebb's Flowers, and Kelly B. Todd Cerebral Palsy and Neuro-Muscular Center.

LEGO BUILD OFF, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Dec. 7, Muskogee Public Library. To compete, register at the Muskogee Public Library no later than Nov. 22. All entries must be received by Dec. 6. All participants will receive a certificate, and prizes will be awarded to the winners. Information: (918) 682-6657.

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.

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