, Muskogee, OK

April 3, 2014

THINGS TO DO — Events 04.04.14

— 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: April 4, Archie and LaDonna Sayes will lead worship and introduce the new pastor; April 11, Becky Wright will give her testimony; April 25, Bill and Shirley Steinmetz share their mission work and Ludvintz Yoyo will share a testimony and song.

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. April guest: Crystal River. Concessions available. Information: (918) 360-1968.

GREAT DECISIONS, 7 p.m., Grant Foreman Room, Muskogee Public Library. The lineup: April 8, Carl Friend speaks on Defense Technology; April 15, Cheryl Van Den Handel speaks on Food and Climate; April 22, Don Betz speaks on Israel and the United States. Information: Jan Bryant, (918) 682-6657 ext. 223.

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:

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

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

SPORTS COLLECTIBLES SHOW, April 5 to 13, Arrowhead Mall. There will be 25 tables of sports-related items for sale or trade. Information: Vintage Sports, (918) 845-4257.

BOOK SIGNING, noon to 3 p.m. April 5, Arrowhead Mall. Author Jonita Mullins will be on hand to sign copies of her book, “Journey to an Untamed Land.”

CHEROKEE COUNTRY SPECIAL OLYMPICS TRACK AND FIELD DAY, 9 a.m. April 5, Indian Bowl Stadium. There is no cost for the event. A concession stand will be available. Information: Wendy Burton, (918) 684-3700 ext. 1613.  

BOOK SIGNING, 1 to 3 p.m. April 5, Hastings Entertainment. Author Joy Losli will be on hand to sign copies of her book.

WANENMACHER’S TULSA ARMS SHOW, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 5, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 6, Tulsa Fairgrounds. Advance tickets will be sold at 2A Shooting Center, MacKool’s Firearms, Midstates Coin and Militaria, Green Country Arms & Pawn, Sports World and Gray’s Jewelry Gun and Pawn in Tulsa and Broken Arrow. In the Oklahoma City vicinity, tickets are available from C & J Sporting Goods in Bethany.

WILD ONION AND EGGS DINNER, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. April 7, VFW, Tahlequah. The menu: Wild onions and eggs; beans; cole slaw; cornbread; pickles; dessert and drink. Cost: $6. A silent auction will be held. Information: (918) 207-5067.

BOOK SIGNING, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 11, Bare Bones Film Festival. Author Bill Eckel will be on hand to sign copies of his book.

MUSKOGEE RUN, 8 a.m. April 12, Honor Heights Park. Information and registration:

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.

HOGS 4 SERVICE DOGS POKER RUN, 11:30 a.m. April 19, Fontana Shopping Center, Tulsa. Benefits Glad Wags service dogs care and training. Information: (918) 504-1764.

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.

TOUCH A TRUCK, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 26, Davis Field. Cost: $2. Proceeds go to benefit Muskogee Public Library’s Children’s Department. Information: (918) 682-6657 ext. 223.

CHEROKEE NATION CHESS OPEN, 9 a.m. April 26, Sequoyah High School, Tahlequah. All chess players grades Kindergarten to 12th grade are welcome. Cost: $10 if registered before April 21; $15 at the door. Trophies will be awarded. Information: (918) 456-1581.