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Things to Do

April 10, 2014

THINGS TO DO — Events 04.11.14

AZALEA FESTIVAL TULIPS IN THE GARDEN, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, The Papilion at Honor Heights Park. Tulip bloom will peak April 11 to 13. Cost: Adults $3; Children, seniors and military $2. The lineup: Teaching Garden and Georgia-Pacific Butterfly House opening weekend, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 11; special event 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. May 12, mothers get in free.

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

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.

29TH ANNUAL QUILT SHOW, hosted by the Muskogee Area Quilters Guild, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 11 and 12, St. Paul Methodist Church. More than 100 quilts, vendors, shoppers boutique, raffle quilt and hourly demonstrations. Information: (918) 478-6067.

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

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

CRUIZADERS CAR SHOW, 8 a.m. to  p.m. Saturday, First Baptist Muskogee parking lot. Cost: $15 entry fee. Public viewing is free. Information: (918) 869-6980.

HOGS 4 SERVICE DOGS POKER RUN, 11:30 a.m. April 19, Fontana Shopping Center, 51st Street and Memorial Drive, 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.

WAGONER HIGH SCHOOL ALUMNI ‘50s DINNER, 6 p.m. April 19, Baker’s Catfish Restaurant, Wagoner. Buffet style and Dutch treat. Reservations: (918) 682-2367 or (918) 485-4917.

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.

59TH SOIL STEWARDSHIP AND LEGISLATIVE BREAKFAST, 7 a.m. April 25, First United Methodist Church, Wagoner. Hosted by American Farmers and Ranchers, Wagoner County Cattlemen’s Association and Wagoner Chamber of Commerce. Information: (918) 485-4010.

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.

SALVATION ARMY WOMEN’S AUXILIARY FASHION SHOW AND LUNCHEON, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 2, First Baptist Church, Muskogee. Cost: $15. Tickets available from any member of the Women’s Auxiliary. Information: (918) 682-6890.

S4 ARCHERY SHOOT, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 10, Stilwell. Walk through fun range available. Special prizes for mothers. Three novelty shoots. Cost: $10 per shooter. Children 10 and under shoot free. Information: (918) 575-8080.

CRUIS’N ANGELS CARE CLUB AND BANCFIRST POKER RUN, 7 p.m. May 16, starting at the Sonic on York and Chandler. Cash awards. Information: (918) 441-2755.

16TH ANNUAL CRUIS’N ANGELS AND BANCFIRST CAR, TRUCK AND MOTORCYCLE SHOW, May 17, Columbus and 5th Streets. Registration from 8 a.m. to noon, cost: $15. No cost for spectators. Trophies and cash prizes for participants. Information: (918) 441-2755.

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 or by calling (866) 726-5287.

MUD STOCK 2014 VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT, June 13 and 14, Love-Hatbox Sports Complex. This year will feature a competitive bracket and a recreational bracket. Cost: Recreational, $300 per team; competitive, $500 per team. Information: or (918) 682-2841 ext. 222.

DODGEBRAWL AND LIVE GREAT 918, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 19, BOk Center, Tulsa. Information: (918) 894-4268 or

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.

THIRD ANNUAL IN-KIND POW-WOW, 2 to 11 p.m. June 28, Bacone College. Information and donations: (918) 682-2586.

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