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February 14, 2013

THINGS TO DO — Events 02.15.13

THOMAS-FOREMAN HISTORIC HOME TOURS, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Admission is $2 for adults, $1 for students. Information: (918) 686-6624 or www.3riversmuseum.com.

MOTORCYCLE DINNER RUN, 6:30 p.m. Fridays, weather permitting. Everyone is welcome to meet for a ride and have dinner. For the meeting location, call (918) 441-1352 or (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.

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.

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. 22, Shaun McGee and “Rebirth.” Information: Sally Weiesnbach, (918) 682-8411.

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.

SPORTS COLLECTIBLE SHOW, through Feb. 17, Arrowhead Mall, 501 N. Main. Show will feature 25 tables of sports-related items for sale or trade. Admission is free. Information: (918) 845-4257.

OG VALENTINE’S WEEKEND PARTY, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Feb. 16, VFW, 3811 W. Okmulgee. Roses and candy for the first 50 women. Photo booth available. Music by D.J. Black Rocker. Cost: $10 before 11 p.m., $12 after 11 p.m. Information and reservations: (415) 601-9179.

GREAT DECISIONS, 7 p.m. Feb. 19, 26, March 12, 19, 26, April 2, Grant Foreman room, Muskogee Public Library, 801 W. Okmulgee. The lineup: Feb. 19, Don Betz speaks on Egypt; Feb. 26, Don Betz speaks on Threat Assessment; March 12, Murali Iyengar speaks on Future of the Euro; March 19, Cheryl Van Den Handel speaks on Myanmar and Southeast Asia; March 26, Cheryl Van Den Handel speaks on Intervention; April 2, Kalpana Misra speaks on China in Africa.

BOOKS AT NOON, 11:30 a.m. Feb. 19, First Presbyterian Church, 205 N. Main St. Peter Biadasz will be the speaker. Lunch will be sponsored by Blue Star Mothers. Bring donations and money for Blue Star Boxes. Infomation: Linda French, (918) 485-4917.

DADDY-DAUGHTER DANCE, Feb. 21, The Castle of Muskogee, 3400 West Fern Mountain Road. Event is open to girls and their male caregivers. Ages birth to seven years will dance from 6 to 7:30 p.m., ages 8 to 15 years will dance from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Door prizes will be available. Cost: $20 per couple, $5 per additional child, and $10 for moms. Sponsored by Kids’ Space of Muskogee. Information: (918) 682-4204.

BASKETBALL LEAGUE, Feb. 21. Ages: pre-kindergarten to sixth. Deadline to sign up is Feb. 16. Information: (918) 636-0271.

GALAXY OF THE STARS, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 26, 2013, NSU Center for the Performing Arts, 605 North Grand Ave., Tahlequah. Neil Simon’s Biloxi Blues. The Montana Repertory Theatre presents the popular comedy about Army inductees struggling through basic training in Biloxi, Miss. Tickets: $20 for adults, $18 for NSU alumni, $16 for NSU employees and seniors 60 and over, $10 for students and $6 for NSU students. Information: (918) 458-2075 or www.nsuok.edu/si.

BLACK HISTORY PROGRAM, 7 p.m. Feb. 28, Martin Luther King Center, 627 N. Third St. The purpose of the program is to reach out to families affected by Sickle Cell Anemia. A donation of $7-$10 is requested. Information: Linda Hitchye, (918) 686-6152/(918) 348-0261.

DODGING FOR DISASTERS, fourth annual American Red Cross dodgeball tournament, March 9, Muskogee High School gym. Team sign-in starts at 8:30 a.m. with matches starting at 10 a.m. Cost: $60 per team early registration through March 1; $70 per team up to day of event. T-shirts are $10 or $12 for XXL. For safety purposes, anyone under the age of 18 needs a guardian’s permission to play as it is an adult dodge ball tournament. There will be supervised, inflatable bounce houses available for children to play on during the event allowing parents to participate in the event. Extras: $5 Free Catch (Each team is allowed to buy and use two “Free Catches” per match which if unused will carry over until their next match or until tournament ends. These “Free Catches” will allow a teammate to come back into the match without having a teammate catch an actual ball). Information and registration: (918) 682-1366.

29TH ANNUAL AZALEA PAGEANT, March 9, Roxy Theate, 220 W. Okmulgee. Pageant is open to girls from newborns to 18, and boys from newborn to 36 months. Winners are eligible to ride in the Azalea Parade on April 13. Everyone who enters will receive a tropy. Entry forms are available at Teens and More, Nearly New and Fancy Too, Crowning Moments and Kids and More, all in Muskogee. Information: (918) 463-2693

DAFFODIL DAY, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 23, Three Rivers Museum and Thomas Foreman Home, 220 Elgin. Guests arrive at Three Rivers Museum for a tour, then will take a trolley ride to the Thomas Foreman Home where there will be a Daffodil Day, home tour, and tea. Hosted by Muskogee Garden Club. Cost: $10 donation. Information: Museum, (918) 686-6624 and Muskogee Garden Club, (918) 683-5380.

EASTER PARADE OF FASHION, 6:30 p.m. March 25, Wagoner Civic Center, 301 S. Grant, Wagoner. A light meal will be catered by Stacy Whitney, owner of Epic Edibles. The tickets are $12.00 and can be ordered by contacting Carolyn Cooper at (918) 485-3487 or email at wefinc@gmail or at the door on the night of the event. Information: 918-830-2965 or stacyatepicedibles@gmail.com

GALAXY OF THE STARS, 7:30 p.m. March 28, 2013, NSU Center for the Performing Arts, 605 North Grand Ave., Tahlequah. Step Afrika. The world-renowned dance company devoted to “stepping” demonstrates the percussive dance of kicks, stomps, claps and chants. Tickets: $20 for adults, $18 for NSU alumni, $16 for NSU employees and seniors 60 and over, $10 for students and $6 for NSU students. Information: (918) 458-2075 or www.nsuok.edu/si.

SESAME STREET LIVE PRESENTS “CAN’T STOP SINGING,” 7 p.m. April 4; 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. April 5; 10:30 a.m., 2 p.m., and 5:30 p.m. April 6; 1 and 4:30 p.m. April 7. Tickets: $57, $37, $27, $22 and $17. Tickets available online at www.bokcenter.com, Arby’s Box Office, all Tickets.com outlets, or by calling (866) 726-5287.

MASQUERADE BOWL, 6 to 8 p.m. April 25,Green Country Lanes, 811 S. York St. Muskogee Junior Achievement’s Masquerade Bowl-a-thon. Presented By OG&E to support Junior Achievement in Muskogee classrooms. Information: Brian Jackson (918) 663-2156

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