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May 16, 2013

Things to do – Events 05.17.13


— 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.

TRADER DAYS, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Semore Park, Wagoner. Event will be held the second Saturday of every month. 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.

FREE HEALTH SCREENINGS, on the fourth Saturday of each month at the Kiwanis Senior Citizens Center, 119 Spaulding Blvd. The screening is provided by Angels Care Home Health for those who need to track their blood sugar and blood pressure. No appointments necessary. Information: (918) 684-6310.

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.

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.

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.

INDIAN TACO DINNER, 5 to 9:30 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: $5. 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.

CRUIS’N ANGELS POKER RUN, 7 p.m. May 17, starts at Sonic on York and Chandler. Cost: $5. Cash prizes.

CAR, TRUCK and MOTORCYCLE SHOW, 15th annual Cruis’n Angels and BancFirst Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show, May 18, corner of Columbus and 5th St. Registration from 8 a.m. to noon. Cost to enter: $15 per vehicle. Trophy plus $100 for Best of Show, paint, interior and engine. Cash awards throughout the day, T-shirts, door prizes, 50/50 pot, food, craft vendors, a disc jockey and $1 hot dogs will all be available. Information: Joe Schmidgall, (918) 441-2755. Vendor information: Ronnie Brassfield, (918) 441-0624. Specator cost is free.

BOOK SIGNING, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 18, The Garden Gate, Gore. Local author Lottie Hufford will be on hand to sign copies of her latest book, “Child Rocks.”

FAMILY FUN DAY, noon to 4 p.m. May 18, Norris Park, Tahlequah. Food, games, face painting and much more. Proceeds go to benefit Relay for Life.

CATFISH ROUNDUP and city-wide garage sale, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 18, city of Okay.

TOUR HISTORIC TAHLEQUAH, 9 a.m. May 18 at the Thompson House, 300 S. College Ave. Tahlequah. Tour will last approximately three hours. Sites include Cherokee capitol square, Stick Ross Cemetery and more. Cost: $15. Information: (918) 456-7970.

UNDER THE BIG TOP, hosted by The Learning Tree, 2 to 4 p.m. May 19, St. Paul United Methodist Church, 2130 W. Okmulgee. The annual Spring Sing and Circus Party. Hot dogs, popcorn, drinks, cotton candy, games, balloon twisting, inflatables and pony rides are just a few of the fun things planned. Banner auction featuring classroom banners as well as alumni, teachers and friends. Information: Kristy Newell, (918) 687-3842.

DOUBLE PLAY WEEKEND PARTY, presented by OG Entertainment Group, 10 p.m., May 24-25, VFW, 3811 W. Okmulgee Ave. Music by D.J. Black Rocker. Ages 25 and up. No T-shirts or scull caps. Security provided. Cost: $12 before 11 p.m. and $15 after 11 p.m. Information: (918) 815-3957.

10th ANNUAL OKLAHOMA BLUES HALL OF FAME INDUCTION, 7 p.m. May 25, Rentiesville. Induction gala will feature 71 inductees, great music and great barbecue. Information: (918) 855-0978.

43RD ANNUAL TAFT FESTIVAL AND PARADE, May 25, 26 and 27, Taft. Street dance 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. May 25 and 26; religion service noon May 26 at the Taft Resource Center; Fashion Show Extravaganza 8:30 p.m. May 26 at Taft Resource Center; parade noon May 27. Information: (918) 683-0568 or (918) 683-2203.

CACTUS AND SUCCULENT SHOW AND SALE, June 1 and 2, Will Rogers Exhibition Center, Oklahoma City. Thousands of cactus and succulents for sale. Also pottery, books, potting soil, and other items. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 1, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 2. Information: (405) 943-0827.

INDIAN NATIONS MOTORCYCLE RALLY, June 7-9, Greenleaf State Park. Will feature a bike show, pancake breakfast, scenic rides, historic site tours and trail rides. There are even dormitory-style accommodations for those who prefer not to camp. The public is welcome to attend. Cost: Day Pass, $10; rally registration, $20 in advance, $30 on-site.

EASTERN OKLAHOMA WOODCARVERS SHOW, June 14 and 15, Union 8th Grade Center, Broken Arrow. Show is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on June 14 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 15. Admission: $3. Judged competition, seminars, and featured artistt Rusty Johnson.

CATFISH COOK-OFF, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 15, Muskogee Civic Center. Cost: $8 for taster’s kit. Entry fee: $50. Prizes: $1,000 for first, $500 for secodn and $300 for third. Trophies and people’s choice awards also will be awarded. Entertainment: Wanda Watson singing the blues. Information: (918) 684-6363.

CRAZY HAT DAYS, June 21 and 22, TACO Building and Grounds, Cookson. TACO encourages everyone to make or buy and decorate a crazy hat to wear for the jubilee. Live music, the Little Miss Lake Tenkiller Pageant and more.

KIDSFEST, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 29 and 30, Woolaroc, Bartlesville. Two stages will be set up on the grounds that will feature special acts that kids and parents will both enjoy including the popular country singing group, The Herrold Sisters. Michael King and his “One Man Circus” will also perform both days along with arts and crafts, children's games and much more. Once again, the main campus of Woolaroc will transform into a magical children's wonderland.Cost: $10 for adults, $8 for adults 65+ and children 11 and under. Information: (918) 336-0307 ext. 14.