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November 14, 2013

THINGS TO DO — Events

MUSKOGEE FARMERS’ MARKET, 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, 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. 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

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.

CHILI DINNER AND IMPROV NIGHT, 6 p.m. Nov. 21, MHS Cafeteria. Improv will begin at 6:30 p.m. and anyone who wishes to perform is welcome. Cost: $5 for meal and show, $2 for those attending the show only. All proceeds go to benefit a future production by the MHS Drama Club. Information: Kat Trueblood (918) 348-8653.

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.

COWBOY CADILLAC DRAWING, 2 p.m. Nov. 23, James Hodge Ford, 1200 N. Main St, drawing for a 2014 Ford F-150 or $15,000 for grand prize. Tickets sold by Oklahoma Lions: $1 each or 12 for $10. Funds benefit Oklahoma Lions Club Foundation: Eye Bank, Boys Ranch, Health Screening Van. Other prizes: cruise for two, television.

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.

FIRST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE CRAFT SHOW, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 6 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec 7, 2700 E. Peak Blvd. Entrance to the show is free. Concessions will be available, with proceeds to benefit the Commission Unto Mexico Mission Trip. Tables are available to crafters for $20 for one day and $30 for both. Information: (918) 682-2592.

12TH ANNUAL COOKIE AND CANDY SALE, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 7, St. Joseph Church. Homemade cookies and candies will be sold. Proceeds are used to purchase altar supplies for the parish. Information: (918) 683-0424.

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.

HISTORICAL BLACK TOWNS TOUR, Feb. 19. Tour will travel to Taft, Rentiesville, Clearview and Boley. 150 seats available. Tour includes History on the Bus, snacks, breakfast and dinner. Seats will be issues on a first come, first serve basis and are non-refundable. Cost: $75. Information, (918) 684-6363.

DAFFODIL DAY AND TEA, March 29, Thomas-Foreman Historic Home. Cost: $5, which includes tea and home tour. The Muskogee 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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