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Things to Do

August 23, 2012

Things to do – Events 8.24.12

— MUSKOGEE FARMERS’ MARKET, 8 a.m. to noon Wednesdays and Saturdays through October, Muskogee Civic Center.

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. 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.

FIFTH ANNUAL RIVER RUMBA, Aug. 24-25, Three Forks Harbor. Event starts 6:30 p.m. Aug. 24 with a parade of boats and harbor party, featuring live music from Infinity from 8 to 10 p.m. Registration starts at 9 a.m. Aug. 25 with races starting at 10 a.m. Free cardboard can be picked up from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Parks and Recreation office, 837 E. Okmulgee. Cost: $50 Information and registration: (918) 684-6302.

RELAY FOR LIFE COMMITTEE MEETING, 5:30 p.m. Sept. 4, Muskogee Regional Medical Center, Conference Room F. Information: Melissa McLain, (918) 781-9864 or missy.mclain@att.net.

SEVERS CENTENNIAL GALA, 5:30 p.m. Sept. 6, Severs Building Lobby (Bank of Oklahoma). Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Severs Hotel with a few of the famous guests who stayed there through the years. Information: muskogeemainstreet@gmail.com.

FREEDOM WALK 2012, 8 a.m. Sept. 8, Muskogee Civic Center/Centennial Trail. The walk will begin at the Civic Center and then cover two miles along the south loop of Centennial Trail. The Freedom Walk is intended to call Americans to reflect upon the lives lost on Sept. 11, 2001, and remember their families and those who responded on that fateful day in American history. Information: www.downtownmuskogee.org.

ARROWHEAD MALL BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 8, Arrowhead Mall. The Mall’s 25th birthday party will feature clowns, balloons, popcorn, snow cones, cotton candy, games and cake.

ROGERS COUNTY FAIR, Sept. 13-16, Claremore Expo Center. Rides, games, and fair food. There will be $20 wristband specials Thursday through Saturday 6 to 10 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 1 to 5 p.m. Schedule of events and activities: www.rogerscountyfair.com. Information: (918) 341-8688.

ROCK ’N RIB FESTIVAL, 11 a.m. to midnight Sept. 13-15 and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 16, outside BOK Center, Third Street and Frisco Avenue, Tulsa. Cost: Free. Information: www.getsaucedtulsa.com

KELLY B. TOOD WALK, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 15, Civitan Park. The Kelly B. Todd Cerebral Palsy and Neuro-Muscular Foundation hosts the free, fun family event that includes food, music, and games. Activities include horseback riding, treasure hunting, balloon creations, and inflatables. There will be silent auction baskets and prize drawings throughout the day. The Red Cross Bloodmobile will also be present for anyone who would like to donate. Information: (918) 683-4621.

27TH ANNUAL BIKE MS OKLAHOMA: THE MOTHER ROAD RIDE, Sept. 15-16, Tulsa. Cost: $25 until mid-May, when the fee increases to $50. The ride starts in Tulsa and ends in Oklahoma City. Information: www.bikemsok.org.

FIVE TRIBES STORY CONFERENCE, Sept. 21-22, Center for the American Indian, Bacone College. Space is limited and reservations will be on first-come basis. Registration fees are $20 per day and are required to attend the daytime events. Lunch will be provided. A traditional dinner will be served on Sept. 21 before the concert and is an additional $10. Reservations for the dinner should be made separate. Information: ww.5tribestory.org, www.fivetribes.org, 5civilizedtribes

@sbcglobal.net or (918) 683-1701.

HISTORIC CEMETERY WALKING TOUR, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sept. 22, Three Rivers Museum. Trolley will leave the museum every 30-45 minutes. Walking tour takes about one hour. Tickets: $15 per person ($12 for museum members).

GOLDWING ROAD RIDERS, 9 a.m. Sept. 22, Arrowhead Mall. The motorcycle show will feature judging in five different classes. Information: Dan Scott, (918) 261-3721 or hayman5515@yahoo.com.

RIDE FOR THE VETS POKER RUN, Sept. 22. The Poker Run will begin at the Ernest Childers VA Outpatient Clinic in Tulsa with a free breakfast, bug dots and event T-shirts selling for $15. The first poker card will be dealt at 9 a.m. at a cost of $5 per hand or five for $20. The clinic is at 9322 E. 41st St. Information: (918) 577-3621, (918) 577-3358 or (918) 577-3622.

BEDOUIN SHRINE CIRCUS, Sept. 22-23, Muskogee Civic Center. Information: (918) 682-2761.

AN EVENING WITH FRIENDS, 6 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 25, sponsored by the Friends of Honor Heights Park. Cost: $20, which includes entertainment by the Swon Brothers, food, and beverages. The event will highlight progress on Honor Heights Park’s newest attraction, the Teaching Gardens and Butterfly House. Memberships will be available. Information: (918) 682-6783.

DISNEY ON ICE PRESENTS “DARE TO DREAM,” 7:30 p.m. Sept. 27; 10:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sept. 28; and11:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sept. 29-30, Tulsa State Fair. Tickets: $40, $35, $30, $25 and $20. Event ticket prices include an outside gate admission ticket to the Tulsa State Fair if purchased on or before Sept. 27. Information: (918) 376-6000 or www.tulsastatefair.com.

FOURTH ANNUAL GORE SCRAP HAPPY QUILTERS QUILT SHOW, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 28-29, Gore gymnasium. Cost: $3. Show features door prizes, vendors and a country store. Information: (918) 489-5639.

7TH ANNUAL ART WALK, Oct. 6, Eufaula. The Eufaula Area Arts Council is hosting the event and will include a car and golf cart showing. Anyone interested in selling art, playing music, showing a car, golf cart or volunteering are encouraged to call or drop by Eufaula Main Street Studio. Information: www.eufaulaareaarts.org contact Glenna. The Eufaula Main Street Studio is located at 105 South Main. Studio open hours are noon to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

BASS REEVES LEGACY TRAIL WALKING TOUR, 5:30 p.m. Oct. 12, downtown Muskogee. Walk in the footsteps of the legendary African-American lawman Bass Reeves through downtown Muskogee. This walking tour includes costumed interpreters who will tell the story of the heroic lawman as it happened over 100 years ago. After the tour, stay for a barbecue dinner and a concert of Muskogee’s musical heritage. Space is limited; reservations encouraged. Cost: $15. Information: (918) 683-2400 or www.downtownmuskogee.org.

OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER VS. PHOENIX SUNS, Oct. 19, BOK Center, Tulsa. Tickets available online at www.bokcenter.com, Arby’s Box Office, all Tickets.com outlets, or by calling (866) 726-5287.

GALAXY OF THE STARS, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24, NSU Center for the Performing Arts, 605 North Grand Ave., Tahlequah. Time for Three. A category-shattering trio including two violins and a double bass perform music blending elements of classical, country-western, gypsy and jazz. 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.

MALL-O-WEEN, noon to 3 p.m. Oct. 27, Arrowhead Mall. Mall will have booths set up with games, stores will be passing out candy, costume contests and more.

GALAXY OF THE STARS, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 16, NSU Center for the Performing Arts, 605 North Grand Ave., Tahlequah. The Water Coolers. Performers bring a clean musical comedy about work, life and such with original songs, sketches and pop parodies. Tickets: $20 for adults, $18 for NSU alumni, $16 for NSU employees and seniors 60 and older, and $10 for students ($6 for NSU students). Information: (918) 458-2075 or www.nsuok.edu/si.

OL’ TIME DOWNTOWN CHRISTMAS, 5 to 8 p.m. Nov. 29, downtown. Downtown shops and restaurants offer open house specials with music, food, door prizes and giveaways. Information: www.downtownmuskogee.org.

GALAXY OF THE STARS, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7, NSU Center for the Performing Arts, 605 North Grand Ave., Tahlequah. Asleep at the Wheel. Nine-time Grammy winning group performs western swing versions of seasonal favorites with the “Santa Loves to Boogie” celebration. 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.

GALAXY OF THE STARS, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 25, 2013, NSU Center for the Performing Arts, 605 North Grand Ave., Tahlequah. “An Evening with Frank Vignola.” An extraordinary guitarist who has worked with Ringo Starr and Madonna takes the spotlight with fellow guitarist Vinny Raniolo. 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.

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 people 60 and older, and $10 for students ($6 for NSU students). Information: (918) 458-2075 or www.nsuok.edu/si.

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.

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