, Muskogee, OK

Things to Do

April 5, 2012

THINGS TO DO – Events 04.06.12

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.

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:

CHRISTIAN COFFEEHOUSE, 8 to 11 p.m. Fridays, Ark of Faith, 401 E. Broadway. The lineup: April 6, No coffeehouse for Good Friday. April 13, Macedonia Baptist Church will be in charge of coffeehouse with adult choir, teens and children. Come share a song, personal testimony (3-5 minutes), poem or original art. April 20, Beverly Adair will be featured soloist for the evening. Wendell and Vickie Davis will help lead worship. April 27, Charlie Spencer will be featured soloist. 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.

FREE CLOTHING GIVEAWAY, 9 a.m. to noon Mondays, Calvary Baptist Church, 220 S. R St.

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.

MUSKOGEE ART GUILD JUDGED SHOW, through April 7, Arrowhead Mall. Art will be shown in seven catergories. Art work is from Muskogee and surrounding areas. Most of the art is for sale.

HISTORIC TROLLEY TOURS, 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. April 7, 1 p.m. April 14, 10:30 a.m. April 21, and 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. April 28. Three Rivers Museum Historic Trolley Tours will take you on a nostalgic tour of historic homes and places on the Okie From Muskogee Trolley. Tours last approximately 1 1/2 hours. Tickets are $10 per person and available at Three Rivers Museum, 220 Elgin St. For tickets and information: (918) 686-6624.

THIRD ANNUAL SPRING FLING FOR A CAUSE, 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk, 7:30 a.m. April 7, Fort Gibson. Cost: $20 per person or $15 per person for a team of six or more, which includes T-shirt, drinks and snacks. Course is sanctioned by USTAF and course certified. Proceeds to go Fort Gibson Special Olympcs. Information: (918) 869-0473 or (918) 348-5431.

EASTER EGGSTRAVAGANZA, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 7, Muskogee First Church of the Nazarene, 2700 E. Peak Blvd. There is no cost, and all are welcome for a morning of crafts, games, face painting, lunch, and an egg hunt for children up to age 12. Information: Diana Mueller, (918) 682-2592.

CANDY FROM HEAVEN CANDY DROP, 11 a.m. April 7, Grace Ministries Church. Event is free and for children from pre-kindergarten to sixth grade.

BOOK SIGNING, 2 to 4 p.m. April 7, Hastings. Donna Welch Jones will sign copies of her book “Killing the Secret.” Information:

RELAY AUCTION & DINNER FUNDRAISER, 11 a.m. April 7, Eufaula Community Center, First and High streets. $5 Relay Plate includes hot dog or chili dog and chips, dessert and drink. Information: (918) 617-1433.

WHITNEY SMALLEY will speak at 7 p.m. April 9 in the dining room of Go Ye Village, 1201 W. 4th St., Tahlequah. Trying to find her place in the world, and fit in with her peers, she got caught up in the trap of addiction. Come and hear about the turning point that changed her life and set her free. No reservations are necessary. Guests may eat at the buffet for $6.50 at 6 p.m. Information: Jeannie Fay: (918) 316-1097.

GOLDEN AGERS FREE BREAKFAST, 8:30 a.m. April 10, Fort Gibson High School cafeteria. The annual free breakfast is for Fort Gibson senior citizens and sponsored by Community Education’s Advisory Council, Whitlock Packaging, Armstrong Bank and Fort Gibson State Bank. There will be entertainment and door prizes. Reservations are required. Information and reservations: (918) 478-4034 and leave name and the number of people attending.

WILD EGG AND ONION DINNER, 5 to 8 p.m. April 13 at the Odd Fellow Hall, 1 1/4 miles south of Oklahoma 16. Sponsored by the Wagoner Odd Fellows Lodge, the meal will consist of corn bread, black-eyed peas, hog jaws, hominy, drinks and dessert. Adults are $6 and children under 10 $3.

MUSKOGEE EXCHANGE CLUB CHILI AND BARBECUE COOK-OFF, 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 14, Muskogee Civic Center Market Square. Cost: Taster kits, $6 each. Information: (918) 360-6006.

2012 MUSKOGEE RUN, 8 a.m. April 14, Muskogee Swim and Fitness Center, 566 N. Sixth St. Cost: $35 for the 15K, $25 for the 5K, $15 for the FunRun/Walk. Shirts included in the cost for the 15K and 5K. Shirts for FunRun/Walk participants are $18. Information: (918) 684-6302, Ext. 28 or

BATFISH BOOT CAMP, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. April 14, Muskogee War Memorial Park. Five presenters, including author of “Leader of the Pack” Mark Allen, will attend. Allen will present an overview of the USS Batfish’s wartime exploits. After completing the seminar you will be qualified to conduct historical tours of the museum and submarine. Space is limited to 20 people. Cost: $20 per person, which includes lunch, a copy of “Leader of the Pack” and a submarine patch. Information: (918) 682-6295.

CRUIZADERS FIFTH ANNUAL CAR, TRUCK AND MOTORCYCLE SHOW, April 14. Event is sponsored by First Baptist Church and is held in conjunction with the Azalea Parade and Chili Cookoff. Entry fee for contestants is $15. Information:

SEVENTH ANNUAL AZALEA POW-WOW, April 14, Muskogee Civic Center arena. Hosted by Fife Indian United Methodist Church. Cost: $3. Vendors welcome. Information: Carolyn Moses, (918) 687-1660.

ARKANSAS CIVIL WAR TOUR, hosted by the Murrell Home, 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. April 14. The tour will explore sites related to the Pea Ridge military campaign during the Civil War and its ties to the Cherokee Nation and includes stops at the Pea Ridge Battlefield, nearby Trail of Tears sites, and the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History. Tour guides will provide historical information at each site. Cost: $30, which includes admission to all historic sites and museums. Information: (918) 456-2751.

EARTH DAY PLANT EXCHANGE, 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. April 19, Tahlequah Public Library. The library is asking patrons to bring in plants they wish to exchange with other patrons. Information: (918) 456-2581.

26TH ANNUAL “NOT YOUR GRANDMOTHER’S QUILT” SHOW, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 20-21, St. Paul United Methodist Church, 2130 W. Okmulgee Ave. Cost: $5. More than 150 quilts will be displayed. Vendors will have displays, and lunch will be available, as well as door prizes and hourly demonstrations.

PARTY IN THE PARK, 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. April 21, Honor Heights Park. Wine tasting provided by nine Oklahoma wineries, food tasting provided by six Muskogee-area restaurants, live jazz and an art for show and sale by the Muskogee Art Guild Admission with souvenir glass: $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Tickets available at

QUICHE AND SALAD LUNCHEON, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 26, St. Joseph Catholic Church parish hall, 301 N. Virginia St. Cost: $6, which includes all-you-can eat quiche, salad, coffee and tea prepared by the St. Joseph Altar Society. Baked goods will be available for purchase. Proceeds from the sale are used for various Altar Society supplies and for charities.

JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT’S BOWL-ARRGH-THON, 6 to 8 p.m. April 26, Green Country Lanes. Presented by OG&E, the event will help provide Junior Achievement programs (financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and work readiness) to more than 2,000 Muskogee students. Sponsor, individual and team bowling available. Raise $100 per bowler. Information: Brian Jackson (918) 663-2156.

ZIP-N-SIP, noon to 4 p.m., April 28, May 26, June 30 and July 28, The Canebrake, four miles east of Wagoner off Oklahoma 51. Ride the zip line then retire to the lounge for your choice of a flight of beer, red wine, white wine or a dessert. Cost: $50 per person, which includes tax and tip.

AZALEA LINE DANCE JAMBOREE, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 28, Hatbox Dance Building. Sign-in starts at 9 a.m. Open to the public.

TOUCH A TRUCK, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 28, Love-Hatbox Field runway. Event is for children of all ages can. They can get in, get on, and honk the horn of all kinds of vehicles — not just trucks! Presented by Muskogee Public Library and the city of Muskogee, the cost is $2 per person, but no child under 12 will be turned away. Proceeds will benefit the Muskogee Public Library’s Children’s Department. Information: (918) 682-6657.

WOODY AT ONE HUNDRED: The Woody Guthrie Centennial Celebration, through April 29, Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa. Sponsored by the George Kaiser Family Foundation and curated by The GRAMMY Museum and the Woody Guthrie Archives, the exhibition consists of a broad array of Guthrie’s lyrics, journals, original artwork and ephemera from Guthrie’s life. As part of this special exhibit, Guthrie’s original draft of the alternative American anthem “This Land is Your Land” will be on display for the first time in Oklahoma.

SALVATION ARMY WOMEN’S AUXILIARY STYLE SHOW, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 4, First Baptist Church fellowship hall. The theme is “Spring Flowers and Scarfs.” Tickets: $12.

RIVER COUNTRY MARCH FOR BABIES, 9 a.m. May 5, Honor Heights Park north shelter. To register, visit Once on the website, you can choose your location and register online. Information: (800) 252-1454.

SPRING BAZAAR, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 5, St. Anthony Catholic Church, Okmulgee. New this year will be a craft show in the gymnasium. Booths are now available for vednors. Those interested in renting space, contact the parish office (918) 756-4385, Tuesday through Friday, or Ruth (918) 758-0569.

2012 ART IN THE GARDENS, May 5, Botanical Garden, Grove. Lendonwood Gardens is inviting area artists and artisans to participate in the event. There is no participation charge for exhibitors, who would keep all of the money from their sales. Information: (918) 786-2938.

CRUIS’N ANGELS CAR CLUB POKER RUN, 7 p.m. May 18, Sonic, York and Chandler streets. Cost: $5.

14TH ANNUAL CRUIS’N ANGELS & BANCFIRST CAR, TRUCK & MOTORCYCLE SHOW, 8 a.m. to noon May 19, corner of Columbus and Fifth streets, west of the Civic Center. More than 50 classes with independent judges. Cash awards throughout the day. All proceeds benefit “The Good Shepherd Health Clinic” of Muskogee. Information: (918) 348-8492 or Vendor information: (918) 441-3294.

GROUP TOUR OF CAHOKIA MOUNDS, May 31-June 3, St. Louis. The Cherokee Naiotn’s Cahokia Mounds group tour is open to the public and costs $329.31 double occupancy or $499.28 single occupancy per person, which includes hotel accommodations, transportation, entrance fees to all attractions, breakfasts and one lunch. A 50 percent deposit fee per person and a signed copy of a booking agreement must be received by March 30, to guarantee a position. Final payment must be received no later than April 30.

SUMMER ART CAMP, June. The Muskogee Art Guild is taking applications. Applications may be obtained at the guild building at 315 Court St., or online at Classes are open to students age 4-15. Classes in drawing, painting, paper-mache', soapstone carving, and more are planned. A photography class for students age 11-15 also is available. Each student enrolled will receive a digital camera to use and keep. The instructors will be members of the Shutterbug and Green Country photography clubs.

POKER RUN AND JACKPOT DRAWING, June 2, sponsored by Optimist Ride for Youth. Muskogee Optimist Club is a youth service organization that meet at 6:30 a.m. every Wednesday at Hornback’s Cafe. Information: or

THROUGH THE GARDEN GATE TOUR, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 2. Seven, private gardens in northwest Arkansas will be available for viewing. Information: (479) 521-9298.

SUMMER ARTS CAMP FOR CHILDREN, hosted by the Eufaula Area Arts Council, Inc., June 18-22. Classes will be held at the Eufaula Elementary and Middle School on Oklahoma 9. Students must be between 6 and 14 and do not need to be from Eufaula to enroll. Classes will run from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Classes will be separated into four age-related groups. Eufaula Schools will have a lunch program available for the students during this time. Information: (918) 617-1689, (918) 689-5362 or (918) 617-3500.

RIDE FOR THE VETS BIKE RALLY, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 23, Muskogee Civic Center’s west parking lot. Live entertainment and vendor displays, bike show and competition. Event will raise awareness and donations for the needs of veterans who get their care at the VA Medical Center in Muskogee and its outpatient clinics. Coordinated by VA’s Voluntary Service, funds raised will be used to purchase items such as non-slip socks, under garments, hygiene kits and transportation for our Veterans. Information: (918) 577-3621, (918) 577-3358 (918) 577-3622. If you would like to be a vendor, call (918) 684-6363.

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:


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