MuskogeePhoenix.com, Muskogee, OK

March 6, 2014

THINGS TO DO — Classes 03.07.14


— ADULT BALLROOM CLASSES, 6 p.m. Fridays, Cockle’s Dance Studio, 407 N. York St. Learn swing, waltz, fox-trot and Latin dancing. Cost: $45 monthly, per couple. Information: (918) 684-7250.

AIKIDO FOR TEENS AND ADULTS, 5:45 to 7 p.m. for teens and 7 to 8 p.m. for adults Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, Muskogee Teen Center. For teens in grades 7-12. Sensei Read Omohundro, a second degree black belt in Aikido martial arts will conduct classes. Enrollment is open to male and female students. Aikido places emphasis on motion and the dynamics of movement and balance to neutralize the aggressor’s force. Sweats or other comfortable dress required. Information: (918) 684-6344 or (918) 686-3739.

AL-ANON MEETINGS, noon Tuesdays, St. Pauls United Methodist Church, 2130 W. Okmulgee Ave., 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays and Fridays, Grace Episcopal Church, 218 N. Sixth St.

ANGER MANAGEMENT CLASSES, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Monday nights, New Pathways Behavioral Health, 223 N. Third Street, Suite 209. Cost: $30 per person, per session; $50 for couples; one-time textbook payment of $10. Information and registration, (918) 682-7797.

ART CLASSES, 5:30 to 8 p.m. every other Monday, You’ve Got to be Junking and Working Art Studio, 211 W. Broadway. Blank canvas class. Paintings will vary each class. Information: (918) 781-9690.

BEADING CLASS, 7 to 9 p.m. every Friday, Beaded Bliss inside Arrowhead Mall, 501 N. Main St. Learn how to make your own jewelry. Different class projects every week, call for more information on current week’s project. Cost: $15-$25, including supplies. Information: (918) 681-4869.

BEGINNERS CROCHET CLASS FOR GIRLS AGES 8-12, 2 to 4 p.m. every other Tuesday, Honor Heights Park. Cost: $5. Come and learn to crochet. Information: Cierra, (360) 608-9307.

CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP, 1 p.m. on the last Wednesday of the month, First Baptist Church Parlor Room. Information: Stacy, (918) 682-7891.

CELEBRATE RECOVERY, 6 p.m. Fridays, New Hope Assembly of God, 110 W. 58th St. For transportation, call (918) 351-5218 or (918) 348-0424.

CONQUERING CO-DEPENDENCY CLASSES will be lead by Gary Weiesnbach with two assistants. Time and dates to be established around participants’ need. Must register by calling (918) 682-8411 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. or 1 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday.

DAILY YOGA CLASSES, mornings Wednesdays and Friday through Sunday and evenings Monday through Wednesday, The Yoga Barn at The Canebrake, four miles east of Wagoner off Oklahoma 51. Information: (918) 485-5793 or www.thecanebrake.com.

DEAF SIGNING CLASS FOR BEGINNERS, 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays until April 22, Ark of Faith. Attendees must commit to being on time and completing all classes. Classes are free. Registration and information: (918) 682-8411.

DEFENSIVE DRIVING CLASS, 6 to 9 p.m. March 10-11, Farm Bureau Office, 28 E. Shawnee. Hosted by Muskogee County Farm Bureau. Cost: $10 for members, $20 for non-members. Information and reservations: (918) 682-2091.

DIABETES CLASS, 6:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month, Gaddy Drug. The topic is Sweet Spot, and will include diabetes medications and weights loss, and will also have a workbook. Information and reservations: (918) 682-5584.

ENGLISH SECOND LANGUAGE CLASSES, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays; 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Muskogee Public Library. Individual classes are offered, day and time to be set when enrolled with a tutor. Information: Penny Chastain, adult literacy coordinator, (918) 682-6657.

FREE ADDICTIONS PROGRAM, 7 p.m. Fridays, Liberty Baptist Temple, 821 Gibson St. Free to all. Program for all who are addicted to drugs, gambling, alcohol, cigarettes, immorality and more. Information: (918) 682-9999.

GED CLASSES, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and 5:30 to 8 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays, Arrowhead Mall next to BancFirst. The free classes are sponsored by Union Public Schools of Tulsa. Information: (918) 681-4199.

GED MATH CLASSES, 4:30 to 6 p.m. Mondays, Muskogee Public Library. Individual classes are offered, day and time to be set when enrolled with a tutor. Information: Penny Chastain, adult literacy coordinator, (918) 682-6657.

GED PREPARATION CLASSES, 9 to 11 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Muskogee Public Library. Individual classes are offered, day and time to be set when enrolled with a tutor. Information: Penny Chastain, adult literacy coordinator, (918) 682-6657.

HIP HOP CLASSES, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. and 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Mondays, Teen Center, 322 Callahan St. Enroll for fall classes. There are beginner and intermediate levels. The Teen Center is open to any area youth in the seventh to 12th grade from 3 to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday. There is no charge. Information: (918) 684-6344.

LIVING STRONGER, LIVING LONGER WITH CHRONIC CONDITIONS WORKSHOPS, 1 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays from March 12 to April 16 at Muskogee Swim and Fitness and 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays March 27 to May 1, MLK Center. No charge for classes but there is a commitment to attending all six classes. Information and registration, (918) 684-6304 or (918) 577-7898.

MONDAY MORNING STRETCH STANDING AND CHAIR YOGA, 10 to 11 a.m. Mondays, Three Rivers Museum, 220 Elgin St. Cost is $25 for six classes. Information: Martha Stoodley, (918) 683-2373 or stoodleymartha@gmail.com.

OVERCOMERS RECOVERY SUPPORT PROGRAM, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays. Faith-based teaching by G5 Outreach Ministries using a 90-day workbook. For people of all backgrounds to help addictions of drugs, alcohol, gambling, codependency issues, eating disorders, sex addictions, violence and criminal behaviors. Information: (918) 681-4050.

PAINTED FURNITURE CLASS, 6 to 9 p.m. every other Tuesday, You’ve Got to be Junking and Working Art Studio, 211 W. Broadway. Information: (918) 781-9690.

PARENTING CLASSES, 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday nights, Monday nights, New Pathways Behavioral Health, 223 N. Third Street, Suite 209. Cost: $30 per person, per session; $50 for couples; one-time textbook payment of $10. Information and registration, (918) 682-7797.

PASTOR B.J. FORD offers classes for new converts at 10 a.m. Sundays at Gods Powerhouse Christian Center, 1616 E. Hancock. Information: (918) 360-7274 or (918) 310-7284.

SUBSTANCE ABUSE CLASSES, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday nights, New Pathways Behavioral Health, 223 N. Third Street, Suite 209. Cost: $30 per person, per session; $50 for couples; one-time textbook payment of $10. Information and registration, (918) 682-7797.

TAI CHI AND ARTHRITIS FLEX CLASSES, 5:15 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays and 10 to 10:45 a.m. Saturdays, Grace Episcopal Church; 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesdays, Okay Senior Center, Okay.

WATER AEROBICS CLASS, 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Muskogee Swim and Fitness Center. It is free for members, but non-members can pay $5. Instructor: Eve Whitney-Newton.

WEDNESDAY YOGA STRETCH, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, First United Methodist Church. It is a five-class series. Cost: $25. Information: Martha Stoodley, (918) 683-2373.

ZUMBA CLASSES, 4 p.m. Mondays, 4:30 p.m. and 5:45 p.m. Wednesdays, 10 a.m. Saturdays, Tenkiller Area Community Organization Building, 32247 S. 540 Road, Cookson. Cost: $5 drop in or monthly rate, first class is free. Information: Joyce Bames, (918) 316-0251.

OKLAHOMA CONNECTIONS ACADEMY INFORMATION SESSION, 6:30 to 8 p.m. March 11, Holiday Inn Express and Suites, Muskogee. Oklahoma Connections Academy is a tuition-free virtual public school. Information: (800) 382-6010.

LUNCH AND LEARN FREE DIABETES SEMINAR, with Dr. James Beebe, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. March 13, EASTAR Health System, 300 Rockefeller Drive. Enjoy a delicious, healthy lunch and sugar free desserts. Door prizes and recipes available. Space limited to first 50 people. Information and reservations: (918) 684-2460.