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March 27, 2014

THINGS TO DO — Events 03.28.14


— BINGO NIGHT, American Legion Post 15, 5:30 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays and 7 p.m. main session on Thursdays.

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: March 28, Bethany Presbyterian youth group will share drama and music.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PREVENTION NETWORK, noon, first Tuesday of every month at Studio Broadway, 213 W. Broadway. Anyone interested in finding strategies to reduce the statistics of Domestic Violence in the greater Muskogee area.

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

GOSPEL MUSIC NIGHT, 6 to 9 p.m. the first Saturday of the month, Okay Senior Center, Okay. Free live music. April guest: Crystal River. Concessions available. Information: (918) 360-1968.

GREAT DECISIONS, 7 p.m., Grant Foreman Room, Muskogee Public Library. The lineup: April 1, Don Betz speaks on Challenges in Turkey; April 8, Carl Friend speaks on Defense Technology; April 15, Cheryl Van Den Handel speaks on Food and Climate; April 22, Don Betz speaks on Israel and the United States. Information: Jan Bryant, (918) 682-6657 ext. 223.

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.

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.

ORIENTAL LODGE #430 meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays.

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.

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.

VETERANS JOB CLUB, fourth Wednesday of each month, 10 a.m., Muskogee Workforce Office.

EASTERN OKLAHOMA STATE SPELLING BEE, 6 p.m. March 28, Muskogee Civic Center. No cost. Approximately 175 students will be participating.

BOYS TO MEN CONFERENCE, 10 a.m. March 29, Harvest Ministries Church, 2200 E. Okmulgee St. Speaker: Harold Simmons. Breakfast begins at 9 a.m. Cost: $5 for men 18 and older. Information: (918) 360-2869 or (918) 816-0901.

COMMUNITY OUTREACH, 2 to 4 p.m. March 29, 637 N. C St. Music, games and food. Information: (918) 813-0474 or (918) 812-3183.

BOOK SIGNING, 1 p.m. March 29, Hastings Entertainment. Author Arlene Goodman will be on hand to sign copies of her book.

HISTORIC NEIGHBORHOOD WALKING TOUR, 4 p.m. March 29, Beckman Park. Join a group tour for an afternoon stroll through the Founders’ Place and Kendall Place Historic Districts of Muskogee. Walk along Silk Stocking Lane where the city's founders built their finest homes. Cost: $5 (cash only). Wear comfortable shoes and clothing appropriate for the weather. Information: okieheritage.com

DAFFODIL DAY AND TEA, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. March 29, Thomas-Foreman Historic Home, 1419 W. Okmulgee Ave. Cost: $5, which includes tea and home tour. The Muskogee Garden Club has planted 1,500 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 trolley from there to the Thomas-Foreman Home to enjoy a plant sale, spring daffodils and a tea provided by Muskogee Garden Club members.

30TH ANNUAL AZALEA PAGEANT, March 29, Roxy Theatre. The pageant is held each year to kick off the Azalea Festival in Muskogee. The pageant is open to girls from birth to 18 years. Winners will receive crowns, banners, and trophies and will be eligible to ride in the Azalea Parade. Registration deadline is March 7. Information and registration: Debbie Morgan, (918) 463-2693. Entry forms are also available at Kimberly’s Formals, Heavenly Brides in Tahlequah, Crowning Moments, Nearly New, Kids Only and Dance Fabulous in Muskogee.

COMMUNITY MEMORY SCREENINGS, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 3, Wagoner Community Hospital. Hosted by Senior Services, Wagoner Community Hospital and Senior Focus for Behavioral Health. Information: (918) 485-1397.

WANENMACHER’S TULSA ARMS SHOW, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 5, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 6, Tulsa Fairgrounds. Advance tickets will be sold at 2A Shooting Center, MacKool’s Firearms, Midstates Coin and Militaria, Green Country Arms & Pawn, Sports World and Gray’s Jewelry Gun and Pawn in Tulsa and Broken Arrow. In the Oklahoma City vicinity, tickets are available from C & J Sporting Goods in Bethany.

BOOK SIGNING, 1 to 3 p.m. April 5, Hastings Entertainment. Author Joy Losli will be on hand to sign copies of her book.

MUSKOGEE RUN, 8 a.m. April 12, Honor Heights Park. Information and registration: www.themuskogeerun.eventbrite.com.

AZALEA-FEST CRAFT SHOW, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 12, V.F.W Post 474, 3811 W. Okmulgee. Information and applications: (918) 686-8005.

HOGS 4 SERVICE DOGS POKER RUN, 11:30 a.m. April 19, Fontana Shopping Center, Tulsa. Benefits Glad Wags service dogs care and training. Information: (918) 504-1764.

PARTY IN THE PARK, 1:30 to 6:30 p.m., April 19, The Papilion, Honor Heights Park. Tasting of Oklahoma wines and beer and food from Muskogee-area restaurants. Music by NSU Jazz Ensemble. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door; includes tasting glass. Proceeds Turn Wine into Water. Information: (918) 680-1239.

31ST ANNUAL QUICHE AND SALAD LUNCHEON AND BAKE SALE, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 24, St. Joseph Church Parish. A variety of delicious salads, quiche and a drink. Cost: $7. Homemade baked goods for sale. Information: (918) 616-7956.

TOUCH A TRUCK, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 26, Davis Field. Cost: $2. Proceeds go to benefit Muskogee Public Library’s Children’s Department. Information: (918) 682-6657 ext. 223.

RINGLING BROTHERS AND BARNUM AND BAILEY LEGENDS, May 31 and June 1, BOK Center. Tickets are available at 10 a.m. April 26 at the BOK Center, all ticket outlets and at www.bokcenter.com or by calling (866) 726-5287.

A NIGHT IN THE TROPICS, 6 p.m. June 21, Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame. A fundraiser benefiting the Kelly B. Todd Cerebral Palsy and Neuro-Muscular Center. The menu: Whole roasted hog; a variety of island side dishes and tropical drinks. Dancing will be led by Randy McBride. Silent and live auctions available. Seating is limited. Information and reservations: (918) 683-4621.

THIRD ANNUAL IN-KIND POW-WOW, 2 to 11 p.m. June 28, Bacone College. Information and donations: (918) 682-2586.