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December 5, 2013

THINGS TO DO — Events

GARDEN OF LIGHTS, dusk until 11 p.m., through New Year’s Day, Honor Heights Park.

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.

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 SINGING, 6 to 9 p.m. the first Saturday of the month, Okay Senior Center, Okay. Live music and fellowship. Concessions available Information: Ray, (918) 360-1235 or (918) 687-5127.

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.

HISTORY AND LIGHTS TOUR, 5 p.m. Dec. 6. Enjoy a tour through Muskogee's historic neighborhoods followed by a drive through the Garden of Lights at Honor Heights Park. The trolley ride begins at the Muskogee Civic Center downtown and will drive past many of the grand and gracious homes that add to Muskogee’s beauty and history. Cost: $10 per person. Children under 12 can ride for free with a paid adult. Reservations required. Information: (918) 682-0312.

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.

PAWS ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PARTY, 6 p.m. Dec. 6, Golden Corral. All PAWS members are invited. Each participant must pay for their own meal.

CHRISTMAS ALIVE, 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 7, 14, 20, 21 and 22, First Church of the Nazarene, 2700 E. Peak Blvd. The event is free, but it will be outdoors so dress warmly. Information: (918) 682-2592.

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.

FLEA MARKET, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 6 and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 7, Tahlequah Community Building. There are 40 booths of arts and crafts, tools, knives, clothing, furniture, Christmas items and all kinds of miscellaneous items. There will be something for everyone. Concessions will be available both days including breakfast at 8 a.m. and lunch starts at 11 a.m. which includes beans and cornbread, taco stew, chili, hamburger, hotdogs and more. Indian tacos available on Dec. 6. Booth rentals available. Information: (918) 718-9222.

THOMPSON HOUSE VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 6 and 7 and 1 to 5 p.m. Dec. 8, The Thompson House, Tahlequah. Information: (918) 456-1595.

SPORTS COLLECTIBLES SHOW, Dec. 6-9, Arrowhead Mall. There will be 25 tables of sports-related items for sale or trade. Free admission. Information: (918) 845-4257.

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. 30. 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.

AAUW HOMES FOR THE HOLIDAYS TOUR, 1 to 5 p.m. Dec. 8, Tahlequah. A reception will be held at the Cherokee Art Center Spider Gallery. Tickets are $8 per person if purchased before the tour or $10 at the door. Tickets are available at: BancFirst, 130 S. Muskogee Ave,, Cashmere Lane, 401 N. Muskogee Ave., Meigs Jewelers, 100 N. Muskogee Ave. and the Spider Gallery, 215 S. Muskogee Ave.

QUILTERS GUILD POTLUCK DINNER, 6:30 p .m. Dec. 12, First Presbyterian Church, 500 W. Broadway. Bring your favorite side dish. Beverages, plates, cups and utensils provided by the guild. Door prizes will include handcrafted Christmas centerpieces.

12TH ANNUAL COOKIE AND CANDY SALE, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 14, St. Joseph Church. Homemade cookies and candies will be sold. Proceeds are used to purchase altar supplies for the parish. Information: (918) 683-0424.

KARAOKE NIGHT, 7 p.m. Dec. 14, Showtime@theFalls, Commercial Street, Webbers Falls. Cost: $5.

PAWS AND CLAUS, pet photos with Santa Claus, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 21, PETCO in Muskogee.

SOUL FOOD COOKOFF, Jan. 18, Muskogee Civic Center. Get out the pots and pans and get ready to compete for that “Golden Spatula” and prize money! There are five categories to enter. Information: C. Gaines, (918) 684-6363.

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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