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THURSDAY

Classes

CHOCTAW LANGUAGE CLASS PHASE 3, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fife Indian United Methodist Church, 1100 Eufaula St. Work books provided for classes. Choctaw dictionary is helpful if you have one but not required. Advance enrollment is not necessary. Just show up to class. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Information: Abe Frazier, (918) 685-0058.

FREE GUITAR/BASS LESSONS WITH SELBY MINNER, 4-6 p.m. Thursdays, Dr. Martin Luther King Center, 300 W. Martin Luther King St. All are invited. Acoustic or electric guitar. All you need is an instrument and a desire to learn, relearn or improve your musical skills.

HERO (HELPING EVERYONE RECOVER AND OVERCOME) MEETING, 6:30 p.m. Thursdays, Christ Kingdom Builders Church, 1801 Baltimore Ave. Information: (918) 681-1817.

PTSD DISCUSSION GROUP, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Thursdays, Ark of Faith, 401 E. Broadway. Open to anyone with PTSD. Each month, they address one of the 12 symptoms.

VETERANS GUITAR CLASSES, 6:15-8:15 p.m. every Thursday (except on holidays), Ark of Faith, 401 E. Broadway. Taught by Steve House. Diversity inclusive. Guitars are donated. Complete the course to keep the guitar! Information: Sally, (918) 682-8411 after 10 a.m.

WARNER PUBLIC LIBRARY, story time for 3- and 4-year-olds, 10 a.m. Thursdays, 207 Eighth St., Warner. Information: (918) 463-2363.

Dances

LINE DANCING, 10-11:30 a.m. first, second, and fourth Thursdays of the month, 1-2:30 p.m. the third Thursday, Kiwanis Senior Citizens Center, 119 Spaulding Blvd. Free. Information: (918) 683-3572 or (918) 684-6310.

Events

BACONE COLLEGE & THE OKLAHOMA HISTORICAL SOCIETY ART GALA AND FUNDRAISER, March 12, Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive, Oklahoma City. Fundraiser for the Bacone College School of Indian Art and Bacone Art Collection. Information: Dr. Nicole Been, beenn@bacone.edu or (918) 310-3043.

FORT GIBSON WOMEN'S CLUB MEETING, second Thursday each month. Formal meetings September through December. From June through August, they meet in various area restaurants to share ideas and for fellowship. New members always welcome. Information: Linda, (918) 686-3917; Judy, (918) 519-9840; Martha, (918) 478-3015; or Mary Jane, (918) 931-7953.

HONORING VETERANS LUNCH, noon to 1:05 p.m. Thursdays, Ark of Faith, 401 E. Broadway. Homemade church-prepared and restaurant-donated meals. No cost. Everyone is welcome.

INDIAN TACO LUNCH, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. the first Thursday of each month, D D Etchieson Indian United Methodist Church, 412 W. Seneca, Tahlequah, near the Methodist Home. Cost: $8 per person and includes dessert and drink. To-go orders available. Call (918) 772-5055 to place an order or to get information.

QUILTING B'S SEWING GROUP, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursdays, Cookson United Methodist Church, 21685 W. Cookson Bend Road, Cookson.

SAINT FRANCIS HOSPITAL MUSKOGEE STROKE SUPPORT GROUP, 4-5 p.m. third Thursday of each month, Saint Francis Hospital Muskogee Rehabilitation Dining Room, 300 Rockefeller Drive. Information: (918) 684-2420.

SAVE OUR WATER LAKE EUFAULA meets at 8 a.m. on the third Thursday of each month at Eufaula's First United Methodist Church, 220 S. Main St. Information: donledgar@aol.com.

TRINITY MASONIC LODGE #502 meets at 6:30 p.m. first Thursday of each month. Information: (918) 616-5306 or kcrissler@yahoo.com.

Exercise

CROSS MANIA, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Strictly Fitness. Information: (918) 683-2639.

MUSKOGEE RUNNING CLUB, 5:30 p.m. Thursdays, Indian Bowl. Free for all runners. Information: Martin Updike, martinupdike@hotmail.com or (918) 577-1956.

FRIDAY

Classes

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

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

Concerts

FRATERNAL ORDER OF EAGLES #4042, 9 p.m. Fridays, 4090 Chandler Road. $5 for members and $7 for non-members.

RENTIESVILLE DUSK TIL DAWN BLUES FESTIVAL, 5 p.m.-5 a.m. Sept. 4-6, Down Home Blues Club, 701 D.C. Minner St., Rentiesville. 200 musicians, 30 bands on three stages. Cost: $18 per night. Kids free. Information: www.dcminnerblues.com/about or (918) 855-0978.

Dances

DANCE, 7-9 p.m. Fridays, Tahlequah Senior Citizens Center, 230 E. First St. Music by The High Mileage Band. Featuring classic country and 50s rock. Cost: $5 cover per person. Open to the public. Coffee and snacks provided. Come meet new friends and enjoy the fun. Information: (918) 456-0792; or (918) 530-2246.

Events

BLACK HISTORY TRIVIA NIGHT, 7 p.m. Feb. 28, Dr. Martin Luther King Center, 300 W. Martin Luther King St. Dinner will be served. Silent auction. Benefits the Theodore Ragsdale Memorial Scholarship Fund. Tickets: www.eventbrite.com or (918) 869-2814.

CHRISTIAN COFFEEHOUSE, 8-11 p.m. Fridays, Ark of Faith, 401 E. Broadway. Feb. 28, Ted Aukerman and Sally Weiesnbach and honoring veterans. Coffeehouse encourages original works and offers a place to practice, share, learn and fellowship. Information: Sally, (918) 682-8411, after 10 a.m.

INDIAN TACO SALE, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. March 6, Bacone College Campus. Delivery pre-order only. Cost: Taco only, $7; taco and drink, $8; taco, drink and dessert, $9. Cash only. Free delivery in Muskogee for orders of five or more. Call (918) 360-2737 to order.

Theater

TAHLEQUAH COMMUNITY PLAYHOUSE 46th SEASON, April 17-19, 24-26, "Drop Dead." All shows are dinner theater performances and are performed at the Tahlequah Armory Municipal Center, 100 N. Water Ave., Tahlequah. Tickets are available on www.tcpok.com (click on the tickets tab). Box office phone number is (918) 822-4440.

SATURDAY

Benefits

ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT BREAKFAST, 7-10 a.m., first Saturday of the month, American Legion Post 20, 201 Railroad and Walnut streets, Fort Gibson. Cost: $6. Pancakes, sausage, eggs, biscuits, and gravy. Information: Tim Smith, (918) 577-8738.

ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT DAY BENEFIT BREAKFAST, 7-10 a.m., third Saturday of the month, Disabled American Veterans Chapter 7, 4815 W. Okmulgee Ave. Cost: $5, all you can eat. Menu: Eggs, sausage, biscuits, sausage gravy, pancakes, coffee, milk, juice and chocolate milk. Proceeds directly support local Disabled American Veterans and their families. Information: Melvin Francis, (918) 490-3134.

BENEFIT BREAKFAST, 7 to 9:30 a.m., first Saturday of each month at Porum Landing Fire Department, eight miles west of Porum on Texanna Road or nine miles east of U.S. 69 on Texanna Road. Breakfast will be Harry's biscuits with sausage gravy, scrambled eggs, hash browns, grits, coffee, and orange juice. Proceeds help fund emergency and medical emergency services offered by the Porum Landing Fire Department. Information: (918) 617-4743.

Classes

DOORWAYS OF HOPE, Saturdays, Central Baptist Church, 624 East Side Blvd. 5 p.m. meal, 6 p.m. big meeting, 7 p.m. small group meeting. For transportation: (918) 360-5061 or (918) 683-2946.

MUSKOGEE SWIM & FITNESS FAMILY SWIM, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays and 1-4:30 p.m. Sundays, Muskogee Swim & Fitness Center, 566 N. Sixth St. Cost: $3. Information: (918) 684-6304 or www.cityofmuskogee.com.

Concerts

THE BEST OF MOTOWN AND MORE, 6:30 p.m. dinner and 7:30 p.m. show March 14, Legacy On Main Street, 224 N. Main St., Eufaula. Dinner and show, $50. Show only, $30. Purchase tickets online at www.legacyonmainstreet.com or at Our Favorite Place, 127 N. Main St., Eufaula.

RENTIESVILLE SPRINGING THE BLUES MINI FEST, 2 p.m. April 18-19, Down Home Blues Club, 701 D.C. Minner St., Rentiesville. Eight bands. Season grand opening fundraiser. Information: (918) 855-0978.

Dances

AMERICAN LEGION POST 15 SATURDAY NIGHT DANCE, 7 p.m. Saturdays, American Legion Post 15, 40th and Broadway. Must be 21 or older. No smoking. Line dancing, two-step, waltz. Live music. Information: (918) 310-9145.

Events

36th ANNUAL AZALEA PAGEANT, March 21, Roxy Theater, 220 W. Okmulgee Ave. Girls from birth to 18-years can enter. There are eight different age groups. Entry forms can be found on Debbie Morgan, the pageant director's Facebook page (Debbie Warren Morgan), calling or texting (918) 360-6886 or emailing debbiemorgan1112@gmail.com. You can also pick up forms at Crowning Moments and Kids N More in Muskogee.

ALL NATIONS SDA HEALTH FAIR, 2-5 p.m. March 21, Haskell Community Center. Check up for your physical and spiritual health. Get a free health check-up: blood pressure check, glucose check, prayer booth, health nuggets, emergency preparedness, CPR demonstration and much more. Information: (918) 906-0535, 110 E. Commercial, Haskell and allnations.adventistchurch.org.

DADDY & DAUGHTER/MOTHER & SON DANCE, 6-9 p.m. March 7, Dr. Martin Luther King Center, 300 W. Martin Luther King St. Free event. Donations are welcome. Information: Darryl Brown, (918) 232-8044 or www.facebook.com/MuskogeeCommunityKeepers.

MOTORCYCLE DINNER RUN, 5 p.m. Saturdays, weather permitting. Everyone is welcome. Dinner afterward. For meeting location, call Steve Hill, (918) 441-1352 or Lorraine Hill, (918) 913-1690.

POP UP SHOPS DOWNTOWN FESTIVAL, Third Saturday of every month, Eufaula. Information: (918) 605-7405.

TINKER FEST, 5:30-9 p.m. Feb. 29, Dr. Martin Luther King Center, 300 W. Martin Luther King St. The event is free but registration is required. A light dinner will be served before tinkering challenges begin. Student-centered fun for families and people who enjoy tinkering in science, technology, engineering, art and math. Go to Eventbrite and enter TinkerFest to find the registration page. Information: muskogeesteamcenter@gmail.com.

WILD ONION DINNER, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. March 14, Fife Indian United Methodist Church, 1100 Eufaula Ave. Cost: $8 a plate. Scrambled eggs and wild onions, ham or salt pork, hominy, beans, fry bread, dessert and drink.

Reunions

MUSKOGEE CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL OF 1970 50th REUNION, 5:30 p.m. Oct. 17, Muskogee Country Club. Cost: $35 per person. Information: Bob/Gwen Coburn, Bcoburn@suddenlink.net or Facebook Muskogee Central High School of 1970.

SUNDAY

Classes

HEART HEALTHY COOKING CLASS, 4 to 6 p.m. Sundays, Berean Seventh-day Adventist Church, 622 W. Southside Blvd. Class is free. Information: (404) 438-6645.

Concerts

JAM SESSIONS, 4 p.m. (music starts at 5 p.m.) Sundays, Down Home Blues Club, 701 D.C. Minner St., Rentiesville. Information: (918) 855-0978.

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