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THURSDAY

Classes

CHOCTAW ADULT COMMUNITY LANGUAGE CLASS PHASE 1, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fife Indian Methodist Church, 1100 Eufaula St. 16-week class. Children should be accompanied by an adult. Work books will be provided and it is helpful if you have Choctaw dictionary but not necessary. No enrollment necessary. Just show up. Information: (918) 685-0058.

FREE GUITAR AND BASS LESSONS, 4-6 p.m. Thursdays, Eufaula Library. Free. Information: (918) 855-0978.

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

FORT GIBSON WOMEN'S CLUB MEETING, second Thursday each month. Formal meetings January through May and 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.

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

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

Arts

CORK AND CANVAS WITH ARTIST PAUL WALSH, 6-8 p.m. March 15, Legacy on Main Street, 224 N. Main St., Eufaula. Cost: $35. Enroll online at www.LegacyOnMainStreet.com or at Our Favorite Place, 127 N. Main St., Eufaula. Information: (918) 605-7405.

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

PLUMB THEATRE CONCERTS, Fridays, Plumb Theatre, 5 1/2 miles east of Eufaula on Oklahoma 9 at Longtown. Lineup: April 5, Crystal River; April 12m The Alverson Southern Gospel family harmony; April 19, Special Easter Gospel Music; April 26, All Gospel Music. Plumb Theatre is a family-friendly theater with no smoking or alcohol allowed. Concessions available. Information/tickets: (918) 452-2020.

FRATERNAL ORDER OF EAGLES #4042, 9 p.m. Fridays, 4090 Chandler Road. $5 for members and $7 for non-members. Bands: March 22, Brock & Katie; March 29, John Armstrong and the Fish Band.

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

CHRISTIAN COFFEEHOUSE, 8-11 p.m. Fridays, Ark of Faith, 401 E. Broadway. March 15, Jeremy and Jennifer Jones, stump the singing pastor and open mic. March 22, Old Favorites Friday, surprise past coffeehouse favorites and open mic. March 29, Ark Prison Ministry Team and open mic. Coffeehouse encourages original works and offers a place to practice, share, learn and fellowship. Information: Sally, (918) 682-8411, after 10 a.m.

"SELENA," Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and movies start at 7 p.m. March 29, The Roxy Theater, 220 W. Okmulgee Ave. Tickets are $5. Concessions will be available. Debit/credit cards accepted. Information: (918) 684-6366.

Theater

"MOON OVER BUFFALO," April 12-14, April 19-21, Tahlequah Community Playhouse, 100 N. Water Ave., Tahlequah. All dinner show reservations must be made by 5 p.m. the Wednesday prior to the show to be attended. Doors open at 6 p.m on Friday and Saturday, dinner is served at 6:30 p.m. and the show begins at 7:30 p.m. On Sunday, doors open at 12:30 p.m, dinner is served at 1 p.m. and the show begins at 2 p.m. Dinner is catered by he Red Rooster Bistro and Bakery in Wagoner. Call the box office at (918) 822-4440, for special seating or dietary needs. Tickets are $30 for dinner and the show or $15 for show only tickets and $10 for student show only tickets. Tickets also available at A Bloom, Morris-Cragar florists, online at www.tcpok.com or purchased at the door.

SATURDAY

Arts

FIVE CIVILIZED TRIBES MUSEUM STUDENT ART SHOW, through March 31, Five Civilized Tribes Museum, 1101 Honor Heights Drive. The competitive show features works from Five Civilized Tribes student grades 7th-12th. The three categories featured in the show are painting/drawing, sculpture & woodcarving and cultural arts. The subject matter reflects the culture and/or history of at least one of the Five Civilized Tribes. Museum hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Closed Sunday.

"HOW TO PAINT A LANDSCAPE" BY ARTIST SKIP THOMPSON, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. March 16, Legacy on Main Street, 224 N. Main St., Eufaula. Cost: $85 (supplies furnished). Enroll online at www.LegacyOnMainStreet.com or at Our Favorite Place, 127 N. Main St., Eufaula.

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

A TRIBUTE TO GEORGE STRAIT, 6:30 p.m. dinner and 7:30 p.m. show April 6, Legacy on Main Street, 224 N. Main St., Eufaula. $45 for dinner and show. $25 for show only. Advance purchase required. Purchase tickets online at www.LegacyOnMainStreet.com or at Our Favorite Place, 127 N. Main St., Eufaula.

PLUMB PURE COUNTRY, Saturdays, Plumb Theatre, 5 1/2 miles east of Eufaula on Oklahoma 9 at Longtown. Featuring Paul Maloy, Jody Green, Cookie Eller and guests. Plumb Theatre is a family-friendly theater with no smoking or alcohol allowed. Concessions available. Information/tickets: (918) 452-2020.

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

35th ANNUAL AZALEA PAGEANT, March 16, The Roxy Theater, 220 W. Okmulgee Ave. Girls from birth to 18 years can enter. Everyone that enters will receive a crown. Winners are eligible to ride in Muskogee’s Azalea Parade. For entry forms and information, contact Pageant Director Debbie Morgan, (918) 360-6886, debbiefayemorgan@yahoo.com or Debbie Warren Morgan on Facebook. Forms may also be picked up at Crowning Moments and Kids & More in Muskogee.

"CANDY FROM HEAVEN" HELICOPTER CANDY DROP, 11 a.m. April 20, Christian Chapel Assembly of God, 4043 Chandler Road. Event is free to attend but $35 rides will be available after candy drop. There will be a giant egg giveaway. This event is for toddlers to sixth graders. Bring your own bag or basket. The event will be cancelled if raining. Mayor Bob Coburn will be doing the 10 countdown. Information: Text (918) 577-5811.

FORT GIBSON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE EASTER EGG HUNT AT THE FORT, 9:30 a.m. April 20, 907 Garrison Ave., Fort Gibson. Free event. Egg hunt, touch a truck and Easter Bunny photos.

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.

MUSKOGEE SPRING FOLLIES, 6 p.m. March 30, The Roxy Theater, 220 W. Okmulgee Ave. Local Muskogee schools participate in the Spring Follies. This event will give schools the opportunity to raise money for their department. Come out and support local students in their performances. Tickets: $10. Debit/credit cards accepted. Concessions available. Information: (918) 684-6366.

OKAY'S CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION: REMEMBERING 100 YEARS, 5 p.m. March 23, Okay Senior Center. BBQ and t-shirts for sale. Country music performed by Bobby Weeden.

OKLAHOMA KIDS ENTERTAINMENT, 7 p.m. March 16, The Roxy Theater, 220 W. Okmulgee Ave. Tickets: $5. Debit/credit cards accepted. Concessions available. Information: (918) 684-6366.

ORATORICAL CONTEST, 3 p.m. March 23, Muskogee Public Library, Grant Foreman Room. Topic: Is there a fine line between optimism and reality? Interested students should prepare a 4-5 minute speech on the assigned topic. Optimist Club winners will advance to the District Contest for a chance to win up to a $2,500 scholarship. The contest is open to students under the age of 19 as of Oct. 1. For entry/information: Muskogee B.R.I.C.K., (214) 901-6868.

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

QUILT MADNESS SHOW, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. March 29 and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. March 30, at Brooks Cawhorn Gymnasium, Winn and Third street, Gore (across the street from Methodist Church). Sponsored by Gore Scrap Happy Quilters. Admission is $5. The show will be a collection of the 2018 Block of the Month completions. This show will have over 100 quilts and related items, a variety of vendors, and Opportunity Quilt drawing, door prizes and demonstrations. For information or an entry form, contact Connie Cude, (580) 370-1326 or ccude@att.net. Entries must be received by March 21.

REAL OKIE HERB AND CRAFTS FESTIVAL, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. May 4, Papilion Event Lawn, Honor Heights Park. Local vendors, nature inspired products, things for the garden, children activities and food trucks.

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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