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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.

Concerts

MERLE HAGGARD TRIBUTE SHOW BY MARTY HAGGARD, 7 p.m. May 30, Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame, 401 S. Third St. Thursday. Box office opens at 6 p.m. Tickets $30 per person at the door. Information: Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame, (918) 687-0800.  

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 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.

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.

Theater

"MARY POPPINS JR.," 7 p.m. May 31-June 1, Tahlequah Schools Performing Arts Center, 591 Pendleton St. The play is directed by Peggy Kaney. Admission is by donation. TCP is one of only three community theaters in Oklahoma that has been approved to produce this play under the Penguin Project trademark. Applicants must go through a lengthly process before being accepted by the Penguin Project. The Penguin Project is open to any individual age 10 to 21 with a developmental disability. The Penguin Project utilizes a "peer Mentor" system, linking each young artist with a age level peer who does not have a disability. Mentors must be 10 years old and can continue up to age 21. For a donation of $25 or more, you may adopt your very own TCP penguin. Your donation will help fund our Penguin Project for a child with special needs. TCP is a non-profit organization and gifts are tax-deductible To request a form call the box office at (918) 822-4440, Peggy Kaney, the director at (918) 931-2446, or go to the TCP web site at www.tcpok.com, adopt a penguin link.

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

THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC — A MODERN TRIBUTE TO ABBA, 6:30 p.m. dinner and 7:30 p.m. concert June 1, Legacy on Main Street, 224 N. Main St., Eufaula. Dinner and show, $45; concert only, $25. Advance purchase required. Purchase tickets online at www.LegacyOnMainStreet.com or at Our Favorite Place, 127 N. Main St., Eufaula.

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

BIG DAWGS CRAWFISH FESTIVAL, June 1, Hatbox Field. Cost: $20 for two pounds and fixins. Craft beer available. Live music from Blue Bayou Band, Big Papa and the Swingers, Wes and Katy LIVE and RedNeck DJ.

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'S GOT TALENT!, 1 p.m. the first Saturday of every month through September and 6 p.m. Oct. 5. October's Talent Show will begin will be the finale for all of the prior 1st place winners to compete against each other. It is free for anyone to participate but is $5 for others to attend. To get an application just call (918) 684-6366. Debit/Credit Cards accepted. Concessions available. Information: (918) 684-6366.

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

SILK STOCKING LANE HOME AND GARDEN TOUR, noon-4 p.m. June 8, Founders' Place Historical District. Homes include 402 N. 17th St., 403 N. 16th St., 415 N. 16th St., 429 N. 16th St., 1417 Emporia. Refreshments available at Graham-Carroll House, 501 N. 16th St. Tickets available at each home on day of tour, $10 per person. Information: Melony Carey, (918)781-3447.

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.

Theater

AUDITIONS FOR MATILDA THE MUSICAL, June 2-3. Those auditioning must sign-up for an audition time. Details are on the website. The cast calls for a large cast of adults and youth. Character descriptions are available on the website. For audition details, visit http://www.muskogeelittletheatre.com. Click on Info, then Auditions. Production dates are Aug. 2-10.

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