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THURSDAY

Classes

BALLROOM CLASSES, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursdays, beginning Nov. 1, Legacy on Main Street, 224 N. Main St., Eufaula. Cost: $12 per class or $70 for seven classes. Learn seven ballroom dances in seven hours. Schedule: Nov. 1, Fox Trot; Nov. 8, Waltz; Nov. 15, Swing (East Coast); Nov. 29, Rumba; Dec. 6, Tango; Dec. 13, Salsa; Dec. 20, Cha Cha. Learn from experienced and degreed instructor, Brittany Moore. Enroll online at LegacyOnMainStreet.com or at Our Favorite Place, 127 N. Main St., Eufaula. Information: (918) 605-7405.

CHOCTAW LANGUAGE CLASS, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fife Indian Methodist Church, 1100 Eufaula St. Free class. Children should be accompanied by an adult. If you have Choctaw dictionary, bring it to class. No enrollment necessary. Just show up. Information: (918) 685-0058.

GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS, 6-7 p.m. every Thursday night, 5407 W. Okmulgee Ave. Open to the public.

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

MUSIC AT OKLAHOMA MUSIC HALL OF FAME, 7 p.m. Thursdays, Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame. The Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. "Live at The Frisco Depot" is at 7 p.m. every Thursday featuring local, regional, and national music acts, and the box office opens at 6:30 p.m. No regular concert Oct. 25. Information: (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

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.

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

CHEROKEE PRISON: POST STATEHOOD EXHIBIT, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. through Jan. 31, Cherokee National Prison Museum, 124 E. Choctaw St., Tahlequah. The exhibit tells the story of what happened to the prison once it was purchased by Cherokee County and features both historical information and personal stories of the site. Information: (877) 779-6977 or www.visitcherokeenation.com.

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

PAUL MALOY, Saturdays, Plumb Theatre, 5 1/2 miles east of Eufaula on Oklahoma 9 at Longtown. Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, All Gospel Music with Paul and Mattie Maloy. Plumb Theatre is a family-friendly theater with no smoking or alcohol allowed. Concessions available. Information/tickets: (918) 452-2020.

Events

BLACKGUM HARVESTIME CHURCH SEWING SISTERS "QUILTS OF PAST & PRESENT" CHRISTMAS QUILT SHOW, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 9-10, Blackgum Harvestime Church, 451558 E. 980 Road (eight miles north of I-40 exit 297) on Hwy. 82, Vian or one mile south of McQuick’s Grocery (Junction Hwy. 82 and 100). Admission is $5. The quilt entries will be Christmas theme. In addition to all of the beautiful quilts to view, they will have a boutique, Christmas Café, door prizes and vendors. For information or to request an entry form, contact (918) 457-9362, (918) 773-8767, www.facebook.com/quiltsofpastpresent/ or blackgumquiltshow@windstream.net.

BOO ON THE FLU, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 26, Honor Heights Park. Free drive through flu shot clinic open to the public. Shots are given on a first come, first served basis to individuals 18 years of age and older. Shots will be administered in the arm, and participants will be required to sign a consent form before receiving their injection. Participants are encouraged to enter the park from Okmulgee Avenue onto Honor Heights Drive into the main parking lot in the Park. The flu shots are free of charge but donations will be accepted for the Muskogee Medical Foundation or the Saint Francis Muskogee Hospital Auxiliary.

THE CASTLE HALLOWEEN FESTIVAL, through Oct. 27, The Castle of Muskogee, 3400 W. Fern Mountain Road. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. and ticket sales end at 10 p.m. Over 11 spooky attractions. Purchase haunt tickets at www.etix.com/ticket/p/5575719/halloween-festival-muskogee-castle-of-muskogee or (800) 514-3849. Zero convenience fees with online purchases. Information: (918) 687-3625 or info@okcastle.com.

CHRISTIAN COFFEEHOUSE, 8-11 p.m. Fridays, Ark of Faith, 401 E. Broadway. Coffeehouse encourages original works and offers a place to practice, share, learn and fellowship. Oct. 26, Dr. Stephen Wiley's Gospel Rap, Bacone College students and open mic. Information: Sally, (918) 682-8411, after 10 a.m.

FROST ON THE PUMPKIN FESTIVAL, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 9 and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 10, First United Methodist Church, 600 E. Okmulgee Ave. Arts, crafts and vintage show. Free admission. Lunch and snacks for sale for fundraiser for youth group. Booths available. Information: (918) 869-6210.

THOMAS-FOREMAN HISTORIC HOME TOURS, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Admission $3 for adults, $2 for children. Information: (918) 686-6624 or www.3riversmuseum.com.

Theater

"THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL," Nov. 9-11, 16-18, at Tahlequah Armory Municipal Center, 100 N. Water Ave., Tahlequah. Written by Horton Foote, directed by Sandra Becker and Bryn Smith. Dinner is catered by The Red Rooster Bistro and Bakery, Wagoner. The moving play tells the story of Carrie Watts, an elderly woman, who longs to escape her cramped Houston apartment where she lives with her protective son, Ludie and her authoritarian daughter-in-law, Jesse Mae. Carrie wants to return to her beloved hometown of Bountiful, Texas, one final time before she dies. Tickets are available at www.tcpok.com, and at A Bloom or Morris-Cragar florists, Tahlequah. Information: (918) 822-4440. Tahlequah Community Playhouse, Inc. meets the last Tuesday of the month at St. Basil Episcopal Church, 814 N. Vinita Ave., Tahlequah.

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

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

PAUL MALOY, Saturdays, Plumb Theatre, 5 1/2 miles east of Eufaula on Oklahoma 9 at Longtown. Nov. 3, 10, 17, 24 and Dec. 1, Plumb Pure Country. 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

CASINO NIGHT: VISION OF THE STARS, 7-10 p.m. Nov. 10, Legacy on Main Street, 224 N. Main St., Eufaula. Vision Eufaula fundraiser. Blackjack, roulette, craps, Texas hold 'em, wheel of fortune, chuck-a-luck, money grabber, photo booth, door prizes, silent auction and cash drawing. Admission: $50. Includes entry, food and $1,000 in casino cash ($10 discount for veterans). Advance reservations recommended. Reserve online at www.LegacyOnMainStreet.com or at Our Favorite Place, 127 N. Main St., Eufaula. Information: (918) 618-3021 or (918) 695-0061.

CCOM MEDICAL GROUP OF MUSKOGEE PATIENT AND COMMUNITY APPRECIATION DAY, 10 a.m.-noon Nov. 3, 350 S. 40th St. Visitors will be able to have their blood sugar and blood pressure tested, visit with CCOM doctors and nurse practitioners and there will be door prizes and refreshments. There is no cost to attend. Information: (918) 683-0753, ext. 272.

DOWNTOWN HALLOWEEN BOO-NANZA, 6-9 p.m. Oct. 27, downtown Muskogee. Carnival, bounce houses, food trucks, live music, dance performances and much more.

LIVESAY ORCHARDS PUMPKIN PATCH PLAYLAND AND CORN MAZE, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays and 1-5 p.m. Sundays in October, 39232 231st St. S., Porter. Information: (918) 483-2102.

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.

TIS THE SEASON CRAFT AND GIFT BAZAAR, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 3, Haskell First Assembly, 409 W. Cedar St., Haskell. Candles, soaps, gifts and more. Information: (918) 482-5645 or haskellfirstassembly@gmail.com.

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.

Events

NEW COMMUNITY CHURCH TRUNK-OR-TREAT, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 28, New Community Church, 3600 E. Shawnee Bypass. Information: (918) 683-9111.

OKAY UMC SIXTH ANNUAL COMMUNITY FALL FESTIVAL, 3-6 p.m. Oct. 28, 3417 E. 75th St. N., Okay. Free games, prizes, food and fun. Trunk or treat. Come join the fun and fellowship.

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