MUSKOGEE FARMERS’ MARKET, 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays through October, Muskogee Civic Center.

MOTORCYCLE DINNER RUN, 6:30 p.m. Fridays, weather permitting. Everyone is welcome to meet for a ride and have dinner. For the meeting location, call (918) 441-1352 or (918) 913-1690.

ORIENTAL LODGE #430 meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays.

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

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. Information: Sally Weiesnbach, (918) 682-8411.

BINGO NIGHT, American Legion Post 15, 5:30 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays and 7 p.m. main session on Thursdays.

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.

YOUTH POOL LEAGUE, O’Gannin’s Hangout, 2264 E. Shawnee Bypass. Open to youth 17 and under. There is a $15 sign-up fee plus $6 per week. This is a Billiard Congress of America pool league, so winners qualify for state tournament. Sign-up through 2 p.m. June 9 at O’Gannin’s Hangout. Information: (918) 686-7665.

SPORTS COLLECTIBLES SHOW, through May 6, Arrowhead Mall. 25 tables of sports-related items for sale or trade, Free admission. Information: Larry Yeager (918) 845-4257 or vinsprtcrds@hotmail.com.

SALVATION ARMY WOMEN’S AUXILIARY STYLE SHOW, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 4, First Baptist Church fellowship hall. The theme is “Spring Flowers and Scarfs.” Tickets: $12.

RIVER COUNTRY MARCH FOR BABIES, 9 a.m. May 5, Honor Heights Park north shelter. To register, visit www.marchforbabies.org. Once on the website, you can choose your location and register online. Information: (800) 252-1454.

SPRING BAZAAR, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 5, St. Anthony Catholic Church, Okmulgee. New this year will be a craft show in the gymnasium. Booths are now available for vednors. Those interested in renting space, contact the parish office (918) 756-4385, Tuesday through Friday, or Ruth (918) 758-0569.

2012 ART IN THE GARDENS, May 5, Botanical Garden, Grove. Lendonwood Gardens is inviting area artists and artisans to participate in the event. There is no participation charge for exhibitors, who would keep all of the money from their sales. Information: (918) 786-2938.

THIS PLACE MATTERS HISTORIC HOMES & BUILDINGS TOUR, noon to 5 p.m. May 5. Downtown Muskogee Inc. sponsors this annual tour of several historic homes and buildings located in Muskogee’s historic districts. Tickets are $12 for a self-guided tour and $15 to ride the trolley. Purchase tickets in advance at 216 W. Okmulgee Ave. or on the day of the event. The ticket is a tour booklet with descriptions of each property, a map and parking directions. Information: www.downtownmuskogee.org.

PIE AUCTION CAMPAIGN FUNDRAISER FOR EDDIE WALKER FOR SHERIFF, 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. May 12, Exhibit Building, Muskogee Fairgrounds. Justin Smith and Kountry Knights will perform. Auctioneer is Roger Folsom. Information: Kenny Walker, (918) 913-2286.

GIRLFRIEND GETAWAY, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 12, Stone Bluff Cellars Winery, 24145 E 191st St. So., Haskell. Event is a benefit for Tulsa DVIS/Call Rape. Information: (918) 482-5655 or info@stonebluffcellars.com or deeselby@live.com.

CRUIS’N ANGELS CAR CLUB POKER RUN, 7 p.m. May 18, Sonic, York and Chandler streets. Cost: $5.

14TH ANNUAL CRUIS’N ANGELS & BANCFIRST CAR, TRUCK & MOTORCYCLE SHOW, 8 a.m. to noon May 19, corner of Columbus and Fifth streets, west of the Civic Center. More than 50 classes with independent judges. Cash awards throughout the day. All proceeds benefit “The Good Shepherd Health Clinic” of Muskogee. Information: (918) 348-8492 or marshallwalters@rocketmail.com. Vendor information: (918) 441-3294.

READING WITH RINGLING BROS., 10:30 a.m. May 19, Warner Public Library. Join David and Cherie Gregg of the “Amazing Race,” and the Ringling Bros. & Barnum & Bailey Ambassadors of Laughter. The library reading program is easy and fun for kids to participate. Children can earn a free circus ticket by simply doing their library reading Children from ages 2-12 can earn tickets by reading. Information: (918) 463-2363.

13TH ANNUAL CHEROKEE HERITAGE GOSPEL SING AND HOG FRY, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 19, Cherokee Heritage Center. Admission is free with donations accepted. Information: (888) 999-6007 or info@cherokeeheritage.org.

DELTA SIGMA THETA ANNUAL SALAD LUNCHEON, noon to 3 p.m. May 20, Martin Luther King Center. Luncheon will feature a silent auction. Tickets: $10. Information: Loretta “Scottie” Reed, (918) 348-5233.

ETHNOBOTANY CONFENCE, 10:30 a.m. May 24, Cherokee Nation W.W. Keller Complex, 17675 S. Muskogee Ave., Tahlequah. The confernce is free and open to the public. Enjoy nature walks, guest speakers and much more at the two-day festival. Information: (918) 453-5389.

ZIP-N-SIP, noon to 4 p.m., May 26, June 30 and July 28, The Canebrake, four miles east of Wagoner off Oklahoma 51. Ride the zip line then retire to the lounge for your choice of a flight of beer, red wine, white wine or a dessert. Cost: $50 per person, which includes tax and tip.

GROUP TOUR OF CAHOKIA MOUNDS, May 31-June 3, St. Louis. The Cherokee Nation’s Cahokia Mounds group tour is open to the public and costs $329.31 double occupancy or $499.28 single occupancy per person, which includes hotel accommodations, transportation, entrance fees to all attractions, breakfasts and one lunch. A 50 percent deposit fee per person and a signed copy of a booking agreement must be received by March 30, to guarantee a position.

SUMMER ART CAMP, June. The Muskogee Art Guild is taking applications. Applications may be obtained at the guild building at 315 Court St., or online at www.muskogeeartguild.org. Classes are open to students age 4-15. Classes in drawing, painting, paper-mache’, soapstone carving, and more are planned. A photography class for students age 11-15 also is available. Each student enrolled will receive a digital camera to use and keep. The instructors will be members of the Shutterbug and Green Country photography clubs.

POKER RUN AND JACKPOT DRAWING, June 2, sponsored by Optimist Ride for Youth. Muskogee Optimist Club is a youth service organization that meet at 6:30 a.m. every Wednesday at Hornback’s Cafe. Information: GaryBivin@yahoo.com or jamesyoung909@suddenlink.net.

INDIAN TERRITORY FRIENDS OF NRA BANQUET, 6 p.m. June 2, VFW Post 474. Proceeds will The NRA Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization, and will help promote such projects as youth firearms safety and education, hunter training, shooting range development, marksmanship training, Second Amendment research and education, and conservation research throughout Oklahoma. Purchase banquet tickets prior to 5 p.m. May 30 for entry into early bird drawing for a Ruger LC9 Pistol. Tickets and information: Carl Jordan, (918) 478-3001 or Joe Rockey, (918) 682-3272.

THROUGH THE GARDEN GATE TOUR, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 2. Seven, private gardens in northwest Arkansas will be available for viewing. Information: (479) 521-9298.

LONGTOWN 7TH ANNUAL 10+ MILE YARD SALE, just outside Eufaula on Oklahoma 9E and U.S. 69, June 16. Information: (918) 429-9436. Booth rentals range from free to $30. Vendor rentals with electricity range from $75-$100.

SUMMER ARTS CAMP FOR CHILDREN, hosted by the Eufaula Area Arts Council, Inc., June 18-22. Classes will be held at the Eufaula Elementary and Middle School on Oklahoma 9. Students must be between 6 and 14 and do not need to be from Eufaula to enroll. Classes will run from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Classes will be separated into four age-related groups. Eufaula Schools will have a lunch program available for the students during this time. Information: (918) 617-1689, (918) 689-5362 or (918) 617-3500.

RIDE FOR THE VETS BIKE RALLY, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 23, Muskogee Civic Center’s west parking lot. Live entertainment and vendor displays, bike show and competition. Event will raise awareness and donations for the needs of veterans who get their care at the VA Medical Center in Muskogee and its outpatient clinics. Coordinated by VA’s Voluntary Service, funds raised will be used to purchase items such as non-slip socks, under garments, hygiene kits and transportation for our Veterans. Information: (918) 577-3621, (918) 577-3358 (918) 577-3622. If you would like to be a vendor, call (918) 684-6363.

27TH ANNUAL BIKE MS OKLAHOMA: THE MOTHER ROAD RIDE, Sept. 15-16, Tulsa. Cost: $25 until mid-May, when the fee increases to $50. The ride starts in Tulsa and ends in Oklahoma City. Information: www.bikemsok.org.

 

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