Arts

STUDENT ART SHOW, through Monday, Five Civilized Tribes Museum, 1101 Honor Heights Drive. Many art pieces are for sale. Information: Mary Robinson, 683-1701.

ATALOA LODGE MUSEUM, 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays, Bacone College, Muskogee. Exhibits show the history and culture of various tribes and collections of American Indian artifacts in the United States, including Choctaw, Navajo, Apache baskets and Maria Martinez black pottery. Located next to the chapel on campus of Bacone College near the Oklahoma 16 entrance. Group tours available. Information: 781-7283.

PAINTING, 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Kiwanis Senior Citizens Center, 119 Spaulding Blvd. Violet Blair will oversee the class. If you paint and would like help, come join the class. Information: 684-6310.

OPEN STUDIO, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays, Muskogee Art Guild, 315 Court St. Free. Information: Beverly Keeley, 683-4265.

1776-1876: A CENTURY OF AMERICAN HISTORY IN ART EXHIBITION, daily to May 11, Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa. Historical art work from an important time in American history, as well as the only known certified copy of the Declaration of Independence and many other historical treasures. Information: www.gilcrease.org or call 596-2700.

“THE EYE OF THE COLLECTOR: THE JEWISH VISION OF SIGMUND R. BALKA,” daily to April 27, Special Exhibitions Gallery, Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art, 2021 E. 71st St., Tulsa. This is the only viewing of this exhibition outside New York City. Information: 492-1818.



Auditions

“LUCKY STIFF” AUDITIONS, April 6, Broken Arrow Community Playhouse, The Main Place, 1800 S. Main, Broken Arrow. Performance dates are June 6, 7, 12, 13, 14 and 15. Information: 258-0077 or www.bacptheatre.com.



Benefits

MUSKOGEE COUNTY HEART WALK, 8:30 a.m. registration, 9 a.m. walk, Saturday, Indian Bowl Football Stadium. Proceeds to benefit American Heart Association research and training. Jupiter Jump for kids to young to walk. Information: Jennifer Lightle, 808-4059.

FILL THE BUS CAMPAIGN, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, AAA Travel Agency, 1021 W. Okmulgee Ave. Muskogee Public Schools Transportation Department will be collecting school supplies to assist MPS students in need throughout the school year. Items needed include: paper, pencils, book bags, erasers, tablets, tissues and more. Information: Anne Henry, 684-3730.

SCRAPMATTERS SCRAPBOOK DAY, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Muskogee First Assembly Fellowship Hall, 3100 Gulick. Cost: $10, advance; $15, at the door. Admission includes door prizes, lunch and a free gift to the first 50 ticket holders. All proceeds go toward Mexico missions trip. Advance tickets: Patti Simmerman, 869-7773 or simmermanp1973@yahoo.com. Make and takes and classes will be available throughout the day for a minimal fee. Vendors will be present for shopping.

FISH FRY AND BAKE SALE, 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Porum Landing Fire Station, five and one-half miles west of Porum on Texanna Road. Donations to benefit the all Volunteer Fire Department.

C-HOPE CHARITY DINNER AND AUCTION, 6 p.m. dinner, 7 p.m. auction, Saturday, 1445 Locust St. Proceeds to benefit the many needs of the elderly in the greater Muskogee area. Information: 616-1667 or www.chope.org.

BENEFIT CARD PARTY, hosted by Golden Rule Auxiliary, noon to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Kiwanis Senior Citizens Center, 119 Spaulding Blvd. Tickets are $5 and available from members or at the door. Sandwiches, chips, dessert and coffee or tea will be served. Door prizes will be given. Guests should bring cards or table games to play. Funds donated will be used to support the clients at Golden Rule Industries. Information: Phyllis Feagans, 682-5126, or Joan Weakland, 687-6487.

ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT BREAKFAST, VFW Post 474, 3811 W. Okmulgee Ave., 7 to 10 a.m. April 5, first Saturdays. Cost: $4, adults; $3, children under 12. Menu: biscuits and gravy, eggs, sausage, pancakes, juice and coffee. Proceeds benefit VFW families and the national children’s home.

ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT SCHOLARSHIP BREAKFAST, 7 to 11 a.m. April 5, Checotah Masonic Lodge No. 86, 625 West Gentry Ave., Checotah. Cost: $5, donation includes drinks, sausage, eggs, biscuits and gravy. Information: 473-6878 or 689-9898.

ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT SPAGHETTI, MEATBALL AND ITALIAN SAUSAGE DINNER, 5 to 7 p.m. Thursdays, starting April 10, every second Tuesday of the month, VFW Post 474, 3811 W. Okmulgee Ave. Cost: $5, adults; $3, children under 10.

ANNUAL EXCHANGE CLUB CHILI AND BARBECUE COOK-OFF, April 12, Muskogee Civic Center Plaza. Information: Erik Fleak, 682-7789.

AZALEA STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE FESTIVAL, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 12, First Presbyterian Church, 500 W. Broadway. Cost: $5. Proceeds to benefit Kelly B. Todd Cerebral Palsy and Neuromuscular Center. Dine-in or drive-through. Free parking available on the church lot all day for strawberries as well as viewing the parade and attending the Chili Cook-off. Information: Betty Jean Honea, 682-3947.

ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT DAV BENEFIT BREAKFAST, 7 to 10 a.m. April 19, third Saturday, Disabled American Veterans Chapter 7, 4815 W. Okmulgee Ave. Cost: $4, adults; $2, children under 12. Menu: eggs, sausage, biscuits, gravy, buckwheat pancakes, coffee, milk and juice. Proceeds directly support local Disabled American Veterans and their families.

Y-ME ANNUAL WALK TO EMPOWER, 8 a.m. May 11, River West Festival Park, Tulsa. Sponsor: Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization. A three mile non-competitive walk to honor the survivors in your life, commemorate your own diagnosis, remember those who are no longer with us and raise funds to support free-of-charge programs and services that are offered to all those touched by breast cancer. Register or information: http://tulsawalk.y-me.org or call (877) 963-7223, Ext. 2738.



Concerts

N.E.R.D. IN CONCERT, 7 p.m. doors open, today, Cain’s Ballroom, Tulsa. Featuring Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo of the Neptunes. Tickets: $28, in advance; $30, day of show; available at Cain’s Box Office, All Reasor’s Stores and Starship Records, by phone (866) 443-8849 or 584-2306 or online at Gettix.net.

ALMOST FAMOUS TOUR, 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame, 401 S. Third St. Featuring: Colton Swon – Oklahoma; Nina Shaw, Texas; and Brandon Green – Mississippi. Show will be emceed by Oklahoma Junior Miss Kaileigh Bullard of Wagoner. Tickets: $10 per person. CD’s, T-shirts and refreshments available. Alcohol free environment. Information: 687-0800.

GARY LEWIS AND THE PLAYBOYS IN CONCERT, 8 p.m. Saturday, Alma Performing Arts Center, Fort Smith, Ark. Tickets: (479) 632-2129, or www.almapac.org.

JASON BOLAND AND THE STRAGGLERS IN CONCERT, Saturday, Cain’s Ballroom, Tulsa.

GOSPEL WORKSHOP CHOIR OF AMERICA, 5 p.m. Sunday, The Jazz Depot, 111 E. First St., Tulsa. Workshop is under the musical direction of Jazz Hall Inductee Dr. Joey Crutcher. Information: 596-1001 or www.okjazz.org.

BLUEGRASS CONCERT, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Kerr Junior High School, 2300 S. Linda Lane, Del City. Featured bands: Faris Family, Ozawkie, Kan.; Boggy River Bluegrass, Allen; and Six Mile Line, Oklahoma City. Sponsors: Oklahoma Bluegrass Club and Oklahoma Arts Council. Bring instruments for jamming. Information: Pat Pogue, (405) 677-1509, or Jeff Reeves, (405) 282-1649.

JAMMIN’ WITH RALPH FAIN, DENNIS CROUCH AND BURT MAYO, 6 p.m. Thursday, first and third Thursdays, Country Gardens Assisted Living, 611 S. Country Club Road. Free. Jam to old tunes like The Sons of the Pioneers and some blues. Enter through south entrance. Information: 686-8100.

BLUE MAN GROUP, 7 p.m. Thursday, Ford Center, 100 W. Reno Ave., Oklahoma City. Information: (405) 602-8700.

BRUCE HORNSBY IN CONCERT, 8 p.m. Thursday, Rose State College Performing Arts Theatre, I-40 and Hudiburg Drive, Midwest City. Tickets: $49.50, can be charged by phone, (405) 297-2264 or (800) 364-7111 or purchased at www.myticketoffice.com.

BILL BROWN MEMORIAL CELEBRATION CONCERT, 7:30 p.m. April 4, The Jazz Depot, 111 First St., Tulsa. Donations accepted to fund a Bill Brown scholarship to be offered in June. Information: Bettie Downing, 596-1001.

MICHAEL BUBLE IN CONCERT, 8 p.m. April 4, Ford Theatre, 100 W. Reno Ave., Oklahoma City. Information: (405) 602-8700.

MUSKOGEE SONGFEST, 6 p.m. April 5, Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame and Museum, 401 S. Third St. The concert and competition are free. Songwriter and musician Don White and his band will be featured guests. The concert also will include performances by 10 finalists in the 2008 Muskogee Songwriting Contest. Local judges chose the contestants from among 80 entries from all across Oklahoma. Contestants: Scott Ward, Jeremy Hart, David Howell, Ted Aukerman, Bob Cockle, E. Eugene Brown, all of Muskogee; Rod A. Graham of Quapaw; Jamie Saunders of Tulsa; Eric Coates of Porter; and Cary Lawson of Haskell.

BLUE MAN GROUP, 8 p.m. April 5, Mabee Center, Tulsa. Tickets: $49.50 and $75, available Feb. 9 at www.mabeecenter.com or 495-6000.

RIVER CITY RAMBLERS CONCERT, 7:30 p.m. April 11, Broken Arrow Intermediate High School Auditorium, 808 E. College, Broken Arrow. Music and humor in Dixieland and jazz style. Tickets: $10, general seating, available at all four Arkansas Valley State Bank locations, and Arrow Flowers at 213 S. Main, Broken Arrow. Information: www.artsba.org or call 259-4300, Ext. 258 or 244.

NIGHT OF THE RISING STARS, 7:30 p.m. April 12, Wagoner Performing Arts Center. Featuring Kaileigh Bullard, and Zach and Colton Swon. Tickets: $10, with proceeds to benefit Wagoner Area Neighbors and Grad Nite 2008 activities for Wagoner High School. Information or tickets: Jean Riggs, 269-6642; Cora Fletcher, 485-4046; Meredith Zehr, Wagoner Area Chamber of Commerce, 485-3414. Tickets can also be purchased in the enrollment office of the Wagoner Public Schools Administration Building, Wagoner locations of Jamaica Me Crazy, Lancaster Agency, Curves of Wagoner and the Wagoner Tribune.

THE IMPERIALS AND BECKY WRIGHT IN CONCERT, 6:30 p.m. April 13, Timothy Baptist Church, 5530 W. Okmulgee Ave.

FEIST IN CONCERT, April 14, Cain’s Ballroom, 423 S. Main, Tulsa. Nominated for four Grammy awards. Tickets available at: Cain’s Box Office, Reasor’s Stores and Starship Records. Charge at (866) 443-8849 or online at Gettix.net.

BON JOVI IN CONCERT, 7 p.m. April 15, Ford Theatre, 100 W. Reno Ave., Oklahoma City. Information: (405) 602-8700.

MINISTRY LIVE IN CONCERT, April 16, Cain’s Ballroom, Tulsa. With special guests: Meshuggah and Hemlock. Tickets on sale at Cain’s Box Office, Reasor’s stores and Starship Records. Charge at (866) 443-8849 or www.Gettix.net.

WAYMAN TISDALE IN CONCERT, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. April 18, The Jazz Depot, 111 First St., Tulsa. Tickets on sale now at Jazz Depot or online at okjazz.org.; exposquare.com or call 376-6000.

KENNY CHESNEY IN CONCERT, 7:30 p.m. May 2, Ford Theatre, 100 W. Reno Ave., Oklahoma City. Information: (405) 602-8700.

COUNTRY FEVER FESTIVAL, June 12, 13, 14 and 15, four miles north of Pryor, off U.S. 69. Featuring Dierks Bentley, Gretchen Wilson, Sugarland, Willie Nelson and 25 other country singers. Tickets available at www.countryfeverfest.com or charge by phone at (866) 310-2288. Information: www.countryfeverfest.com.

OK MOZART MUSIC FESTIVAL, June 13 through 21, Bartlesville. Ticket prices vary, from free to $125. Information: 336-9800 or www.okmozart.com.

SOME CONCERT, 8 p.m. to midnight, June 28, Eufaula Cove Pavilion. Featuring Miss Blues from Oklahoma City. Free. Information: www.eufaulaareaarts.org.

KENNY CHESNEY “POETS AND PIRATES TOUR,” 7:30 p.m. Sept. 10, BOK Center, Tulsa. With special guest LeAnn Rimes. Cost: $72.50, all seats reserved. Tickets on sale at: area Homeland stores, Tulsa Convention Center Box Office, or (877) 885-7222.

CELINE DION 2008-09 TAKING CHANCES WORLD TOUR, Nov. 13, BOK Center, Tulsa. Tickets: $167, $127, $77, $49.50, (other convenience charges may apply). Tickets can be purchased at Tulsa Convention Center Box Office, www.bokcenter.com, all Tickets.com outlets, or charge by phone toll free, (877) 885-7222.



Dances

ROUND DANCING, 5 to 7 p.m. beginners, 7 to 9 p.m. intermediate, Sundays, Hatbox Dance Building, 540 S. 40th St. Instructors: Pat and Erma Chamberlain. Information: 687-8018.

LINE DANCING AT HATBOX, 1 to 3 p.m. Mondays, 640 S. 40th St. Cost: $2, beginner, intermediate and advanced line dances. All ages welcome. Information: 683-3572.

BEGINNERS LINE DANCING, 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesdays, Kiwanis Senior Citizens Center, 119 Spaulding Blvd. Cost: $1. Information: 683-3572.

BELLY DANCE FOR BEGINNERS, 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Parish Hall, Grace Episcopal Church, 218 N. Sixth St. Cost: $20 per month, $5 per week. Information: Eve Newton, 816-6017.

PRAISE DANCE WORKSHOP, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, Martin Luther King Center.

SWING DANCE CLASSES, 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Jazz Depot, Tulsa. Dance instructors are Jamin Jackson and Gina Bradford. They will teach west coast swing dance, cha-cha-cha and salsa dancing. Cost: $5 each class. Sign up at the Jazz Hall office, 596-1001.

SQUARE DANCES, 8 p.m. Tuesday, second Tuesdays, Community Building, Cherokee and Jefferson streets, Wagoner. Sponsor: Teacup Chains Plus Square Dance Club. Workshop begins at 7:30 p.m. Caller: Shane Greer and guests. Information: 485-3186.

BEGINNER’S LINE DANCE LESSONS, 7 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Hatbox Dance Building, 540 S. 40th St. Free. Stay for dance-as-you-learn lessons from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Cost: $2 per person. No alcohol or smoking allowed. All ages welcome. Information: 360-2709.

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

BELLY DANCERCISE, 6:30 p.m. Fridays, Francie’s Dance Studio, 311 Court St. Cost: $20 per month, $5 per week. Students may stay for an extra half hour to learn a dance routine for $2 a session. Child care available. Information: Eve Newton, 816-6017.

ADULT BALLROOM CLASSES, 6 p.m. Fridays, Cockle Dance Studio, 2309 Callahan. Learn swing, waltz, fox-trot and Latin dancing. Cost: $45 monthly, per couple. Information: 683-4653.



Events

JUST BETWEEN FRIENDS CONSIGNMENT SALE, today and Saturday, The Castle, Muskogee. Volunteer and shop first. Information: Karen Cable, kcable@jbfsale.com or 636-0317; Alayna Reynolds, alayna@jbfsale.com or (580) 235-6224; or www.jbfsale.com/muskogee.

TEAM ROPING, 7 p.m. books open, Fridays, Hilltop Indoor Arena. Information: Barton Arena Productions, 616-9269 or 463-3269, e-mail: letsrope@crosstel.net.

ARK OF FAITH COFFEEHOUSE, 8 to 11 p.m. Fridays, 401 E. Broadway. Featuring various local talent. Refreshments are free. Bring one song, poem, or a three-minute testimony to share at audience-participation set. Information: 682-8411.

COMMUNITY BREAKFAST, 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday, fourth Saturdays, St. Joseph Catholic Church, Parish Life Center, 301 N. Virginia. Free. Enter through the west doors. Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Council No. 962. Information: Alan Zbavitel, Grand Knight, 683-1662 or Joe Brandt, K of C activities chairman, 577-6141.

GREENLEAF CEMETERY WORKDAY, Saturday, U.S. 62, Tahlequah. Bring tools. Information: Frela Summerlin, 478-4256.

LAKE TENKILLER HIKE, 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Lake Tenkiller Project Overlook Shelter. Water and snacks will be provided. Project Overlook is located just across the Lake Tenkiller Dam and Spillway on Oklahoma 100. Information: Sidney Church, 774-1458.

PUBLIC BAKE DAY, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Fort Gibson Historic Site, 907 N. Garrison, Oklahoma 80, Fort Gibson. Bring a favorite bread recipe and your oldest pan and bake in the brick oven. Information: 478-4088.

SIX COUNTY GOSPEL SINGING CONVENTION, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Trinity Baptist Church, Oktaha. A potluck luncheon will be at noon. Information: 733-4259.

BOOK SIGNING WITH HILLARY JORDAN for “Mudbound,” 1 p.m. Saturday, Hastings Book, Music and Video, 2230 E. Shawnee. It is free and open to the public. Jordan’s debut novel was awarded the 2006 Bellwether Prize, founded by Barbara Kingsolver to recognize literature of social responsibility. Jordan’s book is a gripping story of forbidden love, betrayal and murder set against the brutality of the Jim Crow South. Information: 683-7252.

SPUD NIGHT, 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Tenkiller Area Community Organization Building, Mullens Drive, Cookson. Cost: $6 per person. Reservations and information: 457-3474.

ARMED FORCES DAY, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Tulsa Zoo and Living Museum. Zoo will offer $1 admission to all military personnel and their immediate family just by showing their military ID. Also, family members who have family members currently deployed will receive free entry with proof of deployment. Fun military-based activities and displays can be seen throughout the zoo, including a rock climbing wall, an obstacle course, a Hum V and more. Information: www.tulsazoo.org.

FIFTH SUNDAY COMMUNITY GOSPEL SINGING, 6:30 p.m., Sunday, Emmanuel Family Worship Center, Oklahoma 10, Braggs. Singing, fellowship, and refreshments. Information: 487-5067.

RETIREMENT OPEN HOUSE FOR HELEN MOORE, 3 to 5 p.m. Monday, office of Dr. Candace Stewart and Dr. Leslie Trimble, 345 W. Broadway. Patients and friends are welcome.

FREE TAX ASSISTANCE TUESDAYS, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Muskogee Public Library, 801 W. Okmulgee Ave. Information: Tim McNew, AARP Tax aide, 689-3882.

BACK TO THE ’50s COOK-OFF, noon and 5 p.m. Tuesday, Okay Senior Center. Taster kits are $5 each. Information: Gena Hawkins, 348-9667; Lorena Dennis, 577-2885.

ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT BEAN DINNER, 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Hillcrest Free Will Baptist Church, 909 N.E. 11th St., Wagoner. Menu: brown beans, cole slaw, corn bread and desert. Cost: $5, adults, and $2.50, children under 12. Information: 485-2672 or hillcrestfwbc@windstream.net.

ANNUAL SPRING FLEA MARKET AND BAKE SALE, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 4 and 5, Tenkiller Area Community Organization Building, Mullens Drive, Cookson. Lunch will be available. Information: 457-3474.

ANNUAL MEDIEVAL FAIR, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. April 4, 5 and 6, Reaves Park, Norman. Features over 200 art and craft booths, food concessions, games, educational exhibits, craft demonstrations and a vast array of entertainment. Free. Information: Norman Convention and Visitors Bureau, (405) 366-8095 or (800) 767-7260 or www.medievalfair.org.

PLAYNIGHT SERIES 2008, 7:30 p.m. April 4, first and third Fridays, beginning April, Porter Roundup Club. Events include flag race, cloverleaf barrels, pole bending and surprise event. Negative Coggins required, original copy. Concessions. Information: 261-9690.

MYSTERY DINNER THEATER, 6 p.m. April 4 and 5, noon April 5, Eastside Community Church, 500 Peak Blvd. Help solve “The Case of the Missing Sunday School Teacher.” Cost: $11, adults; $7, children 10 and under. Full meal served throughout the drama at all performances, free spy kits, door prizes, and clues about each suspect. Reservations: 687-6790.

FORMAL FAIR, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 5, First Assembly of God, Warner. Over 700 new formal dresses suitable for proms and weddings from sizes 0 to 24. Reasonable donations accepted to benefit ministry team. Information: Jeanne Huskey, 473-2345.

LAURENCE YADON BOOK SIGNING, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 5, Book Exchange, 3 N. Adair, Pryor. Co-author of “200 Texas Outlaws and Lawmen 1835-1935,” he will be signing his newest book. Yadon graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Law and is an attorney, mediator, arbitrator, adjunct settlement judge, and lifelong student of American history with a special interest in the Southwest. Information: 825-6015 or www.pryorbookexchange.com.

BLOCK PARTY, 1 to 5 p.m. April 5, Lawrence Street Baptist Church, corner of Patterson and Lawrence Street off Gibson Street. Christian band Friday Night Out will perform. There will be inflatables, hamburgers, hotdogs, snow cones, cotton candy, popcorn, door prizes for all ages and giveaways. Everyone is welcome. Information: 577-1733.

ANNUAL AZALEA POW-WOW, April 5, Muskogee Civic Center. Gourd dancing from 2 to 5 p.m.; grand entry at 7 p.m. Admission: $5. Sponsors: Fife Memorial United Methodist Church and the City of Muskogee Office of Cultural Events. Information: Joyce Deere, 230-4734; Charlene Allen, 351-9304; Carolyn Moses, 687-1660; Vinnie Hoover, 781-3396.

MUSKOGEE COUNTY GOSPEL SINGING CONVENTION, 1:30 p.m. April 6, first Sundays, except October; Greenleaf Apartments, 715 S. York St. Information: Zane and Linda Harding, 733-4259; or Charles and Fay Learned, 683-4230.

GOLDEN AGERS BREAKFAST, 8:30 a.m. April 8, Fort Gibson High School Cafeteria. Sponsors: Community Education and Whitlock Packaging. For all Fort Gibson senior citizens. Free breakfast, entertainment and door prizes. Reservations: 478-4034.

BRAGGS SENIOR CITIZEN LUNCH, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 8, Braggs American Legion building. Menu will be Mexican dishes. Person 55 and over eat free, $3 for those under 55. Information: 487-7295.

ANNUAL MUSKOGEE AREA QUILT SHOW, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 11 and 12, First Baptist Church Gymnasium. Cost: $4, per person. Information: Brenda Haxton, 687-6856 or e-mail: sewsew7@suddenlink.net.

MISS CHILI PEPPER CONTEST, April 11, Muskogee Civic Center. Sponsor: Muskogee Exchange Club. First prize: $500. Information: Erik Fleak, 682-7789.

ANNUAL RATTLESNAKE HUNT, April 11, 12 and 13, Waurika. Featuring snake auction, 5K walk/run, prizes for snakes, carnival and more. Information: (580) 228-2553 or www.rattlesnakehunt.com.

COMMUNITY BREAKFAST, 8 to 10 a.m. April 12, second Saturdays, St. Paul United Methodist Church, Activity Center, 2130 W. Okmulgee Ave. Free. Enter through the south doors. Information: 687-7571.

SPRING ARTS, CRAFTS AND GIFT SHOW, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 12, Muskogee Civic Center, Fifth and Boston streets. Sponsor: Pilot Club. Free admission. Visit the craft show while at the azalea parade and chili cook-off. Vendor information: Johnnie Kelley, 686-8585 or e-mail: jkelley@weldril.com.

ANNUAL AZALEA FESTIVAL PARADE, 11 a.m. April 12, downtown Muskogee. Information: Joel Everett, Muskogee Parks and Recreation Department, 684-6302, Ext. 28.

“STARS UNDER THE STARS 08,” 5 p.m. doors open, 7:30 bell, April 12, Tahlequah Rodeo Arena, Oklahoma 62, across from Cherokee Casino. Pro wrestling featuring Tammy Lynn Sytch AKA “Sunny.” Tickets on sale at RPM Paintball in Tahlequah and online: www.nwaok.com. Cost: $10, ringside; $6, general admission bleachers; $4, students/seniors general admission bleachers; children 8 and under admitted free general admission bleachers.

ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM ON THE AMERICAN INDIAN, April 16, 17, 18 and 19, Northeastern State University, Tahlequah. Theme: “The Sun the Moon the Stars, Rhythms of Life.” Featured speakers: N. Scott Momaday, Pulitzer Prize winning author/poet; John Herrington, retired commander of the U.S. Navy and former NASA astronaut; Jerry Elliott, Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient; Kelly Anquoe, Kiowa traditionalist; Sara Barnett-Flores, documentary filmmaker; Dr. David Begay, Navajo cultural consultant; Mary Ann Bloom, coordinator of the Pawnee Earth Lodge Exhibit, Field Museum of Chicago; Robert Conley, award winning novelist and poet; Warren Hawk, Sioux traditionalist; William Iseminger, assistant site manager and public relations director, Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site; Dr. Nancy Maryboy, founder and president of the Indigenous Education Institute; Justin D. (Doug) McDonald, director of Indians into Psychology, University of North Dakota; Dr. Akira Yamamoto, emeritus professor of anthropology and linguistics at the University of Kansas. Information: NSU Center for Tribal Studies, 444-4350.

ANNUAL BARE BONES INTERNATIONAL FILM AND MUSIC FESTIVAL, April 17 to 27, Muskogee. Information: www.barebonesfilmfestivals.org.

BIKELAHOMA, April 18 and 19, Catch the Fever Festival Grounds, Pryor. Featuring attractions commonly seen in Sturgis, S.D. including the Globe of Death, the Wall of Death, Speed for Hire, a Tractor Pull, Angie Land and the Flaunt Girls Burlesque Show. Bands scheduled to perform are Jackyl, Kentucky Head Hunters, Bang Tango, Crooked X, Mike McClure, Red Dirt Rangers, Jackson Taylor, Dirty Penny, Tuff Profit, Cody Marks, Hosty Duo, Law Dogs, Randy Crouch, Pedal Point, Federation of Horse Power, Fletcher, Afterglow and South 40. Free parking and camping. Tickets: $30, one-day; $50, two-day plus tax and handling, available by calling (866) 310-2288 or at www.feverfest.com.

WILD ONION AND EGG DINNER, 5 to 8 p.m. April 18, Odd Fellow Hall, one and one-fourth miles south on Oklahoma 16, Wagoner. Cost: $6, adults; $3, children under 12. Menu includes: corn bread, black-eyed peas, hominy, hog jowl and dessert. Information: 485-3822.



Exercise

3 ON 3 BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT, 4 p.m. today, First Nazarene Church, 2700 E. Peak Blvd. Exhibition by Jeff Liles, world free-throw record holder. Various age divisions. Cost: $15 per player. Information: 682-2592 or (580) 763-3849.

I CAN 5K RUN OR WALK, 9 a.m. April 5, University of Tulsa campus, Tulsa. Course will begin and end on the University of Tulsa campus near Harwell Field, winding through both the university campus and Kendall-Whittier Park. Cost: $20. Information or to register: www.ican5k.com.

PRENATAL YOGA, 4 to 5 p.m. Sundays, The Canebrake, four miles east of Wagoner on Oklahoma 51. Instructor is Kristie Hale, RYT 200. All trimesters welcome. Information: 485-5793 or www.thecanebrake.com.

JAZZERCISE, 5:30 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, First Baptist Church, 111 S. Seventh St. A series of aerobic and strength exercises set to current music. Cost: $30 or $38. Information: Carol Mix, 683-1670.

HATHA YOGA, 5:30 p.m. Mondays through April 7, Grace Episcopal Church, Sixth and Court streets. Six week series of Hatha yoga for strengthening. Cost: $25. Information: Martha Stoodley, 683-2373 or stoodleymartha@gmail.com.

LAP-OPEN SWIM, 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. Mondays through Fridays, Youth Central, 301 N. Sixth St. Cost: $4, drop-in. Monthly fee available. Information: 683-6532.



Health

STROKE AND OSTEOPOROSIS SCREENING, 10 a.m. Thursday, Lighthouse Assembly of God, 1301 E. Okmulgee Ave. Complete screening package includes a new heart rhythm screening, checking for irregular heartbeat which is a major risk factor for stroke, and a bone density screening to assess osteoporosis risk is also offered. Cost: $149 for wellness package with heart rhythm. All five screenings take 60 to 90 minutes to complete. Information or to schedule an appointment: (800) 697-9721. Pre-registration is required.

ANNUAL HEALTHY HOME AND WELLNESS EXPO, April 11, 12 and 13, Cox Pavilion, Oklahoma State Fairgrounds, Oklahoma City. Expo will focus on green solutions to home and garden, with helpful tips for homeowners to use more green products and create a smaller carbon footprint. Sponsors: American Lung Association – Clean Air Challenge and Healthy Home Television. Learn how to reduce allergens at home and eliminate hay-fever, allergies and limit the effects of asthma. Cost: $3; children 12 and under admitted free. Information: Tom Hoshall, (405) 410-1837.



Theater

SESAME STREET LIVE “WHEN ELMO GROWS UP,” today, Saturday and Sunday, Mabee Center, Oral Roberts University, 7777 S. Lewis, Tulsa. Tickets: $13, $16 and $21. A limited number of $26 Gold Circle seats are also available. Opening Night, all seats (excluding Gold Circle) are $12. Additional fees and discounts may apply. Information or to charge tickets by phone: 495-6000. Tickets may also be purchased online at www.mabeecenter.com.

“BACK TO THE ’80s” HILLDALE ALL SCHOOL MUSICAL, 7 p.m. today and Saturday, Hilldale Event Center, 300 E. Smith Ferry Road. Cost: $5, adults; $3, students. Information: Kirsten Harrison, 683-3253.

TULSA BALLET’S IN BLACK, 8 p.m. today, Saturday and Sunday, Performing Arts Center, Tulsa. A world premiere ballet that laughs at the cultural obsession with the United States during the days of disco and Saturday Night Fever. Tickets: 749-6006 or 596-7111 or on-line at tulsaballet.org and myticketoffice.com.

“HOLES,” BY LOUIS SACHAR, 11 a.m. Wednesday, Thursday, April 4, 5; 8 p.m. April 4 and 5; 2 p.m. April 5, Kirkpatrick Auditorium, Oklahoma City University, 23rd and Blackwelder, Oklahoma City. Presented by Oklahoma Children’s Theatre in partnership with Oklahoma City University. Ticket information: (405) 951-0011.

“DEAD MAN WALKING,” 7 p.m. Thursday to April 11, Palmer Center Theatre, Bacone College. Written by Tim Robbins, and directed by Dr. Layne Ehlers. Information: Ehlers, 781-7242 from 2 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, or e-mail: ehlersd@bacone.edu.

“THE OLD MAID,” April 4, 5, 10, 11, 12 and 13, Broken Arrow Community Playhouse, The Main Place, 1800 S. Main, Broken Arrow. Information: 258-0077 or www.bacptheatre.com.

“THE NERD,” 7 p.m. April 5, Fort Gibson High School. Spring high school play. Information: Billie Stultz, 869-2520.

“BLAST!” April 7, Bartlesville Community Center. BLAST! merges drum corps’ pageantry, marching precision, and instrumental virtuosity with the repertoire, props, costuming, staging, dance moves, and special effects of musical theater. Information: Brady Deaton, 337-2787 or e-mail brady@bartlesvillecommunitycenter.com.

SENIOR FOLLIES DINNER PLAY, April 18, 19, 25 and 26, Wagoner Civic Center, 301 Grant St., Wagoner. Reservations: Dona Dorr, 485-2829.

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