Submit calendar items and photos by Wednesday for Friday’s Weekend section. Please include your phone number. E-mail features@muskogeephoenix.com, fax 684-2865 or mail to Features, P.O. Box 1968, Muskogee 74402. For information, phone Features Editor Leilani Roberts Ott, 684-2908, Newsroom Administrator Glenda Broome, 684-2900, or Features Writer Travina Coleman, 684-2901.



Auditions

“YOU THE JURY,” AUDITIONS, 3 p.m. Saturday, Clark Theatre, 11440 E Admiral, Tulsa. Clark Theatre is a youth theater program. High school and middles school age performers are encouraged to audition. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Information: Julie Tattershall, 669-6455 or e-mail: Parktheater@ci.tulsa.ok.us or www.clarktheatre.com.



Benefits

DIVERSE WOMEN READER’S THEATER AND SILENT AUCTION, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. auction, 6:30 to 8 p.m. reader’s theater, Thursday, Armory Municipal Center, 101 S. Water, Tahlequah. Proceeds to benefit the annual Symposium on the American Indian. A special reception and book signing will follow the reader’s theater. Admission is free and donations will be accepted at the door. Information: NSU Center for Tribal Studies, 444-4350.

CIVITAN CLUB BEAN DINNER FUND RAISER, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Muskogee Civic Center, Room E. Cost: $5, includes beans, cornbread, cole slaw and dessert. Tickets available at Armstrong Bank, Hoopes Hardware, Stuff-N-Such, Stepping Out Beauty Salon in ShadowWood Mall, any Civitan member or call 360-1148. Proceeds to benefit developmentally disabled children and adults in Muskogee, Special Olympics, Kelly B. Todd Foundation and the Oklahoma School for the Blind.



Classes

STUDY OF EASTERN ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN CHURCH, 6:30 p.m. Thursday and March 20, 1012 N. Anthony St. Information: Steven or Michelle Tolbert, 685-0385.



Concerts

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.

MARK TRAMMELL TRIO IN CONCERT, 7 p.m. Friday, Calvary Baptist Church Gym, Oklahoma 150, Eufaula. Tickets: $15, with proceeds to benefit Calvary Christian Boarding Academy in Eufaula. Information: 689-9403.



Dances

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.



Events

JOURNEY TO EASTER 2008, noon Wednesdays. A series of Lenten services at local churches with different speakers. Lunch will be served. Dates, speakers, churches: today, Father Bryan Brooks of St. Joseph Catholic, at First United Methodist; March 12, Father Kirk Woodliff of Grace Episcopal, at Bethany Presbyterian; March 19, Ann Brizendine of First Presbyterian, at First Baptist. Information: Brizendine, 687-5401.

HAYES FAMILY OZARK STREAM GRAND OPENING, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Oklahoma Aquarium, Jenks. Exhibit will feature the Aquarium’s first mammals, beavers, raccoons and river otters, while explaining the vital importance of Oklahoma’s stream habitats. Information: www.okaquarium.org.



Exercise

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.

FREE WALKERCISE CLASSES, noon to 1 p.m. or 1 to 2 p.m. Mondays through Friday, Youth Central, 301 N. Sixth St. Walking and stretching in the gym with no interruptions. Information: Jackie Luckey, 683-6532.

FORT GIBSON COMMUNITY SWIM CLASSES, Educational North Building, 500 S. Ross, Fort Gibson. Water Aerobics: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays. Cost: $3 drop-in or discounted rate when paid in full. Information: Fort Gibson Community Education Office, 478-4034.



Theater

“ANNIE,” daily through Sunday, Chapman Music Hall, Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. Second St., Tulsa. Information and tickets: www.tulsapac.com.

“RENT,” March 11 and 12, Chapman Music Hall, Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. Second St., Tulsa. Information and tickets: www.tulsapac.com.

SESAME STREET LIVE “WHEN ELMO GROWS UP,” March 27, 28, 29 and 30, 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 80’S” HILLDALE ALL SCHOOL MUSICAL, 7 p.m. March 28 and 29, Hilldale Event Center, 300 E. Smith Ferry Road. Cost: $5, adults; $3, students. Information: Kirsten Harrison, 683-3253.

“DEAD MAN WALKING,” 7 p.m. April 3 through 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.

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