THOMAS-FOREMAN HISTORIC HOME TOURS, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Admission is $2 for adults, $1 for students. Information: (918) 686-6624 or www.3riversmuseum.com.
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.
VETERANS JOB CLUB, fourth Wednesday of each month, 10 a.m., Muskogee Workforce Office.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. The lineup: Nov. 2, Wendell and Vicki Davis, pianist with original songs; Nov. 9, Bacone College with contemporary and Gospel Choirs; Nov.16, John and Pam Turnbull and friends from Boulevard Christian Church; Nov. 30, hip hop group from Tulsa. There will be no coffeehouse Nov. 23 because of the Thanksgiving Day dinner from noon to 2:30 p.m. Nov. 22. 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.
WOMEN IN THE OUTDOORS, Nov. 2-4, Tenkiller State Park. All women age 14 and older can learn outdoor skills from instructors. More than 30 different activities are available to choose from. Registration: $60 for one-day single; $70 for two-day single; $80 for one-day mother/daughter; or $90 for two-day mother/daughter. Information: (918) 489-5641, Leann.Bunn@travelok.com or (918) 6489-0210, email@example.com.
LET’S GET FLAMIN’ CHILI COOK-OFF, 3 p.m. Nov. 3, South Main Street, Wagoner. Tasting kits are $5 and include a drink.
WATER POLO AND WATER VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT, 1 p.m. Nov. 3, Muskogee Fitness Center. Teams of five players. Entry fee: $50 for one event or $60 for both. No prior skills or experience necessary. Flotation belts used to keep players afloat.
SECOND ANNUAL FASHION SHOW AND DESSERT EXTRAVAGANZA, 7 p.m. Nov. 3, Muskogee Civic Center Room D. Presented by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., special guest models include: Pastors Stephen and Pamela Wiley, Pastor David and Donna Jones, Pastor Lathan Archie, Pastor Michael and Tamica Webber, Pastor Rodger Cutler, Pastor Marlon Coleman, and Pastor Troy Stoutermire. Cost: $10. Information and tickets: Aanje Wilkerson, (918) 682-8126.
CCOM PATIENT APPRECIATION DAY, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 3, CCOM, 350 South 40th St. Public invited. Activities include: Educational sessions to answer questions on healthcare concerns; a Red Cross blood drive; healthy snacks; and door prizes.
“SOULS TO THE POLLS” FREE PANCAKE BREAKFAST, Nov. 3, Muskogee Civi Center. Local church choirs and individuals perform throughout the morning. Free meal includes pancakes, sausage, orange juice and coffee. Rides to the breakfast as well as to the Muskogee County Election Board for early voting are available. Information: Dennis Wilhite, (918) 680-1942 or Jim Haley, (918) 625-0240.
HEALTH AND WELLNESS SEMINAR, 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 3, St. Mark Baptist Church, 1020 S. Second St. Physicians will be available to answer questions concerning general health, high blood pressure diabetes and women’s health. Information: Beverly Clemmons, (918) 683-1669.
GALAXY OF THE STARS, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 16, NSU Center for the Performing Arts, 605 North Grand Ave., Tahlequah. The Water Coolers. Performers bring a clean musical comedy about work, life and such with original songs, sketches and pop parodies. Tickets: $20 for adults, $18 for NSU alumni, $16 for NSU employees and seniors 60 and over, $10 for students and $6 for NSU students. Information: (918) 458-2075 or www.nsuok.edu/si.
28th ANNUAL MISS/MR. MERRY CHRISTMAS, Nov. 17, Roxy Theatre. Pageant open to girls from birth to 18 years, and boys from birth to 36 months. Everyone who enters will receive a trophy. Winners receive crowns. banners, and trophies and will be eligible to ride in Muskogee’s Christmas Parade. Contestants who enter by Oct. 26 will be included in the program book. Entry forms available at Crowning Moments, Nearly New & Fancy Too, Kids N More, and Totally Teen and More in Muskogee or call Debbie Morgan, pageant director, (918) 463-2693.
TOUR HISTORIC TAHLEQUAH: A CITY OF FIRSTS, 10 a.m. Nov. 17, Thompson House, 300 S. College Ave., Tahlequah. The tour will be led by Beth Herrington and will last approximately two hours. Sites to visit include Cherokee Capitol Square in downtown Tahlequah, historic Worcester Cemetery, chiefs’ row at Tahlequah City Cemetery, the Thompson House, Leoser Cabin, the Original Townsite Historic District and more. Cost: $15 per person. Reservations are required. Information: (918) 456-7970.
TURKEY STOMP, 7 p.m. Nov. 23, Muskogee Country Club. Presented by the Service League of Muskogee, the event features Tulsa band M.I.C. (formerly The Jetset Kings). Full bar and free beer. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door and can be purchased at Firstar Bank, Citizens Security Bank, Locke Law Office or from any Service League Member. All proceeds will be donated to local women/children non-profit organizations.
ARTS AND CRAFTS SHOW, Nov. 23, Muskogee Civic Center. Vendor space is limited. Booth cost: $60.00 for two days. Information or to rent a booth, (918) 684-6363.
OL’ TIME DOWNTOWN CHRISTMAS, 5 to 8 p.m. Nov. 29, downtown. Downtown shops and restaurants offer open house specials with music, food, door prizes and giveaways. Information: www.downtownmuskogee.org.
ZIP ’N’ SIP, noon to 4 p.m. Nov. 24, 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; zip only, $35 per person. Information and reservations: (918) 485-1810.
HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS BOUTIQUE SHOPPING EXTRAVAGANZA, 4:30 to 8 p.m. Nov. 29, The Pink Cupcake, 121 N. Lee St., Fort Gibson. Gifts for the first 25 guests.
CHRISTMAS HOME TOUR, 1 to 4 p.m. Dec. 1-2.
CHRISTMAS BY CANDLELIGHT, 7 to 10 p.m. Dec. 1.
GALAXY OF THE STARS, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7, NSU Center for the Performing Arts, 605 North Grand Ave., Tahlequah. Asleep at the Wheel. Nine-time Grammy winning group performs western swing versions of seasonal favorites with the “Santa Loves to Boogie” celebration. Tickets: $20 for adults, $18 for NSU alumni, $16 for NSU employees and seniors 60 and over, $10 for students and $6 for NSU students. Information: (918) 458-2075 or www.nsuok.edu/si.
NINTH ANNUAL SOUL FOOD COOK OFF COMPETITION, Jan. 19, Muskogee Civic Center. More than $10,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded to the top three cooks in five different categories. Categories are: Meats, breads, dessert, vegetables, and misc. Pick up your applications and rules at the Muskogee Civic Center. Two surprise guests will be participating this year. Entry fees range from $100 to $50. Information: (918) 684-6363.
GALAXY OF THE STARS, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 25, 2013, NSU Center for the Performing Arts, 605 North Grand Ave., Tahlequah. An Evening with Frank Vignola. An extraordinary guitarist who has worked with Ringo Star and Madonna takes the spotlight with fellow guitarist Vinny Raniolo. Tickets: $20 for adults, $18 for NSU alumni, $16 for NSU employees and seniors 60 and over, $10 for students and $6 for NSU students. Information: (918) 458-2075 or www.nsuok.edu/si.
GALAXY OF THE STARS, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 26, 2013, NSU Center for the Performing Arts, 605 North Grand Ave., Tahlequah. Neil Simon’s Biloxi Blues. The Montana Repertory Theatre presents the popular comedy about Army inductees struggling through basic training in Biloxi, Miss. Tickets: $20 for adults, $18 for NSU alumni, $16 for NSU employees and seniors 60 and over, $10 for students and $6 for NSU students. Information: (918) 458-2075 or www.nsuok.edu/si.
GALAXY OF THE STARS, 7:30 p.m. March 28, 2013, NSU Center for the Performing Arts, 605 North Grand Ave., Tahlequah. Step Afrika. The world-renowned dance company devoted to “stepping” demonstrates the percussive dance of kicks, stomps, claps and chants. Tickets: $20 for adults, $18 for NSU alumni, $16 for NSU employees and seniors 60 and over, $10 for students and $6 for NSU students. Information: (918) 458-2075 or www.nsuok.edu/si.
SESAME STREET LIVE PRESENTS “CAN’T STOP SINGING,” 7 p.m. April 4; 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. April 5; 10:30 a.m., 2 p.m., and 5:30 p.m. April 6; 1 and 4:30 p.m. April 7. Tickets: $57, $37, $27, $22 and $17. Tickets available online at www.bokcenter.com, Arby’s Box Office, all Tickets.com outlets, or by calling (866) 726-5287.