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03/31/2014

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — The Cherokee Nation has a number of events lined up for April, including the 43rd Annual Trail of Tears Art Show, blood drives and opportunities to play traditional Cherokee games. Events are as follows:

April 1

The Cherokee Nation, in partnership with the IRS, continues to offer free tax preparation for qualifying families at several sites through April 15. Dates and times vary by location. Services are by appointment only. Taxes can also be prepared online at http://www.myfreetaxes.com/CNCherokeeNationFSA. For more information, call 918-453-5536.

April 4

1 to 4 p.m. – Oklahoma Blood Institute blood drive in the community room of the AMO Health Center, 900 Owen Walters Blvd., Salina. For more information, call 918-434-8500.

April 5

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Stomp dance ribbon skirt class taught by Donna Wiggins at the Cherokee Arts Center, 212 S. Water St., Tahlequah. For more information, call Wiggins at 918-397-2503.

April 7

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Tribal registration help with citizenship applications in Jay. Sam Hider Health Center, 1015 Washbourne St. Call 918-253-4271 for more information.

April 8

6 to 8:30 p.m. – Cherokee Nation History and Humanities Course begins at Muldrow Cherokee Community Center, 603 N. Main St., Muldrow. Classes are free and offered every Tuesday and Thursday at the same time through April 24. For more information, call Catherine Foreman Gray at 918-453-5289.

April 11

9 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Cherokee Nation Environmental Program’s 3rd Annual Environmental Fair at Talking Leaves Job Corp gym, 5700 Bald Hill Road, Tahlequah. The event features information booths from several tribal programs, interactive games and an outdoor agricultural classroom. For more information, call Jason White at 918-453-5110.

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Tribal registration help with citizenship applications in Sallisaw sub-office, 110 N. Elm. Call 918-775-6226 for more information.

5 to 9 p.m. – First of two-day bow-making class taught by Richard Fields at the Cherokee Arts Center in Tahlequah. The class resumes from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 12. For more information, call 918-453-5728.

April 12

10 a.m. – Traditional Cherokee games at the Chewey Community Building in Adair County. For more information, call Lou Slagle at 918-453-5000 ext. 5544.

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. – A 1700’s-era Cherokee clothing class at the Cherokee Heritage Center in Park Hill. Class costs $40. For more information, call Tonia Weavel at 918-456-6007.

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. – The 43rd Annual Trail of Tears Art Show and sale begins at the Cherokee Heritage Center in Park Hill. The show is open daily until May 25. For more information, call Mickel Yantz at 918-456-6007.

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Turtle sculpture class taught by Jane Osti at the Cherokee Arts Center in Tahlequah. For more information, call Osti at 918-506-0386.

April 14

6 p.m. – Cherokee Nation Tribal Council meeting at the W.W. Keeler Complex, Tribal Council Chambers in Tahlequah. For the agenda, visit http://legislative.cherokee.org/.

7:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. – The “7th Annual Preparing for the 7th Generation: The Journey Continues” health summit at the Reed Conference Center, 5800 Will Rogers Road, Midwest City, Okla. The summit, co-sponsored by the Cherokee Nation, continues on April 15-16. For the agenda, visit https://7thgeneration2014.eventbrite.com. For more information, call Stephen Weaver at 405-271-5170.

April 15

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Cherokee Nation Career Services job and resource fair at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, 777 W. Cherokee St., Catoosa. Participants should bring resumes and dress for on-the-spot interviews. For more information, call Debra Lack at 918-453-5310.

April 17

9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. – Cancer and Wellness Summit at The SAMIS Center, 1200 Children’s Avenue, Oklahoma City. The Oklahoma Strategic Tribal Alliance for Health will discuss smoke-free casinos, obesity in Indian youth and electronic cigarettes. To register, call Tammy Runabout at 918-453-5442.

April 18

3 p.m. – Trail ride at Cherokee Nation-owned Sallisaw Creek Park, located about four miles south of I-40 on Dwight Mission Road and about seven miles west of Sallisaw. Trail rides also held starting at 9 a.m. on April 19, with breakfast and lunch provided. A donation fee of $10 is suggested. For more information, call 918-453-5671.

April 19

11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Cherokee Nation is partnering with Tahlequah Help-In-Crisis for Walk a Mile in Her Shoes at Norris Park, 400 N. Muskogee Ave., Tahlequah. The event promotes awareness for domestic violence and will include activities for children and a silent auction. For more information, call Help-In-Crisis at 918-456-0673.

2 p.m. – Tahlequah Writer’s Group meeting at the Cherokee Arts Center in Tahlequah. For more information, email Karen Coody Cooper at karcoocoo@att.net.

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Men’s and boy’s hunting jacket class taught by Donna Wiggins at the Cherokee Arts Center in Tahlequah. For more information, call Wiggins at 918-397-2503.

April 23

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Tribal registration help with citizenship applications in Claremore. Cherokee Nation Career Services office, 23205 S. Route 66. Call 918-342-7450 for more information.

April 25

Noon to 4 p.m. – Oklahoma Blood Institute blood drive at the Vinita Health Center. For more information, call 918-256-4850.

April 26

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Cherokee pucker toe moccasin class taught by Donna Wiggins at the Cherokee Arts Center in Tahlequah. For more information, call Wiggins at 918-397-2503.

April 29

9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. – Oklahoma Blood Institute blood drive in the support services conference room at W.W. Hastings Hospital in Tahlequah. For more information, call 918-458-3351.

April 30

11 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Cherokee Nation blood drive at Will Rogers Health Center, 1020 Lenape Dr., Nowata. For more information, call Jill Seale at 918-273-7549.

The Cherokee Arts Center in Tahlequah also hosts the following weekly classes:

Wednesdays, 6 to 8 p.m. – Loom Weaving taught by Cherokee National Treasure Dorothy Ice
Thursdays, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. – Metalsmithing taught by Steve Mashburn
Fridays, 7 to 9 p.m. – Life Drawing
Saturdays, by appointment – Basic Assemblage taught by Robert Shinn
Saturdays, noon to 4 p.m. – Loom Weaving taught by Cherokee National Treasure Dorothy Ice
For more information on weekly classes, contact Cherokee Arts Center at 918-453-5728 or artscenter@cherokee.org.


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