Cherokee Nation calendar of events for May

04/25/2014

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. —  In May, the Cherokee Nation has several scholarship sessions throughout the tribe’s jurisdiction for Cherokee students pursuing college degrees. The Cherokee Nation will also offer two entrepreneurship days to help students learn skills needed to run businesses successfully. Events in May are as follows:

May 1-3

7 p.m. – Sequoyah High School drama department will present the musical production of Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” at Sequoyah Schools’ The Place Where They Play gym in Tahlequah. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children under 12. T-shirts will also be sold for $15. For more information, contact Amanda Ray at 918-453-5156 or amanda-ray@cherokee.org.

May 3

8 a.m. – The Redbird Smith 5K benefiting Ki Bois Community Action will be held in Sallisaw and is a Cherokee Nation Healthy Nation Wings sanctioned run. The 1K Fun Run will start at 8:05 a.m., with the 5K starting at 8 a.m. For more information, contact Lacey Wallace at 918-772-7236 or lacey-wallace@cherokee.org.

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Cherokee Nation Small Business Assistance Center will host a Core Four business planning course at the Tri County Technology Center in Bartlesville. Class fee is $15 and textbook is included in registration cost. To register, contact Brenda Alley at 918-207-3954 or brenda-alley@cherokee.org.

9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Cherokee Nation Indian Child Welfare will co-host the 2014 Tribal Foster & Adoptive Family Recruitment Fair at the Delaware Tribal Complex, 170 N.E. Barbara Ave., Bartlesville. The event is a collaboration of several tribes and is free to the public. Drawings for door prizes, activities for children and lunch will be provided. For more information, contact Sally Wilson at 918-316-4595 or sally-wilson@cherokee.org.

2 p.m. – Sequoyah Schools will host their graduation powwow at Sequoyah Schools’ old gym in Tahlequah. For more information, contact Tonya Soap at 918-453-5000, ext. 5954.

5 p.m. – Sequoyah Schools will host their Sequoyah Schools Alumni Banquet at the school cafeteria in Tahlequah. For more information, visit www.sequoyahalumni.net.

May 5

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.

May 6

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Cherokee Nation Small Business Assistance Center will host Entrepreneurship Day at Sequoyah High School in Tahlequah for fifth through 12th grade students. Students will be paired and given the challenge of developing a business. The businesses will be judged and prizes awarded at the end of the event. For more information, contact Brenda Alley at 918-207-3954 or brenda-alley@cherokee.org.

May 7


1 to 3 p.m. – Cherokee Nation WIC program invites pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers to a Mother’s Day celebration at the Lactation Center, 1234 4th St., Tahlequah. For more information, contact Euphemia John at 918-453-5591.

6:30 p.m. – Sequoyah Schools will host the Sequoyah Schools Baccalaureate at the Sequoyah School’s Chapel in Tahlequah. For more information, contact Alicia Arnall at 918-453-5400.

May 9

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.

Noon – Cherokee Nation Veterans Center will host the Military Order of the Purple Heart monthly meeting in Tahlequah. The organization is for military men and women who received the Purple Heart Medal for wounds suffered in combat. For more information, contact Dr. Ricky A. Robinson at 918-453-5000, ext. 6147.

5 p.m. – Cherokee National Treasure Martha Berry will present a lecture, “The Rise, Loss and Revival of Traditional Cherokee Beadwork” at the Cherokee Arts Center, 212 S. Water St., Tahlequah. For more information, contact the Cherokee Arts Center at 918-453-5728 or artscenter@cherokee.org.

6 to 7:30 p.m. – Cherokee Nation Healthy Nation will host a Zumbathon at Sequoyah Schools’ The Place Where They Play gym in Tahlequah to support the Native American Cancer Support group. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and admission is $10 per person. For more information, contact Teresa Chuculate at 918-207-3872.

May 9-10

5 to 9 p.m. – Richard Fields will teach a bow making class at the Cherokee Arts Center, 212 S. Water St., Tahlequah. The class resumes from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 10. For more information, contact the Cherokee Arts Center at 918-453-5728 or artscenter@cherokee.org.

May 10

8 a.m. – The Run for the Berries 5K will be held in Stilwell and is a Cherokee Nation Healthy Nation Wings sanctioned run. The 1K Fun Run and 5K will start at 7:30 a.m. For more information, contact Charlie Stilwell at 918-316-2396 or Tresa Eagle at 918-797-2713.

May 12

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/.

May 13

9:30 a.m. – kindergarten graduation for Cherokee Immersion Charter School at The Place Where They Play gym in Tahlequah.

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Cherokee Nation Small Business Assistance Center will host Entrepreneurship Day at Rogers State University in Claremore for fifth through 12th grade students. Students will be paired and given the challenge of developing a business. The businesses will be judged and prizes awarded at the end of the event. For more information, contact Brenda Alley at 918-207-3954 or brenda-alley@cherokee.org.

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Cherokee Nation Career Services job and resource fair at the West Siloam Springs Casino, 2416 U.S. 412, Siloam Springs. Participants should bring resumes and dress for on-the-spot interviews. For more information, contact Dixie Weathers at 918-772-4161 or dixie-weathers@cherokee.org.

1 p.m. to 3 p.m. – Fort Gibson Nation Cemetery representative Bill Isbell and a Fort Sill National Cemetery representative will be at the Cherokee Nation Veterans Center in Tahlequah discussing burial options for veterans and eligibility for veteran burial options. The presentation is open to the public. For more information, contact the Cherokee Nation Veterans Center at 918-453-5695 or 918-453-5000, ext. 6147.

6 p.m. – Sixth-grade graduation for Cherokee Immersion Charter School at The Place Where They Play gym in Tahlequah.

May 14

3 p.m. to 6 p.m. – Cherokee Nation College Resource Center representatives will be at the Tulsa Community College NE Campus, 3727 E. Apache St., Tulsa, assisting Cherokee students pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree with scholarship applications. For more information, contact Ashlee Chaudoin at 918-316-4865 or ashleee-chaudoin@cherokee.org.

May 15

9:30 a.m. – Sequoyah Schools will host its academic awards assembly at The Place Where They Play gym in Tahlequah. For more information, contact Principal Jolyn Rose at 918-453-5400.

11 a.m. – Cherokee Nation will host the grand opening and ribbon cutting for the Kawi Café located next to the Spider Gallery inside the Cort Mall in downtown Tahlequah. For more information, contact Anna Knight at 918-453-5532 or anna-knight@cherokee.org.

3 to 6 p.m. – Cherokee Nation College Resource Center representatives will be at Rogers State University, 2155 Hwy. 69 A, Pryor, assisting Cherokee students pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree with scholarship applications. For more information, contact Ashlee Chaudoin at 918-316-4865 or ashleee-chaudoin@cherokee.org.

May 16

9:30 a.m. – Sequoyah High School will host its Senior Awards Assembly at The Place Where They Play gym in Tahlequah. For more information, contact Principal Jolyn Rose at 918-453-5400.

6:30 p.m. – Sequoyah High School Graduation will be held at The Place Where They Play gym in Tahlequah. For more information, contact Alicia Arnall at 918-453-5400.

May 17

8 a.m. – The Kay Lane Wellness Run benefiting Relay For Life will be held in Muskogee and is a Cherokee Nation Healthy Nation Wings sanctioned run. The 1K Fun Run will start at 8 a.m., with the 5K starting at 8:05 a.m. For more information, contact Stephanie Buckskin 918-781-6500 or stephanie-buckskin@cherokee.org.

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Lisa Rutherford will teach a beaded purse class at the Cherokee Arts Center, 212 S. Water St., Tahlequah. For more information, contact the Cherokee Arts Center at 918-453-5728 or artscenter@cherokee.org.

1 p.m. – Cherokee Heritage Center is hosting a gospel singing and hog fry at the Cherokee Heritage Center, 21192 S. Keeler Dr., Park Hill. For more information, contact Becky Adair at 918-456-6007 or becky-adair@cherokee.org.

2 p.m. – Tahlequah Writer’s Group will meet at the Cherokee Arts Center, 212 S. Water St., Tahlequah. For more information, contact Karen Coody Cooper at karcoocoo@att.net.

May 19

Sequoyah High School Summer Food Program will begin serving breakfast from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. and lunch from 11 a.m. to noon through July 10 at Sequoyah High School cafeteria in Tahlequah. Adults pay $2 for breakfast and $4 for lunch, individuals 18 years of age and under eat free. For more information, contact Angelia Dowty at 918-453-5190 or angelia-dowty@cherokee.org

11 a.m. – Mobility Plus, a division of Cherokee Nation Businesses, is hosting the eighth annual Kelly B. Todd Charity Golf Tournament at the Muskogee Country Club in Muskogee. All proceeds benefit the Muskogee-based Kelly B. Todd Cerebral Palsy Center. Individuals can register for $100 and a four-member team for $400. Starting May 1, individual entries are $125 and team entries are $500. Online registration is available at www.mobilityplus-kbtgolf2014.eventbrite.com. For more information, contact Shelly Hugley at 918-687-2974.

3 to 6 p.m. – Cherokee Nation College Resource Center representatives will be at Vinita Health Center, 27371 S. 4410 Rd., Vinita, assisting Cherokee students pursuing a bachelors or masters degree with scholarship applications. For more information, contact Ashlee Chaudoin at 918-316-4865 or ashleee-chaudoin@cherokee.org.

May 20

3 to 6 p.m. – Cherokee Nation College Resource Center representatives will be at Rogers State University, 401 S. Dewey Ave., Bartlesville, assisting Cherokee students pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree with scholarship applications. For more information, contact Ashlee Chaudoin at 918-316-4865 or ashleee-chaudoin@cherokee.org.

6 to 8 p.m. – Cherokee Nation Behavioral Health will host Rock The Block at Norris Park in Tahlequah. The event will feature DJ Johnny Flores and is designed to promote substance abuse and mental health awareness. For more information, contact Cherokee Nation Behavioral Health at 918-207-3898.

May 21

3 to 6 p.m. – Cherokee Nation College Resource Center representatives will be at South Coffeyville High School, 600 E. 5th St., South Coffeyville, assisting Cherokee students pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree with scholarship applications. For more information, contact Ashlee Chaudoin at 918-316-4865 or ashleee-chaudoin@cherokee.org.

May 22

3 to 6 p.m. – Cherokee Nation College Resource Center representatives will be at Kansas Northeast Technology Center, 450 N. Hwy. 59, Kansas, assisting Cherokee students pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree with scholarship applications. For more information, contact Ashlee Chaudoin at 918-316-4865 or ashleee-chaudoin@cherokee.org.

May 23

3:30 p.m. – The Cherokee Nation will host its annual Memorial Day Ceremony at the Cherokee Nation Veterans Center in Tahlequah. Festivities will include the raising of new flags, wreath ceremony and speeches from tribal leaders, with refreshments and tours of the new center following. For more information, contact Dr. Ricky A. Robinson at 918-453-5000, ext. 6147.

May 24

8 a.m.—Gary Lattimore Memorial Scholarship 5K/Fun Run at Cherokee Casino in Roland with registration beginning at 7 a.m. Pre-registration is $15 or day of race is $20 and first 250 receive T-shirt. Contact Mary A. Owl at 918-525-2717 or mary-owl@cherokee.org.


May 28

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.

3 to 6 p.m. – Cherokee Nation College Resource Center representatives will be at Fairland High School, 202 W. Washington Ave., Fairland, assisting Cherokee students pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree with scholarship applications. For more information, contact Ashlee Chaudoin at 918-316-4865 or ashleee-chaudoin@cherokee.org.

May 31

8 a.m. – The Run Jack Run Hope For PAAS 5K will be held in Vinita and is a Cherokee Nation Healthy Nation Wings sanctioned run. The 1K Fun Run will start at 8 a.m., with the 5K starting at 8:30 a.m. For more information, contact Amy DeVore 918-915-0464 or amy-devore@cherokee.org.

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Crystal Hanna will teach a Southeastern/Mississippian Effigy class at the Cherokee Arts Center, 212 S. Water St., Tahlequah. For more information, contact Cherokee Arts Center at 918-453-5728 or artscenter@cherokee.org.

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


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