Cherokee Nation Calendar of Events for September


TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — The Cherokee Nation hosts flu clinics and Sequoyah High School’s football homecoming, as well as several other events in September. Calendar items are as follows:

Sept. 2

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.

Sept. 4

6 to 8 p.m. – Cherokee Nation Commerce teams up with Rogers State University in Claremore to hold a core four business workshop in the university’s innovation center, 2000 University Dr. The four-session course continues on Sept. 11, 18 and 25, and costs $15. Call Brenda Alley at 918-207-3954.

Sept. 6

8 a.m. – Cherokee Nation Healthy Nation wings program is sponsoring the “Fire Up the Lions” 5K & Fun Run in Vinita, 210 W. Delaware Ave. Registration for the 5K costs $20, or $25 on race day. For more information, call Amy DeVore at 918-915-0464.

8 p.m. – Cherokee Nation is sponsoring a free, All-Indian Rodeo at the Cherokee County Fairgrounds, across the highway from the Cherokee Casino in Tahlequah. Events include bareback, bull riding, team roping and more. Call GV Gulager at 918-453-5000 ext. 7069.

Sept. 8

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Tribal registration help with citizenship applications in South Coffeyville, 215 Oklahoma St. Call 918-563-9329 for more information.

Sept. 12

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

7 p.m. – Sequoyah High School faces off against the Roland Rangers in the first home football game of the 2014 season at Thompson Field in Tahlequah, 17091 S. Muskogee Ave. Call Athletic Director Marcus Thompson at 918-453-5400.

Sept. 13

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. – The Cherokee Heritage Center hosts a flat reed basketry class for $40. The CHC is at 21192 S. Keeler Drive, Park Hill. Call Tonia Weavel at 918-456-6007 ext. 6161.

Sept. 14

3 to 4:30 p.m. – Cherokee Nation Three Rivers Health Center in Muskogee hosts a Zumbathon to raise money for Heart of a Nation and awareness and prevention of heart disease and strokes. The cost is $10. Music will be provided by DJ Jojo. For more information, call Michelle Goss at 918-781-6522.

Sept. 15

6 p.m. – Cherokee Nation Tribal Council meeting at the W.W. Keeler Complex, Tribal Council Chambers in Tahlequah. For the agenda, visit

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Tribal registration help with citizenship applications in Collinsville, Cherokee Nation Tag Office, 105 E. Main St. Call 918-371-3265.

8 to 11:30 a.m. – Cherokee Nation AMO Health Center in Salina will begin its adult-only flu clinic, providing vaccinations every Monday through Oct. 27. Patients must have a CDIB card and an active chart with the center, which is located at 900 N. Owen Walters Blvd. in Salina. Call 918-434-8633 or 918-434-8634.

Sept. 17

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Tribal registration help with citizenship applications at the Cherokee Nation Vinita Health Center, 27371 S. 4410 Road. Call 918-256-4576.

10 a.m. – The Cherokee Nation Veterans Center in Tahlequah will receive a plaque from the Military Order of the Purple Heart Tahlequah Chapter, for the tribe’s support. A small ceremony will be held. The center is located just east of the W.W. Keeler Complex, 17675 S. Muskogee Ave. Call 918-525-2448.

Sept. 18

6 p.m. – Cherokee Nation roads department hosts a community meeting at Camp Lutherhoma in the pine retreat building, 23197 E. 742 Road east of Tahlequah. The meeting provides information on the Dreadfulwater Road Project. Call Beth Croman at 918-453-5792.

5 to 8 p.m. – The Cherokee Arts Center presents the Third Thursday Art Walk with Don Neal and Kay Lynn Perry at the Spider Gallery lobby, 215 S. Muskogee Ave. in Tahlequah. Call 918-453-5728.

6 to 8 p.m. – Cherokee Arts Center will host a “Brush Strokes” painting class at the Spider Gallery lobby, 215 S. Muskogee Ave., in Tahlequah. Call 918-453-5728.

Sept. 20

2 p.m. – The Tahlequah Writer’s Group will meet at the Cherokee Arts Center, 212 S. Water Ave., in Tahlequah. Email for more information.

Sept. 24

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

Sept. 25

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Cherokee Nation Veterans Center will have Disabled American Veterans Benefit Specialist MacKenzie Kershaw on site to assist veterans with applications for disability benefits. For more information, call 918-453-5000 ext. 4166.

5:30 to 7:30 p.m. – Cherokee Nation cancer programs will hold a cancer survivor group gathering on the second floor of the annex building at Cherokee Nation’s W.W. Hastings Hospital, 100 S. Bliss Ave., in Tahlequah. Call 918-525-2717.

Sept. 26

6 p.m. – Sequoyah High School celebrates its football homecoming with a ceremony at Thompson Field in Tahlequah. The Indians face off against Inola High School. Call Rebecca Brant at 918-453-5400.

Sept. 29-30

8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Cherokee Nation Behavioral Health will hold a free, Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) workshop at the Healthy Living Campus, 1296 Skill Center Circle, in Tahlequah. Call Melissa Pitts Johnson at 918-207-4977.

Sept. 30

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. – The 1710 Cherokee “Hands On” Interactive Exhibit opens at the Cherokee Heritage Center in Park Hill. Admission is $8.50 for adults, $7.50 for seniors and $5 for students. The exhibit ends March 1, 2015. For more information, call 888-999-6007 or visit

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

Tuesdays, 4 to 7 p.m. – Tokyo in Tulsa preparation group meeting with Valera Ainsworth
Wednesdays, 6 to 8 p.m. – loom weaving taught by Cherokee National Treasure Dorothy Ice
Wednesdays, (beginning Sept. 10) at 4 to 5 p.m. – cartooning with Valera Ainsworth
Thursdays, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. – silversmithing taught by Steve Mashburn
Fridays, 7 to 9 p.m. – life drawing
Saturdays, by appointment – basic assemblage taught by Robert Shinn
Saturdays, noon to 2 p.m. – loom weaving taught by Cherokee National Treasure Dorothy Ice

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