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Cherokee Nation Calendar of Events for May

04/30/2018

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. – Cherokee Nation hosts several events in May, including the annual Volunteer Firefighters Ceremony and Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day. See all Cherokee Nation calendar items below.

May 2

5:30 p.m. – The Cherokee Heritage Center hosts a Cherokee artists meeting at the Ho Chee Nee Chapel, located at 21192 S. Keeler Drive in Park Hill. The meeting is in preparation for the Cherokee Homecoming Art Show and Sale, as well as Cherokee National Holiday. For more information, call 888-999-6007.

May 4

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Will Rogers Health Center hosts a blood drive at the center, located at 1020 Lenape Dr. in Nowata. For more information, call 918-273-7549 or 918-822-2920.

7 p.m. – Cherokee Nation is a sponsor for the Tulsa Drillers vs. Arkansas Travelers game at Drillers Stadium, located at 201 N. Elgin in Tulsa. Cherokee Nation Deputy Chief S. Joe Crittenden will throw out the first pitch and sing “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” during the seventh inning stretch, and various Cherokee Nation departments will have displays and information booths at the game. For more information, call 918-453-5000.

May 5

8 a.m. – Cherokee Nation Public Health hosts Run Jack Run Hope for PAAS 5K & Fun Run, located at 210 W. Delaware in Vinita. All proceeds will benefit Peaceful Animal Adoption Shelter (PAAS). Participants can pre-register athttps://runsignup.com/runjackrun5k. For more information, call 918-915-0464.

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. – The Cherokee Heritage Center provides free admission to citizens of any of the three federally recognized Cherokee tribes plus one guest as part of Cherokee Saturday. The center is located at 21192 S. Keeler Drive in Park Hill.

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. – The Cherokee Heritage Center hosts a flat reed basket class at the Ho Chee Nee Chapel, located at 21192 S. Keeler Drive in Park Hill. The class is $40 per person and includes all tools and supplies. The class is not recommended for children under the age of 12. Advanced registration is recommended but not required. For more information, email tonia-weavel@cherokee.org.

May 7

Noon to 1 p.m. – Cherokee Nation Public Health hosts Little Steps Big Gains at One Fire Field, located west of the W.W. Keeler Tribal Complex in Tahlequah. This 12-week walking program is open to the public and offers incentives for participation. For more information, call 918-453-5000 ext. 6137.

7 p.m. – The Cherokee Nation hosts its annual Volunteer Firefighters Ceremony at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa. The tribe recognizes five individuals and two departments as the “Volunteer Firefighter of the Year” and “Volunteer Fire Department of the Year,” and also distributes checks to volunteer fire departments in the tribe’s jurisdiction. Last year, the Cherokee Nation gave $458,500 to 131 volunteer and rural fire departments.

May 10

6 p.m. – The Cherokee Nation hosts a free online webinar on Pinterest as part of the Technology Thursday series. All presentations will be available on Cherokee Nation’s YouTube channel on the second Thursday of each month. For more information, emailbradley-wagnon@cherokee.org.

May 11

4 to 7 p.m. – Cherokee Nation HERO Project hosts Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day at One Fire Field in Tahlequah. The event is free, open to the public and will include games, prizes and food. This year’s theme is superheroes, and costumes are encouraged. For more information, call 918-772-4004.

May 12

7 a.m. - Cherokee Nation Public Health hosts the Run for Berries 5K, located at the Edna M. Carson Stilwell Community Park. Participants can pre-register at https://runsignup.com/runfortheberries. For more information, call 918-696-8875.

May 14

6 p.m. – Cherokee Nation Tribal Council meeting at the W.W. Keeler Complex, 17675 S. Muskogee Ave., Tahlequah. For the agenda, visit http://legislative.cherokee.org.

May 16

6:30 p.m. – Sequoyah High School hosts the 2018 baccalaureate service at the Sequoyah Chapel in Tahlequah.

May 18

6:30 p.m. – Sequoyah High School’s 2018 high school graduation ceremony at Sequoyah High School’s The Place Where They Play, located at 17091 S. Muskogee Ave. in Tahlequah.

May 19

6 a.m. – Cherokee Nation Public Health hosts the Kay Lane Color Run at Three Rivers Health Center, located at 1001 S 41st St. east in Muskogee. All proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society. Participants can pre-register athttps://runsignup.com/kaylanewellness. For more information, call 918-781-6569. 

10 a.m. – Cherokee Nation hosts the Cherokee National Holiday Traditional Native Games at Sequoyah’s Cabin in Sallisaw. The public is invited to come watch or compete in traditional games, including cornstalk shoots, horseshoes and more. The top three qualifiers will be invited to compete in the Cherokee National Holiday Traditional Games Championship in Tahlequah on Aug 25. To pre-register to play in traditional games, call Bayly Wright at 918-822-2427.

1 to 6 p.m. – The Cherokee Heritage Center hosts the annual gospel singing and hog fry at the center, located at 21192 S. Keeler Drive in Park Hill. Visitors are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs, and the hog fry will be served at the end of the day. For more information, email becky-adair@cherokee.org.

May 22

9 a.m. – Cherokee Immersion Charter School hosts the 2018 Kindergarten graduation ceremony at Sequoyah High School’s The Place Where They Play, located at 17091 S. Muskogee Ave. in Tahlequah.

10 a.m. to noon – Cherokee Nation Community and Cultural Outreach hosts leadership training at the Osiyo Training Room, located behind the Cherokee Nation Gift Shop in Tahlequah. Cherokee Nation employees and foster parents will share their stories and the importance of becoming a foster parent with the group. The event is free and open to the public, and a second session will start at 6 p.m. For more information, call 918-718-5522.

6 p.m. – The Cherokee Immersion Charter School hosts the 2018 sixth-grade graduation ceremony at Sequoyah High School’s The Place Where They Play, located at 17091 S. Muskogee Ave. in Tahlequah.

May 25

10 a.m. – Cherokee Nation Veterans Center hosts an annual Memorial Day Ceremony and continental breakfast for Cherokee veterans and their families at the center, located across from the W.W. Keeler Tribal Complex in Tahlequah. For more information, call 918-772-4166.

May 28

Cherokee Nation’s W.W. Keeler Complex, satellite offices and health centers will be closed for Memorial Day. Cherokee Nation W.W. Hastings Hospital urgent care and emergency department as well as other Cherokee Nation emergency services will remain open.

May 29

9 a.m. - Cherokee Nation hosts the 2018 Remember the Removal Bike Ride Send Off at the W.W. Keeler Tribal Complex inTahlequah. For more information, call 918-453-5000. 

10 a.m. and 6 p.m. – Cherokee Nation hosts a free presentation as part of the Leadership Challenge Series in the Tsalagi community room, located behind the Restaurant of the Cherokees in Tahlequah. After participants have completed the course, they will receive a certificate of completion. For more information, email bradley-wagnon@cherokee.org.


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