Cherokee Nation calendar of events for August

08/01/2014

 

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. —The Cherokee Nation will host the 62nd Annual Cherokee National Holiday on Labor Day weekend, as well as several other events throughout the month of August. Calendar items are as follows:

Aug. 2

7:30 a.m. – Cherokee Nation Healthy Nation Wings Program will sponsor the Bell Powwow 5K Run at the Bell community building in Stilwell. Fun run starts at 7:35 a.m. Pre-registration costs $15. Race day is $20. Registration begins at 6 a.m. For more information, call 918-316-8088 or 918-316-2396.

Aug. 4

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.

Aug. 5

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Cherokee Nation blood drive in the Tsa-La-Gi community room, behind the Restaurant of the Cherokees in Tahlequah. For more information, call 918-453-5000 ext. 5844.

Aug. 7

5 to 7 p.m. – Cherokee Nation Child Support Services will host “Hula on in for some family fun” at Norris Park in Tahlequah in recognition of Child Support Awareness Month. There will be games, free hot dogs, a live band and more. For more information, call 918-453-5444.

Aug. 8

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.

Aug. 9

4 p.m. – The Little Cherokee Ambassador Competition will be held at Sequoyah Schools’ The Place Where They Play gym in Tahlequah. For more information, call Mandy Scott at 918-453-5000 ext. 3841.

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. – The Cherokee Heritage Center , 21192 S. Keeler Dr., Park Hill will host a flint knapping class taught by Noel Grayson. For more information, call 918-456-6007, ext. 6161.

Aug. 13

6:30 to 9:30 p.m. – Cherokee Arts Center in Tahlequah will host a “Brush Strokes” painting class. For more information, call 918-453-5728.

Aug. 14

10 to 11 a.m. – Cherokee Nation Cultural Tourism will hold a genealogy class as part of its preservation series.The class will be held at the Cherokee National Supreme Court Museum in Tahlequah, 122 E. Keetoowah St. Admission is free, but attendees must register at www.cherokeegiftshop.com. For more information, call 918-384-5810.

Aug. 16

6:30 p.m. – The Jr. Miss Cherokee Leadership Competition will be held at the Tahlequah Armory Building, 100 N. Water Ave. For more information, call Reba Bruner at 918-453-5397 or Raven Bruner at 918-453-5410.

2 p.m. – The Tahlequah Writer’s Group will meet at the Cherokee Arts Center in Tahlequah. 212 S. Water Ave. For more information, email karcoocoo@att.net.

6 to 11:30 p.m. – Cherokee Elder Care will hold its second annual fundraiser, “Puttin’ on the Ritz,” in the Herb Rozell Ballroom at Northeastern State University, 812 N. Cedar Ave., Tahlequah. Individual tickets cost $100, and various sponsorship packages range from $650 to $5,000. For more information, call Katina Dugger at 918-207-4979.

Aug. 19

2 p.m. – U.S. Veterans Affairs Homeless Outreach Counselor Kevin Michael will be at the Cherokee Veterans Center in Tahlequah to assist homeless veterans with required paperwork. For more information, call 918-525-2448.

Aug. 21

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

7:30 p.m. – “Nanyehi: The Story of Nancy Ward” will be performed at The Joint inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa. The play was written by Cherokee songwriter Becky Hobbs and playwright Nick Sweet and stars Michelle Honaker. Shows will also be on Aug. 22 and 23. Tickets are $15. Cherokee citizens and children under 13 can receive a $5 discount. Call the box office at 918-384-ROCK (7625).

Aug. 22-24

Cherokee National Holiday men’s, women’s and co-ed fast pitch softball tournaments will be held at the Sequoyah High School softball fields in Tahlequah. For more information, call 918-316-1940 or 918-530-8777.

Aug. 23

6 p.m. – The Miss Cherokee Leadership Competition will be held at Cornerstone Fellowship Church in Tahlequah, 718 Pendleton St. A reception for former Miss Cherokees will be held prior to the competition at 4:30 p.m. For more information, call Tonnette Mouse Hummingbird at 918-207-3577.

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. -The Cherokee Heritage Center in Park Hill will begin displaying the Cherokee Homecoming Art Show & Sale. The show will continue through Sept. 21. For more information, call 918-456-6007, ext. 6153.

Aug. 27

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.

Aug. 28

5:30 to 7 p.m. – Cherokee Nation Cancer Programs’ survivor group meeting at W.W. Hastings Hospital in Tahlequah, 100 S. Bliss Ave., in the second floor of the building behind the playground. For more information, call Mary Owl at 918-453-1560.

Aug. 29

5 p.m. – The Cherokee National Holiday Powwow at the Cherokee Cultural Grounds in Tahlequah, West 810 Road. For more information, call 918-207-3872.

5 to 10 p.m. – Cherokee National Holiday youth division 3-on-3 basketball tournament will be held at the Male Seminary Recreation Center in Tahlequah, 1501 Graham Ave. For more information, call 918-740-6754 or 918-431-2924.

Aug. 29-31

Cherokee National Holiday men’s and women’s slow pitch softball tournaments will be held at the Sequoyah High School softball fields in Tahlequah. For more information, call 918-316-1940 or 918-530-8777.

Aug. 30

9:30 a.m. – The 62nd Annual Cherokee National Holiday Parade will travel downtown Tahlequah on Muskogee Avenue. For more information, call 918-453-5000 ext. 5310.

11:30 a.m. – Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker will give the State of the Nation Address at the Cherokee National Capitol Square in downtown Tahlequah, 100 block of S. Muskogee Ave.

5 p.m. – The Cherokee National Holiday Powwow at the Cherokee Cultural Grounds in Tahlequah, West 810 Road. For more information, call 918-207-3872.

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – The Veterans Affairs Mobile Center will be parked outside the Cherokee Nation Veterans Center in Tahlequah to assist with any VA related paperwork. For more information, call 918-453-5000 ext. 6147.

9 a.m. – Cherokee National Holiday adult division 3-on-3 basketball tournament starts at the Male Seminary Recreation Center in Tahlequah, 1501 Graham Ave. For more information, call 918-740-6754 or 918-431-2924.

Aug. 31

Noon to 2 p.m. – The Cherokee Heritage Center in Park Hill will host the 12th Annual First Families of Cherokee Nation Reunion. Event is for organization members only. For more information, call 918-456-6007, ext. 6159.

The Veterans Affairs Mobile Center will visit the following Cherokee Nation Health Centers from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to assist veterans with any VA related paperwork, including enrolling in VA health benefits. For more information, call 918-772-4014.

Aug. 1 – Wilma P. Mankiller Health Center, Stilwell, Route 51 East
Aug. 4 – Sam Hider Health Center, Jay, 1015 Washbourne St.
Aug. 8 – W.W. Hastings Hospital, Tahlequah, 100 S. Bliss Ave.
Aug. 11 – Bartlesville Health Center, Bartlesville, 501 E. 5th St.
Aug. 13 – Three Rivers Health Center, Muskogee, 1001 S. 41st St. East
Aug. 18 – Redbird Smith Health Center, Sallisaw, 301 JT Stites Blvd.
Aug. 20 – Vinita Health Center, Vinita, 27371 S. 4410 Road
Aug. 22 – Amo Health Center, Salina, 900 N. Owen Walters Blvd.
The Cherokee Arts Center in Tahlequah also hosts the following weekly classes:

Tuesdays, 1 to 2 p.m. – cartooning with storytelling for grades 8-12. Class ends July 22.
Wednesdays, 6 to 8 p.m. – loom weaving taught by Cherokee National Treasure Dorothy Ice
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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