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Cherokee Nation Calendar of Events for August

07/27/2017

TAHLEQUAH, OK – The Cherokee Nation hosts several events in August, including the leadership competitions for Little Cherokee Ambassadors, Jr. Miss Cherokee and Miss Cherokee. See all Cherokee Nation calendar items below.

Aug. 1

3 p.m. – Cherokee Nation Behavioral Health hosts a mom’s support group every Tuesday in August at the Hero Project office, located at 1510 Shawnee Circle in Tahlequah. The group will address parenting stress, offer support and share stories. For more information, call 918-772-4004.

6 p.m. – Cherokee Nation Public Health hosts a presentation on liver cancer prevention at the community building in Brushy. The presentation will educate community members about liver cancer surveillance, prevention and detection. For more information, call 918-774-1400, ext. 1560.

Aug. 2

1 to 3 p.m. – Cherokee Nation Lactation Center hosts a World Breastfeeding Week Celebration at the center, located at 1234 W. 4th Street in Tahlequah. The celebration will feature games, door prizes and snacks. For more information, call 918-453-5591.

Aug. 3

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Cherokee Nation Health Services hosts a Veterans Affairs health benefits enrollment event at the Amo Health Center, located at 900 N. Owens Walters Blvd. in Salina. For more information, call 918-772-4014.

Aug. 3 – Oct. 5

Cherokee Nation Commerce Services is hosting a nine-week Dave Ramsey Financial Peace Course at the Housing Authority of the Cherokee Nation, located at 23205 Hwy 66 in Claremore. The course will teach ways to improve credit and get out of debt. The kits used in the class are $90 and will be available for purchase during the first class. For more information, call 918-772-4219.

Aug. 4

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Cherokee Nation Health Services hosts a Veterans Affairs health benefits enrollment event at the Cooweescoowee Health Center, located at 395200 W. 2900 Road in Ochelata. For more information, call 918-772-4014.

Aug. 5

11 a.m. to noon – Cherokee Heritage Center, in Tahlequah, hosts a genealogy class with genealogist Gene Norris. Advanced registration is required, and the fees are $5 per students grades K-12 and $10 per adult. For more information, call 918-456-6007, ext. 6162.

Cherokee Heritage Center hosts “Cherokee Saturday” at the center in Tahlequah. The first Saturday of each month, excluding January and September, the center offers free admission for citizens of Cherokee Nation or other federally recognized Cherokee tribes and one guest. For more information, visit www.cherokeeheritage.org.

Aug. 10

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Cherokee Nation Health Services hosts a Veterans Affairs health benefits enrollment event at the Redbird Smith Health Center, located at 301 J.T. Stites Blvd. in Sallisaw. For more information, call 918-772-4014.

Aug. 11

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Cherokee Nation Health Services hosts a Veterans Affairs health benefits enrollment event at the Sam Hider Health Center, located at 859 E. Melton Drive in Jay. For more information, call 918-772-4014.

Aug. 12    

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Cherokee Heritage Center hosts a class on flat-reed basket weaving at the center in Tahlequah. The class will feature the techniques and designs of flat-reed basketry as part of the cultural class series. The fee is $40. For more information, call 888-999-6007.

5 p.m. – The Little Cherokee Ambassador Competition will be held at the Tahlequah Municipal Armory Building, located at 100 N. Water Ave. For more information, call Kristen Thomas at 918-453-5254.

Aug. 14

10 a.m. – The Cherokee Nation will host an inauguration ceremony at Sequoyah High school’s gym in Tahlequah for nine Tribal Councilors who were elected to office this summer, including five incumbents and four newcomers. For more information, call 918-453-5000, ext. 3810.

Aug. 14-19

Cherokee Heritage Center hosts the exhibit “Preserving Cherokee Culture: Holding the Past for the Future” at the center in Tahlequah. The exhibit will feature a variety of rare and treasured Cherokee artifacts. For more information, call 888-999-6007.

Aug. 15

1 p.m. – Cherokee Heritage Center hosts monthly board meetings on the third Tuesday of each month in Tahlequah. For more information, call 918-456-6007, ext. 6143.

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

Aug. 17

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. – The Cherokee Nation and the Oklahoma Blood Institute will host a blood drive in the Tsa La Gi Community Room at the W.W. Keeler Tribal Complex, 17675 S. Muskogee Ave., Tahlequah. For more information, call 918-453-5000, ext. 5841.

1 to 5 p.m. – Cherokee Nation Health Services hosts a Veterans Affairs health benefits enrollment event at the Three Rivers Health Center, located at 1001 S. 41st Street East in Muskogee. For more information, call 918-772-4014.

Aug. 18

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Cherokee Nation Health Services hosts a Veterans Affairs health benefits enrollment event at the Vinita Health Center, located at 27371 S 4410 Road. For more information, call 918-772-4014.

Aug. 19

10 a.m. – Cherokee Nation hosts Traditional Native Games at the WEB Community Building in Briggs. For more information, call 918-822-2427.

1 to 3 p.m. – Cherokee Heritage Center hosts Cherokee National Treasures book signing at the center in Tahlequah. Artists featured in the book will be present to sign copies during the “Preserving Cherokee Culture: Holding the Past for the Future” exhibit. For more information, call 888-999-6007.

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

Aug. 24

1 to 5 p.m. – Cherokee Nation Health Services hosts a Veterans Affairs health benefits enrollment event at the Will Rogers Health Center, located at 1020 Lenape Drive in Nowata. For more information, call 918-772-4014.

5 p.m. – Entry forms for the 65th Cherokee National Holiday parade must be submitted. Forms can be emailed to debra-lack@cherokee.org or submitted in person at the Career Services office inside the W.W. Keeler Tribal Complex, 17675 S. Muskogee Ave., Tahlequah. For more information, call 918-453-5555.

Aug. 25

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Cherokee Nation Health Services hosts a Veterans Affairs health benefits enrollment event at the Wilma P. Mankiller Health Center, located at Hwy 51 East in Stilwell. For more information, call 918-772-4014.

6 to 8 p.m. – Cherokee Heritage Center hosts an opening reception and awards ceremony for the 22nd Annual Cherokee Homecoming Art Show and Sale at the center in Tahlequah. The ceremony is open to the public and offers the first opportunity to meet and greet featured artists and shop the art sale. For more information, call 918-456-6007.

7 p.m. – Cherokee Elder Care hosts the 2017 Turtle Round Up at the Cherokee Elder Care facility, located at 1387 W 4th St. in Tahlequah. Event activities include a meal, casino games just for fun, door prizes, a silent auction and a 1920s costume contest. Advance tickets are $25 per person, or 5 tickets for $100. For more information, call 918-453-5554.

Aug. 25-27

6 p.m. – The 65th Cherokee National Holiday co-ed softball tournament, men’s fast-pitch softball tournament and women’s fast-pitch softball tournament will be held at the Cherokee Nation Softball Complex in Tahlequah near Sequoyah High School. Entry fee is $175 for co-ed tournament, $200 for men’s fast-pitch and $125 for women’s fast-pitch. Entries must be submitted by Aug. 18 at 5 p.m. For more information, call Crystal Bogle at 918-316-1940.

Aug. 26

10 a.m. – The 65th Cherokee National Holiday stickball tournament will be held at Sequoyah High School’s football field in Tahlequah. For more information, call 918-453-5000 ext. 5776.

6 p.m. – The Miss Cherokee Leadership Competition will be held at Cornerstone Fellowship Church in Tahlequah, 718 Pendleton St. A reception for the former Miss Cherokees will be held prior to the competition at 4:30 p.m. For more information, call Lisa Trice-Turtle at 918-453-5000, ext. 4991.

Aug. 26-Sept 30

Cherokee Heritage Center hosts the 22nd Annual Cherokee Homecoming Art Show and Sale at the center in Tahlequah. This exclusive show features an extensive art exhibition and sale of contemporary and traditional Cherokee art. For more information, call 888-999-6007.

Aug. 27-29

4:30 p.m. – Cherokee Nation Businesses and the Oklahoma Professional Economic Development Council hosts the 2017 Economic Summit at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa. The event will feature keynote speakers, breakout sessions and information packed sessions. The fee for OEDC members to attend is $180 and $210 for non-members. For more information, call 918-453-5723.

Aug. 31

1 to 3 p.m. – Cherokee Nation Gift Shop hosts a Cherokee National Treasures book signing in Tahlequah. Artists featured in the book will be present to sign copies of the one-of-a-kind book, and copies of the book can also be purchased during the event. For more information, call 888-999-6007.


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