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Cherokee Nation Calendar of Events for January

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. – The Cherokee Nation hosts several events in January, including a special election for the Tribal Council District 7 seat and a veterans bingo event at the Cherokee Nation Veterans Center. See all Cherokee Nation calendar items below.

Jan. 1

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

Jan. 2

3 to 4 p.m. – Cherokee Nation hosts a Smoking Cessation Class at the Redbird Smith Health Center in Sallisaw. For more information, contact Steven Hatcher at 918-774-1400, ext. 1559 or steven-hatcher@cherokee.org.

Jan. 2-4

7 a.m. to 7 p.m. – The Cherokee Nation Election Commission, located at 17763 S. Muskogee in Tahlequah, will be open for early walk-in voting for the Tribal Council District 7 special election. District 7 includes western portions of Adair County. For more information, call 918-458-5899.

Jan. 3

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – The Will Rogers Health Center partners with the Oklahoma Blood Institute to host a blood drive at the health facility in Nowata.

Jan. 5 

7 a.m. to 7 p.m. - The Cherokee Nation special election for the Tribal Council District 7 seat. Voters must cast their ballots at designated voting precincts as specified and delivered to them in the mail. District 7 includes western portions of Adair County. For more information about voting, call the Cherokee Nation Election Commission, 918-458-5899.

Jan. 6

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. – The Cherokee Arts Center in Tahlequah hosts jewelry classes every Sunday, Monday and Tuesday during the month of January. Sunday classes are from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., with Monday and Tuesday classes from 6 to 9 p.m. For more information, contact Wolf Walker at wolf@wolfwalkerjewelry.com.

Jan. 9

12:30 to 1:30 p.m. – Cherokee Nation hosts a Smoking Cessation Class at the Belfonte/Nicut Community Building inBelfonte. For more information, contact Mary Owl at 918-774-1400, ext. 1560 or mary-owl@cherokee.org.

Jan. 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.

Jan. 14-24

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Cherokee Nation Health Services host a specialty clinic health screenings at the Cherokee Nation Food Distribution facility in Tahlequah. Health staff will be on site Monday-Thursday from Jan. 14-24. Participants will receive a gift card if they have labs drawn. For more information, call 918-781-6418.

Jan. 15

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Cherokee Nation Community & Cultural Outreach hosts an open house at the department’s new office, located at 13500 Hwy 51 West in Tahlequah. The open house will include refreshments and tours of the department’s new location. For more information, contact Michael Hamlin at michael-hamlin@cherokee.org.

Jan. 17

5 p.m. – The Cherokee Nation Veterans Center hosts a veteran bingo event at the Veterans Center in Tahlequah. For more information, contact Kimberly Lack at 918-772-4166 or kimberly-lack@cheorkee.org.

Jan. 21

Cherokee Nation’s W.W. Keeler Complex, satellite offices and health centers will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Cherokee Nation W.W. Hastings Hospital urgent care and emergency department as well as other Cherokee Nation emergency services will remain open.

Jan. 28

10 a.m. to noon – Cherokee Nation Community & Cultural Outreach hosts a board governance class as part of the department’s monthly Leadership Training series at the Osiyo Training Room, located behind the Cherokee Nation Gift Shop in Tahlequah. For more information, contact Vince Feeling at vince-feeling@cherokee.org.

6 to 8 p.m. - Cherokee Nation Community & Cultural Outreach hosts a board governance class as part of the department’s monthly Leadership Training series at the Tsa La Gi Community Room, located behind the Cherokee Nation Gift Shop inTahlequah. For more information, contact Vince Feeling at vince-feeling@cherokee.org.

Central Oklahoma Cherokee Alliance, COCA, meets every 3rd Tuesday of even numbered months (Feb, April, June, etc.) at NE 10th and N. Lincoln, Oklahoma City. For more information: Hollis Harper hharperok@sbcglobal.net