Claremore Daily Progress

September 8, 2012

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Will Rogers Library Genealogy Volunteers are available each Monday from 3-7 p.m. to answer questions and assist with research.
TUESDAY Sept. 11
Claremore Community Chorus begins rehearsals for annual Christmas Concert, 6:45-9 p.m., St. Cecilia Catholic Church. All vocal parts welcome, especially tenor and bass. Information: e-mail
DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) meeting, 11 a.m., St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1310 N. Sioux. Reservations: Loretta Genn, (918) 341-7099.
Claremore Band Boosters Association, 7 p.m., high school band room.
Foyil United Methodist Church monthly community dinner resumes. Serving begins at 11 a.m. Menu includes the choice of fried chicken or meat loaf and side items for $7.
Claremore Farmers’ Market every Wednesday, 7 a.m. until sellout, Claremore Expo Center parking lot.
AARP Chapter 3521 meeting and picnic, 11 a.m., Claremore Lake Shelter 1. Cost, $5. In case of rain it will be held at First Presbyterian Church. Information and reservations: Loretta Genn, (918) 341-7099.
RoCo Fit (Rogers County Fitness Training Program) informational meeting, 6:30 p.m., Claremore Community Center. Workouts for the free 12-week program for beginning and intermediate walkers and runners begin Tuesday, Sept. 18 at Claremore Lake. Information: Renetta Harrison, (918) 698-7903 or
Three Rivers Artists meeting, 6:30 p.m., Rogers County Building, 416 S. Brady. Ken England will present the techniques and processes of portrait painting. Visitors and new members welcome.
Rogers County United Way fundraising campaign kickoff, “Bikes and Blues,” 7:30-9 p.m., Ne-Mar Center. Free outdoor concert and activities for children. Bring lawn chairs. Area motorcycle and classic car groups welcome to display their vehicles.
FRIDAY Sept. 14
Rogers County Free Fair, Rogers County Expo Building.
Annual “Skeet” Smith Golf Tournament benefiting Rogers County United Way at Heritage Hills Golf Course. Tee times begin at 9 a.m. Four person scramble format. Lunch included. Information: RCUW, (918) 343-1165.
Sequoyah Quarterback Club Benefit Car Show 8 a.m. to noon, Sequoyah Baptist Church. 
Rogers County Free Fair, Rogers County Expo Building.
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Men’s Group Annual “All You Can East Shrimp Peel,” 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults, $5 for children 7-12, and under 7 eat free. Menu includes boiled shrimp, coleslaw, corn on the cob, boiled potatoes and ice cream. There will also be a bake sale. Proceeds are used to support outreach programs. Call (918) 341-0168 for tickets.
Inola Area Farmers and Ranchers Association benefit auction and dinner at Inola Hay Capital Roundup Club. Outdoor auction at noon; dinner at 4 p.m.; and indoor auction at 8. Donations accepted 8 a.m.-noon at the old gas station across from City Hall on Sept. 8.
Bikes and Blues Motorcycle Poker Run benefitting Rogers County United Way. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. at Claremore VFW. Prize for highest hand, music, food for $5, and raffles. Information: RCUW, (918) 343-1165. 
Claremore Christian School “Warrior Scramble,” four-man scramble golf tournament, at Scissortail Golf Course in Verdigris. Check-in begins 7 a.m.; reverse shotgun start at 8. Cost, $75 per person. Lunch and prizes. Information: or
TUESDAY Sept. 18
Dodge Drive for Kids, 5-8 p.m., Robson Performing Arts Center parking lot. Support the Zebra band program by test driving a Dodge. Free grilled hot dogs. Information: (918) 346-9269.
Rotary Club of Claremore’s “Shoes for Orphan Souls” drive is ongoing, with donations of shoes or cash (for shoes) being accepted through Sept. 25 to be distributed to children in need around the U.S. and the world. Drop-off stations are at Advance Imaging, Oklahomes, and Claremore Chamber of Commerce. Information: Jeri Koehler, (918) 833-4134 or Peggy Trease, (918) 694-1689.
Holiday Hills OHCE (Oklahoma Home and Community Education) meeting, 1 p.m., Rogers County Building, 416 S. Brady. Prospective members welcome.
Fourth Annual Craft Show, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Eastern Hills Baptist Church, one mile north of Will Rogers Downs. Free admission. Booth space available. Call (918) 740-6973.
Totem Pole BBQ & Music Fest, Ed Galloway’s Totem Pole Park, four miles east of Foyil on Highway 28A. Acoustical jammers welcome. Barbecue served 12-4 p.m. Proceeds benefit park maintenance. Information: (918) 283-8035.