Claremore Daily Progress

February 19, 2013

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Community Lenten Services continue at noon each Wednesday through Holy Week at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. The service and lunch is provided by a different church each each. Sponsored by the Claremore Area Ministerial Alliance.
Annual Mid-Winter Concert featuring Tulsa Community Band and Claremore High School Symphonic Band, 7 p.m., Robson PAC. Free admission; tax deductible donations accepted.
Cherokee Nation Elderly Nutrition site in Foyil serves lunch, 11 a.m., at Foyil United Methodist Church. Menu is beef stew, salad, blackberry cobbler and bread. Information: Frankie Long, (918) 261-8108.
FRIDAY Feb. 22
“Spanish for Tots” Spanish language classes for toddlers and preschoolers begins 10 a.m. First Presbyterian Church of Owasso. Classes are 45 minutes, cost $10 per child with group rates available. Information/RSVP, call Oklahoma Certified Spanish Teacher and instructor Stacy Lucas at (918) 695-9004 or e-mail
“Chelsea Jams” northeast Oklahoma country music show begins, 5-5:30 p.m., Civic Center, 618 Pine Street in Chelsea. Potluck dinner available at 6:30 p.m., and musicians take a break at 8 p.m. for ice cream and desserts. No charge for admission but small donations welcome. Music continues until 9 p.m. or later.
Rogers County Blue Star Mothers Fill the Truck for Troops, Hillcrest Hospital Claremore, 1202 N. Muskogee Place. Additional drop-off locations include-Sterling House, Auto Definitions and Walke Brothers Meats. For more information visit
AARP Driver Safety course for all licensed drivers 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. First United Methodist Church in Claremore. Cost is $12 for AARP members or $14 for non-AARP members. Information/registration, call (918) 706-7811. 
Claremore Youth Baseball sign-ups for children 4-14, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Claremore Community Center. Information: Jeff, (918) 576-4069.
Annual Rogers County Youth Services Me and My Guy Dance, 6-9 p.m., Roger State University’s Centennial Ballroom. Tickets available at RCYS until 12 p.m., Feb. 22 for $10, or $15 at the door. Information: (918) 341-7580 ext. 5.
Daisy BB Day, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., J.M. Davis Arms and Historical Museum. Youth through age 18 shoot free; adults, $3. Winners receive custom Daisy BB Rifles. Information: (918) 341-5707.
Will Rogers Classic — Open Horse Shows, Saturday and Sunday, Claremore Expo Center Indoor Arena. Rogers County 4-H HC Point Show on Saturday. Circuit High Point Awards Presented Sunday. New this year: Jackpot Barrels and Exhibition Rides on Saturday, and Dog Barrel Race. Information: Stacy Harvey, (918) 694-1942, or Cathy Orban,
SUNDAY Feb. 24
First Baptist Church of Claremore hosts “Love Worth Fighting For” marriage event 4 p.m. at FBC, 200 E. Patti Page, Claremore. Actor Kirk Cameron will be guest speaker with contemporary Christian artist Warren Barfield providing music. Tickets are available by phone by calling (918) 341-8181 or by e-mail at
Northeast Oklahoma Garden Tractor Association’s first annual “Plow Day,” 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 5353 E. 410 Road in Oologah. Seminars and demonstrations of antique riding mowers and garden tractors working on the soil. Free to the public and attendees are encouraged to bring their own tractors. Information/directions: (918) 530-0346.
MONDAY Feb. 25
Will Rogers Library Genealogy Volunteers return to answer questions and assist with research each Monday, 3-7 p.m.
Rogers County Historical Society meeting, 7 p.m., Belvidere Mansion, 4th and Chickasaw. Speaker will be Elmer Symsack, docent at the Gilcrease Museum, who will give a presentation entitled “The Western Movement,” which explains and shows Gilcrease pictures about the settlement of the western United States. Refreshments served. Public is invited.
Spring Art Classes for adults begin at First Presbyterian Church Life Center, 6-8 p.m., and continue through April 29. Cost, $100. Information: Virgil Lampton, (918) 341-7867.
“Writing and Publishing Your Book from A to Z”  class by author Carol Round, 6:30-8 p.m., Northeast Technology Center. Class will meet for six weeks. Cost to attend is $40. To enroll, call (918) 342-8066. Senior citizens, 60 and older, receive a 25 percent discount.
Will Rogers Library Friends of the Library meeting has been changed to Feb. 26, from the regular third Monday meeting. FOL is combining with the Claremore Book Club for a special presentation at 6 p.m. Guests will be a group of prominent Claremore citizens who will share their favorite reads.
Spring Art Classes for children and young adults begin at First Presbyterian Church Life Center, 3:30-5 p.m., and continue through April 30. Cost, $100. Information: Virgil Lampton, (918) 341-7867.
Community Lenten Services continue at noon each Wednesday through Holy Week at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. The service and lunch is provided by a different church each each. Sponsored by the Claremore Area Ministerial Alliance.
OHCE Holiday Hills Chapter meeting, 1 p.m., Rogers County Building. Prospective members welcome. Information: Margaret Culp, (918) 341-5735.
Rogers County Democratic Party meeting, 6:30 p.m., Rogers County Building, 416 S. Brady. Open to the public.
FRIDAY March 1
Claremore P.E.O. Chapter BM hosts author Michael Wallis at annual “Coffee and Book Review” 10:30 a.m. First United Methodist Church Family Life Center, 1615 N. Highway 88 in Claremore. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased from any Claremore P.E.O. Chapter BM member or by calling (918) 341-0107 or (918) 341-2526.
Sigma Chi Chapter of ESA in Inola hosts “Bingo For Books” fundraiser, Inola Senior Citizen Center. Food to be served at 5 p.m., with Bingo to start at 6 p.m. Cost is $5 for adults and children 12 and older. Under 12 is $3 and under three is free.
Sigma Chi Chapter of ESA in Inola’s Bingo 4 Books fundraiser for Inola Library Summer Reading Program, at the Inola Senior Center. Baked potatoes with fixings, salad and dessert served at 5 p.m., with bingo beginning at 6. Cost for the meal is $5 for adults and children over 12; $3 for children under 12; and free for those 3 and younger.
“Dancing with the Stars of Rogers County” fundraiser, 7 p.m., Robson Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $20 and available from members of Claremore Reveille Rotary Club and the Robson PAC Box Office. Proceeds benefit area charities. 
MONDAY March 11
Rural Water District #8 Annual Membership Meeting, 7:30 p.m., district office, 22094 S. 4160 Rd. Information: (918) 341-4628.