SATURDAY Sept. 24
Benefit barbecue dinner, 5-8 p.m., at Foyil Assembly of God. Dinner includes choice of brisket, pork, smoked sausage, hot links, and sides. Two-meat choice, $10; three-meat choice, $12; children 3-12, half price. Call-in orders accepted: (918) 343-0068. Proceeds benefit building fund.
Eastern Hills Baptist Church 3rd Annual Fall Arts & Crafts Show, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., at the church located off Highway 20, one mile north of Will Rogers Downs. Booth space available for $25. Information: (918) 740-6973 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Free and open to the public.
Rogers County Historical Society’s “The Great Gatsby Gala” fundraiser, 7-10 p.m., at the Will Rogers Memorial. Entertainment by J.T. & the Big Band, dancing on the terrace, samples of local cuisine. Prizes awarded for best period costume. Cost: $25 per couple or $15 per person. Advance tickets available at the Belvidere Mansion.
There will be no September Angel Food distribution at St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church. Information: (918) 341-5435.
Indian Women’s Pocahontas Club meeting, 1 p.m., at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1310 N. Sioux. Those interested in working on Club Shawls or practicing Indian signing of the Lord’s Prayer is welcome to come at 11 a.m.
Claremore Wildcats Special Olympic Softball Team practices every Saturday, 10 a.m., at Walnut Park. New players and partners must attend. Information: Coach Jason, (918) 859-7159, or Coach Sandy, (918) 760-9620.
Claremore Farmers’ Market, 7 a.m. to noon or sellout each Saturday, at the northeast corner of the Claremore Expo Center parking lot. Information: Ken Steele, (918) 343-8923.
Eden Mennonite Church’s Country Festival, 8 a.m. (breakfast from 7:30-9) to 2 p.m. Live and silent auctions, bake sale, attractions and demonstrations, entertainment, children’s activities and more. Information: (918) 543-2739 or edenmennonite.com.
Foyil Baptist Church Clothing Ministry gives away free clothing every Saturday, 9-11 a.m.
Jam session and dance, 7-10 p.m., at the Claremore VFW, 1717 Dupont. Bring a covered dish. Admission, $2 (free for musicians); children under 18 free (must be accompanied by a parent).
Arts & Crafts Festival and 4th Annual Route 66 Cruisers Car Show, beginning at 8 a.m., at Claremore Lake. Vendor spaces, $20. Information: (918) 663-9282 or www.route66cruisersok.org.
High School ROTC car wash at Westlake Ace Hardware, 9 a.m to 1 p.m. The students will be raising money for summer leadership camps.
SUNDAY Sept. 25
American Red Cross blood drive, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., at First United Methodist Church of Claremore. Call to schedule an appointment: 1-800-RED CROSS. Walk-ins welcome.
First Christian Church Youth’s free car wash fundraiser, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., at Stanford Court, 7th Street and Highway 66. Hot dog lunches for sale. Donations accepted.
MONDAY Sept. 26
Rogers County Historical Society meeting, 7 p.m., at Northeast Technology Center Claremore campus. Claremore Museum of History plans to be discussed by speakers Tom Pool, Barbara Stafira, and NTC EAST program coordinator and students. Public is invited.
Will Rogers Library Genealogy Volunteers are available each Monday from 3-7 p.m. to answer questions and assist with research.
Friendship Feast, a free hot meal, 5-6:30 p.m. each Monday, at First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 200 East 5th Street.
American Legion Post #141 Claremore bingo, 7:30 p.m. Information: (918) 341-1330.
First Presbyterian Church Schools for the Arts art classes begin. Adult class, 6-8 p.m. each Monday; children’s class, 3:30-5 p.m. each Tuesday, at the church’s Life Center, 115 E. Fifth St. The 10-week sessions run through Nov. 28-29. Cost is $100 plus supplies. Information: Virgil Lampton, (918) 341-7867.
TUESDAY Sept. 27
Claremore Community Chorus winter concert rehearsals, 7-9 p.m. each Tuesday, at St. Cecilia Catholic Church, 1304 N. Dorothy. Recruiting new singers. All choral parts are needed. Information: (918) 693-0359.
Will Rogers Downs hosts Oklahoma Blood Institute Bedlam Blood Drive, 3-7 p.m., in the Horseshoe Room. All donors receive their choice of a free OU or OSU blood donor T-shirt and a chance to win a pair of tickets to the Bedlam game. Schedule an appointment: (877) 340-8777 or www.obi.org.
Claremore Toastmasters Club Meeting, 7 p.m. at NTC Campus, 1901 N. Hwy 88. Public welcome. Toastmasters clubs help men and women become better Leaders and Communicators. Info:Mike Howard (918) 519-3423.
THURSDAY Sept. 29
Rogers County Democratic Party’s monthly meeting, 6:30 p.m., at the Rogers County Building. Updates on website, dinners, the November/December meetings, and other activities to be discussed.
Zebra Band Give Back Night at McDonald’s on Highway 66, 5-8 p.m. Twenty percent of all sales will be donated to the band. Watch the Color Guard practice.
Free parent education forum, “Parenting Toddlers to Teens: Where’s the Instruction Manual,” featuring Dr. William W. Barnes, 7 p.m., at Northeast Technology Center Claremore campus. Information: (918) 343-1515 or 283-2800.
First Christian Church hosts presentation by a Grand Gateway representative on Medicare Part D, noon, in the Family Life Center, 200 E. Fifth St. Potluck lunch. Open to the public.
Justus-Tiawah School Parent/Teacher Conferences, 4-7 p.m. Call (918) 341-3626 or (918) 341-1252.
FRIDAY Sept. 30
“Life With Father” original comedy/mystery, 7 p.m., at First United Methodist Church, Claremore. Doors open at 6 p.m. with dinner served at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 which includes cost of dinner. All proceeds benefit American Red Cross. Reservations: (918) 341-4580.