THURSDAY

AARP #3521 11:15 a.m., American Legion. Speaker Margaret Snow, a professional custom drapery designer employed by JC Penney. Cost $6 for lunch (meatloaf, mashed potatoes, corn and salad). RSVP to Loretta Genn at 341-7099.

Political forum: County and state political candidates speak to the public, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Oct. 12, Rogers State University auditorium.

Claremore High School Concert Choir and Women’s Choir in concert, 7 p.m., Robson Performing Arts Center, main auditorium. Variety of music styles to be presented. Soloists from each grade level will also perform. Free to the public.

County Genealogical Society

7 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Claremore. Will Rogers Library Director Fernando Esta will be guest speaker. Public invited.

The Clothes Closet sales, 100 West Fourth, Thursday and Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. All items $2 or less. Proceeds go back to the Clothes Closet to cover expenses. Coats and clothing available. Children from Project CEEP run the Clothes Closet by washing, hanging and organizing donations. It is funded by a grant from the Claremore Public Schools Foundation.

Rogers County Cherokee Association, 7 p.m. Rogers County Building, on Claremore Expo Center grounds. Bow making and marbles demonstrated. Miss Cherokee 2006 will speak. Open to the public. Information, Curtis Rohr, 343-4689, clrfnr58@att.net or www.rogerscca.org.

Work In Progress writing group, 7-9 p.m., Cappuccino Corner, 900 E. Will Rogers Suite #1. Interested writers welcome. Questions, 283-2778.

FRIDAY

Star (gazing) Party, Rogers State University nature preserve, 7 p.m. Information, 688-MARS (6277).

United Way Fall Fashion show and luncheon, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Expo Center. KOTV's Six in the Morning co-host LeAnne Taylor will be the celebrity emcee. Tickets $15 each. Contact Barbara Ingram, 341-7108 or Connie Jesina, 341-4755.

Last day to apply for voter registration in order to be eligible to vote in Nov. 7 Northwest Rogers county and Verdigris Fire Protection Districts and General Election. Election Board open until 10 p.m. at 216 S. Missouri. Questions, Election Board, 341-2965.

Old Walt’s Haunted Hayride begins. Children over 5, students and adults, $8. Under 5, free. First wagon leaves at dark with last tickets sold at 11 p.m. Concessions available. Hotline, 543-7179.

State candidate political forum featuring District 2 candidates Sean Burrage (D) and Ami Shaffer (R), 10 a.m., Mayes County Fairgrounds Auditorium. Special invitation to public and veterans.

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