Ten season passes to Hillcat basketball games will be awarded by the Daily Progress in conjunction with Rogers State University Athletic Department. Registration is now being taken at the Daily Progress office, 315 W. Will Rogers Boulevard, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Two winners will be selected each week until all passes have been claimed. One name will be drawn and published starting in the Wednesday, Dec. 5, edition and every Wednesday through Jan. 2.



SUNDAY

Inola Christmas Parade line-up, 1 p.m. high school parking lot. Parade begins 2 p.m.. No entry fee or registration required. Parade will include Shiners, Inola marching band, floats, classic cars, dune buggies, horses, Miss Inola Stacy Click and Miss Inola Roundup Queen Desaree Webb, and of course, Santa. Chamber of Commerce Santa Cash giveaway to follow.

Fundraiser drawing for a night for two at Cherokee Casino Resort, dinner at Wild Potato Buffet and $50 cash. Benefits Inola Volunteer Animal Rescue. Tickets $1 or six for $5. Available at Diana’s Flowers, Sharon’s Beauty Shop or from any IVAR volunteer. Call 607-2888. Drawing is Dec. 22.

The “Potter” from Eureka Springs, Ark., House of Prayer Church, 6 p.m., six miles north of Claremore on Highway 66. Information: 341-7948.

Donations for Toys for Tots. Watch for donation boxes throughout the community.



MONDAY

Last day to place December Angel Food orders,

St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Deadline to enter Claremore’s Sounds of the Season Christmas Parade — $500 in prize money being given away for winning entries in floats and bands. Music not necessary to be in the parade but a requirement to be eligible for prize money. Contact Chamber of Commerce for entry forms and information, 341-2818.

Managing Grief During the Holidays, a special program hosted by the Grief Support Team of Claremore First United Methodist Church, 6:30 p.m., 1615 N. Highway 88. Guest Speaker Lynetta Clark, MS, LPC, grief therapist and founder of Tristesse Healing Hearts Grief Center. Candlelighting service of remembrance will follow. Information, Rev. Janelle Brammer 341-4580.

Filing for Board of Education seats in the following school districts begins and continues through Wednesday, Dec. 5:

Northeast Technology Center Board District 3 (zone 3) seat — file at one of the Election Boards in Rogers, Mayes, Nowata or Craig counties.

Sequoyah School District seat 3

Justus-Tiawah School District seat 1

Foyil School District seat 3

Verdigris School District seat 3

Claremore School District seat 3

Catoosa School District seat 3

Chelsea School District seat 3

Inola School District seat 3

Oologah-Talala seat 3

City Council Retreat, City Hall , following 6 p.m. Council meeting.

Christmas at the Belvidere, Rogers County Historical Society’s 15th annual event continues through Dec. 22. The gift show fundraiser is each week, Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.



TUESDAY

Meals on Wheels annual meeting, 10 a.m., followed by potluck dinner. All volunteers welcome.

Rogers County Retired Educators and Support Personnel, 10:30 a.m., Pizza Hut. Program will be on the Oklahoma Museum of History. Members will select this year’s Christmas project.

DivorceCare every Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m. through Dec. 18 at First United Methodist Church.

Christmas concert presented by the Claremore Community Chorus, 7:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 1615 N. Highway 88, Claremore. Selections from The Alfred Burt Carols and from Seven Carols for Christmas, in addition to Hallelujah Chorus, from Handel’s Messiah..



WEDNESDAY

Claremore Garden Club’s 70th anniversary celebration, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Will Rogers Library. Refreshments and program.

Claremore Community Blood Drive, 1-6 p.m., Rogers County Building. To make an appointment, call 1-800-GIVE LIFE. All donors receive a T-shirt and a chance to win an HDTV. Bring photo ID.



THURSDAY

V.A. benefits and procedures by Samuel D. Jarvis, director of U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, 10 a.m., Rogers State University’s Stratton Taylor Library, room 303. Sponsored by Congressman Dan Boren, 341-9336.

Spirits of 66 Annual Holiday Tasting, 6-8 p.m., Will Rogers Memorial Museum, co-sponsored by Friends of Will Rogers.

Spring 2008 soccer registration, 5-7 p.m., at the soccer fields. Additional dates: Dec. 17, 5-7 p.m.; Dec. 20, 5-7 p.m.; Dec. 29, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Online at www.claremoresoccer.com. Information: 851-6799.



Saturday

Claremore Christmas Sounds of the Season Parade down Will Rogers Boulevard through downtown district, 6 p.m. Line up at the Expo Center. Information, call Chamber of Commerce 341-2818.

Second Annual Claremore Boy Scout Troop Canned Food Drive during the Claremore Christmas Parade. To donate, watch for Troop 238 Scouts with their backpacks and wagons collecting items along the parade route.

Watchmen of Zion Ministries is organizing a Holy Praise Processional and float in the Claremore Christmas Parade. To participate, call Linda and Charley Smith, 341-1068, or e-mail watchmentofzion@att.net.

Zoi’s Animal Rescue gets a portion of the proceeds from pet pictures with Santa Claus at Petsmart in Owasso.

, Dec. 1, 2, 8 and 9, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Zoi’s is the recipient of the 2007 “Making a Difference” award from the Oklahoma Alliance for Animals.

Rogers County Democrats annual Holiday Party, 6:30 p.m., Rogers County Building on Claremore Expo Center grounds. Bring a covered dish. New, unwrapped toys will be collected for Toys for Tots. Information: Angela, 918-272-4056.

Breakfast with Santa, Catoosa Public Library, 105 E. Oak sponsered by the library and Catoosa Masonic Lodge, 7:30 -10:30 a.m. Cookie Walk 10-1:30 p.m. Pancake Breakfast by Masonic Lodge. Enjoy music, crafts, and bookfair or write letters to soldiers overseas. Catoosa’s Annual Christmas Parade follows at 2 p.m.



SUNDAY (Dec. 9)

Claremore Christmas Benefit Concert for Project CEEP and Claremore Public Schools, 2 p.m., Robson Performing Arts Center. Featuring: Cherokee flutist Tommy Wildcat, Earl Clark and Spectrum, Earnestine Dillard and Lonnie Liggitt, Rogers State University Jazz Band, Heather’s Dance Studio tappers, and a Children’s Choir. Tickets, $10-$30, available by calling Robson PAC at 699-7390 or at myticketoffice.com.

Inola Volunteer Animal Rescue is having a fundraiser drawing for a night for two at Cherokee Casino Resort, dinner at Wild Potato Buffet and $50 cash. Tickets are $1 each or six for $5 and are available at Diana’s Flowers, Sharon’s Beauty Shop or from any IVAR volunteer or by calling 607-2888. Drawing is Dec. 22.



MONDAY (Dec. 10)

Alzheimer’s Support Group, 12 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church.

Rogers County Historical Society 15th annual “Christmas at the Belvidere” continues through Dec. 22. The gift show fundraiser is each week, Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.



WEDNESDAY (Dec. 12)

RCB Bank’s Christmas Open House. See Santa from 11 a.m. until noon.



FRIDAY (Dec. 14)

St. Cecilia Church Women’s Club Christmas Cookie and Candy Sale, 12-3 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday in the church’s Great Hall, 1304 N. Dorothy.



SATURDAY (Dec. 15)

Christmas concert by the Tulsa Community Band, 7:30 p.m., Robson Performing Arts Center. Pictures with Santa will precede the performance. For tickets call 699-7390. Proceeds benefit the Claremore Public Schools Foundation.

City of Claremore Youth Night for sixth, seventh and eighth graders, 6-9 p.m., Claremore Community Center. Pizza, soft drinks, candy, music and games. Admission: $1. Adult volunteers needed. Information: Ron Paris, 341-7289 or rparis@claremorecity.com.



SUNDAY (Dec. 16)

Inola Volunteer Animal Rescue is having a fundraiser drawing for a night for two at Cherokee Casino Resort, dinner at Wild Potato Buffet and $50 cash. Tickets are $1 each or six for $5 and are available at Diana’s Flowers, Sharon’s Beauty Shop or from any IVAR volunteer or by calling 607-2888. Drawing is Dec. 22.



MONDAY (Dec. 17)

First United Methodist Church’s Widow/Widower Fellowship Christmas Party and short business meeting, 6:30 p.m., Church Parlor. Potluck dinner and Bunco.

Rogers County Historical Society 15th annual “Christmas at the Belvidere” continues through Dec. 22. The gift show fundraiser is each week, Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Spring 2008 soccer registration, 5-7 p.m., at the soccer fields. Additional dates: Dec. 20, 5-7 p.m.; Dec. 29, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Online at www.claremoresoccer.com. Information: 851-6799.



TUESDAY (Dec. 18)

DivorceCare Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m. through Dec. 18 at First United Methodist Church



THURSDAY (Dec. 20)

Children With Chronic Conditions Support Group, third Thursday of each month, 6:30 p.m., for children, their parents and their siblings, First United Methodist Church. Guests welcome.

Toys for Tots—Christmas 2007, 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., American Legion, 1411 Hwy. 88. The Salvation Army, American Legion, numerous volunteers and community partners help provide toys or funding for toys for the less fortunate children of Rogers County by maintaining this toy room each year.

Spring 2008 soccer registration, 5-7 p.m., at the soccer fields. Additional date: Dec. 29, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Online at www.claremoresoccer.com. Information: 851-6799.



FRIDAY (Dec. 21)

Toys for Tots—Christmas 2007, 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., American Legion, 1411 Hwy. 88. The Salvation Army, American Legion, numerous volunteers and community partners help provide toys or funding for toys for the less fortunate children of Rogers County by maintaining this toy room each year.



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