FRIDAY

Staged reading of Lynn Riggs’ “Out of Dust”, 8:07 p.m., Black Box Theater, Robson Performing Arts Center, east of Stuart Roosa and Highway 66 intersection. Seating limited to 120. Tickets, 699-7390.

Indian Taco Dinner, 10-30 a.m.-6 p.m., Christ United Methodist Church, 317 S. Davis. Cost, $6. For delivery, 408-2047.

Used book sale benefiting Eden Mennonite Church’s Country Festival, Friday and Saturday, Pryor’s Graham Banquet Hall, downtown north of Adair and Graham Blvd. intersection, Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Information, The Book Exchange, 918-825-6015.

Town of Chelsea Board of Trustees special meeting, 12:30 p.m., Town Hall meeting room, 637 Olive.



SATURDAY

Youth Night for 5th and 6th graders, 6-9 p.m., Claremore Community Center, 2301 N. Sioux. Music, movies, pool, food, video games. Admission $1. Refreshments to purchase. Information, Ron Paris, 341-7289 or 341-7642.

Claremore Elks Lodge serves all you can eat pancake breakfast, 7-10 a.m. Cost is $4 for pancakes, bacon, sausage, coffee and juice.

Verdigris School Carnival, “Survivor,” 5:30-8:30 p.m., elementary school. Food and prizes.

Inola Chamber annual banquet, 6 p.m., Inola Middle School cafeteria, in celebration of its past year, to commend outstanding citizens, and to recognize the new officers for 2007. Tickets, $15, available at RCB Bank or 1st Bank in Inola.

Previously scheduled elections for the County Fair Board will not take place. Filings were unopposed in each district. 2007 Fair Board Members are Amy Woodward, district 1; Lyle Blakley, district 2; and Bob Heidlage, district 3.

Oologah Baseball Booster Club Fiesta Dinner and Silent Auction, 4-8 p.m., school cafeteria. Tickets, $8, are available from any OHS baseball player or at the door. Information, Coach Joe Edwards, 443-6094 or Debbie Bradshaw at 906-7509 or 275-4245.

Come-and-go Hawaiian Book Signing Party at the Catoosa Public Library, 105 E. Oak in Catoosa 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Local Christian-fiction author, Terrye Robins, will greet guests and autograph copies of her new mystery novel, “Trouble in Paradise.” Hawaiian music, videos and treats will play a part in the festivities.

Informational meeting and

election for 2007 CYFA Cheer staff, 9:30 a.m., Beson Youth Sports Building, 111 N. Missouri. Those interested in serving on the staff may contact Kellie James at 697-3008 or e-mail CYFAsCCC@aol. com. Uniform check-in for 2006 cheerleaders, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the same location. Late fees apply after this date.

Babysitter’s Training, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., minimum age to participate —11.  Participants who successfully complete this course receive certification in Babysitter’s Training from the Red Cross.  Fee $30. Information, (918) 343-1803.



SUNDAY

Floyd Hamilton cancer benefit

1 p.m. at Gunn Hill (one mile west of Justus Schools off Highway 20). Follow signs. Information, Ferrin Brown, 341-3880.







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Cherokee language classes in Collinsville

The United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma will begin another series of free Keetoowah Cherokee Language Classes in Collinsville. The classes will begin on Tuesday, Feb. 6, and will be every Tuesday evening for 10 weeks from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Cochran’s Residence at 11618 N. 95 E. Ave.

Hastings Shade will be the instructor. For information, contact the UKB Language, History and Culture Director Sammy Still at (918) 456-9200.

RWD 8 meets March 12

Rural Water District 8 will have its Board of Directors election for Seats 2 and 3 at the annual meeting, March 12.

Filings are Wednesday, Feb. 7, through Wednesday, Feb. 9, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. at District Office, 22094 South 4160 Road, Claremore. More information, 341-4628.

Roosa PTO meeting

Roosa PTO will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 5 in the library.

Blood drive Wednesday

The American Red Cross will have a community blood drive from 1-6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7 at the Claremore Expo Center. For an appointment, call 1-800-GIVE LIFE. Donors should bring their donor card or photo identification.

Retired educators meeting scheduled

Rogers County Retired Educators will meet at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6 at Claremore Pizza Hut. Guest speaker will be Barbara White with Herb and Spice Gardens.