59th Annual Verdigris School Reunion in the Verdigris school cafeteria. Doors open 11 a.m., lunch served 12:30 p.m. Bring covered dish, salad or dessert. Meat, bread, coffee and tea provided. Information, Maxine Brown, 266-2585; Butch Brown, 346-2797; or Susan Brown Tritt, 252-1415.
First Baptist Church Claremore hosts annual citywide picnic, 12:30 p.m., Claremore Lake. Festivities include hamburgers and hotdogs, children’s activities, live entertainment, antique cars, prize drawings. Cost is $2 per person or $5 a family. Tickets are available at the FBC office, 107 E. Will Rogers Blvd., Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.Information, call the church office, 341-8181.
Redbud Marina On Water Boat Show and Boat Related Flea Market, one mile east of Oologah Lake Dam of Highway 88. Call 341-5190 or visit www.redbudmarina.com.
Catoosa’s 16th Annual Fall Festival. Cherokee Street from Muskogee Street to Antry Drive for free festival featuring running antique gas engines, scale model engines, working displays and a blacksmith demonstration among other things. Sponsored by the Catoosa City Council at the Gazebo on Historic Route 66.
Sign up for Nov. 4 Will Rogers Parade float entries now accepted. Details and entry forms available, 918-341-1932 or visit www.willrogers. com/parade-form/html. Deadline Oct. 17.
Disables American Veterans (DAV) and Auxiliary, 7 p.m. with dinner at 6.
Parent-teacher conferences at Claremore elementary schools and junior high, 4:30-8 p.m. Tuesday and 8-11:30 a.m. Wednesday. Contact schools to set up conference times.
Claremore Regional Hospital hosts open house for the Inola community to welcome Dr. Jack Morgan, 3:30-5:30 p.m. at his office, 23 W. Commericial Street, Inola. Refreshments served.
Rogers County Master Gardener Association hosts free public educational seminar on “greenhouse gardening,” 7:15-8:45 p.m., Rogers County Building, 416 S. Brady. Speaker: Rodd Moesel, president of American Plant Products and Services, Inc. Information, John Haase, OSU Extension Office, 341-2736.
Rogers County Democrats, 6:30 p.m., Rogers County Building.
Sean Burrage addesses Optimist Club, noon, Eggbert’s. Information, 341-4924.
Senior Advantage Dance at Claremore Elk’s Lodge. Potluck, 6:30 p.m. Bring a covered dish, salad or dessert. Dance at 7 p.m. featuring live music by Earl Laney and HWY 88. Admission, $4. Visitors over 50 welcome. Information, 341-9378.
Rogers County United Way 11th Annual Chocolate Affair, 7-9 p.m., Claremore Community Center, 2301 N. Sioux. Tickets, $10 include five tastes from 10 Claremore-area food vendors. Silent auction, 7-8:30. To purchase tickets, call 341-7588.
Christ United Methodist Church fundraiser, 315 S. Davis. Indian taco and drink, $6. 10:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Eat in, carry out or delivery. Call 557-2882.
Old Walt’s Haunted Hayride. 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.
City of Claremore fundraiser for United Way at Senior Citizens Center, 114 N. Missouri. Breakfast, 7 a.m. to noon, biscuits and gravy, pancakes, and more for $4. Also, bag sale and bake sale.
Rogers County Democrats Annual Fall Banquet, Claremore Elks Lodge. Reception at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6:30. Tickets, $25. Purchase at the door or call Angela Wilson, 272-4056 or Jim Blouch, 407-1187.
“Quail Forever” banquet at Pryor Elks Lodge. Doors open, 6 p.m. with dinner at 7. Prize drawings. Advance tickets, $45 for adults or $50 at the door. Call Ronnie Hilton, 530-1376 or Terry Free, 782-7412.
Veterans Day parade sign-ups
November 11 Veteran’s Day Parade sign-ups being accepted. Call the VFW, 342-5730, or Phil Morgan, 342-5896.
S.C.A.R.S. accepts applications for sale booths
S.C.A.R.S. (formerly the Rogers County Humane Society) will host its Fall Garage Sale Nov. 10-11 at Claremore Expo Center. Applications for booths are available at the Humane Society Thrift Store or Contemporary Pet Spa. Cost is $25 per booth.
Library to host computer classes for senior citizens
The Will Rogers Library will be hosting a four-week course on basic computer skills at the Northeast Area Technology Center.
Classes to be taught will be “Really Basic Computer Class,” (Monday, Oct. 16), “Internet,” (Monday, Oct. 23), “Microsoft Word,” (Monday, Oct. 30), and “E-Mail,” (Monday, Nov. 6). All classes are 9:30-11 a.m.
Classes are free but sign up is required by calling 341-1564 or visiting the Will Rogers Library at 1515 North Florence in Claremore.
Benefit account established
Account for Christian Bently, diagnosed with leukemia, at 1st Bank. Donations needed for medical costs, medications. Tax-deductible.
Band Boosters to meet
Claremore Band Boosters, 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 24, high school band room, Performing Arts Center.
Sample ballots available
Want to know what’s on the Nov. 7 ballot? The County Election Board office now has sample ballots available. Terri Thomas, secretary of the Board, said the ballots can be picked up at the office, 216 S. Missouri, during regular office hours, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Coat drive in Chelsea
Lions Club of Chelsea will have a coat drive through the month of October. Gently used coats can be dropped off at Chelsea Reporter, Bank of Commerce, First National Bank of Chelsea and County Building Center of Chelsea.
Diabetes class forming
An evening diabetes class at Rogers County Health Department is forming. Class time is 6-8 p.m. Those interested should call Fran Hrdlicka at 341-3166 or leave a message. She will return calls with final details of enrollment.
Shepherd’s Pumpkin Festival slated
Shepherd’s Pumpkin Festival will be held Oct. 9-30, from 4-7:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Activities include a hay maze, scarecrow making, hands on learning station, story time, hay rides, petting zoo and pumpkin stroll. Fresh produce and fall decorations, as well as pumpkins, will be available for purchase.
Shepherd’s Cross is located three north of Claremore on Highway 66, then 2 1/2 miles east on Akin Road (EW 450).
Group tour packages are available any time of day, with advance registration. For more information, call 342-2520 or visit www.shepherdscross.com.
Will Rogers Day entries wanted
Entries are being accepted for the annual Will Rogers Days Parade. Sponsored by Claremore Reveille Rotary Club, “Will Rogers and the American Spirit” parade will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4.
Nov. 4 is the 127th anniversary of Will Rogers birth in Oologah, Indian Territory.
Entry categories are floats, marching bands, drill teams-scout groups, car clubs, antique cars and individual cars, equestrian riders and riding groups, political and special entries such as royalty, organizations and celebrities. To obtain an entry form call 918-341-1932 or visit www.willrogers.com/parade-form/html. Deadline for entries is Oct. 17.
Will Rogers Days schedule now available
Organizers for this year’s Will Rogers Days, annual events celebrating the birth of Rogers on Nov. 4, 1879, in Oologah, Indian Territory, have released the schedule of events.
• Wednesday, Nov. 1
6-7 p.m.: Will Rogers Rotary Tulsa Gala, presentation of Will Rogers Spirit
Award, Greenwood Cultural Center, Will Rogers Interpreter Doug Watson on
program. (For ticket information call 918-688-2319.)
• Friday, Nov. 3
10 a.m.: Oologah Will Rogers Ranch, birthplace, birthday party hosted by
Will Rogers Museums and Oologah Chamber of Commerce, birthday cake,
children’s music presentation and Wild West Show exhibition
2 p.m.: Claremore Will Rogers Museum, Cherokee Indian Women’s Pocahontas
Club, wreath laying and memorial tribute
• Saturday, Nov. 4
2 p.m. Will Rogers Days Parade down Will Rogers Boulevard in Claremore with
floats, marching bands, drill teams, youth and adult clubs and groups, car
clubs (antique cars, clubs and individual cars), equestrian groups,
political and special entries
Information, call Will Rogers Museum, 918-341-0719.