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Free Audubon Society bird ID class to be offered
Indian Nations Audubon Society will offer a course on the identification of birds in the wild beginning on Monday, March 10.
The indoor classes will be held on the second and fourth Monday evenings of March, April, and May.
There will be field trips on Saturday mornings following the evening classes.
Monday, March 3 - Sunday, March 9
Tahlequah Event Center ribbon-cutting set
The ribbon-cutting for the Tahlequah Event Center is Tuesday, March 4 at 6 p.m. The Tahlequah Event Center is housed in the Northeastern State University Event Center, directly south of Gable Field.
“This project is a shining example of the whole being more than the sum of its parts. The Tahlequah Event Center represents the cooperative effort among the citizens of Tahlequah, the City of Tahlequah and Northeastern State University,” said Mayor Jason Nichols.
Moccasin-making class on agenda
Cherokee Nation officials are hosting a Thursday, March 6 workshop for those who want to learn how to make their own unique pair of moccasins.
The class will be held at the John Ross Museum from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All materials will be provided to make traditional pucker-toe moccasins, which were historically worn by the Cherokee people.
Cherokee Nation taking summer youth employment applications
The Cherokee Nation is currently taking applications through April 18 for its Summer Youth Employment Program.
The program allows native youth ages 16-21 who live within the tribe’s 14-county jurisdiction to gain work experience during an eight-week period and also draw a paycheck.
Prom dress donations needed for ‘A Dress to Remember’
NSU’s Media Campaigns and Events class is presenting a campaign to help Tahlequah area women have a more affordable prom experience, while raising awareness and money for Court Appointed Special Advocates of Cherokee Country.
Donations of prom dresses and formal wear are being accepted for a fundraising resale event. All dress sizes and styles are needed and are accepted through March 28.
Dream Theatre to screen ‘Inequality For All’ flick
On Thursday at 6 p.m., the Dream Theatre, 312 N. Muskogee Ave., will screen “Inequality For All,” a documentary about income disparity in the U.S. The screening is sponsored by the Cherokee County Democrats and admission is free.
Directed by Jason Kornbluth, the film follows University of California-Berkley professor and former U.S. labor secretary Robert Reich, who argues that income inequality is one of the most grave threats to the U.S. and its economy.
Author to discuss Chief John Ross
Dr. Gary Moulton, University of Nebraska Thomas C. Sorensen Emeritus Professor of American History, will discuss “Cherokee Chief John Ross: Yesterday and Today” at noon, Thursday, March 6, at Tahlequah’s Armory Municipal Center, 100 N. Water Ave.
The presentation, which is free and open to the public, is organized by the history department of Northeastern State University. It is funded in part by a grant from the Oklahoma Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). The OHC is an independent, nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote meaningful public engagement with the humanities.
Soccer fundraiser gets jazzy
“A Love of Jazz,” the second annual music and a meal fundraiser for the Tahlequah High School soccer program, is Friday, Feb. 28 at the NSU Jazz Lab. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the meal is being served from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Music will be throughout the meal and continue until 9.
Tuesday, Feb. 25 - Monday, March 3
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