Tahlequah Daily Press

October 25, 2013

Fall fun in Cherokee County


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TAHLEQUAH — Halloween and Fall Festivals

First United Methodist Church has a pumpkin patch that is open daily through Thursday, Oct. 31. (918) 456-6141 (300 West Delaware)

Friday, Oct. 25

Murrell Home Ghost Stories offers an opportunity for visitors to hear scary tales from storytellers in period costume. Enjoy several stories inside the house and then have cider and cookies in the smokehouse. Reservations are required, and a donation of $5 per person is requested. Tours will run every 15 minutes beginning at 6:30 p.m. The last tour begins at 8:15 p.m. For reservations or info contact (918) 456-2751 or murrellhome@okhistory.org.

Sequoyah State Park Haunted Hayride starts at dark and goes until 10:30 p,m,. Rides leave from the Sequoyah Riding Stables. The cost is $7 for adults and $5 for children 10 and under. Reservations are recommended. Call (918) 772-3906 for details. (17131 Park 10, Hulbert; inside Sequoyah State Park)

NSU College of Liberal Arts and Department of Music presents the first show of the 2013-’14 NSU Chamber Music Series at 7 p.m., in the NSU Center for Performing Arts. (605 N. Grand Ave.)

Haunted Seminary Hall tours begin at 9 p.m. and continue until midnight. The cost is $5 for NSU students and alumni, and $6 for the public. Hot chocolate and glow sticks will be available for sale. Call (918) 506-0589 for more information. (609 N. Grand Ave.)

Saturday, Oct. 26

Southside Baptist Church Fall Festival is 3 to 6 p.m. A clown show starts at 3 p.m. Inflatables, hayrides, candy, and hot dogs will be available. There will be prizes and games for all ages. Call (918) 456-2161 for details. (300 West Parker)

Relay For Life of Cherokee County Kickoff at Norris Park from 4 to 7 p.m. All are invited for the adult and children costume contests, games, candy, and more. (Morgan St. and Muskogee Ave.)

American Legion Post 135 Halloween Carnival is a free event from 5 to 7 p.m. Contact (918) 456-6768 for more details. (Legion Rd. off of E. Allen Road)

The Briggs Service Club is hosting a fall festival and bean dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Briggs School cafeteria and gymnasium. The meal features beans, cornbread, french fried potatoes, dessert, and a drink for $5. Festival games begin at 6 and cost 25 to 50 cents. Bingo starts at 7. and is 50 cents per card and game. All activities end at 9. (17210 S. 569 Road)

Har-Ber Village Museum presents a Historical Haunted Halloween from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Features of the event are: storytellers, a magician, Civil War reenactors, music, games, children's activities, and free hot dogs. Families are encouraged to dress-up and join the costume parade down Main Street at 7.The cost is $7 for non-members and $4 for members. Call (918) 786-6446 for information about the pumpkin carving contest or directions. (4404 W. 20th St., Grove)

The Cherokee County 4-H Fall Carnival is at the Tahlequah Community Building. Carnival starts at 6 p.m. and a costume contest will be at 7:30. This is a citizenship project for the 4-H kids. All funds raised will be donated to Children’s Hospital Foundation. (908 S. College Ave.)

Fall Festival at the Caney Community Center starts at 6 p.m. The event includes a hayride, a spook trail, pumpkin-carving contest, cakewalk, and other games. Food will be available at the concession stand. For directions or more information, call Marsha Coles at (918) 316-1593. (26229 E. 813 Road, Welling)

Keys Elementary School hosts a community fall festival and fundraiser from 6 to 8:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 26, in the elementary school gyms and cafeteria. The event includes a silent basket auction, inflatables, petting zoo, bingo, other games and a scary spook house. A costume contest will be judged at 7 p.m. and cash prizes awarded. The auction includes OKC Thunder tickets, gift certificates and family fun passes. Admission is free. Tickets for activities are 25 cents each. (19061 East 840 Road, Park Hill)

Humane Society Fur Ball at the Cherokee County Fairgrounds features a spaghetti dinner from 6 to 7 p.m. Costs are $6 for adults and $3 for children under 10 years old. There will be a children's corner and costume contest. Live music will be from 7 to 10 p.m. (16436 U.S. Highway 62)

Murrell Home Ghost Stories offers an opportunity for visitors to hear scary tales from storytellers in period costume. Enjoy several stories inside the house and then have cider and cookies in the smokehouse. Reservations are required, and a donation of $5 per person is requested. Tours will run every 15 minutes beginning at 6:30 p.m. The last tour begins at 8:15 p.m. For reservations or info contact (918) 456-2751 or murrellhome@okhistory.org.

Oakwood Alley is an opportunity for kids and adults to “get spooked for a good cause.” To gain entry, bring a canned food donation for the Tahlequah CARE Food Drive. Event starts at dark and is sponsored by the Young Women of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. More info at (918)207-5277. (101 S. Harrison Ave.)

Sequoyah State Park Haunted Hayride starts at dark and goes until 10:30 p,m,. Rides leave from the Sequoyah Riding Stables. The cost is $7 for adults and $5 for children 10 and under. Reservations are recommended. (918) 772-3906 (17131 Park 10, Hulbert; inside Sequoyah State Park)

Doors open for the Halloween Gala with Austin Cobb at Elk’s Lodge at 7 p.m. (18843 Murrell Home Road)

Haunted Seminary Hall tours begin at 9 p.m. and continue until midnight. The cost is $5 for NSU students and alumni, and $6 for the public. Hot chocolate and glow sticks will be available for sale. Call (918) 506-0589 for more information. (609 N. Grand Ave.)

The 2nd annual Outlaw Son Costume Party with Joe’s Red Barn at Brewdog's starts at 10 p.m. It is an 18 years and over show with a $7 cover (15935 Hwy 51 W)

Sunday, Oct. 27

Pet Costume Contest at Atwoods starts at 2 p.m. (1741 S Muskogee Ave.)

Park Hill Baptist Church Fall Festival, 5 to 7 p.m., offers free hot dogs, games, candy, and more. (22432 Hwy 82, Park Hill)

Monday, Oct. 28

The annual community meeting hosted by Cherokee Nation Tribal Councilors Tina Glory Jordan, Joe Byrd and David Walkingstick will be held 6 to 8 p.m. at the Tahlequah Community Building. Information on Cherokee Nation programs will be available, photo IDs will be taken, free flu shots will be available, a brisket dinner will be served and door prizes will be distributed. Please contact Tina Glory Jordan at Tina-glory-jordan@cherokee.org or joe-byrd@cherokee.org or david-walkingstick@cherokee.org for further information. (300 W. First St.)

Ghosts, Ghouls, and a Gala at the NSU Center for Performing Arts is a benefit for the Music Department Scholarship Fund . During the gala there will be performances, music and food. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 with student ID. They will be on sale at the door starting at 6:30 p.m. The ticket purchase will include the concert, access to the silent auction and desserts. (605 N. Grand Ave.)

Tuesday, Oct. 29

RiverHawks Basketball will host the 8th Annual Spaghetti Dinner from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the Tahlequah Community Center. Ticket prices are $7 for adults, $5 for NSU students (with a valid ID) and $4 for children. All proceeds will go towards helping benefit the NSU basketball programs.

The Northeastern Student Government Association (NSGA) Halloween Carnival is Oct. 29 from 6 - 10 p.m. outside of Wilson Hall. Student organizations will have tables set up with games and candy for children. There will also be free popcorn, soft drinks and hot chocolate. Children are encouraged to dress up in costumes and Trick or Treat at the Carnival. (NSU Tahlequah campus)

Housing's Haunted Wilson Hall is from 7 p.m. - 11 p.m. This year they are taking canned food donations for the Tahlequah Canned Food Drive in exchange for prizes and an express pass for an "Express Line" into the Haunted House. Five cans grant entry into a drawing for a Barnes & Noble Nook or the “Paint the House Pink” package. 10 cans grant an express pass, good for two people into the Haunted House Express Line, as well as two entries into the prize drawing. Guests must be 13 or older to enter the Haunted House. (Seminary Ave. on NSU campus)

Dream Theatre is showing “Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon,” a 2006, R-rated horror movie at 7 p.m. General admission price is $6 and it is $5 with a student ID. (312 N. Muskogee Ave.)

Wednesday, Oct 30

Carter Baptist Trunk-or-Treat is 6 to 8 p.m. (21521 E. 843 Road)

Tahlequah Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints hosts a fall festival Wednesday, Oct. 30 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Tahlequah Ward Building. Activities will include a chili cook-off, a pie-eating contest, bubble-gum-blowing contest, and games. Guests may bring their already painted or carved pumkin to enter into a contest. Apple pie and ice cream will be available. Costumes are encouraged, but masks will not be allowed. Contact Sharon Stebbins, (918) 632-2262, or Sandy Bradshaw, (918) 453-2065, for more information. (110 Southridge Road)

Trunk-or-Treat at Crescent Valley Baptist Chursh starts at 6 p.m. (25641 S. Crescent Valley Road)

New Life Worship Center is hosting their annual Walking with the Hero fall festival, a Christian alternative to Halloween. It is at the Cherokee County Fairgrounds from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. This is a free event featuring games, hot dogs, popcorn, drinks, candy, a clown making balloon animals, and prizes. Call (918) 456-8500 for more information. (16436 Hwy 62)

Thursday, Oct. 31

Children can stop by city offices, on the first floor of the Cherokee County Courthouse, from 2-4 p.m. for a bag of candy. Cherokee County offices, on the second and third floors, will welcome trick-or-treaters from 3 - 4:30 p.m. (213 W. Delaware St.)

Bethesda Worship Center invites the community to Trunks of Treats at 6 - 7:30 p.m. Games, candy, and special treats are free for all at this outdoor carnival. (1103 W. 4th St.)

Trunk or Treat is 6 to 7:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church. (101 Commercial Road)

First Baptist Church of Hulbert will be hosting their Annual Fall Festival on Thursday, Oct. 31 from 6 to 8 p.m. A dunk tank, inflatables, caramel apples, hot dogs and a lot of games will be available. All are welcome for a night of good fun and community fellowship. (126 E. 5th St., corner of 5th and Elm)

Dennis and Kathy Tibbits, John Fite and Paul Davidson play live music at Somethin' Sweet from 6 to 9 p.m. There's also a costume contest. Call (918) 696-2067 for info or direstions. (Blackjack St., Stilwell)

Calvary Church Trunk or Treat is a free event with a bounce house, jousting, games, and candy. Attendees should register at the entrance to get a food ticket between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. (1005 E. First St.)

Dream Theatre is showing “Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon,” a 2006, R-rated horror movie at 7 p.m. General admission price is $6 and it is $5 with a student ID. (312 N. Muskogee Ave.)

Halloween Hootenanny w/ Scary Larry & Friends means live music at The Iguana Cafee at 7 p.m. (500 N. Muskogee Ave.)

Haunted Seminary Hall tours begin at 9 p.m. and continue until midnight. The cost is $5 for NSU students and alumni, and $6 for the public. Hot chocolate and glow sticks will be available for sale. Call (918) 506-0589 for more information. (609 N. Grand Ave.)

Halloween Bash at The Branch starts at 9 p.m. It is for 21 years and older. DJ Joe will be playing and there is no cover charge. (505 N. Muskogee Ave.)

Halloween Booty Shakin' Contest with Johnny Flores happens at Club EFFX. It starts at 10 p.m. Cover charge is $5 with costume or $7 without. (100 E. Downing St.)

Friday, Nov. 1

Sparrowhawk Camp Halloween Party and Spooky Hayride starts at 7 p.m. This is a free event for children 13 and under. Hot dogs, snacks, drinks, and candy will be available. Call Shane at (918)316-0328 (21985 N. Ben George Road, on Hwy 10)

After Halloween Extravaganza Party featuring Living Undead Zombies, Hanger Brass Knuckle Riot, and Bonemagic performs at Brewdog's starting at 9:30 p.m. (15935 Hwy 51 W)

Saturday, Nov. 2

The Boys & Girls Club 2013 Market Place, which includes arts and crafts and an antique fair, will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Cherokee County Community Building. The event will also include a raffle drawing, and a concession stand with grilled burgers. (300 W. First St.)

A Wild West Fall Fest at Norris Park, from 2 to 5 p.m., is a fun, family time to educate the community about interacting with those who have special needs or disabilities. (Morgan St. and Muskogee Ave.)

Grand View School is sponsoring a Fall Festival from 2 to 6 p.m. The public is invited to take part in the bounce houses, booths, carnival games and an auction. Tickets will be available for purchase at the event. The event is sponsored by the Grand View PTO and funds raised will help alleviate teachers’ classroom costs. (15481 N. Jarvis Road)

Saturday, Nov. 9

D. D. Etchieson Indian United Methodist Church hosts their second annual Fall Gathering Arts, Crafts, and Resale Market from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Booth reservation can be made by calling Faye Morrison at (918) 207-5067. The church will have concessions available that include soup, chili, desserts, and drinks. As a fundraiser for the local food pantry, $1 tickets will be sold for chances at ten door prizes. Winners do not have to be present to win and will be called after all drawings are over. ( 412 West Seneca St.)