Cherokee Nation calendar of events for October

September 27, 2017

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TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — The Cherokee Nation is hosting several events in October, including the start of several community language classes and the Cherokee Art Market. See all Cherokee Nation calendar items below.

Oct. 1  

Cherokee Nation is currently accepting applications for the Cherokee Nation Elder Angel Tree. The program is for Cherokee Nation citizens or their spouse or widow 60 years old or older. Applications must be completed with a family or elder advocate and submitted by Oct. 31 to Cherokee Nation Human Services in Tahlequah. For more information, contact Crystal Thomas at 918-453-5627, Rachelle Singleterry at 918-453-5694 or Juanita Bark at 918-253-4219.  

Oct. 5-6  

10 a.m. – The Cherokee Heritage Center in Tahlequah hosts Ancient Cherokee Days. The two-day event includes hands-on activities, games and demonstrations for school-aged children that feature Cherokee lifestyle in the early 1700s. For more information, contact Tonia Weavel at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  

Oct. 7  

The Cherokee Heritage Center in Tahlequah launches the Cherokee Warrior Exhibit. Visitors can travel throughout the evolution of the Cherokee warrior from pre-contact to modern military. The exhibit runs through March 31, 2018. For more information, contact Callie Chunestudy at 918-456-6007.  

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. – The Cherokee Heritage Center in Tahlequah provides free admission to citizens of any of the three federally recognized Cherokee tribes plus one guest as part of Cherokee Saturday.  

11 a.m. to noon – The Cherokee Heritage Center in Tahlequah hosts a one-hour genealogy class. The class is $10 per adult and $5 per student in grades K-12. Advanced registration is required. To register, contact Gene Norris or Ashley Vann at 918-456-6007.  

Oct. 8  

6 p.m. – The Cherokee Nation Youth Choir performs at Gore United Methodist Church. For more information, call 918-453-5000, ext. 4172.  

Oct. 9  

The Cherokee Nation celebrates Indigenous Peoples Day to honor the tribal people and tribal governments of Oklahoma.  

Oct. 9-11  

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Cherokee Nation Indian Child Welfare accepts applications for the Cherokee Nation Angel Project at the tribe’s W.W. Keeler Tribal Complex in Tahlequah. Applicants must meet income guidelines, be a Cherokee Nation citizen and reside with the tribe’s 14-county jurisdiction. Applications can also be submitted online at https://secure.cherokee.org/angeltree. For more information, call 918-458-6900.  

Oct. 11-13  

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Cherokee Nation Indian Child Welfare accepts applications for the Cherokee Nation Angel Project at the tribe’s ICW Office in Catoosa. Applicants must meet income guidelines, be a Cherokee Nation citizen and reside with the tribe’s 14-county jurisdiction. Applications can also be submitted online at https://secure.cherokee.org/angeltree. For more information, call 918-458-6900.  

Oct. 12  

10 a.m. – Three Rivers Health Center in Muskogee hosts a bra fitting clinic. The event is free and open to the public. No CDIB card is required. For more information, contact Dr. Jennifer Turner at 918-781-6565.  

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Cherokee Nation Indian Child Welfare accepts applications for the Cherokee Nation Angel Project at the Westville Public Library. Applicants must meet income guidelines, be a Cherokee Nation citizen and reside with the tribe’s 14-county jurisdiction. Applications can also be submitted online at https://secure.cherokee.org/angeltree. For more information, call 918-458-6900.  

6 to 8 p.m. – The Cherokee Nation Commerce Services department hosts a nine-week Dave Ramsey Financial Peace Course in Sallisaw at Carl Albert State College. The class is open to all Cherokee Nation employees and is $90. Class will be every Thursday night starting Oct. 12. To sign up, please visit http://www.fpu.com/1037489.   

Oct. 13  

7:30 a.m.  – The Cherokee Nation WINGS program hosts the Hornet Run 5K & Fun Run in Vinita. Proceeds benefit the Burl Moore Scholarship, Vinita girls athletics and Vinita High School Student Council/Service Learning Projects. For more information, contact Amy DeVore at 918-915-0464.  

6 p.m. – The Cherokee Nation Youth Choir performs in the Sky Room at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa. For more information, call 918-453-5000, ext. 4172.  

Oct. 14  

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. – The Cherokee Heritage Center in Tahlequah hosts a tear dress making class. The class is $65 per person and advance registration is recommended. Youth ages 12-17 must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, contact Tonia Weavel at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  

Oct. 14-15  

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. – The 12th Annual Cherokee Art Market begins at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa. The world-class event is one of the largest Native American art markets in the country and features 150 elite Native American artists representing 50 different tribes throughout North America. For more information, call 918-384-6990 or visit www.cherokeeartmarket.com.  

Oct. 16  

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Cherokee Nation Indian Child Welfare accepts applications for the Cherokee Nation Angel Project at the Housing Authority of the Cherokee Nation’s office in Bartlesville. Applicants must meet income guidelines, be a Cherokee Nation citizen and reside with the tribe’s 14-county jurisdiction. Applications can also be submitted online at https://secure.cherokee.org/angeltree. For more information, call 918-458-6900.  

Oct. 16-17  

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Cherokee Nation Indian Child Welfare accepts applications for the Cherokee Nation Angel Project at the tribe’s Wilma P. Mankiller Health Center in Stilwell. Applicants must meet income guidelines, be a Cherokee Nation citizen and reside with the tribe’s 14-county jurisdiction. Applications can also be submitted online at https://secure.cherokee.org/angeltree. For more information, call 918-458-6900.  

Oct. 17  

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Cherokee Nation Indian Child Welfare accepts applications for the Cherokee Nation Angel Project at the Victory Cherokee Community Building in Collinsville. Applicants must meet income guidelines, be a Cherokee Nation citizen and reside with the tribe’s 14-county jurisdiction. Applications can also be submitted online at https://secure.cherokee.org/angeltree. For more information, call 918-458-6900.  

1 p.m. – Cherokee Nation Small Business Assistance Center hosts a Growth Wheel: Customer Relations through Social Media workshop in Sallisaw. To RSVP, contact Brian Wagnon at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  

Oct. 18  

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Cherokee Nation Indian Child Welfare accepts applications for the Cherokee Nation Angel Project at the Civic Center in Sallisaw. Applicants must meet income guidelines, be a Cherokee Nation citizen and reside with the tribe’s 14-county jurisdiction. Applications can also be submitted online at https://secure.cherokee.org/angeltree. For more information, call 918-458-6900.  

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Cherokee Nation Indian Child Welfare accepts applications for the Cherokee Nation Angel Project at the tribe’s Vinita Health Center. Applicants must meet income guidelines, be a Cherokee Nation citizen and reside with the tribe’s 14-county jurisdiction. Applications can also be submitted online at https://secure.cherokee.org/angeltree. For more information, call 918-458-6900.  

Oct. 19  

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Cherokee Nation Indian Child Welfare accepts applications for the Cherokee Nation Angel Project at the tribe’s Cooweescoowee Health Center in Ochelata. Applicants must meet income guidelines, be a Cherokee Nation citizen and reside with the tribe’s 14-county jurisdiction. Applications can also be submitted online at https://secure.cherokee.org/angeltree. For more information, call 918-458-6900.  

Oct. 20  

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Cultural Tourism hosts Fall Break Make and Take at the tribe’s Cherokee National Prison Museum, Cherokee National Supreme Court Museum and John Ross Museum, all in Tahlequah. During the event, kids can participate in making various cultural crafts at each museum. For more information, call 877-779-6977 or visit www.visitcherokeenation.com.  

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Cherokee Nation Indian Child Welfare accepts applications for the Cherokee Nation Angel Project at the tribe’s Will Rogers Health Center in Nowata. Applicants must meet income guidelines, be a Cherokee Nation citizen and reside with the tribe’s 14-county jurisdiction. Applications can also be submitted online at https://secure.cherokee.org/angeltree. For more information, call 918-458-6900.  

Oct. 21  

7:45 a.m. – The Cherokee Nation WINGS program hosts the Nowata Hallowen BOO-YAH! 5K & Fun Run. Proceeds benefit Nowata C.A.N. For more information, contact Amy DeVore at 918-915-0464.  

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. – The Cherokee Heritage Center in Tahlequah hosts a tear dress making class. The class is $65 per person and advanced registration is recommended. Youth ages 12-17 must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, contact Tonia Weavel at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  

Oct. 23  

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Cherokee Nation Indian Child Welfare accepts applications for the Cherokee Nation Angel Project at the tribe’s Three Rivers Health Center in Muskogee. Applicants must meet income guidelines, be a Cherokee Nation citizen and reside with the tribe’s 14-county jurisdiction. Applications can also be submitted online at https://secure.cherokee.org/angeltree. For more information, call 918-458-6900.  

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Cherokee Nation Indian Child Welfare accepts applications for the Cherokee Nation Angel Project at the Exciting Southeast Church in Pryor. Applicants must meet income guidelines, be a Cherokee Nation citizen and reside with the tribe’s 14-county jurisdiction. Applications can also be submitted online at https://secure.cherokee.org/angeltree. For more information, call 918-458-6900.  

6 p.m. – Cherokee Nation Tribal Council meeting at the W.W. Keeler Complex, 17675 S. Muskogee Ave., Tahlequah. For the agenda, visit http://legislative.cherokee.org.  

Oct. 23-24  

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Cherokee Nation Indian Child Welfare accepts applications for the Cherokee Nation Angel Project at the tribe’s ICW Office in Catoosa. Applicants must meet income guidelines, be a Cherokee Nation citizen and reside with the tribe’s 14-county jurisdiction. Applications can also be submitted online at https://secure.cherokee.org/angeltree. For more information, call 918-458-6900.  

Oct. 25-26  

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Cherokee Nation Indian Child Welfare accepts applications for the Cherokee Nation Angel Project at the tribe’s Human Services office in Jay. Applicants must meet income guidelines, be a Cherokee Nation citizen and reside with the tribe’s 14-county jurisdiction. Applications can also be submitted online at https://secure.cherokee.org/angeltree. For more information, call 918-458-6900.  

Oct. 25-27  

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Cherokee Nation Indian Child Welfare accepts applications for the Cherokee Nation Angel Project at the tribe’s Tsa-La-Gi Ballroom behind the Restaurant of the Cherokees in Tahlequah. Applicants must meet income guidelines, be a Cherokee Nation citizen and reside with the tribe’s 14-county jurisdiction. Applications can also be submitted online at https://secure.cherokee.org/angeltree. For more information, call 918-458-6900.  

Oct. 26  

10 a.m. – Cherokee Nation Small Business Assistance Center hosts a Growth Wheel: Customer Relations through Social Media workshop in Claremore. To RSVP, contact Brian Wagnon at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  

6 to 8 p.m. – Vinita Health Center hosts a bingo night fundraiser for the local Chicks ‘n Chaps charity. The charity helps local women that have been diagnosed with breast cancer with financial and emotional needs. Flu shots will also be available starting at 5 p.m. For more information, contact Kyrstal Williams at 918-256-4858.  

Oct. 27  

9 to 11 a.m. – The Amo Health Center in Salina hosts its annual Fall Festival for preschool, pre-K and kindergarten students. Attendees are asked to RSVP so staff has a general head count for treats. To RSVP, call 918-434-8500.  

Cherokee community language classes for fall 2017 also begin in October. See dates below for a class near you. For more information, call 918-453-5151.  

Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma in Tulsa on Mondays and Thursdays – Oct. 2 from 6-8 p.m.

Jay Community Center on Mondays and Fridays – Oct. 9 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Lost City Community Center in Hulbert on Mondays – Oct. 9 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Oak Grove Baptist Church in Porum on Mondays – Oct. 9 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Webbers Falls Museum on Mondays – Oct. 9 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Elm Tree Baptist Church in Tahlequah on Mondays and Tuesdays – Oct. 9 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

New Jordan Baptist Church in Salina on Mondays – Oct. 9 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Brushy Community Center in Sallisaw on Tuesdays and Thursdays – Oct. 10 from 2 to 4 p.m.

Ballou Baptist Church in Locust Grove on Tuesdays – Oct. 10 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Salina Early Learning Academy on Tuesdays – Oct. 10 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Muldrow Cherokee Community Organization on Tuesdays – Oct. 10 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Kenwood Community Center on Tuesdays – Oct. 10 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Northeastern State University in Tahlequah on Thursdays – Oct. 12 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.

Tom Buffington Heights in South Coffeyville on Tuesdays – Oct. 17 from 5 to 8:30 p.m.

House of Praise Church in Marble City on Thursdays – Oct. 26 from 7 to 9 p.m.