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Cherokee Nation Calendar of Events for July

07/02/2018

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. – Cherokee Nation hosts several events in July, including “Stories on the Square” and the 13th Annual Traditional Native Games. See all Cherokee Nation calendar items below.

 

July 4

 

Cherokee Nation’s W.W. Keeler Tribal Complex, satellite offices and health centers will be closed for Independence Day. Cherokee Nation W.W. Hastings Hospital urgent care and emergency department as well as other Cherokee Nation emergency services will remain open.

 

9:30 p.m. – Cherokee Casino Tahlequah hosts a free Independence Day fireworks display on the casino grounds in Tahlequah.

 

July 7

 

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. – The Cherokee Heritage Center offers free admission to citizens of any of the three federally recognized Cherokee tribes plus one guest as part of Cherokee Saturday. The center is located at 21192 S. Keeler Drive in Park Hill.

 

11 a.m. to noon – The Cherokee Heritage Center hosts a one-hour genealogy class at the center, located at 21192 S. Keeler Drive in Park Hill. The class is $10 per adult and $5 per student in grades K-12. Advanced registration is required. For more information, email Gene-norris@cherokee.org.

 

July 11

 

9 a.m. – Cherokee Nation’s Vinita Health Center hosts a free cooking class at the center, located at 27371 S 4410 Rd in Vinita. Cherokee Nation dietician Emily Mealin will share tips and information on grilling, new recipes and information about fruits and vegetables. For more information or to register, call Emily Mealin at 918-256-4841. 

 

10 to 11 a.m. – Cultural Tourism presents its “Stories on the Square” event series at the gazebo on the Cherokee National Capitol Square inTahlequah. For more information, visit www.visitcherokeenation.com or call 877-779-6977.

 

July 13 – Jan. 31

 

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Cultural Tourism presents the “Cherokee Prison: Post Statehood” exhibit at the Cherokee National Prison Museum, located at 124 E. Choctaw St. in Tahlequah. The exhibit tells the story of what happened to the prison once it was purchased by Cherokee County and features both historical information and personal stories of the site. For more information, call 877-779-6977 or visit www.visitcherokeenation.com.

 

July 14

 

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Cultural Tourism hosts a Cherokee moccasin-making class at the Cherokee National Prison Museum, located at 124 E. Choctaw St. in Tahlequah. The cost is $35 and includes all tools and materials. Class size is limited to 15 people. Participants are also encouraged to bring a lunch, as classes run through the lunch hour. For more information or to reserve your spot, visit www.cherokeegiftshop.com or call 877-779-6977.

 

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Cherokee Nation hosts the 13th Annual Traditional Native Games at the Vinita Health Center, located at 27371 S 4410 Road inVinita. The public is invited to come watch or compete in traditional games, including cornstalk shoots, horseshoes and more. The top three qualifiers will be invited to compete in the Cherokee National Holiday Traditional Games Championship competition in Tahlequah on Aug 25. To pre-register to play in traditional games, call Bayly Wright at 918-822-2427.

 

July 16

 

10 a.m. to 7 p.m. – Cherokee Nation Miss Cherokee, Junior Miss Cherokee and Little Cherokee Ambassador committee members will accept hand-delivered applications at the W.W. Keeler Tribal Complex in Tahlequah. Applications can be emailed or hand delivered and must be received no later than July 16. For more information or to print an application, visit www.cherokee.org.

 

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

 

July 18

 

10 to 11 a.m. – Cultural Tourism presents its “Stories on the Square” event series at the gazebo on the Cherokee National Capitol Square inTahlequah. For more information, visit www.visitcherokeenation.com or call 877-779-6977.

 

July 21

 

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. – The Cherokee Heritage Center hosts a Family Day and 3D archery tournament at the center, located at 21192 S. Keeler Drive inPark Hill. The event is open to the public and will feature various activities as well as a two-division archery tournament. Wrist bands will be available for $20 and includes the arrowhead hunt, stickball game, blowgun shoot, storytelling and more. For more information, email Barbara-girty@cherokee.org.

 

July 25

 

10 to 11 a.m. – Cultural Tourism presents its “Stories on the Square” event series at the gazebo on the Cherokee National Capitol Square inTahlequah. For more information, visit www.visitcherokeenation.com or call 877-779-6977.

 

July 28

 

7 a.m. – Cherokee Nation Public Health hosts the Big Red Splash and Dash at Three Forks Harbor in Muskogee. Race day registration and packet pickup is available on location Friday, July 27, from 5 to 7 p.m. and Saturday, July 28, from 5:45 to 6:45 a.m. All proceeds benefit the Hilldale Education Foundation. For more information or to register online, visit https://runsignup.com/bigredsplashanddash.Add picture/Story


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