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Cherokee Nation calendar of events for May

04/30/2019
TAHLEQUAH, Okla. – Cherokee Nation hosts several events during the month of May, including the Remember the Removal Bike Ride send-off ceremony and the Sequoyah and Cherokee Nation Immersion graduation ceremonies. See the calendar below for a complete list of events.

May 1

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Cherokee Heritage Center begins observing summer hours at the center, located at 21192 S. Keeler Drive inPark Hill. For more information, call 918-456-6007.

May 2

6 to 7:30 p.m. – Cherokee Nation hosts a public meeting regarding the Lyons Switch Road Project at the Lyons Switch Community Building near Stilwell. For more information, call 918- 207-3804.

6:30 p.m. – Sequoyah Drama presents “An Evening with the King” at Sequoyah’s The Place Where They Play, located at 17091 S. Muskogee Ave. in Tahlequah. A dinner will be available starting at 6:30 for $5 per plate, and the show will immediately follow. For more information, email Amanda-ray@cherokee.org.

May 2-3

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Cherokee Nation hosts a gravestone workshop as part of the preservation series at the Tahlequah City Cemetery, located at 1251 W. Fox Street in Tahlequah. The class will be led by Jonathan Appell, a professional gravestone and masonry conservator. This class is $50 and features hands-on, interactive training while covering topics on how to reset stones, repair fragmented stones, appropriate repair materials, use infill material, and repoint and clean masonry. Lunch will be provided and RSVP is required. For more information, visit www.VisitCherokeeNation.com.

May 3

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Cherokee Nation hosts the “End of Trail” exhibit at the John Ross Museum, located at 22366 S. 530 Road inPark Hill. The exhibit highlights what happened on the Trail of Tears, including the settlement of the Park Hill area. For more information, visit www.visitcherokeenation.com.

6:30 p.m. – Sequoyah Drama presents “An Evening with the King” at Sequoyah’s The Place Where They Play, located at 17091 S. Muskogee Ave. in Tahlequah. A dinner will be available starting at 6:30 for $5 per plate, and the show will immediately follow. For more information, email Amanda-ray@cherokee.org.

7 p.m. – Cherokee Nation is a sponsor for the Tulsa Drillers vs. Midland Rockhounds game at Drillers Stadium, located at 201 N. Elgin in Tulsa. Cherokee Nation Deputy Chief S. Joe Crittenden will throw out the first pitch, and Tribal Councilor Canaan Duncan will lead the crowd in singing “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” during the seventh inning stretch. Various Cherokee Nation departments will be on-hand with information booths at the game. For more information, call 918-453-5000.

May 3-4

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Cherokee Heritage Center hosts a two-day stickball making class at the Ho Chee Nee Chapel, located at 21192 S. Keeler Drive in Park Hill. The cost is $65, and all tools and materials are provided. Lunch is on your own, and the class is not recommended for children under age 12. For more information, email tonia-weavel@cherokee.org.

May 4

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. – The Cherokee Heritage Center provides 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. For more information, call 918-456-6007.

9:30 a.m. – Cherokee Nation hosts its 14th annual Traditional Native Games qualifying competition at Maryetta Public School inStilwell. Competitions include a cornstalk shoot, Cherokee marbles and horseshoes, which all start at 10 a.m., with the hatchet throw and blowgun starting at 11 a.m. and chunkey at 12 p.m. Registration is held 30 minutes before the start time of each game. For more information, contact Bayly Wright at 918-822-2427 or bayly-wright@cherokee.org.

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Cherokee Nation hosts a moccasin beadwork class at the Cherokee National Prison Museum, located at 124 E. Choctaw St. in Tahlequah. The cost is $45 and includes materials and instruction to bead your own pair of pucker-toe moccasins. Class size is limited to 15, and lunch will not be provided. For more information, visit www.visitcherokeenation.com or call 877- 779-6977.

May 5

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Cherokee Arts Center hosts jewelry making with Wolf Walker at the center, located at 212 S. Water Ave. inTahlequah. Cost is $60 per student. For more information, visit www.wolfwalkerjewelry.com/Tahlequah_classes.php.

2 p.m. – Sequoyah Drama presents “An Evening with the King” at Sequoyah’s The Place Where They Play, located at 17091 S. Muskogee Ave. in Tahlequah. For more information, email Amanda-ray@cherokee.org.

May 6

6 to 9 p.m. – Cherokee Arts Center hosts jewelry making with Wolf Walker at the center, located at 212 S. Water Ave. inTahlequah. Cost is $35 per student. For more information, visit www.wolfwalkerjewelry.com/Tahlequah_classes.php.

May 7

6 to 9 p.m. – Cherokee Arts Center hosts jewelry making with Wolf Walker at the center, located at 212 S. Water Ave. inTahlequah. Cost is $35 per student. For more information, visit www.wolfwalkerjewelry.com/Tahlequah_classes.php.

May 8

1 to 3 p.m. – Cherokee Nation hosts a special Mother’s Day event for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers at the Cherokee Nation Lactation Center, located at 1234 W. 4th St. in Tahlequah. The event is free. For more information, call 918-772-4232 or 918-453-5591.

May 10

6 to 8 p.m. – Cherokee Heritage Center hosts an opening reception for “Earth Shakers: The Influence of Cherokee Women” at the center, located at 21192 S Keeler Drive in Park Hill. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call Callie Chunestudy at 918-456-6007, ext. 6153, or email callie-chunestudy@cherokee.org.

May 11

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Cherokee Heritage Center hosts a special exhibit called “Earth Shakers: The Influence of Cherokee Women” at the center, located at 21192 S Keeler Drive in Park Hill. The exhibit will be on display until Aug. 3. For more information, call Callie Chunestudy at 918-456-6007, ext. 6153, or email callie-chunestudy@cherokee.org.

May 12

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Cherokee Arts Center hosts jewelry making with Wolf Walker at the center, located at 212 S. Water Ave. inTahlequah. Cost is $60 per student. For more information, visit www.wolfwalkerjewelry.com/Tahlequah_classes.php.

May 13

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.

6 to 9 p.m. – Cherokee Arts Center hosts jewelry making with Wolf Walker at the center, located at 212 S. Water Ave. inTahlequah. Cost is $35 per student. For more information, visit www.wolfwalkerjewelry.com/Tahlequah_classes.php.

7 p.m. – The Cherokee Nation hosts its annual Volunteer Firefighters Awards Ceremony at the new Cherokee Casino Tahlequah, located at Cherokee Springs Plaza. The tribe recognizes five individuals and two departments as the “Volunteer Firefighter of the Year” and “Volunteer Fire Department of the Year,” and also distributes checks to volunteer fire departments in the tribe’s jurisdiction.

May 14

6 to 9 p.m. – Cherokee Arts Center hosts jewelry making with Wolf Walker at the center, located at 212 S. Water Ave. inTahlequah. Cost is $35 per student. For more information, visit www.wolfwalkerjewelry.com/Tahlequah_classes.php.

May 15

6:30 p.m. – Sequoyah High School hosts the 2019 baccalaureate service at the Sequoyah Chapel in Tahlequah.

11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Cherokee Nation hosts a car seat check-up event at Three Rivers Health Center, located at 1001 S. 41st inMuskogee. During the event, instructions for installing a car seat will be available as well as expert advice on car seats that are already installed. For more information, call 918-781-6500.

May 17

8 a.m. – Cherokee Nation hosts the 7th Annual Charles L. Head “ONE FIRE Against Violence” Benefit Golf Tournament at Cherokee Springs Golf Course in Tahlequah. The cost is $100 per person and $400 per team. For more information and to register, email andrea-dickerson@cherokee.org.

6:30 p.m. – Sequoyah High School’s 2019 high school graduation ceremony at Sequoyah High School’s The Place Where They Play, located at 17091 S. Muskogee Ave. in Tahlequah.

May 18 

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Cherokee Nation hosts Sequoyah Day at Sequoyah’s Cabin, located at 470288 Highway 101 in Sallisaw. The event is free and open to the public, and it includes storytelling, artist demonstrations and cultural activities. For more information, visit www.visitcherokeenation.com or call 877- 779-6977.

1 to 6 p.m. – Cherokee Heritage Center hosts the annual Cherokee Gospel Sing at the center, located at 21192 S. Keeler Drive inPark Hill. Visitors are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs and spend the afternoon listening to gospel singing in Cherokee and English. A hog fry meal is served at the end of the day about 6 p.m. For more information, contact Becky Adair at 918-456-6007.

May 19

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Cherokee Arts Center hosts jewelry making with Wolf Walker at the center, located at 212 S. Water Ave. inTahlequah. Cost is $60 per student. For more information, visit www.wolfwalkerjewelry.com/Tahlequah_classes.php.

May 20

9 a.m. to noon – Cherokee Nation EMS hosts a “Heart Saver” CPR class at the EMS office, located at 22114 S. Bald Hill Road inTahlequah. The class is free and open to the public. For more information, call Mark Bighorse at 918-435-5031.

1 to 3 p.m. – Cherokee Nation EMS hosts a “Stop the Bleed” course at the EMS office, located at 22114 S. Bald Hill Road inTahlequah. The class is free and open to the public. For more information, call Mark Bighorse at 918-435-5031.

6 to 9 p.m. – Cherokee Arts Center hosts jewelry making with Wolf Walker at the center, located at 212 S. Water Ave. inTahlequah. Cost is $35 per student. For more information, visit www.wolfwalkerjewelry.com/Tahlequah_classes.php.

May 21

9 a.m. – Cherokee Immersion Charter School hosts the 2019 kindergarten graduation ceremony at Sequoyah High School’s The Place Where They Play, located at 17091 S. Muskogee Ave. in Tahlequah.

6 p.m. –Cherokee Immersion Charter School hosts the 2019 sixth-grade graduation ceremony at Sequoyah High School’s The Place Where They Play, located at 17091 S. Muskogee Ave. in Tahlequah.

6 to 9 p.m. – Cherokee Arts Center hosts jewelry making with Wolf Walker at the center, located at 212 S. Water Ave. inTahlequah. Cost is $35 per student. For more information, visit www.wolfwalkerjewelry.com/Tahlequah_classes.php.

May 24

10 a.m. – Cherokee Nation Veterans Center hosts an annual Memorial Day Ceremony and continental breakfast for Cherokee veterans and their families at the center, located across from the W.W. Keeler Tribal Complex in Tahlequah. For more information, call 918-772-4166.

May 25

7 a.m. to 7 p.m. – The Cherokee Nation Election Commission, located at 17763 S. Muskogee in Tahlequah, will be open for early walk-in voting for the 2019 General Election. Seats open for election include the Principal Chief, Deputy Principal Chief and Tribal Council districts 1,3,6,8,12,13, 14 and one at-large district seat. For more information, call 918-458-5899.

May 26

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Cherokee Arts Center hosts jewelry making with Wolf Walker at the center, located at 212 S. Water Ave. inTahlequah. Cost is $60 per student. For more information, visit www.wolfwalkerjewelry.com/Tahlequah_classes.php.

May 27

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

The Cherokee Family Research Center, located at the Cherokee Heritage Center, will be closed in observance of Memorial Day. The Cherokee Heritage Center Museum, museum store and villages will remain open during normal business hours.

6 to 9 p.m. – Cherokee Arts Center hosts jewelry making with Wolf Walker at the center, located at 212 S. Water Ave. inTahlequah. Cost is $35 per student. For more information, visit www.wolfwalkerjewelry.com/Tahlequah_classes.php.

May 28 

9 a.m. – Cherokee Nation hosts the 2019 Remember the Removal Bike Ride Send Off at the W.W. Keeler Tribal Complex inTahlequah. For more information, call 918-453-5000.

6 to 9 p.m. – Cherokee Arts Center hosts jewelry making with Wolf Walker at the center, located at 212 S. Water Ave. inTahlequah. Cost is $35 per student. For more information, visit www.wolfwalkerjewelry.com/Tahlequah_classes.php.

May 28-30

7 a.m. to 7 p.m. – The Cherokee Nation Election Commission, located at 17763 S. Muskogee in Tahlequah, will be open for early walk-in voting for the 2019 General Election. Seats open for election include the Principal Chief, the Deputy Principal Chief and Tribal Council districts 1,3,6,8,12,13, 14 and one at-large district seat. For more information, call 918-458-5899.
 

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