CN calendar of events for March

BY STAFF REPORTS
03/01/2018 12:00 PM
TAHLEQUAH – The Cherokee Nation hosts several events in March, including Public School Appreciation Day and Cherokee Nation Legislative Day.

March 2
11 a.m. – Cherokee Nation hosts its annual Public School Appreciation Day at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa in Catoosa. The CN annually gives school districts in northeast Oklahoma 38 percent of funding from motor vehicle tag sales. During the event, school superintendents from more than 100 school districts will be awarded checks totaling more than $5.4 million to use how they see fit.

March 3
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. – The Cherokee Heritage Center in Park Hill 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. From 11 a.m. to noon the CHC 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, call Gene Norris or Ashley Vann at 918-456-6007.

March 9
2 p.m. – The CN celebrates the topping out of the 469,000-square-foot W.W. Hastings Expansion in Tahlequah. When complete in 2019, the health facility will be the largest tribally operated health center in the country.

March 10
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. – The CHC hosts a class on round-reed basketry at the center in Park Hill. Registration is $40 per person and is not recommended for children under the age of 12. For more information, email tonia-weavel@cherokee.org.

March 12
6 p.m. – Tribal Council meeting at the W.W. Keeler Tribal Complex, 17675 S. Muskogee Ave., Tahlequah. For the agenda, visit http://legislative.cherokee.org.

March 12-13
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. – W.W. Hastings Hospital hosts a blood drive with the Oklahoma Blood Institute, located in the Support Services Conference Room at the hospital in Tahlequah. For more information or to schedule an appointment, email lindsay-blair@cherokee.org.

March 12-April 22
CN Male Seminary Recreation Center in Tahlequah hosts a Nutrition Challenge Event. The six-week challenge includes access to a personal trainer and education about portion control and healthy eating. Prizes will be awarded to the top three participants and registration is $5. For more information, call 918-453-5496.

March 14
8 a.m. to 4 p.m. – The CN hosts CN Legislative Day at the state Capitol in Oklahoma City. Tribal leaders and employees will be on site to promote the tribe’s culture as well as programs and services. For more information, call 918-453-5238.

Noon to 5 p.m. – Sam Hider Health Center hosts a blood drive with the Oklahoma Blood Institute, located in the training room at the center in Jay. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 918-253-1723.

March 22
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Cherokee Nation Cultural Tourism hosts Spring Break Make and Take classes at all CN Museums. Students can visit any CN museum to participate in a cultural craft. For more information, call 1-888-999-6007.

March 24
1 to 3 p.m. – The CHC hosts a special book signing event for “Cherokee National Treasures: in their own words” at the center, located at 21192 S. Keeler Drive in Park Hill. Several of the featured Cherokee National Treasures will be on hand to sign copies. For more information, call 1-888-999-6007.

March 28-29
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. - The CHC hosts Indian Territory Days at the center, located at 21192 S. Keeler Drive in Park Hill. The event features two days of hands-on activities and demonstrations, focusing on Cherokee life during the 1890s. Admission is $5 per student and $2 per adult; teachers and bus drivers are free. For more information, email tonia-weavel@cherokee.org.

March 29
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. – The Amo Health Center in Salina hosts a National Nutrition Month Event. Participants will have the opportunity to sample a variety grains and whole grain foods and participate in a question and answer session about the benefits of whole grain foods for disease management. Registration is free. For more information, email tonya-swim@cherokee.org.

March 30
The W.W. Keeler Tribal Complex, health centers and satellite offices will be closed in observance of Good Friday. W.W. Hastings Hospital emergency services, Marshal Service and CN EMS will still be operational.

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