Cherokee Nation calendar of events for August

BY STAFF REPORTS
08/01/2018 04:00 PM
TAHLEQUAH – The Cherokee Nation will host events in August, including the Cherokee Ambassador Leadership competitions and 66th annual Cherokee National Holiday events. See all calendar items below.

Aug. 3
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – The CN hosts “The Saltworks of Sequoyah” exhibit at Sequoyah’s Cabin Museum at 470288 Highway 101 in Sallisaw. The exhibit highlights the saltworks operation that Sequoyah ran on Lee’s Creek and how he ended up running his own salt operation due to the high demand. The exhibit runs through Jan. 21. For more information, call 1-877-779-6977.

Aug. 4
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 at 21192 S. Keeler Drive in Park Hill.

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. – The CHC hosts a finger-weaving class at the chapel at 21192 S. Keeler Drive in Park Hill. Pre-registration is recommended but not required. The cost is $40 per person, and all tools and supplies are provided. Lunch is not provided, and children ages 12-17 must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, email tonia-weavel@cherokee.org.

11 a.m. to noon – The CHC hosts a one-hour genealogy class at the center 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.

5 p.m. – The CN presents the Little Cherokee Ambassador Competition in the New Life Worship Center at 16818 US-62 in Tahlequah. For more information, call Kristen Thomas at 918-453-5254.

Aug. 6
First day of class for freshmen students attending Sequoyah High School in Tahlequah. Grades 10-12 grades start the school year on Aug. 7. For more information, call 918-453-5400.

Aug. 10
6 p.m. to 8 p.m. – The CHC hosts an opening reception and awards ceremony for the 23rd annual Cherokee Homecoming Art Show and Sale at the center in Park Hill. The ceremony is open to the public and offers the first opportunity to meet featured artists and shop the art sale. For more information, call 918-456-6007.

Aug. 11
8 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Community and Cultural Outreach hosts “Who’s Your Crew and What Do You Do” as part of its Saturday Seminar series at the Tsa La Gi Community Room in the W.W. Keeler Tribal Complex in Tahlequah. This day of training will focus on nonprofit and community organizations. There is no cost to attend, and breakfast and lunch will be provided. For more information, call Bradley Wagnon at 918-718-5522.

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – The CN hosts the 13th annual Traditional Native Games at the No We Ta Community Center located across the road from the Cooweescoowee Health Center in Nowata. The public is invited to 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 on Aug. 25 in Tahlequah. To pre-register to play in traditional games, call Bayly Wright at 918-822-2427.

1 p.m. to 8 p.m. – The CN hosts the Cherokee National Holiday Art Show and Sale in the Tahlequah Armory Municipal Center at 100 N. Water St. For more information, call 918-453-5000.

Aug. 11- Sept. 22
The CHC hosts the 23rd annual Cherokee Homecoming Art Show at 21192 S. Keeler Drive in Park Hill. This exclusive show features an extensive art exhibition and sale of contemporary and traditional Cherokee art. For more information, call 1-888-999-6007.

Aug. 13
6 p.m. – The Tribal Council meeting will be held in the W.W. Keeler Tribal Complex at 17675 S. Muskogee Ave., in Tahlequah. For the agenda, visit http://legislative.cherokee.org.

Aug. 14
First day of class for Cherokee Immersion School students in Tahlequah. For more information, call 918-207-7597.

Aug. 16
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. – The CN and the Oklahoma Blood Institute host a blood drive in the Tsa La Gi Community Room at 17675 S. Muskogee Ave., in Tahlequah. For more information, call 918-453-5000, ext. 5841.

Aug. 18
6 p.m. – The CN presents the Junior Miss Cherokee Leadership Competition in the Tahlequah Municipal Armory Building at 100 N. Water Ave. A reception for the former Junior Miss Cherokees will be held prior to the event starting at 4:30 p.m. For more information, call Reba Bruner at 918-453-5397.

Aug. 24
5 p.m. – Entry forms for the 66th annual Cherokee National Holiday parade must be submitted. Forms can be emailed to debra-lack@cherokee.org or submitted in person at the Career Services office inside the W.W. Keeler Tribal Complex at 17675 S. Muskogee Ave., in Tahlequah. For more information, call 918-453-5555.

Aug. 24-26
The CN hosts the 66th annual Cherokee National Holiday co-ed softball tournament, men’s fast-pitch softball tournament and women’s fast-pitch softball tournament at the CN Softball Fields on Cherokee Street in Park Hill. Entry fee is $150 for co-ed tournament, $175 for men’s fast-pitch and $125 for women’s fast-pitch. Start times for each game will depend on the drawing of team brackets. For more information, call Crystal Bogle at 918-316-1940.

Aug. 25
10 a.m. – The CN hosts the Cherokee National Holiday stickball tournament at Sequoyah High School’s football field in Tahlequah. For more information, call 918-453-5000 ext. 5776.

9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. – The CN hosts the final championship for the 13th annual Traditional Native Games at One Fire Field, west of the W.W. Keeler Tribal Complex in Tahlequah. The blowgun competition will begin at 12:30 p.m. The chunkey competition will begin at 5:30 p.m., and all other games will begin at 9 a.m. To pre-register to play in traditional games, call Bayly Wright at 918-822-2427.

6 p.m. – The CN presents the Miss Cherokee Leadership Competition in the Cornerstone Fellowship Church at 718 Pendleton St. in Tahlequah. A reception for the former Miss Cherokees will be held prior to the competition at 4:30 p.m. For more information, call Lisa Trice-Turtle at 918-453-5000, ext. 4991.

Aug. 30
9 a.m. – The CN hosts the Cherokee National Holiday Golf Tournament two-person scramble for ages 50 and over at the Cherokee Springs Golf Course in Tahlequah. For more information, call 918-456-5100.

Aug. 31
9 a.m. – The CN hosts the Cherokee National Holiday Golf Tournament two-person scramble for all ages, located at Cherokee Springs Golf Course in Tahlequah. For more information, call 918-456-5100.

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. – The CN hosts the Cherokee National Holiday Quilt Show at the old Sequoyah High School gym in Tahlequah. For more information, call 918-453-5000.

9 a.m. to 6 p.m. – The CN Gift Shop hosts the Holiday Art Show, in conjunction with the 66th annual Cherokee National Holiday, in the lobby next to the Gift Shop in Tahlequah. For more information, call 1-877-779-6977.

5 p.m. – The Cherokee Nation Male Seminary Recreation Center hosts Cherokee National Holiday three-on-three basketball competition at the center at 1501 Graham Ave. in Tahlequah. For more information, call 918-453-5496.

5:30 p.m. – The CN hosts the Cherokee National Holiday stickball social game at the Male Seminary Recreation Center at 1501 Graham Ave. in Tahlequah. For more information, call 918-453-5496.

6 p.m. – The CN hosts a gospel singing in conjunction with the 66th annual Cherokee National Holiday in the New Life Worship Center at 16818 US-62 in Tahlequah. For more information, call 918-453-5000.

Aug. 31- Sept.2
The CN celebrates the 66th annual Cherokee National Holiday in Tahlequah. The celebration includes the powwow Friday and Saturday nights, the parade and State of the Nation address by Principal Chief Bill John Baker on Saturday morning and a fireworks show on Sunday night. For more information or a Cherokee National Holiday schedule, visit www.cherokee.org and click the Cherokee National Holiday link.

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – The CN offers free museum admission to the Cherokee National Supreme Court Museum, Cherokee National Prison Museum and John Ross Museum in conjunction with the 66th annual Cherokee National Holiday. For more information, call 1-877-779-6977.

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