CHC hosting special events in October

BY STAFF REPORTS
10/07/2018 10:00 AM
PARK HILL – The Cherokee Heritage Center is hosting various special events in October, including a treasure hunt and traditional archery tournament.

On Saturdays in October, children grades kindergarten to 12 can participate in Cherokee treasure hunts specifically designed to help them learn about Cherokee culture. The events are from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and include additional activities such as storytelling, make-and-take crafts and 1890s games.

The cost to participate is $12 per child, and parents have the option to either drop off children or stay and participate for no additional cost. Special arrangements can be made in advance for schools and home-school groups. Registration is required at least seven days in advance. For more information, call Barbara Girty at 918-456-6007, or email barbara-girty@cherokee.org.

On Oct. 13, the CHC is hosting a traditional archery tournament from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Participants can compete with blowguns, atlatl and traditional bows for $5 per category. Adult and youth divisions are available, and advanced registration is required. To register, call Brian Jackson at 918-316-4243.

Cultural classes are offered throughout the year to advance the CHC’s mission to preserve, promote and teach Cherokee history and culture. The October class is slated for Oct. 27 and focuses on Southeastern iconography with guest lecturer America Meredith. The class is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and includes a craft incorporating the symbols discussed. The cost to participate is $40, and early registration is strongly recommended. For more information or to RSVP, call Tonia Hogner-Weavel at 918-456-6007, ext. 6161, or email tonia-weavel@cherokee.org.
The CHC is located at 21192 S. Keeler Drive.

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