Learn about the beginnings of Tahlequah, Oklahoma from noted historian Beth Herrington. Leaving from the Thompson House, interested parties will travel by bus to view places in and around town Saturday May 18th. 
Sites visited will include Cherokee Nation areas, downtown business district, the city cemetery, and a tour of two historic houses. Beth Herrington will share stories of the establishment of downtown Tahlequah, utilities, and the hospitals. 
The tour runs from 9 am to noon. Cost is $15 per person and benefits the Thompson House. This 1880's house relys on fundraising to continue it's upkeep.
The June 8th Tour Historic Tahlequah will focus on local cemeteries and notible people of this region's history.
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This was the second year for Tahle-Con to be held on Free Comic Book Day. It just so happened that the date was May 4, 2013...better known to Star Wars fans as May the Fourth
Have a look at how one Tahlequah family experienced the day.

A big thanks to Kryptic Games & More for hosting this event and members of The 501st Legion Star Garrison who were there. 
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    The 7th annual Red Fern Festival returns the last weekend in April to Tahlequah, Oklahoma. This yearly festivity celebrates the Wilson Rawls novel Where the Red Fern Grows as well as the 1974 motion picture of the same name. The festival, which already boasts a plethora of activities, will feature that original film at several times throughout the weekend. On Friday at 8:30 pm it will kick off this year's Movies in the Park series in Norris Park. Also it will be shown in the recently re-opened Dream Theatre on Saturday at 10 am, noon, & 2 pm. All of these showings will be free to the public.
    The story of Where the Red Fern Grows is set in our very own town of Tahlequah, thus the central focus of the festival. It tells the tale of a boy’s journey with his two red-bone hound hunting dogs. The themes of several of the festival events that take place over the weekend are taken from the book and film. It is a beloved story that has significance in this city and has been shared with several generations now. With the help of this festival it will continue to hold a place in our culture for many years to come.
     Even at the heart of the festival in Norris Park a statue commemorating the novel stands erected for all to see. Come see the film for yourself this weekend and enjoy the entire festival beginning at noon Friday the 26th until late Saturday night.

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     Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® returns to Tahlequah for the third consecutive year. Boasting fun for the whole family, the event has been expanded upon by adding lots of extra activities to ensure a good time for everyone.
     Walk a Mile in Her Shoes®: The International Men's March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault & Gender Violence was started nationwide to raise awareness about sexual violence against women by allowing men to show their support for the cause in a unique way. The participating males must trade in their boots for a pair of ladies shoes and do as the event says and hoof it 5,280 feet. Pre-registration is $25 and registration at the event is $30. Both include your shoe rental, t-shirt, and food.
     In addition to the spectacle there will be plenty of activities for all this year such as field events, a silent auction, a petting zoo, a bouncy house, live entertainment, food and more! So head on down to Norris Park Saturday, April 20th from 10am to 3pm and join the fun!
     This is to support an important issue, not just a "woman's issue." Volunteers are needed so if you’d like to donate an hour of your time, a tax deductible monetary contribution, or even walk the mile yourself, please contact Help-In-Crisis at 918-456-0673

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The Dignity Memorial Vietnam Wall will be traveling from Big Cabin to Tahlequah, OK on Tuesday, April 16th.  A group of motorcycle riders, classic cars, including the 5C's of Tahlequah, and the police will escort the memorial wall. Interested parties are invited to meet at the Big Chief Truck Stop at 9 a.m. for staging.
"The Dignity Memorial Vietnam Wall is a three-quarter-scale traveling replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. Reed-Culver Funeral Home is proud to display the exhibit from Wednesday, April 17 through Sunday, April 21 at the Sequoyah High School Football Field, located at 17091 South Muskogee Avenue in Tahlequah, Oklahoma."
The exibit will open at 1 p.m. on Wednesday. Opening ceremonies are scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Thursday and closing ceremonies for Sunday, April 21st at 4:30 p.m. 
"Free and open to the public 24 hours a day, the replica is eight feet high and 240 feet long. Its black, reflective surface is inscribed with the names of more than 58,000 servicemen and women who died or are missing in Vietnam. Paper and pencils will be provided so visitors can make rubbings of names etched on the wall."
For more information, contact Reed-Culver Funeral Home 918-456-2551

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There’s another healthy reason to rise early and make the trek to downtown Tahlequah on Saturday, April 13th. There will be a free community health fair from 8 a.m. to noon in Norris Park. The weekly Tahlequah Farmers’ Market will also be in full swing.

Be honest, couldn’t you use free medical advice, a quick physical evaluation, or some free healthy snacks? There’s all that and more with ‘gazebo talks’ beginning at 8:30 a.m. Women’s health, nutrition, diabetes, and ergonomics are just a few of the sessions.

Have you been looking for a new way to exercise or curious about yoga? Learn about CrossFit or participate in a yoga class on the lawn. Come on down! It’s never too late for a new years resolution and never too early to begin a healthier lifestyle.

This free event is sponsored by Tahlequah Farmers’ Market, NEAHEC, NSU Pre-professional Health Club.

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“What is the definition of a good wine? It should start and end with a smile.”  William Sokolin 

The Tahlequah Community Playhouse presents "A Little Murder Never Hurt Anybody" as written by Ron Bernas. These six performances are produced by special arrangements with Samuel French and directed by Michelle Widener.  
On February 15, 16, 22, and 23, The Armory Municipal Center doors open at 6:30 pm and the show starts at 7:30 pm. Dinner-and-a-show tickets are $25; Show-only tickets are $15. Doors open at 1 pm on the February 17 and 24th shows.
Contact Ron Goossen, president of Tahlequah Community Playhouse for further information. 
Tickets can be purchased at A Bloom Florist; Cherry Berry; and Morris-Cragar Florist, or on-line at www.tcpok.com or call 918-207-2714.

Wines of Winter
Stay warm on Thursday, February 7, 2013, with a wine stroll through downtown Tahlequah, Oklahoma. From 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., local businesses will offer special sales, prizes, food, and have wine tastings. Participants will have a wine list with descriptions of the various wines so they may keep track of their favorites.
Tickets are $15 and the price includes a wine glass. Purchase a ticket in advance to receive a Wines of Winter 2013 engraved wine glass. Tickets can be purchased at participating businesses and the Tahlequah Main Street Association office, 123 E Delaware St. Contact the TMSA office for more info 
(918) 431-1655.