First Baptist Church in Okmulgee is hosting their second annual Family Fun Day on August 2. The event was the brainchild of the church staff, looking to boost their youth group. “We were thinking of things that we could do that could effectively bring more youth and young families in and provide them a new church home.” says Pastor Dennis Taylor. “This is an open door event to help the community feel invited and welcomed.” The church recent finished up their Vacation Bible School, themed “Journey To The Unknown”, with approximately 80 children a day attending.
“Our hope is to get the word out about our services and programs, including our Wednesday and Sunday services” states Taylor. Programs including Wednesday night bible studies, children worship service- “little church”, children’s choirs, and adult bible studies that will hopefully expand into home groups.
The Family Fun Day will begin at 10:30 a.m. with a combined Worship service, schedules have been altered for the day to fit in all the activities. The fun will then move outside where over the church will have five inflatables, free food, a picture booth, small games, and live music provided by children’s worship leader named Rob Biagi. Biagi has previously performed at the church, bringing Christian children’s entertainment.
The church has also recently added a praise and worship leader, Monty Wright, who will help provide music during the worship services. After games and music will be a closing service that will begin at approximately 1:30 p.m.
All are invited to attended and the event is free to the public.
The Big Brain Trivia Night is coming August 15 on the OSUIT campus in the State Room located on the north side of the campus. Doors will open at 5 p.m. Trivia teams will descend on the venue and have two hours to decorate tables, socialize, bid on the silent auction items and enjoy beverages and appetizers. Teams will be ready to participate promptly at 7 p.m.
Team sign-ups are now being taken (See Form download BELOW) Teams are limited to no more than eight people but if you have fewer people it is not a problem. There will be six (6) rounds of questions with approximately 12 questions per round. Paper and pencil will be provided and it is recommended that you designate one team member as a “scribe.”
The game host will read the question and it will be shown on the overhead. Teams will have time to write the answer on their answer sheet. However, it is suggested that the scribe write down each question. At the end of the round the team will have time to reconsider their answers or answer any questions they were not
able to answer during the round. The answer sheets will be picked up and scored at the end of each round.
The correct answers will be given after all answer sheets are gathered. At no point will team answers be read aloud or shared with other competitors! Team standings will be posted at the end of each round.
Electronic devices are strictly prohibited and cheaters will be dealt with severely! Please note that “mulligans” will be available the night of the event. You are limited to two mulligans per table and they must be purchased prior to the beginning of the second round! The purchased mulligans may be used on any question, it will be counted as “correct.” The cost of each mulligan is $25. The winner of this portion of the competition will be presented the traveling Big Brain Trivia trophy at the end of the evening.
Regarding table decorations and costumes. It is recommended that you designate a team member to be in charge of the “beauty” part of your team. Consider a sports team theme, a theme based upon your team members’ occupation or even a hat or color theme. Be creative. Develop a slogan. The table decoration winner will be selected by a vote of those in attendance.
Participants in this part of the competition should bring a decorated “ballot box” that matches the theme of your table and has an opening in the top for voters to deposit ballots. The team will each get a ballot (given to them by the runner the night of the event) and should use it to vote for their favorite table theme the night of the event. Although the competition will be aboveboard with no cheating allowed, this part of the competition offers the opportunity to run a “down and dirty” campaign. You may bribe other tables to vote for you or you may purchase votes ($1 each) by depositing checks or cash in the ballot box of the team of your choice. You may solicit “campaign contributions” (sponsorships in advance and bring those donations with
you the night of the event. Receipts will be issued for any checks made out to the Okmulgee Main Street. The team with the most votes (ballots and donations) wins this part of the competition.
There will be complimentary appetizers and beverages (tea, water and coffee) available throughout the evening. There will also be a cash bar (wine and beer)
During the evening tickets for a 50/50 raffle will be sold for $1 each. At the end of the evening the winning ticket will be drawn and awarded 50% of all the money paid for the raffle tickets.
The Big Brain Trivia night will include a silent auction with a variety of items. Please bring your checkbooks and/or credit cards and have fun shopping.
It is impossible to set a time that the event will end but the game should end around 10:30 p.m. So get your thinking caps on and create your best team!
CLICK HERE to download a sign up form
The Okmulgee County Health Department is holding a Bike Rodeo on Saturday, July 18, at the YMCA Parking Lot. The rodeo is to promote bike safety and skills and is open to children ages 6 through 12.
The Rodeo, which is sponsored by Main Street Okmulgee, Okmulgee County Family YMCA, Fancier Stone and Hess, State Farm Insurance, Shelter Insurance, and First National Bank, will begin at 9 a.m. with on site registration.
A free bike helmet will be given to the first 100 participants. There will also be a drawing for a new bicycle. An adult must accompany child for registration. For more information please contact the Okmulgee County Health Department at 918-756-1883.
Okmulgee Main Street will host a trivia night at the OSUIT State Room:
Doors open 5:00 pm and trivia starts at 7:00 pm.
Buffet of heavy Hor d'oeuvres, cash bar, complimentary candy bar, and Silent Auction! Trophies will be awarded for Best Table Theme & Team Academic Bowl Champions! Advanced purchase required (no tickets sold at the door) Table of 8 is $320.
Join in for a fun night of TRIVIA! Get more details HERE
The Muscogee (Creek) Nation invites the general public to visit the MCN capital in Okmulgee June 26-28 for the 41st annual Mvskoke Nation Festival.
All Festival events are free to attend. The Festival will open with a stompdance demonstration at 6 p.m. this evening on Thursday, June 25 at the Claude Cox Omniplex in Okmulgee.
The Festival will continue Friday, June 26 – Sunday, June 28 with sports tournaments, children’s and cultural activities, rodeo, parade and entertainment.
This year’s entertainment line up consists of Little Texas, Sawyer Brown, A Tribe Called Red, The Commodores and Kool & The Gang.
Mvskoke Radio host Gary Fife will be broadcasting his show live at 10 a.m. on Friday, June 26.
The iconic MCN Festival Parade will bring in groups from around Oklahoma to march through downtown Okmulgee at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 27.
Murder Nova and Big Chief, stars of Discover Channel’s Street Outlaws, will be signing autographs from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday, June 27 at the Mvskoke Dome.
“Come for the rodeo. Come for the entertainment. Come for the cultural activities,” Lowe said. “There’s something for everyone.”
Festivalgoers and media are encouraged to use #CreekFest15 to post photos and event coverage to social media.
For more information about the 2015 MCN Festival, visit: www.creekfestival.com.
It is going to be a Bike Rodeo!
Come enjoy a Bike Safety Inspection & Skills Course. Kids – bring your bicycle and helmet for safety check!
At the Okmulgee County YMCA Parking lot on Saturday - July 18, from 9 a.m. to noon. Children ages 6-12 are welcome. Bike helmets will be given away to the first 100 participants plus there will be a drawing for new bicycle.
On-site registration begins at 9 a.m. and Registration cut off at 11:00am. Adult must accompany child for registration.
For more information call the: Okmulgee County Health Department 918-756-1883
Sponsored by the Okmulgee County Health Department and these fine sponsors:Okmulgee Main Street, Okmulgee County Family YMCA, Okmulgee County Wellness Coalition, Fansher Stone & Hess, First National Bank, County Health Department, Jon Giddings-State Farm Ins., Mabrey Bank, Okmulgee Chamber of Commerce, and James Gray-Shelter Insurance.
Since 1947, the Starlight Band has presented quality, live music to Oklahoma audiences each summer. This summer their concerts are being held at Guthrie Green, 111 E. Brady Street, Tulsa. The Starlight Band performs music ranging from light classics, patriotic music, jazz, Broadway and pop. Starlight Band's outdoor venue Guthrie Green, provides an outdoor setting that is relaxed and comfortable - with the Tulsa downtown skyline providing the background for the concert event. Admission is free. Concert begins at 8 p.m.
June 23 will be themed "The Spirit of '76"
There are several options for parking:
1. There is limited free street parking adjacent to Guthrie Green.
2. Central Parking has a public parking garage three blocks from Guthrie Green, at First & Main. Cost is $2 and they accept cash or credit card.
3. Climb aboard the "Starlight Express!" Starlight is offering FREE shuttle service for our Tuesday night concerts. Park at First Christian Church at 10th & Main. Then ride the shuttle to Guthrie Green. The shuttle will run from 7:15-8pm, during intermission, and at the conclusion of the concert. The shuttle trip takes about five minutes.
Celebrate Glenpool’s rich oil history at Black Gold Days. The festival honors the local Glenn Pool oil field. Discovered in 1905 it created numerous oil and oil related companies that helped the city prosper. Black Gold Days is known for its lineup of music performers including bluegrass, gospel, rock and country. It also features a parade, carnival, fireworks display and food vendors.
Friday: 5 - 10:30 p.m.
Saturday: 7 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Sunday: 1 - 5 p.m.
The City of Okmulgee and a host of volunteers and sponsors will provide an even bigger and better Firework's display all set to digital choreographed patriotic music held at the Okmulgee Municiple Park next to the YMCA.
Come early, bring your lawn chairs and blanket because there will be much happening for the whole family. At 7:30 p.m. things get kicked off. The City of Okmulgee is offering more free food this year! Along with free hot dogs, chips and soda they will be expanding their menu to offer popcorn and ice cream. First come, first serve till it's all gone. Complimentary bug repellent wipes will also be handed out. There will be live entertainment before the show.
A free shuttle route will be provided by Muscogee Creek Nation from Wal-Mart to the Park and back. A portion of 20th street will be blocked off as a safety zone during the event said Police Chief Joe Prentice.
That evening there will be plenty for the kids to enjoy including a petting zoo, kids train, duck pond game, double water slides, face painting and more.
The city has asked that there be "no pets" please and security will be on site.
Okmulgee's Firework's Specialist will guide the firework production that will begin at 9:30 p.m.
The Muscogee (Creek) Nation Employment and Training Department is offering free GED classes for anyone in Tulsa, Okla. on June 22, June 23, June 29 and June 30. Classes will be offered in Bristow, Okla. on June 23 and June 30. Classes will be offered in Okmulgee, Okla. June 23, June 24 and June 30.