What's happening

Apr. 3—Wednesday, April 3

8 a.m. — Candidate filing for the county offices of District 2 commissioner, county clerk, court clerk and sheriff begins and continues through 5 p.m. Friday at the Rogers County Election Board Office, 415 West First Street, south of the County Courthouse. Visit

8:45 a.m. — Lilac District Merchant, Business and Building Owner meeting, 412 West Will Rogers Blvd., (918) 341-5881.

10 a.m. — Veteran Outreach Food Drive event, Expo Center parking lot, sponsored by the Food Bank of Northeastern Oklahoma with DAV Chapter 44, VFW Post 2976 and American Legion Post 141. Pick up tickets at the DAV building, 801 West Dupont, or the VFW, 1717 West Dupont. Tickets will also be available at the Expo Center. For information, call 918-342-8990, Tuesdays or Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Coordinator Les Stanfill. Free foods include canned goods, beans, rice fresh vegetables and meat products when available.

11:30 a.m. — Leading Ladies Luncheon featuring Alex Peschell of Coram Deo Flower Farm, Cedar Point Church, 1660 North Lynn Riggs Blvd. Luncheon cost $15 members, $25 non-members. Registration

Thursday, April 4

County Districts Trash Off begins for Rogers County residents, only, starting today and continuing through Saturday, April 6. Open for large household items and other objects too big to fit into trash bins (some restrictions apply). See Saturday for hazardous waste disposal. See for details.

Friday, April 5

Trash Off event continues at county designated dump sites. See for details.

12:30 p.m. — Honor Flight arrives at Claremore Veterans Center site at 3001 West Blue Starr Drive.

Saturday, April 6

9 a.m. — 2 p.m. — Household Hazardous Waste Event for all city and county residents: Dispose of household hazardous waste event northwest of 800 West Lowry Road. Call 918-341-0457 ext. 285. Accepting up to 10 tires per person (restrictions apply), household pollutants, ammunition, various office and home computer equipment (some charges). No biomedical or radioactive waste accepted. See for details.

10 a.m. — 3 p.m. — Plant sale, Vessel Church, Country Club Road east of the movie theater. Tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, squash and other plants. Proceeds support Uganda orphanage construction projects.

Sunday, April 7

TIME TDA — 55th anniversary celebration at Central Christian Church in Claremore, 661 South Brady Street at the corner of Brady and Archer. Information 918-342-3310.

1-4 p.m. — Lilac District Spring Clean Up. Volunteers welcome.

Monday, April 8


9 a.m. — Board of County Commissioners, Courthouse, Commissioners' meeting room.

10 a.m. — 3 p.m. — Virtual State Ombudsman volunteer training for Grand Gateway Area Agency on Aging for seven county area including Rogers. Learn more at or call 1-800-482-4594, ext. 220.

1 p.m. — Rogers County Excise Board, Courthouse, Commissioners' meeting room.

6 p.m. — Claremore Public Schools Board of Education meeting, Enrollment Center, 101 West 11th Street.

Tuesday, April 9

8-9 a.m. — Biz & Brew with the Chamber, 320 on Main, free event, registration required at Speakers will be Deana Spencer and Eillee Patuto, Northeast Tech. 918-341-2818.

Thursday, April 11

8 a.m. — Tee Off for the Troops, the inaugural golf tournament benefiting the Blue Star Mothers OK20's efforts. Team registration $400; Individual $125. Contact Penni Holmes 918-805-9487 or Sherri Scarpa 918-688-6644. Sponsorships are available beginning at $125 up to $1,000.

7 p.m. — Donkey Basketball for the benefit of the Rogers County Adult Day Center, Mobra Gym, Claremore High School. Watch Claremore Fire Fighters vs. County Law Enforcement and Claremore High School vs. RSU Hillcats. Tickets $10 each; available at the door or in advance from the RCADC office, 2223 North 88.

Friday, April 12

8 a.m. — "Tee off for Troops," the inaugural Blue Star Mothers OK20 tournament at the Heritage Hills Golf Course, Claremore. Individual and team registrations and sponsorships available. Information: Penni Holmes at 918-805-9487 or Sherri Scarpa at 918-688-6644.

11:30 a.m. — Chamber presents State of Education with Derek Beller from Northeast Tech, Bryan Frazier with Claremore Public Schools and RSU's Dr. Larry Rice, Dr. Carolyn Taylor Center. Registration at

4-9 p.m. — Green Country HamFest, the largest ham radio festival in Oklahoma, Claremore Expo Center. Trade show, on-site FCC amateur radio license exams, vendors, swap meet and flea market, drawings. Advanced tickets $8 at