February Abounds with Fun in Claremore!

Spring is right around the corner and the Master Gardeners Association of Rogers County is getting ready. Everyone is invited to their monthly meeting on Tuesday, February 18, at 6p. Their first speaker of the new year will be John Kahre, Director of the Horticulture Program at Dick Conner Correctional Center. Kahre be speaking at the Rogers County Building starting at 7 pm. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit mgaroco.com or contact John Haase at the Rogers County Extension Office, (918) 923-4958 or john.haase@okstate.edu

Rogers County Youth Services, a non-profit counseling agency focused on Rogers County children, youth and families, will hosts the 13th annual Boots and Bling: Me and My Guy Dance on February 22nd from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. This gives fathers and father figures (no moms allowed) the opportunity to set the standard for what young women should find acceptable on a date. The first dance was held in 2007 at the Claremore Community Center. They quickly outgrew that facility, and moved to the beautiful RSU Grand Ballroom at the Dr. Carolyn Taylor Center. Tickets are $10 in advance on Eventbrite or $15 at the door.

The mothers and young men are not left out of the fun. The Mother/Son Superhero dance will be held simultaneously at the Claremore Conference Center. Moms, aunts and grandmothers, are encouraged to bring your son, nephew or grandson to a momentous evening of memory building and superhero sightings! Costumes are welcome and encouraged but not required. Tickets are $10 in advance on Eventbrite or $15 at the door.

​Rogers County Youth Services’ goal is to promote strong, healthy, and successful individuals and families. They offer tools and support to clients that will assist them in achieving their goals and becoming successful, independent individuals in our community.

All proceeds from the dances help support and provide local services! For more information about RCYS or the dances, visit RCYS.org.

Hunter Jumper Winterfest Horse show will be held on February 22nd and 23rd. These athletes and highly trained horses will be showcasing their skills at the Claremore Expo in the indoor heated arena. The hunter–jumper division, also known as working hunter classes, is a branch of showing where a horse is judged on its suitability for hunting and its ability to move in a smooth and consistent manner. The horse is judged on jumping, movement, conformation, and manners.

A typical class consists of jumping over natural fences, mimicking those you may see on a hunt field, a ridden show which includes a hand gallop, and a conformation section where the saddle is removed and the horse is asked to walk away from the judge and trot back to evaluate conformation and soundness. This is open to the public and free to come watch. More information can be found at VisitClaremore.org.

Come out to the J.M. Davis Arms and Historical Museum on Saturday, February 29th, for the annual Daisy BB Gun Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Children through age 18 may shoot in the Daisy Indoor BB Shooting Gallery. The top marksmen in the age 12 and under category and ages 13-18 will win a custom-made Daisy BB rifle. Contest is free to all age 18 and under. Adults may shoot for a $3 per target charge. The adult winner will also receive a custom Daisy BB rifle. Visit thegunmuseum.com for more information.

A complete schedule of events can be found at www.visitclaremore.org or follow Visit Claremore and Claremore Expo Center on facebook.

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