Story time on Monkey Island

The story time at the J. Weber Lending Library on Monkey Island will take place from 3 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, at the Port of Entry shopping center, just south of the intersection of Highway 125 and 85A, going towards Monkey Island.

The event will include a story time - featuring Amelia Bedelia's First Day of School and Chrysanthemum - read by Joyce Weber, retired teacher and librarian, along with a flower garden related to the stories. For more information, persons interested may call 918-694-4518.

City of Jay Park Grand Opening

Volunteers and officials from the City of Jay will host a Grand Re-Opening for the newly remodeled city park from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., on Saturday, Aug. 25.

The event will include a hot dog feed provided by members of the Jay Lions Club, as well as a free swim session at the city pool.

“Nanyehi” at Tribal Film Festival in Tahlequah

The short film “Nanyehi” will be presented at the 2018 Tribal Film Festival on Saturday, Aug. 25 in the Webb Auditorium at Northeastern State University.

The screening begins at 7 p.m. and will be followed by a Q&A session with producers and cast, including Becky Hobbs, Winnie Guess Perdue, Travis Fite and David Barnoski.

The film shares the story of Nancy Ward, legendary Cherokee warrior turned peacemaker, and her role in the fight to preserve tribal land in the 18th century. The struggle between peace and war is skillfully depicted by a local cast of 44 from northeast Oklahoma, the vast majority being Cherokee Nation citizens.

The screening is open to the public and free to attend. Guests are asked to RSVP by calling 918-219-4720 or by visiting the festival’s Facebook page at Facebook.com/TFFest. The Webb Auditorium at NSU is located at 610 N. Grand in Tahlequah.

For more information about the Tribal Film Festival, persons interested may visit TribalFilmFestival.org.