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9 a.m. – Previously scheduled meeting of the Board of County Commissioners has been officially cancelled.


7 p.m. – Claremore Expo Center welcomes Claremore’s Championship Rodeo, inside the Expo Indoor Arena. Tickets are available at the door and prices will be $15 for adults and $5 for children aged 10 and under.


Monday – New Year’s Day

CLOSED – Chamber of Commerce office will be closed for the holidays.

CLOSED – The Veterans Outpatient Clinic, Claremore, as well as other clinics and administrative offices will be closed for this federally recognized holiday.

CLOSED – Claremore City Hall.

CLOSED – Rogers County Courthouse.


Return to school – Claremore Christian School, Catoosa Public Schools.


Return to school – Oologah-Talala Public Schools.

REOPEN – Rogers State University, all campus locations reopen with regular business hours.


Return to school – Foyil Schools, Justus-Tiawah Schools and Sequoyah Public Schools.

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Sign up to upgrade your work skills, apply for scholarships, Roger State University Claremore campus, Markham Hall. Claremore Economic Development representatives on site to answer questions, assist with scholarship applications. See list of available industry credentials online at www.MoreStartsHere.com/growwithRSU.

8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. – Navajo Weaving Class, Shepherd’s Cross, 26792 East 450 Road, Claremore, pay for participation, https://shepherdscross.co/navajo-weaving

Saturday, Jan. 6

6-10 p.m. – Last night to see Claremore Lake Lights.

Monday, Jan. 8

RETURN to school: Claremore Public Schools and UTURN, Chelsea Public Schools.

All day – Professional Day for Verdigris teachers.

3 p.m. – Chamber ribbon cutting at Your Choice Healthcare, 1930 S. Lynn Riggs Blvd. Public invited.

Tuesday, Jan. 9

RETURN to school: Verdigris Public Schools.

2:30 p.m. – Grand opening for Northeast Tech Claremore campus Criminal Justice and HVAC Program Building, 1901 North Highway 88. Open to the public.

Noon – Screening of “Back in Time: Will Rogers; Oklahoma’s Favorite Son,” Will Rogers Memorial Museum, panel discussion and Q&A with Back in Time producer Robert Burch and experts from the Will Rogers Memorial Museum. Admission is free. Registration required. Seating limited. Reserve spot at https://www.willrogers.com/event-calendar.

Wednesday, Jan. 10

Noon – Chamber ribbon cutting at Your Choice Consulting, 125 West Blue Starr Dr. Public welcome.

Tuesday, Jan. 16

8-9 a.m. – Chamber Biz & Brew, 320 on Main, West Will Rogers Blvd, presented by West Side Car Wash. Speaker Joe Echelle, deputy director, Oklahoma Turnpike Authority. Free, registration required at claremore.org. Coffee and scones provided.

6-7:30 p.m. – Green Country Beekeepers, a group for new and experienced bee keepers in the Claremore and surrounding areas, meet and share ideas every third Tuesday of each month, Will Rogers Library multipurpose room, 1212 North Florence.

Saturday, Jan. 20

6-10:30 p.m. – Mad Dog Demolition Derby, ticketed event at the Claremore Expo. Visit https://www.motorheadevents.com/ for participation and attendance information.

Thursday, Jan. 25

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. – State of the Chamber Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon, Dr. Carolyn Taylor Center, presented by RCB Bank. Members $45, non-members $60, corporate tables of eight $600. Registration required, claremore.org.

Wednesday, Jan. 31

11:59 p.m. – Deadline to apply for Cherokee Nation Foundation scholarships for the 2024-2025 academic year. See full list of scholarships at www.cherokeenationfoundation.org/scholarships.

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