It's Friday eve and you are ever so close to the weekend, but before that, here's a list of things happening in the Tulsa area on Thursday.
As always, follow KTUL.com for full-length coverage on larger stories occurring in the area, state and nation. The following events are just some of those happening Thursday with updates posted throughout the morning as we send out crews and reporters to stories we're working on for our evening newscasts.
Flu season: the Washington County Health Department wants to remind residents that it's that time of the year again. Get your flu shots now and save yourself the trouble later on during National Influenza Vaccination Week.
Oklahoma's 2nd District: Congressman-elect Markwayne Mullin will continue his "Listening Tour" Thursday as he makes stops in Madill, Tishomingo, Coalgate and Holdenville. He'll be a several locations through Friday as he speaks to his constituents. Look on KTUL.com for more information on where exactly he will be: Listening Tour.
Music: Head on over to the BOK Center for a Christmas performance by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. "The Lost Christmas Eve" show will feature a blend of classical and rock music with doors opening at 6:30 p.m.
Christmas Lights: Head on over to Broken Arrow for their annual Rhema lights display. Visitors can see the displays at Rhema Baptist Church with two million lights and over 100,000 shimmering bulbs synchronized to Christmas music.
Muskogee: If Broken Arrow isn't your thing, then head to Muskogee's Garden of Lights showcase at Honor Heights Park. With more than 1,000,000 shimmering lights and 120 acres of trees, bushes and water areas decorated, you're bound to be in the Christmas season by the end of it.
Feeling Lazy: Head on over to downtown where Fleet Feet Sports will be hosting their Holiday Lights Fun Run. Beginning at 6 p.m., the 3 and 5 mile run will take runners through Guthrie Green and areas of downtown.
Claremore: Those looking to spend some money this afternoon can head to Main Street for a "Cash Mob." Similar to a flash mob, organizers are hoping shoppers will spend more than $20 at locally owned businesses. The event begins at 5:15 p.m.
Choctaw Nation: A cultural meeting will be held at the DoubleTree in downtown beginning at 6:30 p.m. The event will feature Choctaw artists, singing and flute playing. There will be pottery demonstrations as well as a short language lesson.
Hillcrest Hospital: A performance by Justin Adams will take place at the hospital's parking lot at the corner of 12th and Victor, just East of 12th and Utica. 120 volunteers also will be delivering 500 waiting room survival kits to the families who are sleeping and staying in the waiting rooms in all 14 of our Tulsa hospitals. The event's kick off at 6 p.m.