Bluegrass & Gospel Concert

Officials from Crawford and Company Productions will host a Bluegrass & Gospel Concert beginning at 6:30 p.m., Friday, Aug. 4, at Fairview Christian Church, 2320 Grand, Carthage.

The event will include Mercy's Calling, a southern gospel group from Rogers, Arkansas, and Borderline Bluegrass, featuring Jon Harden. The event is free. A love offering will be taken up for the group.

For more information, persons interested may call Peg Crawford at 417-529-9569.

Youth Indoor Yard Sale

Students at Cornerstone Church, Grove, will host an indoor yard sale from 7 a.m., Friday and Saturday, Aug. 4 and 5, at the church.

Proceeds will help the teens participate in a variety of events including an upcoming conference and the End of Summer Blast. Search for treasures in air conditioning. To many items to mention.

The church is located at 501 South Main, Grove. For more information, persons interested may call 918-786-6164.

Back to School Block Party

Volunteers from First United Methodist Church, Grove, will host a Back to School Block Party, from 3 to 7 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 13, at the church, 1005 Leisure Road, Grove.

The event is designed to kick off the school year with some fun. It will include bounce houses, music, free hair cuts for students, games, giveaways, a dunk tank and more.

The event is free and open to the community. For more information, persons interested may call 918-786-5148.

Back To School Party

Members of First Christian Church in Fairland will host a Children’s Back to School Party from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 16, at the church.

It will include inflatables, a dunk tank, face painting, food and prizes. For more information, persons interested may call 918-676-3425. The church is located at 117 North Collins Street, Fairland.

Preacher & Travelers in Concert

Nashville Recording Artists Preacher & Travelers will perform a country gospel concert at 7 p.m., Friday, Aug. 25, at the Jay Community Center, 429 South Ninth Street in Jay.

For more information, persons interested may call Patrick Quick at 918-864-7126 or email cqtravelers@yahoo.com.

Beth Moore Simulcast

Volunteers at First United Methodist Church, Grove, will host a Beth Moore Simulcast, Captivated, the Wonder of Christ on the Winding Road, from 9:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 16, at the church.

Doors will open at 8:30 a.m. Tickets are $20, which includes lunch, snack, childcare and door prizes. Free childcare is available, with pre-registration for students 6 months to 10 years.

Tickets may be purchased online at groveumc.org, the church office, or Trench Brothers Graphics and Sissy's Place, both in Grove.

The church is located at 1005 Leisure Road, Grove. For more information, persons interested may call 918-786-5148 or Karen Swenson at ksdiamond310@sbcglobal.net or 918-964-0900.

Right Choices Corn Maze

The staff of the Right Choices Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch will hold its half price opening weekends on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 16 and 17, and Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 23 and 24, at the maze near Southwest City, Mo.

The corn maze and pumpkin patch is open from Saturday, Sept. 16, to Sunday, Oct. 29, at 1161 Manning Road, Southwest City, Mo.

For more information, persons interested may visit http://www.rightchoicescornmaze.com or call 417-762-3695.

Walk for Life

The annual Abundant Blessing Center Walk for Life will take place at 3 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 24, starting at the Grove Sports Complex.

A timed 5K, it is open to both runners and walkers. It also includes a one-mile fun run/walk.

Cost is $25 per person for the timed 5K, $20 for a one-mile fun run. Persons interested may register by Sept. 10, in order to receive a t-shirt on the day of the race. After Sept. 10, registration for the 5K increases to $30.

For more information, to see a route map, or to signup online, persons interested may visit https://runsignup.com/race/ok/grove/abcwalkforlife.

ONGOING EVENTS

Bluegrass Jam at St. Andrew's

Musicians of all ages are invited to take part in the weekly Bluegrass Jam from 6 to 9 p.m., every Monday, at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Grove.

All ages and levels of ability are welcome. The event is open to the whole family.

People are encouraged to participate or sit back and listen. Free coffee and water are provided.

St. Andrew's Episcopal Church is located at 555 East Third Street, Grove. For more information, persons interested may contact Rev. Dr. David L. Bridges at 918-786-4113 or frdavid@standrewsgrove.org.

Grand Lake Senior Friends

The Grand Lake Senior Friends meets from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., every Thursday, at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Grove. It includes games, crafts, music and lunch.

For more information, persons may call Fran Rahn at 918-786-4113 or Fr. David Bridges at 918-801-2203.

Taste of Grace

Taste Of Grace, a free soup outreach ministry, organized by members of Grace Presbyterian Church, Grove, will take place from 4:30 to 6 p.m., every Wednesday, at the church.

The event is designed to provide soup to anyone, no questions asked. No preaching, just "made from scratch soup."

For more information, persons interested may call 918-786-6191. Grace Presbyterian Church is located at Fourth and Main, Grove.

Caring Kitchen/Feed My Sheep

Volunteers with The Caring Kitchen and Feed My Sheep have combined efforts to provide their services on the same day.

The Caring Kitchen, now located at 11th and Washbourne, in Jay, will be open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Mondays, while Feed My Sheep will be open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m, across the roadway in its facility.

Caring Kitchen 2.0 will provide a nutritious meal once a week in its new location in Jay. Feed My Sheep will provide a food pantry for those in need on the same day.

The combined operation is designed to allow the two organizations to join forces in order to serve members of the community. 

Treasure Quest at Cornerstone

Students Kindergarten to Sixth Grade are invited to participate in Treasure Chest, every Sunday at 10:15 a.m. at Cornerstone Church, Grove.

The event includes a variety of activities for students to take part in, while their parents are in morning worship.

The church is located at 501 South Main, Grove. For more information, persons interested may call 918-786-6164.