ONGOING

Grove Tennis Club

Men and women of all ages are invited to take part in the Grove Tennis Club, at noon on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays, at the Grove Tennis Courts, located in the city's sports complex, near Shundi and 13th Street.

For more information, persons interested may call Barbara Brown Scott at 918-253-4690.

MON. ONGOING

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.

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.

TUE. ONGOING

Story time at Grove Library

The “Read with Friends” story time program for children ages infant to 5-years-old, now has one meeting time each 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays, at the Grove Public Library. More info: Grove Public Library, 918-786-2945.

DayBreak of Grove

DayBreak of Grove, a program for seniors and respite care for caregivers, takes place from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. every Tuesday, in the Cedar Oaks RV Park Community Room, 1550 North 83rd Street, Grove. It includes singing, crafts, chair exercises, lunch, games and other activities.

For more information, persons interested may call Christie Hunter at 405-517-3539 or St. Andrew's Episcopal Church at 918-786-4113.

WED. ONGOING

Mah Jongg Wednesdays

Uptown Girl Mah Jongg at the Grove Senior Center, 1 p.m. every Wednesday. More info, contact Joyce Irving at 918-407-5893.

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.

THU. ONGOING

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.

SAT. ONGOING

The Wild Eats at Bernice Nature Center

Every Saturday, at 1 p.m., the staff at the Grand Lake State Park - Bernice Nature Center hosts a "Wild Eats" where park staff feed the park animals for the public.

The event is designed to let participants learn how and what food animals eat, along with why a proper diet is required for all living things.

The center is located at 54101 Highway 85A, Bernice. For more information, persons interested may contact Amanda Wiley, park naturalist, at 918-257-8330, email amanda.wiley@travelok.com or visit www.travelok.com.

Senior Citizen Dance

A senior citizen dance takes place at 6:30 p.m. every Saturday, at the Grove Senior Center, 145 East O'Daniel Parkway in Grove.

The event is free, snacks are provided by attendees. Donations will be accepted to defray the costs of coffee and tea.

For more information, persons interested may call Margaret Heffron at 817-247-8821.

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. on the first and third Saturday of each month, 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 read by Joyce Weber, retired teacher and librarian, along with a craft related to the stories. For more information, persons interested may call 918-694-4518.

TUE. 03.14 to 03.17

Spring Break in Jay

Volunteers at the Jay Boys & Girls Club will host a series of spring break activities from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 14 to Friday, March 17, at the club.

It will include games and activities. Cost is $20 per student. For more information, persons interested may contact Jay Cranke, director, at 918-253-2500

TUE. 03.14

Boy Scout Healing Garden groundbreaking

A groundbreaking ceremony, for the Boy Scout Healing Garden of Grove, will take place at 10 a.m., Tuesday, March 14, at the garden located at 29700 South 660 Road, Grove.

The garden, an Eagle Scout project for James Plummer, will be designed to provide fresh, free produce for veterans, seniors and those in need within the community.

For more information, persons interested may call Stephanie Plummer at 918-786-4711 or email luvthebrain@yahoo.com.

Depot Teen Center fundraiser

Volunteers from The Depot Teen Center in Jay will host a fundraising meal beginning at 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 14, at the Jay Community Center, Jay.

For $7, participants can get a meal of baked chicken, rice, green beans, hot rolls and cake. Carryout and dine-in are available. Speciality desserts are available for an additional $1. Kids can decorate a cupcake for $1 each. Donations will benefit the teen center in Jay.

For more information, persons interested may call 918-837-2464.

TUE. 03.14 to 04.11

Fifth Annual Soup & Sermon

The Fifth Annual Soup & Sermon series, sponsored by the Grove Ministerial Alliance, will take place on Tuesdays, now to April 11 during the lenten season.

The event includes a free soup meal, served from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., and worship from 12:15 to 12:50 p.m. The remaining speakers include:

• Tuesday, March 14 - Trinity Baptist Church, Robert Carter

• Tuesday, March 21 - New Song, Marty Dyer

• Tuesday, March 28 - Grace Harbor Baptist, Marty Hughes

• Tuesday, April 4 - First United Methodist Church, Randall Hamill

• Tuesday, April 11 - Grove's First Baptist Church, Jim Pasley.

The series takes place in the West Wing at First United Methodist Church, 1005 Leisure Road, Grove. For more information, persons interested may call 918-786-5148.

WED. 03.15

98th birthday of American Legion

Members of the American Legion in Grove will host a luncheon for all veterans, at noon, Wednesday, March 15, at the American Legion Post 178 building, to celebrate the 98th birthday of the American Legion.

Members of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 178 will provide lunch, including a birthday cake. Families are invited, as well. While not required, anyone is welcome to bring a vegetable or salad side dish.

The post is located near the corner of Broadway and O'Daniel, adjacent to McDonalds. For more information, persons interested may contact Debbie Gordon at 405-315-8576 or Brenda Watts at 918-786-6639.

Celebrating 125 years

The staff at First National Bank in Grove will host an open house from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday, March 15, to celebrate the bank's 125th birthday. The bank first opened in Vinita in 1892.

FNB is located at 600 South Main Street, Grove. For more information, persons interested may call 918-786-7775.

WED. 03.15 to 03.18

Spring Break Out

A series of "Spring Break Out" events are set for the Bernice Nature Center at Grand Lake State Park - Bernice, at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., Wednesday, March 15 to Saturday, March 18, at the park.

For more information, persons interested may contact Amanda Wiley, park naturalist, at 918-257-8330.

WED. 03.15 to 04.05

Lent at Immanuel Lutheran Church

Volunteers at Immanuel Lutheran Church will host a fellowship meal at 6 p.m., followed by a worship service each Wednesday during the season of Lent, including March 15, 22, 29 and April 5.

For more information, persons interested may call the church office at 918-786-4585 and leave a message. The church is located at 706 Rockwood Drive, Grove.

THU. 03.16

Blood Drive in Grove

Members of the American Red Cross will host a blood drive from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Thursday, March 16, at the Grove Community Center, 104 West Third, Grove.

The event is sponsored by the VFW Auxiliary Grove/Bernice. More information or to schedule an appointment, persons may contact 1-800-733-2767.

THU. 03.16 to 06.15

Working to Survive book discussion group at Har-Ber

This spring, volunteers at Har-Ber Village in Grove will focus on work, and how it impacts the lives of men and women, in a new book discussion and film series entitled "Working to Survive: Surviving to Work."

The series, offered free of charge, will coincide with the 2017 tour of the Smithsonian Institution’s exhibit, “The Way We Worked” which opens March 24 at the village and will continue through May 8.

Books selected for the series include:

• Thursday, March 16, - “The Jungle” by Upton Sinclair

• Thursday, April 13, - “The Help” by Kathryn Stockett

• Thursday, May 4, - “Nickel and Dimed” by Barbara Ehrenreich

• Thursday, May 18, - “Bartleby the Scrivener” by Herman Melville

• Thursday, June 15, - “Cliff Walk” by Don J. Snyder

Each book discussion session are free and will take place on the respective Thursday, at 6:30 p.m., in the Har-Ber Village Museum Visitor Center Meeting Room.

Participants must register as soon as possible in order to secure a seat in the discussion - and to have adequate time to read the first book. The club is open to the first 30 who register, and Chamberlain said at least half the spots are already filled.

Har-Ber Village is a living history museum. Located at 4404 West 20th Street, outside of Grove, the museum will open for the 2017 season on March 18. The new hours will include 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Thursday to Monday. It will be closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Admission is $10 for adults; $7.50 for seniors 62 and above; $5 for children 6 to 13; and under 6 and members free.

For more information, persons interested may call 918-786-3488, or visit www.har-bervillage.com.

FRI. 03.17 to 04.07

Stations of the Cross

Volunteers at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Grove, will host the Stations of the Cross at noon, each Friday during the Lenten season. The Fridays include March 17, 24 and 31, and April 7.

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.

SAT. 03.18

Intro to Anti-Racism Concepts

A discussion concerning anti-racism concepts will take place during the next Grand Lake Indivisible meeting from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Saturday, March 18, on the campus of Northeastern Oklahoma A&M, 1201 NEO Loop, Grove.

The meeting is open to the general public and is designed to explore key concepts of anti-racism work. The workshop will be interactive and based upon group feedback. The group meets every other Saturday with discussion of various topics.

For more information, persons interested may contact JoAnn Walkup, 405-301-5522 or visit 'Grand Lake Indivisible' on Facebook.

Boy Scout Pancake Fundraiser

Members of the Boy Scouts in Grove, who are attending the 2017 National Scout Jamboree will host a pancake breakfast fundraiser from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday, March 18, at the Grove Masonic Lodge.

The meal is $5 (donation) and includes pancakes, sausage and scrambled eggs. The lodge is located at 401 South Broadway, across from the Grove community Center.

Six scouts, representing Troop 78 and Troop 713, will attend the national jamboree this summer.

SAT. 03.18 to 03.19

Afton Poultry Swap

The first Afton Poultry swap for the 2017 season will take place on Saturday and Sunday, March 18 and 19, at the swap location - 53991 East Highway 59, Afton, near Buffalo Ranch.

The event includes everything from goats, calves, pigs, rabbits, dogs, pigeons, chickens, ducks, geese, guineas, cats, parrots, cockatiels, lumber, tin, incubators, arts and crafts, fruits and vegetables, shirt painting, quilts, rugs, garage sale items, flea market items and more.

This is the 30th year for the swap. A 30th anniversary celebration will take place at 2 p.m., Sunday, May 21, at the Tin Barn at the Afton Poultry Swap.

For more information, persons interested may visit www.aftonpoultryswap.com or follow the group on Facebook by searching "Afton-Poultry-Swap."

MON. 03.20

DelCo Republican County Convention

Members of the Delaware County Republican Party will host the county Republican county precinct meetings and county convention at 6 p.m., Monday, March 20, at Trinity Baptist Church, 206 Elk Street, Grove.

The convention is open to all registered Republicans who reside in Delaware County. The precinct meetings will elect precinct leadership for the 2017-18 election year. Additional each precinct will elect representatives to attend the subsequent county convention meeting.

New officers for the county party will be elected at the county convention. Positions to fill include county chairman, county vice chairman, two state committee persons, and two district committee persons. Additionally the county convention will elect 25 delegates to attend the state convention on Saturday, May 5, in Oklahoma City.

For more information, persons interested may contact Robert Carter, county chairman, at 918-314-5245.

THU. 03.23

Fairland FFA Auction

Members of the Fairland FFA will host a labor auction at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, March 23, at the Fairland Ag Shop, on the campus of Fairland High School.

The event will include a dinner and a live auction of items or of students for manual labor jobs.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the spring activities, including the chapter’s trip to the State FFA Convention.

For more information, persons interested may contact Jacob Atkinson at 405-338-5194.

SAT. 03.25

Vietnam War Veteran Commemoration

Members of the Jay American Legion Post 195 will hold a ceremony at 1 p.m., on Saturday, March 25, at the Jay Community Building, 429 South Ninth Street, Jay.

During the event, each living veteran who served at any time on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces, regardless of location, during the period of Nov. 1, 1955 to May 15, 1975 is eligible to receive one Vietnam Veteran Lapel Pin on behalf of a grateful nation.

The event is designed to honor Vietnam Veterans and their families. For more information, persons interested may contact Robert Lawson at 918-253-6044 or visit www.vietnamwar50th.com.

SAT. 03.25 to 05.08

Smithsonian Exhibit at Har-Ber Village

Volunteers and staff at Har-Ber Village in Grove will the traveling Smithsonian Exhibit, The Way We Worked, from Saturday, March 25 to Monday, May 8, at the museum.

A VIP reception for members will take place from 4:30 to 7 p.m., on Friday, March 24. Reservations are required.

Har-Ber Village is a living history museum. Located at 4404 West 20th Street, outside of Grove, the museum will open for the 2017 season on March 18. The new hours will include 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Thursday to Monday. It will be closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Admission is $10 for adults; $7.50 for seniors 62 and above; $5 for children 6 to 13; and under 6 and members free. For more information, persons interested may call 918-786-3488, or visit www.har-bervillage.com.

SUN. 03.26

Concert featuring Daniel Crews

Daniel Crews, a fresh voice among Christian vocalists, will be in concert at 6 p.m., Sunday, March 26, at Grove’s First Baptist Church, 501 East 13th Street, Grove.

Admission is free, a love offering will be taken. Crews is known for bleeding classical sounds with contemporary music.

For more information, persons interested may call 918-786-4419.

TUE. 03.28

DelCo Democrats to meet

Members of the Delaware County Democratic Party will will meet at 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 28, on the campus of Northeastern A&M College in Grove.

For more information, persons interested may contact Suzie TeeHee, county chairman at 918-314-1923.

THU. 03.30

Mullendore documentary in Grove

Oklahoma writer and columnist Dale R. Lewis, aka “the Original Buffalo Dale” has will show his documentary Footprints in the Dew: The Last Ten Tapes, a film based on interviews Lewis conducted for his book Footprints in the Dew: Chub Anderson and the Unsolved Mullendore Murder, at 6 p.m., Thursday, March 30, at the Grove Public Library.

Tickets are $10 per person. Proceeds from the event will help fund library programing. Seating is limited. Reservations may be made at the library or with Grand Travelers at Grand Savings Bank.

For more information, persons interested may contact the library staff at 918-786-2945.

SAT. 04.01

Murder at the Speakeasy

Members of the Jay Educational Foundation will host "Murder at the Speakeasy: The Death Of Legendary Mob Kingpin at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 1, at Bulldog Arena.

Tickets are $20, and a table of 10 is $200. Proceeds from the dinner theatre will benefit the Jay Educational Foundation scholarship fund for graduates of Jay High School. Tickets are available for purchase at Grand Savings Bank, Jay, and Arvest Bank, Jay.

O&A Honor Flight Golf Tournament

A team golf tournament to benefit the Oklahoma and Arkansas Honor Flight program will take place at 9 a.m., Saturday, April 1, at the Hard Rock Casino Cherokee Hills Golf Course. The event was originally set for March 11, but inclement weather postponed the date.

The event costs $200 for a four-man team. Proceeds help support the honor flights to Washington D.C.

For more information, persons interested may contact Travis Hinshaw at 918-219-2522 or oahonorflight.org

DelCo 4-H Poultry Clinic

Members of the Delaware County 4-H Poultry Club will host a poultry clinic from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, April 1, at the Delaware County Fairgrounds in rural Jay.

The event will feature Lewis Hinkle, a poultry speaker from Arkansas, and members of the Vinita High School FFA Poultry team who attended Ohio Nationals in 2016.

The event is free and open to anyone who would like to learn more about poultry.

The morning sessions will consist of poultry care, while the afternoon sessions will consist of showmanship. Powerpoint guides will be provided at both sessions. Participants are asked to not bring birds.

A concession stand, hosted by the DelCo 4-H Poultry Club will be provided. A hot dog meal, complete with chips, drink and dessert, will be available for $5. A lunch break from noon to 12:30 p.m., will be offered.

For more information, or to register, persons interested are asked to contact the Delaware County OSU Extension Office at 918-253-4332.

6th Annual Grand Dam Run

Runners, walkers and joggers alike are encouraged to take part in the Sixth Annual Grand Dam Run, sponsored by the South Grand Lake Lions Club.

The race, a Cherokee Nation Wings Program race, will take place on Saturday, April 1, with all proceeds benefiting the South Grand Lake Lions Scholarship Program and the Veterans Honor Plaza.

Registration may be found online at https://runsignup.com/Race/OK/Langley/GrandDam5K or by emailing trina-jackson@cherokee.org for details.

Cost is $25 for the 5K and $20 for the fun run. Participants will receive a white long sleeved tech shirt.

Early packet picket takes place from 4 to 6 p.m., Friday, March 31, at First Christian Church in Langley. Same day registration begins at 7 a.m., on site. The fun run takes off at 8 a.m., and the 5K begins at 8:30 a.m. Wings entry deadline is Wednesday, March 22. The race will begin at the Veterans Honor Plaza at 220 West Cherokee Avenue, Langley.

For more information, persons interested may contact Amy DeVore at 918-915-0464 or Sheryl Hicks at 918-636-0088.

DelCo Democratic County Convention

Members of the Delaware County Democratic Party will host the county Democratic County Convention at 2 p.m., Saturday, April 1, at the Jay Community Center, Jay.

The convention is open to all registered Democrats who reside in Delaware County. During the meeting, those present will vote on resolutions and delegates from each precinct.

New officers for the county party will be elected at the county convention. Positions to fill include county chairman, county vice chairman, two state committee persons, and two district committee persons.

For more information, persons interested may contact Suzie TeeHee, county chairman at 918-314-1923.

THU. 04.06

Jay Chamber Banquet

Members of the Jay Chamber of Commerce will host the annual chamber banquet at 6 p.m., Thursday, April 6, at Bulldog Arena, on the campus of Jay High School, Jay.

Miss Oklahoma 2016 Sarah Klein will serve as the guest speaker. Tickets for the catered meal are $30 in advance.

Tickets are available at Grand Savings Bank or Arvest Bank in Jay. Parties with six or more tickets, can request to sit together at the same table. To purchase a table of 10,persons interested may contact Janet Barber at the Jay Chamber of Commerce at 918-253-4345.

THU. 04.06 to 04.27

Community Bereavement Classes

Community Bereavement Classes have been set for the four Mondays in October at INTEGRIS Grove Hospital. The classes will be from 7 to 8:15 p.m. on Thursday, April 6, 13, 20 and 27.

Weekly topics are as follows; April 6 - An Overview of Grief; April 13 - Spiritual Aspects of Grief; April 20 - Sharing Our Story and; April 27 - Criteria for Reconciliation.

Gary Bishop, chaplain at INTEGRIS Grove Hospital and class facilitator, said the classes deal with a variety of losses and are designed to be an encouragement for people experiencing loss as well as educational. The classes are free and open to the public. They are informal sessions.

Classes will meet in the Board Room at INTEGRIS Grove Hospital. For more information, or to register for the class, persons interested may contact Bishop at 918-787-3497.

FRI. 04.07

First Friday Wine Share

The first Friday Wine Share will take place at 6 p.m. Friday, April 7, at Cloudpants Studio & Gallery, 26428 S. Highway 125, at the entrance of Monkey Island.

Participants are asked to bring their favorite bottle of wine. Singles may bring a bottle every other month, couples are asked to bring one per month. Participants are also asked to bring their own wine glass and an appetizer to share.

This month's event will feature a silent auction to benefit the Oklahoma MS Society and include musical entertainment. Participants are asked to come "prepared to dance."

For more information about the wine share, persons interested may contact Teresa Poindexter at 918-964-9799 or TeresaPoindexter@Remax.net, or call 918-786-9888.

FRI. 04.07 to 04.08

Brave Women's Conference

Lori Klickman will be the guest speaker at the Brave Women's Conference, set for 6:30 to 8 p.m., Friday, April 7, and 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Saturday, April 8, at First Christian Church, Grove.

The event is designed for women of all ages to laugh, learn, worship and fellowship together - and to learn what it means to be Brave enough to step outside of an ordinary day and lives into an extraordinary purpose.

For more information, persons interested may email Klickman at outsideofordinary.lori@gmail.com, call 918-324-3283 or find the event on Facebook by searching "outside of the ordinary."

SAT. 04.08

Color Run in Kansas

Volunteers with the Kansas Special Olympics team will host an inaugural community wide My School Color run at 9 a.m., Saturday, April 8, at the Kansas Elementary School, 275 West Main, Kansas.

The run, which includes a 5K and 1 mile fun run, will benefit the school’s special olympic team.

Each pre-registered participant will be provided with a single powder color packet that will be thrown in the air at the final color celebration at the finished line.

Participants who register by March 24, will receive a t-shirt, race bib and individual color packet.

Cost is $30 per person. Persons my register at www.kansasmscr.eventbrite.com or contact Vicki Joice at 918-868-2567 or vicki@kansasps.com.

SUN. 04.09

Palm Sunday at St. Andrew's

The congregation of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church will observe Palm Sunday during the 10 a.m. worship service, on Sunday, April 9.

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.

THU. 04.13

Maundy Thursday at St. Andrew's

The congregation of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church will observe Maundy Thursday on Thursday, April 13, with the following: 5:30 p.m., social time, 6 p.m., shared meal, and a worship service at 7 p.m..

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.

Maundy Thursday at Immanuel Lutheran

Volunteers at Immanuel Lutheran Church will host a worship service to mark Maundy Thursday at 7 p.m., on Thursday, April 13.

For more information, persons interested may call the church office at 918-786-4585 and leave a message. The church is located at 706 Rockwood Drive, Grove.

Holy Thursday at First UMC

The congregation at First United Methodist Church in Grove will mark Holy Thursday with a worship service at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 13, in the sanctuary.

First United Methodist Church is located at 1005 Leisure Road, Grove. For more information, persons interested may call 918-786-5148.

FRI. 04.14

Good Friday at St. Andrew's

The congregation of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church will observe Good Friday on Friday, April 14, with a worship service and Stations of the Cross beginning at 7 p.m.

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.

Good Friday at Immanuel Lutheran

The congregation at Immanuel Lutheran Church will host a Tenebrae Service for Good Friday at 7 p.m., on Friday, April 14.

For more information, persons interested may call the church office at 918-786-4585 and leave a message. The church is located at 706 Rockwood Drive, Grove.

Good Friday at First UMC

The congregation at First United Methodist Church in Grove will celebrate Good Friday with a worship service at 7 p.m., Friday, April 14, in the West Wing.

First United Methodist Church is located at 1005 Leisure Road, Grove. For more information, persons interested may call 918-786-5148.

SAT. 04.15

Easter Egg Hunt at Immanuel Lutheran

The congregation at Immanuel Lutheran Church will host an Easter Egg Hunt for the community at 1 p.m., Saturday, April 15, at the church.

For more information, persons interested may call the church office at 918-786-4585 and leave a message. The church is located at 706 Rockwood Drive, Grove.

SAT. 04.15 to 05.06

Har-Ber to host film series

Volunteers at Har-Ber Village in Grove will host a series of three work-related films, which will be shown on three Saturdays in April and May, to coincide with the Way We Worked Smithsonian exhibit.

Those sessions are free and open to the public. No registration is required and participants do not have to be part of the book club to attend.

The movies, which will include a post-showing discussion time, are:

• Saturday, April 15 - “Fly Girls:” the first female pilots to fly in the U. S. military.

• Saturday, April 22 - “Rising from the Rails:” the story of the Pullman Porter

• Saturday, May 6 - “Swing Shift:”when America marched off to WWII, the women marched into the factory

Each of these sessions will take place at 2 p.m., in the Har-Ber Village Museum. Participants are asked to arrive no later than 1:45 p.m., to be directed to the film location within the museum.

Har-Ber Village is a living history museum. Located at 4404 West 20th Street, outside of Grove, the museum will open for the 2017 season on March 18. The new hours will include 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Thursday to Monday. It will be closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Admission is $10 for adults; $7.50 for seniors 62 and above; $5 for children 6 to 13; and under 6 and members free.

SUN. 04.16

Easter at St. Andrew's

The congregation of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church will observe Easter Sunday on Sunday, April 16, with the following: 6:30 a.m., Sunrise Service, and 10 a.m. Holy Eucharist.

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.

Easter at Immanuel Lutheran

The congregation at Immanuel Lutheran Church will host several events on Sunday, April 16, to mark Easter. They include: an early service at 8 a.m., followed by brunch, and a second worship service at 9:30 a.m.

For more information, persons interested may call the church office at 918-786-4585 and leave a message. The church is located at 706 Rockwood Drive, Grove.

Easter at First UMC

The congregation at First United Methodist Church in Grove will celebrate Easter with several events on Sunday, April 16. They include: a Sunrise Service at 6:45 a.m., a traditional sanctuary service at 9 a.m., and a contemporary service at 10:30 a.m. in the West Wing.

First United Methodist Church is located at 1005 Leisure Road, Grove. For more information, persons interested may call 918-786-5148.

SUN. 04.23

Finish the Race 5K

Volunteers at First United Methodist Church, Grove, will sponsor a 5K/Fun Run “Finish The Race” at 3 p.m., Sunday, April 23, to benefit area foster families.

The 5K costs $20 per person, while the fun run costs $10 per person. The 5K will increase to $25 after April 20. There is a fee of $2.50 to register online, which ends on April 22.

Packet pickup will begin at 2 p.m., with the one mile fun run starting at 3 p.m., and the 5K beginning at 3:30 p.m.

First United Methodist Church is located at 1005 Leisure Road, Grove. For more information, persons interested may call 918-786-5148 or visit https://runsignup.com/Race/OK/Grove/FinishtheRace5k

SAT. 04.29 to 04.30

Grand Lake Renaissance Festival

The Third Annual Grand Lake Renaissance Festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, April 29 and 30, behind Park Hill Motel & RV Park, 438415 East Highway 60, Vinita.

For more information, persons interested may call 918-244-1887.

FRI. 05.05 to 05.06

Vendors sought for Rodeo Miami

Event organizers are seeking vendors for Rodeo Miami, the seven-time ACRA Rodeo of the Year.

The rodeo will be at the Miami Fairgrounds on Friday and Saturday, May 5 and 6, 2017.

Food vendor space is available for $350 for the weekend. Non-food vendor space is available for $250 for the weekend.

Application Forms may be picked up at the Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB), located at 111 North Main Street. Those interested can also contact officials with the CVB at 918-542-4435 to receive forms via email or by fax. Application and payment deadline is 5 p.m. on Friday, April 28.

Rodeo Miami 2017 is being produced by Rodeo Miami Inc. This highly anticipated event is being made possible through the partnership of the Ottawa County Fair Board, City of Miami, Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau, Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College and Rodeo Miami, Inc.

For more information about Rodeo Miami 2017, contact the Miami CVB or follow Rodeo Miami on facebook for event updates.

FRI. 05.05

First Friday Wine Share

The first Friday Wine Share will take place at 6 p.m. Friday, May 5, at the Quarter Deck Waterfront Cafe, 28251 South 561 Road, Monkey Island.

Participants are asked to bring their favorite bottle of wine. Singles may bring a bottle every other month, couples are asked to bring one per month. Participants are also asked to bring their own wine glass and an appetizer to share.

This month's event will feature the theme "Tacky Tourist Party." Participants are asked to come prepared to "welcome back the summer." Musical entertainment will be provided.

For more information about the wine share, persons interested may contact Teresa Poindexter at 918-964-9799 or TeresaPoindexter@Remax.net, or call 918-786-9888.

SAT. 05.06

Art in the Garden

The 2017 Art in the Garden, the annual art show at Lendonwood Gardens, Grove, will take place on Saturday, May 6.

Artisans are encouraged to reserve a space for $25. Space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Artists will retain all proceeds from the sale of their work. Entrance to the garden on this day is free to the public.

Past participants have included potters, wood-turners, quilters, jewelry makers, sculptors, carvers, painters and more.

For more information, or to obtain an entry form, persons interested may call 918-786-2938.

Endless Memories Car Show

The Endless Memories Car Club will host the 2017 Classic Car Show on Saturday, May 6, at Eagles Landing, north of Sail Boat Bridge.

For more information, persons interested may contact Gene Hood at 918-801-6489 or Hill at 918-801-2676.

SAT. 05.20

Jakes Field Day

The annual Jakes Field Day, sponsored by the Grand Gobblers chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation, will take place on Saturday, May 20, on the Whitewater Farm, east of Whitewater Creek.

The event will include horseback riding, kayaking, fishing, shooting sports, geocaching, gigging and more. It is for students of all ages.

Registration for pre-registered groups will begin at 8:30 a.m., followed by all other participants. Pre-registration for groups may take place by emailing kim@timbered-in.com. Admission is free and includes lunch. Concessions and t-shirts will be available for sale.

For more information, persons interested may call Sean Worley at 918-791-1144 or visit www.jakeseventgroveok.com or "Jakes Event Grove, OK" on Facebook.

FRI. 06.02

First Friday Wine Share

The first Friday Wine Share will take place at 6 p.m. Friday, June 2, at the Grand Lake Sailing Club, 31650 South 605 Road, Grove.

Participants are asked to bring their favorite bottle of wine. Singles may bring a bottle every other month, couples are asked to bring one per month. Participants are also asked to bring their own wine glass and an appetizer to share.

This month's event will feature the theme "Sailing and Boating."

For more information about the wine share, persons interested may contact Teresa Poindexter at 918-964-9799 or TeresaPoindexter@Remax.net, or call 918-786-9888.

06.08 to 06.10

American Heritage Music Festival

The American Heritage Music Festival will take place Thursday to Saturday, June 8 to 10, in Grove.

The event will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the AHMF and include events at Snider's Camp on Thursday and Friday, June 8 and 9, beginning at 6 p.m., each evening.

Events at the civic center will take place beginning at 10 a.m., on Friday and Saturday, June 9 and 10. The final concert will take place on Saturday evening, and feature Jim Paul Blair and Hee Haw's Misty Rowe.

Early bird tickets may be purchased by in May at Gallery Southwest, 10th and Main, Grove, or by calling 918-786-8896 or grandlakefestivals.com.

FRI. 07.21 to 07.22

GLOC Quilt Show

Lake Life is Grand is the theme for the bi-annual Grand Lake o' The Cherokee's Quilt Guild quilt show, set for Friday, July 21 and Saturday, July 22, at the Grove Civic Center, 1702 South Main, Grove.

Area quilters are encouraged to enter the show, display their work and compete for ribbons. Cash prizes will be awarded for best of show and viewer's choice. Vendors will also be present during the event.

For more information, or to enter a quilt in the event, persons interested may contact Carol Torline at ctors1@yahoo.com or 517-990-2051.