WED. 03.15 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., Wednesday, March 15 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

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.

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.

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.

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.

TUE. 03.21

DCRW scholarship applications due

Members of the Delaware County Republican Women have opened the application period for the scholarships available to graduating seniors from any Delaware County high school.

Applications are now available at the various school counselor's offices.

Members of the DCRW promote conservative values and an informed electorate. They encourage political participation, education in the cause of good government and support for worthy elected officials.

Applicants should be highly motivated, academically able and socially concerned female 2017 graduates. Deadline for submission of the applications is March 21. The club will present the scholarship(s) to the winner during the May Awards Assembly. The winner is not based upon political preference.

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.

SAT. 03.25

Vietnam Veterans Recognition

Members of the Jay American Legion Post 195 will host 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. 

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.

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 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 Boardroom at INTEGRIS Grove Hospital. For more information, or to register for the class, persons interested may contact Bishop at 918-787-3497.

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.

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.

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.

THU. 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.

ONGOING

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.

A Gathering of Vets

A Gathering of Vets takes place at 6 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month in the CLC Building at First Baptist Church, 503 North Fourth Street, Jay. Food will be available until it runs out.

The event is open to the public. For more information, persons interested may contact Mary McQuoid at 918-801-6099. 

Emergency Food Assistance Program

The Jay Community Chapel, Seventh and Krause, Jay is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., on the third Tuesday and Wednesday. It covers the entire Jay School District. For more information, persons interested may call 918-253-4334 or 918-253-7447 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.

City of Jay

Officials with the City of Jay will test tornado sirens at noon on the first Wednesday of every month.

Jay Fire Department

Officials with the City of Jay offers Jay Fire Department memberships for anyone living outside Jay city limits and needing one for home insurance purposes.

The cost is $50 a year and is based upon a schedule. For more information, or to purchase a membership, persons interested may contact the Jay city clerk at 918-253-4148 or Jay City Hall at 918-253-4307.

AA and NA Meetings in Colcord

Struggling with addiction? Nothing works? Try a God centered solution Colcord Sunday evening Recovery meets 5 p.m. at the East (back) entrance, Colcord First Baptist Church. Colcord Tuesday night Alcoholics Anonymous, First Baptist Church basement at 7 p.m.

Open meeting. All beliefs and denominations welcome. Colcord Friday night Narcotics Anonymous meeting at 7 p.m., 538 East Main, Colcord, basement entrance.

NA Meetings in Jay

The Last Chance Group, which helps those dealing with narcotics addiction, meets at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Saturdays every week.

Meetings take place in the Jay Senior Citizens Center at 816 South Main Street in Jay. For more information, persons interested may contact Jesse Stroud at 918-964-0609.

Talbot Library & Museum House

Talbot Library & Museum House is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday located at 500 South Colcord Avenue. Closed holidays. For more information or group tours, persons interested may call 918-326-4532.

Free Eye Exam of Glasses

The Jay Lions Club is offering free eye exam or glasses. To qualify, a person must be income eligible and carry no insurance. For more information, persons interested may call Marsha Moore at 918-253-4511 for an application.

Addiction Support Group

Red Willow Counseling Services and Calvary Baptist Church are sponsoring an “Addictions Support Group” at 7:30 p.m., on Thursday. The group meets at Calvary Baptist Church, 7727 Cedar Drive in West Siloam Springs.

The group is open to recovering addicts and their families. Calvary Baptist Church is located on Old Highway 33 (Cedar Drive), between White Oak Road and Moseley School Road, in West Siloam Springs. For more information, persons interested may contact Calvary Baptist Church at 918-422-5922 or calvary000@centurytel.net.

Faith Mission Church Mission

The Faith Mission Church mission is open from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Monday through Wednesday. It offers free clothes, shoes, coats and toys. Donations are welcome.

Narcotics Anonymous Meetings

Narcotic Anonymous Meetings take place at noon on Monday, 7 p.m., on Tuesday, noon on Thursday, and 7 p.m., Saturday, at the Jay Senior Center, 816 South Main, Jay. For more information, persons interested may call 918-521-8914.