City of Jay Easter Egg Hunt
The City of Jay's Easter egg hunt will take place at 10 a.m., Saturday, April 15, at the city park. Registration will begin at 9 a.m., with the first hunt starting at 10 a.m., and continuing every 15 minutes.
Times include: 0 to 2 - 10 a.m., 3 to 4 - 10:15 a.m., 5 to 6 - 10:30 a.m., and 7 to 10 - 11 a.m. Prize drawings will take place at the end of each hunt.
The event is sponsored by the Jay Chamber of Commerce. For additional information, persons interested may call 918-253-8698.
Easter Bunny in Grove
The Easter bunny will visit the Muddy Pearl in Grove from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., on Saturday, April 15. The event is free and parents are encouraged to bring their cameras to snap a memory.
The Muddy Pearl is located at 414 East Third, Grove, in Annie's Galleria. For more information persons interested may call at 918-787-6900.
Easter Egg Hunt
An old fashioned Easter Egg Hunt will take place at 1 p.m., Saturday, April 15, at Grand Lake State Park-Bernice Nature Center, on Grand Lake.
The event, for children of all ages, will give parents and grandparents a chance to have their child's picture taken with Peter Cottontail. More than 3,000 candy and toy filled eggs will be up for grabs. Students will be divided in age groups from ages 4 to 12 years old. The event will take place rain or shine.
For more information, persons interested may contact 918-257-8330. The Bernice Nature Center is located at Grand Lake State Park - Bernice, 54101 East Highway 85A, just before the bridge in Bernice.
4 State Rodeo
Members of the 4 State Junior Rough Stock Series will host an event on Saturday, April 15, at the Grove Rodeo Arena.
The event will begin with barrels at 2 p.m., and rough stock at 5 p.m. It will include bareback, for 7 and under and 8 and up, sheep, calves, steers, junior bulls, senior bulls and more. Call in began on April 10. Gate fee is $7 for adults and free for children 5 and under.
For more information, persons interested may contact Trish Palmer at 918-510-4670 or 918789-3730 or visit the group’s Facebook page by searching: “4-State-Junior-Rough-Stock-Series.”
Healing Garden Workday
A workday for the Boy Scout Healing Garden of Grove will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, April 15, at the garden located at 29700 South 660 Road, Grove.
The garden, an Eagle Scout project for James Plummer, is 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
SAT. 04.15 to 04.16
Afton Poultry Swap
The next Afton Poultry swap for the 2017 season will take place on Saturday and Sunday, April 15 and 16, 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."
Easter at Mount Hermon Church
Easter services on Sunday, April 16, at Mount Hermon Church, Jay, will include a sunrise service at 6 a.m., and a worship service at 11 a.m.
The church is located at 18035 East 420 Road, Jay. For more information, persons interested may contact Jeremy Colvard at 918-530-9541 or the church office at 918-253-4111.
Easter at Jay First Assembly
Easter services on Sunday, April 16, Jay First Assembly of God in Jay, will take place at 9 and 11 a.m..
The church is located at 908 North Main, Jay. For more information, persons interested may call 918-253-4204 or visit www.facebook.com/jayfirstassembly.
Grove Easter Egg Hunt
Members of Group 33 Motorcycle Club and the Grove Ministerial Alliance will host an Easter Egg Hunt at 2 p.m., Sunday, April 16, at the Grove Sports Complex, 13th and Shundi in Grove.
The event is geared for students 1-year thru 12-years-old. Students will be divided into age appropriate groupings. The hunt starts right at 2 p.m., sharp.
For more information, persons interested may call Charlotte Stogsdill at 918-786-3248.
JOM Meeting in Jay
The next Johnson O'Malley meeting for the Jay Public School System will take place at 5:30 p.m., in the Jay Elementary Cafeteria.
For more information, persons interested may contact Tammy Proctor at email@example.com or 918-232-7583.
Blackwood Brothers in Concert
The Blackwood Brothers Quartet, an award-winning gospel music group, will perform at 7 p.m., Friday, April. 21, at Trinity Baptist Church, Grove.
This is the sixth appearance by the Blackwoods in Grove.
The event is free and open to the public. The church is located at 206 Elk St, Grove. For more information, persons interested may call 918-786-4063.
Shred Day at Grand Savings
Grand Savings Bank of Grove, Jay and Siloam Springs, will host a free Shred Day in honor of Earth Day on Friday, April 21, at all three locations.
It will be held from 8 to 10:30 a.m. at the Grove branch, 1022 South Main, Grove, from 11 a.m. to noon at the Jay branch, 1222 North Main, Jay, and from 9 a.m. to noon, at the Siloam Springs, Arkansas branch.
The event is designed to give people in the community a quick, convenient and secure way to dispose of confidential paperwork in an environmentally smart way.
Participants may pull through the bank’s parking lot, drop off their documents with Shred-it’s mobile shredding truck and be on their way in a matter of minutes. This event is open to individuals and small businesses.
For more information, persons interested may call 918-787-8503.
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
Birding Trip to Spavinaw Creek
Members of the Grand Lake Audubon Society will host a birding field trip at Spavinaw Creek on Monday, April 24.
The group will leave from the parking lot across from Rib Crib at 8 a.m. Participants are asked to bring a sack lunch. For more information, persons interested may contact Sandy Sullins at 918-786-2638 or visit www.grandlakeaudubonsociety.com.
FRI. 04.28 to 04.30
Grand Lake Youth Art Show
Members of the Brush & Palette Art Gallery, in partnership with area schools and businesses, will host a youth art show, Friday through Sunday, April 28 to 30, at the Grove Community Center, 104 West Third, Grove.
Art will be on display from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday and Saturday, and from 10 a.m., to 2 p.m., Sunday.
A reception for the artists will take place from 2 to 6 p.m., on Saturday.
The show is open to all elementary through high school students attending Grand Lake area schools, including those in private schools or are homeschooled. Students who do not have an art class or teacher who plans to submit work, may bring their work directly at the community center on April 27.
Elementary and middle school students will receive ribbons, while high school students will receive ribbons and monetary awards.
All mediums, including sculptures, are welcome. All art must be accompanied by two 3x5 cards with the student’s name, name of piece, grade, school, teacher’s name, and if for sale how much desired.
For more information, persons interested may contact Peggy Weaver at 918-786-9698.
National Day of Prayer in Jay
Members of the Jay Ministerial Alliance will host a prayer service at noon, on Thursday, May 4, on the Delaware County Courthouse lawn, to mark the National Day of Prayer.
For more information, persons interested may contact Jeremy Colvard at 918-530-9541.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
THU. 06.15 to 06.17
59th Siloam Springs Rodeo
The 59th Annual Siloam Springs Rodeo will take place Thursday, June 15 to Saturday, June 17, at the Siloam Spring Rodeo Grounds, Siloam Springs, Arkansas.
The event is hosted by the Siloam Springs Riding Club. The event typically includes a mutton busting competition and junior barrel racing competition.
Admission is $10 per night for adults; $5 for children 7-12 years old while children ages six and under can enter for free. Thursday night, all kids 12 years old and under get in free with a paying adult. There will also be a calf scramble each night.
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 email@example.com or 517-990-2051.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.