ONGOING

Grove Tennis Club

Men and women of all ages are invited to take part in the Grove Tennis Club, at 9 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays 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.

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.

Good Friday at Cleora UMC

Members of Cleora United Methodist Church will host a Good Friday service at 7 p.m., Friday, April 14, at the church, located at 451154 East 295 Road, Afton, near Cleora School.

Good Friday at COS

A Good Friday service will take place at 6 p.m., Friday, April 14, at Church of the Shepherd (COS) in Grove. Childcare will be available for those 3 years and younger.

The church is located at 1600 Har-Ber Road, Grove. For more information, persons interested may visit www.facebook.com/grovecos or www.grovecos.com.

Stations of the Cross at St. Elizabeth

Good Friday Stations of the Cross will take place at 3 p.m., Friday, April 14, at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, Grove.

The church is located at 1653 113th St. NW, Grove. For more information, persons interested may visit www.stelizabethcatholicchurch.org or www.facebook.com/St.ElizabethCatholicChurchGroveOK.

Good Friday at St. Elizabeth

Good Friday services at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church will take place at 6 p.m., on Friday, April 14, at the church, 1653 113th St. NW., Grove.

For more information, persons interested may visit www.stelizabethcatholicchurch.org or www.facebook.com/St.ElizabethCatholicChurchGroveOK.

Good Friday at Lake Center Baptist

Volunteers at Lake Center Baptist Church will host a come-and-go time of prayer and communion, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday, April 14, at the church’s worship center.

Participants are asked to enter on the north side of the church, in the double doors.

Additionally, volunteers will take turns to "Carry the Cross" on Monkey Island beginning at 9 a.m., in the church's parking lot.

The church is located at 29020 OK-125, Afton, near the entrance of Monkey Island. For more information, persons interested may call 918-257-5202.

City of Grove Swearing In

Grove Municipal Judge Richard James will administer the oath of office to two city council representatives: Ward 1 - Ed Trumbull and Ward 2 - Josh McElhaney, at noon, Friday, April 14, in room 5 of the Grove Community Center, 104 West Third, Grove. The event is open to the public. 

FRI. 04.14 to 04.15

GHS Alumni Baseball Weekend

The second Grove Ridgerunner Alumni Baseball Game will take place at 7 p.m., Friday, April 14, at Beauchamp Field in Grove.

The game, which includes the players taking the field at 6:30 p.m., and the game starting at 7 p.m., is part of a series of events to honor the 20th anniversary of the 1997 State Championship Baseball Team. 

Events on Saturday, April 15, include Kash Beauchamp throwing out the first pitch in honor of his dad, Jim Beauchamp, at 10 a.m., at the start of the first GHS game; and the state championship team throwing out the first pitch at 4 p.m.

An alumni social will take place from noon to 4 p.m., outside side the left field fence.

The alumni banquet is set for 7 to 11 p.m., Saturday, April 15, at the Grand Lake Casino Event Center, on Highway 10. It will include a bbq dinner, silent auction, induction into the Ridgerunner Baseball Hall of Fame and more.

For more information, persons interested may email: ridgerunnerbaseballalumni@gmail.com.

FRI. 04.14 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, now until Monday, May 8, at 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. For more information, persons interested may call 918-786-3488, or visit www.har-bervillage.com.

SAT. 04.15

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 luvthebrain@yahoo.com.

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.

Community Easter Egg Hunt

Volunteers at Disney Assembly of God will host a community Easter Egg Hunt at 2 p.m., Saturday, April 15, at 313 East Wall Street, in Disney, across from the Disney Post Office.

More than 1,000 eggs filled with candy will be hidden, along with one "prize" egg per age group. For more information, contact 918-435-4512.

Easter Egg Hunt

Volunteers with Grand Lake State Park - Twin Bridges will host an Easter Eggstravaganza at 11 a.m., Saturday, April 15, at the state park.

It will include pictures with the Easter Bunny and an Easter egg hunt.

Twin Bridges State Park is located six miles east of Fairland or five miles south of Miami at the junction of Highway 137 and Highway 60. For more information, persons interested may call the park office at 918.542.6969.

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.

Easter Egg Hunt

Volunteers with Grove's First Baptist Church will host its annual Easter Egg Hunt at 11 a.m., Saturday, April 15, at the church 501 East 13th Street, Grove.

The event will include thousands of eggs filled with candy, prizes and tickets for larger prizes. Children up to fifth grade can bring their Easter baskets to pick up eggs. There will be a designated area for different age groups. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m.

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

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.

Fairland Easter Egg Hunt

Members of the Fairland Fire Department and the Fairland Ministerial Alliance will host an Easter Egg Hunt beginning at 1 p.m., Saturday, April 15, at the Fairland City Park, 205-299 South Main Street, in Fairland.

The hunt is for children up to 12-years of age. Divisions include 0 to 3, 4 to 6, 7 to 9 and 10 to 12. A prize egg will be available in each age group.

Saturday Vigil Mass at St. Elizabeth

Saturday Vigil Mass services at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church will take place at 7 p.m., on Saturday, April 15, at the church, 1653 113th St. NW., Grove.

For more information, persons interested may visit www.stelizabethcatholicchurch.org or www.facebook.com/St.ElizabethCatholicChurchGroveOK.

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.”

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 Saturday, April 15, at the Port of Entry shopping center, just south of the intersection of Highway 125 and 85A, going towards Monkey Island.

This week's storytime will include "Splat the Cat" stories and a special Splat the Cat craft, led by Joyce Weber, retired teacher and librarian.

For more information, persons interested may call 918-694-4518.

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. 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."

SUN. 04.16

Easter at Cleora UMC

Members of Cleora United Methodist Church will host two services on Easter Sunday, April 16.

The first takes place at 6:30 a.m., and is a Easter Sunrise Service at the Coves. The second, takes place at 10 a.m., at the church, located at 451154 East 295 Road, Afton, near Cleora School.

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. An Easter Egg Hunt will take place at 11:45 a.m.

During the 10 a.m. service pianist Terry Jordan will play the grand piano while organist Scott Crow will be featured on the Rogers Organ, along with the voices of the St. Andrew's Choir. The group will present classical duets and traditional music as part of the worship service.

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.

Easter at COS

A “Big Easter” service will take place at 9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m., Sunday, April 16, at Church of the Shepherd (COS)in Grove.

An Easter Egg Hunt will take place following the 10:45 a.m. service.

The church is located at 1600 Har-Ber Road, Grove. For more information, persons interested may visit www.facebook.com/grovecos or www.grovecos.com.

Easter at Grace Harbor

Members of Grace Harbor Baptist Church in Grove will celebrate Easter Sunday, Sunday, April 16, with a joint service beginning at 10 a.m. at the church. Following the service, an Easter Egg hunt will take place for children of all ages.

For more information, persons interested may call 918-786-9529 or Pastor Marty Hughes at 918-814-9222.

Easter at First Christian

Members of First Christian Church in Fairland will host an Easter worship service at 10:30 a.m., Sunday, April 16, at the church, 117 North Collins, Fairland.

Immediately following the service, volunteers will host an Easter egg hunt for students infant through fifth grade. The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, persons interested may call Gary Radtke at 918-409-8396.

Easter at Foundation Free Will Baptist

Easter services at Foundation Free Will Baptist Church will take place at 10:30 a.m., on Sunday, April 16, with refreshment served before the service.

An Easter egg hunt for children fifth grade and younger will follow the service.

For more information, persons interested may call 918-787-8950. The church is located two miles north of Sail Boat Bridge on Highway 59.

Easter at St. Elizabeth

Easter Sunday services at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church will take place at 10:30 a.m., Sunday, April 16, at the church at the church, 1653 113th St. NW., Grove. An Easter Egg Hunt will follow the service weather permitting.

For more information, persons interested may visit www.stelizabethcatholicchurch.org or www.facebook.com/St.ElizabethCatholicChurchGroveOK.

Easter at Lake Center Baptist

Easter at Lake Center Baptist Church will include a Bible Study at 9:45 a.m., and a worship service at 11 a.m.

The church is located at 29020 OK-125, Afton, near the entrance of Monkey Island. For more information, persons interested may call 918-257-5202.

Easter at Mountain Movers Church

Easter Sunday, Sunday, April 16, at Mountain Movers Church will include the launching of a third worship service. The service times will now include 8:30 a.m., 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. The 10 a.m. service will be live on the church's facebook page. 

The church is located at 24000 South 660 Road, Grove, near the Turkey Ford Elementary School.

For more information, persons interested may cal 918-786-8555 or visit www.facebook.com/mountainmoverschurch.grove.

Easter at Three Rivers Church

Easter services on Sunday, April 16, at Three Rivers Presbyterian Church will include a children's service at 9 a.m., and a worship service at 10 a.m., at the church, 5421 U.S. Highway 59, Grove, approximately two miles south of Sail Boat Bridge.

For more information, persons interested may call 918-801-7525 or visit www.facebook.com/3riverspca.

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.

Easter Egg Hunt at St. Andrew's

The congregation of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church will host an Easter Egg Hunt beginning at 11:45 a.m., following the 10 a.m. worship service.

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 Egg Hunt at COS

Volunteers at Church of the Shepherd (COS) will host an Easter Egg Hunt, part of the “Big Easter” service on Sunday, April 16, at the church.

The hunt will take place following the 10:45 a.m. service.

The church is located at 1600 Har-Ber Road, Grove. For more information, persons interested may visit www.facebook.com/grovecos or www.grovecos.com.

Easter Egg Hunt Grace Harbor

Members of Grace Harbor Baptist Church in Grove will host an Easter Egg Hunt for children of all ages on Sunday, Sunday, April 16, following the 10 a.m. worship service at the church.

For more information, persons interested may call 918-786-9529 or Pastor Marty Hughes at 918-814-9222.

Easter Egg Hunt at Foundation Free Will Baptist

The congregation of Foundation Free Will Baptist Church will host an Easter Egg hunt on Easter Sunday, April 16, immediately after the morning service for children fifth grade and younger.

The Easter service begins at 10:30 a.m., with refreshments before the service.

For more information, persons interested may call 918-787-8950. The church is located two miles north of Sail Boat Bridge on Highway 59.

Easter Egg Hunt at St. Elizabeth

An Easter Egg Hunt will take place at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church on Sunday, April 16, following the 10:30 a.m. worship service, weather permitting.

The church is located at 1653 113th St. NW., Grove. For more information, persons interested may visit www.stelizabethcatholicchurch.org or www.facebook.com/St.ElizabethCatholicChurchGroveOK.

Easter Egg Hunt at First Christian

Members of First Christian Church in Fairland will host an Easter Egg Hunt for students infants to fifth grade immediately following the 10:30 a.m. service on Sunday, April 16, at the church, 117 North Collins, Fairland. The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, persons interested may call Gary Radtke at 918-409-8396.

GrandLakeLife to launch

Grand Lake Life.Church will launch with a 7 p.m. worship service on Sunday, April 16, at NewSong Church, Grove.

The church, pastored by Richie and Kathy Castaldo, is being formed as a partnership between Pastor Craig Groeschel of Life.Church in Edmond, and Pastor Marty Dyer with NewSong Church in Grove.

The services will take place at 7 p.m., each Sunday, at NewSong, 61980 East 353 Road, Grove, approximately four miles south of Honey Creek Bridge on Highway 59 between Grove and Jay.

For more information, persons interested may visit www.grandlakelife.church or contact Pastor Richie M. Castaldo at 918-786-7737, or pastor@grandlakelife.church.

MON. 04.17

Ribbon Cutting for Whitewater Bridge

Officials with the Delaware County Commission, ODOT, Cherokee Nation and more will host a ribbon cutting to celebrate the completion of the Whitewater Bridge (on Stand Waite / Butler Road), at 3 p.m., Monday, April 17.

DelCo Republican Women

Deborah Strauss, the owner of New Life Spa, will be the keynote speaker on Monday, April 17, at the Delaware County Republican Women's meeting.

The meeting, which is open to the public, takes place beginning at noon, at Charlie's Chicken in Grove. Stauss, a doctor of naturopathy, will discuss health related issues.

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 tammy-proctor@cherokee.org or 918-232-7583.

MON. 04.17 to 04.22

Grove Spring Clean-Up

Officials with the City of Grove will host the city-wide spring clean-up from Monday, April 17 to Friday, April 21.

Curbside pickup will begin on Monday. Items allowed include junk, appliances, furniture, and bagged grass clippings and yard debris. 

Yard debris must be bundled and tied with a biodegradable string or twine. Materials larger than four inches in diameter or four feet in length will not be picked up.

All items must be placed along the street in the city's right of way prior to the crews stopping to each residence. To assure items will be picked up, residents may begin placing items at the curb beginning on April 10.

Items not accepted include commercial or agriculture waste, tires, batteries, motor oil, paint, varnish, thinner, pressurized gas cylinders, medical waste, pharmaceuticals, tvs, electronics, ammunitions, explosives, and items too large to fit in a garbage truck compactor bin.

Grove Tire Disposal 

Officials with the City of Grove will host a free tire disposal, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday, April 17 to Friday, April 21, and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 22, at the Grove Wastewater Treatment Plant on north Cherokee Street. Grove.

Residents of Grove and Delaware County may dispose of up to 25 tires per household. Automobile, light truck, semi truck and farm implement. Commercial Tire Shops and dealers are not eligible for this free tire disposal. 

Grove E-Waste & Hazardous Waste Disposal

Officials with the City of Grove will host a free e-waste and hazardous household waste disposal day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 22, at the Grove Wastewater Treatment Plant on north Cherokee Street, Grove.

Items accepted (with current GMSA bill) include: anti-freeze, brake fluids, gasoline, motor oil, oil-based products, solvents, household cleaners, mercury, fluorescent bulbs, drain openers, thinners, pesticides, weed killers, yard-care products, poisons, batteries, glues, electronics.

Items not accepted include commercial or agriculture waste, pressurized gas cylinders, medical waste, pharmaceuticals, ammunitions and explosives. 

MON. 04.17 to 06.19

GriefShare at First Baptist

GriefShare, a series of 13-week sessions will take place at Grove's First Baptist Church, Grove, now until Monday, June 19.

The sessions are for anyone grieving the death of a family member or friend. Participants do not have to attend every session. The workshop is free. A companion workbook to use during the workshop will cost $15.

For more information, persons interested may contact the church's office at 918-786-4419 for details. The church is located at 501 East 13th Street, Grove.

WED. 04.19 to 04.20

Mullin sets Veteran Info Days

Congressman Markwayne Mullin will host a Veteran Day event from 5 to 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 19, in the Calcagno Family Ballroom at the NEO College Student Union, 200 I Street, NE, Miami.

The meeting will include representatives from veterans service groups and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Caseworkers from Mullin's congressional offices will also be present to help veteran or military family members requiring a liaison to a federal agency.

For more information, persons interested may call 918-687-2533 or 918-423-5951.

THU. 04.20 to 04.27

Community Bereavement Classes

Community Bereavement Classes have been set for the four Thursdays in April at INTEGRIS Grove Hospital. The classes will be from 7 to 8:15 p.m. now until April 27.

The remaining weekly topics are as follows; 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. 04.21

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.

SAT. 04.22

Henry Harris in Concert

Members of Zena Baptist Church will host a piano concert featuring Henry Harris of Anderson Missouri, at 6 p.m., Saturday, April 22, at the church, 36191 South 575 Road, Jay.

The event will include a night of worship and praise in concert.

For more information, persons interested may call Pastor Rick Thomas at 918-786-5688, email zbcjayok@gmail.com or visit www.zbcjayok.org.

Fairland Lions Club Golf Tournament

Members of the Fairland Lions Club will host the 17th Annual Fairland Lions Club Dr. Bill Goodman Golf Tournament on Saturday, April 22, at the Peoria Ridge Golf Course.

The tournament is a four-person team scramble with individual competitive events and a Pink Lady Team Competition. Entry fee of $70 per person includes frees, cart use, lunch, treats, prizes and other amenities. 

Players need to arrive by 9 a.m. to sign in, with the putting contest beginning shortly after that. The event will include a shotgun start at 9 a.m. A rain date will be set for Saturday, April 29.

For more information, or to register, persons interested may contact Jess Robinson at 918-540-4541 or mail@jessrobinson.com.

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.

SUN. 04.23 to 04.26

Revival at Zena Baptist

Members of Zena Baptist Church will host a revival featuring Wayne Wall from Sunday, April 23 to Wednesday, April 26, at the church, 36191 South 575 Road, Jay.

Services will take place at 11 a.m., and 6 p.m., on Sunday, April 23, and at 6 p.m., Monday thru Wednesday, April 24 to 26. 

For more information, persons interested may call Pastor Rick Thomas at 918-786-5688, email zbcjayok@gmail.com or visit www.zbcjayok.org.

SUN. 04.23 to 07.23

Grief Share

A 13-week long Grief Share Class will take place from 2 to 4 p.m., on Sundays, beginning Sunday, April 23 to July 23, at Bible Baptist Church, 28050S. 630 Road, Grove.

The class is free, however the companion book is $20.

The sessions are designed to help people who have had losses, no matter how long ago or recent. It is also designed help people know that everyone grieves differently and how to try and cope with the changes after they lose someone.

For more information, persons interested may contact Nicky Bassett at nickycwg@hotmail.com.

MON. 04.24

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.

TUE. 04.25

Lion Burger fundraiser

Members of the Jay Lions Club will host a "Lion Burger" fundraiser from 11 a.m. until they are gone, Tuesday, April 25, on the Delaware County Courthouse square.

For $6 participants can get a hamburger or cheeseburger, chips, dessert and a drink. The event is designed to serve as a "cookout for college" and benefits the organization's scholarship fund for Jay High School seniors.

In the event of rain, it will take place at the community center. To pre-order meals, persons interested may call 918-353-5362.

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.

SAT. 04.29

Fairland Spring Clean Up

Officials with the City of Fairland will host a spring clean up from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, April 29, at 1201 Industrial Road, at the county barn.

Items that can be dropped off include furniture, household appliances, air conditioners, tires and paint cans (must have lids removed and paint must be dried).

No hazardous materials will be accepted including chemicals, fuels, anything explosive, oils, thinners or automobile batteries.

For more information, persons interested may call the Ottawa County District 3 office at 918-676-3227.

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.

SUN. 04.30

Ridgerunner Golf Booster Club Tournament

Members of the Ridgerunner Golf Booster Club will host a golf tournament beginning at 1:30 p.m., Sunday, April 30, at the Patricia Island Golf Course.

Entry fee is $75 per person or $300 per team. Lunch will be provided at 12:30 p.m., with free range balls. Mulligans are three for $20, with all proceeds going to the Ridgerunner Golf Booster Club. A rain date has been set for Sunday, May 7. 

For more information, persons interested may contact Christina Riggs at 918-801-3901 or email ce.riggs@riggstree.com. The deadline to register is April 24.

THU. 05.04

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.

National Day of Prayer in Grove

Members of the Grove Ministerial Alliance will host a prayer service Thursday, May 4, on at Grace Harbor Baptist Church, Grove, to mark the National Day of Prayer.

The event will follow the soup and sermon format and begin with a soup meal at 11:30 a.m., followed by the prayer service at noon.

THU. 05.04 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 opened March 24 at the village and will continue through May 8.

Books selected for the series include:

• 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. 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

GRDA Lake Launch

The annual Lake Launch, which traditionally marks the beginning of the summer season on Grand Lake, will take place at 6 p.m., Friday, May 5, at the Grand River Dam Authority's Ecosystems and Education Center in Langley.

The event will include a "state of the lake" address by Dan Sullivan, CEO of GRDA.

For more information, persons interested may call 918-256-0852.

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

Barkaritaville returns to Grove

The second Barkaritaville, to benefit the Second Chance Pet Rescue of Grand Lake, will take place from 5 to 9 p.m., Saturday, May 20, at the Honey Creek Landing and Marina, located next to Honey Creek Bridge.

The event will include a “cheeseburgers in paradise” dinner hosted by the staff of The Parrot Steakhouse and Grill, live music by The Exit 34 Band, and a charity auction.

Tropical attire and flip-flops are encouraged. Tickets are $40 per person and available at the Second Chance Thrift Shop, 220 East Third, Grove, The Parrot, and at www.doitforthepets.com. For more information, persons interested may contact Carol Rice at 918-786-5750.

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.

WED. 05.24

AARP Driver Safety Program

Local classes for the AARP Driver Safety Program will take place in March to December. The one-day course is six hours in length. Drivers will be able to obtain a discount from their insurance carriers for taking the course.

The classes are open to all interested drivers, including those who have taken it in the past. Upcoming class dates are Wednesdays, May 24, Aug. 30, Sept. 27, Oct. 4 and Nov. 29, and Saturdays, June 17 and Dec. 9.

For more information, or to learn the time and location of an individual class, persons interested may call Frank Houck at 918-787-6532.

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.

Tailgate Party

Popup vendors with Vintage By The Creek will host a tailgate party from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, June 10, at the outdoor market, 1621 South Broadway Street, Grove.

For more information, persons interested may call 918-791-1849 or visit the Facebook page by searching "Vintage-by-the-Creek".

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 ctors1@yahoo.com or 517-990-2051.

Spotlight Event

Spring Clean-Up in Grove

The City of Grove's annual Spring Clean-Up will take place from Monday, April 17 to Saturday, April 22, with three specific events including:

• Curbside clean-up

From Monday, April 17 to Friday, April 21, Grove residents will be allowed to place items at the curb for pickup including: junk, appliances, furniture, and bagged grass clippings and yard debris limited to 4-foot wide and 4-foot in diameter.

All items must be placed along the street in the city's right of way prior to the crews stopping to each residence. To assure items will be picked up, residents may begin placing items at the curb beginning on April 10.

Items not accepted include commercial or agriculture waste, tires, batteries, motor oil, paint, varnish, thinner, pressurized gas cylinders, medical waste, pharmaceuticals, tvs, electronics, ammunitions, explosives, and items too large to fit in a garbage truck compactor bin.

• Tire Disposal

A free tire disposal for Grove and Delaware County residents will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday, April 17 to Friday, April 21, and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 22, at the Grove Wastewater Treatment Plant on north Cherokee Street. Grove.

Households may dispose of up to 25 tires. Automobile, light truck, semi truck and farm implement. Commercial Tire Shops and dealers are not eligible for this free tire disposal.

• E-Waste & Hazardous Waste Disposal

A free e-waste and hazardous household waste disposal day for GMSA customers will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 22, at the Grove Wastewater Treatment Plant on north Cherokee Street, Grove.

Items accepted (with current GMSA bill) include: anti-freeze, brake fluids, gasoline, motor oil, oil-based products, solvents, household cleaners, mercury, fluorescent bulbs, drain openers, thinners, pesticides, weed killers, yard-care products, poisons, batteries, glues, electronics.