WED. 04.19

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.

WED. 04.19 to 04.21

Jay Bulldog Student Art Show

Members of the Delaware County Historical Society are hosting the Jay Bulldog Student Art Show now until Friday, April 21, at the Mariee Wallace Museum in Jay.

A time of refreshments, live music, judging and awards, will take place beginning at noon on Friday, April 21. Judging is set for noon to 1 p.m., with the award ceremony at 2 p.m. 

A $100 grand prize, along with first, second and third place cash prizes, will be awarded. Sponsors include Grand Savings Bank, Arvest, Subway, Pizza Hut, Grove Boxing Club, Christian Community Care Center, Homeland, and Stockwell & Connors.

For more information, persons interested may call the museum at 918-253-4345 or Kit Coughran at 918-314-5994.

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.

Keep DelCo Clean

A Keep DelCo Clean, part of the Keep Oklahoma Beautiful initiative, will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, April 22, throughout the county.

Participants will meet at 8 a.m., by the road, at the Jay Wal-Mart to determine which roads will be tackled during the day. A lunch break will take place from noon to 1 p.m.

Participants are not required to stay for the whole day. Organizers have been given permission to "sign off" on community service hours by the district attorney.

For more information, persons interested may contact Kym Hoover at 918-314-6411.

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.

MON. 04.24

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 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

Mariee Wallace Museum Fundraiser

A BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich fundraiser for the Mariee Wallace Museum will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the museum in Jay.

The meal, for $6, includes a sandwich, chips, pickle, drink and dessert. For early orders, contact 918-253-4345.

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.

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.

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.

Southwest City Old Timers Day

The Southwest City Old Timer's Day will take place beginning at 7 a.m. on Saturday, May 6, in downtown Southwest City.

The event will include:

• 7 a.m. - Pancake breakfast at Full Gospel Church

• 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Vendors - Main Street/Library

• 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Entertainment - Main Street/Library

• 10 a.m. - Doug Kidd, Civil War Storyteller - SWC Arts Center

• Noon - $100 cash drawing - Main Street/Library

• 12:30 p.m. - Old Timer's Parade - Main Street

• 1 p.m. - Outhouse Races - Main Street

• 1:30 p.m. - $200 cash drawing - Main Street/Library

• 1:30 p.m. - Pie Eating Contest - Main Street/Library

• 2 p.m. - Doug Kidd, Civil War Storyteller - SWC Arts Center

• 2:30 p.m. - Ugly Feet Contest - Main Street/Library

• 3:15 p.m. - $500 cash drawing - Main Street/Library

The annual Old Timer's Rodeo will take place at 8 p.m., Friday, May 5, and Saturday, May 6, at the SWC Rodeo Arena.

For more information or to register for the Outhouse Races, persons interested may contact Tammi Martin at 417-762-3527. To reserve a space for crafters/vendors (free with registration) contact Jodi Huston at 417-456-2961. For more information about the festival, contact Cheryl Wetzel at 417-762-3772.

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.

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.

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.

Spotlight Event

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.