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. 04.21 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.

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

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.

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.

Unified Fishing Derby

FLW Costa Series Pro Mark Howard will host a free unified fishing derby for young anglers (18 and under) and Special Olympians (all ages) from noon to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 22, at Wolf Creek Park, Grove.

Goodie bags will be given to the first 25 students registered. First and second place awards will be presented, on the FLW Stage, prior to the weigh-in on Saturday at 2:30 p.m.

Students are asked to bring a rod and reel if they have it, FLW rods will be available for the first 25 students. Participants are also encouraged to bring chairs, life jackets, sunscreen, hats, snacks and drinks. An adult or a legally authorized caregiver must accompany all participants and sign a release. 

Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. For more information, or to pre-register, persons interested may contact Howard at 214-773-5451 or email mhowardc1406@gmail.com.

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.

SAT. 04.22 to 04.23

Three State Walk Weekend

Members of the Dogwood Trailblazers, the Tulsa Walking Club and the Ozark Hill Hikers will host a three-state walk weekend, Saturday, April 22 and Sunday, April 23, in Southwest City, Missouri, Grove, and Bentonville, Arkansas.

The walks will take place as follows:

8:30 to 11 a.m., - morning walk in Southwest City, Missouri, meet at Blankenship City Park, 501 N. Main, Southwest City.

10 a.m. to 1 p.m. - mid-day walk in Grove, meet at the Grove Community Building, 104 West Third, Grove.

9 a.m. to noon - morning walk in Bentonville, Arkansas, meet at the Bentonville Library 405 South Main, Bentonville.

For more information, persons interested may call Glen Conyers at 417-434-0977, Rhonda Shockey at 918-855-0195, or Paul Swaim 479-628-5172.

SAT. 04.22 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 remaining movies, which include a post-showing discussion time, are:

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

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

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

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

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

SUN. 04.23

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

GriefShare at Bible Baptist

A 13-week long GriefShare 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

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.

Boy Scout Spaghetti Dinner

A spaghetti dinner fundraiser for Boy Scout Troop 78 will take place from 4:30 to 7 p.m., Monday, April 24, at First United Methodist Church, 1005 Leisure Road, Grove.

The meal, for $5 per person, is all you can eat and will help offset expenses incurred by the scouts. 

MON. 04.24 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.

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.

THU. 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 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. 04.28

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.

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.

Blended & Blessed

A free one-day event for blended families, Blended & Blessed, will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, April 29, at Rivers of Life Event Center, Grove.

The event, a one-day livestream simulcast, is designed for stepfamily couples, single parents, dating couples with children, and those who care about blended families.

It's designed to unpack the five keys that are crucial for healthy stepfamily marriages. The event is free, however space is limited. Daycare for children ages 2 and above will be available offsite at First Assembly of God, Grove.

Lunch will be provided. The event is sponsored by Family Life Ministries and the Grove Ministerial Alliance. Rivers of Life is located at 400 Industrial Road A, near the Grove Municipal Airport.

To register for the conference or to obtain childcare, persons are asked to RSVP by Tuesday, April 25. Persons may register by visiting https://familylife.brushfireapp.com/blended-blessed/436943. For questions, persons may contact Karen Arthur, organizer, at 402-212-0295 or Groveblendedandblessed.com.

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

Thrifty Style Show

The Thrifty Style Show and Salad Luncheon, to benefit the Christian Mission Thrift Store, will take place at noon, Thursday, May 4, in the West Wing at First United Methodist Church, Grove. 

Fashions will be modeled from the Christian Thrift Store. Participants are asked to bring a salad to share. Proceeds will benefit the thrift store. 

For more information, persons interested may contact Vickie Wright at 918-327-4200. The event is sponsored by members of the United Methodist Women. The church is located at 1005 Leisure Road, Grove.

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.

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.

SUN. 05.07

Mitch McVicker in Concert

Mitch McVicker, who formerly toured with the late Rich Mullins, will present a concert at 7 p.m., Sunday, May 7, at Grand Lake Life.Church.

Hosted by Richie and Kathy Castaldo, the concert will feature music from McVicker's various works.

Admission is free. The church is located at 61980 East 353 Road, within the Newsong Church, between Grove and Jay on Highway 59.

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.

MON. 05.22 to 05.26

VBS at Grace Harbor

Volunteers at Grace Harbor Baptist Church will host Operation Arctic VBS from 5:45 to 7:45 p.m., Monday, May 22 to Friday, May 26, at the church, 16 11th Street, in Grove. 

For more information, or to register, persons interested may visit www.graceharborgrove.com or call 918-786-9529.

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

Blended & Blessed

A free one-day event for blended families, Blended & Blessed, will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, April 29, at Rivers of Life Event Center, Grove.

The event, a one-day livestream simulcast, is designed for stepfamily couples, single parents, dating couples with children, and those who care about blended families.

It's designed to unpack the five keys that are crucial for healthy stepfamily marriages. The event is free, however space is limited. Daycare for children ages 2 and above will be available offsite at First Assembly of God, Grove.

Lunch will be provided. The event is sponsored by Family Life Ministries and the Grove Ministerial Alliance. Rivers of Life is located at 400 Industrial Road A, near the Grove Municipal Airport.

To register for the conference or to obtain childcare, persons are asked to RSVP by Tuesday, April 25. Persons may register by visiting https://familylife.brushfireapp.com/blended-blessed/436943. For questions, persons may contact Karen Arthur, organizer, at 402-212-0295 or Groveblendedandblessed.com.

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