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.

WED. & SAT. ONGOING

GAMA Farmers' Market

Grove Area Merchants Farmers' Market takes place from 8 a.m. - noon every Wednesday and Saturday at the Grove Community Center, 104 W. Third, Grove. This is a producer-only market. Everything is handmade or home-grown.

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.

THU. 05.18

Red Cross Blood Drive

Volunteers with the VFW Auxiliary Grove/Bernice will host a blood drive for the American Red Cross from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Thursday, May 18, at the Grove Civic Center, 1702 South Main, Grove.

For more information, persons interested may call 1-800-733-2767. Walk-ins welcome.

Grove Chamber Business After Hours

Members of the Grove Area Chamber of Commerce will host a Business After Hours from 5 to 6:30 p.m., Thursday, May 18, at Nichols Funeral & Cremation Services, 9611 U.S. Highway 59, Grove.

The event is open to chamber members. To RSVP call 918-786-9079.

FRI. 05.19 to 08.04

Outdoor Summer Movie Series

Volunteers with the City of Miami will host an Outdoor Summer Movie Series at Riverview Park and Miami Municipal Swimming Pool, on three dates this summer.

The first night, set for 7:30 p.m., Friday, May 19, will feature Trolls at Riverview Park. Admission for that show is $5 per vehicle. In the event of bad weather, the movie will be moved to the Civic Center.

The other movies, set for 7:30 p.m., Saturday, June 10, features The Sandlot, and 7:30 p.m., Friday, Aug. 4, features Moana. Both of those screenings will take place at the Miami Municipal Swimming Pool. For those shows admission is $5 for adults, $3 for kids and those 5 and under are free.

Food trucks will be available for each evening. Participants are encouraged to "pack up the kids, grab your baskets" and join the fun.

For more information, persons interested may contact Charly Petrek at 918-542-4435 or visit cpetrek@miamiokla.net.

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.

Oak Grove School Fish Fry

The annual fish fry, to benefit the Oak Grove School, will take place at 5 p.m., Saturday, May 20, at the school located at the intersection of South 560 Road and East 340 in the Dennis/Zena community.

Tickets are $6 per person and will be available at the door. The menu includes deep fried fish, pinto beans, coleslaw, cornbread, cookie and beverage. Members of the Dennis Friendship Club are helping to prepare the meal.

Proceeds benefit the upkeep and improvements to the Oak Grove School building/grounds and DFC community projects.

FNB 125th Celebration

Legends and Lassos, the 125th anniversary celebration for First National Bank, will take place from 5:30 to 9 p.m., Saturday, May 20, at the Craig County Fairgrounds, 915 East Apperson Road, Vinita.

The event will feature a mechanical bull riding competition - which includes Jonas Rabel, Mark Londagin, Marty Follis, Matt Carnes - at 8 p.m., judged by top PBR athletes. The event will serve as a fundraiser for the Make a Wish Foundation.

Other actives include live music by Reverse Reaction, Will Rogers Interpreter Andy Hogan, a variety of children’s activities and more.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, persons interested may visit bankvinita.com or www.facebook.com/FNBVinita.

SAT. 05.20 to 05.21

Afton Poultry Swap

The next Afton Poultry swap take place on Saturday and Sunday, May 20 and 21, 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."

Civil War Days at Har-Ber Village

The Sixth Annual Civil War Days at Har-Ber Village Museum will take place from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, May 20 and 21, at Har-Ber Village in Grove.

The event will include a mixture of Civil War history, a variety of re-enactors, and more.

Special guests include the Holmes Brigade Minstrels, re-enactor groups representing 22nd Arkansas, 77th Pennsylvania and 4th Missouri; the Burnt Press District sutler; and tin and coppersmith Robert Stone.

All activities are included with regular admission unless otherwise noted. Har-Ber Village Museum hours are 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; closed Tuesday and Wednesday. Admission is $10 for adults; $7.50 for seniors 62+; $5 for children 6-13; under 6 and members free. Har-Ber Village is located at 4404 West 20th Street, Grove.

SUN. 05.21

Grand Lake Indivisible

Members of Grand Lake Indivisible will host a potluck picnic from noon to 5 p.m., Sunday, May 21, at Honey Creek State Park.

For more information, persons interested may call Debra Berry at 918-521-4155.

MON. 05.22

Johnson O'Malley Parent Committee

Members of the Grove Public Schools Johnson O-Malley Parent Committee will meet at 6 p.m., Monday, May 22, at the Grove Public Schools Administration Building, 310 South Broadway Grove.  A meeting of the Title VI Indian Education Committee will follow at 6:30 p.m.

For more information, persons interested may call Cindy Weaver at 918-786-3003.

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.

TUE. 05.23 to 05.26

Casting call for short film

Officials with the Delaware County Library in Jay will host an open casting call for students ages 12 to 17, for a short film to be shot in and around the library, as part of the Summer Reading Program.

DCL Productions is currently seeking aspiring actors and filmmakers to take part in the third film. 

Auditions will take place at the library from noon to 7 p.m., Tuesday, May 23, and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, May 26, and 9 a.m. to noon, on Saturday, May 27. For more information, persons interested may contact Jamie Loy at jloy@eodls.org.

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.

SAT. 05.27

Oaks/Leach Fire Run

An Oaks/Leach Fire Run, in memory of the late Mike Russell, will take place, beginning at 10 a.m., Saturday May 27, at the Leach VFD, 5791 U.S. Highway 412 Alt., Rose.

The event, which costs $20 for the first hand and $10 for additional hands, is designed to raise funds to help the two departments replace fire trucks and equipment stolen in December 2016. 

The finish, at 2 p.m., will take place at the Oaks VFD, 580 Highway 412A, Oaks.

For more information, persons interested may contact Tom Pearce at 918-261-3922 or Chad Strong at 918-868-7544. Additional information is available on the departments’ Facebook pages.

Afton Alumni Reunion

Graduates of Afton High School will host an all-school reunion on Saturday, May 27, at the Afton School Eva Thorpe Cafeteria. 

the event will include a tour of the school at 4:30 p.m., registration at 5 p.m., program at 6 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m., and a business meeting with awards and door prizes at 7:30 p.m. Alumni of the year is Joe Kirk. Honor years include 1947, 1957, 1967, 1977, 1987, 1997, 2007. 

Tickets are $16 in advance or $20 at the door. For more information, persons interested may call Lynn Bohannan at 918-964-9067, Jordan Boyd at 918-339-4186, Donald Stone at 918-257-8307 or Jim Tipton at 918-845-5380.

WED. 05.31

Red Cross Blood Drive

Volunteers with the Jay American Legion will host a blood drive for the American Red Cross from 12:30 to 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 31, at Jay Community Center, 429 South Ninth, Jay. 

For more information, persons interested may call 1-800-733-2767 or Virginia Cordell at 918-801-6788. Walk-ins welcome.

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.

‘Ties & Tiaras’ Dance

Daughters of the King will host “Ties and Tiaras”, designed as an “unforgettable night for dads, grandpas, uncles and other father-figures”, to dance and dine with the special “princess or princesses” in their lives.

The event, for girls ages 3 to 12, will take place at 6 p.m., Friday, June 2, at First United Methodist Church, Grove.

The event is $10 per couple, with $5 for each additional daughter. Church or semi-formal attire is requested. It will include dinner, dancing and more. Free photography provided by Samantha Sullivan and music provided by DJ Brock Short.

Tickets are limited to the first 300 guests registered by Friday, May 26. Register online at www.groveumc.org. For more information, persons interested may contact Mekala Smith at 918-786-5148. The church is located at 1005 Leisure Road, Grove, across from the Grove ECC.

MON. 06.05 to 06.08

All Star Sports Camp

Volunteers at Crossroads Church will host the annual All Star Sports Camp from 8:30 a.m. to noon, Monday, June 5 to Thursday, June 8, at the church, located at 56900, US Highway 59 near the flashing lights at Highway 59/125.

The event, "Conquer the Day" will feature basketball for girls and boys ages 6 6 to 12, cheerleading for girls ages 5 to 12; soccer for girls and boys ages 5 to 12; and baseball for girls and boys ages 7 to 12.

The event is free. Students who register by Friday, May 19, will receive a free t-shirt. Late registration will be available at the door.

The awards night, at 6 p.m., Thursday, June 8, will feature Craig Lemley, formerly of the PowerTeam. 

For more information, or to register, persons interested may call 918-257-8455 or visit www.crossroadschurchgrove.com. 

MON. 06.05 to 06.09

VBS at Lake Center Baptist

Volunteers will host “Galactic Starveyors” Vacation Bible School from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Monday, June 5 to Friday, June 9, at Lake Center Baptist Church, Monkey Island.

A VBS service will take place on Sunday, June 11, with Sunday School at 9:45 a.m., and a program at 11 a.m., with a family fun carnival to follow.

The session is for students age 4 years through completing the sixth grade. For more information, persons interested may call 918-257-5202 or email office@lakecenterbaptist.com. The church is located at 29020 South Highway 125, Monkey Island.

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.

Vintage By the Creek 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".

MON. 06.12 to 06.15

First UMC VBS

Volunteers at First United Methodist Church in Grove will host "Hero Central" a Vacation Bible School, from 9 a.m. to noon, Monday, June 12 to Thursday, June 15, at the church, located at 1005 Leisure Road, Grove.

The event is for children entering kindergarten through sixth grade during the 2017-18 school year. The event is free. For more information, persons interested may contact Mekala Smith at 918-786-5148. To register, persons may visit www.groveumc.org.

TUE. 06.13

American Legion annual meeting

Members of the American Legion Post 178 will host the annual meeting at noon, Tuesday, June 13, at the American Legion Hut on O'Daniel Parkway in Grove.

The meeting will include the election of officers and possible amending of the bylaws. For more information, persons interested may contact Roger Cool at 918-257-5898.

THU. 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, 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.

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. 06.16

Grove Rotary LobsterFest

The annual Grove Rotary LobsterFest will take place at 5:30 p.m., Friday, June 16, at the Grove Civic Center, 1702 South Main, Grove.

Tickets are $80 and must be purchased in advance. Only 575 tickets are available for the event, which includes a silent and live auction.

Bank of Grove is the presenting sponsor for this year's event. Proceeds from ticket sales benefit the annual Rotary Foundation grants.

Tickets are onsale now thru Saturday, June 10 for $80 for individuals and prefered tables with servers for 10 for $1,000. Tickets are available at groverotary.org and at area banks.

SAT. 06.24

Leach/Oaks Fire Department Benefit

Volunteers with the Leach/Oaks Volunteer Fire Departments will host a benefit dinner and silent auction beginning at 6 p.m., Saturday, June 24, at the Cherokee Casino Hotel West Siloam Springs.

The event costs $50 per person, and will include dinner, music and dancing. 

Proceeds from the event will help the two departments recover from the December 2016 burglaries and equipment theft, and the February 2016 incident which claimed the life of firefighter Mike Russell. 

Tickets or for more information, persons interested may call Tom Pearce at 918-261-3922 or Chad Strong at 918-868-7544.

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

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.