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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

‘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.

WED. 06.07

Mt. Hermon Cemetery Updates

The Mt. Herman Cemetery board of directors request that all flowers or other items left at the cemetery be picked up by Wednesday, June 6. They plan to clean the cemetery on June 9.

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.

SAT. 06.10

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.

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.

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.

Save the Date

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.