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.

Grand Lake Woodcarvers

Members of the Grand Lake Woodcarvers meet each Tuesday, from 1 to 3 p.m., at the Grove Senior Center, 145 East O'Daniel Parkway, Grove. All levels of experience welcome. Free instruction is available. 

For more information, persons interested may contact Lynn Doughty at 918-314-6514.

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.

FRI. 06.09 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.

FRI. 06.09

VBS at Foundation Free Will

Volunteers at Foundation Free Will Baptist Church will host the final night of "Over the Moat" Vacation Bible School from 6 to 8:30 p.m., Friday, June 9, at the church.

The event is open for students pre-kindergarten to sixth grade. It's free and open to the public.

The church is located two miles north of Sail Boat Bridge on Highway 59. For more information, persons interested may call Pastor Sam Smith at 918-232-5151.

VBS at Lake Center Baptist

Volunteers will host the final day of “Galactic Starveyors” Vacation Bible School from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 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.

St. Andrew's Summer Series

Volunteers at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Grove will host the St. Andrew's Community Dinner Theatre Summer Series.

The first event, "Candlelight Cabaret" will feature local entertainer Terry Jordan. He will perform highlights from his Branson show at 6:30 p.m., Friday, June 9, at the church.

Seating is limited and by reservation only. The meal will feature cabaret seating around the church's new Grand Piano, a silent auction and more. Tickets are $50 per person or $90 per couple.

For more information, persons interested may call 918-786-4113 or visit www.standrewsgrove.org. The church is located at 555 East Third, Grove.

FRI. 06.09 to 06.19

Grand Lake YMCA Ribs for Kids

Orders are now being taken now through Monday, June 19, for the Ribs for Kids initiative, to benefit the Grand Lake Family YMCA.

For $25 per rack, participants can order freshly smoked baby back ribs, ready to be warmed up and served.

The ribs will be smoked by Dick Seybolt and crew, may be ordered now through Monday, June 19. Ribs will be available for pick up from 4 to 7 p.m., Friday, June 30, and from 9 a.m. to Noon, Saturday, July 1, at the Grove Public School Administration Building on Broadway in Grove.

Funds raised will benefit scholarships for students and adults to participate in programs and membership at the Grand Lake YMCA.

For more information, or to make an order (by check, cash or card), persons interested may call 918-786-5774 or stop by and pay at the YMCA's front desk. Orders can also be placed on Facebook at "Grand Lake Family YMCA".

FRI. 06.09 to 08.25

Movies in the Park - Langley

Volunteers with the town of Langley will host a "Movies in the Park," a free family-friendly event, in the Village Park in Langley throughout the next three months.

The season will feature eight movies outside in the Village Park, in the south baseball field, at dark. The next show is set for Friday, June 9.

Participants are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets an hour or so before the movie begins.

Remaining movies include:

• June 9 - Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

• June 16 - Mary Poppins

• June 30 - Rogue One, a Star Wars Story

• July 14 - The BFG

• July 28 - The Blind Side

• Aug. 11 - A Dog's Purpose

• Aug. 25 - Pete's Dragon

If there is a chance of inclement weather, the movie will be shown the following week.

Information about the movies, or changes, may be found by calling Carole Free at 918-284-8884, or by visiting www.langleyok.org. Additional information is available on the group's Facebook page by searching "Movies-in-the-Park-Langley-OK."

SAT. 06.10

South Grand Lake Camp Bandage

The South Grand Lake Camp Bandage will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, June 10, at the Grand Lake RV Resort on Duck Creek, 31527 South 4510 Road, south of Kahoots.

The event will include a “touch a truck” event with helicopters, fire trucks, ambulances, police cars, a fire boat, weather van and more.

Admission is free and children will receive t-shirts and hot dogs.

For more information, persons interested may visit www.facebook.com/SouthGrandLakeCampBandage.

Keetoowah Cherokee Football/Sports Camp

Members of the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians will sponsor the Keetoowah Cherokee Football and Sports Skills Camp hosted by the Day of Champions Sports.

The camp is set for Saturday, June 10, at Kenwood Public Schools.

Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m., and the camp goes from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. It’s open to everyone ages 8 to 18, and there is no registration fee. Water and lunch will be provided.

Participants may pre-register by filling out the registration form on the United Keetoowah Band Facebook page.

For more information, persons interested may contact Sammy Still, at United Keetoowah Band, P.O. Box 746, Tahlequah, OK 74465, 918-456-8698 or sstill@ukb-nsn.gov.

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".

County Line Revival

A County Line Revival will take place at 1 p.m., Saturday, June 10, at the Old Saline Courthouse in Rose.

It will feature The Issacs, Ronny Hinson, Victory Road, Cornerstone, Heartland Express, Corey Hensley and Springstreet, along with John R. Bowman.

The event is free and open to the public. Participants are encouraged to bring lawn chairs. Concessions will be available. Coolers are welcome, however no alcohol will be allowed.

The event is sponsored by Kingdom Ministries. For more information, persons interested may call 918-864-3773.

Grand Lake Renaissance Festival

The Third Annual Grand Lake Renaissance Festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday, June 10, behind Park Hill Motel & RV Park, 438415 East Highway 60, Vinita.

The event was originally set to take place in April, but spring storms caused its postponement.

For more information, persons interested may call 918-244-1887.

SAT. 06.10 to 06.11

Big Bass Bash

The 2017 Big Bass Bash will take place from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday and Saturday, June 10 and 11, at Wolf Creek Park, Grove. 

Weigh-in locations on both days will take place at Wolf Creek Park, Bernice Point and Arrowhead South. The awards ceremony will take place at 3 p.m., Sunday, at Wolf Creek Park.

Entry fees are $180 for two days, $130 for one day, or $10 per day for kids. Local entries (cash only) may be made from noon to 8 p.m., Friday, June 9, at Wolf Creek Park, or beginning at 5 a.m., both Saturday and Sunday at the weigh-in locations.

The grand prize is $50,000, with a total payout of $137,000 in cash. Twenty places will be paid at each time slot, from $1,000 for first to $175 for 20th. Time slots are 6 to 8 a.m., 8 to 10 a.m., 10 a.m. to noon, and noon to 2 p.m. For more information, persons interested may visit www.bigbashbash.com or call Charlie at 314-591-4578 or Randy at 314-703-8462.

SAT. 06.10 to 08.04

Outdoor Summer Movie Series

Volunteers with the City of Miami will host an Outdoor Summer Movie Series at Miami Municipal Swimming Pool, on two remaining dates this summer.

The 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.

SUN. 06.11 to 06.18

Treasure Quest at Cornerstone

Students Kindergarten to Sixth Grade are invited to participate in Treasure Chest, every Sunday at 10:15 a.m. at Cornerstone Church, Grove.

During the next two weeks, Sunday, June 11 and 18, the event will include a huge indoor bounce house and ice cream sundaes with hidden treasures. While the students are at the activities, parents may partake in morning worship.

The church is located at 501 South Main, Grove. For more information, persons interested may call 918-786-6164.

MON. 06.12

Kansas Cemetery

Officials with the town of Kansas request that all flowers or other items, not in vases that are permanently attached to headstones, ornaments or other objects placed in the Kansas Cemetery be picked up by Monday, June 12.

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.

MON. 06.12 to 06.16

VBS at Mt. Hermon Church

Volunteers at Mt. Hermon Church in rural Jay will host a Vacation Bible School from 6 to 8 p.m., Monday, June 12 to Friday, June 16, at the church, 18035 East 420 Road, Jay.

A bus will pick children up at the Jay Walmart parking lot from 5:15 to 5:30 p.m., each evening and return for drop off at 8:15 p.m.

The VBS evening program, and bike drawing, will take place at 6 p.m., Friday, June 16.

For more information, persons interested may contact Jeremy Colvard at 918-530-9541.

VBS at Grove’s First Baptist

Volunteers at Grove’s First Baptist Church will host the Vacation Bible School “Galaxy Starveyors - Discovering the God of the Universe” from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., Monday to Friday, June 12 to 16, at the church.

The event is for students who have completed pre-kindergarten through fifth grade. For more information, persons interested may call 918-786-4419. The church is located at 501 East 13th Street, Grove.

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

Business After Hours

Members of the Grove Area Chamber of Commerce will host the June Business After Hours from 5 to 6:30 p.m., Thursday, June 15, at Ozark Originals, 309 South Grand, Grove.

The event is open to chamber members and is designed to serve as a “meet and greet.” It will include food, beverages and door prizes.

Participants are asked to RSVP with the chamber staff at 9178-786-9079.

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. 06.17

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, 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.

8th Annual DAV Golf Tournament 

Members of the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 19, from Grove, will host the 8th Annual DAV Golf Scramble on Saturday, June 17, at Cherokee Grove Golf Course. 

The event with $80 people per person, includes cart rental. The event is presented by Bank of Grove to benefit the DAV transportation and service fun.

Shotgun start will take place at 8:30 a.m., with lunch after the scramble. Entries may be submitted by June 5 to the DAV by mail, at P.O. Box 450675, Grove, or by calling Robert Bowers at 479-721-9100 or Lynne Ponko at 918-787-5507.

PBR in Vinita

Tickets are now on sale for the Second Hometown Dodge Challenger, a Professional Bull Riders event, which takes place at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, June 17, at the American Legion Arena in Vinita.

The event will include two-time world champion J.B. Maundy and 2016 world champion Cooper Davis in a face-to-face challenge.

Tickets are $20 in advance, and $5 for children ages 2 to 12. Tickets on the day of the show is $25 for adults. VIP box seats are available for $30 for adults and children. Tickets may be purchased at Xorbia.com, Shout and Sack in Vinita and the Vinita Chamber of Commerce office.

Community Fish Fry

Volunteers will host a community fish fry from 4 to 8 p.m., Saturday, June 17, at the church, 555 East Third Street, Grove.

The all-you-can-east meal is $10 for adults, $5 for children under 12. The evening will include a Bluegrass jam from 4 to 6 p.m., live bluegrass music at 6 and 8 p.m., and a pie auction at 7 p.m.

For more information, persons interested may call 918-786-4113 or visit www.standrewsgrove.org.

TUE. 06.20

Grand Lake Camera Club

Members of the Grand Lake Camera Club will meet at 6 p.m., Tuesday, June 20, at Grace Presbyterian Church, Fourth and Main, Grove.

Dr. Rollin Bland will be the guest speaker. He will show a slide presentation from Africa and his other travels. Bland has spent several years volunteering at a medical clinic in Chad, Africa. The meetings are free and open to the public.

Men against violence luncheon

Officials with the Community Crisis Center will host a Men Against Violence Luncheon from noon to 1 p.m., Tuesday, June 20, at First United Methodist Church, Grove.

Tickets are $10 per person or $80 per table. Lunch will be provided by Okie Smokies. Delaware County District Attorney Kenny Wright will serve as the guest speaker.

The gathering is for men of all ages and is designed to help end domestic violence through education, awareness and social change.

For more information, persons interested may visit www.getmeout.org, or call 918-540-2275.

THU. 06.22 to 06.23

Heroes Help for DCCSAN

Volunteers from area Fire, Emergency Medical and Police departments will compete to see which "hero" can raise the most funds for the Delaware County Children's Special Advocacy Network (DCCSAN) from 5 to 9 p.m., Thursday, June 22 and Friday, June 23, at The Parrot in Grove. 

Diners have a chance to "tip" their favorite emergency personnel with a donation for DCCSAN. The winning entity will get the traveling trophy. The EMS are the defending champions. Can't go? Donations may be made in advance with the various agencies, earmarked for the event. 

Proceeds will benefit DCCSAN, the child advocacy center for Delaware County. For more information, persons interested may call 918-253-4539.

SAT. 06.24

Splash Bash at Cornerstone

Volunteers at Cornerstone Church, Grove, will host a Splash Bash: Family Fun in the Sun from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, June 24, at the church, 501 South Main, Grove.

The event is free and open to the public. It will include water games, a dunk tank, hot dogs, ice cream and more.

Parents are encouraged to accompany their children and play together. Vouchers will be given for a family fun day prize package for each family who is able to return to worship the next morning at 10:15 a.m.

For more information, persons interested may call 918-786-6164 or visit www.csgrove.com.

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. 07.07

Food Truck Friday

Officials with the Grove Convention and Tourism Bureau will host the first Food Truck Friday from 5 to 8 p.m., Friday, July 7, on the lawn of the Grove Community Center, 104 West Third, Grove. 

The event will feature food trucks, as well as boats from the weekend's Southern Drag Boat Association races. The bluegrass band, The Mission, will also perform. 

SAT. 07.08 to 07.09

SDBA at Wolf Creek

Member of the Southern Drag Boat Association will host the Wolf Creek Nationals beginning at 8 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday, July 8 and 9, at Wolf Creek Park in Grove.

The event features drag boats from across the country. Gates open at 8 a.m., each day, with qualifying races beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday and racing beginning at noon on Sunday.

Tickets are $15 for the day or $25 for a weekend pass. Military and first responders buy one, get one free. Kids under 12 are free. Cooler passes are available.

Additionally, a show and shine will take place from 6 to 8 p.m., on Friday, July 7, at the Grove Community Center, 104 West Third, Grove. That event, which coincides with the city's First Friday Food Truck rally, is free to the public.

For more information, persons interested may visit https://sdbaracing.com/.

THU. 07.13 to 07.16

GLOC Shootout

The 2017 Grand Lake O' The Cherokees PErformance Boat Challenge, known as the GLOC Shootout, will take place from Thursday, July 13 to Sunday, July 16, on Grand Lake, near Grove.

The event will include:

• a street party from 5 to 10 p.m., on Thursday, July 13, at the Grove Civic Center, 1702 South Main, Grove.

• a crusing the dock party from 5 to 10 p.m., at Lakeside Marina next to Sail Boat Bridge.

• opening ceremonies at 10 a.m., on Saturday, July 15, followed by racing from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. With lakeside viewing available at Lakeside Marina next to Sail Boat Bridge. 

• racing from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, July 16, followed by an awards ceremony at 5 p.m., at Lakeside Marina, next to Sail Boat Bridge.

For more information, persons interested may visit www.glocshootout.com

FRI. 07.14

GLOC Shootout Veterans Charity Troop Tour

The 2017 GLOC Veterans Charity Troop Tour will begin with a driver's meeting at 10:15 a.m., Friday, July 14, at Lakeside Marina, next to Sail Boat Bridge.

The tour will leave at 11 a.m., and all boats must be registered. The tour is an event where all participants will run as a group to tour Grand Lake, leaving from Lakeside Marina to Pensacola Dam and back. Registration fee is $195 per boat for non race participants or $100 per boat for race participants. 

Proceeds will benefit the Combat Vets Association, Oklahoma Chapter 10-5. This chapter is a locally based nonprofit that works with all veterans in need within a 75 mile radius of Grove.

Tour stops include The Parrot, Grove, Eddy's Lakeside Bar, Monkey Island, Quarterdeck Waterfront Cafe, Monkey Island, Morrow's Bar and Grill, Eucha, and Ugly's Grill and Bar on Duck Creek.

For more information, persons interested may visit www.glocshootout.com.

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

Grand Lake Woodcarvers

Members of the Grand Lake Woodcarvers meet each Tuesday, from 1 to 3 p.m., at the Grove Senior Center, 145 East O'Daniel Parkway, Grove. All levels of experience welcome. Free instruction is available.

For more information, persons interested may contact Lynn Doughty at 918-314-6514.