Spotlight Event

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.

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.

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.

Blood Drive in Jay

Volunteers with the Oklahoma Blood Institute will host a blood drive from 1 to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 20, at the Delaware County Boys and Girls Club Jay Clubhouse, in Jay.

The event a “Guns and Hoses” drive, will let donors pick to donate in honor of members of either the law enforcement or firefighting communities.

Donors will receive a special-edition t-shirt, as well as a free pass for two to Safari Joe’s H20 Water Park in Tulsa.

For more information, or to set up an appointment to donate, persons interested may call 877-340-8777.

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.

FRI. 06.23

Shangri-La Grand Opening

Oklahoma Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb will highlight the list of speakers at the formal Grand Opening and Dedication Ceremonies for Shangri-La’s new Resort Hotel.

The event, slated for 4 p.m., Friday, June 23, will take place in the Roosevelt Ballroom of the newly opened hotel, on the tip of Monkey Island on Oklahoma’s Grand Lake O’ The Cherokees. The event is open to the public.

Guests at the grand opening ceremonies will be treated to complimentary beverages and light hors d’ oeuvres, tours of the Shangri-La Resort facilities, and evening entertainment by Nashville recording artist Travis Marvin at Eddy’s Lakeside Bar at Shangri-La Marina adjacent to the resort hotel.

The ceremony will feature an acapella rendition of The Star Spangled Banner by Shangri-La member and former Broadway performer Ron Young.

In addition to Lamb, featured speakers at the Grand Opening festivities will include Oklahoma Tourism Commissioner Chuck Perry, Shangri-La owner Eddy Gibbs, General Manager Jason Sheffield, and Vice-President of Operations Jon Davidson.

Shangri-La Director of Communications and Government Relations Mike Williams will serve as master of ceremonies. Tours of all Shangri-La Resort facilities will be available following the 4 p.m. formal dedication celebration.

For additional information about Shangri-La Resort, persons interested may visit www.shangrilaok.com.

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.

TUE. 06.27

DelCo Democrats to meet

Members of the Delaware County Democrats will meet at 7 p.m., Tuesday, June 27, at the Buffalo Shores South Recreation Club, on Pine Drive in Grove.

The evening will include a brief meeting, as well as a time of socializing.

Participants are encouraged to bring a beverage or snacks to share.

For more information, persons interested may call Vickie Adams at 918-801-7196.

FRI. 06.30

Independence Day Boat Parade

Members of The Grand Lake Sail and Power Squadron will host the annual Independence Day Boat Parade beginning at 9:45 a.m., Friday June 30.

The Parade will start from the west side of the Honey Creek Marina, travel west along the north shore of Honey Creek, and back to the Honey Creek Marina. Non – squadron boats are welcome to join the parade. For more information, persons interested may call Frank Janiga at 847-630-4217.

FRI. 06.30 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 30.

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

Remaining movies include:

• 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."

SUN. 07.02

Patriotic Cantata at Cleora UMC

Members of the Cleora United Methodist Church choir will present a patriotic cantata: America, Voice of Freedom, A Vision for the Future, at 10 a.m. Sunday, June 2, at Cleora UMC.

The event will provide a salute to the Armed Forces, give thanks for God’s blessings and sing of the hopes and dreams for the country - and others - as well as include music of peace.

The church is located at 451154 East 295 Road, Afton, next door to the Cleora Public Schools.

For more information, persons interested may call 918-256-3665.

MON. 07.03

Independence Day at Har-Ber Village

Volunteers at Har-Ber Village in Grove will host the annual two-hour Independence Day Celebration from 10 a.m. to noon, Monday, July 3, at the village.

The event will include lawn games, ice cream, a recital of the Pledge of Allegiance and a performance of the Star Spangled Banner by Grove’s own Broadway star, Ron Young.

Children are encouraged to bring their bikes, trikes, wagons and scooters to decorate for the Kids’ Parade. All activities are free with regular admission. To participate in all of the scheduled activities, plan to arrive by 10 a.m. Admission is $10 for adults, $7.50 for seniors 62 and above, $5 for children 6 to 13, and free for children under 6 and for village members.

For more information, persons interested may call 918-786-6446 or visit har-bervillage.com.

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/.

SAT. 07.08 to 07.22

Welfarewell at the Playmakers

“Welfarewell,” an award-winning play by Cat Delany, opens Saturday, July 8 at The Playmakers’ theatre, 121 West Third, Grove.

The production, a comedy, is a lampooning of those living on not so livable fixed incomes - from out of work actors to hookers, a shoplifter and murderous wife.

Performances are at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays, July 8, 15 and 22, Tuesday, July 11, and Friday, July 14 and 21; and at 2 p.m., Sunday, July 9 and 16.

For more information, or to make a reservation, persons interested may call 918-786-8950 and leave a message for the box office volunteer, email groveplaymakers@yahoo.com or visit www.groveplaymakers.com.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for students (middle school to college). Group prices are available as are discounted ‘pay what you can’ tickets.

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.

SAT. 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., 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.

WED. 08.30

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 Saturday 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.