GAMA Farmers' Market

The Grove Area Merchants Farmers' Market is open for the 2017 season.

The market, organized by GAMA members, 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. Spots for vendors remain available. Local musicians interested in taking part in the market are encouraged to do so.

Applications may be obtained by messaging Cheryl Franklin, market manager, through the organization's Facebook page, www.facebook.com/grovefarmersmarket, or by contacting the Grove Sun office at 918-786-2228, or by calling 417-629-8901. Payment is required when submitting the application.

RFC Music Fest

In honor of the 50th Anniversary of the Huckleberry Festival, a two day music festival will take place at the RFC Center outside of Jay.

On Friday, the event go from 6 p.m. to midnight and include Rick Lamb and the Phinaddicts, Read Southall Band and Travis Kidd, with special guest Johnny Dale Roberts.

On Saturday, the music begins at 2 p.m. with The Struggle, Night Train, Bryce Dicus and the Mercenaries, Confederate Railroad and Dead Metal Society, along with special guest Zachary Ryan Hall.

Saturday's event will include fireworks, at 9:30 p.m. Food vendors will be available on both days. Alcohol will be served, and strictly monitored. No outside beverages will be allowed.

Tickets are available at www.frcmusicfest.com/tickets. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 on the day of the event. Tickets are also available locally at the Jay Chamber of Commerce office, and the Arvest and Grand Savings Bank branches in Jay.

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."

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.

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/.

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.

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

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.

Outdoor Summer Movie Series

Volunteers with the City of Miami will host an Outdoor Summer Movie Series at Miami Municipal Swimming Pool, on one remaining date 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.

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.