FRI. 06.30 to 07.01

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.

FRI. 06.30 to 07.04

Huckleberry Festival Carnival

Advanced tickets for the Huckleberry Festival Carnival, set for Friday, June 30 to Tuesday, July 4, dat the RVC Pavilion, Jay are now being sold at the Arvest Bank and Grand Savings Bank branches in Jay.

Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the box office. Pre-sale of wrist bands end at 5 p.m. on Friday, June 30. Wristband nights take place from 6 to 10 p.m., Friday, June 30, Saturday, July 1, or Sunday, July 2, and are only good for one evening.

FRI. 06.30 to 07.04

50th Annual Huckleberry Festival

The 50th Annual Huckleberry Festival will take place from Friday, June 30, to Tuesday, July 4, in Jay.

The event begins with the carnival, at the RFC Pavilion Parking Lot on Friday, June 30 and Saturday to Tuesday, July 4. Wristband nights will be held on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Wristbands are $20 in advance and $25 at the box office. Pre-sale wristbands are good for one evening, and are available at Grand Savings Bank and Arvest Bank through 5 p.m. Friday, June 30.

The weekend will also include the RFC Music Fest, from 6 p.m. to Midnight on Friday, and 2 p.m. to midnight on Saturday. Advance tickets are $30, with day of show tickets at $35.

Saturday, July 1 is filled with a variety of activities including:

• all day - Shopping cart bingo, Homeland Grocery Store;

• 6 a.m. - Huckleberry Run registration, J.B. Earp Stadium;

• 7 to 11 a.m. - Pancake Breakfast, Senior Citizens building;

• 7:30 a.m. - Huckleberry Run, J.B. Earp Stadium;

• 8 a.m. to noon - Huckleberry Car Show registration, Courthouse square;

• 8:30 to 9 a.m. - Huckleberry Pie Contest registration, Mariee Wallace Museum; Frog Jump registration, DC Friendship Home.

• 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Huckleberry Arts & Crafts, Community Center;

• 9 a.m. - Huckleberry Pie Contest, Mariee Wallace Museum; Frog Jump, DC Friendship Homes;

• 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Gunny Sack Races, McDonalds.

• 10 a.m. - Huckleberry Parade, Main Street, Downtown Jay: Turtle Derby Registration, Pizza Hut;

• 10:30 a.m. - Ice Cream & Huckleberry, Grand River Abstract; Pie Auction, Courthouse Square;

• 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Hamburgers and Hot Dogs, Senior Citizens Building;

• 11 a.m. - Huckleberry Milkshakes, Mariee Wallace Museum;

• 11 a.m. - Huckleberry Jam, Community Center Lawn:

• 11:15 a.m. - 34th Annual Turtle Derby, Pizza Hut:

• Noon - Hog Fry, Jay Masonic Lodge;

• 12:30 p.m. - GSB’s Digging for Worms, Grand Savings Bank.

• 1 p.m. - Hot Dog Eating Contest, Joe’s Y Store

• 2 p.m. - Arvest Carry an Okie, RFC Pavilion Parking Lot

• 2:30 p.m. - Horse Shoe Tournament, RFC Main Outdoor Stage (Music Festival Participants Only)

• 3 p.m. - Root Beer Chug-A-Lug Contest, Sonic:

• 4 p.m. - Firefighter Kids Spray, Jay City Park:

• 9 p.m. - Fireworks, RFC Main Outdoor Stage.

On Sunday, July 2, an arts and crafts show will take place from noon to 5 p.m., at the Jay Community Center.

At 9:30 p.m., Monday, July 3, the Green Country Giggers will host a parade and fireworks show at the Lake Eucha Bridge.

Events on Tuesday, July 4, include the free country and gospel music show at the RFC Center from 6 to 9:30 p.m., with fireworks concluding at 9:30 p.m.

For more information, persons interested may call the Jay Chamber of Commerce office at 918-253-8698.

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.

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."

SAT. 07.01

Huckleberry Run

The annual Stan Jones-Caleb Barnwell Memorial Huckleberry Run will take place beginning at 7:30 a.m., Saturday, July 1, at the J.B. Earp Football Stadium in Jay.

Registration begins at 6:15 a.m., the with 5K starting at 7:30 a.m. and the fun run beginning at 7:35 a.m.

Entries are $20 for the 5K and $10 for the fun run, in advance, or $25 and $15 on the day of the race. 

For more information, persons interested may call Tricia Nichols at 918-530-9175 or 918-253-1764. 

Huckleberry Car Show

The 50th Anniversary Huckleberry Festival Car Show will take place on Saturday, July 1, on the courthouse square in Jay.

Registration will take place from 8 a.m. to noon, with the awards presentation set for 1 p.m.

Cost is $12 in advance (by June 30) or $15 on the day of the show. Classes (include Original and Custom in each) include Classic 1940 or older, Chrome and Fins 1941 to 1960, Muscle 1961 to 1980, Early Modern 1981 to 2000 and Modern 2001 and newer.

Awards will be presented in each class, with a best of show, best of show motorcycle, firefighters choice, chamber's choice, mayor's choice and people's choice as well. 

For more information, persons interested may call the Jay Chamber of Commerce at 918-253-8698 or Brandon Alexander at 918-801-2597. The event is hosted by the Jay Fire Department.

Cajun Festival

Volunteers with Grand Lake Festivals, Inc., will host the Cajun Festival - which includes arts, crafts and music, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, July 1, at the Grove Civic Center, 1702 South Main, Grove.

The event will feature Chris Miller and “Bayou Roots” along with Clint Walker, Jana Jae and other entertainers.

For more information, persons interested may visit www.grandlakefestivals.com or call 918-786-8896.

Faith & Freedom Concert

Volunteers from LifePoint Fellowship in Kansas, will host the Faith and Freedom Concert, beginning at 3 p.m., Saturday, July 1, at the church. 

The event includes Stars Go Dim, We are Messengers, Sarah Reeves, DaMar, Delco Boys and Beautiful Feet. 

The event will also include a variety of activities, food vendors and more.

The church is located on Mason Street in Kansas. For more information, persons interested may call 918-868-4160.

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.

Third of July in Grove

The City of Grove's Third of July Celebration will take place on Monday, July 3, on the grounds of the Wolf Creek Park. It will include a variety of entertainment and activities. Events will begin at approximately 5 p.m. with an assortment of children's games with fireworks at dusk. Shuttles will be available for drivers who choose to park at the Grove Civic Center beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Members of the Grove Police Department will begin directing traffic at 4 p.m., which will include limited entrance and exits from the park.

The schedule of events includes 6 p.m. - Welcome by Darrell Mastin, master of ceremonies and event organizer.

The group, Borderline Bluegrass with special guest Homer Lee, will provide the entertainment. The intermission will also include a fly-over by local physician and pilot John Swartz.

At 9 p.m. local entertainer and former Broadway star Ron Young will sing the Star Spangled Banner. The fireworks, shot over Wolf Creek Park, will begin shortly after his performance.

While participants can bring in coolers, no alcoholic beverages will be allowed. Participants are asked to leave fireworks at home, keep all pets on a leash and bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on during the event.

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.

TUE. 07.11

Veterans Forum

Volunteers with the Grove VFW 8380, along with Oklahoma Rep. Josh West, will host a Veterans Forum from 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, July 11, at the Grove VFW post.

The event will include a discussion of the Oklahoma Veterans Pilot Program and the president's proposed cuts to Veterans programs. A free dinner will be provided for veterans and immediate family members.

For more information, persons interested may contact Rusty Henson, Commander, at 918-213-5282.

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. 07.21 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.