Grove Tennis Club
Men and women of all ages are invited to take part in the Grove Tennis Club, from 8 to 9:30 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.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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. 07.14 to 07.22
Welfarewell at the Playmakers
“Welfarewell,” an award-winning play by Cat Delany, continues now, through select dates until July 22, 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 15 and 22, and Friday, July 14 and 21; and at 2 p.m., Sunday, July 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 email@example.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.
FRI. 07.14 to 07.16
The 2017 Grand Lake O' The Cherokees PErformance Boat Challenge, known as the GLOC Shootout, will take place now to Sunday, July 16, on Grand Lake, near Grove.
The event will include:
• 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.
Brush & Palette Club
Members of the Brush & Palette Art Gallery will host an Artist of the Month reception for the July artist of the month, Donna Asher, from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, July 14, at the gallery 18 West Fourth, Grove. The event includes refreshments and music.
For more information, persons interested may call 918-786-9698.
Shoreline Clean Up
The annual “Clean Up Lady Grand” shoreline cleanup will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, July 15. The event, which was rescheduled from June due to rain, is sponsored by volunteers from the Grand River Dam Authority and Grand Lake Sail & Power Squadron.
Dumpsters will be provided, for lake/shoreline trash at several locations. Persons taking part in the cleanup are asked not to place household trash in the dumpsters.
Dumpsters will be located at Ketchum Church of Christ, Grand Lake State Park - Bernice, Grove Springs Park, and the old GRDA lake patrol parking lot near Pensacola Dam.
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., Saturday, July 15, 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, featuring The Library Lion by Michelle Knudson read by Joyce Weber, retired teacher and librarian, along with a lion related craft and bookmark. For more information, persons interested may call 918-694-4518.
SAT. 07.15 to 07.16
Afton Poultry Swap
The next Afton Poultry swap take place on Saturday and Sunday, July 15 to 16, 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. For more information, persons interested may visit www.aftonpoultryswap.com or follow the group on Facebook by searching "Afton-Poultry-Swap."
Christianity and the Constitution
The Rev. Garry Fletcher will present "Christianity & the Constitution" during the 10:15 a.m. service on Sunday, July 16, at Cornerstone Church, Grove.
Fletcher has 30 years of full and part time ministry experience as a musician and speaker. He is a passionate speaker about the subject.
Childcare and children's classes are available at the same time as the adult worship.
Cornerstone is located at 501 South Main, Grove. For more information, persons interested may call 918-786-6164.
Grove Springs Cultural Meeting
Volunteers with the Grove Springs Cultural District initiative will host a meeting at 5 p.m., Tuesday, July 18, at the Grove Community Center, 104 West Third, Grove.
The meeting is designed to give people a chance to learn about the district, and how they can take part in it.
It will also include information about the "Paper the Town with Art" event set for Sept. 16 in Grove.
The Grove Springs Cultural District is the work of arts and humanities organizations and businesses in Grove, as well as the public schools, the Grove Area Chamber of Commerce and the Grow with Grove planning organization.
For more information, persons interested may call 918-786-5871.
Learning to talk to doctor
Lee Hilliard, outreach specialist, and Russell Peters, nurse practitioner, with Community Health Center of Northeast Oklahoma will present a program “talking with your doctor” at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, July 19, at the Grove Senior Citizen Center.
The event is designed to help people learn to communicate with their health care practitioners, in order to take an active role with their health care.
It will include tips on how to get ready for a doctor’s visit, have a successful conversation about health concerns, make decisions together with the doctor and more.
The event is free and open to the public. For more information, persons interested may contact Hilliard at 918-257-8029 or www.chcneo.com.
Grove Chamber annual banquet
Officials with the Grove Area Chamber of Commerce will host the annual banquet at 6 p.m., Thursday, July 20, at the River Bend Casino Event Center, 100 Jackpot Place, Wyandotte.
Cherokee Nation Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin Jr., will serve as the guest speaker. Tickets are $40 per person before July 7, and $50 after July 7. RSVP required by July 7 by calling 918-786-9079.
Blood Drive in Grove
Volunteers with the VFW Auxiliary Grove/Bernice will host an American Red Cross blood drive from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Thursday, July 20, at the Grove Community Center, 104 West Third, Grove. For more information, persons interested may call 1-800-733-2767.
South Grand Lake Chamber
Members of the South Grand Lake Area Chamber of Commerce will meet at 11:30 a.m., Thursday, July 20, at the South Grand Lake Christian Center.
Officials with Ketchum Public Schools will serve as the guest speakers. The meal, which costs $10 per person, will be catered by the Artichoke.
Participants are asked to RSVP by July 17, in order to provide caterers with an accurate head count. For more information, or to RSVP, persons interested may call 918-782-3214 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com or 517-990-2051.
Great Grand Bobber Drop
The eighth annual Great Grand Bobber Drop will take place on Saturday, July 22, on Grand Lake.
The event begins at 8 a.m., as Sam Williams from the Grand Lake Sports Center drops bobbers - from an airplane - down the middle of Grand Lake at Honey Creek, Sail Boat Bridge, Shangri-La, Bernice and Elk River, and everywhere in between.
Participants are encouraged to find bobbers and bring them to the Grand Lake Sports Center at Third and Main, Grove, to see if it is a winner.
For more information, persons interested may call 918-786-2300 or visit www.facebook.com/grandlakesportscenter.
Christmas in July Sale
Volunteers with the INTEGRIS Grove Hospital Auxiliary will host the annual Christmas in July Craft Show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday, July 25, at the hospital atrium.
At least 10 vendors, from the Grove region, will exhibit a variety of crafts including stained glass, woodworking, handmade jewelry, floral wreaths, yarn art, stationary, soaps and more.
Proceeds from the event benefit programs sponsored by the auxiliary.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Veterans Bowling Event
Officials with Thunderbowl Lanes of Grove will host a free, open bowling for all veterans and their families, from 2 to 5 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 5, at Thunderbowl Lanes, 28300 South 620 Road (Cherokee Street), Grove.
The event is sponsored by the American Legion, VFW, DAV and the Spavinaw Youth & Neighborhood Center. Concessions will be available.
For more information, persons interested may call Rusty Henson at 918-213-5282 or Debra Bowers at 479-721-9121.
FRI. 08.18 to 08.20
Thunder on Wolf Creek
The fifth annual Thunder on Wolf Creek, known as the "greatest show on the water," will take place Friday, Aug. 18 to Sunday, Aug. 20, at Wolf Creek Park, Grove.
The event will include three days of fun including 20 heats of hydroplane and runabout boat racing.
Hosted by the Oklahoma Boat Racing Association, the event is sanctioned by the National Boat Racing Association. More than 65 boats, representing teams from 15 states, are expected to participate.
Testing starts at noon, on Friday, Aug. 18. Racing takes place, beginning at noon, on Saturday, Aug. 19, and 12:30 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 20.
Admission is free. Participants are encouraged to bring lawn chairs. For more information, persons interested may contact Leonard Miller 918-791-1733 or visit www.thunderonwolfcreek.com or www.facebook.com/ThunderOnWolfCreek.
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.