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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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 email@example.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. 07.25 to 07.28
VBS at New Hope
Volunteers at New Hope Baptist Church will host Camp Aladaicki, a Vacation Bible School, at 6:30 p.m., each evening, now till Friday, July 28, at the church, 37940 US Highway 59, Jay.
The event is free and open to the public. For more information, persons interested may call 918-253-3985.
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.
Thomas to perform Wednesday
Trevor Thomas, an actor and entertainer, will present his drama at 7 p.m., Wednesday, July 26, at Foundation Free Will Baptist Church, at the church.
Thomas is best known by his nickname, “Mr. Drama.” He tours with his wife, Sawyer, and daughter Claire. The trio have recorded for Chapel Valley Music on the Sanctuary label.
During his events, theater, comedy, music, and evangelism collide; and Broadway, Red Skelton, and Carol Burnett meet Billy Graham. Everything varies from funny to serious; however, all of the material is worshipful, evangelistic, and edifying for the church.
Foundation Free Will Baptist Church is located two miles north of Sail Boat Bridge on Highway 59. Admission is free. A love offering will be taken up for Thomas.
For additional information, persons interested may call Pastor Sam Smith at the church office at 918-787-8950.
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:
• 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."
4 State Junior Rough Stock Finals
The Four State Junior Rough Stock Series finals will take place at 7 p.m., Saturday, July 29, at the Grove Round Up Club Arena, Grove.
The event will include bareback with divisions for 7 to 19 years, as well as open, sheep, calves, steers, senior bulls and open bulls.
Call in or for more information, persons interested may call 918-257-1247.
Monthly Community Sing
Volunteers at Grove Assembly of God the monthly gospel sing, at 6 p.m., Saturday, July 29, at the church, 29080 South 637 Road (east Highway 10), Grove.
The event will include a mix of gospel and contemporary music. Singers/groups are encouraged to take part. This month's featured singer is traditional gospel vocalist Bud Duke, from Stillwater.
For more information, persons interested may call Bud Keith at 417-775-4121 or Pastor Tony Wisdom at 918-344-0619.
FRI. 07.29 to 07.30
Badshot Gun Show
A gun trade show, hosted by BadShot Gun Shows, will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, July 29, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, July 30, at the Grove Civic Center, 1702 South Main, Grove.
Admission is $8, with veterans, law enforcement or firefighters admitted for $7. Persons who bring a gun to trade or sell will receive a dollar off admission. Tables may be rented for $50.
For more information, persons interested may call 405-503-3665 or www.badshot-gunshow.com.
Minion Skate in Grove
Dave Minion, fresh from Despicable Me 3, will be the featured guest during the "Skate and lunch with Dave Minion" set for Sunday, July 30, at Rocket Skating Plus in Grove.
The event, set for 1 to 4 p.m., for lunch and skating or 2 to 4 p.m., for skating, will take place at Rocket Skating Plus, located at 61805 East 315 Road, in Grove.
Participants are encouraged to wear their favorite minion costumes. Parents or guardians are encouraged to bring a camera to snap memories of their skater with Dave.
Tickets purchased in advance will get participants inside the doors 15 minutes early. Tickets for the lunch and skate are $10, while skating only is $5.
No free passes may be used during the event. Parents or adults, accompanying a child, who do not skate will be admitted for free.
Tickets will be available in advance or at the door. Lunch includes up to two slices of pizza, a drink and a snack.
For more information, persons interested may contact 918-787-8746 or visit www.facebook.com/rocketskatingplus.
Movie Night at Foundation
The Case For Christ, the story that showcases a journalist's quest for truth, will take place at 6 p.m., Sunday, July 30, as the third Fifth Sunday Movie Night at Foundation Free Will Baptist Church, at the church. The movie is based upon the book of the same title written by Lee Strobel.
The event is free and includes popcorn and other refreshments.
Foundation Free Will Baptist Church is located two miles north of Sail Boat Bridge on Highway 59.
For additional information, persons interested may call Pastor Sam Smith at the church office at 918-787-8950.
Grand Lake Storytellers
The Grand Lake Storytellers, a group of people who love to tell - or hear - a good story, will meet at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 1, at the Grove Public Library 1140 NEO Loop, Grove.
The group will give people a chance to share myths, fairy tales, legends, ghost stories, urban legends, historical, personal or adventure tales. Listeners and storytellers alike, are welcome.
For more information, persons interested may contact Kim Wenzel at 918-919-1490. The group plans to meet on the first Tuesday of each month.
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.
First Alumni Softball Game
The first Alumni Softball Game for the Lady Ridgerunners will take place at 6 p.m., Friday, Aug. 4, at the Lady Ridgerunner Stadium on the Grove High School Campus.
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.
Jay Cruise Night
The annual Jay Cruise Night will take place from 7 to 10 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 12, in Jay. The event will include entertainment, drawings, a poker run, a 50/50 pot and more.
For more information, persons interested may call the chamber office at 918-253-8698 or visit http://jaychamber.org.
Art on the Lake
A family-friendly art show, known as Art on the Lake, will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 12, at Har-Ber Village in Grove.
The event is designed to give artists a chance to showcase their work, and provide them an outlet to connect artists and patrons.
There is no space for artists to reserve a space, however, pre-registration is required by Friday, Aug. 4.
The event is free with admission: $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, email email@example.com, or visit har-bervillage.com.
Back to School Block Party
Volunteers from First United Methodist Church, Grove, will host a Back to School Block Party, from 3 to 7 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 13, at the church, 1005 Leisure Road, Grove.
The event is designed to kick off the school year with some fun. It will include bounce houses, music, free hair cuts for students, games, giveaways, a dunk tank and more.
The event is free and open to the community. For more information, persons interested may call 918-786-5148.
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.
JHS Alumni Association All School Reunion
Members of the Jay High School Alumni Association will host an all - class reunion at 6 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 19, at Bulldog Arena on the campus of Jay High School.
Tickets are $15 and will include entertainment and finger food. A dessert table will be set up for $5 per plate, as well as a silent auction.
Proceeds will benefit the JHS Alumni Association, to be awarded in scholarships at the end of the 2017-18 school year. Tickets will be available for purchase at Arvest or Grand Savings Banks in Jay.
For more information, persons interested may call David Dunham, 918-801-6838.
Barkaritaville returns to Grove
The second Barkaritaville, to benefit the Second Chance Pet Rescue of Grand Lake, will take place from 6 to 10 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 19 at the Honey Creek Landing and Marina, located next to Honey Creek Bridge. The event was previously scheduled to take place in May, but was canceled due to weather.
It will include a “cheeseburgers in paradise” dinner hosted by the staff of The Parrot Steakhouse and Grill, live music by The Exit 34 Band, and a charity auction.
Tropical attire and flip-flops are encouraged. Tickets are $40 per person and available at the Second Chance Thrift Shop, 220 East Third, Grove, The Parrot, and at www.doitforthepets.com. For more information, persons interested may contact Carol Rice at 918-786-5750.
Cars for Critters car show
The sixth annual "Cars for Critters" indoor car show will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 19, at the Grove Civic Center, 1702 South Main, Grove.
Proceeds from the show benefit the Second Chance Pet Rescue of Grand Lake. The event is free and open to the public. Along with classic cars for viewing , there will be food, music, drawings and door prizes.
Car show registration begins at the Grove Civic Center after 4 p.m., on Friday, Aug. 18 and from 7 to 11 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 19. Pre-registration car entry fee is $15; Saturday car entry fee is $20.
For more information, or to pre-register a car, persons interested may visit www.doitforthepets.com or contact Ivan Devitt, chairman, at 918-791-8328.
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.
FRI. 09.01 to 09.03
Jana Jae Fiddle Camp
Volunteers from Grand Lake Festivals in Grove will host the annual Jana Jae Fiddle Camp Friday, Sept. 1, to Sunday, Sept. 3, at the Grove Civic Center and Snider's Camp.
The event kicks off with a BBQ dinner and jam session at 6:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 1, at Snider's Camp. Cost is $8 per plate, with participants encouraged to bring lawn chairs.
Saturday and Sunday’s events include registration at 9 a.m., group sessions from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., all at the civic center.
Saturday's evening events include a fish fry at 6:30 p.m., at Snider's Camp. The fish fry, at $8 per plate, will also feature amateur fiddle contest and special entertainment.
On Sunday, evening, following the day’s workshops, an informal “picking’ party” and jam session will continue at Snider’s camp.
The event is not just for fiddlers, those playing violin, viola, cello, mandolin, guitar, bass and other string and rhythm instruments are included, and the workshop is open to participants regardless of age or prior experience.
Anyone who plays the guitar or wants to learn to play the guitar may sign up to participate in this weekend with Jim Garling who will be instructing guitar workshop the entire weekend!!
Admission is free to all events. Fees are charged for the workshops and classes. To register for the workshops, persons interested may call 918-786-8896 or visit www.grandlakefestivals.com.
Monkey Island Fireworks
The annual fireworks display at Monkey Island will take place on Sunday, Sept. 3, at the Grand Lake Regional Airport on Monkey Island. The event was rescheduled from the Fourth of July weekend because of rain.
The show will start at approximately 9:30 p.m. 3-D glasses will be available for sale for the fireworks show.
Beth Moore Simulcast
Volunteers at First United Methodist Church, Grove, will host a Beth Moore Simulcast, Captivated, the Wonder of Christ on the Winding Road, from 9:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 16, at the church.
Doors will open at 8:30 a.m. Tickets are $20, which includes lunch, snack, childcare and door prizes. Free childcare is available, with pre-registration for students six months to 10 years.
Tickets may be purchased at the church or at Trench Brothers Graphics, 407 South Main, Grove.
The church is located at 1005 Leisure Road, Grove. For more information, persons interested may call 918-786-5148.
REC Day, known as Northeast Oklahoma Electric Cooperative’s annual meeting, takes place this year on Saturday, Sept. 16 at the Grove Civic Center, 1702 South Main, Grove.
Events begin at 8 a.m., with free donuts and coffee, and arts and crafts booths, on the civic center parking lot.
Inside the civic center, participants will register for the meeting, vote for representatives and visit a variety of vendors.
The event will also include both indoor and outdoor entertainment, an outdoor kidzone, complete with games, prizes, and student registration for computer drawings.
Registration is open from 8 a.m. until noon on Saturday, Sept. 16, at the Grove Civic Center. Participants do not have to be present to win most of the door prizes.
Paper the town with Art
Paper the town with art, an arts festival sponsored by members of the Grove Springs Cultural District, will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 16, throughout the downtown area and at satellite locations within Grove.
The event is designed to serve as a chance for artist - visual and performing alike - to showcase their work.
For more information, persons interested may contact 918-786-5871.
SAT. 09.16 to 10.29
Right Choices Corn Maze
The staff of the Right Choices Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch will hold its half price opening weekends on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 16 and 17, and Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 23 and 24, at the maze near Southwest City, Mo.
The corn maze and pumpkin patch is open from Saturday, Sept. 16, to Sunday, Oct. 29, at 1161 Manning Road, Southwest City, Mo.
For more information, persons interested may visit http://www.rightchoicescornmaze.com or call 417-762-3695.
Taste of Grand
Culinary connoisseurs will travel from near and far for Grand Lake’s premier food and wine tasting event, Taste of Grand, set for 6 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 23, at 900 East 13 Street, in the parking lot of INTEGRIS Grove Hospital in Grove.
Taste of Grand, designed as a fundraiser for the INTEGRIS Foundation, is presented by major event sponsor, Bank of Grove. More than 25 food and wine vendors are scheduled to take place offering food and drinks.
The popular Wes Hart Band will add to the ambience with live music to dance to or simply enjoy.
Ticket sales will begin on Aug. 1. All proceeds benefit the INTEGRIS Foundation, a nonprofit organization that funds continuing advancements in local health care and medical treatments for those in need.
For more information, persons interested may visit the Taste of Grand Facebook page or www.tasteofgrand.com or call Kristi Wallace at 918-399-4392.
Jay Sprint Duathlon & 5K
The 2017 Jay Sprint Duathlon and 5K will take place at 3 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 1, at the J.B. Earp Stadium in Jay.
Winterst, the annual fundraiser for the Delaware County Children's Special Advocacy Network, will take place at 6 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 11, at the Robinett Event Center in Jay.
Tickets will be available for purchase at area banks or by calling the center. This year's theme is "The Roaring 20s." Period clothing or semi-formal dress is encouraged.
Proceeds from the event, which also includes a live and silent auction, helps fund DCCSAN programing, which includes assisting in child abuse investigations and providing counseling, advocacy and court preparation for the children in our county that have been victims of abuse.
For more information, persons interested may call 918-253-4539.
FRI. 03.23 to 03.25
Grand Lake Renaissance Festival
The Fourth Annual Grand Lake Renaissance Festival will take place from 6 to 9 p.m., Friday, March 23, 10 a.m. to dusk, Saturday, March 24, and 10 a.m. to dusk, Sunday, March 25, behind Park Hill Motel & RV Park, 438415 East Highway 60, Vinita.
For more information, persons interested may call 918-244-1887.