ONGOING

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.

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.

FRI. 08.04

JPS new student enrollment

Enrollment for new students within the Jay Public School system will take place on the following days:

9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday, Aug. 4, for all grades. Elementary and mid-school students will register at their respective campuses, high schoolers will register at Bulldog Arena.

Students are asked to bring their birth certificates, shot records, social security cards (optional), proof of residency and CDIB card if applicable.

For more information, persons interested may call 918-253-8602.

Food Truck Friday

Officials with the Grove Convention and Tourism Bureau will host the next Food Truck Friday from 6 to 9 p.m., Friday, Aug. 4, on the lawn of the Grove Community Center, 104 West Third, Grove.

The event will feature food trucks, as well a car show. The 1950s era band Cool Breeze Band, will perform. The event is free, and open to the public.

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.

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.

Bluegrass & Gospel Concert 

Officials from Crawford and Company Productions will host a Bluegrass & Gospel Concert beginning at 6:30 p.m., Friday, Aug. 4, at Fairview Christian Church, 2320 Grand, Carthage.

The event will include Mercy's Calling, a southern gospel group from Rogers, Arkansas, and Borderline Bluegrass, featuring Jon Harden.  The event is free. A love offering will be taken up for the group.

For more information, persons interested may call Peg Crawford at 417-529-9569.

FRI. 08.04 to 08.05

Youth Indoor Yard Sale

Students at Cornerstone Church, Grove, will host an indoor yard sale from 7 a.m., Friday and Saturday, Aug. 4 and 5, at the church.

Proceeds will help the teens participate in a variety of events including an upcoming conference and the End of Summer Blast. Search for treasures in air conditioning. To many items to mention.

The church is located at 501 South Main, Grove. For more information, persons interested may call 918-786-6164.

SAT. 08.05

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.

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, Aug. 5, 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 Amelia Bedelia's First Library Card, and Curious George Visits the Library - read by Joyce Weber, retired teacher and librarian, along with a Curious George craft related to the stories. For more information, persons interested may call 918-694-4518.

Benefit Hog Fry, Pie Auction

A benefit hog fry and pie auction, to raise funds for Jack Kingfisher and family, is taking place beginning at 4 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 5, at the Eucha Community Center. Dinner begins at 4 p.m., with singing to follow.

Children’s Pow Wow

The 2017 Shawna Stovall Children’s Back To School Pow Wow will take place on Saturday, Aug. 5, at the Eastern Shawnee Pow Wow Grounds in Seneca, Missouri.

The event will begin with children’s activities from noon to 3 p.m., with flint napping, storytelling, pony rides, camel rides, face painting, prizes, drawings and more; gourd dance from 3 to 5 p.m., and from 6 to 7 p.m., with the grand entry at 7 p.m.

Children 12 and under who attend the activities in the afternoon will receive a backpack filled with age appropriate school supplies.

For more information, persons interested may call 918-666-7710, option 5.

TUE. 08.08 to 08.11

Go Go Ridgy! ECC Sneak Peek Week

Go, Go Ridgy! Early Childhood Center Sneak Peek week will take place from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and from 1 to 3:30 p.m., Monday, Aug. 7 to Friday, Aug. 11, at the Early Childhood Center.

The event which uses the app Aurasma, is an augmented reality experience similar to Pokemon Go.

Using an iPad checked out from the ECC Library, pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students (and their parents) can search for hidden Ridgy Eggs and go on a self-guided tour of the building.

The program is designed to help students learn about the ECC building, before the first day of school on Thursday, Aug. 17.

The game features multiple stops throughout the ECC building, designed to help students identify key locations - including the bathrooms, library, office and lunchroom.

At each "Ridgy stop," students - with their parents/guardians help - will find an "egg" which can then be scanned with an iPad based app. The app releases the hidden animal within the egg.

For more information, persons interested may contact ECC Principal Julie Bloss at 918-786-3003 ext. 7.

TUE. 08.08

Johnson O’Malley Meeting - Kansas

The first meeting of the 2017-18 school year for the Johnson O’Malley program at Kansas Public Schools will take place at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 8.

For more information, persons interested may contact Tammie Bowman, Federal Programs Director, at 918-868-3254 or bowmant@kansasps.com.

Back to school bash at Turkey Ford

A back to school bash for Turkey Ford students will take place from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 8, at the school, 23900 South 670 Road, Wyandotte.

The evening will include a chance to meet and greet teachers, visit the various classrooms, a time of refreshments and more. Parents of new students will also have a chance to fill out enrollment packets.

For more information, persons interested may call 918-786-4902.

TUE. 08.08 to 08.10

GPS new student enrollment

Enrollment for new students within the Grove Public School system will take place on the following days:

9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 8, 9 and 10, for all grades, at Grove High School.

Students are asked to bring their birth certificates, shot records, social security cards, proof of residency and CDIB card if applicable.

For more information, persons interested may call 918-786-3003.

THU. 08.10

First day at Turkey Ford

The first day of school for Turkey Ford Public School students will take place on Thursday, Aug. 10. The school is located at 23900 South 670 Road, Wyandotte.

For more information, persons interested may call 918-786-4902.

FRI. 08.11

Hog meat dinner

A hog meat dinner, to support the Fighting Peacocks Special Olympics team will take place from 11 a.m. until sold out, Friday, Aug. 11, at the Jay Community Center, Jay.

Cost is $6 per person with a drink. Pre-orders may be made by calling Stephanie Campbell, 918-253-7268, Alicia Jory at 918-801-8139 or Shawna Foreman at 918-801-3664. Orders on the day of the sale may be made by calling 918-253-9122. Local delivery will be available.

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:

• 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. 08.12

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 director@har-bervillage.com, or visit har-bervillage.com.

Spaghetti dinner for Hannah

A spaghetti dinner for Hannah Dinesen will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 12, at COS (Church of the Shepherd), Grove.

Tickets will be $10 for adults, and $5 for children five and under. The trio are also organizing a dessert auction as well.

The fundraiser is designed to help Dinesen, a lifeguard who was injured at the Grove City Pool, not only raise funds to help with medical expenses, but also show support for a friend. It will include a dessert auction and more.

SUN. 08.13

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.

MON. 08.14 to 08.15

Johnson O’Malley School Supplies - Grove

The Grove Johnson O’Malley School Supply Distribution will take place from 1 to 7 p.m., Monday, Aug. 14, and 3 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 15, at the Grove Public Schools Administration Building, 310 South Broadway, Grove.

The distribution is for students who were enrolled at GPS last year. A list of supplies provided by JOM is posted on the front door of the GPS Admin Building.

For more information, persons interested may contact Cindy Weaver, Federal Programs Director, at 918-786-3003 ext. 1107 or cweaver@ridgerunners.net.

TUE. 08.15

GPS Open House

District wide open house for Grove Public Schools will take place from 4 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 15, at all campuses.

For more information, persons interested may call 918-786-3003.

JPS Open House

District wide open house for Jay Public Schools will take place from 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 15, at all campuses.

For more information, persons interested may call 918-253-2602.

Back To School Party

Members of First Christian Church in Fairland will host a Children’s Back to School Party from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 16, at the church.

It will include inflatables, a dunk tank, face painting, food and prizes. For more information, persons interested may call 918-676-3425. The church is located at 117 North Collins Street, Fairland.

Grove Country Day School Open House

Open house for Grove Country Day School will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 15, at the school, located at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, Grove.

The first day of school will take place on Thursday, Aug. 17. For more information, persons interested may contact Sylvie Kane at 918-791-1952.

Johnson O’Malley School Supplies - Kansas

The Kansas Public Schools’ Johnson O’Malley School Supply Distribution will take place from 4 to 6 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 15, in the cafeteria area of each school site, during the open house / meet and greet event.

The distribution is for eligible JOM students who were enrolled in the Kansas JOM program last year.

For more information, persons interested may contact Tammie Bowman, Federal Programs Director, at 918-868-3254 or bowmant@kansasps.com.

KPS Open House

District wide open house and a “meet the teacher” event for Kansas Public School students will take place from 4 to 6 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 15, at all campuses.

For more information, persons interested may call 918-868-5308.

THU. 08.17

GPS First Day of School

The first day of school for Grove Public School students will take place on Thursday, Aug. 17.

For more information, persons interested may call 918-786-3003.

JPS First Day of School

The first day of school for Jay Public School students will take place on Thursday, Aug. 17.

For more information, persons interested may call 918-253-2602.

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.

SAT. 08.19

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.

FRI. 08.25

Preacher & Travelers in Concert

Nashville Recording Artists Preacher & Travelers will perform a country gospel concert at 7 p.m., Friday, Aug. 25, at the Jay Community Center, 429 South Ninth Street in Jay.

For more information, persons interested may call Patrick Quick at 918-864-7126 or email cqtravelers@yahoo.com.

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.

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.

SUN. 09.03

GHS Alumni Reunion

The Grove High School Alumni Reunion will take place from 2 to 4 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 3, at the Grove Middle School Auditorium.

All former graduates of Grove High School are invited to attend. It will include refreshments and entertainment. This year's event is hosted by the class of 1967. All former students, teachers, and school employees are invited to attend.

For more information, persons interested may call LouAnn Crowder at 918-541-7901.

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.

SAT. 09.16

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 6 months to 10 years.

Tickets may be purchased online at groveumc.org, the church office, or Trench Brothers Graphics and Sissy's Place, both in Grove.

The church is located at 1005 Leisure Road, Grove. For more information, persons interested may call 918-786-5148 or Karen Swenson at ksdiamond310@sbcglobal.net or 918-964-0900.

REC Day

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.

SAT. 09.23

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.

SUN. 09.24

Walk for Life

The annual Abundant Blessing Center Walk for Life will take place at 3 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 24, starting at the Grove Sports Complex.

A timed 5K, it is open to both runners and walkers. It also includes a one-mile fun run/walk.

Cost is $25 per person for the timed 5K, $20 for a one-mile fun run. Persons interested may register by Sept. 10, in order to receive a t-shirt on the day of the race. After Sept. 10, registration for the 5K increases to $30.

For more information, to see a route map, or to signup online, persons interested may visit https://runsignup.com/race/ok/grove/abcwalkforlife.

SUN. 10.01

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.

SAT. 11.11

DCCSAN Winterset

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.

Spotlight Event

Back to school bash at Turkey Ford

A back to school bash for Turkey Ford students will take place from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 8, at the school, 23900 South 670 Road, Wyandotte.

The evening will include a chance to meet and greet teachers, visit the various classrooms, a time of refreshments and more. Parents of new students will also have a chance to fill out enrollment packets.

For more information, persons interested may call 918-786-4902.