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.

TUE. 08.29

Movie night in Jay

Volunteers at the Delaware County Library in Jay will host a free movie screening at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 29, at the library.

The movie, Guardians of the Galaxy 2 will be shown. Free popcorn will be provided.

The library is located at 429 South Ninth, Jay. For more information, persons interested may call 918-253-8521.

TUE. 08.29 to 08.31

Grove FFA Blue & Gold

Members of the Grove High School FFA are selling Blue & Gold and DJ products, now through Thursday, Aug. 31, to raise funds for the FFA Chapter activities.

DJ Products for sale include: hot links, hickory/peppered smoked bacon, pigs in a blanket, spiral cut hickory smoked ham, hickory smoked turkey, pork tamales, country style sausage, sausage, egg and cheese biscuits, chicken/beef fajitas and panko crispy chicken breast strips.

Blue and Gold products include: sausage, chicken strips and bacon.

All orders are pre-pay only. For more information, persons interested may contact a Grove FFA member or Garrett Bergman, Grove FFA Advisor, at 918-314-6463.

TUE. 08.29 to 09.09

Colcord FFA Blue & Gold

Members of the Colcord High School FFA are selling Blue & Gold and DJ products, now through Saturday, Sept. 9, to raise funds for the FFA Chapter activities.

DJ Products for sale include: hot links, hickory/peppered smoked bacon, pigs in a blanket, spiral cut hickory smoked ham, hickory smoked turkey, pork tamales, country style sausage, sausage, egg and cheese biscuits, chicken/beef fajitas and panko crispy chicken breast strips.

Blue and Gold products include: sausage, chicken strips and bacon.

All orders are pre-pay only. For more information, persons interested may contact a member of the Colcord FFA chapter or Josh Gilstrap, advisor, at 918-326-4107 ext. 340 or colcordffaofficers@colcordschools.com or www.colcordffatheaet.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.

THU. 09.31

Lady Bulldogs strikeout cancer

Members of the Lady Bulldogs softball team in Jay will host a "Strikeout Cancer" game at 6 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 31, against the Vinita Hornets in Jay. 

FRI. 09.01

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, Sept. 1, on the lawn of the Grove Community Center, 104 West Third, Grove.

The event will feature food trucks, as well as vendors from the Vintage By The Creek and inflatables for children.

Western Justice will perform. The event is free, and open to the public.

Kasen Sparks Hog Fry

A hog fry to benefit Kasen Sparks, a young Jay boy undergoing treatment in New Orleans, will take place beginning at 10 a.m., Friday, Sept. 1, until the food runs out, at the Jay Community Center, Jay.

Cost is $10 per plate, which includes hog meat, potatoes, fry bread, brown beans, jambalaya, drink and dessert. 

Dine in, carry out and delivery within Jay is available. For pre-orders or delivery, contact Bonnie Freeman-Flaming at 918-253-7313 or Desiree Sparks at 918-837-2429.

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 $10 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 $10 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.

Dennis Jernigan in concert

Worship artist, songwriter and author, Dennis Jernigan, will be in concert at 10 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 3, at Lake Center Baptist Church.

The event is designed as a community-wide praise and worship celebration. It’s free and open to the public. A love offering will be taken to defy expenses.

Jernigan has written numerous songs and released more than 20 full-length cd’s. His most recent work is entitled Days of Awe.

Jernigan and his wife, Melinda, have been married for 30 years. They have nine children and make their home in Muskogee.

The church is located at 29020 South Highway 125, on the edge of Monkey Island. For more information, persons interested may contact 918-257-5202, office@lakecenterbaptist.com or http://lakecenter.church.

WED. 09.06

Delaware Co. Retired Educators

Members of the Delaware County Retired Educators Association will meet at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 6, at First Baptist Church, 501 North Fourth, in Jay.

This is a "get acquainted" meeting. All area retired educators are invited to attend.

For more information, persons interested may call Donna Kendrick, president, at 918-868-2268, or Sharon Law, membership chairman, at 918-326-4420.

MOPS of Grove

The first meeting of the MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) of Grove for the 2017-18 school year will take place from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 6, at Church of the Shepherd (COS), Grove.

Participants are encouraged to come, fill out their registration packet. Cost is $55 for a full year. Child care is provided. 

The first night meeting and the official open house will take place from 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 19. No childcare will be provided at that meeting, just a time for moms. 

For more information, persons may find the organization's Facebook page by searching "MOPS of Grove."

WED. 09.06 to 09.09

Bag sale at Christian Mission

Volunteers at the Christian Mission Thrift Shop will host a bag sale Wednesday to Saturday, Sept. 6 to 9.

For this sale, a full Wal-Mart sized bag of items will be $5 on Wednesday, $4 on Thursday, $3 on Friday and $2 on Saturday.

The store is located at 200 East O'Daniel Parkway in Grove. For more information, persons interested may call 918-786-6236.

THU. 09.07

Cleora Ribbon Cutting

A grand opening / ribbon cutting celebration will take place at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 7, at Cleora Public Schools, Cleora.

The event is designed to celebrate the new school, completed with the bond monies approved by voters. 

For more information, persons interested may visit the school's Facebook page by searching "Cleora Public School."

SUN. 09.10

Jay 9/11 prayer service

Volunteers with Cry Out America will host a prayer service in commemoration of the 15th Anniversary of 9/11 from 3 to 4 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 10, on the lawn of the Delaware County Courthouse.

This is the 16th anniversary of 9/11 and Patriot Day. The prayer service is non-denominational and will include ministers from churches across the county.

For more information, persons interested may call local organizer, Henry Magee, at 479-856-8813.

Lest We Forget Golf Tournament

The annual Lest We Forget Golf Tournament will take place on Sunday, Sept. 10, at Patricia Island Estates and Golf Club, Grove.

Lunch is at 12:30 p.m., with tee off at 1:30 p.m., for the four person scramble.

Donations are needed to sponsor holes and active members of the emergency personnel and city leadership team, who play as guests of the tournament.

Other players are welcome. Cost is $100 for green fee, lunch and two mulligans. Contributions range from $50 to $200.

For more information, contact Ileta Bray at 918-801-5912 or ileta@patriciaisland.com.

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

The 79th 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.

Area arts and crafters are invited to have an outdoor space at the festival. Space is available free of charge, but must be reserved prior to the meeting day. Set-up must take place by 7:30 a.m., on Sept. 16.

The event will also include both indoor and outdoor entertainment featuring Dylan Hall and his band, Pure Tradition, and Licketty Split, respectively, 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.

For more information or to reserve space as a vendor, persons interested may contact Roxann Wilson at 918-256-9323 or roxann.wilson@neelectric.com.

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.

Blackwood Brothers in Concert

The Blackwood Brothers Quartet, an award-winning gospel music group, will perform at 6 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 16, at Trinity Baptist Church, Grove.

This is the seventh appearance by the Blackwoods in Grove.

The event is free and open to the public. The church is located at 206 Elk St, Grove. For more information, persons interested may call 918-786-4063.

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.

SUN. 09.17

Har-Ber Village golf tournament

The Har-Ber Village Museum Benefit Golf Tournament Scramble will take place at 1:30 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 17, at Patricia Island Estates and Golf Club.

The four person scramble includes free range balls, mulligans for one for $10, or three for $20. Cost is $300 per team or $75 per person.

Hole sponsors are needed to help support the living history museum for $100 each. A hole sponsorship, with team sponsorship, is available for $400.

Friday, Sept. 1 is the registration deadline. For more information, persons interested may contact Ron Young, committee chairman at 917-328-1858 or ronnieb6@me.com.

TUE. 09.19

NEOK Genealogical Society

The next meeting of the Northeast Oklahoma Genealogical Society will take place at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 19, at the Grove Public Library, 1140 NEO Loop, Grove.

For more information, persons interested may contact Glenda White at 918-786-2945. The group meets the third Tuesday of each month.

THU. 09.21

DelCo Farmers Union

Members of the Delaware County Farmers Union (the farm organization of American Farmers and Ranchers Mutual Insurance Co) will take part in an annual meeting at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 21, at the Delaware County Library in Jay. No dinner will be served.

For more information, persons interested may call 918-786-2155 or 918-422-5457.

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.

WED. 09.27

NEOK Board of Realtors Golf Tournament

The 21st Annual Northeast Oklahoma Board of Realtors Golf & Give Charity Tournament, will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 27, at the Patricia Island Estates and Golf Course.

Hole sponsors are needed: Tee box is $150, green is $150, and a tee box/green combo is $257.

All proceeds will benefit four area food banks. Registration and payment must be received by Sept. 18 for preparation of the signs. Earlier payment allows for inclusion in promotional advertising.

For more information, persons interested may contact Penny Sternbeck at 918-801-8807.

SAT. 09.30

Fifth Touch A Truck

The Fifth Touch a Truck, sponsored by the staff at the Grove Public Library, will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 30, at Wolf Creek Park.

The event is free and open to the public. Concessions will be available for a minimum charge.

Community helpers who have vehicles to display during the event are asked to contact Glenda White or Brenda Newnam at 918-786-2945.

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.

THU. 10.05

Building 429 in concert

Building 429, with Josh Wilson and Chris August will be in concert on Thursday, Oct. 5, at Grove's First Baptist Church in Grove.

The doors will open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $25 for artist circle. Tickets are available at the church office or online at itickets.com.

For more information, persons interested may call 918-786-4419. The church is located at 501 East 13th Street, Grove.

Jay Fall Fest

Volunteers from the City of Jay will host a Fall Fest on Saturday, Oct. 21, on the Delaware County Courthouse lawn.

The event will include a variety of items.. For more information, or to reserve a vendor space, persons interested may contact Camrine Thompson at 918-253-4148.

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.