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.

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. 09.16

Andrew Carroll War Letters

Families or individuals may visit with author Andrew Carroll about war letters sent by service members within their families during a final public session in Grove.

The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 16, at the Grove Community Center, 104 West Third, Grove. For more information, persons interested may call 918-786-6107.

Playmakers to feature Carroll work

The Grove Playmakers will feature "If All The Sky Were Paper," written by Andrew Carroll beginning at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 15, at the Playmaker's theatre in Grove.

Reservations are required. 

Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for students. Veterans will receive a discount on each of two tickets. Group prices are available as are discounted ‘pay what you can’ tickets.

Additional performances of the play will take place at 7:30 p.m., on Sept. 16, 19, 22, 23, 26, 30 and at 2 p.m., on Sundays, Sept. 17, 24 and Oct. 1. at the Playmakers’ theatre is at 121 West Third, in Grove.

The minimum age guideline for this production is older elementary school and above, based on the appropriateness of the play for that age level and the capability of the student to understand the adult content of this production.

There are no paper tickets needed at The Playmakers. for more information, persons interested may call 918-786-8950 and leave a message with their reservation for the box office volunteer who will confirm within 24 hours, or email groveplaymakers@yahoo.com or reserve online at www.groveplaymakers.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.

Pelivan at REC Day

Members of the Pelivan Transit transport riders from the Grove Civic Center parking lot (rear lot) to REC Day festivities from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 16.

All services will be free and open to the public. For more information, persons interested may call 918-855-Pelivan.

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.

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. 16, 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 two stories read by Joyce Weber, retired teacher and librarian: Bunny Loves to Read and Not Your Typical Dragon, along with a craft creating Crispin, a special dragon, related to the stories. For more information, persons interested may call 918-694-4518.

Plant Sale at Lee's Resort

Volunteers with Lee's Resort will host a multi-day plant sale, from 9 a.m. to noon, Friday and Saturday, Sept. 22 and 23.

Lee's Resort is located at 24800 South 630 Road, Grove. For more information, persons interested may contact Frankie Price at 918-786-4403.

Masonic Pancake Breakfast

Members of the Grove Masonic Lodge 187 will host a pancake breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 16, at the lodge, 401 South Broadway, Grove.

The meal, which includes a recommended donation of $5 for adults, $3 for children 12 and under, and free for those 5 and under, features pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage and juice, milk or coffee.

Tours of the lodge, as well as a chance to find out more about the organization, will also be available.

For more information, persons interested may call Dennis Deakins at 918-314-1679.

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.

Mexico mission focus of service

Members of the community are invited to learn about the Roca Blanca Mission Base on Sunday, Sept. 17, at Cornerstone Church in Grove.

The Rev. Bruce Edwards will speak during the 10:15 a.m. service, sharing stories of God's work within the remote area of Oaxaca, Mexico.

Cornerstone Church is located at 501 S. Main Street, Grove. For more information, persons interested may call 918-786-6164.

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

Red Cross Blood Drive

Volunteers with the American Red Cross will host a blood drive from11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 21, at the Grove Community Center, 104 West Third, Grove.

For more information, persons interested may call 1-800-733-2767. The event is sponsored by the VFW Auxiliaries in Grove and Bernice.

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.

FRI. 09.22

Quilt event for Mayes County Backpack Program

Judy Howard, quilt historian and owner of Buckboard Antique Quilts in Oklahoma City, will host a quilt bed turning program from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday, Sept. 22, during the Pryor Patchers Quilt Guild meeting.

The meeting will take place at Pryor's MidAmerica Expo Center, 4075 Sanders Mitchell Street, Pryor.

During the event Howard will sign her book Hippie At Heart - Quirky to Modern Art Quilts, plus her 1905 OK Cookbook, which contains 300 pioneer recipes, 200 vintage photographs and stories from the prairie.

During the event, she will give away part of her collection of 150 antique quilts in exchange for checks written to the Mayes County Backpack program. For more information, persons interested may visit www.BuckboardAntiqueQuilts.com and www.HeavenlyPatchwork.com.

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.

NEOK Veterans Reunion

The Rev. Dave Roever, a Vietnam veteran, is the guest speaker for the Northeast Oklahoma Veterans Reunion, set for Saturday, Sept. 23, at Crossroads Church, Grove.

The event will begin with a free barbecue dinner at 4:30 p.m., and the meeting at 6 p.m. Crossroads Church is located at 56900 East Highway 59, Grove, near the Highway 125 interchange on Highway 59.

In addition to Roever, special guests include Lt. Col. and Chaplain Brad Hanna with the Oklahoma Army National Guard and Rep. Josh West (R-Grove) a veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan.

The event is sponsored by churches in Delaware, Ottawa, Mayes and Craig Counties. For more information, persons interested may call 918-257-8455.

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

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, 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.

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.

WED. 10.04

Red Cross Blood Drive

Volunteers with the American Red Cross will host a blood drive from 12:30 to 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 4, at the Jay Community Center, 429 South Ninth, Jay.

For more information, persons interested may call Virginia Cordell at 918-801-6788 or visit redcrossblood.org and enter “JayOK”.

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.

SAT. 10.07

Fairland City Wide Garage Sale

Residents of Fairland will host a city-wide garage sale beginning at 8 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 7, throughout the town.

Signups can be made by Oct. 3, at Mr. D’s or Crafton’s Station, in order to get on the map,

Maps will be available at those locations beginning on Oct. 5. For more information, persons interested may call 918-409-8396.

THU. 10.12

Singing Churchmen of Oklahoma

Members of The Singing Churchmen of Oklahoma will be in concert at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 12, at Grove's First Baptist Church, Grove.

The event is free. A love offering will be taken up during the concert.

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

SAT. 10.14

Ottawa County-wide cleanup

The Ottawa County Fall Clean Up Day will take place from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 14.

During the day, members of the Ottawa County District will collect items at the Fairland location.

Items accepted include furniture, bedding, appliances, tires. Those not accepted include paint, batteries, dangerous or explosive items, or household trash.

The Fairland location is located at 3201 Industrial Road, Fairland. For more information, persons interested may call 918-676-3227.

SAT. 10.21

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.

Spotlight Event

Volunteers at First United Methodist Church, Grove, are working together to collect funds and create cleaning buckets for the victims of Hurricane Harvey and Irma.

The efforts, in conjunction with the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) provides help for people impacted by disaster, including floods, tornadoes, hurricanes and more.

Cleaning buckets created by people in Grove - and in Oklahoma - are being collected in Oklahoma City, for a centralized shipping process.

To help:

Create a cleaning bucket: Visit http://bit.ly/umcorcleaning and see what UMCOR recommends being placed in the bucket (specific items are requested because they are the most sought out during disasters) - and deliver the completed bucket to the church at 1005 Leisure Road in Grove. Volunteers will take all of the buckets made in Grove to Oklahoma City on Tuesday, Sept. 19.

Fund a bucket: Buckets cost an estimated $65 per bucket. For those not wanting to shop, or for people who would like to go together to fund a bucket, monetary donations may be given to church officials by check - with "Harvey/Irma" in the memo line, or online at http://bit.ly/UMCORSecureGiving.

For more information, persons interested may contact the church office at 918-786-5148. Donations may be brought to the church during worship times on Sunday, or from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to Thursday, and 9 a.m. to noon, on Friday. Buckets must be at the church by Sept. 18, for transportation on Sept. 19.