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. 09.22

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

Miami Music in Motion

Members of the Northeastern Oklahoma A&M and Miami High School bands will join together on Saturday, Sept. 23, to host the first “Miami Music in Motion” marching band competition on the campus of NEO.

The event will feature bands from the tri-state area, including Oklahoma: Grove, Jay, Vinita, Dewey, Oklahoma Union, Commerce, Adair, Chouteau, Nowata; Kansas: Riverton, Kansas; and Missouri: Diamond, and Miller. The bands will be rated in three divisions, 4A Blue, 3A White and 3A Gold.

Judges will rate the bands on music, marching, general effect, color guard and percussion. The performances begin at 8 a.m., with Jay, followed by Vinita at 8:20 a.m., Grove at 8:40 a.m., Oklahoma Union at 9 a.m., Nowata at 9:20 a.m., Chouteau at 9:40 a.m., Dewey at 10 a.m., Miller at 10:20 a.m., Adair at 10:40 a.m., Diamond at 11 a.m., Riverton at 11:20 a.m., and performances by Miami at 11:40 a.m. and NEO at noon.

Awards will be presented at 12:30 a.m. The event is open to the public. Cost is $5 per person.

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.

SAT. 09.23 to 09.30

Bow Hunting Proficiencies 

Officials with the City of Grove Police Department will host proficiency testing for bow hunting within the city limits from 9 to 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 23 and Saturday, Sept. 30, at the police department's range.

The range is located off Cherokee Street, north of town in the city utility complex. For more information, persons interested may call 918-786-6121.

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.

TUE. 09.26

Footprints in the Dew

Oklahoma writer and columnist Dale R. Lewis, aka “the Original Buffalo Dale,” will show his completed documentary on the unsolved murder of Oklahoma rancher E.C. Mullendore III, at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 26, at the Coleman Theatre in Miami.

The documentary "Footprints in the Dew: The Last Ten Tapes," is based on the extensive interviews Lewis conducted for his bestselling book "Footprints in the Dew: Chub Anderson and the Unsolved Mullendore Murder."

Tickets are $10 per person. Fifty percent of the ticket sales will be donated to the theatre.

For more information, persons interested may call the box office at 918-540-2425 or email colemantheatre@miamiokla.net. The theatre is located at 103 North Main Street, Miami.

Liberty Tour kick-off

The Northeastern Oklahoma Libertarian Party will host the kick-off of the Liberty Tour at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 26, at the Grove Community Center, 104 West Third, Grove.

During the meeting people will have a chance to meet the three Libertarian party candidates for governor: Rex Lawhorn, Joseph Maldonado and Chris Powell.

Each candidate will have a chance to give a short speech about themselves, discuss their platforms and their reasonings for running. Audience members will have a chance to ask the candidates questions.

For more information, persons interested may contact Lee Miller at 918-949-1484 or leemillerjr@gmail.com.

Delaware County Democrats

The Delaware County Democrats will meet at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 26, at the Northeastern Oklahoma A&M Campus, 1201 NEO Loop, Grove.

For more information, persons interested may call Vicke Adams at 918-801-7196.

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.

Monkey Island Block Party

Members of the Women’s Auxiliary of Monkey Island (WAAMI) will host a block party from 4 to 7 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 30, at the Monkey Island Fire Department.

The event will include food, fun and games. A pulled pork plate will cost $7, while a hot dog plate will cost $4. Outdoor games include a cake walk and a rolling pin throwing contest and a silent auction. Participants are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs.

For more information, persons interested may call Patty DeMier at 303-618-2418.

Oaks Car, Bike Show

The annual Oaks Volunteer Fire Department Car and Bike Show will take place on Saturday, Sept. 30, at the Oaks High School Parking Lot.

Registration will take place from 8 a.m. to noon, with the entry fee of $20. The first 50 entries receive a grab bag, t-shirt and dash plate. Trophies will be given to the top 30 cars and top 10 trucks, as well as a variety of special awards.

Music will be provided by Platinum Entertainment Enterprises. A horse shoe tournament, for singles and doubles will begin with registration at 8 a.m., and the competition at 9 a.m., sharp. Entry fee is $10 for singles, $20 for doubles.

Proceeds will benefit the Oaks Volunteer Fire Department. For more information, persons interested may call 918-868-7544, 918-868-7213 or 918-868-4861.

Symphony of Hope

The 2017 Symphony of Hope, featuring the Southeast Kansas Symphony Orchestra and Jose Ortega, will take place at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, at Grove's First Baptist Church, 501 East 13th Street, Grove.

Tickets are $30 for adults, $15 for students and available at area banks. The event benefits Bridges of Hope, an outreach to help bridge people out of poverty. For more information, persons interested may call 918-257-8484.

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.

Packet pickup and registration will take place at 1 p.m., at the JB Earp Football Stadium in Jay.

The duathlon, team duathlon and 5K kicks off at 3 p.m. followed by the 1K fun run. The kids’ duathlon begins shortly after the completion of the duathlon.

This is a Cherokee Nation Wings sponsored event and proceeds benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware County.

For more information and to register, race entrants can visit the Jay Sprint Duathlon & 5K Facebook page and click on the Sign Up tab or go to www.runsignup.com/jaysprintdu.

Donkey Basketball

A donkey basketball game, featuring a variety of local celebrities, will take place at 3 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 1, at Bulldog Arena on the campus of Jay High School, Jay.

The Grand Savings Bank Badonkeydonks coached by Fawna Robertson will take on Arvest Flying Jacks coached by Whitney Walker.

The fun will start with an elementary style team selection of local participants including, but not limited to: Madison Wilson, Kyle Stump, Mike Shambaugh, Parker Newkirk, Ridge Sturges, John Davenport, Rob Studie, Marcie Phillips, Jason Ward, Kali Ward, Jeremy Colvard, Skye Goins, Matt Walker, Greg Wilson, Rob Thompson, Sam Taylor, Shawnda Larmon, Josh Keller, John Williams and Tyler Mason.

Tickets are $7 per person if purchased by Sept. 28 at the high school office, or Arvest and Grand Savings Bank in Jay. Tickets at the door are $10 per person.

Proceeds will benefit the Jay Middle and High School Choir Departments.

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.

FRI. 10.06 to 10.07

Open 5on5 Mens Basketball Tournament

The first Open 5on5 Mens Basketball Tournament will take place on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 7 and 8, at Bulldog Arena on the campus of Jay High School, Jay.

Entry fees are $125 per team, with first and second places awarded t-shirts.

Proceeds will benefit the Jay High School Boys Basketball program. For more information, persons interested may contact Terry Sweeney at 918-774-6020 or Miguel Ortiz at 918-575-2738.

Pioneer Days at Har-Ber Village

The Fifth Annual Pioneer Days at at Har-Ber Village Museum will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday and Saturday, Oct. 6 and 7, at the living history museum outside of Grove.

The event will include demonstrations of spinning, weaving, processing flax plants into linen, dyeing wool, flint knapping, sausage making, hearth cooking and baking, quilting, candlemaking, heirloom gardening, blacksmithing, tinsmithing and more.  

Reenacts will help visitors explore early medical care, events of the Mexican War and pioneer stories.

Many hands-on activities will allow younger visitors to experience pioneer life first-hand and include a chance to create a quilt block, churn butter, grind corn, make a candle, make sausage, wash laundry, weave and more.

On Friday, students will be able to attend school taught by a “school marm” in the Village schoolhouse.  

On Saturday, basket weaver Mary McCreery will demonstrate her craft. Craftsman Ken Vaughn will demonstrate making objects out of leather. Period music will be played in the Village by Borderline Bluegrass throughout the day. Tintype photographer Professor Drummond will take vintage photographs and scouts can earn a patch by registering at the front desk upon admission and completing the available activities. 

All activities are free with museum admission unless otherwise noted. Activities are subject to change based on availability of volunteers.

Har-Ber Village Museum hours are Thursday through Monday, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; closed Tuesday and Wednesday. Admission is $10 for adults; $7.50 for seniors 63-plus; $5 for children ages 6-13; under 6 and members are free.

For more information, persons interested may call 918-786-6446 or visit har-bervillage.com.

SAT. 10.07

Chuckwagon dinner at Har-Ber Village

The fourth annual Chuck Wagon Dinner and Dance Under the Stars will take place at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 7, at the Har-Ber Village Event Tent.

The event will include food by Timbered-In Catering, and music provided by Stone Country.

Tickets are $75 per person or $750 for a table. Tickets must be purchased by Sept. 30, and will include admission Pioneer Days. Seating is limited to 150.

For more information, persons interested may call 918-786-6446 or visit har-bervillage.com.

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.

Sixth Annual Women's Expo

The Sixth Annual Grand Lake's Women's Expo will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at the Grove Civic Center, 1702 South Main, Grove.

For more information, persons interested may contact Cheryl Franklin at 918-786-2228 or cfranklin@gatehousemedia.com.

Vintage By the Creek Fall Party

Popup vendors with Vintage By The Creek will host a fall sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 7, at the outdoor market, 1621 South Broadway Street, Grove.

For more information, persons interested may call 918-791-1849 or visit the Facebook page by searching "Vintage-by-the-Creek".

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

Jay Alumni Association

Officials with the Jay High School Alumni Association will host an alumni meeting at noon, Saturday, Oct. 14, at the Jay Community Center, Jay.

The board members will provide fried chicken and drinks, participants are asked to bring a side dish or dessert.

Hunter education classes

Marni Loftis, Delaware County Game Warden, will host a Hunter Education Class from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 14, at the Delaware County Library in Jay. Persons are asked to come at least 15 minutes before the session starts. The class is also available online.

For more information, or to register for the class, persons interested may visit www.wildlifedepartment.com and look for the education link.

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 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 21, on the Delaware County Courthouse lawn.

The event will include games, bounce houses, vendors, food trucks and more. The event will be free and open to the public.

For more information, or to reserve a vendor space, persons interested may contact Camrine Thompson at 918-253-4148 or 918-705-1898, or email cityofjay4@gmail.com.

Kasen’s Costume 5K/Fun Run

The Kasen’s Costume 5K & Fun Run will take place on Saturday, Oct. 28, at the JB Earp Football Stadium in Jay.

The event is designed to raise funds for Kasen Sparks and his family, due to his ongoing medical expenses.

Pre-Registration for the 5K is $25, and for the Fun Run is $15. On the day of the race the costs will be $30/20 respectively. Day of race registration will begin at 7:30 a.m.

The Fun Run will begin at 9 a.m., with the 5K at 9:30 a.m. Medals will be given to the top three male/female finishers in standard age groups, as well as a medal to the best costume kid/adult. The first 300 at check-in will receive a t-shirt. Timing will be completed by Tatur Racing. Costumes are optional.

For more information, or to register, persons interested may visit http://runsignup.com/kasensparks or contact Camrine Thompson at 918-705-1898 or jaybenefitrun@gmail.com.

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.