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.
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.
Second Chance Garage Sale
Volunteers at Second Chance Thrift Shop will host an inventory reduction garage sale from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday, Sept. 29 and 30, at the store, 220 East Third, Grove.
Proceeds from the event will benefit the Second Chance Pet Rescue of Grand Lake, a non-profit animal rescue organization.
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.
E-Waste Collection Event
Officials with the Seneca-Cayuga Tribe will host a free electronic and household hazardous waste collection event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 30, at the Seneca-Cayuga Nation Headquarters, on Highway 10, one mile north of Grand Lake Casino.
The event will let participants drop off old computers, monitors, televisions, and other electronics, as well as pesticides, household chemicals, batteries, CFL light bulbs, and non controlled medications.
No tires, large appliances or controlled drugs will be collected. The event will end promptly at 3 p.m.
For more information, persons interested may contact Rick DuBois, environmental director, at 918-786-5452 ext. 341.
Monthly Community Sing
Volunteers at Grove Assembly of God the monthly gospel sing, at 6 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 30, at the church, 29080 South 637 Road (east Highway 10), Grove.
The event will include a mix of gospel and contemporary music. Singers/groups are encouraged to take part. This month's featured singers are the Keith Brothers of Southwest Missouri.
The group, comprised of members of the Keith family, mixes enduring hymns with southern gospel songs.
For more information, persons interested may call Bud Keith at 417-775-4121 or Pastor Tony Wisdom at 918-344-0619.
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.
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.
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”.
DelCo Retired Educators to meet
Members of the Delaware County Retired Educators Association will meet at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 4, in the Fellowship Hall of First Baptist Church, 503 N. Fourth, Jay.
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 to 10.08
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.
FRI. 10.06 to 10.07
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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".
Blessing of the Pets
Father David Bridges will host a Blessing of the Pets at 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 7, at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Grove. All animals are welcome at the outdoor event.
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 email@example.com.
WED. 10.11 to 10.14
2017 Pelican Festival
The 34th Annual Pelican Festival will take place Wednesday, Oct. 11, to Saturday, Oct. 14, at Wolf Creek Park in Grove.
The carnival, by Pride Amusements, will kick things off on Wednesday, with other activities taking place on Friday and Saturday.
Hours for the carnival are 6 to 10 p.m., on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, and from noon to 10 p.m., on Saturday.
Wristband tickets will be available for $20 for Wednesday and Thursday and $25 for Friday and Saturday.
Additional plans are underway for this year’s festival and will include the arts and craft show, live entertainment and fall festivities for the whole family.
Vendors for the arts and craft show, are now being sought. Booth rental space is $75 for a 10x10 space for both days. Nonprofit rate is $50.
For more information, persons interested may visit www.grandlakefun.com or call 918-786-2289.
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
Trunk or Treat in Jay
The annual Trunk or Treat, around the Delaware County Courthouse Square, will take place from 5:30 to 9 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 31.
The event will include games, bounce houses, candy, a costume contest at 6 p.m., and a photo booth by Phorever Studio.
Persons who are interested in setting up a “trunk” or volunteering for the evening, may contact Camrine Thompson at 918-705-1898 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
Emergency Food Assistance Program
The Jay Community Chapel, Seventh and Krause, Jay is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., on the third Tuesday and Wednesday. It covers the entire Jay School District. For more information, persons interested may call 918-253-4334 or 918-253-7447 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.
City of Jay
Officials with the City of Jay will test tornado sirens at noon on the first Wednesday of every month.
Jay Fire Department
Officials with the City of Jay offers Jay Fire Department memberships for anyone living outside Jay city limits and needing one for home insurance purposes.
The cost is $50 a year and is based upon a schedule. For more information, or to purchase a membership, persons interested may contact the Jay city clerk at 918-253-4148 or Jay City Hall at 918-253-4307.
AA and NA Meetings in Colcord
Struggling with addiction? Nothing works? Try a God centered solution Colcord Sunday evening Recovery meets 5 p.m. at the East (back) entrance, Colcord First Baptist Church. Colcord Tuesday night Alcoholics Anonymous, First Baptist Church basement at 7 p.m.
Open meeting. All beliefs and denominations welcome. Colcord Friday night Narcotics Anonymous meeting at 7 p.m., 538 East Main, Colcord, basement entrance.
NA Meetings in Jay
The Last Chance Group, which helps those dealing with narcotics addiction, meets at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Saturdays every week.
Meetings take place in the Jay Senior Citizens Center at 816 South Main Street in Jay. For more information, persons interested may contact Jesse Stroud at 918-964-0609.
Talbot Library & Museum House
Talbot Library & Museum House is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday located at 500 South Colcord Avenue. Closed holidays. For more information or group tours, persons interested may call 918-326-4532.
Free Eye Exam of Glasses
The Jay Lions Club offers free eye exam or glasses. To qualify, a person must be income eligible and carry no insurance. For more information, persons interested may call Kay Pickup or Sarah Foreman at 918-253-8542 for an application.
Addiction Support Group
Red Willow Counseling Services and Calvary Baptist Church are sponsoring an “Addictions Support Group” at 7:30 p.m., on Thursday. The group meets at Calvary Baptist Church, 7727 Cedar Drive in West Siloam Springs.
The group is open to recovering addicts and their families. Calvary Baptist Church is located on Old Highway 33 (Cedar Drive), between White Oak Road and Moseley School Road, in West Siloam Springs. For more information, persons interested may contact Calvary Baptist Church at 918-422-5922 or email@example.com.
Faith Mission Church Mission
The Faith Mission Church mission is open from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Monday through Wednesday. It offers free clothes, shoes, coats and toys. Donations are welcome.
Narcotics Anonymous Meetings
Narcotic Anonymous Meetings take place at noon on Monday, 7 p.m., on Tuesday, noon on Thursday, and 7 p.m., Saturday, at the Jay Senior Center, 816 South Main, Jay. For more information, persons interested may call 918-521-8914.