ONGOING

Grove Tennis Club

Men and women of all ages are invited to take part in the Grove Tennis Club, from 9 to 10:30 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 costs $1 per person. Potluck is 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. 09.29

GHS Alumni Band

Alumni members of the Pride of Grove Ridgerunner band are encouraged to take part in the homecoming band performances Friday, Sept. 29, during the Grove v. Vinita game.

Band members are asked to "dust off their instruments" and meet in the Middle School Choir Room (the old High School) at 6 p.m., Friday, to hand out music. The band has some available instruments if needed.

For more information, persons interested may contact Joe Wilhelm at 918-786-2208 ext. 1015 or 918-786-2208 ex. 1121 afternoon.

GHS Homecoming Parade

The Grove High School Homecoming Parade, with a circus theme, kicks off at 1 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 29

The parade route begins at the Grove Community Building, 104 West Third, Grove, travels down Third to Main Street, then turns on 10th Street to travel in front of the middle and lower elementary schools, then to Leisure Road to pass in front of the early childhood center.

It will then turn down Seventh Street, and end behind Ridgerunner Stadium, where a pep assembly for middle and high school students will take place.

GHS Homecoming

The Grove High School Homecoming Ceremony will begin at approximately 6:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 29, at Ridgerunner Stadium on the campus of Grove Middle School. Students taking part in the ceremony are asked to arrive by 6 p.m., to line up by 6:15 p.m., on the visitor's side of the stadium to line up.

Parents and those wishing to watch the ceremony are encouraged to arrive by 6 p.m., as well, as parking and seating will be limited.

Feeding the Cheerleaders, Team

Volunteers from Alive Church Vinita will host a tailgate party for members of the Grove and Vinita High Schools band, cheerleaders, trainers and football teams, on Friday, Sept. 29, as part of the Homecoming events.

The meals - for the students - are designed to provide encouragement for members of both teams. For more information, persons interested may call Pastor Robert Sanders at 918-244-2304.

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.

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.

Grand Lake Hook n' Cook-Off

The 24th Annual Grand Lake Hook n' Cook-off will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 30, at the South Grand Lake Regional Airport in Ketchum.

The event, will feature the traditional catfish cooking competition, live music, shopping from regional vendors, large inflatable Kid Zone, a car and motorcycle show, and airplane and helicopter rides.

Tasting kits will be $10 at the gate for adults and $5 for children. Participants are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs. Admission is free.

Cooking teams are encouraged to sign up for the event with each team required to prepare fish, coleslaw and hushpuppies.

This year's event will feature catfish races - where live catfish are placed in plastic runways and race.

For more information, persons interested may contact Grand Lake Area Chamber office at 918-782-3214. Additional information, or online tickets, may be found at www.grandlakechamber.org.

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.

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.

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. 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.

SAT. 09.30 to 10.01

Playmakers to feature Carroll work

The final weekend for the Grove Playmakers' production of "If All The Sky Were Paper," written by Andrew Carroll, will take place on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 30 and Oct. 1, 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 Saturday, Sept. 30 and at 2 p.m., on Sunday, 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.

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

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, 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.

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.

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.

Health, Wellness Class

A health class, to help participants learn how to reverse high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol and other health related issues, will take place at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 5, at the Grove Public Library.

The event is sponsored by officials with Burke Eyecare in Grove.

FRI. 10.06

First Friday Wine Share

The first Friday Wine Share will take place at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6, at Rustic Rehab, 3633 North Hwy. 59, Grove.

Participants are asked to bring their favorite bottle of wine. Singles may bring a bottle every other month, couples are asked to bring one per month. Participants are also asked to bring their own wine glass and an appetizer to share.

For more information about the wine share, persons interested may contact Teresa Poindexter at 918-964-9799 or TeresaPoindexter@Remax.net, or call 918-786-9888.

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".

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 frdavid@standrewsgrove.org.

Fall Festival in Spavinaw

Volunteers with the Spavinaw Youth & Neighborhood Center will host a "Back to School/Fall Festival" from 2 to 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 7, at the youth center.

The event will include musical performances by Dewayne Conley and Fault Line, a hog fry dinner, games, bounce house and more. Admission is free.

For more information, persons interested may call 918-937-2882.

SAT. 10.07 to 10.08

Coleman Silent Film Series

Hamlet, starring Asta Nielson, will kick off the 2017-18 Silent Film Series at the Coleman Theatre in Miami.

The film, the 1921 movie takes a slightly different approach than Shakespeare’s traditional version of the play.

For starters, Hamlet is made into a female character ? a princess forced to masquerade as a man by her scheming mother.

According to Dennis James, Danish star Asta Nielsen formed her own production company to make the film, thus the need for a few tweaks to the storyline. A mentor for Greta Garbo back when Garbo when was still living and working in Europe,? Nielsen’s film is a mix of humor and drama.

James, will be accompanied by Michael Tsalka on piano and Mezzo-Soprano vocalist Desiree Dillon.

?Hamlet? will be shown at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7 and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8. Tickets for all silent film events are $20 for adults, $15 for senior citizens and $10 for students and children. Facility fees will apply.

Additional films in the series include a pair of Buster Keaton films on March 17 and 18, and a Harold Lloyd film on April 21 and 22.

For more information, or to purchase tickets, persons interested may call 918-540-2425 or stop by the box office window at 103 North Main in Miami, or visit www.colemantheatre.org/events.

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.

THU. 10.12

Financial Lunch & Learn

Officials with First National Bank in Grove will host a lunch and learn from noon to 2 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 12, at the Jay Community Center, Jay.

Tony Fritz will speak about a variety of financial issues focusing on financial self defense strategies.

The event is free, lunch is provided. For more information, persons interested may contact Julie Dean or Jamie Dotson at 918-256-7811.

A Gathering of Vets

A Gathering of Vets takes place at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, at the Mariee Wallace Museum as the church volunteers are preparing for the church birthday celebration.

The meeting takes place on the second Thursday of each month, typically in the CLC Building at First Baptist Church, 503 North Fourth Street, Jay. Food will be available until it runs out.

The event is open to the public. For more information, persons interested may contact Mary McQuoid at 918-801-6099.

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.

Grove's Grand Talent

Grove's Grand Talent, the annual talent show at Har-Ber Village, Grove, will take place beginning at 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 14, at Har-Ber Village in the event tent.

Contestants must be 10 years or older to compete. Winners will be announced at the end of the contest. Winners will be selected by a panel of judges - applause will be taken into consideration. Prizes include: $500 for first, $250 for second and $100 for third.

Entries must be received by Saturday, Oct. 7, to be eligible. A $20 entry fee must accompany the application.

For more information about Grove’s Grand Talent Show, persons interested may call 918-324-3283. Applications may be picked up at State Farm, Grove, at Har-Ber Village or be downloaded at har-bervillage.com. Entries may be mailed to Grove’s Grand Talent, 29940 South 592 Lane, Grove, OK 74344.

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.

Zena Fall Fest

Volunteers with Zena Baptist Church and the Zena Community Center will host the Zena Fall Fest from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 14, at the community center in Zena.

The event will include an assortment of activities including a car show, bounce houses and games for children, a hot pepper and pie eating contest, a root beer and Mt. Dew chugging contest, a pumpkin carving contest and more.

Children between the ages of 6 to 18 may compete in a king and queen contest. Votes are $1 per person, and the child who raises the most respectively, will earn the crowns.

Concessions will be available throughout the day and include cotton candy, popcorn, beans and fry bread.

The evening events will include a community hayride at 6 p.m., and a hot dog roast at 7 p.m.

The community center is located at 36187 South 575 Road, Jay. For more information, persons interested may contact Rick Thomas, pastor of Zena Baptist Church, at 918-314-1218.

Mushball tournament for Kasen

A mushball tournament, to raise funds for Kasen Sparks, will take place on Saturday, Oct. 14, at the Jay Sports Complex.

Cost is $75 for an entry fee, for a seven guys, three girl team on the field, with a 12 man roster team. First and second place teams will win t-shirts for 12 members.

For more information, persons interested may call Carolee Crispin at 918-200-4196.

Poker Run for Kasen 

A poker run will take place to help the family of Kasen Sparks on Saturday, Oct. 14. 

Registration will take place at 11 a.m., at the American Legion Hall in Spavinaw. The first bike will leave at 11:30 a.m. Bikers will return by 4 p.m. Cost is $20 for a hand, and $10 for additional hands. 

For more information, persons interested may call Renee Doyle at 479-200-4797.

SUN. 10.15 to 11.19

VFW Turkey Shoot

The annual turkey shoot at the Grove VFW Post 8380 will take place beginning at 11 a.m., each Sunday, between Oct. 15 to Nov. 19.

Registration begins at 10 a.m. The shoot is $2 per shot and $1 for splatter shots. Auxiliary shack will be open for refreshments.

Proceeds will benefit the Veterans Relief Fund. More information: 918-786-2375.

THU. 10.19

Grove Chamber Business After Hours

Members of the Grove Area Chamber of Commerce will host a Business After Hours from 5 to 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 19, at Grand River Abstract, 2100 South Main, Grove.

The event is open for chamber members to network with fellow members.

For more information, or to RSVP, persons interested may call 918-786-9079.

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.

MON. 10.23

Greater Grand Lake Open

The Greater Grand Lake Open will take place with a shotgun start, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday, Oct. 23, at The Coves Golf Course.

Participation is available on an individual or team basis at $100 per player or $400 per team, or $450 for a team and hole sponsorship. Entry fees include green fees, carts and range balls.

Teams must be submitted by 4 p.m., Oct. 19. For more information, persons interested may call Amanda Warren at 918-782-3214 or email grandlakechamber@gmail.com.

WED. 10.25

Alcohol laws trainings

ROCMND Area Youth Services will host a training for Delaware county businesses and workers who sell or serve alcohol, during two sessions, 9 to 11 a.m., and 6 to 8 p.m., on Wednesday, Oct. 25, at the Grove Community Center, 104 West Third, Grove.

The session will go over alcohol law changes going into effect this month.

For more information, persons interested may contact Randy Brumley at 918-787-2104 or Heather Ramseyer at 918-256-7518. ROCMND is funded by ODMHSAS.

FRI. 10.27

Turkey Ford Carnival

The Turkey Ford Fall Carnival will take place at 6 p.m., Friday, Oct. 27, at the school, 23900 South 670 Road, Wyandotte (located north of Grove on Highway 10 to South 670 Road).

The event will include a king and queen contest, games for children, cake walk, silent and live auction, spook house, fish fry, hot dogs, chili dogs, frito chili pie, drinks and desserts.

Donations for the live and silent auctions, the cake walk and the OU/OSU baskes are now being collected.

For more information, persons interested may contact Tammy Larson, or school officials, at 918-786-4902.

SAT. 10.28

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.

SUN. 10.29

Fall Festival at Lake Center

Volunteers at Lake Center Baptist Church will host a Fall Festival from 6 to 8 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 29, at the church, 29020 South Highway 125, near the entrance of Monkey Island.

The event will include games, popcorn, candy, and more. The event is free and open to the public. Costumes are encouraged. 

For more information, persons interested may call 918-257-5702 or visit www.lakecenterbaptist.com.

TUE. 10.31

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 cityofjay4@gmail.com.

Car-Mart Trunk or Treat

Employees and volunteers with Car-Mart in Grove will host a trunk or treat from 3 to 6 p.m., on Tuesday, Oct. 31, at dealership, 3618 U.S. Highway 59 North, Grove.

Volunteers have been invited to "decorate" trunks for the event. The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, persons interested may contact 918-791-3058.

First Baptist Trunk or Treat

Volunteers at Grove's First Baptist Church will host a trunk or treat from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. (or when candy runs out), on Tuesday, Oct. 31, at the church.

The event will include candy, games and more.

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

Immanuel Lutheran Trunk or Treat

Members of Immanuel Lutheran Church of Grove will host a trunk or treat event from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 31, at the church, 706 Rockwood Drive, Grove.

For more information, persons interested may call 918-786-4585.

Hallelujah Party

Volunteers with Cornerstone Church will host the 28th Annual Hallelujah Party from 5 to 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 31, at the Grove Civic Center, 1702 South Main, Grove.

The event, which is free and open to the public, draws in more than 2,000 people each year. It will include more than 50 games, with candy provided at each game for children 12 and under, prize drawings, a food court and periodic live entertainment.

Participants are encouraged to attend in costume, but are asked to refrain from ghoulish or evil costumes.

Volunteers from Mountain Movers, Foundation Free Will Baptist and New Song Church will also participate in the event.

For more information, persons interested may call Tracy Anderson at 918-786-6164.

FRI. 11.10 to 11.11

GAMA Christmas Open House

Members of the Grove Area Merchants Association will host a Christmas Open House on Friday, Nov. 10 and Saturday, Nov. 11, at participating businesses in Grove.

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.

THU. 11.30 to 12.03

MLT presents A Christmas Carol

Members of the Miami Little Theatre will present A Christmas Carol Thursday, Nov. 30 to Sunday, Dec. 3, at the Coleman Theatre.

The play tells the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, an old man who transforms his miserly ways after four ghostly visits one Christmas Eve.

Showtimes are 7:30 p.m., on Thursday and Friday, and 2:30 p.m., on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for senior citizens, students and children. Facility fees will apply.

For more information, or to purchase tickets, persons interested may call 918-540-2425 or stop by the box office window at 103 North Main in Miami, or visit www.colemantheatre.org/events.

FRI. 12.01 to 12.04

22nd Community Give Away

The 22nd Annual "Community Give Away" will take place from 4 to 7 p.m., on Monday, Dec. 4, at the Grove Civic Center, 1702 South Main, Grove.

Donations may be dropped off at the civic center from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., on Friday, Dec. 1, and Saturday, Dec. 2, from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 3 and from 9 a.m. till the event start, on Monday, Dec. 4.

For more information, persons interested may call Kathie Benson at 918-801-3132 or OSU Delaware County Extension at 918-253-4332.

SAT. 12.09

Gingerbread Christmas

The Grove Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Lighted Christmas Parade will take place at 6 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 9, in downtown Grove.

Entries will be judged on the best use of lights and the best theme, which is Gingerbread Christmas. All entries will be required to utilize lights. Fees are $10 per entry.

The chamber's float is the only Santa allowed in the parade. No candy may be thrown from the float.

For more information, or to receive a parade entry form, persons interested may call the chamber office at 918-786-9079.

THU. 12.14

Shoji Tabuchi to perform in Miami

Legendary Branson performer Shoji Tabuchi will kick off the annual "Christmas at the Coleman" with a 7 p.m. show on Thursday, Dec. 14.

Tabuchi will present his holiday show "The Wonders of Christmas” which brings a mix of violins, harmonies, Big Band sound and more.

Tickets are $30 for adults, $25 for seniors and $20 for students and children. The presentation is part of the annual “Christmas at the Coleman” celebration

To purchase tickets or for more information, persons interested may call 918-540-2425 or stop by the box office window at 103 North Main in Miami, or visit www.colemantheatre.org/events.

FRI. 12.19

Christmas Vacation at the Coleman

The contemporary holiday movie, Christmas Vacation, will be shown at 7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 15, at the Coleman Theatre in Miami.

The event includes the “Cousin Eddie” contest and the moose-head trophy, where participants will compete for the trophy and other prizes. Those who dress as Cousin Eddie will receive a free popcorn and drink. 

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. The presentation is part of the annual “Christmas at the Coleman” celebration

To purchase tickets or for more information, persons interested may call 918-540-2425 or stop by the box office window at 103 North Main in Miami, or visit www.colemantheatre.org/events.

SAT. 12.16

Tulsa Praise Orchestra

Members of the Tulsa Praise Orchestra and Choir will return to the Coleman Theatre at 7 p.m., on Saturday, Dec. 16, for the annual Christmas concert.

The orchestra, joined by vocalist Ernestine Dillard, performs a variety of Big Band music.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for senior citizens and $5 for students and children. The presentation is part of the annual “Christmas at the Coleman” celebration

For more information, or to purchase tickets, persons interested may call 918-540-2425 or stop by the box office window at 103 North Main in Miami, or visit www.colemantheatre.org/events.

SUN. 12.17

It's a Wonderful Life

The classic holiday tale, “It’s A Wonderful Life," will be shown at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 17, at the Coleman Theatre in Miami.

The presentation is part of the annual “Christmas at the Coleman” celebration. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and children.

For more information, or to purchase tickets, persons interested may call 918-540-2425 or stop by the box office window at 103 North Main in Miami, or visit www.colemantheatre.org/events.

FRI. 02.09 to 02.11

Grove Home, Garden Show

The annual Home and Garden Show, sponsored by the Grove Area Chamber of Commerce, will take place Friday, Feb. 9 to Sunday, Feb. 11, at the Grove Civic Center, 1702 South Main, Grove.

Entry fees for members are $225 for a 10x10 booth, and $200 for an additional 10x10 booth space; for non members, the fees are $275 and 250 respectively. For booths touching the center court, have an additional $50 per 10x10 booth space fee.

No applications will be processed until payment is received. Drapes, side rails, tables, chairs and badges are provided to vendors.

For more information, or to reserve a booth space, persons interested may call 918-786-9079.

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.

SAT. 05.05

Art in the Garden

Area artists and artisans are invited to reserve booths for showing and selling their works at the 2017 Art in the Garden show set for Saturday, May 5, in Lendonwood Gardens in Grove.

There is no charge for art exhibitors to participate in the show. A deposit of $25 reserves booth space and is reimbursable to artists who participate. Booths will be set up throughout the Gardens and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Artists will retain all proceeds from sales of their artworks.

Art in the Garden will feature works by young school-age artists as well as professional artists and accomplished craftsmen. Participants typically include potters, wood-turners, quilters, jewelry-makers, sculptors and carvers, in addition to artists working with oils, watercolors and other media.

During Art in the Garden, there is no charge for the public to explore the eight-acre botanical garden and enjoy the displays of arts and crafts.

Exhibitors interested in participating in Art in the Garden are asked to contact Lendonwood at 918-786-2938 for more information and to reserve booth space for the event.