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.

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.

UMW Rummage Sale

Members of the United Methodist Women will host the bi-annual UMW Rummage Sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 7, at First United Methodist Church, Grove.

The sale will include a variety of items, including a baked goods table.

The church is located at 1005 Leisure Road, Grove. For more information, persons interested may call 918-786-5148.

Hickory Grove Reunion

The annual Hickory Grove Reunion will take place beginning at 6 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 7 at the Hickory Grove School north of Grove. The event includes a fall hot dog roast followed by a short program, including awards for oldest & youngest former students of the rural school as well as the student traveling the farthest.

All community members, former students, teachers, and friends of Hickory Grove are welcome. Bring a side dish or dessert, a comfortable chair, and a hearty appetite as we visit and reminisce beneath the old hickory and oak trees.

For more information, persons interested may call Sharon Watson, board secretary, at 918-786-5408.

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".

Halloween mini paint

A Halloween themed mini paint party, hosted by Paint Parties by Katwalque, featuring a pre-sketched canvas of a candy corn girl and cat, will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 7, at Vintage by the Creek.

Cost is $10 per person, for all supplies. For more information, persons interested may call 918-530-5302, email katwalque@att.net or visit the Facebook page by searching "Katwalquè.

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, Oct. 7, at the Port of Entry shopping center, just south of the intersection of Highway 125 and 85A, going towards Monkey Island.

The event will feature "Fletcher and the Falling Leaves” and children will have a chance to create a fall tree by painting with their fingers.

For more information, persons interested may call Joyce Weber at 918-694-4518.

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.

MON. 10.09

Water quality on Grand Lake

Members of the Grand Lake Audubon Society will meet at 7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 9, at Trinity Baptist Church, located still behind Pizza Hut, in Grove, to hear a presentation by Rich Zamore on “Water Quality on Grand Lake.

Zarmore is the research director for Water Quality at the Grand River Dam Authority.  The meeting is free and open to the public. For more information, persons interested may visit  www.grandlakeaudubonsociety.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.

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.

MON. 10.16

Jay JOM Indian Education Election

Members of the Jay Public Schools Johnson O’Malley Indian Education Committee will host the fall Johnson O’Malley election beginning at 6 p.m., Monday, Oct. 16, at the upper elementary cafeteria in Jay.

To serve on the JOM IEC, a person must be a parent or guardian of a JOM verified child. School board members or spouses, and school employees or spouses, or Cherokee Nation personnel with signature authority over JOM contracts or spouses, cannot serve on the committee.

For more information, persons interested may call Tammy Procter at 918-232-7583.

TUE. 10.17

Caring Hands Luncheon

The Caring Hands Luncheon, to benefit the Grove Safe House, will take place at 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 17, at First United Methodist Church in Grove, 1005 Leisure Road, Grove. The safe house is part of the Community Crisis Center's outreach.

Tickets are $25 and must be purchased by Friday, Oct. 13. Rebecca Allen will serve as the keynote speaker, with music provided by Harpist Abbey Akehurst. It will also include the meal and art on display.

For more information, persons interested may contact 918-540-2275 or 918-964-9377 or visit www.getmeout.org.

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.

Owl Watch at Har-Ber Village

Members of the Grand Lake Audubon Society will sponsor the annual Owl Watch, a birding field trip to Har-Ber Village on Saturday, Oct. 21.

Members will carpool from the Walmart parking lot behind Rib Crib at 5:15 p.m. Participants are asked to bring a covered dish to share. Hot dogs will be provided.

For more information, persons interested may call Frank Houck at 918 787-6532 or visit www.grandlakeaudubonsociety.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

Foundation Seasonal Church Bazaar

The Third Annual Seasonal Church Bazaar, sponsored by volunteers at Foundation Free Will Baptist Church, will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 11, at the church, located approximately two miles north of Sail Boat Bridge on Highway 59, across from Ivy Junction. 

The event will feature autumn decor, a bake sale, Christmas gifts and an assortment of arts and crafts. 

Booth space is available. For more information, persons interested may call 918-397-5663.

Holiday Market 2017

Volunteers from the United Methodist Women at First United Methodist Church of Grove will host the annual Holiday Market from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 11, at the church 1005 Leisure Road, Grove.

The event will include a marketplace, pantry, silent auction, and more. 

A luncheon, featuring a homemade meal, will take place with seatings at 11 a.m. and at noon. Tickets are $8.50, and must be purchased in advance.

For more information, or to purchase a meal ticket, persons interested may call 918-786-5148.

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.