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.

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.

NEOK Genealogical Society

The next meeting of the Northeast Oklahoma Genealogical Society will take place at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 17, at the Grove Public Library, 1140 NEO Loop, Grove.

The meeting will discuss DNA and Genealogy.

For more information, persons interested may contact Glenda White at 918-786-2945. The group meets the third Tuesday of each month.

WED. 10.18 to 10.19

INTEGRIS Book Sale

Members of the INTEGRIS Grove Hospital Auxiliary will host a book and gift sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 18, and from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 19, at the hospital.

Proceeds will benefit the auxiliary’s projects. For more information, persons interested may contact Pam Rhea at 918-407-7787.

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.

THU. 10.19 to 10.31

Cowskin Haunted House

The annual Cowskin Fire Haunted House, Maze and Hayride will take place from Thursday, Oct. 19 to Tuesday, Oct. 31, at the house near the intersection of 630 and 260 Roads, north of Grove.

Hours are 7:30 p.m. to midnight on Fridays and Saturdays, and 7:30 to 10 p.m., Thursday, Sunday and Monday.

Dates open include Thursday to Saturday, Oct. 19 to 21, and Thursday to Saturday, Oct. 26 to 28, and Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 30 and 31.

Cost is $10 per person and includes admission to the haunted house, and free hot dogs and cocoa on the trail ride. Proceeds benefit the fire department’s “Kids at Christmas” fund.

For more information, persons interested may visit the department's Facebook page by searching "Cowskin-Fire-Department".

FRI. 10.20

Business after Hours

Officials with WaveOn Flags and Banners will host the first Business After Hours from 5 to 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 20, at their location.

For more information, persons interested may call Amanda Warren at 918-782-3214 or grandlakechamber@gmail.com.

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.

Benefit Chili Cook-Off

Volunteers with the Colcord Chamber of Commerce, will host a benefit chili cook-off on Saturday, Oct. 21, at the Colcord Community Center, in Colcord.

Judging will begin at 5 p.m., with the entry fee $5 per pot. (Chili must arrive before 5 p.m., to be entered into the contest).

Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. and cost $6 per person for chili, drink and desserts. The auction will follow.

Proceeds will benefit the Christmas to Remember, sponsored by the Colcord Chamber of Commerce.

For more information, persons interested may call Connie Amos at 479-238-5079 or Gary Barker at 870-371-0013.

Bluegrass Festival

Volunteers at Bernice Baptist Church in Bernice will host the River Ridge Bluegrass Association on Saturday, Oct. 21, at the church on Highway 85A in Bernice.

The concerts include the Foust Family at 6 p.m., and Lonesome Road at 7 p.m. Doors will open at 5 p.m. Cost is $5/donation per person. A concession stand will be available.

Democratic gubernatorial debate

Volunteers from the Democratic Parties in Craig, Delaware, Mayes and Ottawa Counties, will sponsor a gubernatorial debate and Indian Taco Dinner at 5:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 21, at the Craig County Community Center, on the Craig County Fairgrounds in Vinita.

The meal costs $10 for adults and free for children under 10.

During the event, Jason Nichols, mayor of Tahlequah, will moderate a 90 minute debate and ask questions collected from residents of the four counties. Those in attendance include Drew Edmondson, Connie Johnson and Scott Inman, the three Democratic candidates for Governor.

The meal begins at 5:30 p.m., and will be followed by the debate. Meal tickets may be purchased from any of the county Democratic committees or at the door that evening.

For more information, persons interested may contact Vickie Adams at 405-612-3791.

Old-Fashioned Fall Carnival

Volunteers at Har-Ber Village Museum will host an "Old Fashioned Fall Carnival" from 1 to 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 21, at the museum. 

Cost is $5 for non members and $4 for members. The event will include old fashioned games like clothespin drop, ring toss, pumpkin chunkin, face painting and more. Students will have a chance to make a craft and play bingo. Hot dogs and apple cider will be served.

A Halloween costume parade (costumes optional) will take place during the event.

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

SAT. 10.21 to 10.28

Spook Trail

Members of the Jay High School Baseball Team will host the Spook Trail from 7 to 11 p.m., Saturdays Oct. 21 and 28, at the Jay High School Baseball field.

The event costs $5 per person. Concessions (ranging in price from $1 to $3) will be available.

All proceeds will benefit the JHS Baseball program.

SUN. 10.22 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, until 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. 10.23

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 sessions will consist of the Responsible Beverage Sales training, and provide clerks or servers how to properly check identification, spot fake ID's, recognize signs of intoxication and how to prevent over service.

It will also discuss the criminal and civil liabilities associated with selling and service of alcohol. It will also talk about changes to the alcohol laws coming in October 2018.

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.

THU. 10.26

Trunk-O-Ween in Colcord

Members of the Colcord FFA will host a “Trunk-O-Ween” from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 26, at the Colcord Community Building in Colcord.

The event will include hot chocolate, coffee, and carnival games. It’s designed to be a family event.

For more information, persons interested may contact Josh Gilstrap, advisor, at 918-326-4017 or jgilstrap@colcordschools.com.

THU. 10.26 to 10.28

Jay City-wide Cleanup

Officials with the City of Jay will host a fall clean up on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Oct. 26, 27 and 28, for residents within the city of Jay.

During the event, residents are encouraged to bring tree limbs, branches, household furniture, appliances and more to the Delaware County Solid Waste dumpsters, stationed within the city’s park.

The service will be free to residents, who have a copy of their Jay Utility Bill with them.

Residents are asked not to bring tires, batteries, freon containing items, paint liquids, solvent items and any hazardous materials.

For more information, persons interested may contact Camrine Thompson at 918-253-4148.

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.

Costume Skate in Grove

The staff at Rocket Skating will host the Third Annual Costume Skate from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at the rink, 61805 East 315 Road, Grove. Cost is $5 for the first two hours, $1.50 for each consecutive hour.

The costume contest will take place at 9 p.m. Normal dress code rules apply. For safety reasons no masks may be worn or accessories carried onto the skate floor. Kid friendly costumes are requested.

Costumes may also be worn during the 2 to 4 p.m. session on Saturday as well.

For more information, persons interested may call 918-787-8746.

Putting Lendonwood Gardens 'to bed'

The annual “Put the Garden to Bed” work day at Lendonwood Gardens, will take place on Saturday, Oct. 28. During the event community members come together to help prepare the garden for the coming winter season.

Volunteers are asked to arrive by 8:30 a.m. at the garden's barn (at the rear of the garden) for donuts and coffee as workday teams are formed. Jobs typically range from light work tasks to heavy-equipment operation.

Lunch is provided and the jobs should be complete by early afternoon. In the event of bad weather, the fall workday will take place at a later date.

For more information persons interested may call 918-786-2938.

Camp'r Treat at Natural Falls

The annual Camp'r Treat at Natural Falls State Park will take place from 5 to 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 28, at the campground, located off Highway 412 west of West Siloam Springs. 

It will include games, fun and trick or treating in the camp. For more information, persons interested may call 918-422-5802.

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.

THU. 11.02 to 02.01

OSU Master Gardner Class

A master gardener class, hosted by the Oklahoma State University Area and State Specialists, will take place from 3:30 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 2, to Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, at the Mayes County Ag Center, Old Highway 20 East, in Pryor.

Training will include botany, soils, entomology, plant pathology, vegetable gardening, fruits and nuts, woody ornaments, turf grass, herbaceous ornamentals and pesticide safety.

Courses will be taught by OSU area and state specialists, as well as master gardeners and the county educator.

Participants are expected to complete some horticulture volunteer related work.

Cost is $85 per person. Class sizes may be limited. Registration deadline is Wednesday, Oct. 25. For more information, persons interested may contact Michael Rose at 918-825-3241.

Sun. 11.04

Birding trip to Pensacola Dam

Members of the Grand Lake Audubon Society will sponsor a birding field trip to Pensacola Dam on Sunday, Nov. 4.

Members will carpool from the Walmart parking lot behind Rib Crib at 7:30 a.m. Guests are welcome to attend.

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

Autumn Moon Craft & Market

The Autumn Moon Craft & Market, the Church on the Lake’s annual holiday market and craft fair, will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 4, at the church one and a half miles east of Ketchum,, on Highway 85.  

Proceeds from the event support COTL’s growing local youth outreach – Kids’ Cove and Fusion Teens – which serves families around the South Grand Lake area.

The event will include a variety of vendors, including holiday and handcrafted items, apparel, jewelry, stained glass, candles, quilted and crocheted items, pottery, home decor, and Amish baked goods.

Booth space is available. Contact Teresa Deckard at 918-527-4512 or teresadeckard@yahoo.com to request a vendor application.  Booth fees are $20 for an inside booth and $10 for an outside booth.  Early bird deadline for registration is Oct. 27.

For more information about the event, persons interested may visit www.churchonthelake.org.

Cherokee Heritage Day

The Fifth Annual Cherokee Heritage Day will take place at from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 4, at Har-Ber Village, Grove.

The day is designed to promote the historical and ongoing legacy of the Cherokee Nation and the culture of the people known as Cherokees.

It will include a mixture of storytelling, music and more.

The event will also include an assortment of displays, interactive activities and games. A hog fry, and Indian tacos, will be available for purchase from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Har-Ber Village Museum hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 12:30 to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Admission is $10 (ages 14 to 62), $7.50 (seniors 62 and above), $5 (ages 6 to 13), and free for children under 6 years and Har-Ber Village Museum members.

To honor the heritage of all the tribes in the area, Chamberlain said, admission on Saturday will be free for everyone with a tribal identification.

All Cherokee Heritage Day special guests and activities, as well as the museum exhibits and demonstrations, are included in the price of admission.

Har-Ber Village Museum is located at 4404 West 20th St., in Grove. For more information persons interested may call 918-786-6446 or visit har-bervillage.com.

FRI. 11.10

House of Hope Chili Supper

The 14th Annual Chili Supper for the House of Hope, Inc., Grove, will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10, at the Grove Community Center, 104 West Third, Grove.

The meal costs $5 per person. A pie and cake auction will also take place. Checks may be made to the sponsoring organization, Grove Masonic Lodge.

For more information, persons interested may call 918-786-2930 or visit www.houseofhope.com. Additional information may be obtained by calling Dennis Deakins at 918-314-1679.

Marine Corps Birthday Ball

The Marine Corps Birthday Ball, sponsored by the Northwest Arkansas Marine Corps League, will take place on Friday, Nov. 10, at the Holiday Inn in Springdale, Arkansas.  The ball is open to all: civilian, active duty or prior military.

The event begins at 6 p.m. and includes dinner, dancing, a silent auction, along with a formal ceremony to recognize the 242nd anniversary of the United States Marine Corps.

Funds raised from the ball, and the silent auction, will go to support veterans programs in northwest Arkansas and the surrounding area. 

Tickets for the ball are $45 per person or $360 per a table for eight. 

For more information and ticket registration, persons interested may visit www.NWAMarineCorpsLeague.com or MarineCorpsLeagueNWA on Facebook, or contact Kenny Evan at 479-903-1825 or David Niemann at 479-531-5262.

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.

Mon. 11.13

Whipple to speak at Audubon Society

Members of the Grand Lake Audubon Society will meet at 7 p.m., Monday, Nov. 13, at Trinity Baptist Church, Fourth and Main, Grove.

Tom Whipple will be the keynote speaker. He will talk on “Birds at Red Slough”.   Whipple is a local photographer, birder and a member of Grand Lake Audubon Society.  

The meeting is free and open to the public. For more information, persons interested may visit  www.grandlakeaudubonsociety.com.

WED. 11.29

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 Wednesday, 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.

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

Second Chance Breakfast & Dessert Auction


The Annual Christmas Breakfast and Holiday Dessert Auction to benefit the Second Chance Pet Rescue of Grand Lake will take place from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m., on Saturday, Dec. 9, at the Grove Community Center, 104 West Third, Grove.

The Holiday Dessert Auction will begin at 9 am.

Tickets are $7 per person and may be purchased from the Second Chance Thrift Shop, 220 E. 3rd Street; Second Chance Pet Rescue shelter office, or via the website at www.doitforthepets.com. Tickets also available the morning of the breakfast at the Community Center.

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.

Jay Christmas Parade

The Jay Christmas Parade, sponsored by the Jay Chamber of Commerce, will take place at 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 9, in Jay.

The theme is “Home for the Holidays.” As in the past, the Chamber’s float is the only entry, which may include Santa.

Lineup will take place at 1:30 p.m., on First Street near NAPA. The parade will begin at 2 p.m. No entry form or fee is required, however if the entry includes animals, please contact the chamber for additional information.

For more information, persons interested may contact 918-253-8698.

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.