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.

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. 11.10

Grove FFA Labor & Pie Auction

Members of the Grove FFA Chapter will host a labor auction at 6 p.m., Friday, Nov. 10, at the Grove High School cafeteria.

The event will include a chili cook-off/dinner, pie auction, drawings, a pie eating contest, the labor auction and more.

For more information, persons interested may call Garrett Bergman, advisor, at 918-314-6463.

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.

Veterans Day in Grove

Gary Lane will be the guest speaker during the 2017 Veterans Day Assembly on Friday, Nov. 10, at Grove High School and at Grove Middle School.

Lane is a retired United States Air Force Colonel.

The event begins with a breakfast for veterans and their families, followed by the assembly. Veterans are asked to gather in the high school library at 8:45 a.m., for presentation of certificates and breakfast. The assembly will begin at 9:30 a.m., in the new performing arts center.

A shuttle will be provided beginning at 8:30 a.m., from the Cinema Six Theatre parking lot. Veterans are asked to contact the high school office by 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 9, with a number of how many will be attending in their group.

The middle school assembly will start at approximately 1:30 p.m., at the Middle School Auditorium.

Jay Veterans Day Parade

A Veterans Day parade, hosted by the American Legion Post 195 and the Jay Chamber of Commerce, will take place at 10 a.m., Friday, Nov. 10, in Jay.

The parade route begins on First Street and will end at the Delaware County Courthouse. The event is designed to honor veterans.

For more information, persons interested may call 918-253-8968.

Veterans Day in Jay

Robert Lawson will be the guest speaker during the 2017 Veterans Day Assembly on Friday, Nov. 10, at Bulldog Arena on the campus of Jay Public Schools.

Lawson, a Vietnam War veteran and commander of the American Legion Post 195 in Jay.

The event, which is open to the public, follows the annual Veterans Day Parade in Jay. Lunch for veterans and their guests will follow the assembly at the high school.

Veterans Day Art Show

Members of the Jay High School Art Club will host a Veterans Day Art Show at noon, Friday, Nov. 10, at the Jay High School Student Commons.

The show will be open during the meal following the parade and Veterans Day Assembly at the high school.

Veterans will have an opportunity to vote for the winner during the luncheon.

Additionally a volunteer will be on hand, to take photos of the veterans with their grandchildren and other family members.

For more information, persons interested may contact Kit Coughran at 918-314-5994.

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.

Christmas Open House at Christian Mission

Volunteers at the Christian Mission Thrift Shop will host a Christmas Open House from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday, Nov. 10 and Saturday, Nov. 11.

During the event, all types of Christmas decor will be on sale. Refreshment will also be served.

The store is located at 200 East O'Daniel Parkway in Grove. For more information, persons interested may call 918-786-6236.

FRI. 11.10 to 11.15

Thanksgiving Basket Project

Volunteers with the Boys and Girls Club of Delaware County are gathering donations to help purchase food to provide up to 100 baskets to families within the county for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday.

The project typically takes $3,000 to fund the baskets. This is the fifth year for the initiative.

Donations may be sent - by Wednesday, Nov. 15 - to the Boys and Girls Club, P.O. Box 1260 Jay, 74346. Pledges may also be emailed to Jay Cranke, director, at jay@jayamericaradio.com.

For more information, persons interested may call 918-253-2500.

FRI. 11.10 to 11.17

Grand marshal nominations sought

Members of the Grove Area Chamber of Commerce are accepting nominations for the honorary Grand Marshal of the 2017 Grove Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Lighted Christmas Parade.

This year's theme, is A Gingerbread Christmas. The parade is set for 6 p.m., on Saturday, Dec. 9. All applications should be submitted to the parade committee by Friday, Nov. 17, by mail at 9630 US Highway 59, Grove, or by dropping it off at the Grove Area Chamber Of Commerce office on Highway 59.

Applications should include a detailed letter, stating the reasons for the nomination, as well as the individual's address, contact number, as well as the name and contact information for the person making the nomination.

For more information, or to participate in the parade, persons interested may contact Donnie Crain, president of the chamber, at 918-786-9079.

FRI. 11.10 to 11.23

Turkeys for Thanksgiving

Volunteers with Chariot of God's Love, an affiliate of Community Chapel, in Jay, are collecting donations to purchase turkeys and other items for the Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday, Nov. 23, at the Jay Senior Center. The meal is free and open to the public.

Volunteers are also needed to make the day a success. Items needed for the meal include turkeys, potatoes (white and sweet), green beans, cranberry sauce, dressing, and pumpkin or apple pies.

For more information, persons interested may contact Ruth Robinson at 918-350-4272.

SAT. 11.11

Honoring veterans in Colcord

Volunteers from the Colcord Chamber of Commerce will host a potluck dinner at noon, on Saturday, Nov. 11, at the Colcord Senior Citizen Center, in honor of area veterans.

Persons interested are asked to bring a dish to share in the meal. For more information, persons interested may call Connie Amos at 479-238-5079.

Bluegrass Festival

Volunteers at Bernice Baptist Church in Bernice will host the River Ridge Bluegrass Association on Saturday, Nov. 11, at the church on Highway 85A in Bernice.

The concerts include Peter's Prairie Pickers at 6 p.m., and Southern Tradition at 7 p.m. Doors will open at 5 p.m. Cost is $5/donation per person. A concession stand will be available.

Jean Loyd Toy Run

Members of the Grove Posse will host the 15th Annual Jean Loyd Toy Run, beginning at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 11, at the Grove Community Center, 104 West Third, Grove.

Participants are asked to drive at the Community Center by 9:45 a.m. The parade of bikes will leave at 10 a.m., and travel to the Grove VFW, where toys will be dropped off. The Grove VFW is located approximately two miles south of Grove on Highway 59.

Participants are encouraged to wear red, white and blue items to represent veterans. The toys should be new, unwrapped toys, as well as children's size blankets. Canned food items and cash donations will also be accepted.

Following the drop at the Grove VFW, the poker run will begin, with stops at Grove VFW, Waterside, Bernice VFW, Hatfields, and returning at Grove VFW.

For more information, or to learn how to participate, persons interested may contact Cheryl Marshall at 918-964-0951 or 918-961-8668.

Grove Veterans Day Ceremony

Members of the Grove Ritual Team and the American Legion Women's Qualate-Pritchard Unit #178 Auxiliary will hold a short Veterans Day Ceremony, at 11 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 11, at the honor walk on the Grove Community Center lawn.

During the event, the members of the auxiliary will place a memorial wreath on the Veterans Memorial. with a guest speaker. For more information, persons interested may call Roger Cook at 918-257-5898.

Benefit for Mussati Family

A chili dinner benefit for Matt and Kristen Mussati of Mussati Towing will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 11, at the Grove Community Center, 104 West Third, Grove.

The event is designed to help the family recover and rebuild from a fire which destroyed their home. Proceeds will help with the new structure and furnishings. 

The event will include a drawing for a shotgun and 50 pounds of hamburger. Tickets are $2 each. 

For more information, or to make a donation, persons interested may call 918-787-4692 or 918-787-1698.

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.

Christmas at INTEGRIS

The INTEGRIS Grove Hospital Auxiliary will host a Christmas Open House at the hospital gift shop from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 10 and 11, as part of Grove's Christmas Open House festivities.

Visitors are invited to shop for their Christmas presents, see the many discounted items and enjoy a cookie and cup of coffee courtesy of the volunteers.

Darlene Underwood serves as the shop manager. For more information, persons interested may call the gift shop at 918-787-3275.

Social and Stop Dance

A social and stomp dance, honoring veterans will take place on Saturday, Nov. 11, at the Seneca Cayuga Community Building, 24805 South 660 Road, Grove.

The event begins with dinner at 5 p.m., with participants encouraged to bring a covered dish to share. The event is a nut free environment.

For more information, persons interested may call 918-787-5452 ext. 344.

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.

Beginning calligraphy class

A beginning calligraphy class will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 11, at the Brush and Palette Club, 18 West Fourth Street, in Grove.

The class is $50 per person, and the supplies are $30.

For more information, persons interested may call Joan Ramsey at 918-791-8014 or contact Kay Dingwell at 719-337-5736 or kdingwell@msm.com.

Veterans Appreciation Hog Fry

Volunteers at the Spavinaw Youth and Neighborhood Center, will host a hog fry dinner, from noon to 8 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 11, at the youth center.

The event includes a free meal for all veterans, and musical performance by Bryce Dicus from 5 to 8 p.m.

For more information, persons interested may contact Rhonda Henson at 918-937-2882.

Old Time Hymn Book Sing

Volunteers at Cayuga-Splitlog Mission will host an event, to raise funds for their church renovation project at 5:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 11.

The evening will include an "Old Time Hymn Book Sing," led by Duane Garren, at the church. The event is free, however donations will be accepted.

For more information, persons interested may email Nyta Ward at cayugamissionspeakers@yahoo.com.

SUN. 11.12

Honoring veterans in Grove

Volunteers at Cornerstone Church in Grove will recognize and honor area veterans during a service at 10:15 a.m., Sunday, Nov. 12, at the church.

A meal will follow the service and is open to everyone who attends at no charge. The church is located at 501 South Main, Grove.

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

SUN. 11.12 to 11.18

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. 11.13

Surviving the Holidays

Volunteers at Grove's First Baptist Church will host a one-day grief seminar "Surviving the Holidays" from 6 to 8 p.m., Monday, Nov. 13, at the church at 501 East 13th Street, Grove.

The session will help people identify ways to survive the time period between Thanksgiving and Christmas, and changes to holidays, after the death of a loved one.

During the session leaders will discuss:

• How to deal with the many emotions during the holidays

• What to do about traditions and other coming changes

• Helpful tips for surviving social events, and

• How to discover hope for your future

For more information, persons interested may call 918-786-4419.

Landowners meeting in DelCo

Officials with the Natural Resources Conservation Service would like to invite Delaware County landowners to the Local LED meeting set for 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday, Nov. 13, at the NRCS office.

The meeting is designed to allow landowners with a chance to provide personal input about resource concerns (air, soil, water, plants and animals) in Delaware County.

The office is located at 2749 West State Highway 20, outside of Jay.

For those unable to attend, survey forms will be available at the NRCS office beginning Nov. 14 to Dec. 29, in order to provide input.

For more information, persons interested may call 918-253-4513 ext 3.

DelCo Quilt group

A new quilting group is now meeting at the Delaware County Library in Jay.

The group, open to anyone regardless of skill levels - including those who are just starting out, to those who want to hone their techniques or learn new ones.

The first meeting is set for 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday, Nov. 13, at the library. Other scheduled meetings for the remainder of the year include Monday, Nov. 20, Monday Dec. 4, and Monday Dec. 18.

For more information, persons interested may contact Sherbie Tollefson at 480-229-9509 or sherbiesgt@gmail.com.

TUE. 11.14

Third Grade Veterans Concert

Grove Lower Elementary third graders, under the direction of Lisa Lovelady, will present a veterans program at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 14, at the new High School Performing Arts Center.

MON. 11.13 to 11.20

Operation Christmas Child drop-offs

Volunteers at Church of the Shepherd (COS) in Grove will host a national drop-off site for Samaritan's Purse Operation Christmas Child.

The center, located at the church, 1600 Har-Ber Road, Grove, will be open from Monday, Nov. 11 to Monday, Nov. 20, at various times.

• Monday, Nov. 13 - 9 to 11:30 a.m.

• Tuesday, Nov. 14 - 9 to 11:30 a.m.

• Wednesday, Nov. 15 - 4 to 6:30 p.m.

• Thursday, Nov. 16 - 1 to 3:30 p.m.

• Friday, Nov. 17 - 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

• Saturday, Nov. 18 - 1 to 3 p.m.

• Sunday, Nov. 20 - 1 to 3 p.m.

• Monday, Nov. 21 - 9 to 11 a.m.

For more information, persons interested may contact Christi Lungren at 620-506-7312 or christilungren31@gmail.com.

TUE. 11.14

Jay Impact Aid Meeting

Officials with Jay Public Schools will host a public hearing at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 14, in the Jay Public Schools Administration Building, to allow tribal officials and parents of Indian Children to discuss the school’s Impact Aid Program, to make recommendations concerning the needs of their children, the LEA’s educational program and the degree of parental participation allowed.

For more information, persons interested may call Debbie Wolf at 918-253-4293 ext. 384.

Stewards of Children Training

Volunteers at First United Methodist Church in Grove will host the Stewards of Children training at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 14, at the church, 1005 Leisure Road, Grove.

The training is put on by staff members from the Delaware County Children's Special Advocacy Network. It focuses on keeping children safe in all areas of life.

The event is free, however RSVP's are requested by calling 918-786-5148. Additional information concerning the training may be found at www.d2l.org.

THU. 11.16

Book signing for Round in Grove

Officials with Grove Drive-In Pharmacy will host a book signing for Carol Round, Oklahoma author and international columnist, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 16, at the store 1027 South Main, Grove.

The signing will focus on Round's ninth book "Growing Confidently in Your Faith: A lifelong Journey to Becoming More Like Jesus."

The book, written for women, is designed to help women who are searching for answers, searching for significance and searching for the One who can fill that emptiness.

Divided by monthly themes, the book offers a Monday devotional followed by a list of questions for reflection through the week. Each month has a specific theme.

For more information, persons interested may contact Round at carol@carolaround.com.

FRI. 11.17

Ridgerunner Alumni Basketball Game

The second Grove Alumni Basketball Game will take place at 6 p.m., Friday, Nov. 17, at the Grove High School gymnasium.

The schedule includes the 7th and 8th grade girls game at 6 p.m., 7th and 8th grade boys at 6:30 p.m., Alumni girls at 7 p.m. and Alumni boys at 7:30 p.m.

Alumni who are planning to participate should contact Zach Trimble at 918-809-3110 or ztrimble@ridgerunners.net for the guys game, or Richard Bassett at 918-791-1104 or rbassett@ridgerunners.net for the girls game. Deadline for the sign ups is Wednesday, Nov. 15.

FRI. 11.17 to 11.18

Santa Paws Pet Photos

The annual Santa Paws Pet Photos will take place from 5 to 8 p.m., Friday, Nov. 17 and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 18, at the Second Chance Thrift Shop, 220 East Third Street, Grove.

The event gives participants a chance to get their photos taken with pets and family members, and of course, Santa. Participants are asked to have dogs on leashes or cats in pet carriers.

Cost is $10 for 4 x 6 inch picture in complimentary holiday card frame. All proceeds will benefit the Second Chance Pet Rescue of Grand Lake.

For more information, to adopt a pet, or to make a donation, persons interested may call 918-786-7630 or email hsgrove@att.net, follow the group on Facebook at http://bit.ly/secondchancepetrescuegrandlake, or visit http://doitforthepets.com.

SAT. 11.18

Hickory Grove Cake Walk, Pie Auction

Volunteers at Hickory Grove School will host the annual Pie Supper at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 18.

The evening will feature cake walks, the pie auction, a drawing for a Thanksgiving basket, as well as lots of old-fashioned fun.

This annual fundraiser benefits the community center and the upcoming Christmas Tree, another tradition of the Hickory Grove community.  

All are invited to bring a pie or billfold, and a contribution to the Thanksgiving basket. This event will take place in the old school auditorium which features a stage backdrop with advertising from the forties. The school is located in the Hickory Grove Community, northwest of Grove.

For more information, persons interested may contact Sharon Watson at 919-786-5408.

TUE. 11.21

Delaware County Genealogical Society to meet

Members of the Delaware County Genealogical Society will meet at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 21 (the third Tuesday of the month) at the Grove Public Library Meeting Room.

The discussion focus on families who were on the 1900 Federal Indian Territory Census in the Delaware District..

Yearly dues are $7.50 for individuals and $10 for a families.

For more information, persons interested may contact Glenda White at the Grove Public Library at 918-786-2945.

THU. 11.23

Community Thanksgiving Dinner

Volunteers with Chariot of God's Love, an affiliate of Community Chapel, in Jay, will host a Thanksgiving Dinner from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 23, at the Jay Senior Center. The meal is free and open to the public.

Volunteers are also needed to make the day a success. Donations to purchase items are also needed. The meal will include turkey, potatoes (white and sweet), green beans, cranberry sauce, dressing, and pumpkin or apple pies.

For more information, persons interested may contact Ruth Robinson at 918-350-4272.

MON. 11.27

DAV to meet

The Disabled American Veterans Chapter #19 of Grove will meet at 6 p.m., Monday, Nov. 27, for a potluck meal in Room 4 of the Grove Community Center, 104 West Third, Grove.

A meeting will follow at 7 p.m. The meeting is open to all veterans. Memberships are available. 

For more information, persons interested may contact Debra Bowers at 479-721-9121.

WED. 11.29

Christmas Lighting Ceremony

The Jay Christmas Lighting Ceremony, sponsored by the Jay Chamber of Commerce, will take place at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 29, on the Courthouse Square in Jay.

The event will include singing, beginning at 6:30 p.m., Santa, hot food, cookies and hot chocolate.

The lighting of the Courthouse lights will take place between 7:15 and 7:30 p.m.

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

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

Beef Nutrition Meeting

Earl Ward, area livestock specialist with OSU, will present information on beef nutrition, at a two hour meeting set for Thursday, Nov. 30, at Jim Hollenback's ranch, 18753 County Road 433, Jay.

The event, sponsored by the Delaware County OSU Extension Office. For more information, persons interested may call Gus Holland at 918-253-4332 or email gus.holland@okstate.edu.

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

Cloverton Hallelujah Christmas

Members of Cloverton will present the Hallelujah Christmas tour at 7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 1, at COS (Church of the Shepherd), 1600 West Har-Ber Road, Grove.

General admission is $8. Doors will open at 6 p.m. Tickets are available at Jeff Lungren Chevrolet, First National Bank, Rustic Rehab, Grove Dental Associates and at COS.

The concert is designed to serve as a benefit Project 7. For more information, persons interested may call 620-506-7312.

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.

Jay Holiday Homes Tour

Members of the Jay Education Foundation will host the annual Holiday Homes tour from 4 to 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 2, in Jay.

Tickets are $10 and available at Grand Savings Bank and Arvest Bank in Jay.

Homes on the tour include: Jeanie and Larry Bingham, Brian and Cassie Lane, Spring Valley Ranch, Judy Sturgis, and Chris and Jodi Waeckerle. 

Proceeds from the tour benefit the Jay Education Foundation scholarship fund for graduating seniors. Buses will be available at Bulldog Arena for those not wanting to drive between the houses. Cookies and cider will also be available at the arena.

For more information, persons interested may contact Lynn Hendren, school counselor, at 918-253-4466 ext. 324.

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.

TUE. 12.12

Grove Chamber Holiday Open House

The staff of the Grove Area Chamber of Commerce will host a holiday open house from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 12, at the chamber office 9630 Highway 59, Suite, A. Grove.

For more information, persons interested may call 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.

Spotlight Event

Operation Christmas Child drop-offs

Volunteers at Church of the Shepherd (COS) in Grove will host a national drop-off site for Samaritan's Purse Operation Christmas Child.

The center, located at the church, 1600 Har-Ber Road, Grove, will be open from Monday, Nov. 13 to Monday, Nov. 20, at various times.

• Monday, Nov. 13 - 9 to 11:30 a.m.

• Tuesday, Nov. 14 - 9 to 11:30 a.m.

• Wednesday, Nov. 15 - 4 to 6:30 p.m.

• Thursday, Nov. 16 - 1 to 3:30 p.m.

• Friday, Nov. 17 - 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

• Saturday, Nov. 18 - 1 to 3 p.m.

• Sunday, Nov. 20 - 1 to 3 p.m.

• Monday, Nov. 21 - 9 to 11 a.m.

For more information, persons interested may contact Christi Lungren at 620-506-7312 or christilungren31@gmail.com.