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. 11.17

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.

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.

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.

FRI. 11.17 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 now until Monday, Nov. 20, at various times.

• 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.

FRI. 11.17 to 12.15

Colcord Light Up The Town

Residents and business owners in Colcord are encouraged to take part in this year's "Light Up The Town" event.

Judging for the best decorated home or business will take place on Friday, Dec. 15. Winners will be announced during the annual Colcord Christmas Parade on Saturday, Dec. 16.

All homes and businesses within the Colcord city limits are encouraged to participate. The event is hosted by the Colcord Chamber of Commerce.

There's no fee to participate. For more information, persons interested may call Connie Amos at 479-238-5079 or Darbi Clark at 479-238-5155.

SAT. 11.18

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, Nov. 18, 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 Thanksgiving related stories (Gracias the Thanksgiving Turkey, and Thanksgiving at the Tappletons) read by Joyce Weber, retired teacher and librarian, along with a turkey-related craft connected to the stories. For more information, persons interested may call 918-694-4518.

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.

SUN. 11.19

Jay Bulldog Bash

The Jay Bulldog Bash, to introduce this year’s Jay Bulldog Basketball Players, will take place at 1 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 19, at Bulldog Arena.

The event will include a Shotpouch Hog Fry, for $8 per person, as well as a silent auction with pies, cakes, baskets and other goods.

Proceeds benefit the Jay High School Basketball Program.

Community Thanksgiving Service

The Community Thanksgiving Service, sponsored by the Grove Ministerial Alliance, will take place at 6 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 19, at Lake Center Baptist Church on Monkey Island.

Rev. Mark Kuiper, with Three Rivers Presbyterian Church, will provide the message, while Caleb Jernigan, pastor at Lake Center Baptist Church, will provide the music.

Childcare will be provided during the service and light refreshments following the service will be provided. The event is being moved from the Grove Performing Arts Center, due to a construction-related issue.

The evening will also include reports from the three ministry directors: Abundant Blessing Center, Loads of Love and Christian HELP Center.

A special offering will be taken during the service to help support the ministries and programs sponsored by the ministerial alliance.

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. 11.20

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.

Meetings take place at 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., on specified Mondays, at the Delaware County Library on Ninth Street. 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. 11.21

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.

SAT. 11.25

Santa and a Movie

The annual movie date with Santa will take place from 8 to 10 a.m., with the movie kicking off at 10 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 25, at the Miami Complex, 222 North Main, Miami.

This year, the movie will be The Star. Santa will be available for pictures from 8 to 10 a.m. The event is free and open to the public. One adult per group of children please.

For more information, persons interested may contact the Miami Regional Chamber of Commerce at 918-542-4481 or visit the chamber’s Facebook page.

SAT. 11.25 to 12.10

Christmas at the Playmakers

The comedy, “Every Christmas Story You’ve Ever Heard (and then some)” will open at 1:30 p.m., on Saturday, Nov. 25, at The Playmakers, 121 W. 3rd Street, Grove, with a family matinee.

This performance only has discounted tickets for children, ages 5-12 when accompanied by at least one adult, though they may attend with family members at any other performance at regular prices.  

Performances continue on 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 28, Friday, Dec. 1, Tuesday, Dec. 5, Friday, Dec. 8; and 2 p.m., Sundays Nov. 26 and Dec. 10.

For more information, persons interested may call 918-786-8950. Additional information may be obtained by emailing groveplaymakers@yahoo.com or visit www.groveplaymakers.com.

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.

Indian Tacos for Carter Rollman

An Indian Taco Benefit, to raise funds for Carter Rollman and his family, will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday, Dec. 1, at the Jay Community Center, 429 South Ninth Street, Jay.

Rollin, 7, is the son of Ryan and Heather Rollman. A kindergartener at Jay Public Schools, he was diagnosed in October with a rare form of cancer, Hemophagocytic Lymphohistocytosis and is undergoing extensive medical treatment.

Dinner, which includes an indian taco, dessert and drink, is $7 per person. Dine in, carry out and delivery are available.

For more information, or to place an order on the day of the event, persons interested may call or text Bonnie Freeman-Flaming at 918-253-7313, or Stacey West-Feather at 918-353-8097. For pre-orders before the event, persons interested may call or text Desiree at 918-837-2429.

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. 12.02

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.

Christmas open house for kids

Volunteers from Grove's First Baptist Church will host a Christmas Open House for Kids featuring the town of Bethlehem from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Dec. 2, at the church, 501 East 13th Street, Grove.

The event will give families a chance to visit the town of Bethlehem including the bakery, yarn shop, the manger and more.

Then children can go "shop" for their family at the gift shop and have a wrapped gift for their family on Christmas.

The event is free and open to the public. Parents/Guardians are encouraged to bring a camera to capture the memories of the day.

For more information, persons interested may contact the church office at 918-786-4419.

Picher Christmas Parade

The Picher Christmas Parade is back for a third year and is set for 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 2.

It is free to enter and last year’s parade brought in nearly a thousand people. The theme this year is "Coming Home For Christmas."

The parade will start at A Street and go to Fourth Street. For information, persons interested may contact Sherri Mills by calling or texting 918-541-5805 or by Facebook message.

Old Fashioned Christmas

Volunteers at Cayuga-Splitlog Mission will host an event, “An Old Fashioned Christmas” to raise funds for their church renovation project at 4 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 2, at the church.

Some of the activities - like a cake walk - will have a nominal fee. Others, including tours of the church, are free. Donations will be accepted to help with the project.

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

Miami Christmas Parade

The 2017 Miami Christmas Parade, “A North Pole Christmas” will take place at 6 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 2, in downtown Miami.

The “Christmas Parade on Route 66” will head south on Main Street, through downtown and disperse at Second Avenue and South Main.

Participants can find parade registration forms on the Miami Regional Chamber of Commerce Facebook Page or at the Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau office.

For more information, persons interested may contact the Miami Regional Chamber of Commerce at 918-542-4481 or visit the chamber’s Facebook page.

SAT. 12.02 to 12.03

Living Nativity

The Ninth Annual Living Nativity at Foundation Free Will Baptist Church will take from 5 to 8 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 2 and Sunday, Dec. 3, at Foundation Free Will Baptist Church. 

The two-night event includes free refreshments, live characters, sheep, donkeys and even camels. The entire event is free and open to the public.

The church is located approximately two miles north of Sail Boat Bridge on Highway 59. For more information, persons interested may call the church office at 918-787-8950.

Celebrating a new church home

Members of Trinity Baptist Church will celebrate the congregation’s move to its new location at Fourth and Main on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 2 and 3, with a series of events.

The open house, which includes refreshments, is set for 4 to 5:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 2, followed by a Christmas concert by the Blackwood Brothers at 6 p.m.

On Sunday, the Blackwood Brothers will lead the worship at 10 a.m., in the new sanctuary. A luncheon will follow.

This is the eighth appearance by the Blackwoods in Grove. The events are free and open to the public. The church is located 400 South Main, Grove. For more information, persons interested may call 918-786-4063.

SUN. 12.03

Christmas Concert at FUMC

Musicians at First United Methodist Church, Grove, will host “The Glory of Christmas: Songs for our Savior,” a Christmas Concert, at 2 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 3, at the church, 1005 Leisure Road, Grove.

It will feature members of the chancel choir, the celebration ringers and an instrumental ensemble. The event is designed to celebrate the wonder of God’s love and the greatest gift of all - Jesus.

For more information, persons interested may call 918-786-5148.

TUE. 12.05

Jay Wrestling Kick-Off

The Jay Wrestling program will host several events on Tuesday, Dec. 5, to kick off the 2017-18 wrestling season.

The first includes a pulled pork sandwich sale from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and from 4:30 to 8 p.m., at Bulldog Arena (dine in, carry out or deliveries are available).

The meal, for $6 includes a sandwich, chips, dessert and a drink.

Elementary through High School wrestling matches will take place from 5 to 8 p.m., at Bulldog Arena. A dessert auction will take place every 20 minutes from 5:20 to 8 p.m.,

For those just wanting to watch wrestling, admission is one box of granola bars or cereal bars.

For more information, or to schedule sandwich deliveries, persons interested may call or text Jeff Stapleton at 918-791-8680 or Izack Wilson at 918-837-0094.

SAT. 12.09

Grand Lake Christmas Light Boat Parade

The Grand Lake Christmas Light Boat Parade will take place on Saturday, Dec. 9, at the Cherokee Courtesy Docks at 3 p.m.

Boats will be on display at the Cherokee Yacht club until approximately 5:30 p.m., when the boats leave the dock, travel to Pensacola Dam and back along the shorelines of South Grand Lake to Duck Creek.

For more information, or to register a vessel for the parade, persons interested may call 918-782-2628. The event is sponsored by the staff of Cherokee & Arrowhead Yacht Clubs.

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

Colcord Christmas Parade

The annual Colcord Christmas Parade will take place at 5:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 16, in Colcord.

Participants are asked to line up by 5 p.m., at the Community Center - located next to the High School Football Stadium. The parade has a general Christmas theme. Participants are asked to incorporate lights.

There's no fee to participate. Simply show up at the line up. For more information, persons interested may call Connie Amos at 479-238-5079 or Darbi Clark at 479-238-5155.

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.

SUN. 12.31

New Year’s Eve Celebration

Members of the Playmakers will host a New Year’s Eve Celebration, which includes a dance and show, from 8:30 p.m. until after midnight, Sunday, Dec. 31, at the former Moose Lodge, 61951 East 315 Road, Grove.

The event will include a champaign toast, hats, horns, and an hors d’oeuvres buffet. Reservations are $75 per person if ordered by Dec. 30. Tickets at the door will be $85. Tickets for a VIP table for friends or businesses - a minimum of six, up to 12) are $75 per person. Attendees must be 21 years and over.

For more information, persons interested may call 918-786-8950 or email groveplaymakers@yahoo.com or visit www.groveplaymakers.com.

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.