ONGOING

Grove Tennis Club

Men and women of all ages are invited to take part in the Grove Tennis Club, from 12:30 to 2 p.m., on Mondays, Tuesdays 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

Taste of Grace

Taste Of Grace, a free soup outreach ministry, organized by members of Trinity Baptist Church, Grove, will take place from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., every Wednesday, at the church.

The event is designed to provide soup to anyone, no questions asked. No preaching, just "made from scratch soup."

For more information, persons interested may call 918-786-4063. Trinity Baptist Church is located at Fourth and Main, Grove.

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. 01.12

Hafer, Craig featured artists in Grove

Kathleen Hafer and Virginia Craig will be the featured artists at this month's Brush and Palette Gallery open house.

The event, set for 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, Jan. 12, will include artwork created by both artists, entertainment by a Celtic Viking song and dance group and light refreshments.

Hafer works with driftwood while Craig creates using graphite and oil.

The Brush and Palette Club, 18 West Fourth Street, in Grove. For more information, persons interested may contact Peggy Weaver at 918-786-9698.

SAT. 01.13

Bluegrass Festival

Volunteers at Bernice Baptist Church in Bernice will host the River Ridge Bluegrass Association on Saturday, Jan. 13, at the church on Highway 85A in Bernice.

The concerts include Bluegrass Gospel Explosion at 6 p.m., and the Foust Family at 7 p.m. Doors will open at 5 p.m. Food will be ready at 5 p.m., with the music starting at 6 p.m. Cost is $5/donation per person. A concession stand will be available.

Masonic Lodge Pancake Fundraiser

Members of the Grove Masonic Lodge 187 will take place from 8 to 10 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 13, at the lodge, 401 South Broadway, Grove.

The meal includes pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, milk, juice and coffee for a donation of $5 per adult and $2 for children 5 to 12. Children under 5 eat free.

Proceeds of the event go to fund the lodge's local charities: House of Hope, Second Chance Pet Rescue of Grand Lake and scholarships for local high schoolers. 

For more information, persons interested may contact Dennis Deakins at 918-314-1679.

4-H Super Sew Day

A Super Sew Day will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 13, at the Delaware County Fairgrounds.

The event, hosted by members of the Delaware County 4-H and Oklahoma Home and Community Educators, is designed to make heart pillows for breast cancer survivors. 

Participants are encouraged to bring a sewing machine if possible or if not, assist others in making pillows. Materials will be provided. A soup lunch will be served.

Monthly Community Sing

Volunteers at Grove Assembly of God the monthly gospel sing, at 6 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 13, at the church, 29080 South 637 Road (east Highway 10), Grove.

This is the first time the event will take place on the second Saturday of the month, rather than the fourth Saturday of the month.

The event will include a mix of gospel and contemporary music. Singers/groups are encouraged to take part. This month's featured singers are the Spring City Quartet based in southwest Missouri. A love offering will be received. Nursery care is available.

For more information, persons interested may call Bud Keith at 417-775-4121 or Pastor Tony Wisdom at 918-344-0619.

Book signing on Monkey Island

Missy Linn (M.L.) Woods will host a book signing of her Christian novel, House of Lister, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 13, at The Monkey's Uncle Cafe, located at the corner of Highway 125/Highway 85, commonly known as Littlefield's Corner, in Bernice.

The book is about a family plagued by generational curses which must be overcome before the family can fulfill the work God has for them. The mission is a dangerous one in which every member of the family must be listening to and know the voice of God, if they’re intercession fails, it means becoming a human sacrifice on the altar of the family’s spiritual enemy. It's set in northeast Oklahoma.

House of Lister is available for purchase in both paperback and eBook formats at Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble, and eLectio Publishing. House of Lister is available in eBook format only from iTunes.. For more information, persons interested may visit www.electiopublishing.com.

SUN. 01.14

Forgiven Quartet to perform in Grove

Members of Forgiven Quartet will perform at 10 a.m., Sunday, Jan. 14, at Crosswired Cowboy Church located at 28565 South 670 Road in Grove. All are invited to attend the free performance and stay for service.

Current members of the group are Mark Brooke (tenor) from Bartlesville, Mark Green (lead) from Owasso, David Buckingham (baritone/bass player) from Tulsa, and Bink Mooney from Lawton.

The group routinely performs at Silver Dollar City in Branson, Missouri, has recently signed an exclusive artist agreement with The Song Garden Music Group out of Chesapeake, Virginia and recently performed on the main stage at the National Quartet Convention in Louisville, Kentucky.

For more information, persons interested may visit the church's Facebook page by searching "Crosswired-Cowboy-Church."

THU. 01.18

Grove Chamber Business After Hours

The January Grove Area Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours will take place from 5 to 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 18, at the Northeast Oklahoma Electric Cooperative, 212 South Main, Grove.

The event is open to chamber members. For more information, or to register, persons interested may call 918-786-9079 or email grovecc@sbcglobal.net.

South Grand Lake Chamber Meeting

The January membership meeting for the South Grand Lake Chamber of Commerce will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 18, at the Ecosystems and Education Center, Langley.

Scott Horton from GRDA will discuss the Shoreline Clean Up. The meeting will also include a drawing for a free lunch at the February meeting.

Vince Scoufus will also take a few minutes to discuss future plans for Camp Bandage as well this year. Pre-registration is required.

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

SAT. 01.20

Eagle Watch set

Members of the Grand Lake Audubon Society will host the annual Eagle Watch, on Saturday, Jan. 20.

The group will meet and carpool from the Walmart parking lot behind Rib Crib at 6 p.m., sharp. Breakfast will be on each person at a restaurant in Arkansas.

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

TUE. 01.23

Delaware Co. Democrats to meet

David Poindexter and Steve Rowe, the candidates for the District 1 County Commissioner seat, will be the guest speakers for the January meeting of the Delaware County Democratic Party.

The meeting takes place at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 23, in Room 119 of the Northeast Oklahoma A&M Campus in Grove. The meeting is open to the public.

For more information, persons interested may call Vicke Adams at 918-801-7196.

THU. 01.25

Grove Chamber Ribbon Cutting

A ribbon cutting, sponsored by members of the Grove Area Chamber of Commerce, will take place at 4 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 25, at USRC Grove Dialysis, located at 1200 NEO Loop, Suites B and C.

For more information, persons interested may call 918-786-9079 or email grovecc@sbcglobal.net.

SAT. 01.27

Huckleberry Park Cleanup Day

Volunteers are needed to help clean up Huckleberry Park in Jay, located behind Arvest Bank in Jay.

The effort is being organized by officials with the City of Jay, in an effort to make the community a better place.

The work day is set for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 27, at the park. Participants are asked to bring rakes, gloves, seedeaters and other lawn tools to help with the effort.

Lunch will be provided and community service hours are available. For more information, persons interested may contact Camrine Thompson at 918-705-1898.

THU. 02.01

Jay Chamber Monthly Meeting

Members of the Jay Chamber of Commerce will meet for the monthly meeting on Thursday, Feb. 1, at the Mariee Wallace Museum.

The meal begins at 11:30 a.m., with the business meeting at noon.

For more information, persons interested may email dchsmuseum1@gmail.com.

SAT. 02.03

Souper Bowl Saturday

The Fourth Annual Souper Bowl Saturday will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 3, at INTEGRIS Grove Hospital.

The event will include a large assortment of homemade soups for $5 - for a bowl of soup or four sample size portions, a drink and dessert, beginning at 11 a.m.

It will also include performances by the Grove High School Jazz Band, and free medical screenings including blood pressure, bone density, height weight and BMI, vision and cholesterol/glucose.

For more information, persons interested may call 918-786-2243 or visit www.integrisgrove.com.

TUE. 02.06

Grand Lake Camera Club to meet

Members of the Grand Lake Camera Club will meet at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 6, in the private dinning room next to the cafeteria at INTEGRIS Grove Hospital, Grove.

Greg Disch, professional photographer, will be the guest speaker. He will talk about controlling exposure.

For more information, persons interested may contact David Haas 918-787-2216.

Grand Lake Storytellers

The Grand Lake Storytellers, a group of people who love to tell - or hear - a good story, will meet at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 6, at the Grove Public Library 1140 NEO Loop, Grove.

The group will give people a chance to share myths, fairy tales, legends, ghost stories, urban legends, historical, personal or adventure tales. Listeners and storytellers alike, are welcome.

For more information, persons interested may contact Kim Wenzel at 918-919-1490. The group plans to meet on the first Tuesday of each month.

WED. 02.07

DelCo Retired Educators to meet

Members of the Delaware County Retired Educators Association will meet at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 7,  in the Fellowship Hall of the First Baptist Church, 503 North Fourth Street, Jay.

Andrea Vansandt and Lauren Flanery will serve as the speakers. Hosts and greeters will be Sharlene Anderson & Sharon Law. For more information, persons interested may contact Beth Humphrey at 918-557-0130.

THU. 02.08

A Gathering of Vets

A Gathering of Vets takes place at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, at the CLC Building at First Baptist Church in Jay.

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

The event is open to veterans and their guests. For more information, persons interested may contact Mary McQuoid at 918-801-6099.

Storm Spotter Training

A storm spotter training will take place at 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 8, at the Grove Community Center, 104 West Third, Grove.

The workshop is designed to provide information regarding storm spotting. CLEET hours are available for emergency first responders/volunteers.

The event is hosted by members of the Delaware County Emergency Management and the City of Grove Emergency Management. For more information, persons interested may call 918-787-4357.

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.

SAT. 02.10

Masonic Lodge Pancake Fundraiser

Members of the Grove Masonic Lodge 187 will take place from 8 to 10 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 10, at the lodge, 401 South Broadway, Grove.

The meal includes pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, milk, juice and coffee for a donation of $5 per adult and $2 for children 5 to 12. Children under 5 eat free.

Proceeds of the event go to fund the lodge's local charities: House of Hope, Second Chance Pet Rescue of Grand Lake and scholarships for local high schoolers.

For more information, persons interested may contact Dennis Deakins at 918-314-1679.

MON. 02.12

Grand Lake Audubon to meet

Monarch Butterflies will be the topic of the February meeting of the Grand Lake Audubon Society.

Val Frankoski with Wildcat Glades Conservancy and Audubon Society, will be the guest speaker at 7 p.m., Monday, Feb. 12, at Trinity Baptist Church, Fourth and Main, Grove.

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

TUE. 03.06

Grand Lake Storytellers

The Grand Lake Storytellers, a group of people who love to tell - or hear - a good story, will meet at 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 6, at the Grove Public Library 1140 NEO Loop, Grove.

The group will give people a chance to share myths, fairy tales, legends, ghost stories, urban legends, historical, personal or adventure tales. Listeners and storytellers alike, are welcome.

For more information, persons interested may contact Kim Wenzel at 918-919-1490. The group plans to meet on the first Tuesday of each month.

THU. 03.08

A Gathering of Vets

A Gathering of Vets takes place at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 8, at the CLC Building at First Baptist Church in Jay.

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

The event is open to veterans and their guests. For more information, persons interested may contact Mary McQuoid at 918-801-6099.

SAT. 03.10

Masonic Lodge Pancake Fundraiser

Members of the Grove Masonic Lodge 187 will take place from 8 to 10 a.m., Saturday, March 10, at the lodge, 401 South Broadway, Grove.

The meal includes pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, milk, juice and coffee for a donation of $5 per adult and $2 for children 5 to 12. Children under 5 eat free.

Proceeds of the event go to fund the lodge's local charities: House of Hope, Second Chance Pet Rescue of Grand Lake and scholarships for local high schoolers.

For more information, persons interested may contact Dennis Deakins at 918-314-1679.

MON 03.12

Grand Lake Audubon to meet

Wildflowers the Good, the Bad, the Invasive, will be the topic of the March meeting of the Grand Lake Audubon Society.

Amy Buthod, botanical specialist with the University of Oklahoma, will be the guest speaker at 7 p.m., Monday, March 12, at Trinity Baptist Church, Fourth and Main, Grove.

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

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.

TUE. 04.03

Grand Lake Storytellers

The Grand Lake Storytellers, a group of people who love to tell - or hear - a good story, will meet at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 3, at the Grove Public Library 1140 NEO Loop, Grove.

The group will give people a chance to share myths, fairy tales, legends, ghost stories, urban legends, historical, personal or adventure tales. Listeners and storytellers alike, are welcome.

For more information, persons interested may contact Kim Wenzel at 918-919-1490. The group plans to meet on the first Tuesday of each month.

THU. 04.12

A Gathering of Vets

A Gathering of Vets takes place at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 12, at the CLC Building at First Baptist Church in Jay.

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

The event is open to veterans and their guests. For more information, persons interested may contact Mary McQuoid at 918-801-6099.

SAT. 05.14

Masonic Lodge Pancake Fundraiser

Members of the Grove Masonic Lodge 187 will take place from 8 to 10 a.m., Saturday, April 14, at the lodge, 401 South Broadway, Grove.

The meal includes pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, milk, juice and coffee for a donation of $5 per adult and $2 for children 5 to 12. Children under 5 eat free.

Proceeds of the event go to fund the lodge's local charities: House of Hope, Second Chance Pet Rescue of Grand Lake and scholarships for local high schoolers.

For more information, persons interested may contact Dennis Deakins at 918-314-1679.

TUE. 05.01

Grand Lake Storytellers

The Grand Lake Storytellers, a group of people who love to tell - or hear - a good story, will meet at 7 p.m., Tuesday, May 1, at the Grove Public Library 1140 NEO Loop, Grove.

The group will give people a chance to share myths, fairy tales, legends, ghost stories, urban legends, historical, personal or adventure tales. Listeners and storytellers alike, are welcome.

For more information, persons interested may contact Kim Wenzel at 918-919-1490. The group plans to meet on the first Tuesday of each month.

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.

THU. 05.10

A Gathering of Vets

A Gathering of Vets takes place at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 10, at the CLC Building at First Baptist Church in Jay.

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

The event is open to veterans and their guests. For more information, persons interested may contact Mary McQuoid at 918-801-6099.

SAT. 05.12

Masonic Lodge Pancake Fundraiser

Members of the Grove Masonic Lodge 187 will take place from 8 to 10 a.m., Saturday, May 12, at the lodge, 401 South Broadway, Grove.

The meal includes pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, milk, juice and coffee for a donation of $5 per adult and $2 for children 5 to 12. Children under 5 eat free.

Proceeds of the event go to fund the lodge's local charities: House of Hope, Second Chance Pet Rescue of Grand Lake and scholarships for local high schoolers.

For more information, persons interested may contact Dennis Deakins at 918-314-1679.

FRI. 06.01 to 06.02

Toes in Grand Summer Kickoff Festival

Officials with the Grove Area Chamber of Commerce and the Grove Convention and Tourism Bureau will host the first "Toes in Grand" Summer Kickoff Festival, on Friday, June 1, and Saturday, June 2, at Wolf Creek Park in Grove.

The event will feature the largest free Trop Rock Music Festival in the Four-State Region including bands from Texas, Oklahoma and Missouri, as well as fun activities, contests and more.

It will also kick off the summer's Food Truck Friday, with food trucks being at the festival both Friday and Saturday.

The weekend's events include an open car show, 5K Fun Run, Kids Zone, vendors, and more.

For more information, persons interested may contact Donnie Crain, president, Grove Area Chamber of Commerce at www.groveok.org or 918-786-9079.