Red Cross Blood Drive
Volunteers with the American Red Cross will host a blood drive from 12:30 to 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 4, at the Jay Community Center, 429 South Ninth, Jay.
For more information, persons interested may call Virginia Cordell at 918-801-6788 or visit redcrossblood.org and enter “JayOK”.
DelCo Retired Educators to meet
Members of the Delaware County Retired Educators Association will meet at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 4, in the Fellowship Hall of First Baptist Church, 503 N. Fourth, Jay.
Building 429 in concert
Building 429, with Josh Wilson and Chris August will be in concert on Thursday, Oct. 5, at Grove's First Baptist Church in Grove.
The doors will open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $25 for artist circle. Tickets are available at the church office or online at itickets.com.
For more information, persons interested may call 918-786-4419. The church is located at 501 East 13th Street, Grove.
SAT. 10.07 to 10.08
Open 5on5 Mens Basketball Tournament
The first Open 5on5 Mens Basketball Tournament will take place on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 7 and 8, at Bulldog Arena on the campus of Jay High School, Jay.
Entry fees are $125 per team, with first and second places awarded t-shirts.
Proceeds will benefit the Jay High School Boys Basketball program. For more information, persons interested may contact Terry Sweeney at 918-774-6020 or Miguel Ortiz at 918-575-2738.
FRI. 10.06 to 10.07
Pioneer Days at Har-Ber Village
The Fifth Annual Pioneer Days at at Har-Ber Village Museum will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday and Saturday, Oct. 6 and 7, at the living history museum outside of Grove.
The event will include demonstrations of spinning, weaving, processing flax plants into linen, dyeing wool, flint knapping, sausage making, hearth cooking and baking, quilting, candlemaking, heirloom gardening, blacksmithing, tinsmithing and more.
Reenacts will help visitors explore early medical care, events of the Mexican War and pioneer stories.
Many hands-on activities will allow younger visitors to experience pioneer life first-hand and include a chance to create a quilt block, churn butter, grind corn, make a candle, make sausage, wash laundry, weave and more.
On Friday, students will be able to attend school taught by a “school marm” in the Village schoolhouse.
On Saturday, basket weaver Mary McCreery will demonstrate her craft. Craftsman Ken Vaughn will demonstrate making objects out of leather. Period music will be played in the Village by Borderline Bluegrass throughout the day. Tintype photographer Professor Drummond will take vintage photographs and scouts can earn a patch by registering at the front desk upon admission and completing the available activities.
All activities are free with museum admission unless otherwise noted. Activities are subject to change based on availability of volunteers.
Har-Ber Village Museum hours are Thursday through Monday, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; closed Tuesday and Wednesday. Admission is $10 for adults; $7.50 for seniors 63-plus; $5 for children ages 6-13; under 6 and members are free.
For more information, persons interested may call 918-786-6446 or visit har-bervillage.com.
Sixth Annual Women's Expo
The Sixth Annual Grand Lake's Women's Expo will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at the Grove Civic Center, 1702 South Main, Grove.
For more information, persons interested may contact Cheryl Franklin at 918-786-2228 or email@example.com.
Vintage By the Creek Fall Party
Popup vendors with Vintage By The Creek will host a fall sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 7, at the outdoor market, 1621 South Broadway Street, Grove.
For more information, persons interested may call 918-791-1849 or visit the Facebook page by searching "Vintage-by-the-Creek".
Blessing of the Pets
Father David Bridges will host a Blessing of the Pets at 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 7, at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Grove. All animals are welcome at the outdoor event.
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church is located at 555 East Third Street, Grove. For more information, persons interested may contact Rev. Dr. David L. Bridges at 918-786-4113 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
UMW Rummage Sale
Members of the United Methodist Women will host the bi-annual UMW Rummage Sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 7, at First United Methodist Church, Grove.
The sale will include a variety of items, including a baked goods table.
The church is located at 1005 Leisure Road, Grove. For more information, persons interested may call 918-786-5148.
Fall Festival in Spavinaw
Volunteers with the Spavinaw Youth & Neighborhood Center will host a "Back to School/Fall Festival" from 2 to 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 7, at the youth center.
The event will include musical performances by Dewayne Conley and Fault Line, a hog fry dinner, games, bounce house and more. Admission is free.
For more information, persons interested may call 918-937-2882.
Water quality on Grand Lake
Members of the Grand Lake Audubon Society will meet at 7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 9, at Trinity Baptist Church, located still behind Pizza Hut, in Grove, to hear a presentation by Rich Zamore on “Water Quality on Grand Lake.
Zarmore is the research director for Water Quality at the Grand River Dam Authority. The meeting is free and open to the public. For more information, persons interested may visit www.grandlakeaudubonsociety.com.
WED. 10.11 to 10.14
2017 Pelican Festival
The 34th Annual Pelican Festival will take place Wednesday, Oct. 11, to Saturday, Oct. 14, at Wolf Creek Park in Grove.
The carnival, by Pride Amusements, will kick things off on Wednesday, with other activities taking place on Friday and Saturday.
Hours for the carnival are 6 to 10 p.m., on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, and from noon to 10 p.m., on Saturday.
Wristband tickets will be available for $20 for Wednesday and Thursday and $25 for Friday and Saturday.
Additional plans are underway for this year’s festival and will include the arts and craft show, live entertainment and fall festivities for the whole family.
Vendors for the arts and craft show, are now being sought. Booth rental space is $75 for a 10x10 space for both days. Nonprofit rate is $50.
For more information, persons interested may visit www.grandlakefun.com or call 918-786-2289.
Financial Lunch & Learn
Officials with First National Bank in Grove will host a lunch and learn from noon to 2 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 12, at the Jay Community Center, Jay.
Tony Fritz will speak about a variety of financial issues focusing on financial self defense strategies.
The event is free, lunch is provided. For more information, persons interested may contact Julie Dean or Jamie Dotson at 918-256-7811.
A Gathering of Vets
A Gathering of Vets takes place at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, at the Mariee Wallace Museum as the church volunteers are preparing for the church birthday celebration.
The meeting takes place on the second Thursday of each month, typically in the CLC Building at First Baptist Church, 503 North Fourth Street, Jay. Food will be available until it runs out.
The event is open to the public. For more information, persons interested may contact Mary McQuoid at 918-801-6099.
Singing Churchmen of Oklahoma
Members of The Singing Churchmen of Oklahoma will be in concert at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 12, at Grove's First Baptist Church, Grove.
The event is free. A love offering will be taken up during the concert.
The church is located at 501 East 13th Street, Grove. For more information, persons interested may call 918-786-4419.
Hunter education classes
Marni Loftis, Delaware County Game Warden, will host a Hunter Education Class from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 14, at the Delaware County Library in Jay. Persons are asked to come at least 15 minutes before the session starts. The class is also available online.
For more information, or to register for the class, persons interested may visit www.wildlifedepartment.com and look for the education link.
Jay Alumni Association
Officials with the Jay High School Alumni Association will host an alumni meeting at noon, Saturday, Oct. 14, at the Jay Community Center, Jay.
The board members will provide fried chicken and drinks, participants are asked to bring a side dish or dessert.
Grove's Grand Talent
Grove's Grand Talent, the annual talent show at Har-Ber Village, Grove, will take place beginning at 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 14, at Har-Ber Village in the event tent.
Contestants must be 10 years or older to compete. Winners will be announced at the end of the contest. Winners will be selected by a panel of judges - applause will be taken into consideration. Prizes include: $500 for first, $250 for second and $100 for third.
Entries must be received by Saturday, Oct. 7, to be eligible. A $20 entry fee must accompany the application.
For more information about Grove’s Grand Talent Show, persons interested may call 918-324-3283. Applications may be picked up at State Farm, Grove, at Har-Ber Village or be downloaded at har-bervillage.com. Entries may be mailed to Grove’s Grand Talent, 29940 South 592 Lane, Grove, OK 74344.
Zena Fall Fest
Volunteers with Zena Baptist Church and the Zena Community Center will host the Zena Fall Fest from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 14, at the community center in Zena.
The event will include an assortment of activities including a car show, bounce houses and games for children, a hot pepper and pie eating contest, a root beer and Mt. Dew chugging contest, a pumpkin carving contest and more.
Children between the ages of 6 to 18 may compete in a king and queen contest. Votes are $1 per person, and the child who raises the most respectively, will earn the crowns.
Concessions will be available throughout the day and include cotton candy, popcorn, beans and fry bread.
The evening events will include a community hayride at 6 p.m., and a hot dog roast at 7 p.m.
The community center is located at 36187 South 575 Road, Jay. For more information, persons interested may contact Rick Thomas, pastor of Zena Baptist Church, at 918-314-1218.
Mushball tournament for Kasen
A mushball tournament, to raise funds for Kasen Sparks, will take place on Saturday, Oct. 14, at the Jay Sports Complex.
Cost is $75 for an entry fee, for a seven guys, three girl team on the field, with a 12 man roster team. First and second place teams will win t-shirts for 12 members.
For more information, persons interested may call Carolee Crispin at 918-200-4196.
Poker Run for Kasen
A poker run will take place to help the family of Kasen Sparks on Saturday, Oct. 14.
Registration will take place at 11 a.m., at the American Legion Hall in Spavinaw. The first bike will leave at 11:30 a.m. Bikers will return by 4 p.m. Cost is $20 for a hand, and $10 for additional hands.
For more information, persons interested may call Renee Doyle at 479-200-4797.
SUN. 10.15 to 11.19
VFW Turkey Shoot
The annual turkey shoot at the Grove VFW Post 8380 will take place beginning at 11 a.m., each Sunday, between Oct. 15 to Nov. 19.
Registration begins at 10 a.m. The shoot is $2 per shot and $1 for splatter shots. Auxiliary shack will be open for refreshments.
Proceeds will benefit the Veterans Relief Fund. More information: 918-786-2375.
Jay JOM Indian Education Election
Members of the Jay Public Schools Johnson O’Malley Indian Education Committee will host the fall Johnson O’Malley election beginning at 6 p.m., Monday, Oct. 16, at the upper elementary cafeteria in Jay.
To serve on the JOM IEC, a person must be a parent or guardian of a JOM verified child. School board members or spouses, and school employees or spouses, or Cherokee Nation personnel with signature authority over JOM contracts or spouses, cannot serve on the committee.
For more information, persons interested may call Tammy Procter at 918-232-7583.
Leach JOM Indian Education Election
Members of the Indian Education Committee will host the fall Johnson O’Malley election beginning at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 17, at the conference room at the Leach Public School.
To serve on the JOM IEC, a person must be a parent or guardian of a JOM verified child. School board members or spouses, and school employees or spouses, cannot serve on the committee.
For more information, persons interested may call April Reed at 918-686-2277.
Caring Hands Luncheon
The Caring Hands Luncheon, to benefit the Grove Safe House, will take place at 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 17, at First United Methodist Church in Grove, 1005 Leisure Road, Grove. The safe house is part of the Community Crisis Center's outreach.
Tickets are $25 and must be purchased by Friday, Oct. 13. Rebecca Allen will serve as the keynote speaker, with music provided by Harpist Abbey Akehurst. It will also include the meal and art on display.
For more information, persons interested may contact 918-540-2275 or 918-964-9377 or visit www.getmeout.org.
Jay Fall Fest
Volunteers from the City of Jay will host a Fall Fest from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 21, on the Delaware County Courthouse lawn.
The event will include games, bounce houses, vendors, food trucks and more. The event will be free and open to the public.
For more information, or to reserve a vendor space, persons interested may contact Camrine Thompson at 918-253-4148 or 918-705-1898, or email email@example.com.
Owl Watch at Har-Ber Village
Members of the Grand Lake Audubon Society will sponsor the annual Owl Watch, a birding field trip to Har-Ber Village on Saturday, Oct. 21.
Members will carpool from the Walmart parking lot behind Rib Crib at 5:15 p.m. Participants are asked to bring a covered dish to share. Hot dogs will be provided.
For more information, persons interested may call Frank Houck at 918 787-6532 or visit www.grandlakeaudubonsociety.com.
Benefit Chili Cook-Off
Volunteers with the Colcord Chamber of Commerce, will host a benefit chili cook-off on Saturday, Oct. 21, at the Colcord Community Center, in Colcord.
Judging will begin at 5 p.m., with the entry fee $5 per pot. (Chili must arrive before 5 p.m., to be entered into the contest).
Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. and cost $6 per person for chili, drink and desserts. The auction will follow.
Proceeds will benefit the Christmas to Remember, sponsored by the Colcord Chamber of Commerce.
For more information, persons interested may call Connie Amos at 479-238-5079 or Gary Barker at 870-371-0013.
Alcohol laws trainings
ROCMND Area Youth Services will host a training for Delaware county businesses and workers who sell or serve alcohol, during two sessions, 9 to 11 a.m., and 6 to 8 p.m., on Wednesday, Oct. 25, at the Grove Community Center, 104 West Third, Grove.
The sessions will consist of the Responsible Beverage Sales training, and provide clerks or servers how to properly check identification, spot fake ID's, recognize signs of intoxication and how to prevent over service.
It will also discuss the criminal and civil liabilities associated with selling and service of alcohol. It will also talk about changes to the alcohol laws coming in October 2018.
For more information, persons interested may contact Randy Brumley at 918-787-2104 or Heather Ramseyer at 918-256-7518. ROCMND is funded by ODMHSAS.
Kasen’s Costume 5K/Fun Run
The Kasen’s Costume 5K & Fun Run will take place on Saturday, Oct. 28, at the JB Earp Football Stadium in Jay.
The event is designed to raise funds for Kasen Sparks and his family, due to his ongoing medical expenses.
Pre-Registration for the 5K is $25, and for the Fun Run is $15. On the day of the race the costs will be $30/20 respectively. Day of race registration will begin at 7:30 a.m.
The Fun Run will begin at 9 a.m., with the 5K at 9:30 a.m. Medals will be given to the top three male/female finishers in standard age groups, as well as a medal to the best costume kid/adult. The first 300 at check-in will receive a t-shirt. Timing will be completed by Tatur Racing. Costumes are optional.
For more information, or to register, persons interested may visit http://runsignup.com/kasensparks or contact Camrine Thompson at 918-705-1898 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Trunk or Treat in Jay
The annual Trunk or Treat, around the Delaware County Courthouse Square, will take place from 5:30 to 9 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 31.
The event will include games, bounce houses, candy, a costume contest at 6 p.m., and a photo booth by Phorever Studio.
Persons who are interested in setting up a “trunk” or volunteering for the evening, may contact Camrine Thompson at 918-705-1898 or email email@example.com.
Car-Mart Trunk or Treat
Employees and volunteers with Car-Mart in Grove will host a trunk or treat from 3 to 6 p.m., on Tuesday, Oct. 31, at dealership, 3618 U.S. Highway 59 North, Grove.
Volunteers have been invited to "decorate" trunks for the event. The event is free and open to the public.
For more information, persons interested may contact 918-791-3058.
First Baptist Trunk or Treat
Volunteers at Grove's First Baptist Church will host a trunk or treat from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. (or when candy runs out), on Tuesday, Oct. 31, at the church.
The event will include candy, games and more.
The church is located at 501 East 13th Street, Grove. For more information, persons interested may call 918-786-4419.
Immanuel Lutheran Trunk or Treat
Members of Immanuel Lutheran Church of Grove will host a trunk or treat event from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 31, at the church, 706 Rockwood Drive, Grove.
For more information, persons interested may call 918-786-4585.
Volunteers with Cornerstone Church will host the 28th Annual Hallelujah Party from 5 to 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 31, at the Grove Civic Center, 1702 South Main, Grove.
The event, which is free and open to the public, draws in more than 2,000 people each year. It will include more than 50 games, with candy provided at each game for children 12 and under, prize drawings, a food court and periodic live entertainment.
Participants are encouraged to attend in costume, but are asked to refrain from ghoulish or evil costumes.
Volunteers from Mountain Movers, Foundation Free Will Baptist and New Song Church will also participate in the event.
For more information, persons interested may call Tracy Anderson at 918-786-6164.
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.
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.
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.
Emergency Food Assistance Program
The Jay Community Chapel, Seventh and Krause, Jay is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., on the third Tuesday and Wednesday. It covers the entire Jay School District. For more information, persons interested may call 918-253-4334 or 918-253-7447 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.
City of Jay
Officials with the City of Jay will test tornado sirens at noon on the first Wednesday of every month.
Jay Fire Department
Officials with the City of Jay offers Jay Fire Department memberships for anyone living outside Jay city limits and needing one for home insurance purposes.
The cost is $50 a year and is based upon a schedule. For more information, or to purchase a membership, persons interested may contact the Jay city clerk at 918-253-4148 or Jay City Hall at 918-253-4307.
AA and NA Meetings in Colcord
Struggling with addiction? Nothing works? Try a God centered solution Colcord Sunday evening Recovery meets 5 p.m. at the East (back) entrance, Colcord First Baptist Church. Colcord Tuesday night Alcoholics Anonymous, First Baptist Church basement at 7 p.m.
Open meeting. All beliefs and denominations welcome. Colcord Friday night Narcotics Anonymous meeting at 7 p.m., 538 East Main, Colcord, basement entrance.
NA Meetings in Jay
The Last Chance Group, which helps those dealing with narcotics addiction, meets at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Saturdays every week.
Meetings take place in the Jay Senior Citizens Center at 816 South Main Street in Jay. For more information, persons interested may contact Jesse Stroud at 918-964-0609.
Talbot Library & Museum House
Talbot Library & Museum House is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday located at 500 South Colcord Avenue. Closed holidays. For more information or group tours, persons interested may call 918-326-4532.
Free Eye Exam of Glasses
The Jay Lions Club offers free eye exam or glasses. To qualify, a person must be income eligible and carry no insurance. For more information, persons interested may call Kay Pickup or Sarah Foreman at 918-253-8542 for an application.
Addiction Support Group
Red Willow Counseling Services and Calvary Baptist Church are sponsoring an “Addictions Support Group” at 7:30 p.m., on Thursday. The group meets at Calvary Baptist Church, 7727 Cedar Drive in West Siloam Springs.
The group is open to recovering addicts and their families. Calvary Baptist Church is located on Old Highway 33 (Cedar Drive), between White Oak Road and Moseley School Road, in West Siloam Springs. For more information, persons interested may contact Calvary Baptist Church at 918-422-5922 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Faith Mission Church Mission
The Faith Mission Church mission is open from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Monday through Wednesday. It offers free clothes, shoes, coats and toys. Donations are welcome.
Narcotics Anonymous Meetings
Narcotic Anonymous Meetings take place at noon on Monday, 7 p.m., on Tuesday, noon on Thursday, and 7 p.m., Saturday, at the Jay Senior Center, 816 South Main, Jay. For more information, persons interested may call 918-521-8914.