THU. 03.22

David Phelps in Concert

Multi-Dove and Grammy Award-winning recording artist, David Phelps present the Journey of Faith Tour Thursday, March 22, at Grove's First Baptist Church in Grove.

Phelps is best known for being part of the Gather Vocal Band.

The doors will open at 6 p.m., with the concert starting at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 for general admission and $35 for artist circle. Tickets are available at the church (cash or check only). or online at itickets.com.

The church is located at 501 East 13th Street, Grove. For more information, persons interested may call 918-786-4419.

Celebrity Storytelling at Grove Library

Riley DuBois, a student at Grove High School, and now author, will read from her book Once Upon A Barn: The AutobiMoography of Puppy Cow, during the celebrity reading time at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, March 22, at the Grove Public Library.

DuBois tells the story of her 4-H project Puppy Cow, her first show heifer, and how 4-H has impacted her life.

The event is free and open to the public. The library is located at 1140 NEO Loop, Grove. For more information, persons interested may call 918-786-2945.

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. 03.24

Easter Egg Hunt in Grove 

Volunteers at INTEGRIS Grove Hospital will host an Easter Egg Hunt at 2 p.m., Saturday, March 24, at INTEGRIS Grove Hospital, 1001 East 18th Street, Grove.

The event will include a bicycle safety station, coloring area and emergency vehicles for children to get an “up close” look. A drawing will also take place for bike helmets and more.

Activities will begin at 2 p.m., with the hunt starting at 2:30 p.m. For more information, persons interested may visit www.facebook.com/integrisgrove.

4-H Robotics Workshop

A Robotics Workshop for Delaware County 4-H members will take place from 1 to 5 p.m., Saturday, March 24, at the Delaware County Fairgrounds, on Highway 10 between Grove and Jay.

The event will include hands-on activities, lessons in robotics, and more. 4-H officials are looking to find adult/youth volunteers to help start a 4-H Robotics Club for students.

For more information, persons interested may call 918-253-4332.

Victorymen in concert

The Victorymen will be in concert at 6 p.m., Sunday, March 25, at Community Chapel Pentecostal Holiness Church in Jay, 327 South Seventh Street, Jay (corner of Seventh and Krausse.)

For more information, persons interested may call 918-253-7447.

THU. 03.29

Jay JOM Indian Education Meeting

Members of the Jay Public Schools Johnson O’Malley Indian Education Committee will host a Johnson O’Malley meeting beginning at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, March 29, at the upper elementary cafeteria in Jay.

For more information, persons interested may call Tammy Procter at 918-232-7583.

FRI. 03.30

Vietnam Veterans Recognition

Members of the Jay American Legion Post 195 will host a ceremony at 1 p.m., on Friday, March 30, at the Jay Community Building, 429 South Ninth Street, Jay.

During the event, each living veteran who served at any time on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces, regardless of location, during the period of Nov. 1, 1955 to May 15, 1975 is eligible to receive one Vietnam Veteran Lapel Pin on behalf of a grateful nation.

The event is designed to honor Vietnam Veterans and their families. For more information, persons interested may contact Robert Lawson at 918-253-6044 or visit www.vietnamwar50th.com.

FRI. 03.30 to 04.01

Afton Poultry Swap

The first holiday Afton Poultry swap for the 2018 season will take place Friday, March 30 to Sunday, April 1, at the swap location - 53991 East Highway 59, Afton, near Buffalo Ranch.

The event includes everything from goats, calves, pigs, rabbits, dogs, pigeons, chickens, ducks, geese, guineas, cats, parrots, cockatiels, lumber, tin, incubators, arts and crafts, fruits and vegetables, shirt painting, quilts, rugs, garage sale items, flea market items and more.

This is the 31st year for the swap. Events take place on the third full weekend of the month, daylight to dusk Saturday and Sunday, and on specified holiday weekends. Free camping is available. Set ups are $2 per vehicle each day, larger spaces are available.

For more information, persons interested may call 918-257-4651 or 918-257-2426 or visit www.aftonpoultryswap.com or follow the group on Facebook by searching "Afton-Poultry-Swap."

SAT. 03.31

SAT. 03.31

City of Jay Easter Egg Hunt

The City of Jay's Easter egg hunt will take place at 10 a.m., Saturday, March 31, at the city park. Registration will begin at 9 a.m., with the first hunt starting at 10 a.m., and continuing approximately 15 minutes.

The hunts will begin directly after the last prize is awarded in the previous age group. Approximate times include: 0 to 2 - 10 a.m., 3 to 4 - 10:15 a.m., 5 to 6 - 10:30 a.m., and 7 to 10 - 11 a.m. Prize drawings will take place at the end of each hunt.

The event is sponsored by the Jay Chamber of Commerce. For additional information, persons interested may call 918-253-8698.

Bernice Easter Egg Hunt

An old fashioned Easter Egg Hunt will take place at 1 p.m., Saturday, March 31, at Grand Lake State Park-Bernice Nature Center, on Grand Lake.

The event, for children of all ages, will give parents and grandparents a chance to have their child's picture taken with Peter Cottontail. More than 2,00- candy and toy filled eggs will be up for grabs. Students will be divided in age groups from ages 0 to 12 years old. The event will take place rain or shine.

For more information, persons interested may contact 918-257-8330. The Bernice Nature Center is located at Grand Lake State Park - Bernice, 54101 East Highway 85A, just before the bridge in Bernice.

Easter Egg Hunt in Grove

Volunteers with Grove's First Baptist Church will host the annual Easter Egg Hunt at 11 a.m., Saturday, March 31, at the church 501 East 13th Street, Grove.

The event will include thousands of eggs filled with candy, prizes and tickets for larger prizes. Children up to fifth grade can bring their Easter baskets to pick up eggs. There will be a designated area for different age groups. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m.

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

Easter Egg Hunt at Immanuel Lutheran

The congregation at Immanuel Lutheran Church will host an Easter Egg hunt at 1 p.m., on Saturday, March 31, at the church.

For more information, persons interested may call the church office at 918-786-4585 and leave a message. The church is located at 706 Rockwood Drive, Grove.

SUN. 04.01

Sunrise service at Mt. Hermon

The congregation at Mount Hermon Church will host an Easter Sunrise Service on Sunday, April 1.

The event will begin with breakfast at 6:30 a.m., in the Family Live Center. Sunrise is set to begin a few minutes after 7 a.m. The event will include a short message as participants watch the sun come up and celebrate the resurrection of Jesus.

The church is located at 18035 East 420 Road, Jay. For more information, persons interested may contact Jeremy Colvard at 918-530-9541 or the church office at 918-253-4111.

MON. 04.02 to 04.12

Community Bereavement Classes

Community Bereavement Classes have been set for the four Mondays in October at INTEGRIS Grove Hospital. The classes will be from 7 to 8:15 p.m. on Mondays, April 2 and 9, and Thursdays, April 5 and 12.

Weekly topics are as follows; April 2 - An Overview of Grief; April 5 - Spiritual Aspects of Grief; April 9 - Sharing Our Story and; April 12 - Criteria for Reconciliation.

Gary Bishop, chaplain at INTEGRIS Grove Hospital and class facilitator, said the classes deal with a variety of losses and are designed to be an encouragement for people experiencing loss as well as educational. The classes are free and open to the public. They are informal sessions.

Classes will meet in the Board Room at INTEGRIS Grove Hospital. For more information, or to register for the class, persons interested may contact Bishop at 918-787-3497.

WED. 04.04

Red Cross Blood Drive in Jay

Volunteer with the American Red Cross will host a blood drive from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday, April 4, at the Jay Community Center, on Ninth Street, in Jay.

For appointments, persons interested may call Virginia Cordell at 918-801-6788 or 1-800-Red-Cross.

SAT. 04.07

Hoppers in concert

Members of the award winning gospel group, The Hoppers, will be in concert at 5:30 p.m., Saturday, April 7, at Grove's First Baptist Church in Grove.

The Hoppers, featured artists on the Gaither Homecoming Series Videos, will present a concert to benefit the restoration of Cayuga-Splitlog Mission Church.

Reserved seats are $24, general admission is $20. A processing fee will be assessed for those purchasing tickets by credit card.

For more information, persons interested may call 417-236-9090.

GEFFE Gala

Members of the Grove Educational Foundation for Excellence will host the annual GEFEE Gala at 6 p.m., Saturday, April 7, at the Grove Civic Center, 1702 South Main, Grove.

This year’s theme is “Once Upon a Time.”

Tickets are $90 each, and available at local banks. A table of 10 may be reserved for $875 by calling Nate Pitts at 479-925-0695.

Staying Alive in Jay

Members of the Jay Educational Foundation will host “Who’s Staying Alive,” at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 7, at Bulldog Arena.

Tickets are $20, and a table of 10 is $200. Proceeds from the dinner theatre and silent auction will benefit the Jay Educational Foundation scholarship fund for graduates of Jay High School. Tickets are available for purchase at Grand Savings Bank, Jay, and Arvest Bank, Jay.

Veterans Appreciation Day

Volunteers at Foundation Free Will Baptist Church, in conjunction with the DAV Chapter #19 and the Veterans in Defense of Liberty, will host a Veterans Appreciation Day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 7, at the church.

The event is designed to recognize veterans and their families. Breakfast will be served from 9 to 10 a.m., and lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. A bounce house and other activities will be available. 

Guest speakers include Dr. William Scott Magill, founder and executive director VIDOL, and Darin Chappell, vice president VIDOL.

The church is located two miles north of Sail Boat Bridge on Highway 59. For more information, persons interested may contact 402-210-3396.

MON. 04.09

Grand Lake Audubon to meet

Members of the Grand Lake Audubon Society will host their monthly meeting at 7 p.m., on Monday, April 9, at Trinity Baptist Church, Fourth and Main, Grove.

Dr. Doug Wood, from Southeast Oklahoma State University in Durant will share his notes and photos of recent birding field trips.

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

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.

Blackwood Brothers in Concert

The Blackwood Brothers Quartet, an award-winning gospel music group, will perform at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 12, at Trinity Baptist Church, Grove.

This is the ninth appearance by the Blackwoods in Grove.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, persons interested may call 918-786-4063. Trinity Baptist Church is located at Fourth and Main, Grove.

SAT. 04.14

Bluegrass in Bernice

Volunteers at Bernice Baptist Church in Bernice will host the River Ridge Bluegrass Association on Saturday, April 14, at the church on Highway 85A in Bernice.

The concerts include Moseley Prairie Pickers at 6 p.m., and Brightwater Junction 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, 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.

Nofire Memorial Sing

The annual Nofire Memorial Singing will take place at 4 p.m., Saturday, April 14, at Piney Baptist Church, rural Jay.

Dinner will begin at 4 p.m., with the singing after. It will take place outdoors weather permitting. All groups welcome. For more information, persons interested may call 918-253-8783.

Colcord spring clean up

Members of the Colcord Chamber of Commerce are sponsoring a community-wide clean-up beginning at on Saturday, April 21.

Dumpsters will be located in the school parking lot, across from town hall, for residents' trash and debris.

Kansas Color Run

The “Super Comets Color Run,” a benefit for the Kansas (Oklahoma) Special Olympics team will take place on Saturday, April 21, at the Kansas Elementary School.

The event begins with check in from 7:30 to 8:45 a.m., and the race begins at 9 a.m.

The course is designed as both a designated 5K and one mile fun run/walk. During the race, participants will be doused with color at various stations ending with one final color celebration at the finish line.

Cost is $30, which includes the run/walk registration, individual color packet, race bib and t-shirts. Promotional items only guaranteed if participants sign up before April 4.

There will be a pre/post race pancake brunch in the elementary cafe for $5. A DJ will provide music through the race and immediately following the color run.

For more information, persons interested may call 918-868-2567. Race registrations are also available online at www.eventbrite.com, by searching “super-comets-color-run” or by mailing the Kansas Special Olympics at P.O. Box 196, Kansas, OK 74347.

MON. 04.23

Birding Field Trip to Spavinaw

Members of the Grand Lake Audubon Society will sponsor a birding field trip to the Spavinaw area on Monday, April 23.

The group will leave at 7:30 a.m., (sharp) from the Wal-Mart parking lot behind Rib Crib, to carpool to Spavinaw. Participants are asked to bring a sack lunch.

For more information, persons interested may call Sandy Sullins at 918-786-2638.

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

WED. 04.25

AARP Driver Safety Program

Local classes for the AARP Driver Safety Program will take place once a month, now until 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 Wednesdays, April 25, May 24, Aug. 22, Sept. 12, October 31, Nov. 14, and Saturdays, June 16 and Dec. 8.

For more information, or to learn the time and location of an individual class, persons interested may call Frank Houck at 918-787-6532 or 918-801-5766.

FRI. 04.27 to 04.28

Civil War Days at Har-Ber Village

The staff at Har-Ber Village, a pioneer era history museum, will present the 6th Annual Civil War Days event Friday and Saturday, April 27 and 28, at the museum.

The event is designed to help participants gain a better understanding of Civil War history, hear the perspectives of a variety of re-enactors, and learn facts about history not learned in school.

Activities include demonstrations, hands-on stations, re-enactments and vendors.

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

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

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

ONGOING

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 calvary000@centurytel.net.

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.

Spotlight Events

Have an event taking place in Delaware County and want to share it with our readers? Email your events (the who, what, when, where, why and how), along with a good contact name and phone number, to news@delcojournal.com. Put "Journal Updates" in the subject line. 

Spotlight Event

4-H Robotics Workshop

A Robotics Workshop for Delaware County 4-H members will take place from 1 to 5 p.m., Saturday, March 24, at the Delaware County Fairgrounds, on Highway 10 between Grove and Jay.

The event will include hands-on activities, lessons in robotics, and more. 4-H officials are looking to find adult/youth volunteers to help start a 4-H Robotics Club for students.

For more information, persons interested may call 918-253-4332.

cated at 501 East 13th Street, Grove. For more information, persons interested may call 918-786-4419.

Spotlight Event

Kansas Color Run

The “Super Comets Color Run,” a benefit for the Kansas (Oklahoma) Special Olympics team will take place on Saturday, April 21, at the Kansas Elementary School.

The event begins with check in from 7:30 to 8:45 a.m., and the race begins at 9 a.m.

The course is designed as both a designated 5K and one mile fun run/walk. During the race, participants will be doused with color at various stations ending with one final color celebration at the finish line.

Cost is $30, which includes the run/walk registration, individual color packet, race bib and t-shirts. Promotional items only guaranteed if participants sign up before April 4.

There will be a pre/post race pancake brunch in the elementary cafe for $5. A DJ will provide music through the race and immediately following the color run.

For more information, persons interested may call 918-868-2567. Race registrations are also available online at www.eventbrite.com, by searching “super-comets-color-run” or by mailing the Kansas Special Olympics at P.O. Box 196, Kansas, OK 74347.

Spotlight Event

Staying Alive in Jay

Members of the Jay Educational Foundation will host “Who’s Staying Alive,” at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 7, at Bulldog Arena.

Tickets are $20, and a table of 10 is $200. Proceeds from the dinner theatre and silent auction will benefit the Jay Educational Foundation scholarship fund for graduates of Jay High School. Tickets are available for purchase at Grand Savings Bank, Jay, and Arvest Bank, Jay.