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

62-plus Club in Langley

Organizers with the Langley Public Library in Langley have begun a “62+ Club” for seniors looking for an afternoon of fun and social engagement.

The club, which meets beginning 1:30 p.m., each Thursday, at the library. It will include games, adult coloring and social engagement, as well as snacks.

For more information, persons interested may call Jeanie Norman at 918-782-4461 or visit www.langleypl.okpls.org.

Grand Lake Senior Friends

Grand Lake Senior Friends meets from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., every Thursday. This program for seniors is based at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church and meets at various locations, for fellowship, games, and crafts.

For more information, persons interested may contact Shirley Forrester at 918-314-1008

SAT. ONGOING

The Wild Eats at Bernice Nature Center

Every Saturday, at 1 p.m., (from April to October) 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.

TUE. 03.27

Sixth Annual Soup & Sermon

The Sixth Annual Soup & Sermon series, sponsored by the Grove Ministerial Alliance, will take place on Tuesdays, now to March 27 during the lenten season.

The event includes a free soup meal, served from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., and worship from 12:15 to 12:50 p.m. Speakers represent various churches within the Grove community.

The series takes place in the West Wing at First United Methodist Church, 1005 Leisure Road, Grove. For more information, persons interested may call 918-786-5148.

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.

Social Media 101

Members of the Grove Area Chamber of Commerce will host a Social Media 101 workshop for businesses and nonprofits from 1 to 3 p.m., Thursday, March 29, at Ferra Aerospace, two miles east of Grove on Highway 10.

The event is free to chamber members and presented by Matthew Maennche, chief operating officer for Sky Net Solutions.

For more information, persons interested may contact the chamber office at 918-786-9079 or email grovecc@sbcglobal.net. The event is sponsored by the chamber and Northeast Technology Business and Industry Services.

Maundy Thursday at St. Andrew's

The congregation of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church will observe Maundy Thursday with dinner and fellowship time beginning 5:30 p.m., with a service following at 7 p.m.

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.

Maundy Thursday at Immanuel Lutheran

The congregation at Immanuel Lutheran Church will host a worship service to mark Maundy Thursday at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 29.

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.

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.

Good Friday at Immanuel Lutheran

The congregation at Immanuel Lutheran Church will host a Tenebrae worship service to mark Good Friday during a service at 7 p.m., Friday, March 30.

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.

Good Friday at St. Andrew's

The congregation of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church will observe Good Friday with a service beginning at 7 p.m., at the church.

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.

Blood Drive at Shangri-La

Officials at Shangri-La Resort will host a blood drive on Friday, March 30 in cooperation with the Oklahoma Blood Institute.

Walk-ins are encouraged at the drive which takes place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Holderman Ballroom at Shangri-La’s resort hotel at the tip of Monkey Island.

In addition to great treats from Pastry Chef Julie Morgan, donors will also receive their choice of t-shirts, appropriately emblazoned with the donor’s feelings about their contribution – “Strong”…”Bold”…or “Fearless.”

For more information, persons interested may contact Shangri-La Resort at 918-257-4204.

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

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

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

Easter at First Christian

Members of First Christian Church in Fairland will host an Easter worship service at 10:30 a.m., Sunday, April 1, at the church, 117 North Collins, Fairland.

An Easter Sunrise breakfast will take place prior to the service from 9 to 10:15 a.m.

Immediately following the service, volunteers will host an Easter egg hunt for students infant through fifth grade. The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, persons interested may call Gary Radtke at 918-676-3425.

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.

Easter at St. Andrew's

The congregation of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church will observe Easter Sunday on Sunday, April 1 with a sunrise service at 6:30 a.m., followed by the Easter service at 10 a.m.

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.

Easter at Immanuel Lutheran

The congregation at Immanuel Lutheran Church will host a series of events on Eastern Sunday, Sunday, April 1, including a short service at 8 a.m., in the church’s memorial garden, an easter breakfast at 8:20 a.m., at the church, and a worship service at 9:30 a.m.

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.

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.

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.

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.

FRI. 04.08

Quilting series in Grove

Members of the Grand Lake O’ the Cherokees Quilt Guild will host a series of community meetings on the first Friday of each month.

The first, takes place on Friday April 6. During that session Ann Lee will discuss “Quilting on Your Domestic Machine”.  Lee, who is from Tulsa, is a quilter and quilt designer who gives classes and demonstrations at various locations, including the Powwow in Tahlequah.  

The April meeting will also include the display of a “dog” quilt, which will be given away at the upcoming Grand Lake Cluster Dog Show.

On Friday, May 4, Betty Fisher will present “What to do with Orphan Blocks”.  

Fisher will show members how to make a backing for a quilt from these blocks. From Tulsa, Fisher is the programs and education chairman for her guild.

On Friday, June 1, Sue Sumler will talk about “Halloween Quilts”, with a class afterwards.  Although that seems like a “fall thing”, quilters knows that starting in June is necessary to finish a quilt by October.   If not, November will find the quilter with another U.F.O. = Unfinished Object!

The guild meets at 10 a.m., the first Friday of every month, at the Grove Community Center. The programs will follow a brief business meeting. Guests are welcome.

For more information, persons interested may contact Cindy Reynolds, publicity chairman, at 918-706-1270 or 918-787-6065.

The GLOC Quilt Guild meets the first Friday of every month at the Grove Community Center.  The meeting starts at 10 a.m. with a business meeting and then a program. Guests are welcome to attend.

SAT. 04.07

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.

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.

SUN. 04.08

Gospel sing in Joplin

The first Sunday Gospel sing will take place at 5 p.m., Sunday, April 8, in the chapel at Forest Park Baptist Church, in Joplin, Missouri.

The event, presented by Mike Greenstreet Ministries will feature That Dalton Gang, a bluegrass band from Lockwood, Missouri, and Mary Lou Turner, a Nashville recording artist from Branson.

The church is located at Seventh and Rangeline in Joplin. The chapel entrance is on the northeast side of the building.

For more information, persons interested may call Greenstreet at 417-529-3655 or visit www.mikegreenstreetministries.com.

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

Friends of the Library sale

Members of the Friends of Grove Public Library are looking for donations for the upcoming Spring Book Sale.

The sale, slated for 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, April 14, takes place at the Grove Community Center, 104 West Third, Grove.

Donations will be accepted for the sale, of gently used books, after 3 p.m., on Thursday, April 12, or from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, April 13, at the community center.

The spring book sale is the largest fundraiser for the Friends of the Grove Public Library. The funds will benefit the “Books for Babies” - a new book given to every baby born at INTEGRIS Grove Hospital, a $1,000 for a graduating Grove High School senior, prizes for the summer reading program and any special needs or updating for the library.

Hardback books are $1, paperbacks .25 cents, romance books are .10 cents and children's books are .25 cents. Proceeds from the sale will benefit programs sponsored by the organization at the Grove Public Library.

For more information, persons interested may contact Marsha Tackett at mtackkett@grandsavingsbank.net.

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.

Fairland Lions Club Golf Tournament

Members of the Fairland Lions Club will host the 18th Annual Fairland Lions Club Dr. Bill Goodman Golf Tournament on Saturday, April 21, at the Peoria Ridge Golf Course.

The tournament is a four-person team scramble with individual competitive events and a Pink Lady Team Competition. Entry fee of $70 per person includes frees, cart use, lunch, treats, prizes and other amenities.

Players need to arrive by 8 a.m. to sign in, with the putting contest with a $5,000 prize beginning shortly after that. The event will include a shotgun start at 9 a.m., for the four person scramble.

All players will have a chance to win a new car, and one will have a chance to win a $1 million hole in one.

For more information, or to register, persons interested may contact Jess Robinson at 918-540-4541 or mail@jessrobinson.com.

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.

THU. 04.18

Grove Chamber Business After Hours

The April Grove Area Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours will take place from 5 to 6:30 p.m., Thursday, April 18, at The Parrot, located in the Honey Creek Landing, 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.

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.

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.

THU. 05.03

Pioneer Sampler Day at Har-Ber Village

A pioneer sampler day will take place on Thursday, May 3, at Har-Ber Village, a pioneer era history museum. in Grove.

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.

SAT. 05.05

Birding Field Trip to NWA

Members of the Grand Lake Audubon Society will sponsor a birding field trip to Arkansas for a “Birder Weekend” on Saturday, May 5.

Participants will leave 5:45 a.m., (sharp) from the Walmart parking lot behind Rib Crib. Food will be available at the event.

For more information, persons interested may contact Frank Houck at 918 787-6532 or visit www.grandlakeaudubonsociety.com. The event is open to the public.

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.

SAT. 05.06 to 05.06

Beginning Weaving at Har-Ber Village

A two-day beginning weaving class will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, May 5 and 6, at Har-Ber Village, a pioneer era history museum in rove.

The fast-moving class will cover the basics of weaving on a floor loom from warping the loom, reading patterns, weaving and finishing the project. No experience is required for the course.

Participants will leave with a completed project. Looms, yarn, material and all supplies included in the cost. The class size is limited to four participants. Cost is $145 for non-members or $130 for Har-Ber Village members.

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.

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

Remembering the 1960s at Har-Ber Village

Each month, May through September of this year, the staff at Har-Ber Village will celebrate the facility’s 50th anniversary by highlighting a different decade of its 50 years.

In May the sights and sounds of the 1960s will be brought to life through music, documentaries, displays of memorabilia, cars, toys, games and more from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 12.

Participants can then dance to the sounds of the sixties and enjoy a theme-based dinner from 6 to 8:30 p.m. The evening will conclude by watching Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, the movie chosen through a survey of Har-Ber Village friends and members. 

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.

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.

MON. 05.14

Grand Lake Audubon to meet

Members of the Grand Lake Audubon Society will host a monthly meeting at 7 p.m., on Monday, May 14 at Trinity Baptist church, Fourth and Main, Grove.

Dr. Michael Patton, professor of Oklahoma Biological Survey at the University of Oklahoma, will present a program on “Dragonflies”.  

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

SAT. 05.19

Barkaritaville returns to Grove

The Third Annual Barkaritaville, to benefit the Second Chance Pet Rescue of Grand Lake, will take place from 5:30 to 9 to 9 p.m., Saturday, May 19, at the Honey Creek Landing and Marina, located next to Honey Creek Bridge.

The event will include a “cheeseburgers in paradise” dinner hosted by the staff of The Parrot Steakhouse and Grill, live music and a charity auction. A rain date has been set for Saturday, June 2.

Tropical attire and flip-flops are encouraged. Tickets are $40 per person and available at the Second Chance Thrift Shop, 220 East Third, Grove, The Parrot, and at www.doitforthepets.com. For more information, persons interested may contact Carol Rice at 918-786-5750.

Birding Field Trip to Diamond

Members of the Grand Lake Audubon Society will sponsor a birding field trip to George Washington Carver National Park on Saturday, May 19.

Participants will leave 7 a.m., (sharp) from the Walmart parking lot behind Rib Crib. Participants are asked to bring a sack lunch. The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, persons interested may call John Beyer at 918 787-5188 or visit www.grandlakeaudubonsociety.com.

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.

SAT. Sept. 15

Northeast Okla. Veterans Reunion

The second Northeast Oklahoma Veterans Reunion will take place on Saturday, Sept. 15, at Crossroads Church, 56900 East Highway 59, Grove.

The event will include the Rev. Dave Roever, Maj. Gen. Michael Thompson, state adjutant general for Oklahoma, Rep. Josh West (R-Grove), and Danny Byram, song writer and recording artist.

The event is designed to honor veterans, law enforcement members, first responders and their families. 

The day will begin at 10 a.m. with displays, and include a 3 p.m. concert with Danny Byram, dinner at 4 p.m., and the speakers at 5 p.m.

The church is located near the intersection of Highway 125 and Highway 59, five miles south of Exit 302 on I-44.

The event is sponsored by churches in Delaware, Ottawa, Mayes and Craig Counties. For more information, persons interested may call Chaplain Chet 918-257-8455.

SAT. Nov. 3

DCCSAN Winterset

Winterst, the annual fundraiser for the Delaware County Children's Special Advocacy Network, will take place at 6 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 3.

Tickets will be available for purchase at area banks or by calling the center later this fall.

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.