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.

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. 04.23 to 04.29

Playmakers present Shirley Valentine

Lori Klickman will present a one-woman story "Shirley Valentine" from Tuesday, April 23 to Sunday, April 29, at the Playmakers Theatre in Grove.

The comedic performance tells the story of Valentine, who runs away to Greece, in search of adventure from a mundane life. It's a story of self discovery, and focuses on how every woman has a story to live - they just need the courage to find it.

The production takes place at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 23, Friday, April 27, Saturday, April 28, and at 2 p.m., on Sunday, April 29.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for students mid-school through college.

The Playmakers theatre is located at 121 West Third, Grove. Reservations are available by emailing groveplaymakers@yahoo.com or by calling 918-786-8950.

TUE. 04.23

DelCo Democrats to open county office

Members of the Delaware County Democrats will host the grand opening of the organization's new headquarters at 6 p.m., Tuesday, April 24.

The building, 308 South Main, Grove, is across the street from the Grand Lake Sports Center.

During the evening, which includes refreshments, Jason Nichols, candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives District 2, and Ed Trumbull, Grove teacher and candidate for the Oklahoma House District 5, are expected to attend.

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

Rock the Runway

Photography by Katherine presents "Rock the Runway" featuring the 2018 senior models, at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 24, at COS (Church of the Shepherd) at 1600 West Har-Ber Road, Grove.

Tickets are $8 per person, with VIP front row seats available for $20. Tickets may be purchased from the models or at Photography by Katherine.

Students will model clothing from the Muddy Pearl. Doors will open at 7 p.m. Proceeds will benefit Petra's Closet. For more information, persons interested may call 918-786-7744.

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.

THU. 04.26

Grand opening in Jay

Officials with Casey’s General Store will mark the grand opening of the newest location in Jay with a ribbon cutting at 11 a.m., Thursday, April 26, in Jay.

FRI. 04.27

Spring Bunco event in Langley

Members of the Friends of the Langley Public Library will host the annual spring bunco benefit, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Friday, April 27, in Gavin Hall at St. Francis of Rome Catholic Church, Langley.

Tickets are $10. Proceeds will benefit the library's summer reading program, the 1,000 books before kindergarten and the new learning express library.

For tickets or more information, persons interested may call 918-782- 4461.

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 3:30 p.m., Thursday to Monday. 

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.

FRI. 04.27 to 04.29

Grand Lake Youth Art Show

The annual Grand Lake Youth Art Show will take place Friday to Sunday, April 27 to 29, at the Grove Community Center.

The show will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday and Saturday, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday. Refreshments will be served from 2 to 6 p.m., on Saturday.

For more information, persons interested may call 918-786-9698.

SAT. 04.28

Endless Memories Car Show

The Endless Memories Car Club will host the 2018 Classic Car Show on Saturday, April 28, at Eagles Landing, north of Sail Boat Bridge. Entrance to the show will be behind the guard gates.

Registration begins at 8 a.m. and continues to noon on the day of the show. Pre-registration (before Saturday) is $15, day of is $20. There is no charge to view the cars.

The event will include door prizes, live music, food and more.

For additional information, persons interested may visit www.endlessmemoriescarclub.com or call Gene Hood at 918-801-6489 or Homer Hill at 918-801-2676.

Glowing the Distance for Kids

The first, Glowing the Distance for Kids, 5K Glow Run and Fun Walk/Run for the Delaware County Children’s Special Advocacy Network, will take place on Saturday, April 28, beginning on the Delaware County Courthouse Square.

The event includes the fun run/walk at 6:30 p.m., and the 5K at 7 p.m. On line registration continues until 11:59 p.m., Thursday, April 26. Day of registration takes place within an hour of the event. The event costs $25 per person.

Proceeds from the event will benefit children and families served through DCCSAN, the county’s child advocacy center.

For more information, or to register, persons interested may call 918-253-4539 or go online to http://tatur.org.

Burning of the Socks returns

Relax, Take it Easy, the Regge themed Burning of the Socks party, will take place beginning at 4 p.m., Saturday, April 28 at Harbors View Marina on south Grand Lake.

The event, which traditionally marks the opening of the summer season, gives participants a chance to burn their socks in favor of flip flops. The Northwest Arkansas band Irie Lions will perform.

The event is free and includes Walking Tacos. Beverages will be available to purchase, as well as this year's Burning of the Socks T-shirt for $18 each.

For more information, persons interested may visit the Harbors View Marina Facebook page or call 918-782-3277.

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 3:30 p.m., Thursday to Monday.

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.

FRI. 05.04

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.

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.

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.

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

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. 05.05 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 3:30 p.m., Thursday to Monday.

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.

MON. 05.07 to 05.31

Diabetes undone in Jay

Dr. Rollin Bland will host Diabetes Undone, a session designed to help people learn about a plant-based diet and how it can help reverse diabetes.

The next session will begin on Monday, May 7, and continue May 31, at 7 p.m., each Monday and Thursday, at the Jay SDA Church Caring Kitchen, 1106 West Washbourne, in Jay.

Cost is $99 for the participation kit, which includes cooking demos, a workbook, a cookbook, DVD's and access to the video course.

For more information, persons interested may contact Bland at 918-314-8657 or drbland42@gmail.com.

THU. 05.10

Wine & Roses on Main Street

Wine & Roses, a girl's night out shopping experience, will take place beginning at 5 p.m., Thursday, May 10, in downtown Miami.

The event is designed to allow people to enjoy some wine and food while shopping in downtown Miami. Tickets are $30 in advance or $25 at the door. Tickets are available at the Miami News Record office, 1st Ave. NW, Miami.

The first 50 to arrive will be given a free rose.  For more information, persons interested may call 918-542-5533.

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

Law Enforcement Memorial

Volunteers at Grove Church of Christ will host the second local observance, to coincide with the National Police Week.

During the service, set for 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 12, at the church, volunteers will recognize law enforcement personnel within Oklahoma and Delaware County who died during the line of duty. The church is located at 1001 South Grand, Grove.

A wreath with flowers will also be part of the service. Each flower will represent the fallen officers, those who were injured in the line of duty, those who died as a result suicide connected to their law enforcement careers, and those who continue to serve within the City of Grove, the county and state.

For more information, persons interested may contact Lora Baker at 918-284-5992 or lorabaker@outlook.com.

THU. 05.17

Upcoming Grove Chamber Ribbon Cuttings

The following ribbon cuttings have been scheduled by the Grove Area Chamber of Commerce. All events take place at 10 a.m., unless noted:

• Thursday, May 10 - Navitas Health & Wellness - 2520 South Main, Suite C, Grove.

• Thursday, May 17 - Cherokee Queen Motel - 10:30 a.m., 61991 East 315 Road, Grove.

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

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 3:30 p.m., Thursday to Monday.

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.

THU. 05.17

Book, film series at Har-Ber Village.

Books and films - made from the books - which highlight the five decades of Har-Ber Village will take place this year in honor of the 50th anniversary of the museum in Grove.

The discussion, which includes the viewing of the respective movie, begins at 6:30 p.m., on the third Thursday of each month, from May to September.

The books, and films include:

• May 17 - To Kill A Mockingbird (1960s)

• June 21 - Jonathan Livingston Seagull (1970s)

• July 26 - Fried Green Tomatoes (1980s)

• Aug. 23 - The Hours (1990s)

• Sept. 20 - The Invention of Hugo Cabret (2000s).

The program is being conducted in conjunction with the Grove Public Library.

For more information, or to reserve a spot, persons interested may call 918-786-6446 or email director@har-bervillage.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. 09.15

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. 11.03

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.