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.

WED. & SAT. ONGOING

GAMA Farmers' Market

Grove Area Merchants Farmers' Market takes place from 8 a.m. - noon every Wednesday and Saturday at the Grove Community Center, 104 W. Third, Grove. This is a producer-only market. Everything is handmade or home-grown. For more information, contact Cheryl Franklin, market manager, at cfranklin@gatehousemedia.com.

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. 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

Food Truck Friday

Officials with the Grove Convention and Tourism Bureau will host the first Food Truck Friday for the 2018 season from 6 to 9 p.m., May 5, on the lawn of the Grove Community Center, 104 West Third, Grove.

The event will feature food trucks, as well as booths for Har-Ber Village, Lendonwood Gardens and the Grove Area Farmers Market. The event is free, and open to the public. Some seating will be available. Participants are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and enjoy the evening.

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.

First Friday Wine Share

Tera Miranda will be the site for the May First Friday Wine Share.

The event set for 6 p.m. Friday, May 4, takes place outside at the Quarterdeck Waterfront Cafe at Tera Miranda.

Les' Liquor Store offers Wine Share members a 10 percent discount, and Les will help participants find the right wine.

This month's theme is welcome back summer.

Singles may bring a bottle every other month, couples are asked to bring one per month. Participants are also asked to bring their own wine glass and an appetizer to share.

For more information about the wine share, persons interested may contact Teresa Poindexter at 918-964-9799 or TeresaPoindexter@Remax.net, or call 918-786-9888.

FRI. 05.04 to 05.05

Fifth Grove City Wide Garage Sale

The Fifth Annual Grove City Wide Garage Sale, sponsored by the Grove Sun, will take place on Friday, May 4 and Saturday, May 5.

The event is designed to give residents in the city a chance to hold a sale on those designated dates without a city permit.

The sale, approved by the Grove City Council during the council meeting on Tuesday, March 20, will not count toward the number of sales a resident can hold during the year.

Participants in the two-day event will be featured in a special section which will appear in the Friday, May 4 issue of The Grove Sun.

Rodeo Miami set for May 4, 5

The 2018 Rodeo Miami event, hosted by Vance Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram, will take place on Friday, May 4 and Saturday, May 5 at the Miami Fairgrounds.

This event has been recognized by the American Cowboy Rodeo Association (ACRA) as the Rodeo of the Year for the past eight consecutive years (2010-17). With more than four hundred contestants anticipated, the event continues to draw fans from across the four state regions and serves as one of the largest annual events held in Miami, Oklahoma.

Rodeo tickets, sponsored by Quapaw Casino, are on sale and can be purchased from Queen, Teen or Sweetheart contestants, the Miami CVB Visitor Center (111 North Main) or at Westco Home Furnishings locations in Miami, Vinita, Grove, Neosho, MO and Columbus, KS.

Advanced tickets are available and are $10 nightly for adults or $15 for both nights. At the gate, a one-day ticket will be sold for $12 for adults and the two-day ticket will be $20. Tickets for kids (4-10) are $5 nightly in advance and at the gate. Ages 3 and under are free.

On Saturday, May 5, Slack will start at 8 a.m. Cost to attend is $5 per person at the gate. Once Slack is complete, the stands will be cleared and prepared for the evening performance.

Concessions will be available each night and during slack. There will be a hospitality tent for contestants for both days. For more information about Rodeo Miami, persons interested may contact the Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau at 918-542-4435 or follow Rodeo Miami on Facebook for event updates.

SAT. 05.05

Benefit Poker Run

A benefit poker run for Harvey Page, will take place beginning at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 5, at the Riggs & Co. Saloon, 36748 South Highway 82, Langley.

Registration is $20 for rider, $30 for couple and $10 for extra hands. Organized by the Downed Bikers Association Twin Rivers, proceeds of the event - which include live and silent auctions, drawings and a 50/50 pot - will benefit Page and his ongoing medical expenses.

For more information, persons interested may call 948-944-0886, visit "Downed Bikers Association-Twin Rivers" on Facebook or text DBATR to 84483.

Opening weekend for Grove Farmers' Market

The Grove Area Merchants Farmers' Market will open for the season at 8 a.m., Saturday, May 5, on the grounds of the Grove Community Center, 104 West Third, Grove.

The event, is a producer-only market. Everything is either hand-made or home-grown, and produced or grown within 50 miles of Grove.

In addition to the vendors, the kick-off event will include live music and more.

The market is open from 8 a.m. to noon, every Wednesday and Saturday, now until fall. Vendor spaces remain available.

For more information, contact Cheryl Franklin, market manager, at cfranklin@gatehousemedia.com. Vendor applications are available at the Grove Sun office.

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.

Tribute to George Strait

A Tribute to George Strait featuring Gordy & Debbie will take place at 7 p.m., Saturday, May 5, at the Coleman Theatre in Miami.

This tribute show has been named "Dinner Show of the Year" in Branson six times. Gordy & Debbie pay tribute to the life and music of George Strait as they take you on a musical journey that includes many of the "King of Country Music's" 60 No. 1 hits.

Tickets prices are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors (62 and older) and $10 for students and children.

For more information, or to purchase tickets, persons interested may call the Coleman Theatre at 918-540-2425 or stop by the box office window at 103 North Main in Miami. Tickets may also be purchased online at www.colemantheatre.org/events.

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.

SUN. 05.06

Gospel sing in Joplin

The first Sunday Gospel sing will take place at 5 p.m., Sunday, May 6, in the chapel at Forest Park Baptist Church, in Joplin, Missouri.

The event, presented by Mike Greenstreet Ministries will feature Phaedra Clemons from Branson, Faithful Heart from Joplin and Greenstreet.

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. 05.07 to 05.24

Boat safety Course in Grove

New boat owner? Older boat owner? Friend or relative who owns a boat? Whatever the situation, those in need of learning safe boating principles and Oklahoma/GRDA Boating Requirements, may want to attend the Seamanship course offered by members of the Grand Lake Power Squadron.

The Seamanship course will take place at 6 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays, May 7 to 24, at the Grand Lake Visitors Center, on Highway 59, just south of Sail Boat Bridge on Highway 59. 

Each student will receive a text book, a copy of the One Minute Guide to the Nautical Rules of the Road by Charlie Wing, learning materials, personalized On-the-Water Training, and the use of other training aids provided by the instructors.

The course costs $64 per student, payable at the first class. Some participants may receive up to a 10 percent discount in boat insurance premiums once the course is completed. 

For more information, persons interested may contact Roger Zinn at 918-676-3254 or rogerzinn601@yahoo.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 $49 for the participation kit, which includes cooking demos, a workbook, a cookbook, DVD's and access to the video course. The course is normally $99, but grants are offsetting the costs for participants during this session.

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.

Bluegrass in Bernice

Volunteers at Bernice Baptist Church in Bernice will host the River Ridge Bluegrass Association on Saturday, May 12, at the church on Highway 85A in Bernice.

The concerts include Bernice Baptist Praise Band at 6 p.m., and Blue Pearl 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.

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.

WED. 05.24

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, 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. 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.

THU. 06.07 to 06.09

American Heritage Music Festival

The American Heritage Music Festival will take place Thursday to Saturday, June 7 to 9, in Grove.

The event will celebrate the 21st anniversary of the AHMF and include events at Snider's Camp on Thursday and Friday, June 7 and 8, beginning at 6 p.m., each evening.

Events at the civic center will take place beginning at 10 a.m., on Friday and Saturday, June 8 and 9. The final concert will take place on Saturday evening, and features The Western Flyers which includes Joey McKenzie, Katie Gassman and Gavin Kelso.

This year’s event includes the “Bob Wills to Bluegrass Showdown” on Friday, at the civic center - with the winner determined by audience applause. The winner will receive a recording session at Teagarden Studios in Tulsa.

Early bird tickets may be purchased by in May at Gallery Southwest, 10th and Main, Grove, or by calling 918-786-8896 or grandlakefestivals.com.

SAT. 06.09

Camp Bandage Set for June 9

The South Grand Lake Camp Bandage will take place Saturday, June 9, at the Grand Lake RV Resort on Duck Creek.

The free event is designed to serve as a safety fair for children, complete with displays and activities for the entire family.

Organizers anticipate more than 40 participating groups and organizations to take part in the event, set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Those already confirmed include the GRDA Police, Helicopter and Electric Line Safety, Grand Lake Sail & Power Squadron, Monkey Island Fire Boat, several fire departments, sheriff’s departments, OHP, Oklahoma National Guard, emergency responders, healthy living, hospitals, churches, schools, civic groups and businesses.

Members of the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office will provide planning support, traffic control and law enforcement as needed.

For more information, or to provide a sponsorship, persons interested may contact Vince Scoufus at 405-640-4613, or vscoufos@campbandage.org.

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.

Spotlight Event

First Friday Wine Share

Tera Miranda will be the site for the May First Friday Wine Share.

The event set for 6 p.m. Friday, May 4, takes place outside at the Quarterdeck Waterfront Cafe at Tera Miranda.

Les' Liquor Store offers Wine Share members a 10 percent discount, and Les will help participants find the right wine.

This month's theme is welcome back summer.

Singles may bring a bottle every other month, couples are asked to bring one per month. Participants are also asked to bring their own wine glass and an appetizer to share.

For more information about the wine share, persons interested may contact Teresa Poindexter at 918-964-9799 or TeresaPoindexter@Remax.net, or call 918-786-9888.