ONGOING

Grove Tennis Club

Men and women of all ages are invited to take part in the Grove Tennis Club, from 9 to 10:30 a.m., on Mondays, Wednesdays 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.

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.

FRI. 05.18

Christian Medical Center Golf Tournament

Ye Old Golf Tournament, to benefit the Christian Medical Clinic of Grand Lake, will take place on Friday, May 18, with a rain date of Friday, June 8, at the Patricia Island Country Club.

Lunch begins at 12:30 p.m. with a taco bar, and play begins at 1:30 p.m. Awards will take place at 4:30 p.m.

Hole sponsors are $100 minimum donation. Entry fees are $100 per person, with up to four people per team.

For more information, persons interested may contact Fr. David Bridges at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 555 East Third Street, Grove, 74344, 918-801-2203 or frdavid@standrewsgrove.org.

FRI. 05.18 to 05.19

Grand Lake BBQ Festival

Members of the South Grand Lake Lions Club will host the Eighth Annual KCBS sanctioned BBQ Festival on Friday, May 18 and Saturday, May 19, on the east section of the Langley Ball Fields in Langley.

The purse for this year's event will be $11,000 of which $1,000 is provided by Smithfield Foods The event will include live music, bbq, a kids zone, local food and merchandise vendors.

Once again, the South Grand Lake Lions Club will serve barbecue provided by Moo Chew Sooey.  Advance tickets to Saturday’s event may be purchased at Grand Outdoor Living in Disney; Southern Darlin’s Boutique in Langley, Langley Tag Agency, Valley National Bank and St. Francis Medical Center in Langley.  Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the gate.  DJ Binger Case will play music from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.


Friday night will be a chance to hang out and visit with the competitors.  On Saturday, contestants will have the opportunity to enter up to four meat entries, with cash prizes for first through tenth place in each category, and with Grand Champion taking $2,500 and Reserve Champion $1,800.   


The proceeds from this event will benefit the Ketchum Warrior Backpack Program, which serves at least 104 students each year.

For more information, persons interested may call Darrel Hicks at 918-261-5422 or Virginia Gibson at 918-645-5641 or visit www.grandlakebbq.com.

FRI. 05.18 to 05.20

The Magic Factory at Grace Harbor

Volunteers at Grace Harbor Baptist Church will host Kidz Storm, The Magic Factory, Friday, May 18 to Sunday, May 20, at the church, 16 11th Street, in Grove.

The event will take place from 6 to 8:30 p.m., on Friday, Noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday, and from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Sunday.

For more information, or to register, persons interested may visit www.graceharborgrove.com or call 918-786-9529.

SAT. 05.19

Cookies theme of Monkey Island Story Time

The story time at the J. Weber Lending Library on Monkey Island will take place from 3 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 19, at the Port of Entry shopping center, just south of the intersection of Highway 125 and 85A, going towards Monkey Island.

The event includes a story time read by Joyce Weber, retired teacher and librarian, along with a craft related to the stories.

This week's storytime includes Laura Joffe Numeroff's books "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" and "If You Give a Moose a Muffin." Children will create their own special Mouse with his cookie during the craft time.

For more information, persons interested may call 918-694-4518.

Yard Sale on the Square

Members of the Jay Chamber of Commerce Christmas Lighting Committee will host the “Yard Sale on the Square” from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, May 19, in Jay.

Spots may be reserved for $15. All proceeds benefit the Christmas Lighting Fund. To RSVP or for more information, persons interested may call 918-253-4345.

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 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.

SAT. 05.19 to 05.20

Afton Poultry Swap

The next Afton Poultry swap will take place Saturday and Sunday, May 19 and 20 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."

MON. 05.21

Libraries Rock Summer Kick-Off

Signups for the 2018 Summer Reading program at the Delaware County Library in Jay, will kick off on Monday, May 21.

Readers of all ages will explore all things “musical” as library officials present the “Libraries Rock” Summer Reading program. Activities will include prize drawings, story times, a reading log, group games, musical crafts, special guests and more.

The program is open for preschoolers to adult participants. For more information, persons interested may call Kelly Daugherty at 918-253-8521 or visit the library during operating hours. All programs are free of charge.

The library is located at 429 South Ninth Street, in Jay. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., on Tuesday and Thursday, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., on Saturday. For more information, persons interested may call 918-253-8521.

Cornett to headline DelCo Republican meeting

Mitch Cornett, Republican candidate for governor, will be the featured speaker during the Delaware County Republican Party meeting set for 6 p.m., Monday, May 21, at Trinity Baptist Church, Fourth and Main, Grove. Food will be served at 5:30 p.m.

The meeting is open to the public. For more information, persons interested may visit www.facebook.com/Delawarecountyokrepublicans/

TUE. 05.22

DelCo Democrats to meet

Members of the Delaware County Democrats will meet at 7 p.m., Tuesday, May 22, at the county headquarters, 308 South Main, Grove.

For more information, persons interested may contact Vicke Adams, chairman of the county Democratic party, at 405-612-3791 or visit http://delawarecountyokdems.org

Big Vision Day

The next Business Seminar, organized by members of the Grove Area Chamber of Commerce will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday, May 22, at Trinity Baptist Church in Grove.

The seminar, sponsored AAA Business Systems, costs $10 for chamber members and $15 for non-members. The price includes both the seminar and lunch.

The training, led by Higher Vision, will teach participants how to “maximize” their rolodexes, increase networking skills, and have a “bigger vision for business and organizations.”

Seating is limited. Participants are asked to call 918-786-9079 for details and to reserve a spot.

Trinity Baptist Church is located at 400 South Main, Grove.

WED. 05.23

Instruments Rock!

A program about instruments, including drums, maracas and harmonicas will take place at 9:30 a.m., Wednesday, May 23, at the Delaware County Library. The event is free and open to the public.

The library is located at 429 South Ninth Street, in Jay. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., on Tuesday and Thursday, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., on Saturday. For more information, persons interested may call 918-253-8521.

WED. 05.23

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 23, 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. 05.24

Cookout to benefit HELP Center

Volunteers with Crye-Leike Realtors in Grove will host their annual fundraising cookout from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (or until the food runs out) on Thursday, May 24, at the office on Main Street, in Grove.

This year's proceeds from the meal will benefit the Christian H.E.L.P. Center. Advance donations may be made at the Crye-Leike office, Pit Stop Cafe, Hott Box Cafe, Drakes or Rib Crib, prior to May 24.

The meal will include hamburgers, hot dogs, chips and drink for a requested donation of $5. A drive-thru option and delivery option will also be available.

During the day, the group will also celebrate Bob Duffield's 65th birthday - with birthday cake for all who attend the event.

For more information, persons interested may call Brinda Russell at 918-353-4009.

Summer Reading Kickoff in Grove

The kickoff for the “Libraries Rock” Summer Reading Program at the Grove Public Library, will take place on Thursday, May 24, at the library.

The event for children and their parents takes place from 4 to 6 p.m., while a teen oriented signup takes place from 6 to 8 p.m.

The event will include giant inflatables, and more.

A hot-dog fundraiser by the Friends of the Grove Library will be sold between 5 to 7 p.m. at a cost of $3 per person. It will include hot dog, chips, dessert and drink.

The Grove library is located at 1140 NEO Loop, Grove. For more information, persons interested may call 918-786-2945.

SAT. 05.26

Afton Alumni Reunion

The Afton Alumni Reunion will take place on Saturday, May 26, at the Afton High School Cafeteria. The event will include a tour of the old school, program, dinner and more.

Tours will take place at 4:30 and 5 p.m., with registration, program, dinner and awards to follow. Sheri (Bassett) Preston will be honored as the alumni of the year.

Persons are asked to RSVP by Monday, May 14. Tickets are $16 in advance and $20 at the door. For more information, persons may call Don Stone at 918-257-8307.

TUE. 05.29

Movie Night in Jay

Officials at the Delaware County Library will host a movie night at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 29, at the library. This week’s movie is The Greatest Showman. The event is free and open to the public.

The library is located at 429 South Ninth Street, in Jay. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., on Tuesday and Thursday, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., on Saturday. For more information, persons interested may call 918-253-8521.

Family Karaoke Night

A family karaoke night will take place at 5 p.m., Tuesday, May 29, at the Grove Public Library. The event will include food, drinks and more.

Participants are asked to reserve their family’s spot by call sing the library at 918-786-2945. Persons can also register on the library’s Facebook page. The event is free.

The Grove library is located at 1140 NEO Loop, Grove. For more information, persons interested may call 918-786-2945.

WED. 05.30

Genius Hour at the library

Children ages 6 to 11 are invited to attend the Genius Hour at 4 p.m., Wednesday, May 30, at the Grove Public Library.

The event will give students a chance to learn about sound. Participants will create a giant 3-dimensional sound wave and design their own instruments.

Registration is required by calling the Grove Public Library at 918-786-2945 or registering in person or on the library’s Facebook page.

The Grove library is located at 1140 NEO Loop, Grove. For more information, persons interested may call 918-786-2945.

FRI. 06.01

Extreme Animals in Jay

Officials at the Delaware County Library will “Extreme Animals” at 9 a.m., Friday, June 1, at the library. The event is free and open to the public.

The library is located at 429 South Ninth Street, in Jay. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., on Tuesday and Thursday, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., on Saturday. For more information, persons interested may call 918-253-8521.

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, 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

The First Friday Wine Share will take place at 6 p.m. Friday, June 1, at the Grand Lake Sailing Club, 31650 South 605 Road, Grove.

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 “boating.”

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. 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.

Food Truck Friday

Officials with the Grove Convention and Tourism Bureau will host the June Food Truck Friday on Friday, June 1 and Saturday, June 2, as part of the "Toes in Grand" summer festival.

The event takes place both days at Wolf Creek Park.

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. Some food trucks are cash only. Other take credit/debit cards.

MON. 06.04 to 06.08

VBS at Lake Center Baptist

Volunteers will host the "Game On” Vacation Bible School from 9 a.m. to noon, Monday, June 4 to Friday, June 8 at Lake Center Baptist Church, Monkey Island.

A VBS carnival night will take place beginning at 6 p.m., Friday, June 8, and include pizza and jump houses.

The session is for students age 4 years through completing the sixth grade. For more information, persons interested may call 918-257-5202 or email office@lakecenterbaptist.com. The church is located at 29020 South Highway 125, Monkey Island.

WED. 06.06

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, June 6, at the Jay Community Center, on Ninth Street, in Jay.

Donors with a valid e-mail address will receive a $5 Amazon gift card, sponsored by Suburban Propane of Tulsa.

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

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.