ONGOING

Grove Tennis Club

Men and women of all ages are invited to take part in the Grove Tennis Club, from 8 to 9:30 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.

TUE. 06.12 to 06.15

Grand Lake YMCA Ribs for Kids

Orders are now being taken now through Friday, June 15, for the Ribs for Kids initiative, to benefit the Grand Lake Family YMCA.

For $25 per rack, participants can order freshly smoked baby back ribs, ready to be warmed up and served.

The ribs will be smoked by Dick Seybolt and crew, may be ordered now through Friday, June 15. Ribs will be available for pick up from 4 to 7 p.m., Friday, June 29, 8 a.m. to Noon, Saturday, June 30 and 5 to 7 p.m., Monday, July 2, at the Grove Public School Administration Building on Broadway in Grove.

Funds raised will benefit scholarships for students and adults to participate in programs and membership at the Grand Lake YMCA.

For more information, or to make an order (by check, cash or card), persons interested may call 918-786-5774 or stop by and pay at the YMCA's front desk. Orders can also be placed on Facebook at "Grand Lake Family YMCA".

TUE. 06.12 to 06.15

VBS at Mt. Hermon

Volunteers at Mt. Hermon Church in rural Jay will host a “Shipwrecked: Rescued by God” Vacation Bible School from 6 to 8 p.m., each day, now until to Friday, June 15 at the church, 18035 East 420 Road, Jay.

A bus will pick children up at the Jay Walmart parking lot at 5:30 p.m., each evening and return for drop off at 8:10 p.m. The event is open to all students ages 4-years through 12th grade.

For more information, persons interested may contact Jeremy Colvard at 918-530-9541.

TUE. 06.12

Kid Events at Library

Every Tuesday, at 1 p.m., during the summer, there will be some type of kid event at the library - ranging from an architect academy, book clubs, slime lab and more. The events are free and open to the public.

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

American Legion annual meeting

Members of the American Legion Post 178 will host the annual meeting at noon, Tuesday, June 12, at the American Legion Hut on O'Daniel Parkway in Grove.

The meeting will include the election of officers and possible amending of the bylaws. For more information, persons interested may contact Ronnie Moore at 918-314-9872.

THU. 06.14

Ukulele Class

Want to learn how to play the Ukulele this summer? The library is adding 25 ukuleles to the collection, so participants can check one out to play. Ernie Williamson Music will lead a three-session class at 4 p.m. on Thursdays. Remaining classes are June 14 and June 21. The event is free but registration is required.

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

Teen Night at Library

Every Thursday, at 5 p.m., this summer, the officials with the Grove Public Library are hosting a series of events for teens - ranging from Anime clubs, pinterest nights, teen movies, tech nights and more. Teens can keep up with what's happening by following @yourlibrarianfriend on instagram.

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

SAT. 06.16

Remembering the 1970s 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 June the sights and sounds of the 1970s 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, June 16.

Participants can then dance to the sounds of the seventies and enjoy a theme-based dinner from 6 to 8:30 p.m. The band Three for the Money will serve as the entertainment.

The evening will conclude by watching Greese, the movie chosen through a survey of Har-Ber Village friends and members. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the movie.

While the music and movie are open to the public free of charge, there is a fee for the meal: non-members - $12 for adults and $7 for children 13 and under, and members - $10 for adults and $5 for children.

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. 06.18

Recorder Karate at the Library

"Become a recorder playing ninja" by taking part in the Recorder Karate class, at 4 p.m., each Monday this summer at the Grove Public Library. Open for students 8 to 11, the lessons will give students a chance to play the recorder and compete to earn "colored belts" for their instrument. Recorders provided by the library. Registration is required.

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

WED. 06.23

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, Aug. 22, Sept. 12, October 31, Nov. 14, and Saturdays, June 15 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. 06.21 to 06.22

Heroes Help for DCCSAN

Volunteers from area Fire, Emergency Medical and Police departments will compete to see which "hero" can raise the most funds for the Delaware County Children's Special Advocacy Network (DCCSAN) from 5 to 9 p.m., Thursday, June 21 and Friday, June 22, at The Parrot in Grove.

Diners have a chance to "tip" their favorite emergency personnel with a donation for DCCSAN. The winning entity will get the traveling trophy. Law Enforcement is the defending champion. Can't go? Donations may be made in advance with the various agencies, (including Grove Fire, Grove EMS and Grove Police) earmarked for the event.

Proceeds will benefit DCCSAN, the child advocacy center for Delaware County. For more information, persons interested may call 918-253-4539.

FRI. 06.29 to 07.01

Thunder on Wolf Creek

The sixth annual Thunder on Wolf Creek, known as the "greatest show on the water," will take place Friday, June 29 to Sunday, July 1, at Wolf Creek Park, Grove.

The event will include three days of fun including 20 heats of hydroplane and runabout boat racing.

Hosted by the Oklahoma Boat Racing Association, the event is sanctioned by the National Boat Racing Association. More than 65 boats, representing teams from 15 states, are expected to participate.

Testing starts at noon, on Friday, June 29. Racing takes place, following opening ceremonies at 12:30 p.m., on Saturday, June 30, and noon, Sunday, July 1.

Admission is free. Participants are encouraged to bring lawn chairs. For more information, persons interested may contact Leonard Miller 918-791-1733 or visit www.thunderonwolfcreek.com or www.facebook.com/ThunderOnWolfCreek.

SAT. 07.07 to 07.08

SDBA at Wolf Creek

Member of the Southern Drag Boat Association will host the Wolf Creek Nationals beginning at 8 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday, July 7 and 8, at Wolf Creek Park in Grove.

The event features drag boats from across the country. Gates open at 8 a.m., each day, with qualifying races beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday and racing beginning at noon on Sunday.

Tickets are $20 for the day or $30 for a weekend pass. Military and first responders buy one, get one free. Kids under 12 are free. Cooler passes are available for $10 per day.

Additionally, a show and shine will take place from 6 to 8 p.m., on Friday, July 6, at the Grove Community Center, 104 West Third, Grove. That event, which coincides with the city's First Friday Food Truck rally, is free to the public.

For more information, persons interested may visit https://sdbaracing.com/ or email jenni@sdbaracing.com.

SAT. 07.21

Great Grand Bobber Drop

The ninth annual Great Grand Bobber Drop will take place on Saturday, July 21, on Grand Lake.

The event begins at 8 a.m., as Sam Williams from the Grand Lake Sports Center drops bobbers - from an airplane - down the middle of Grand Lake at Honey Creek, Sail Boat Bridge, Shangri-La, Bernice and Elk River, and everywhere in between.

Participants are encouraged to find bobbers and bring them to the Grand Lake Sports Center at Third and Main, Grove, to see if it is a winner. 

For more information, persons interested may call 918-786-2300 or visit www.facebook.com/grandlakesportscenter.

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.