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

Bingo at the American Legion

Members of Grove’s American Legion Qualate-Pritchard Post 178 will begin hosting bingo at 6 p.m., on Saturdays, at the American Legion building located at 114 Broadway at the corner of O'Daniel Parkway and Broadway.

The family-friendly event is open to people of all ages. It will be smoke, alcohol and drug free. A concession will be available with soda, water, tea, coffee, popcorn, nachos, chips, candy bars and other snacks.

Payouts will be in cash, with the prize amounts depending upon the number of packets being played. Participants are asked to arrive early to purchase packets as bingo will start promptly at 6 p.m.

For more information, persons interested may contact Debbie Gordon, Grove American Legion POC at 405-315-8576, gordonx2@sbcglobal.net.

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. 08.21 to 08.25

Will Rogers Memorial Rodeo in Vinita

The 82nd Will Rogers Memorial Rodeo will take place Tuesday, Aug. 21, to Saturday, Aug. 25, at the rodeo grounds in Vinita.

The event includes Slack Night at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 21, and rodeo performances at 8 p.m., on Wednesday, Aug. 22, Thursday, Aug. 23, Friday, Aug. 24, and Saturday, Aug. 25.

Tickets are $16 for a chute seat, $14 for box seats, $12 for general admission. Children birth to 5 years are free every night with a paying adult. Children 6 to 12 years are $5 with paying adult. A four-day pass is $25 in advance.

For more information, or to purchase tickets, persons interested may call Sue Ayres at 918-244-0265 or 918-788-3756.

WED. 08.22

All Settlers' Day Reunion

All Settlers' Day Reunion, will take place from 12:30 to 3 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 22, in Vinita. 

The event is organized by the Vinita Area Chamber of Commerce and includes a time of food and music. 

For more information, persons interested may call 918-256-7133.

SAT. 08.25

City of Jay Park Grand Opening

Volunteers and officials from the City of Jay will host a Grand Re-Opening for the newly remodeled city park from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., on Saturday, Aug. 25.

The event will include a hot dog feed provided by members of the Jay Lions Club, as well as a free swim session at the city pool.

“Nanyehi” at Tribal Film Festival in Tahlequah

The short film “Nanyehi” will be presented at the 2018 Tribal Film Festival on Saturday, Aug. 25 in the Webb Auditorium at Northeastern State University.

The screening begins at 7 p.m. and will be followed by a Q&A session with producers and cast, including Becky Hobbs, Winnie Guess Perdue, Travis Fite and David Barnoski.

The film shares the story of Nancy Ward, legendary Cherokee warrior turned peacemaker, and her role in the fight to preserve tribal land in the 18th century. The struggle between peace and war is skillfully depicted by a local cast of 44 from northeast Oklahoma, the vast majority being Cherokee Nation citizens.

The screening is open to the public and free to attend. Guests are asked to RSVP by calling 918-219-4720 or by visiting the festival’s Facebook page at Facebook.com/TFFest. The Webb Auditorium at NSU is located at 610 N. Grand in Tahlequah.

For more information about the Tribal Film Festival, persons interested may visit TribalFilmFestival.org.

TUE. 08.28

DelCo Democrats to Meet

Delaware County Associate District Judge Candidate David Crutchfield will speak at the next meeting of the Delaware County Democrats.

The meeting takes place at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 28, at the Democratic Headquarters, 308 South Main Street, Grove.

For more information, persons interested may call Vicke Adams, county chairman, at 405-612-3791.

SAT. 09.01 to 09.02

Grove High School Class of 1968 Reunion

Members of the Grove High School Class of 1968 will host their 50th Class Reunion and Grove All-School Reunion, set for Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 1 and 2 in Grove.

The Class of 1968 will meet for dinner at 6 p.m., on Saturday, Sept. 1, at Ladine Barnett Boyle’s home.

The Grove All-School Reunion will take place beginning at 2 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 2, at the Grove Middle School Auditorium.

For more information, persons interested may call 918-964-0990.

SUN. 09.02

GHS All School Reunion

The Grove All-School Reunion will take place beginning at 2 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 2, at the Grove Middle School Auditorium.

For more information, persons interested may call 918-964-0990.

TUE. 09.04 to 10.23

ASL Lessons in Grove

Registration is now being taken for an eight week course on American Sign Language.

The course, taught from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., on Tuesdays, Sept. 4 to Oct. 23, will take place at the Grove Public Library.

The lessons will focus on the alphabet, numbers, conversational words and the deaf culture.

For more information, or to register, persons interested may call 918-786-2945.

THU. 09.06 to 09.27

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:

• Williams Trinity Group, 10 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 6, at the Chamber office.

• Edward Jones Investments, 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 6, 204 South Mill Street, Grove.

• Webb Insurance, 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 26, 1103 East 13th Street, Grove.

• Sugar'd Spoon Bakery, 10 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 27, 103 West Third, Grove.

• Tulsa Diamond House, 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 27, 13 West Third, Grove.

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

FRI. 09.07

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.

During the Friday, Sept. 7, meeting, the guild's own Kay Dingwell from Grove will talk about embellishments on clothing, quilts, and more. After the meeting she will hold a workshop on this topic.

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.

Members are already at work on the 2019 Quilt show, with the theme “Our Oklahoma Home”, with a “Hearts to Hands” donation quilt that features the “Road to Oklahoma” pattern.

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

Food Truck Friday

Officials with the Grove Convention and Tourism Bureau will host the August Food Truck Friday on Friday, Sept. 7, with a tailgate party at the Grove High School football field.

The event is free, and open to the public. Participants are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and enjoy the evening. Some food trucks are cash only. Other take credit/debit cards.

First Friday Wine Share

The First Friday Wine Share will take place at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7, at the Har-Ber Village, 4404 West 20th Road, Grove.

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

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.

THU. 09.13 to 09.14

Murder Comes A Courtin’

Volunteers at Har-Ber Village in Grove are at work preparing for the Murder Comes A Courtin’, an 1800s murder mystery on Thursday and Friday, Sept. 13 and 14, at Har-Ber Village in Grove.

The event is designed as a fundraiser for the frontier attraction as it celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.

The donation of $40 per person includes a guided tour of Har-Ber Village and all of the “murderous activities” that happen during the event. Because of the nature of the event, participants must be 18 years old or older.

The evening will also include entertainment, dinner, “white lightnin’” and saloon girls. A cast of more than 65 community members have volunteered to make the evening happen.

Tickets are available at the village at 4404 West 20th Street, Grove, or on its website or by calling 918-786-6446. Tickets to the murder mystery are limited.

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.

WED. 10.10 to 10.13

2018 Pelican Festival

The 35th Annual Pelican Festival will take place Wednesday to Saturday, Oct. 10 to 13, at Wolf Creek Park in Grove.

The carnival, by Pride Amusements, will kick things off on Wednesday, with other activities taking place on Friday and Saturday.

Vendors for the arts and craft show, are now being sought. Booth rental space is $75 for a 10x10 space for both days. Nonprofit rate is $50.

The event will include arts and crafts show, Pelican sightseeing boat tours, live and exciting entertainment under the tent Friday night and Saturday afternoon and night, and fall festivities for the whole family.

For more information, persons interested may visit www.grandlakefun.com, email jessica@GLAOK.comcall or call 918-786-2289.

SAT. 10.20

Zena Fall Fest

Volunteers with Zena Baptist Church and the Zena Community Center will host the Zena Fall Fest from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20, at the community center in Zena.

The event will include an assortment of activities including a car show, bounce houses and games for children, a hot pepper and pie eating contest, a root beer and Mt. Dew chugging contest, a pumpkin carving contest and more.

The car show will take place with registration from 9 a.m. to noon, judging from noon to 1:30 p.m., and awards at 2 p.m.

Entries submitted before Oct. 18, are $10, day of show registration is $15. Multiple classes are available. Dash plaques are available for the first 30 entries.

Concessions will be available throughout the day. The evening events will include a community hayride at 6 p.m., and a hot dog roast at 7 p.m.

The community center is located at 36187 South 575 Road, Jay. For more information, persons interested may contact Rick Thomas, pastor of Zena Baptist Church, at 918-314-1218 or rileth63@gmail.com

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.