Mullin Meet and Greet
U.S. Rep. Markwayne Mullin will host a meet and greet from 5 to 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 22, at the Parrot in Grove.
WED. 08.22 to 08.25
Will Rogers Memorial Rodeo in Vinita
The 82nd Will Rogers Memorial Rodeo will take place Wednesday, Aug. 22, to Saturday, Aug. 25, at the rodeo grounds in Vinita.
The event includes 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.
JOM meeting in Colcord
A parent/guardian meeting for Johnson O'Malley eligible students will take place at 4 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 23, at the Colcord Middle School.
The meeting is designed to help encourage parent involvement in the coming year within the Colcord School District.
For more information, persons interested may contact Remington Rogers at 919-326-4107 ext. 322.
Public Meeting Regarding Chicken Houses
A public meeting, designed to talk about a growing concern about chicken house expansions in southern Delaware County will take place from 1 to 3 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 25, at the Kansas High School Event Center in Kansas.
Representatives from poultry growers, Cherokee Nation, elected officials and others, have been invited to attend.
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.
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.
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.
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.
ESA - Zeta Alpha Chapter To Meet
Members of the ESA - Zeta Alpha Chapter will meet at 7 p.m., on Thursday, Sept. 13, at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Grove.
For more information, or membership details, persons interested may call Karon Wheat at 918-787-5434.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com
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.
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.
Emergency Food Assistance Program
The Jay Community Chapel, Seventh and Krause, Jay is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., on the third Tuesday and Wednesday. It covers the entire Jay School District. For more information, persons interested may call 918-253-4334 or 918-253-7447 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.
City of Jay
Officials with the City of Jay will test tornado sirens at noon on the first Wednesday of every month.
Jay Fire Department
Officials with the City of Jay offers Jay Fire Department memberships for anyone living outside Jay city limits and needing one for home insurance purposes.
The cost is $50 a year and is based upon a schedule. For more information, or to purchase a membership, persons interested may contact the Jay city clerk at 918-253-4148 or Jay City Hall at 918-253-4307.
AA and NA Meetings in Colcord
Struggling with addiction? Nothing works? Try a God centered solution Colcord Sunday evening Recovery meets 5 p.m. at the East (back) entrance, Colcord First Baptist Church. Colcord Tuesday night Alcoholics Anonymous, First Baptist Church basement at 7 p.m.
Open meeting. All beliefs and denominations welcome. Colcord Friday night Narcotics Anonymous meeting at 7 p.m., 538 East Main, Colcord, basement entrance.
NA Meetings in Jay
The Last Chance Group, which helps those dealing with narcotics addiction, meets at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Saturdays every week.
Meetings take place in the Jay Senior Citizens Center at 816 South Main Street in Jay. For more information, persons interested may contact Jesse Stroud at 918-964-0609.
Talbot Library & Museum House
Talbot Library & Museum House is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday located at 500 South Colcord Avenue. Closed holidays. For more information or group tours, persons interested may call 918-326-4532.
Free Eye Exam of Glasses
The Jay Lions Club offers free eye exam or glasses. To qualify, a person must be income eligible and carry no insurance. For more information, persons interested may call Kay Pickup or Sarah Foreman at 918-253-8542 for an application.
Addiction Support Group
Red Willow Counseling Services and Calvary Baptist Church are sponsoring an “Addictions Support Group” at 7:30 p.m., on Thursday. The group meets at Calvary Baptist Church, 7727 Cedar Drive in West Siloam Springs.
The group is open to recovering addicts and their families. Calvary Baptist Church is located on Old Highway 33 (Cedar Drive), between White Oak Road and Moseley School Road, in West Siloam Springs. For more information, persons interested may contact Calvary Baptist Church at 918-422-5922 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Faith Mission Church Mission
The Faith Mission Church mission is open from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Monday through Wednesday. It offers free clothes, shoes, coats and toys. Donations are welcome.
Narcotics Anonymous Meetings
Narcotic Anonymous Meetings take place at noon on Monday, 7 p.m., on Tuesday, noon on Thursday, and 7 p.m., Saturday, at the Jay Senior Center, 816 South Main, Jay. For more information, persons interested may call 918-521-8914.