TUE. 09.04

Live It Up Conference Prayer

Volunteers and organizers with the Live It Up Conference will host a time of prayer at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 4, in the parking lot of the Grove High School Performing Arts Center.

This will be a time of corporate and individual prayer for the free Live It Up women’s conference set for Saturday, Sept. 8, at the PAC.

For more information about the conference, persons interested may visit www.facebook.com/LiveItUp2018.

TUE. 09.04 to 09.08

Delaware County Free Fair

The Delaware County Free Fair will take place from Tuesday, Sept. 4 to Saturday, Sept. 8, at the Delaware County Fairgrounds, located between Jay and Grove on Highway 10.

The events include:

• Tuesday, Sept. 4: Check in of indoor exhibits from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Rabbit show: registration from 3:30 to 5 p.m., show at 6 p.m.

• Wednesday, Sept. 5: Check in of baked goods, flowers, and live plants: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Indoor exhibit judging begins at 9:30 a.m.

• Thursday, Sept. 6: Indoor exhibits for viewing: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Poultry show: registration from 3:30 to 5 p.m., show at 6 p.m.

• Friday, Sept. 7: Tractor driving contest: 9 a.m.; Indoor exhibits for viewing: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Horse show: registration at 5 p.m., show at 6:30 p.m.

• Saturday, Sept. 8: Livestock check in: 8 to 9 a.m.; Delaware County Farm Show 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Livestock judging contest: 9:30 a.m.; Stick Horse race: 11 a.m.; Goat ribbon race: 11 a.m.; Bucket Calf Showmanship: 11:30 a.m.; Farm Family presentation: 12:30 p.m.; Livestock Show begins at 1 p.m.; Mutton Busting, following livestock show; Tractor pull: registration from 4 to 5 p.m., pull at 6 p.m., $1 entry at gate per person; exhibits released: 5 p.m.

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 September Food Truck Friday from 3 to 7 p.m., 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.

SAT. 09.08

Chicken meeting in Kansas

The next public meeting for the Citizens concerned about chicken houses in southern Delaware County will take place from 2 to 5 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 8, at the Kansas High School Event Center.

38th Anniversary at Bible Baptist

The Reed Family will be the special guests at the 38th Anniversary and Dinner, set for 5 to 8 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 8, at Bible Baptist Church, Grove.

The event will include food, bounce houses, cotton candy, popcorn and drinks. The events are free and open to the public.

The church is located at 28050S. 630 Road, Grove. For more information, persons interested may call 918-787-1779.

Monthly Community Sing

Volunteers at Grove Assembly of God the monthly gospel sing, at 6 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 8, at the church, 29080 South 637 Road (east Highway 10), Grove.

The event will include a mix of gospel and contemporary music. Singers/groups are encouraged to take part. This month's featured singers are The Victory Men, a group of gospel singers from Southwest City, Missouri.

A love offering will be received. Nursery care is available.

For more information, persons interested may call Bud Keith at 417-775-4121 or Pastor Tony Wisdom at 918-344-0619.

Roadkill Chili Bowl Cook-Off

Entries are now being sought for the 13th annual Roadkill Chili Bowl Cook-off, set for 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 8, during the Delaware County Farm Show, at the 2018 Delaware County Free Fair.

Categories, and entry fees include: businesses, $15, non-profit, $10, school, $5, individual (19 years and above), $5, and youth (18 years and under), $5,

Checks may be made payable to the Jay Chamber of Commerce.

For more information, persons interested may contact Becki Farley at 918-801-8885 or Robyn Kirby at 918-253-4844, or email information@jaychamber.org.

Live It Up 2018

The Live It Up 2018 Women’s Conference will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 8, at the Grove High School Performing Arts Center.

The event, sponsored by Lori Klickman and Outside of the Ordinary, will feature Klickman, Patti Beth Anderson and Susie Niehus as the keynote speakers, as well as a concert by Grove's own Rachel Jackson-Tuttle.

The free, faith-based event is designed for women of all ages between middle school and senior adult.

For more information, persons interested may email outsideofordinary.lori@gmail.com or visit www.facebook.com/LiveItUp2018.

To register, persons may visit https://outsideofordinary.org.

DelCo Tractor & Truck Pull

The Delaware County Free Fair Tractor & Truck Pull will take place on Saturday, Sept. 8, at the Delaware County Fairgrounds.

Registration will take place at 4 to 5 p.m., with the event beginning at 6 p.m. Admission is $1 per person at the gate. Tractors will pull first, then trucks.

To enter the tractor pull, the cost is $10 per pull, 2,500 to 8,000 pounds, 500 pound increase increments.

To enter the truck pull, cost is $10 per pull. Two weight classes will be offered, 8,500 pounds and under and 8,501 and over.

For more information, or to pre-register, persons interested may call 530-586-1862 or email the fair board at delcofairboard@gmail.com.

SUN. 09.09 to 09.23

Biblical Fall Feasts in Fairland

Members of the community are invited to attend three biblical Fall Feasts during the month of September hosted by Curt Landry Ministries at House of David in Fairland.

The first will take place at 6 p.m., on Sunday, Sept. 9, for Rosh Hashanah, with both a celebration and immersion. Rosh Hashanah, the feast of trumpets, begins the biblical new year.

The second, in celebration of Yom Kippur, will take place at 7 p.m., on Tuesday, Sept. 18. Yom Kippur, or the day of atonement, is designed to be a time of repentance and reflection.

The third, a Sukkot Celebration, will take place at 6 p.m., on Sunday, Sept. 23. Sukkot, or the feast of the tabernacles, is designed to help believers have a renewed spirit as they meditate on their covenant relationship with the Lord.

House of David meets bi-weekly in Fairland. Services take place at 7 p.m., on Wednesdays and 7:45 p.m., on Fridays. The church offers ministries for children, youth and adults.

House of David is located at 22500 South Highway 125, Fairland. For more information, persons interested may call 800-208-8923 or visit www.curtlandry.com/newevents.

TUE. 09.11

DelCo Farmers Union to meet

Members of the Delaware County Farmers Union, a farm organization of the American Farmers & Ranchers Insurance, will host their annual meeting at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 11.

There will be no dinner or door prizes, in order to continue funding youth programs and scholarships. For more information, persons interested may call 918-786-2155 or 918-422-5457.

THU. 09.13

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

Bible Study Fellowship

Grove's Bible Study Fellowship will kick off at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 13, with a special "back to study" night featuring food trucks.

The study meets at 6:30 p.m., each Thursday at First United Methodist Church, 1005 Leisure Road, Grove. For more information, persons interested may email Pamela Stamper at psstamper@icloud.com.

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.

REC Day

REC Day, known as Northeast Oklahoma Electric Cooperative’s annual meeting, takes place this year on Saturday, Sept. 16 at the Grove Civic Center, 1702 South Main, Grove.

Events begin at 8 a.m., with free donuts and coffee, and arts and crafts booths, on the civic center parking lot.

Inside the civic center, participants will register for the meeting, vote for representatives and visit a variety of vendors.

The event will also include an outdoor kidzone, complete with games, prizes, and student registration for computer drawings.

Live music will take place both inside and outside of the civic center.

Registration is open from 8 a.m. until noon on Saturday, Sept. 16, at the Grove Civic Center. Participants do not have to be present to win most of the door prizes.

Pelivan Transit at REC Day

Members of the Pelivan Transit team will provide transportation to and from the parking to the annual REC Day at the Grove Civic Center from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 15.

Four ADA accessible shuttle buses will transport individuals from the dedicated REC Day parking area at 1718 South Broadway Street, Grove, to the Grove Civic Center at 1702 South Main.

Celebrating 50 years in Grove

The 50th Anniversary Celebration for Har-Ber Village will take place on Saturday, Sept. 15, at the village located at 4404 West 20th Street, Grove.

The event will kick off at 2 p.m., at the picnic pavilion with a special ceremony including live music, community members and government officials.

It will also include birthday cake and ice cream for all who attend. Persons are encouraged to share their stories about the village and the couple who started it all.

A tailgate dinner at the Cafe at Har-Ber Village will begin at 5 p.m., reservations are recommended. At 6 p.m., the Cool Breeze band will take the stage, and at 8:30 p.m., the movie Remember the Titans will be offered on the outdoor screen.

The music and movie are free of charge, persons attending are asked to bring their lawn chairs or blankets.

All of the activities scheduled for this day are included with regular admission unless otherwise noted. Regular Har-Ber Village Museum hours are 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; closed Tuesday and Wednesday.

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.

SAT. 09.22

Taste of Grand

Culinary connoisseurs will travel from near and far for Grand Lake’s premier food and wine tasting event, Taste of Grand, set for 6 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 22 at 900 East 13 Street, in the parking lot of INTEGRIS Grove Hospital in Grove.

Taste of Grand, designed as a fundraiser for the INTEGRIS Foundation, is presented by major event sponsor, Bank of Grove. More than 30 food and wine vendors are scheduled to take place offering food and drinks.

Taste of Grand tickets are $85 and may be purchased at Grove area banks starting Sept. 1, or online at TasteOfGrand.com.

All proceeds benefit the INTEGRIS Foundation, a nonprofit organization that funds continuing advancements in local health care and medical treatments for those in need.

For more information, persons interested may visit the Taste of Grand Facebook page or www.tasteofgrand.com or call Kristi Wallace at 918-399-4392.

SAT. 09.29

Jay All School Reunion

Volunteers with the Jay High School Alumni Association will host the All School Reunion from 6 to 9 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 29, at Bulldog Arena. 

Tickets are $15 per person, for the event and the hamburger/hot dog meal. A chocolate table will be available for $5 per plate.

All proceeds go to the scholarship fund for Jay Seniors.

The alumni association meeting will take place prior to the reunion at 5 p.m. That meeting is free, but a ticket will be needed if staying for the reunion.

For more information, persons interested may call David Dunham, 918-801-6838, or visit the Jay High School Alumni Association's Facebook page by searching "Jay High School Alumni Association."

FRI. 10.07 to 10.08

Girls' Grand Getaway Weekend

Mark those calendars and save the date. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 5 and 6 is the Girls' Grand Getaway, sponsored by the Grove Area Chamber of Commerce, the Grove Sun and Grove area merchants.

The weekend will combine the the events of the Seventh Annual Grand Lake Women's Expo, along with a variety of things in and around Grove.

The expo, a fixture on Grand Lake since 2013, is a premier event for all things health, beauty and lifestyle for women. It takes place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., on Saturday at the Grove Civic Center.

Vendors may register at http://bit.ly/GrandExpo2018 to attend the event. Non profits are encouraged to register, free of charge.

Other events include a Grove Merchants' Open House on Friday and Saturday, and a “Running for the Girls” 5k Fun Run on Saturday.

The run, sponsored by officials with the Grove Area Chamber of Commerce, will benefit the INTEGRIS Grove Foundation’s Cancer Fund.

Participants may sign up for the 5K Run at www.Groveok.org, on the "Girls Grand Gateway Weekend" tab, under the "About Grove" section.

Additionally, Saturday events include the Brush and Palette Gallery paint party at the gallery on Fourth Street, and the Vintage on the Creek fall gathering, featuring craft and food trucks taking place next door to the Grove Civic Center.

On Saturday evening, a Chuckwagon Dinner and Dance will take place at Har-Ber Village. The annual event draws people from across the region for an evening of cowboy themed fun.

For more information, persons interested may call the Grove Sun office at 918-786-2228 or Crain at 918-786-9079.

SAT. 10.08

Seventh Annual Women's Expo

The Seventh Annual Grand Lake's Women's Expo will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Grove Civic Center, 1702 South Main, Grove. The expo is part of the Girls' Grand Getaway weekend.

Vendors may register by visiting: http://bit.ly/GrandExpo2018. Non profits are invited to have a booth at no charge.

For additional information, persons interested may contact 918-786-2228 or cfranklin@gatehousemedia.com.

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.

ONGOING

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 calvary000@centurytel.net.

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.

Spotlight Event

Roadkill Chili Bowl Cook-Off

Entries are now being sought for the 13th annual Roadkill Chili Bowl Cook-off, set for 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 8, during the Delaware County Farm Show, at the 2018 Delaware County Free Fair.

Categories, and entry fees include: businesses, $15, non-profit, $10, school, $5, individual (19 years and above), $5, and youth (18 years and under), $5,

Checks may be made payable to the Jay Chamber of Commerce.

For more information, persons interested may contact Becki Farley at 918-801-8885 or Robyn Kirby at 918-253-4844, or email information@jaychamber.org.

Spotlight Event

DelCo Farmers Union to meet

Members of the Delaware County Farmers Union, a farm organization of the American Farmers & Ranchers Insurance, will host their annual meeting at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 11.

There will be no dinner or door prizes, in order to continue funding youth programs and scholarships. For more information, persons interested may call 918-786-2155 or 918-422-5457.