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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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.
WED. 09.25 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:
• 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.
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.
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 email@example.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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.