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.

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 Le Cathey at 918-786-9860.

Indian Taco Fundraiser

An Indian Taco Fundraiser will take place at Nu Taste Restaurant in Grove from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., on Tuesday, Oct. 2.

The event is dine in, carry out or delivery (in Grove). No regular menu items will be available during the event. The funds will be used to help the Grove Posse raise funds for their children's gift program.

For more information, or to call or text orders, persons interested may call 918-964-0951 or 918-314-9110.

Red Cross Blood Drive in Jay

Volunteer with the American Red Cross will host a blood drive from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 3, at the Jay Community Center, on Ninth Street, in Jay.

For appointments, persons interested may call Virginia Cordell at 918-801-6788 or 1-800-Red-Cross.

Fishing Derby

Members of the Good Shepherd Hospice Team will host a fishing derby for area nursing home residents from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Wolf Creek Park in Grove. For more information, persons interested may call 918-801-8486.

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 Donnie Crain at 918-786-9079.

Fairland City Wide Garage Sale

Residents of Fairland will host a city-wide garage sale beginning at 8 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 6, throughout the town.

Signups can be made by Oct. 1, at Mr. D’s or Crafton’s Station, in order to get on the map.

Maps will be available at those locations beginning on Oct. 4. Sites available at the city park on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, persons interested may call 918-409-8396.

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.

Chuckwagon dinner at Har-Ber Village

The annual Chuck Wagon Dinner and Dance Under the Stars will take place at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Har-Ber Village Event Tent.

The event will include food by Timbered-In Catering, and music provided by Stone Country.

The meal will include Pulled Pork, Smoked Sausage, Three Meat Baked Beans, Cheesy Potatoes, Green Salad, Breads, Cobbler and Ice Cream, and Wine and Beer.

Tickets are $75 per person or $750 for a table. Tickets must be purchased by Monday, Oct. 1. Seating is limited to 150.

For more information, persons interested may call 918-786-6446 or visit har-bervillage.com.

Vintage By the Creek Fall Party

Popup vendors with Vintage By The Creek will host a fall sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 6, at the outdoor market, 1621 South Broadway Street, Grove.

In the event of inclement weather, the event will move inside the Grove Civic Center along with the Grove Sun's Women's Expo.

For more information, persons interested may call 918-791-1849 or visit the Facebook page by searching "Vintage-by-the-Creek".

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.

Jay Fall Fest

Volunteers from the City of Jay will host a Fall Fest from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20, on the Delaware County Courthouse lawn.

The event will include music, food trucks, lawn games, bounce houses, face painting, vendors, and more. The event will be free and open to the public.

Vendors ranging from arts and crafts, home goods, bath and body products, clothing and jewelry are encouraged to attend.

For more information, or to reserve a vendor space, persons interested may contact Camrine Thompson at 918-253-4148 or 918-705-1898, or email cityofjay4@gmail.com. Applications may also be found at the Jay City Hall during normal business hours, or via the Google Form on the City of Jay/Jay Utilities Authority Facebook page.

Grove Springs Cultural District Art Festival

The second Grove Springs Cultural District Art Festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Grove Community Center, in Grove.

Visual artists from the Grand Lake region are encouraged to set up booths inside the Community Center, Rooms 6 and 7, or in downtown participating businesses.

Booths in the Community Center are available for only $25 per 8 by 10-foot booth.

Applications may be obtained from the organization's Facebook page and locally at the Brush & Palette Club, Wed. through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Heart & Soul Gallery, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., with applications in the mail slot after hours; Redemption Implements, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday to Saturday and Noon to 5 p.m. on Wednesday; Gallery Southwest, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday to Saturday; and the Grove Public Library during business hours.

Businesses in the cultural district, essentially Grove’s downtown area, who wish to sponsor an artist in or in front of their business during the festival should contact Suzanne Boles at 918-786-5871 for inclusion in future promotions.

Businesses outside the designated district are encouraged to find ways to support the arts that day as well.

A program on the ever growing popularity of Barn Quilts will be presented at 1 p.m., in room 4 of the community center, by Recia Garcia and Lynda Latta, OSU Extension Educators.

A special contest for students with art entries made from recyclable plastic is in the planning stage. Information on this contest will be available after October 1 at the Grove Public Library. Students are encouraged to explore websites with such searches as ‘kids art made from recyclable plastic” and “earth day art projects with recycled materials.”

For more information, or to submit a visual artist application, persons interested may leave a message at 918-786-5871.

Punkin Chunkin in Vinita

Members of the Vinita Area Chamber of Commerce will host the Fourth Annual Route 66 Punkin Chunkin Fest on Saturday, Oct. 27, at John's Tractor Works, 444934 U.S. Highway 60/66, in Vinita.

Air cannons, catapults, and trebuchets (among other machines) will all be found on the firing line at this year’s festival.

Categories will include youth, amateur, professional, and air cannon, meaning multiple teams will proudly get to call themselves chunker champions. The event is a great opportunity for kids of all ages to build something with their hands and engage in some friendly competition.

The Punkin Chunkin is more than a high-flying competition. It’s a festival including food trucks, arts and crafts, and live music. A new feature this year is a Dutch oven cooking competition.

Free activities for the kids include pumpkin bowling, pumpkin decorating, face painting, and more. Gates will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. General admission is $5. Children four and under are free. Spectators are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on.

For more information, persons interested may visit www.vinita.com/events or call 918-256-733.