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

Big Vision Day

The next Business Seminar, organized by members of the Grove Area Chamber of Commerce will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday, May 22, at Trinity Baptist Church in Grove.

The seminar, sponsored AAA Business Systems, costs $10 for chamber members and $15 for non-members. The price includes both the seminar and lunch.

The training, led by Higher Vision, will teach participants how to “maximize” their rolodexes, increase networking skills, and have a “bigger vision for business and organizations.”

Seating is limited. Participants are asked to call 918-786-9079 for details and to reserve a spot.

Trinity Baptist Church is located at 400 South Main, Grove.

Cookout to benefit HELP Center

Volunteers with Crye-Leike Realtors in Grove will host their annual fundraising cookout from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (or until the food runs out) on Wednesday, May 24, at the office on Main Street, in Grove.

This year's proceeds from the meal will benefit the Christian H.E.L.P. Center. Advance donations may be made at the Crye-Leike office, Pit Stop Cafe, Hott Box Cafe, Drakes or Rib Crib, prior to May 24.

The meal will include hamburgers, hot dogs, chips and drink for a requested donation of $5. A drive-thru option and delivery option will also be available.

During the day, the group will also celebrate Bob Duffield's 65th birthday - with birthday cake for all who attend the event.

For more information, persons interested may call Brinda Russell at 918-353-4009.

AARP Driver Safety Program

Local classes for the AARP Driver Safety Program will take place once a month, now until December. The one-day course is six hours in length. Drivers will be able to obtain a discount from their insurance carriers for taking the course.

The classes are open to all interested drivers, including those who have taken it in the past. Upcoming class dates are Wednesdays, May 24, Aug. 22, Sept. 12, October 31, Nov. 14, and Saturdays, June 16 and Dec. 8.

For more information, or to learn the time and location of an individual class, persons interested may call Frank Houck at 918-787-6532 or 918-801-5766.

First Friday Wine Share

The First Friday Wine Share will take place at 6 p.m. Friday, June 1, at the Grand Lake Sailing Club, 31650 South 605 Road, Grove.

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

This month's theme is “boating.”

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, or call 918-786-9888.

Toes in Grand Summer Kickoff Festival

Officials with the Grove Area Chamber of Commerce and the Grove Convention and Tourism Bureau will host the first "Toes in Grand" Summer Kickoff Festival, on Friday, June 1, and Saturday, June 2, at Wolf Creek Park in Grove.

The event will feature the largest free Trop Rock Music Festival in the Four-State Region including bands from Texas, Oklahoma and Missouri, as well as fun activities, contests and more.

It will also kick off the summer's Food Truck Friday, with food trucks being at the festival both Friday and Saturday.

The weekend's events include an open car show, 5K Fun Run, Kids Zone, vendors, and more.

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

Food Truck Friday

Officials with the Grove Convention and Tourism Bureau will host the June Food Truck Friday on Friday, June 1 and Saturday, June 2, as part of the "Toes in Grand" summer festival.

The event takes place both days at Wolf Creek Park.

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