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

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, 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.

Grand Lake YMCA Ribs for Kids

Orders are now being taken now through Friday, June 15, for the Ribs for Kids initiative, to benefit the Grand Lake Family YMCA.

For $25 per rack, participants can order freshly smoked baby back ribs, ready to be warmed up and served.

The ribs will be smoked by Dick Seybolt and crew, may be ordered now through Friday, June 15. Ribs will be available for pick up from 4 to 7 p.m., Friday, June 29, 8 a.m. to Noon, Saturday, June 30 and 5 to 7 p.m., Monday, July 2, at the Grove Public School Administration Building on Broadway in Grove.

Funds raised will benefit scholarships for students and adults to participate in programs and membership at the Grand Lake YMCA.

For more information, or to make an order (by check, cash or card), persons interested may call 918-786-5774 or stop by and pay at the YMCA's front desk. Orders can also be placed on Facebook at "Grand Lake Family YMCA".

Heroes Help for DCCSAN

Volunteers from area Fire, Emergency Medical and Police departments will compete to see which "hero" can raise the most funds for the Delaware County Children's Special Advocacy Network (DCCSAN) from 5 to 9 p.m., Thursday, June 21 and Friday, June 22, at The Parrot in Grove.

Diners have a chance to "tip" their favorite emergency personnel with a donation for DCCSAN. The winning entity will get the traveling trophy. Law Enforcement is the defending champion. Can't go? Donations may be made in advance with the various agencies, (including Grove Fire, Grove EMS and Grove Police) earmarked for the event.

Proceeds will benefit DCCSAN, the child advocacy center for Delaware County. For more information, persons interested may call 918-253-4539.

Great Grand Bobber Drop

The ninth annual Great Grand Bobber Drop will take place on Saturday, July 21, on Grand Lake.

The event begins at 8 a.m., as Sam Williams from the Grand Lake Sports Center drops bobbers - from an airplane - down the middle of Grand Lake at Honey Creek, Sail Boat Bridge, Shangri-La, Bernice and Elk River, and everywhere in between.

Participants are encouraged to find bobbers and bring them to the Grand Lake Sports Center at Third and Main, Grove, to see if it is a winner.

For more information, persons interested may call 918-786-2300 or visit