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

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.

The bingo nights will serve as a fundraiser for the American Legion, with the purpose to help additional veterans and their families, as well as the youth in the local area, with the various American Legion programs.

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,

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:

• Thursday, June 28 - 10 a.m. - Delaware County Community Partnership, at the chamber office, 9630 US Highway 59, Grove.

• Thursday, June 28 - 10:30 a.m. - Pritchard's Guide Service, at the chamber office, 9630 US Highway 59, Grove.

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

Paul Porter Memorial Youth Police Academy

Applications are now being accepted for the Paul Porter Memorial Youth Police Academy, part of the Grove Police Department.

The academy will take place from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday, July 16 to Friday, July 20, in Grove.

The Youth Academy is a program that shows our youth the ins and outs of what the police department does on a daily basis. Students will have the opportunity to get a “hands on” approach with organized demonstrations. Some of the topics we go over during the academy include: Tactical searches, Traffic stops, Domestic violence, Crime scene investigation, Drug investigation, Dispatch/ E911, MILO (Shoot/Don’t shoot simulator) and more.

The academy is open to students 13 to 18, lunch and class shirts will be provided. The event is free. A graduation ceremony will take place at 6 p.m., on Friday, July 20. Classes will be held at the GPD training center.

The event is free, however registration is required by Friday, June 29. For more information, person interested may pick up an application at the Grove Police Department at 11 East Third, Grove, or call 918-786-6121.

Thunder on Wolf Creek

The sixth annual Thunder on Wolf Creek, known as the "greatest show on the water," will take place Friday, June 29 to Sunday, July 1, at Wolf Creek Park, Grove.

The event will include three days of fun including 20 heats of hydroplane and runabout boat racing.

Hosted by the Oklahoma Boat Racing Association, the event is sanctioned by the National Boat Racing Association. More than 65 boats, representing teams from 15 states, are expected to participate.

Testing starts at noon, on Friday, June 29. Racing takes place, following opening ceremonies at 12:30 p.m., on Saturday, June 30, and noon, Sunday, July 1.

Admission is free. Participants are encouraged to bring lawn chairs. For more information, persons interested may contact Leonard Miller 918-791-1733 or visit or

SDBA at Wolf Creek

Member of the Southern Drag Boat Association will host the Wolf Creek Nationals beginning at 8 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday, July 7 and 8, at Wolf Creek Park in Grove.

The event features drag boats from across the country. Gates open at 8 a.m., each day, with qualifying races beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday and racing beginning at noon on Sunday.

Tickets are $20 for the day or $30 for a weekend pass. Military and first responders buy one, get one free. Kids under 12 are free. Cooler passes are available for $10 per day.

Additionally, a show and shine will take place from 6 to 8 p.m., on Friday, July 6, at the Grove Community Center, 104 West Third, Grove. That event, which coincides with the city's First Friday Food Truck rally, is free to the public.

For more information, persons interested may visit or email

Food Truck Friday

Officials with the Grove Convention and Tourism Bureau will host the July Food Truck Friday on Friday, July 6, with a "show and shine" featuring SDBA drag boats.

The event takes place at the Grove Community Center, Third and Broadway, Grove..

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.

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

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.