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.
Kid Events at Library
Every Tuesday, at 1 p.m., during the summer, there will be some type of kid event at the library - ranging from an architect academy, book clubs, slime lab and more. The events are free and open to the public.
The Grove library is located at 1140 NEO Loop, Grove. For more information, persons interested may call 918-786-2945.
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 www.groveok.org or 918-786-9079.
Teen Night at Library
Every Thursday, at 5 p.m., this summer, the officials with the Grove Public Library are hosting a series of events for teens - ranging from Anime clubs, pinterest nights, teen movies, tech nights and more. Teens can keep up with what's happening by following @yourlibrarianfriend on instagram.
The Grove library is located at 1140 NEO Loop, Grove. For more information, persons interested may call 918-786-2945.
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.
FRI. 06.29 to 07.01
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 www.thunderonwolfcreek.com or www.facebook.com/ThunderOnWolfCreek.
Huckleberry Festival 5K Fun Run
The annual Stan Jones & Caleb Bardwell Memorial 5K & Fun Run will take place on Saturday, June 30, at J.B. Earp Stadium in Jay.
The fun run starts at 7:30 a.m., while the 5K begins at 8 a.m. Registration begins at 6 p.m.
Day of registration is $25 for the 5K and $15 for the fun run.
To register online persons interested may visit https://runsignup.com/huckleberryrun with code: huckleberry.
Church Yard Sale
Volunteers at Lake Center Baptist Church will host a free yard sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, June 30, at the church, 29020 South Highway 125 on Monkey Island
While the yard sale is free, financial donations will be appreciated. For more information, persons interested may call 918-257-5202.
Huckleberry Festival in the Park
A series of events, connected with Huckleberry Festival, will take place on Saturday, June 30 at the Jay City Park.
An open swim session - free to participants - from 4 to 8 p.m.
A benefit hog fry for Leisa Brewster takes place beginning at 5 p.m., until gone. The meal includes hog meat, beans, coleslaw, fry bread, potatoes and more for $6 per person.
The Kids’ Spray, sponsored by the Jay Fire Department, takes place at 5 p.m.
The volleyball tournament begins with registration at 5 p.m., and the tournament at 6 p.m. Cost is $60 per team.
The horseshoe tournament takes place with registration at 5 p.m., and the tournament at 6 p.m., cost is $25 per two person team.
The Jay City Park is located at 901 North Fourth Street in Jay. Participants at all of the events happening at the park are encouraged to bring lawn chairs.
SAT. 06.30 to 07.04
Huckleberry Festival Carnival
Advanced tickets for the Huckleberry Festival Carnival, set for Saturday, June 30 to Wednesday, July 4, at the RVC Pavilion, Jay are now being sold at the Arvest Bank and Grand Savings Bank branches in Jay, and the Marie Wallace Museum.
Tickets are $20 in advance. Pre-sale of wrist bands end at 5 p.m. on Friday, June 29. Wristband nights take place from 6 to 10 p.m., Saturday, June 30, Sunday, July 1, Monday, July 2, and Tuesday, July 3 and are only good for one evening of the rider’s choice.
51st Annual Huckleberry Festival
The 51st Annual Huckleberry Festival will take place from Saturday, June 30, to Tuesday, July 4, in Jay.
The event begins with the carnival, at the RFC Pavilion Parking Lot on Saturday, June 30 and Saturday to Wednesday, July 4. Wristband nights will be held on Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. Wristbands are $20 in advance. Pre-sale wristbands are good for one evening, and are available at Grand Savings Bank, Arvest Bank and the Mariee Wallace Museum, all in Jay, through 5 p.m. Friday, June 29.
Saturday, June 30 is filled with a variety of activities including:
• all day - Name That Show Tune, Homeland Grocery Store;
• 6 a.m. - Huckleberry Run registration, J.B. Earp Stadium;
• 7 to 11 a.m. - Pancake Breakfast, Senior Citizens building;
• 7:30 a.m. - Huckleberry Fun Run, J.B. Earp Stadium;
• 8 a.m. - Huckleberry 5K, J.B. Earp Stadium;
• 8:30 to 9 a.m. - Huckleberry Pie Contest registration, Mariee Wallace Museum; Frog Jump registration, Sixth & Main Street;
• 8 a.m. to noon - Huckleberry Car Show registration, Courthouse square;
• 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Huckleberry Arts & Crafts, Community Center;
• 9 a.m. - Huckleberry Pie Contest, Mariee Wallace Museum; Frog Jump, Sixth & Main;
• 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Gunny Sack Races, McDonalds.
• 10 a.m. - Huckleberry Parade, Main Street, Downtown Jay: Turtle Derby Registration, Pizza Hut;
• 10:30 a.m. - Ice Cream & Huckleberry, Grand River Abstract; Pie Auction, Courthouse Square;
• 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Hamburgers and Hot Dogs, Senior Citizens Building;
• 11 a.m. - Huckleberry Milkshakes, Mariee Wallace Museum;
• 11 a.m. - Huckleberry Jam, Community Center Lawn and 35th Annual Turtle Derby, Pizza Hut:
• 11 a.m. - Marble Tournament, Jay City Park;
• 12:30 p.m. - Gunny Sack Races, Grand Savings Bank.
• 1 p.m. - Huckleberry Car Show Award Presentation.
• 1:30 p.m. - Arvest Carry an Okie, RFC Pavilion Parking Lot
• 3 p.m. - Root Beer Chug-A-Lug Contest, Sonic:
• 4 p.m. - Bubble Games, Sudz-N-Dudz;
• 4 to 8 p.m. - Free swim at Jay City Pool, Jay City Park;
• 5 p.m. - Hog Fry to benefit Leisa Brewster, Firefighter Kids Spray, and Volleyball & Horseshoe Tournament sign ups, Jay City Park:
• 6 p.m. - Volleyball Tournament & Horseshoe Tournament, Jay City Park;
• 6 and 8 p.m. - Free music, Williamson Branch, RFC Outdoor Stage
On Sunday, July 2, the arts and crafts show continue take place from noon to 5 p.m., at the Jay Community Center.
At 9:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 3, the Green Country Giggers will host a parade and fireworks show at the Lake Eucha Bridge.
Events on Wednesday, July 4, include the free country and gospel music show at the RFC Center from 6 to 9 p.m., with fireworks concluding at 9:30 p.m.
For more information, persons interested may call the Jay Chamber of Commerce office at 918-253-8698.
Cajun Fest in Grove
A day of air-conditioned comfort, mixed with hot cajun music and food, await guests at this year's Cajun Fest.
The event, which takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday, July 4, at the Grove Civic Center, will include performances by the Louisiana-based group featuring Chris Miller, along with Jana Jae and Friends.
This year’s festival will also feature “The Ragin’ Cajun” Doug Kershaw in two shows, at 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Admission is $5 per person. Sponsored by the Grand Lake Festivals, the event will also include a chance to dance, and eat some cajun favorites including gumbo and red beans and rice. Arts and Craft vendors will also be on hand with a variety of wares.
The fun beginning at 10 a.m., at the civic center, 1702 South Main, Grove. For more information, persons interested may call 918-786-8896.
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.
SAT. 07.07 to 07.08
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 https://sdbaracing.com/ or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
FRI. 07.13 to 07.14
McGhee Reunion & Meeting
Members of the McGhee and Related Lines Genealogical Society will host an annual meeting and reunion during the weekend of July 13 and 14, in Grove.
A dinner, honoring Leona Durham, for the publication of the historical McGhee Family Newspapers, will take place at 6:30 p.m., Friday, July 13, at Charlie’s Chicken in Grove. The meal is “buy your own,” but all are welcome to come buy to Durham and to purchase her book for $25.
The annual reunion, and indoor picnic, will take place beginning at 10 a.m., Saturday, July 14, at the Grove Community Center, 104 West Third, Grove. Food will be served at approximately noon. The business meeting is set for 10 a.m.
This year’s reunion will feature the line of Frances Sophronia Durham-Prock-Currey on the display genealogy board, and honors Durham for her historical genealogy work since 1999, which is now part of the 312 page bound volume.
The family includes members with the following surnames: McGhee, Cochran, Hanna, Harlin, Fields, Lusk, Currey, Downing, Raper, Dick, Prather, Foust, Allen, Johnson, Dennis, Durham, Chandler, Carnes, Terry and more.
The historical family has lived in the area since the 1830s and the Trail of Tears. The organization publishes two newsletters a year. To join, vote and receive the newsletter, there is a $5 annual fee. However, there is no cost to attend the meeting.
For more information, persons interested may contact Janie Cook at email@example.com or 417-529-7746
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 www.facebook.com/grandlakesportscenter.
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.
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.