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:

• Williams Trinity Group, 10 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 6, at the Chamber office.

• Edward Jones Investments, 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 6, 204 South Mill Street, Grove.

• Webb Insurance, 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 26, 1103 East 13th Street, Grove.

• Sugar'd Spoon Bakery, 10 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 27, 103 West Third, Grove.

• Tulsa Diamond House, 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 27, 13 West Third, Grove.

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

Will Rogers Memorial Rodeo in Vinita

The 82nd Will Rogers Memorial Rodeo will take place Tuesday, Aug. 21, to Saturday, Aug. 25, at the rodeo grounds in Vinita.

The event includes Slack Night at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 21, and rodeo performances at 8 p.m., on Wednesday, Aug. 22, Thursday, Aug. 23, Friday, Aug. 24, and Saturday, Aug. 25.

Tickets are $16 for a chute seat, $14 for box seats, $12 for general admission. Children birth to 5 years are free every night with a paying adult. Children 6 to 12 years are $5 with paying adult. A four-day pass is $25 in advance.

For more information, or to purchase tickets, persons interested may call Sue Ayres at 918-244-0265 or 918-788-3756.

City of Jay Park Grand Opening

Volunteers and officials from the City of Jay will host a Grand Re-Opening for the newly remodeled city park from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., on Saturday, Aug. 25.

The event will include a hot dog feed provided by members of the Jay Lions Club, as well as a free swim session at the city pool.

Food Truck Friday

Officials with the Grove Convention and Tourism Bureau will host the August Food Truck Friday on Friday, Sept. 7, with a tailgate party at the Grove High School football field.

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

First Friday Wine Share

The First Friday Wine Share will take place at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7, at the Har-Ber Village, 4404 West 20th Road, Grove.

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

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.

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.