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,

Meet & Greet for Heavenly Angels House

A meet and greet, for the founders of Heavenly Angels House, Inc., an end of life social hospice will take place from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 30, at Heart & Soul Art Gallery is located at 5 East Third, Grove.

For more information, or to RSVP, persons interested may call Cindie Kees, executive director, at 620-717-1161.

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.

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.

Roadkill Chili Bowl Cook-Off

Entries are now being sought for the 13th annual Roadkill Chili Bowl Cook-off, set for 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 8, during the Delaware County Farm Show, at the 2018 Delaware County Free Fair.

Categories, and entry fees include: businesses, $15, non-profit, $10, school, $5, individual (19 years and above), $5, and youth (18 years and under), $5,

Checks may be made payable to the Jay Chamber of Commerce.

For more information, persons interested may contact Becki Farley at 918-801-8885 or Robyn Kirby at 918-253-4844, or email

DelCo Farmers Union to meet

Members of the Delaware County Farmers Union, a farm organization of the American Farmers & Ranchers Insurance, will host their annual meeting at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 11.

There will be no dinner or door prizes, in order to continue funding youth programs and scholarships. For more information, persons interested may call 918-786-2155 or 918-422-5457.

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.


REC Day, known as Northeast Oklahoma Electric Cooperative’s annual meeting, takes place this year on Saturday, Sept. 16 at the Grove Civic Center, 1702 South Main, Grove.

Events begin at 8 a.m., with free donuts and coffee, and arts and crafts booths, on the civic center parking lot.

Inside the civic center, participants will register for the meeting, vote for representatives and visit a variety of vendors.

The event will also include an outdoor kidzone, complete with games, prizes, and student registration for computer drawings.

Live music will take place both inside and outside of the civic center.

Registration is open from 8 a.m. until noon on Saturday, Sept. 16, at the Grove Civic Center. Participants do not have to be present to win most of the door prizes.

Pelivan Transit at REC Day

Members of the Pelivan Transit team will provide transportation to and from the parking to the annual REC Day at the Grove Civic Center from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 15.

Four ADA accessible shuttle buses will transport individuals from the dedicated REC Day parking area at 1718 South Broadway Street, Grove, to the Grove Civic Center at 1702 South Main.

Celebrating 50 years in Grove

The 50th Anniversary Celebration for Har-Ber Village will take place on Saturday, Sept. 15, at the village located at 4404 West 20th Street, Grove.

The event will kick off at 2 p.m., at the picnic pavilion with a special ceremony including live music, community members and government officials.

It will also include birthday cake and ice cream for all who attend. Persons are encouraged to share their stories about the village and the couple who started it all.

A tailgate dinner at the Cafe at Har-Ber Village will begin at 5 p.m., reservations are recommended. At 6 p.m., the Cool Breeze band will take the stage, and at 8:30 p.m., the movie Remember the Titans will be offered on the outdoor screen.

The music and movie are free of charge, persons attending are asked to bring their lawn chairs or blankets.

All of the activities scheduled for this day are included with regular admission unless otherwise noted. Regular Har-Ber Village Museum hours are 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; closed Tuesday and Wednesday.

Admission is $10 (ages 14 to 62), $7.50 (seniors 62 and above), $5 (ages 6 to 13), and free for children under 6 years and Har-Ber Village Museum members.

Har-Ber Village Museum is located at 4404 West 20th St., in Grove. For more information persons interested may call 918-786-6446 or visit

Taste of Grand

Culinary connoisseurs will travel from near and far for Grand Lake’s premier food and wine tasting event, Taste of Grand, set for 6 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 22 at 900 East 13 Street, in the parking lot of INTEGRIS Grove Hospital in Grove.

Taste of Grand, designed as a fundraiser for the INTEGRIS Foundation, is presented by major event sponsor, Bank of Grove. More than 30 food and wine vendors are scheduled to take place offering food and drinks.

Taste of Grand tickets are $85 and may be purchased at Grove area banks starting Sept. 1, or online at

All proceeds benefit the INTEGRIS Foundation, a nonprofit organization that funds continuing advancements in local health care and medical treatments for those in need.

For more information, persons interested may visit the Taste of Grand Facebook page or or call Kristi Wallace at 918-399-4392.

Girls' Grand Getaway Weekend

Mark those calendars and save the date. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 5 and 6 is the Girls' Grand Getaway, sponsored by the Grove Area Chamber of Commerce, the Grove Sun and Grove area merchants.

The weekend will combine the the events of the Seventh Annual Grand Lake Women's Expo, along with a variety of things in and around Grove.

The expo, a fixture on Grand Lake since 2013, is a premier event for all things health, beauty and lifestyle for women. It takes place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., on Saturday at the Grove Civic Center.

Vendors may register at to attend the event. Non profits are encouraged to register, free of charge.

Other events include a Grove Merchants' Open House on Friday and Saturday, and a “Running for the Girls” 5k Fun Run on Saturday.

The run, sponsored by officials with the Grove Area Chamber of Commerce, will benefit the INTEGRIS Grove Foundation’s Cancer Fund.

Participants may sign up for the 5K Run at, on the "Girls Grand Gateway Weekend" tab, under the "About Grove" section.

Additionally, Saturday events include the Brush and Palette Gallery paint party at the gallery on Fourth Street, and the Vintage on the Creek fall gathering, featuring craft and food trucks taking place next door to the Grove Civic Center.

On Saturday evening, a Chuckwagon Dinner and Dance will take place at Har-Ber Village. The annual event draws people from across the region for an evening of cowboy themed fun.

For more information, persons interested may call the Grove Sun office at 918-786-2228 or Crain at 918-786-9079.

Seventh Annual Women's Expo

The Seventh Annual Grand Lake's Women's Expo will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Grove Civic Center, 1702 South Main, Grove. The expo is part of the Girls' Grand Getaway weekend.

Vendors may register by visiting: Non profits are invited to have a booth at no charge.

For additional information, persons interested may contact 918-786-2228 or

2018 Pelican Festival

The 35th Annual Pelican Festival will take place Wednesday to Saturday, Oct. 10 to 13, at Wolf Creek Park in Grove.

The carnival, by Pride Amusements, will kick things off on Wednesday, with other activities taking place on Friday and Saturday.

Vendors for the arts and craft show, are now being sought. Booth rental space is $75 for a 10x10 space for both days. Nonprofit rate is $50.

The event will include arts and crafts show, Pelican sightseeing boat tours, live and exciting entertainment under the tent Friday night and Saturday afternoon and night, and fall festivities for the whole family.

For more information, persons interested may visit, email jessica@GLAOK.comcall or call 918-786-2289.

DCCSAN Winterset

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.