Grove Tennis Club
Men and women of all ages are invited to take part in the Grove Tennis Club, from 9 to 10:30 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 Le Cathey at 918-786-9860.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.travelok.com.
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.
Paranormal project in DCJ
Mark Williams, a film maker and creator of the Native American Paranormal Project, will show the Native American Paranormal Project’s latest feature documentary “The Old School House” from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 23, at the Delaware County Library in Jay.
After the screening, Williams will conduct a question and answer session concerning filming, paranormal stories and more.
The library is located at 429 South Ninth Street, in Jay. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., on Tuesday and Thursday, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., on Saturday. For more information, persons interested may call 918-253-8521.
Lighthouse Pregnancy Annual Dinner
Let's Gather Together is the theme for the benefit dinner to support the ministry of Lighthouse Pregnancy Center in Jay.
The event is set for Thursday, Oct. 25, at 6:30 p.m., at the RFC Event Center.
Cost is $35 for individuals and $250 for a table of 8. Lakita Garth is the guest speaker. The event will also include a silent auction and a chocolate bar for $5.
For more information, or to purchase a ticket, persons interested may call 918-837-1686.
FRI. 10.26 to 10.27
Thrill Camp Spook Trail
Volunteers at the Grand Lake State Park - Bernice will host the Thrill Camp Spook Trail 6 to 11 p.m., Friday, Oct. 26 and Saturday, Oct. 27, at the nature trail.
Participants are encouraged to wear good walking shoes, and weather appropriate clothing. Watch the park’s Facebook page in the event of inclement weather for possible closures.
Entry fee is $5, and proceeds will benefit the park’s trail improvement project. Concessions will also be available.
For more information, persons interested may visit the park’s Facebook page by searching “Grand Lake State Park - Bernice Area.”
FRI. 10.26 to 10.31
Cowskin Haunted House
The annual Cowskin Fire Haunted House, Maze and Hayride will take place from 7:30 p.m. to midnight, Friday, Oct. 26, Saturday, Oct. 27, Monday, Oct. 29, Tuesday, Oct. 30 and Wednesday, Oct. 31, at the house near the intersection of 630 and 260 Roads, north of Grove. Participants are asked to follow the "Blue Bluff Signs."
Cost is $10 per person and includes admission to the haunted house, and free hot dogs and cocoa on the trail ride. Proceeds benefit the fire department’s “Kids at Christmas” fund.
For more information, persons interested may visit the department's Facebook page by searching "Cowskin-Fire-Department".
Fall Carnival in Topsy
Members of the Topsy A/G Church will host a fall carnival at 6 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 27, at the church. It will include fun games and prizes.
Trick or Treat in Grove
Volunteers at area businesses will host a trick or treat in downtown Grove from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 27.
Children of all ages can trick or treat at participating merchants throughout the time period. No purchase necessary.
Punkin Chunkin in Vinita
Members of the Vinita Area Chamber of Commerce will host the Fourth Annual Route 66 Punkin Chunkin Fest on Saturday, Oct. 27, at John's Tractor Works, 444934 U.S. Highway 60/66, in Vinita.
Air cannons, catapults, and trebuchets (among other machines) will all be found on the firing line at this year’s festival.
Categories will include youth, amateur, professional, and air cannon, meaning multiple teams will proudly get to call themselves chunker champions. The event is a great opportunity for kids of all ages to build something with their hands and engage in some friendly competition.
The Punkin Chunkin is more than a high-flying competition. It’s a festival including food trucks, arts and crafts, and live music. A new feature this year is a Dutch oven cooking competition.
Free activities for the kids include pumpkin bowling, pumpkin decorating, face painting, and more. Gates will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. General admission is $5. Children four and under are free. Spectators are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on.
For more information, persons interested may visit www.vinita.com/events or call 918-256-7133.
Costume Skate in Grove
The staff at Rocket Skating will host the Third Annual Costume Skate from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at the rink, 61805 East 315 Road, Grove. Cost is $5 for the first two hours, $1.50 for each consecutive hour.
The costume contest will take place at 9 p.m. Normal dress code rules apply. For safety reasons no masks may be worn or accessories carried onto the skate floor. Kid friendly costumes are requested.
For more information, persons interested may call 918-787-8746.
Camp'r Treat at Natural Falls
The annual Camp'r Treat at Natural Falls State Park will take place from 4 to 6:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 27, at the campground, located off Highway 412 west of West Siloam Springs.
It will include games, fun and trick or treating in the camp. For more information, persons interested may call 918-422-5802.
Trunk or Treat at Honey Creek
Volunteers at Honey Creek Plaza will host a Trunk or Treat from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Honey Creek Plaza, located next to Honey Creek Bridge in Grove.
The event will include candy, bounce houses, a dunk tank and more.
Shangri-La Fall Festival
Shangri-La Resort’s second “Community Fall Festival” is set for 6 to 9 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 27, on wooded resort property immediately adjacent to the Monkey Island Fire Department.
The festival is a community-wide event open to the public. Concessions will be available, but there is no admission charge to the family fun event.
Festivities include something for attendees of all ages including bounce house fun and “trunk or treating” adventures for kids, a Halloween costume contest, a giant bonfire, live music from “No Apparent Reason,” and a spooky hayride adventure through the Shangri-La woods.
S’mores kits will be available for those wanting to take full advantage of the bonfire, along with popcorn, cotton candy, hot dogs & chili dogs, Frito chili pies, candy apples, candy bars, soda & bottled water, hot chocolate – and wine & beer for the “older” kids.
For updated information on the event, follow Shangri-La on Grand lake on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram or check out the events on the resort’s website at www.shangrilaok.com.
SAT. 10.27 to 10.31
Peacock 'Spook' Zone
Members of the Jay Fighting Peacocks Special Olympics Team will host a "spook" zone Saturday, Oct. 27 to Wednesday, Oct. 31, at the old Court Yard Printing location, southside of the Delaware County Courthouse square, 305 South Sixth Street, Jay.
The zone is open beginning at dark and continue throughout the evening on Saturday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday (closed on Sunday). Cost is $5 per person. No refunds.
For more information, persons interested may call Alicia Jory at 918-801-8139 or Shawna Foreman at 918-801-3664.
Trails & Treats at Foundation
Members of Foundation Free Will Baptist Church will host a "Trails and Treats" event at 7 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 28, at the church located two miles north of Sail Boat Bridge on Highway 59.
The event will follow the evening church service at 6 p.m. It is free and open to the public. Costumes are encouraged.
SUN. 10.28 to 11.18
VFW Turkey Shoot
The annual turkey shoot at the Grove VFW Post 8380 will take place beginning at 11 a.m., on Sundays, now until Sunday, Nov. 18.
Registration begins at 10 a.m. The shoot is $2 per shot and $1 for splatter shots. Auxiliary shack will be open for refreshments.
Proceeds will benefit the Veterans Relief Fund. More information: 918-786-2375.
Trunk-O-Ween in Colcord
Members of the Colcord FFA Chapter and Orchard View Church are teaming up to host "Trunk-O-Ween" at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 31, at the community center in Colcord.
The event will include candy, games and more.
Trunk or Treat at COS
Volunteers at Church of the Shepherd in Grove will host a Trunk or Treat from 6 to 8 p.m., on Wednesday, Oct. 31, in the church parking lot.
The church is located at 16oo Har-Ber Road, Grove. For more information, persons interested may call 918-787-4365.
Fall Carnival at Life Point
Members of Life Point Church in Kansas will host a fall carnival beginning at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 31, at the church in Kansas.
The event will include games, indoor bounce houses, dark maze,prizes and candy. The event is free and open to the public.
First Baptist Tractors and Treat
Volunteers at Grove's First Baptist Church will host a Tractors and Treets event from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. (or when candy runs out), on Wednesday, Oct. 31, at the church.
The event will include candy, games, hayrides and more.
The church is located at 501 East 13th Street, Grove. For more information, persons interested may call 918-786-4419.
Immanuel Lutheran Trunk or Treat
Members of Immanuel Lutheran Church of Grove will host a trunk or treat event from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 31, at the church, 706 Rockwood Drive, Grove.
For more information, persons interested may call 918-786-4585.
Trunk-or-Treat in Spavinaw
Volunteers with the police and fire department will host the annual Trunk-or-Treat on Main Street in Spavinaw beginning at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 31.
For more information, persons interested may call Amanda Miller at 918-864-7382.
Spook Show at Aarons
The staff of Aaron's will host a "Spook Showl" from 2 to 6 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 31, at the store at 596 West 39th Street, Grove.
The event will include food, refreshments, games and prizes. A costume contest will take place.
For more information, persons interested may call 918-786-7626.
Trunk or Treat in Jay
The annual Trunk or Treat for the City of Jay will take place from 5:30 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 31, around the Delaware County Courthouse Square in Jay.
Note: the date has been changed from Saturday, Oct. 27, so the event will fall on Halloween.
It will include a costume contest, games, candy, prizes, family and fun. Volunteers are needed to set up "trunks" or to donate candy.
A google form (follow the link on the Trunk or Treat event) is available online at the City of Jay/Jay Utilities Authority Facebook page or contact Camrine Thompson at 918-705-1898 or email@example.com.
Volunteers with Cornerstone Church will host the 29th Annual Hallelujah Party from 5 to 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 31, at the Grove Civic Center, 1702 South Main, Grove.
The event, which is free and open to the public, draws in more than 2,000 people each year. It will include more than 50 games, with candy provided at each game for children 12 and under, prize drawings, a food court and periodic live entertainment.
Participants are encouraged to attend in costume, but are asked to refrain from ghoulish or evil costumes.
Volunteers from several other community churches will also participate in the event.
For more information, persons interested may call Tracy Anderson at 918-786-6164.
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.
Foundation Seasonal Church Bazaar
The Fourth Annual Seasonal Church Bazaar, sponsored by volunteers at Foundation Free Will Baptist Church, will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 10, at the church, located approximately two miles north of Sail Boat Bridge on Highway 59, across from Ivy Junction.
The event will feature autumn decor, a bake sale, Christmas gifts and an assortment of arts and crafts.
Booth space is available. For more information, persons interested may call 918-397-5663.
FRI. 11.30 to 12.03
23rd Community Give Away
The 23rd Annual "Community Give Away" will take place from 4 to 7 p.m., on Monday, Dec. 3, at the Grove Civic Center, 1702 South Main, Grove.
Donations may be dropped off at the civic center from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., on Friday, Nov. 30, and Saturday, Dec. 1, from noon to 4 p.m on Sunday, Dec. 2 and from 9 a.m. till the event start, on Monday, Dec. 4.
For more information, persons interested may call Kathie Benson at 918-801-3132 or OSU Delaware County Extension at 918-253-4332.