FRI. 11.30 to 12.01

Jay Senior Center Open House

Volunteers at the Jay Senior Center in Jay will host a holiday open house from 4 to 8 p.m., Friday, Nov. 30 and from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1, at the center, located at 816 South Main, Jay.

The event will include a variety of gifts for children and babies, as well as Christmas gifts, wreaths, baked goods and more. Double J Jewelry by Jeannie Jones will also be at the event.

Coffee and tea, as well as an assortment of goodies will be served. Door prizes will also be awarded both days.

For more information, persons interested may call 918-253-8405.

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.

SAT. 12.01

Indian Taco Sale / Garage Sale

Volunteers with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Delaware County will host a garage sale and Indian Taco sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Jay Boys and Girls Club.

Indian tacos, made by Melvina Shotpouch, will begin being served at 11 a.m.

For more information, or to donate items for the sale, persons interested may drop off items from 4 to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, at the Jay, Kansas and Leach Boys and Girls Clubs.

For more information, persons interested may call Jay Cranke, executive director, at 918-253-2500.

SAT. 12.01 to 12.02

Living Nativity in Grove

The 10th Annual Living Nativity at Foundation Free Will Baptist Church will take from 5 to 8 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1 and Sunday, Dec. 2, at Foundation Free Will Baptist Church.

The two-night event includes free refreshments, live characters, sheep, donkeys and even camels. The entire event is free and open to the public.

The church is located approximately two miles north of Sail Boat Bridge on Highway 59. For more information, persons interested may call the church office at 918-787-8950.

THU. 12.06

Santa at the Library

Santa Claus will bring some Christmas magic and fun to the Grove Public Library during a “Santa Night” event starting at 5 p.m., on Thursday, Dec. 6.

The event will include a chance to take a picture with Santa, a children's holiday craft, cookie decorating and book giveaways. This is designed to be a family event.

The library is located at 1140 NEO Loop, Grove. For more information, persons interested may call 918-786-2945. 

Grove Christmas Parade

The Grove Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Lighted Christmas Parade will take place at 6 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 9, in downtown Grove.

Entries will be judged on the best use of lights and the best theme, which is Christmas at the Lake. All entries will be required to utilize lights. Fees are $10 per entry.

The chamber's float is the only Santa allowed in the parade. No candy may be thrown from the float.

For more information, or to receive a parade entry form, persons interested may call the chamber office at 918-786-9079.

Jay Christmas Parade

The Jay Christmas Parade, sponsored by the Jay Chamber of Commerce, will take place at 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 8, in Jay.

This year's theme is "Christmas around the World." As in the past, the Chamber’s float is the only entry, which may include Santa.

Lineup will take place at 1:30 p.m., on First Street near NAPA. The parade will begin at 2 p.m. No entry form or fee is required, however if the entry includes animals, please contact the chamber for additional information.

For more information, persons interested may contact 918-253-8698.

MON. 12.17

GLA annual banquet

Chuck Hoskin Jr., Cherokee Nation Secretary of State, will serve as the keynote speaker for the 2018 Grand Lake Association’s annual banquet.

This year’s event takes place on Monday, Dec. 17, at River Bend Casino and Hotel, 100 Jackpot Drive, Wyandotte. Cocktail hour will begin at 6 p.m., with dinner served at 6:30 p.m.

The event will also include a review of the GLA’s accomplishments for 2018 and a review of the goals for 2019.

For more information, or to RSVP by Saturday, Dec. 1, persons interested may call 918-786-2289, or email Tickets are $35 per person and a table of eight is available for $250.


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.

Emergency Food Assistance Program

The Jay Community Chapel, Seventh and Krause, Jay is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., on the third Tuesday and Wednesday. It covers the entire Jay School District. For more information, persons interested may call 918-253-4334 or 918-253-7447 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.

City of Jay

Officials with the City of Jay will test tornado sirens at noon on the first Wednesday of every month.

Jay Fire Department

Officials with the City of Jay offers Jay Fire Department memberships for anyone living outside Jay city limits and needing one for home insurance purposes.

The cost is $50 a year and is based upon a schedule. For more information, or to purchase a membership, persons interested may contact the Jay city clerk at 918-253-4148 or Jay City Hall at 918-253-4307.

AA and NA Meetings in Colcord

Struggling with addiction? Nothing works? Try a God centered solution Colcord Sunday evening Recovery meets 5 p.m. at the East (back) entrance, Colcord First Baptist Church. Colcord Tuesday night Alcoholics Anonymous, First Baptist Church basement at 7 p.m.

Open meeting. All beliefs and denominations welcome. Colcord Friday night Narcotics Anonymous meeting at 7 p.m., 538 East Main, Colcord, basement entrance.

NA Meetings in Jay

The Last Chance Group, which helps those dealing with narcotics addiction, meets at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Saturdays every week.

Meetings take place in the Jay Senior Citizens Center at 816 South Main Street in Jay. For more information, persons interested may contact Jesse Stroud at 918-964-0609.

Talbot Library & Museum House

Talbot Library & Museum House is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday located at 500 South Colcord Avenue. Closed holidays. For more information or group tours, persons interested may call 918-326-4532.

Free Eye Exam of Glasses

The Jay Lions Club offers free eye exam or glasses. To qualify, a person must be income eligible and carry no insurance. For more information, persons interested may call Kay Pickup or Sarah Foreman at 918-253-8542 for an application.

Addiction Support Group

Red Willow Counseling Services and Calvary Baptist Church are sponsoring an “Addictions Support Group” at 7:30 p.m., on Thursday. The group meets at Calvary Baptist Church, 7727 Cedar Drive in West Siloam Springs.

The group is open to recovering addicts and their families. Calvary Baptist Church is located on Old Highway 33 (Cedar Drive), between White Oak Road and Moseley School Road, in West Siloam Springs. For more information, persons interested may contact Calvary Baptist Church at 918-422-5922 or

Faith Mission Church Mission

The Faith Mission Church mission is open from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Monday through Wednesday. It offers free clothes, shoes, coats and toys. Donations are welcome.

Narcotics Anonymous Meetings

Narcotic Anonymous Meetings take place at noon on Monday, 7 p.m., on Tuesday, noon on Thursday, and 7 p.m., Saturday, at the Jay Senior Center, 816 South Main, Jay. For more information, persons interested may call 918-521-8914.