Grove Tennis Club
Men and women of all ages are invited to take part in the Grove Tennis Club, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.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 email@example.com.
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 (May to October) 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com 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.
A Gathering of Vets
A Gathering of Vets takes place at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, at the CLC Building at First Baptist Church in Jay.
The meeting takes place on the second Thursday of each month, typically in the church's CLC Building, 503 North Fourth Street, Jay. Food will be available until it runs out.
The event is open to veterans and their guests. For more information, persons interested may contact Mary McQuoid at 918-801-6099.
Grove Chamber luncheon
Robert Rupp, president of INTEGRIS Grove Hospital, will be the featured speaker during the January general membership luncheon, set for noon, Thursday, Jan. 10, at the Grove Community Center, Grove.
The event is free, however space is limited to the first 50 who register. The cost of the luncheon is sponsored this month by Bank of Grand Lake.
For more information, or to register, persons interested may call 918-786-9079 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
THU. 01.10 to 01.24
Upcoming Grove Chamber Ribbon Cuttings
The following ribbon cuttings have been scheduled by the Grove Area Chamber of Commerce.
• Hilltop Buffett, 10 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 10, 61991 East 350 Road, Grove.
• Quality Fireplace & Stoves, 10 a.m., Friday, Jan. 18. 113 A St. SE, Miami.
• Compassionate Care, 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 24, 240 East 3rd Street, Suite C, Grove.
For more information, persons interested may contact Donnie Crain, president, Grove Area Chamber of Commerce at www.groveok.org or 918-786-9079.
Artist of Month reception at Brush & Palette
Members of the Brush and Palette Art Gallery will host the January Artist of the Month reception for Jerry and Nancy Harper of Wolf Creek Woodcraft, from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, Jan. 11, at the gallery.
A reception and light refreshments will be part of the evening. The gallery is located at 18 West Fourth Street in Grove. For more information, persons interested may call 918-786-9698
Bluegrass in Bernice
Volunteers at Bernice Baptist Church in Bernice will host the River Ridge Bluegrass Association on Saturday, Jan. 12, at the church on Highway 85A in Bernice.
The concerts include Cody and Dalyn Frost at 6 p.m., and the Foust Family at 7 p.m. Doors will open at 5 p.m. Food will be ready at 5 p.m., with the music starting at 6 p.m. Cost is $5/donation per person. A concession stand will be available.
Monthly Community Sing
Volunteers at Grove Assembly of God the monthly gospel sing, at 6 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 12, at the church, 29080 South 637 Road (east Highway 10), Grove.
The event will include a mix of gospel and contemporary music. Singers/groups are encouraged to take part. This month's featured singers include Voice of Truth Quartet from Joplin, Missouri.
A love offering will be received. Nursery care is available.
For more information, persons interested may call Bud Keith at 417-775-4121 or Pastor Tony Wisdom at 918-344-0619.
Grand Lake Audubon to meet
Mile Davis, wildlife biologist, will present a program "Introduction to the Condor" during the monthly meeting of the Grand Lake Audubon Society at Trinity Baptist Church, Grove.
The meeting is free and open to the public. It takes place at 7 p.m., Monday, Jan. 14, at the church, located at Fourth and Main, Grove.
For more information, persons interested may visit www.grandlakeaudubonsociety.com.
Grove Chamber Business After Hours
The next Grove Area Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours will take place from 5 to 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 17, at Grand River Abstract and Title, 2100 South Main, Grove.
The event is designed for chamber members to network, build contacts and connect with other professionals in a relaxed environment.
The event is free for chamber members. For more information or to RSVP for the event, persons interested are asked to call 918-786-9079.
FRI. 01.18 to 02.02
Playmakers to present Silver Lining
Members of the Grove Playmakers will present Silver Lining, a play by Sandi Toksvig, beginning Friday, Jan. 18, and continuing until Saturday, Feb. 2, during select performances at the theatre located at 121 West Third, Grove.
Because the playwright for Silver Lining is a host on the Great British Baking Show, the event will kick off with a special bake off, beginning at 5 p.m., Friday, Jan. 18.
The bake off reception featuring bakers from Grand Lake area Women's non-profit social organizations will begin at 6:30 p.m., with the audience tasting. Votes will be by donation of at least $1 per vote, with each $1 representing one vote. Proceeds of the event will be split in half and benefit the Playmakers and the winning organization.
Groups may nominate a baker by leaving a message at 918-786-8950.
The production takes place at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 18, Tuesday, Jan. 22, Friday, Jan. 25, Tuesday, Jan. 29, and Friday and Saturday, Feb. 1 and 2. Afternoon matinee shows at 2 p.m., take place on Sunday, Jan. 20, and Sunday, Jan. 27.
For more information, persons interested may contact The Playmakers at 918-786-8950, email@example.com or groveplaymakers.com for reservations
Winter Wonderland Tea Party
Volunteers at the Delaware County Public Library will host a “Winter Wonderland Tea Party” for children of all ages from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 19, at the library in Jay.
Children are encouraged to attend in their “Winter Wonderland” dress-up attire, but it is not required. Tea and fun will be provided.
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.
Winter paint party
Members of the Brush and Palette Gallery will host a "Winter" themed Paint Party from 1 to 4 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 19, at the gallery located at 18 West Fourth Street in Grove.
Cost is $25 and supplies are furnished. For more information, persons interested may call 918-786-9698.
Grand Lake Audubon Eagle Watch
Members of the Grand Lake Audubon Society will host their annual Eagle Watch on Saturday, Jan. 19.
The carpool will leave at 6 a.m., from the Walmart parking lot behind Rib Crib. Breakfast will purchased by the participant during a stop in Arkansas.
The event is free and open to the public. For more information, persons interested may visit www.grandlakeaudubonsociety.com.
Acrylic Class at Brush & Palette
Dolly Zarintash will host a acrylic painting class from 1 to 4 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 26, at the Brush and Palette Art Gallery in Grove.
The class is $25 per person. Supplies will be provided. The gallery is located at 18 West Fourth Street in Grove. For more information, persons interested may call 918-786-9698
FRI. 02.08 to 02.10
Grove Home, Garden Show
The 21st annual Home and Garden Show, sponsored by the Grove Area Chamber of Commerce, will take place Friday, Feb. 8 to Sunday, Feb. 10, at the Grove Civic Center, 1702 South Main, Grove.
It's designed to give participants a centralized place to see ideas on how to renew or refresh their homes just in time for the spring season.
The show's public hours are 3 to 7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 8, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 9 and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 10.
Admission is $3 per person per day or $5 for a weekend pass. Children 16 and under are free, when accompanied by an adult.
A variety of presentations will also take place throughout the day on Friday and Saturday on topics ranging from energy efficiency to gardening tips. A silent auction will also take place.
For more information, or to reserve a booth space, persons interested may call 918-786-9079.
Grand Lake Audubon to meet
Brandon Brown, biologist and Paddlefish/caviar coordinator, will share information about an international film crew who worked in Oklahoma on a film about the pioneers in ecology, during the monthly meeting of the Grand Lake Audubon Society at Trinity Baptist Church, Grove.
The meeting is free and open to the public. It takes place at 7 p.m., Monday, Feb. 11, at the church, located at Fourth and Main, Grove.
For more information, persons interested may visit www.grandlakeaudubonsociety.com.
THU. 03.07 to 03.10
22nd Annual Grand Lake Boat Show
Preparations are underway for the 22nd Annual Grand Lake Boat Show set for Thursday, March 7 to Sunday, March 10, at the Grove Civic Center, located at 1720 South Main (Highway 59) in Grove.
New hours will debut at the show. The annual VIP night, which includes a first look at all the new boats and items from various other vendors and an array of food items, will kick off the event on Thursday night from 5 to 8 pm. Friday and Saturday hours will be 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays hours will be 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Admission is $5 a day. Admission on Friday, March 8, will be free for military and those 65 and older. The cost for the VIP night is $15 per person.
Show sponsorships are currently being sought and that a limited number of 10x10 booth spaces will be available at this year’s show.
To participate in this year’s show as a vendor, persons interested may contact Kimberly Dry at 918-786-2289 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Jay Cranke, executive director, at 918-786-2289 or email@example.com. For general information about the show, persons interested may visit GrandLakeBoatShow.com.