FRI. 03.22 to 03.31

I and You added to Playmakers schedule

I and You, a story by Lauren Gunderson, has been added to the Playmaker's spring schedule.

The production is about two smart, word-loving, authentically offbeat teen characters who will be hard to forget in a script that transcends the predictable.

It features Jay High School's Maya Sharp and Grove High School's Caleb Haidsiak.

Performances take place March 22 to 31. Shows include Friday to Sunday, March 22 to 24, Tuesday, March 26, Thursday, March 28, and Sunday, March 31. Tuesday to Saturday shows take place at 7:30 p.m., while Sunday shows are at 2 p.m. Doors open 30 minutes prior to curtain call.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for students upper elementary through college. Group rates are available. To reserve seats for the limited run, persons interested may contact 918-786-8950 and leave a message. A volunteer will confirm the reservation. Tickets may also be reserved at groveplaymakers@yahoo.com.

SAT. 03.23

Indoor Car/Truck Show in Grove

A Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show will take place Saturday, March 23 at the Grove Civic Center, 1702 South Main, Grove.

The inside car show opens to the public from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., with awards set for 3 p.m. Admission is free to the public.

Plaques and trophies will be awarded in several categories.

Registration on the day of the event at the door is $20.

The first 50 registrations will receive Dash Plaques and goodie bags.

The show will include music, concession stand, 50/50 pot and door prizes.

The event is hosted by the Grove Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association. All proceeds go to projects benefiting the Grove Police Department.

For more information, or to receive an application form, persons interested may contact Ron at 918-260-5196 or gcpaaalumni@gmail.com.

Cameron's Living Room Reset in Kansas

Kirk Cameron will bring his Living Room Reset Tour - an Event on Marriage and Parenting, at 6 p.m., Saturday, March 23, to the Kansas High School Event Center in Kansas.

He will be accompanied by worship leader Matt Hammitt, formerly Sanctus Real, and Harborside Music.

The event is hosted by officials from LifePoint Fellowship Church in Kansas.

Tickets range from $15 for group to $150 for super VIP (which includes tour bus flash party.

Tickets may be purchased at http://bit.ly/kirkcameronkansasokla. For more information, persons interested may visit http://bit.ly/kirkcameronKSOkinfo.

Quail Forever Annual Banquet

Members of the Indian Territories Quail Forever Chapter Annual Banquet will host the annual banquet on Saturday, March 23, at the Dr. Carolyn Taylor Center at Rogers State University in Claremore.

Doors will open at 6 p.m., the banquet begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $24 per person for meal only with children 16 and under free. An annual membership to Quail Forever is $45.

The event is designed to help sponsor habitat conservation for quail. For more information, persons interested may contact Jennifer Newton at 918-864-0464.

SUN. 03.24

Night of Music, Worship

A night of music and worship will take place at 6 p.m., Sunday, March 24, at Cornerstone Church in Grove.

The event includes local praise leaders, singers and dancers. Participants are encouraged to come, hear what God is doing in the lives of his people. Stations will be set up for prayer focus and communion.

The church is located at 501 South Main, Grove.

MON. 03.25

DelCo GOP to meet

Members of the Delaware County GOP will meet at 6 p.m., Monday, March 25, at Trinity Baptist Church, Grove.

Neill Noland, who just recently returned from Israel will speak on “Why Americans Should Be Concerned About What is Happening in Israel.”

These bi-monthly meetings are designed to inform county voters, who want information regarding state and local issues, in addition to national policy.

The church is located at Fourth and Main, in Grove.

Berry to sign new book

Guylene Berry, a local author from Jay, will sign her new book, Hearing His Voice, at two book signings from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Monday, March 25, at the Grove Public Library, Grove.

TUE. 03.26 to 05.07

Parenting Love & Logic

A course of Parenting - the Love and Logic Way will take place from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Tuesdays, March 26, April 2, 9, 23, 30 and May 7, at Southside Church of Christ in Jay.

The course helps put the "fun" back in parenting and grandparenting by helping adults learn to raise "responsible children the Love & Logic Way."

The free workshop is open to the public. Childcare is available upon request. Persons interested may register online by emailing richardsoncraig957@gmail.com or call 479-530-3893.

Southside Church of Christ is located at 1506 South Main (Highway 59 South), in Jay. 

SAT. 03.30

Wake up the Garden

Volunteers of all ages and abilities are invited to Lendonwood Gardens to help “Wake Up the Garden” on Saturday, March 30. The annual spring workday is designed to help prepare the botanical garden for the tourist season.

Specific projects will include mulching flower beds, staining benches and fences, painting, repairing signs, planting new plants, dividing daffodils, installing a greenhouse cover, building fence, installing pathway pavers, picking up downed branches and weeding, among other tasks.

Volunteers are asked to gather at 8:30 a.m. by the barn at the back of the garden for donuts, provided by Harps Food Store, and coffee. Tools for the various projects will be available on site, although volunteers should bring their gloves and wear comfortable work clothes.

Lunch will be provided, including cookies provided by Grand Wood Assisted Living. The workday usually concludes at about 2 p.m., but any amount of volunteer time is appreciated, Reynolds said.

In case of inclement weather, “Wake Up the Garden” will be held on Saturday, April 6.

For more information about the March 30 workday, contact Lendonwood Gardens at 918-786-2938.

MON. 04.01 to 04.11

Community Bereavement Classes

Community Bereavement Classes have been set for the four days in April at INTEGRIS Grove Hospital. The classes are from 7 to 8:15 p.m. on Mondays, April 1 and 8, and Thursdays, April 4 and 11.

Weekly topics are as follows; April 1 - An Overview of Grief; April 4 - Spiritual Aspects of Grief; April 8 - Sharing Our Story and; April 11 - Criteria for Reconciliation.

Gary Bishop, chaplain at INTEGRIS Grove Hospital and class facilitator, said the classes deal with a variety of losses and are designed to be an encouragement for people experiencing loss as well as educational. The classes are free and open to the public. They are informal sessions.

Classes will meet in the Board Room at INTEGRIS Grove Hospital. For more information, or to register for the class, persons interested may contact Bishop at 918-787-3497.

FRI. 04.26 to 04.28

Grand Lake Youth Art Show

The annual Grand Lake Youth Art Show will take place Friday to Sunday, April 26 to 28, at the Grove Community Center.

The show will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday and Saturday, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday. Refreshments will be served from 2 to 6 p.m., on Saturday.

The event is sponsored by members of the Grove Springs Cultural District, the Brush and Palette Art Gallery, in partnership with Grand Lake area schools and businesses.

For more information, persons interested may call 918-786-9698.

FRI. 05.31 to 06.01

Toes in Grand Summer Kickoff Festival

Officials with the Grove Area Chamber of Commerce and the Grove Convention and Tourism Bureau will host the second "Toes in Grand" Summer Kickoff Festival, on Friday, May 31 and Saturday, June 1, at Wolf Creek Park in Grove.

The event will feature performances by Greg Dragoo and the Blond Stranger Band on Friday, and The COPA Reefer Band and Parrotville on Saturday.

Saturday evening will include a fireworks show. Other items will be announced closer to the festival dates.

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

ONGOING

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 calvary000@centurytel.net.

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.