Spring Open House

The Grove Area Chamber of Commerce and local merchants will host this year’s Grove Merchants’ Spring Open House set for Friday, March 29 and Saturday, March 30.

Businesses throughout the community will participate and offer special Open House deals and savings during the event.

For more information, persons interested may call the chamber at 918-786-9079 or visit the chamber's website at GroveOk.org. Additional information may be found on the "Shop Grove" Facebook page.

Bunny Hop 5K

Participants are encouraged to take part in the Bunny Hop 5K Fun Run beginning at 8 a.m., Saturday, March 30, behind Grove's Community Center in downtown Grove.

Sponsored by the Grove Area Chamber of Commerce, the event costs $30, and registration may be made up to 7:30 a.m. the morning of the race.

For more information, persons interested may call the chamber at 918-786-9079 or visit the chamber's website at GroveOk.org. Additional information may be found on the "Shop Grove" Facebook page.

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.