ONGOING

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.

MON. ONGOING

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 frdavid@standrewsgrove.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.

TUE. ONGOING

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.

TUE. & WED. ONGOING

SAIL at the Library

SAIL - Staying Active & Independent for Life, a fitness program for older adults, will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, at the Grove Public Library.

The event is free and organized by the OHAI.

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

WED. ONGOING

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 Donnie Crain or Connie King at the Grove Area Chamber of Commerce at 918-786-9079.

THU. ONGOING

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.

FRI. ONGOING

Movers & Shakers in Grove

Movers & Shakers, a movement and music class for babies through preschoolers and their grown-ups takes place at 10:30 a.m., every Friday, at the Grove Public Library.

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

SAT. ONGOING

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 Lee 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 amanda.wiley@travelok.com or visit www.travelok.com.

TUE. 04.16

Title VI Indian Education Hearings

Members of the Grove Public Schools Title VI Indian Education program will host a public meeting and regular parent committee meeting at 5:30 and 6:30 p.m., on Tuesday, April 16, respectively.

A Johnson O-Malley (JOM) regular parent committee meeting will take place between the meetings at 6 p.m.

All meetings take place at the Grove Public School’s Administration Building, 310 S. Broadway, Grove.

The meetings were previously set for April 2, but have been rescheduled for April 16.

Both parent committee meetings were previously scheduled for April 2, 2019 and are now scheduled for April 16, 2019.

The hearing is designed to receive input on current and future Title VI Indian Education program activities for students in Grove Public Schools. Parents of Native American students are encouraged to attend.

The agenda calls for the discussion of academic performance and attendance of Native American students; discussion of current programs, activities and budget; discussion of the needs assessment;

The agenda for the Regular Title VI Indian Education Parent Committee Meeting calls for the discussions of the academic performance and attendance of Native American students; discussion of current program activities and budget; discussion of the Needs Assessment; discussion of proposed program activities and budget for 2019-2020 school year; and vote approve or not approve the Title VI application for the 2019-20 school year.

The agenda for the Johnson-O'Malley regular parent meeting calls for a discussion of the needs assessment; the program activities and budget for the 2019-20 school year; and to approve or not approve setting a special meeting for the approval of the JOM application for the 2019-20 school year.

For more information, persons interested may contact Cindy Weaver at 918-786-3003.

Seventh Annual Soup & Sermon

The Seventh Annual Soup & Sermon series, sponsored by the Grove Ministerial Alliance, will take place on Tuesdays, now to April 16 during the lenten season.

The event includes a free soup meal, served from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., and worship from 12:15 to 12:50 p.m. Speakers represent various churches within the Grove community.

The series takes place in the West Wing at First United Methodist Church, 1005 Leisure Road, Grove. For more information, persons interested may call 918-786-5148.

Second Chance Pet Plant Sale

Volunteers with Second Chance Pet Rescue of Grand Lake will host a plant sale from 10 a.m. to 6 p./m., Tuesday, April 16, at Trinity Baptist Church, 400 South Main, Grove.

The sale will include hanging baskets, flats, ferns, mandevilla, begonia, geraniums and other flowers.

WED. 04.17

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., Wednesday, April 17, at The Parrot Steakhouse & Grill, 2503 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.

Lenten services at Immanuel Lutheran

Lenten mid-week services take place on Wednesdays now until Wednesday, April 17, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Grove.

The meal is set for 6 p.m., followed by worship at 7 p.m.

For more information, persons interested may call the church office at 918-786-4585 and leave a message. The church is located at 706 Rockwood Drive, Grove.

THU. 04.18

Singing Churchwoman of Oklahoma

The Singing Churchwomen of Oklahoma will be in concert at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 18, at Grove's First Baptist Church, 501 East 13th Street, Grove.

The concert is free and open to the public. A love offering will be taken for the group. For more information, persons interested may call 918-786-4419.

THU. 04.18 to 04.19

Holy Week at St. Andrew's

The congregation of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church will observe holy week with a series of services from Thursday, April 18 to Saturday, April 20.

The first, on Thursday, April 18, marks Maundy Thursday. It includes dinner at 6 p.m., with the service at 7 p.m.

The second, a Good Friday Service, takes place at 7 p.m., Friday, April 19.

The Holy Saturday service takes place at 8 p.m., on Saturday, April 20.

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 frdavid@standrewsgrove.org.

Holy Week at Immanuel Lutheran

The congregation at Immanuel Lutheran Church will host a series of worship services to mark Holy Week on Thursday, April 18 and Friday, April 19.

The Maundy Thursday service takes place at 7 p.m., on Thursday, April 18, while the Good Friday service takes place at 7 p.m., on Friday, April 19.

The Good Friday service is a Tennebrae service, which is a service of darkness, culminating in a loud boom at the end, symbolizing the closing of the tomb.

For more information, persons interested may call the church office at 918-786-4585 and leave a message. The church is located at 706 Rockwood Drive, Grove.

FRI. 04.19

Youth Gigging Tournament

The Ninth Annual Youth Gigging Tournament will take place Saturday, April 19, at Lake Eucha.

The event is sponsored by MidAmerica Outdoors, Jay.

There will be two groups birth to 10 years, and 11 to 15 years. Hot dog and burger feed begins at 6 p.m., with registration ending at 7 p.m.

Takeoff will take place between 8:45 and 9 p.m.

For additional information, persons interested may contact Wade Smith at Wade1964Wade@gmail.com.

Good Friday Communion

Communion will be offered anytime from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday, April 19, at Lake Center Baptist Church on Monkey Island, in observation of Good Friday.

The church is located at 29020 OK-125, on Monkey Island. Caleb Jernigan serves as the senior pastor. For more information, persons interested may call 918-257-5202 or visit lakecenter.church.

Visit with the Easter Bunny

The Easter Bunny will hop into the Muddy Pearl from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 19, for visits and photos with little ones.

The Muddy Pearl is located in Annie's Galleria at 414 East Third, Grove. For more information, persons interested may call 918-787-6900.

SAT. 04.20

City of Jay Easter Egg Hunt

The City of Jay's Easter egg hunt will take place at 10 a.m., Saturday, April 20, at the city park. Registration will begin at 9 a.m., with the first hunt starting at 10 a.m., and continuing approximately 15 minutes.

The hunts will begin directly after the last prize is awarded in the previous age group. Approximate times include: 0 to 2 - 10 a.m., 3 to 4 - 10:15 a.m., 5 to 6 - 10:30 a.m., and 7 to 10 - 11 a.m. Prize drawings will take place at the end of each hunt.

The event is sponsored by the Jay Chamber of Commerce. For additional information, persons interested may call 918-253-8698.

Easter Egg Hunt in Grove

Volunteers at Grove's First Baptist Church will host an Easter Egg Hunt at 11 a.m., Saturday, April 20, at the church.

The event will include thousands of eggs filled with candy, prizes and tickets for larger prizes. Children up to fifth grade can bring their Easter baskets to pick up eggs. There will be a designated area for different age groups. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. inside the church.

Grove's First Baptist Church is located at 501 East 13th Street, Grove. For more information, persons interested may call 918-786-4419.

Bernice Easter Egg Hunt

An old fashioned Easter Egg Hunt will take place at 1 p.m., Saturday, April 20, at Grand Lake State Park-Bernice Nature Center, on Grand Lake.

The event, for children of all ages, will give parents and grandparents a chance to have their child's picture taken with Peter Cottontail. More than 2,000 candy and toy filled eggs will be up for grabs. Students will be divided in age groups from ages 0 to 12 years old. The event will take place rain or shine.

For more information, persons interested may contact 918-257-8330. The Bernice Nature Center is located at Grand Lake State Park - Bernice, 54101 East Highway 85A, just before the bridge in Bernice.

Easter Bunny at Twin Bridges

The Easter Bunny will visit Grand Lake State Park - Twin Bridges Area at 11 a.m., Saturday, April 20, to hunt eggs with students and to take pictures.

The event takes place at the park on the west side of Highway 137.

Twin Bridges State Park is located six miles east of Fairland or five miles south of Miami at the junction of Highway 137 and Highway 60. For more information, persons interested may call the park office at 918-542-6969.

Community Easter Egg Hunt

Volunteers at Disney Assembly of God will host a community Easter Egg Hunt at 2 p.m., Saturday, April 20, at 313 East Wall Street, in Disney, across from the Disney Post Office.

More than 1,000 eggs filled with candy will be hidden, along with one "prize" egg per age group. For more information, contact 918-435-4512.

20th Annual Hog Fry & Pie Auction

Members of the Oakhill-Piney Community will host the 20th annual Hog Fry and Pie Auction at 11 a.m., Saturday, April 20, at the Oakhill-Piney Community Building.

Participants are encouraged to bring side dishes and lawn chairs. The event will take place rain or shine. All community members are invited. An invitation has been issued for all election candidates.

For more information, persons interested may call 918-253-2811.

SUN. 04.21

Easter at Grove's First Baptist

Members of Grove's First Baptist Church will host several events on Sunday, April 21, for Easter.

The services include a sunrise service at 7 a.m., at the Red Barn four miles east of town; and a resurrection service with special choral music at 10:30 a.m. in the church sanctuary.

Sunday school will take place at 9 a.m., with refreshments served at 10 a.m.

Grove's First Baptist Church is located at 501 East 13th Street, Grove. For more information, persons interested may call 918-786-4419.

Easter at the PAC

Members of Church of the Shepherd (COS) will host a community Easter service at 10:15 a.m., Sunday, April 21, at the Grove High School Performing Arts Center, on the campus of Grove High School.

While the service is going on, the children's program will host illusionist David Laflin. An Easter Egg Hunt will follow the service.

For more information, persons interested may call 918-787-4365 or visit www.grovecos.com.

Free Easter Skate

Officials with Rocket Skate Plus will host an Easter Sunday free skate at 2 p.m., Sunday, April 21, at Rocket Skate Plus in Grove.

Rocket Skate Plus is located at 61805 East 315 Road, Grove. For more information, persons interested may call 918-787-8746.

Easter in Woodland Shores

Members of the Wesleyan Community Ministries will host an Easter Worship Service featuring Pastor Stephen Nation at 10:30 a.m., Sunday, April 21, at the Woodland Shores Community Center, 32080 Crescent Drive, Afton.

The event will include a potluck luncheon. Everyone is welcome. Participants are encouraged to bring their favorite dish to share.

For more information, persons interested may call 918-944-0710.

Easter at St. Andrew's

The congregation of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church will observe Easter with worship and an egg hunt on Sunday, April 21.

The sunrise service takes place at 6:30 a.m., with the main service at 10 a.m. The egg hunt will take place at noon.

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 frdavid@standrewsgrove.org.

Easter at Lake Center

The Easter Sunday service will take place at 11 a.m., on Sunday, April 21, at Lake Center Baptist Church on Monkey Island.

The church is located at 29020 OK-125, on Monkey Island. Caleb Jernigan serves as the senior pastor. For more information, persons interested may call 918-257-5202 or visit lakecenter.church.

Easter at Mountain Movers

"Outta That Grave" will be the theme of the Easter Sunday service on Sunday, April 21, at Mountain Movers Church, located outside of Grove on South 660 Road.

On Easter Sunday the church will move to four services at 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., and 12:30 p.m.

Mountain Movers Church is located at 24000 S-660 Rd, Grove (a half mile east of Highway 10 on Tiff City Road in the Turkey Ford Community).

Brad Helton serves as the lead pastor. For more information, persons interested may call 918-786-8555 or visit www.mountainmoverschurch.org or on Facebook @mountainmoverschurch.grove.

Easter at Immanuel Lutheran

Two Easter morning services will take place at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Grove, on Sunday, April 21.

The first, at 8 a.m., will be a brief service. The regular service takes place at 9:30 a.m.

For more information, persons interested may call the church office at 918-786-4585 and leave a message. The church is located at 706 Rockwood Drive, Grove.

Grove Easter Egg Hunt

Members of Group 33 Motorcycle Club and the Grove Ministerial Alliance will host an Easter Egg Hunt at 2 p.m., Sunday, April 21, at the Grove Sports Complex, 13th and Shundi in Grove.

The event is geared for students 1-year thru 12-years-old. Students will be divided into age appropriate groupings. The hunt starts right at 2 p.m., sharp. Children need to be in place by 1:45 p.m.

For more information, persons interested may call Charlotte Stogsdill at 918-786-3248.

Easter at Foundation Free Will Baptist

The congregation of Foundation Free Will Baptist Church will host an Easter Egg hunt on Easter Sunday, April 21, immediately after the morning service for children fifth grade and younger.

The Easter service begins at 10:30 a.m., with refreshments before the service.

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

Easter at Grace Harbor

Members of Grace Harbor Baptist Church in Grove will celebrate Easter Sunday, Sunday, April 20, with Sunday School at 9:15 a.m., Worship at 10:30 a.m. and an Easter Egg Hunt following the service.

The church is located at 16 West 11th, near the corner of 11th and Grand, Grove.

For more information, persons interested may call 918-786-9529 or Pastor Marty Hughes at 918-814-9222.

Easter in Jay

Members of Faith Mission Church in Jay will host an Easter Service at 11 a.m., Sunday, April 21, at the church, 501 South Seventh Street, in Jay. 

Sunday School will take place prior to the service, at 10 a.m. Mark Hester serves as the pastor. 

TUE. 04.23

Big Vision Day

Officials with the Grove Area Chamber of Commerce, along with Higher Vision and AAA Business Solutions, are hosting a “Big Vision” day from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday, April 23, at Ferra Aerospace, 64353 E. 290 Road, Grove.

The cost is $10 for chamber members and $25 for non-members. Lunch is provided Seating is limited. RSVP’s are needed.

Speakers include JD Buckridge, founder and CEO of Higher Vision, Andrew Moyer, Howie Nunnaley and Lowell Lane.

For more information, or to RSVP, persons interested may call 918-786-9079 or visit www.groveok.org.

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.

SAT. 04.27

Ministry to Step-Families

Blended & Blessed, a ministry for those with step-children and / or step-parents will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Saturday, April 27, at Foundation Free Will Baptist Church.

The event costs $5 per couple, lunch is included. It includes a simulcast featuring exports discussing what people can do to have a healthy stepfamily marriage. It's designed to provide encouragement and inspiration for parents and grandparents, alike.

The church is located two miles north of Sail Boat Bridge, on Highway 59, just past the Ottawa/Delaware county line. 

For more information, or to register, persons interested may call Karen Arthur at 402-212-0295 or email jonkarenarthur@yahoo.com. Childcare will be provided upon request.  

SAT. 05.04

Spring Fling at Produce & Posies

Officials with Produce & Posies will host a spring fling from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, May 4, at the garden 13941 East 380 Road, Jay.

The event will include vendors. It takes place rain or shine. For more information, persons interested may call 918-253-6401.

WED. 05.08 to 12.14

AARP Driver Safety Program

Local classes for the AARP Driver Safety Program will take place once a month, now until December. The one-day course is six hours in length. Drivers will be able to obtain a discount from their insurance carriers for taking the course.

The classes are open to all interested drivers, including those who have taken it in the past. Upcoming class dates are Wednesday, May 8, Aug. 28, Sept. 11, Oct. 23, and Nov. 19; and Saturday, June 15 and Dec. 14.

For more information, or to learn the time and location of an individual class, persons interested may call Frank Houck at 918-787-6532 or 918-801-5766.

THU. 05.16

Hymn Sing in Grove

Gerald Wolfe's Gospel Music Hymn Sing will take place at 7 p.m., Thursday, May 16, at Grove's First Baptist Church, Grove.

Tickets are $20 in advance for reserved seating, or $15 for advance general seating. Students 16 and under are free. Tickets on the day of the event are $25 and $20, respectively. 

An offering will be taken for the Gospel Music Hymn Sing Foundation. For more information persons interested may call 417-236-9090 or 918-786-4419. The church is located at 501 East 13th Street Grove. 

SAT. 05.18

Barkaritaville returns to Grove

The Fourth Annual Barkaritaville, to benefit the Second Chance Pet Rescue of Grand Lake, will take place from 5:30 to 9 p.m., Saturday, May 18, at the Honey Creek Landing and Marina, located next to Honey Creek Bridge.

The event will include a “cheeseburgers in paradise” dinner hosted by the staff of The Parrot Steakhouse and Grill, live music and a charity auction. A rain date has been set for Saturday, June 8.

Tropical attire and flip-flops are encouraged. Tickets are available at the Second Chance Thrift Shop, 220 East Third, Grove, The Parrot, and at www.doitforthepets.com. For more information, persons interested may contact Carol Rice at 918-786-5750.

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.

TUE. 06.11

Grand Lake Storytellers

The Grand Lake Storytellers, a group of people who love to tell - or hear - a good story, will meet at 7 p.m., Tuesday, June 11, at the Grove Public Library 1140 NEO Loop, Grove.

The group meets every other month, during the even numbered months. For more information, persons may call Kim Wenzel at 918-919-1490.

FRI. 06.21

Grove Rotary LobsterFest

The annual Grove Rotary LobsterFest will take place at 5:30 p.m., Friday, June 21, at the Grove Civic Center, 1702 South Main, Grove.

Tickets are $80 and must be purchased in advance. Only 575 tickets are available for the event, which includes a silent and live auction.

Proceeds from ticket sales benefit the annual Rotary Foundation grants.

Tickets will be on sale later this spring, for individuals and preferred tables with servers for 10 for $1,000. Tickets are available at groverotary.org and at area banks.

Grand Lake Bobber Drop

The 10th Annual Grand Lake Bobber Drop, sponsored by the Grand Lake Sports Center, gets underway at approximately 8 a.m. Saturday, July 20, when Sam Williams drops the first bobber from a plane hovering over the Honey Creek area of Grand Lake.

The event, which Williams calls an "on the water Easter Egg" type scavenger hunt, will drop thousands of numbered bobbers along the Grand Lake waterway at Honey Creek Bridge, Sail Boat Bridge, Monkey Island, Elk River Bridge and Bernice State Park - and all areas in between.

Williams said the plane will take off from the Grove Regional Airport shortly before 7:50 a.m., Saturday, so he can start dropping bobbers, beginning at 8 a.m. near Honey Creek Bridge.

He will then travel down the middle of the lake as he drops the bobbers. Bobbers will be released, 100 at a time, through the chute created especially for the event.

The Grand Lake Sports Center is located at 301 South Main Street, in Grove. For more information, persons interested may contact Williams at 918-786-2300.

Aquapaloza

Grab sunscreen and water supplies, what is known as the area's biggest on-the-water concert and raft up takes place on Saturday, July 20, as the 2019 Aquapalooza Grand Lake gets underway.

The tradition, which draws upwards of 14,000 partiers, is presented by 360GrandLake.com.

The 10th annual event takes place from 1 to 5 p.m., and is located between the spillways, just off the boat ramp at the Cherokee Area at Grand Lake State Park, in Disney. From land, the location is on Highway 28, east of the Disney Rock Cabins and the Pensacola Dam.

TUE. 08.13

Grand Lake Storytellers

The Grand Lake Storytellers, a group of people who love to tell - or hear - a good story, will meet at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 13, at the Grove Public Library 1140 NEO Loop, Grove.

The group meets every other month, during the even numbered months. For more information, persons may call Kim Wenzel at 918-919-1490.

TUE. 10.15

Grand Lake Storytellers

The Grand Lake Storytellers, a group of people who love to tell - or hear - a good story, will meet at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 15, at the Grove Public Library 1140 NEO Loop, Grove.

The group meets every other month, during the even numbered months. For more information, persons may call Kim Wenzel at 918-919-1490.

TUE. 12.10

Grand Lake Storytellers

The Grand Lake Storytellers, a group of people who love to tell - or hear - a good story, will meet at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 10, at the Grove Public Library 1140 NEO Loop, Grove.

The group meets every other month, during the even numbered months. For more information, persons may call Kim Wenzel at 918-919-1490.