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. 04.23

Shotpouch Hogfry

The Shotpouch Family will host a hogfry with dessert and drink (including beans, meat, taters and fry bread) from 11 a.m. to ?, Tuesday, April 23, at the Jay Community Center, Jay.

The event will benefit the Fighting Peacocks Special Olympics Team. Cost is $8 per plate.

To pre-order call Stephanie Campbell at 918-253-7268 or Alicia Jory at 918-801-8139. Day of event orders may be placed by calling 918-253-9122.

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.

THU. 04.25 to 04.26

Church Yard Sale

Volunteers with First Assembly of God, Grove, will host the annual spring indoor church yard sale, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday, April 25 and Friday, April 26, at the church 2980 South 637 Road (east of downtown on Highway 10). For more information, persons interested may call 918-786-8778.

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.

FRI. 05.03

Trunk show at Quilt Guild

Teresa Marler, a quilter who has had several quilts accepted into the Houston Quilt show, will present a trunk show at 10 a.m., Friday, May 3, at the Grand Lake o' The Cherokees Quilt Guild meeting.

The meeting is open to the public. Yearly guild membership is $20.

The quilt guild meets at 10 a.m., the first Friday of each month at the Grove Community Center.

For more information, persons interested may visit the guild's website at www.glocquiltguild.org.

SAT. 05.04

Southwest City Old Timers Day

The Southwest City Old Timer's Day will take place beginning at 7 a.m. on Saturday, May 4, in downtown Southwest City.

The event will include:

• 7 a.m. - Fireman's Pancake breakfast at Full Gospel Church

• 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Vendors - Main Street/Library

• 10 a.m. - Civil War Reenactment - Blankenship Park

• 10:30 a.m. to noon - Bingo

• 10:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. - Zeke Daniels - Free Concert - Main Street/Library

• Noon - $100 cash drawing - Main Street/Library

• 12:30 p.m. - Old Timer's Parade - Main Street

• 1:30 to 3 p.m. - Jason Young Band - Free Concert - Main Street/Library

• 1:30 p.m. - Pie Eating Contest - Main Street/Library

• 2 p.m. - Free $200 Cash Drawing - Main Street/Library

• 2:30 p.m. - Ugly Feet Contest - Main Street/Library

• 3 p.m. - $500 cash drawing - Main Street/Library

The annual Old Timer's Rodeo will take place at 8 p.m., Friday, May 3, and Saturday, May 4, at the SWC Rodeo Arena.

For more information or to register for the Outhouse Races, persons interested may contact Tammi Martin at 417-762-3527. To reserve a space for crafters/vendors (free with registration) contact Jodi Huston at 417-456-2961. For more information about the festival, contact Cheryl Wetzel at 417-762-3772.

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.