Grove Tennis Club
Men and women of all ages are invited to take part in the Grove Tennis Club, from 8 to 9:30 a.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 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 Debbie Gordon, Grove American Legion POC at 405-315-8576, email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.travelok.com.
Senior Citizen Dance
A senior citizen dance takes place at 6:30 p.m. every Saturday, at the Grove Senior Center, 145 East O'Daniel Parkway in Grove.
The event costs $1 per person. Potluck is provided by attendees. Donations will be accepted to defray the costs of coffee and tea.
For more information, persons interested may call Margaret Heffron at 817-247-8821.
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.
Upcoming Grove Chamber Ribbon Cuttings
The following ribbon cuttings have been scheduled by the Grove Area Chamber of Commerce. All events take place at 10 a.m., unless noted:
• Tuesday, Aug. 7 - 10:30 a.m. - BancFirst – Syrina Nelson, 1015 South Main, Grove.
For more information, persons interested may contact Donnie Crain, president, Grove Area Chamber of Commerce at www.groveok.org or 918-786-9079.
TUE. 08.07 to 08.10
Welcome to the ECC Bingo
New Pre-Kindergarten or Kindergarten students, planning to attend the Grove Early Childhood Center, are invited to bring their parents, grandparents or significant adult, to the ECC to play the "Welcome to the ECC" family bingo game.
The event, set for 8 to 11:30 a.m., and from 1 to 4 p.m., takes place each day, Tuesday to Friday, Aug. 7 to 10.
During those days, children and their adults can take a self-guided tour of the building. Starting at the front office,children can pick up a bingo card.
Throughout the building, the students - known as "ECC tourists," can look for the needed bingo items and cross them off the cards.
When the card is "blacked out" and students have completed their tour, they can return the cart to the front office and pick up a prize in Principal Julie Bloss' office.
For more information, persons interested may contact the ECC office staff at 918-786-3003 x1400.
TUE. 08.07 to 08.15
GHS Schedule pick up
Officials at Grove High School will continue handing out schedules now through Wednesday, Aug. 15.
It is requested that students pick up their schedules early, to be prepared for open house and to determine if any changes need to be made, as no schedule changes will be considered after 4 p.m., Friday, Aug. 17.
Schedules distribution is as follows:
Seniors, beginning 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday, Aug. 6
Juniors, beginning 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 7
Sophomores and Freshmen, beginning 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday, Aug. 10.
Only emergency schedule changes will be allowed during schedule pick up (missing a required class, enrolled in class that has already been taken and passed, coordination with other institutions such as NEO or NTC).
For all other schedule changes, schedule change forms will be available at schedule pick up. Forms will need to be completed and turned back in as soon as possible.
Students may pick up on their assigned day or after, but not before. Schedules not picked up will be available during Open House from 4 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 14 at the high school campus.
It is requested that students who are attending NEO Concurrent Enrollment bring a copy of their college schedule.
The counseling office staff thanks students in advance for their patience as they work to improve services for the students, by offering this early schedule pick up.
For more information, persons interested may call 918-786-3003 ext. 3.
Wedding Belles for Martha
The next offering from Josh Goff's Martha Betterfield series arrives at Grove Cinema 6 on at 7 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 11.
Tickets for the production are now available for $10 each at the Grove movie theatre.
This is a special event/limited engagement. ALL tickets are $10. Tickets (special event wristband) cannot be ordered over the phone, and must be purchased in person at the movie theatre.
Seating will be available on a first-come, first serve basis. As with the showings of the original Martha Betterfield production, organizers are expecting a sold-out crowd.
The red carpet festivities will begin at 6 p.m., one hour before the movie begins. Red Carpet attire is encouraged, but not required. Like a wedding, the movie will begin promptly at 7 p.m. Rain checks or refunds are not available.
In addition to the red carpet gala, guests are also invited to take part in the after party, on Monkey Island.
The event, slated to start at 9 p.m., at Big Shots Rhythm and Booze on Monkey Island, will give movie goers a chance to mix and mingle with the cast and crew.
Jay Cruise Night
The 20th annual Jay Cruise Night will take place from 7 to 10 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 11, in Jay. The event will include entertainment, drawings, a poker run, a 50/50 pot and more.
For more information, persons interested may call the chamber office at 918-253-8698 or visit http://jaychamber.org.
Monthly Community Sing
Volunteers at Grove Assembly of God the monthly gospel sing, at 6 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 11, 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 are the Preachers & Travelers, a southern country and cowboy gospel group from Strang.
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.
GPS Open House
District wide open house for Grove Public Schools will take place from 4 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 14, at all campuses.
For more information, persons interested may call 918-786-3003.
GPS First Day of School
The first day of school for Grove Public School students will take place on Thursday, Aug. 16.
For more information, persons interested may call 918-786-3003.
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, Aug. 16, at Apex Title & Closing Services, in 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.
Cars for Critters car show
The sixth annual "Cars for Critters" indoor car show will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 18, at the Grove Civic Center, 1702 South Main, Grove.
Proceeds from the show benefit the Second Chance Pet Rescue of Grand Lake. The event is free and open to the public. Along with classic cars for viewing , there will be food, music, drawings and door prizes.
Car show registration begins at the Grove Civic Center after 4 p.m., on Friday, Aug. 17 and from 7 to 11 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 18. Pre-registration car entry fee is $15; Saturday car entry fee is $20.
For more information, or to pre-register a car, persons interested may visit www.doitforthepets.com or contact Ivan Devitt, chairman, at 918-791-8328.
Quilting series in Grove
Members of the Grand Lake O’ the Cherokees Quilt Guild will host a series of community meetings on the first Friday of each month.
During the Friday, Sept. 7, meeting, the guild's own Kay Dingwell from Grove will talk about embellishments on clothing, quilts, and more. After the meeting she will hold a workshop on this topic.
The guild meets at 10 a.m., the first Friday of every month, at the Grove Community Center. The programs will follow a brief business meeting. Guests are welcome.
The GLOC Quilt Guild meets the first Friday of every month at the Grove Community Center. The meeting starts at 10 a.m. with a business meeting and then a program. Guests are welcome to attend.
Members are already at work on the 2019 Quilt show, with the theme “Our Oklahoma Home”, with a “Hearts to Hands” donation quilt that features the “Road to Oklahoma” pattern.
For more information, persons interested may contact Cindy Reynolds, publicity chairman, at 918-706-1270 or 918-787-6065.
Food Truck Friday
Officials with the Grove Convention and Tourism Bureau will host the August Food Truck Friday on Friday, Sept. 7, with a tailgate party at the Grove High School football field.
The event is free, and open to the public. Participants are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and enjoy the evening. Some food trucks are cash only. Other take credit/debit cards.
First Friday Wine Share
The First Friday Wine Share will take place at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7, at the Har-Ber Village, 4404 West 20th Road, Grove.
Les' Liquor Store offers Wine Share members a 10 percent discount, and Les will help participants find the right wine.
Singles may bring a bottle every other month, couples are asked to bring one per month. Participants are also asked to bring their own wine glass and an appetizer to share.
For more information about the wine share, persons interested may contact Teresa Poindexter at 918-964-9799 or TeresaPoindexter@Remax.net, or call 918-786-9888.
THU. 09.13 to 09.14
Murder Comes A Courtin’
Volunteers at Har-Ber Village in Grove are at work preparing for the Murder Comes A Courtin’, an 1800s murder mystery on Thursday and Friday, Sept. 13 and 14, at Har-Ber Village in Grove.
The event is designed as a fundraiser for the frontier attraction as it celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.
The donation of $40 per person includes a guided tour of Har-Ber Village and all of the “murderous activities” that happen during the event. Because of the nature of the event, participants must be 18 years old or older.
The evening will also include entertainment, dinner, “white lightnin’” and saloon girls. A cast of more than 65 community members have volunteered to make the evening happen.
Tickets are available at the village at 4404 West 20th Street, Grove, or on its website or by calling 918-786-6446. Tickets to the murder mystery are limited.
Northeast Okla. Veterans Reunion
The second Northeast Oklahoma Veterans Reunion will take place on Saturday, Sept. 15, at Crossroads Church, 56900 East Highway 59, Grove.
The event will include the Rev. Dave Roever, Maj. Gen. Michael Thompson, state adjutant general for Oklahoma, Rep. Josh West (R-Grove), and Danny Byram, song writer and recording artist.
The event is designed to honor veterans, law enforcement members, first responders and their families.
The day will begin at 10 a.m. with displays, and include a 3 p.m. concert with Danny Byram, dinner at 4 p.m., and the speakers at 5 p.m.
The church is located near the intersection of Highway 125 and Highway 59, five miles south of Exit 302 on I-44.
The event is sponsored by churches in Delaware, Ottawa, Mayes and Craig Counties. For more information, persons interested may call Chaplain Chet 918-257-8455.
WED. 10.10 to 10.13
2018 Pelican Festival
The 35th Annual Pelican Festival will take place Wednesday to Saturday, Oct. 10 to 13, at Wolf Creek Park in Grove.
The carnival, by Pride Amusements, will kick things off on Wednesday, with other activities taking place on Friday and Saturday.
Vendors for the arts and craft show, are now being sought. Booth rental space is $75 for a 10x10 space for both days. Nonprofit rate is $50.
The event will include arts and crafts show, Pelican sightseeing boat tours, live and exciting entertainment under the tent Friday night and Saturday afternoon and night, and fall festivities for the whole family.
For more information, persons interested may visit www.grandlakefun.com, email jessica@GLAOK.comcall or call 918-786-2289.
Winterst, the annual fundraiser for the Delaware County Children's Special Advocacy Network, will take place at 6 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 3.
Tickets will be available for purchase at area banks or by calling the center later this fall.
Proceeds from the event, which also includes a live and silent auction, helps fund DCCSAN programing, which includes assisting in child abuse investigations and providing counseling, advocacy and court preparation for the children in our county that have been victims of abuse.
For more information, persons interested may call 918-253-4539.