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Members of the Friends of the Grove Public Library will host the fall used book sale from 8:30 a. m. to 1:30 p. m. Saturday, Oct. 31, at 1020 South Main Street, Grove, next to Grand Savings Bank.

The sale is a large event full of donated books. The funds raised are used by the Friends of the Library to support and promote the Grove Public Library programs and activities. Friends furnish a new book


to every baby born at INTEGRIS Grove Hospital, give a scholarship to a Grove High School senior, furnish the prizes and picnic for the Summer reading program and more.

For more information, or to volunteer with the Friends of the Library, persons interested may contact the Grove Public Library at 918-786-2945 or Marsha Tackkett at 918-314-5605.

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 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 Melissa Harris at 918-786-3574. WED. ONGOING 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. Taste of Grace Taste Of Grace, a free soup outreach ministry, organized by members of Grace Presbyterian Church, Grove, will take place from 4:30 to 6 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 918-786-6191. Grace Presbyterian Church is located at Fourth and Main, Grove. FRI. ONGOING Taco Friday Fundraiser Staff at Grand Lake Villa in Grove are holding a Taco Friday Fundraiser from 11 a. m. to 2 p. m., every Friday, now until Christmas. For $2 per person, people can get up to two “walking tacos” with toppings and a drink. Carryout only. Proceeds will help the staff purchase Christmas presents for residents who have no family or someone to spend their holidays. For more information, persons interested may call 918-786-2276. 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 Fridays, 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. SAT. ONGOING The Wild Eats at Bernice Nature Center Every Saturday, at 1 p. m., 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.

Page 2 of 7 – 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. 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 is free, snacks are 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. SUN. Ongoing Free Full Breakfast Members of Faith Church of Grove will host “Fill Your Stomach and Spirit” at 9 a. m. every Sunday morning, at the church, located on Highway 10 on the east edge of Grove, just before the airport. The event will include a full breakfast and fellowship at 9 a. m., with a sermon at 10 a. m. The gathering is free and open to the public. For more information, persons interested may call 918-919-1490. FRI. 10.30 to 10.31 The Haunting at the Playmakers The Playmakers’ spine-chilling fall production, “The Haunting,” by Hugh Janes, based on Dickens’ ghost stories, will run for nine performances through Halloween night at the Playmakers Theatre, 121 West Third, Grove. The final shows of the production will be presented at the Playmakers Theatre, 121 West Third, Grove, at 7:30 p. m., Friday, Oct. 30 and Saturday, Oct. 31. Early reservations are strongly encouraged. A group rates for 20 people or more is available as is The Playmakers’ Pay What You Can option. For more information, including the full schedule, ticket prices, or reservations, persons interested may call 918-786-8950, email groveplaymakers@yahoo. com or visit www. groveplaymakers. com. FRI. 10.30 Halloween Hustle 5K Members of Grove Interact will host Third Annual Halloween Hustle 5K Run/Walk at 8 p. m., Friday Oct. 30. The course will start at Grove Sports Complex by the tennis courts, and will travel through Olympus cemetery. Cost is $25 per participant. All proceeds will go directly to helping Interact fulfill the local and international projects for the 2015-16 school year. Interact is a Rotary International affiliate youth club at Grove High School and offers meaningful service opportunities to students. Registration will be accepted until the day of the race, but the first 75 to sign up will receive a free t-shirt. Participants are encouraged to dress up in their scariest, cutest, or silliest Halloween costumes.

Page 3 of 7 – To register, persons interested may do so in person at Arvest Bank, Grand Savings Bank, or Lippit Insurance Agency or visit www. groveinteract. weebly. com. FRI. 10.30 to 10.31 Carnivale’ Creepshow The Carnivale’ Creepshow in Zena will be open from 8 to 11:50 p. m., Friday and Saturday, Oct. 30 and 31. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for children 7-years-old and above. No children under 7 will be admitted. The creepshow is located at 59051 East 360 Road, Jay, in the Zena area. For more information, persons interested may visit www. facebook. com/CarnivaleCreepshowtheSpookhouse. SAT. 10.31 Pet Adoption at Tractor Supply Volunteers with the Second Chance Pet Rescue of Grand Lake will be at Tractor Supply, 2121 U. S. Highway 59, Grove, from 10 a. m. to 1 p. m., Saturday, Oct. 31, conducting a pet adoption event. During the event, the public will have an opportunity to see and play with shelter dogs looking for a forever families. Friends of Library Book Sale Members of the Friends of the Grove Public Library will host the fall used book sale from 8:30 a. m. to 1:30 p. m. Saturday, Oct. 31, at 1020 South Main Street, Grove, next to Grand Savings Bank. The sale is a large event full of donated books. The funds raised are used by the Friends of the Library to support and promote the Grove Public Library programs and activities. Friends furnish a new book to every baby born at INTEGRIS Grove Hospital, give a scholarship to a Grove High School senior, furnish the prizes and picnic for the Summer reading program and more. For more information, or to volunteer with the Friends of the Library, persons interested may contact the Grove Public Library at 918-786-2945 or Marsha Tackkett at 918-314-5605. Car-Mart Trunk or Treat Employees and volunteers with Car-Mart in Grove will host a trunk or treat from 2 to 6 p. m., Saturday, Oct. 31, at dealership, 3618 U. S. Highway 59 North, Grove. Volunteers from area groups and businesses have been invited to “decorate” trunks for the event. It will include a costume contest, games, candy and more. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, persons interested may contact Donny Dean at 918-791-3058. Immanuel Lutheran Trunk or Treat Volunteers with Immanuel Lutheran Church in Grove will host a Trunk or Treat event beginning at 6 p. m., Saturday, Oct. 31, at the church, 706 Rockwood Drive, Grove. The event will also include a mini-walk through haunted house. For more information, persons interested may call 918-786-4585.

Page 4 of 7 – Community of Christ Trunk or Treat Volunteers with Community of Christ in Grove will host a Trunk or Treat from 5 to 8 p. m., Saturday, Oct. 31, at the church, located behind Dollar General at 430 21st Street, Grove. The event will include candy, free hot dogs and chips, and a chance to vote on the best decorated trunk. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, persons interested may contact Linda Alexander at 918-591-1264. 26th Annual Hallelujah Party Volunteers from Cornerstone Church and area organizations will host the 26th annual Hallelujah Party from 5 to 8:30 p. m., Saturday, Oct. 31, at the Grove Civic Center, 1702 South Main, Grove. The event, which includes 50 games to play, is designed to serve as a one-stop, safe environment for area children. Candy is given as prizes at each game. Prize drawings will be held throughout the evening. A concession stand will be available. Costumes are not required. Organizers suggest participants wear non-scary and no inappropriate costumes. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, persons interested may call the church office at 918-786-6164. Costume Skate The staff at Rocket Skating will host a Costume Skate from 2 to 4 p. m., or 6 to 10 p. m. Saturday, Oct. 31, at the rink, 61805 East 315 Road, Grove. Regular skating prices apply. Normal dress code rules apply. For safety reasons no masks may be worn or accessories carried in. For more information, persons interested may call 918-787-8746. Grace Point UMC Bazaar Volunteers at Grace Point (Cleora) United Methodist Church are hosting the Seventh Annual Chili Fest and Bazaar from 11 a. m. to 2 p. m., Saturday, Oct. 31, at Grace Point (Cleora) UMC, 451154 E. 295 Road, Afton. The event will include chili, a book signing by authors Bruce Howell and Jaymie Mathena, items for sale including vintage jewelry, cookbooks, baked goods, peanut brittle and more. Howell, noted historian, will autograph his newest publication “1806; Settling the Cherokee Nation” while Mathena, a children’s book author, will sign “Timeus’ Amazing Journey” the story of the little donkey who carried Jesus into Jerusalem. Proceeds will benefit mission projects sponsored by the church. For more information, persons interested may call 918-256-3665. City of Jay’s Trunk or Treat Volunteers with the city of Jay will host a Trunk or Treat from 6 to 9 p. m., Saturday, Oct. 31, on the Courthouse Square in Jay. The event will include a bounce house, a showing of the movie Maleficent at 9 p. m. on the courthouse lawn and a petting zoo sponsored by the Jay FFA. A costume contest will take place at 7 p. m., at the gazebo for students birth to 12-years-old.

Page 5 of 7 – Additionally, Halloween movies for students between the ages of 11 and 18 will be shown at the new Boys and Girls club house from 7 to 11 p. m. Vendors are welcome to set up on the lawn. Participating organizations should be prepared to hand out candy to more than 2,000 children and provide their own electricity. For more information about the event or to become a vendor, persons interested may contact Charlotte Howe at 918-253-4148 or cityofjay2@gmail. com. SUN. 10.30 to 11.22 Grove VFW Turkey Shoot The Annual Grove VFW Post 8380 Turkey Shoot will take place beginning at 10 a. m., Sundays now to Nov. 22, at the post, located south of Grove on Highway 59. Signups will begin at 10 a. m., with the shoots starting at 11 a. m. Cost is $2 per shot and $1 per splatter shot. The Auxiliary shack will be open for refreshments. Proceeds will go toward the veteran’s relief fund. For more information, persons interested may call 918-786-2375. WED. 11.04 AARP Driver Safety Program Local classes for the AARP Driver Safety Program will take place in March to 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, Nov. 4 and Dec. 5. For more information, or to learn the time and location of an individual class, persons interested may call Frank Houck at 918-787-6532. FRI. 11.06 Turkey Ford Carnival The Turkey Ford Fall Carnival will take place at 6 p. m., Friday, Nov. 6, at the school, 23900 South 670 Road, Wyandotte (located north of Grove on Highway 10 to South 670 Road). For more information, persons interested may contact school officials at 918-786-4902. SAT. 11.07 4th Annual Craft Fair Members of St. Mark’s Catholic Church in Pryor will host the Fourth Annual Craft Fair on Saturday, Nov. 7, at the church in Pryor. It will feature more than 30 booths with homemade crafts, jewelry, soaps, wood carvings, pottery, quilts, holiday decor and more. Funds raised will benefit the 100 food baskets distributed by the church during Thanksgiving and Christmas. For more information, persons interested may call 918-825-4186 or email stmarkspryor@gmail. com. 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. Saturday, Nov. 7, 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, retried teacher and librarian, along with a craft related to the stories. For more information, persons interested may call 918-694-4518.

Page 6 of 7 – Holiday Craft Market & Trade Day Volunteers at Church on the Lake, located one and half miles east of Ketchum on Highway 85, will host an annual Holiday Craft Market and Trade Day from 9 a. m. to 4 p. m., Saturday, Nov. 7. The free one-day event will offer attendees an opportunity to get a jump on their Christmas gift-giving through a wide variety of vendors offering crafts and items for sale, trade or barter. Vendors include Avon, LoveLeigh Life Photography, MaryKay, Pampered Chef, Scentsy, and DoodleThreadz custom embroidery as well as individuals or crafters offering pecans for holiday baking, Mennonite baked goods/noodles, jewelry, unique watches, quilted bags, purses & blankets, plastic canvas, handmade wooden pens, pillows, and crocheted hats & scarves. COTL youth will offer a food concession booth and door prizes will be given away throughout the day to attendees. A silent auction will also run in conjunction with the craft market and trade day. Proceeds from the event will support COTL’s youth outreach around the South Grand Lake area including their Fusion Teens, which meet Sunday mornings and Wednesdays evenings for worship and Bible study, and Noah’s Closet, which provides clothing and school supplies to elementary school children in need of assistance. For more information, or to become a vendor, persons interested may contact Teresa Deckard at 918-527-4512 or teresadeckard@yahoo. com. Booth fees are $20 for an inside booth and $10 for an outside booth. Early bird deadline to reserve booth space is Oct. 30. MON. 11.09 Beauties of Nature Members of the Grand Lake Audubon Society will hold their monthly meeting at 7 p. m., Monday, Nov. 9, at Grace Presbyterian Church, Fourth and Main, Grove. Tom Whipple, a Grove photographer, will present a program “The Beauties of Nature” featuring birds, wildlife and landscape. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, persons interested may visit www. grandlakeaudubonsociety. com. SAT. 11.14 Jean Loyd Toy Run The Grove Posse will host the Jean Loyd Toy Run, beginning at 10 a. m., Saturday, Nov. 14, at the Grove Community Center, 104 West Third, Grove. The parade of bikes will end at the Grove VFW, where toys will be dropped off. The Grove VFW is located approximately two miles south of Grove on Highway 59. For more information, or to learn how to participate, persons interested may contact Cheryl Marshall at 918-964-0951. SAT. 11.21 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. Saturday, Nov. 21, at the Port of Entry shopping center, just south of the intersection of Highway 125 and 85A, going towards Monkey Island.

Page 7 of 7 – The event will include a story time read by Joyce Weber, retried teacher and librarian, along with a craft related to the stories. For more information, persons interested may call 918-694-4518. Hickory Grove Cake Walk/Auction The annual Cake Walk and Pie Auction for Hickory Grove School will take place at 6:30 p. m., Saturday, Nov. 21, with proceeds to go for gifts for the children and candy bags for the annual Christmas Tree project. A drawing will take place for a turkey basket. The annual Christmas Tree will take place at 6 p. m., Saturday, Dec. 19, at the school. Hickory Grove School is located on 250 Road near the Hickory Grove Fire Department. For more information, persons interested may call 918-787-5581. SAT. 12.05 Christmas Thyme Tour of Homes The annual Christmas Thyme Tour of Homes, sponsored by the Sweet Annie’s Herb Club, will take place from 10 a. m. to 4 p. m., Saturday, Dec. 5, in Grove. Seven homes will be featured. Tickets are $10 per person and will be available later this fall at Weathered Charm, Grand Savings Bank and Rustic Rehab. For more information, persons interested may contact Mardee Dodge at 918-791-9355. 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. Saturday, Dec. 5, 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, retried teacher and librarian, along with a craft related to the stories. For more information, persons interested may call 918-694-4518. SAT. 12.19 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. Saturday, Dec. 19, 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, retried teacher and librarian, along with a craft related to the stories. For more information, persons interested may call 918-694-4518.

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