Ribbon Cuttings
Thursday, April 18
10 a.m.
Smith & Gray Company, LLC
At the Chamber office
Saturday, April 27
11:00 a.m.
Har-Ber Village Nature Trail
4404 W. 20th St.
Friday, May 17
10:00 a.m.
Fired Up!
27 W. 3rd St., Grove
Friday, May 17
10:30 a.m.
Tristah's Boutique
2123 S. Main, Suite F
Upcoming Events
To have your event included in this section, email connieking.gacc@gmail.com before noon on Monday.

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT - RIVER BEND CASINO
Club 60 West - River Bend Casino
Friday, April 19 - 8 p.m. - "Eastern Heights"
Saturday, April 20 - 6 p.m. - Dinner & a Show - "Todd Oliver & Irving
the Talking Dog"
Saturday, April 20 - 8 p.m. - "DJ Kennedy - Mobile DJ"
Friday, April 26 - 8 p.m. - "Lickitty Split"
Saturday, April 27 - 8 p.m. - "DJ Matt - Mobile DJ
For upcoming shows, visit  https://www.riverbendcasino.com/entertainment

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT - GRAND LAKE CASINO
Venue 655 - Grand Lake Casino
Friday, April 26, 9 p.m. - "Torn"
Friday, May 3, 9 p.m. - "Flaming the Red"
For upcoming shows, visit https://grandlakecasino.com/entertainment/

BAGS AND BLACKJACK CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT
April 19 & 20, 6 p.m., Grand Lake Casino
Head on over to Grand Lake Casino for the 1st ACL regional event!! Test your
skill in the singles and doubles competitions, and test your luck at the slots and tables between matches. There will be $1.50 drafts and margaritas all day. Get
pre-registered today because the event is capped at 20 teams!!!

3RD ANNUAL FISH FRY - AAA BUSINESS SYSTEMS
Friday, April 19, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., 2715 N. Drake, Fayetteville, AR
Great food, networking, door prizes & entertainment.
Register at marketing@aaabm.com

EASTER BUNNY - THE MUDDY PEARL
Saturday, April 19, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. The Easter Bunny will be visiting The Muddy Pearl at Annie's Galleria for three hours on this date. Be sure to get your little ones in to see him before he hops off to his next location.

UPCOMING EVENTS - RUSTIC REHAB
Thursday, April 25, 6 p.m., Alcohol Ink Paint Class, 2 tiles for $20
Friday, April 26, 7 - 9 p.m., Paint on Canvas, $35
Saturday, April 27, 10 a.m. - noon, Author Jordan Craig book signing
Monday, April 29, 6 p.m., Lillian's Garden Chair Workshop

SECOND CHANCE PET RESCUE'S FIRST ANNUAL EGG MY YARD
Egg My Yard is a fun way to support Second Chance Pet Rescue! Your children, grandchildren (or favorite Easter egg loving person!) could wake up on Easter morning to the surprise of finding their yard filled with colorful plastic Easter eggs stuffed with treats. You can choose how many eggs you want delivered to your house. You will also need to choose the night that you want them delivered; Friday, April 19 or Saturday, April 20. Address must be within a 15 mile radius from the shelter. You can order securely and safely online, or go into the shelter to place your order.   https://www.secondchancepetsponsors.org/egg-my-yard.html
100% of the proceeds from Egg My Yard will go to continue to provide outstanding care to the homeless pets in the shelter!

SCAVENGER HUNT ON THE NATURE TRAIL
Saturday, April 20, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Har-Ber Village Nature Trail
Scavenger hunt on the Nature Trail. Instructions will need to be picked up at the Har-Ber Village Museum Nature Center. Museum admission is not required.

BERNICE NATURE CENTER ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNT
Saturday, April 20, 1 p.m., Bernice Nature Center
Hop on down to the Bernice Area of Grand Lake State Parks for the 14th Annual Easter Egg Hunt. Peter Cottontail himself will be arriving in the park with candy and toy filled Easter eggs for children 12 and under to gather. Peter Cottontail will be available for photos before the event. This event will take place rain or shine.

GRAND LAKE YOUTH ART SHOW
Friday, April 26 to Sunday, April 28, Grove Community Center
10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Sunday. Refreshments will be served from 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. on Saturday. The event is sponsored by members of the Grove Springs Cultural District, Brush & Palette Art Gallery, in partnership with Grand Lake area schools and businesses. For more information call 918-786-9698.

GRAND OPENING - NATURE TRAIL
Saturday, Apr 27, 2019, 11 a.m., Har-Ber Village Museum
Celebrate the Grand Opening of Har-Ber Village’s Nature Trail with fiddle music, celebratory messages, and trail mix. Thank you to the Oklahoma Tourism Department’s Recreational Trail Program and the many volunteers who made this possible. Museum admission not required. 

ART IN THE GARDEN
Saturday, May 4, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Lendonwood Gardens

UPCOMING EVENTS - SHANGRI-LA
Friday - Sunday, May 3 - 5 - In-Water Boat Show at Shangri-La Marina -
918-257-4898
Saturday, May 4, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Demo Day at Shangri-La Golf Club (Titleist, Ping, and Callaway) – 918-257-4204
Saturday, May 4, 6 p.m., Ladies Night Sip & Paint on Doc's covered patio at the resort hotel
Monday - Wednesday, June 17 - 19 - Junior Players Academy at Shangri-La Golf Club – 918-257-4204

SHOOTING PACKAGES/FUNDRAISING SHOOT
Indigo Sky Casino & Resort is pleased to announce a partnership with Shawnee Skies Training Center and Shooting Complex, located just outside Seneca, Missouri. Corporate packages, team building packages, and individual shoots for skeet, trap, sporting clays, and 50 yard pistol can be arranged by contacting Sandra Pennington at sandrap@indigoskycasino.com. On May 18 at 9 a.m. a fundraising shoot will be held at the range for Make-A-Wish Foundation of Oklahoma. Everyone is invited to this great cause. Lunch will be provided. Sign up before May 10th by calling 918-238-CLAY.

BARKARITAVILLE - SECOND CHANCE PET RESCUE
Saturday, May 18, 5:30 - 9:00 - Hosted by The Parrot Steakhouse & Grill
Tickets available at Second Chance Thrift Shop or Shelter and The Parrot Steakhouse & Grill

HAPPENINGS AT ST. ANDREW'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH
Bluegrass jam session every Monday from 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m
Palm Sunday Service - Sunday, April 14, 10 a.m., The Service of Palms to remember Jesus' triumphal entry to Jerusalem.
Maundy Thursday , Thursday, April 18, 6 p.m. dinner/7 p.m. service - The commemoration of the Last Supper at Passover. 
Good Friday Service , Friday, April 19, 7 p.m., The Service of Good Friday commemorates a portion of the time Jesus was in the grave.
Holy Saturday Vigil , Saturday, April 20, 8 p.m.,The Vigil of Holy Saturday commemorates a portion of the time Jesus was in the grave.
Easter Sunrise Service , Sunday, April 21, 6:30 a.m., A beautiful Service celebrated as the sun rises on Easter morning.

UPCOMING EVENTS AT GROVE PUBLIC LIBRARY
Movers & Shakers , Fridays at 10:30 a.m.- Music and movement class for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and their grown-ups.
Early Literacy Storytime , Mondays at 10:30 a.m.- Stories, rhymes, songs, crafts and more, for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and their grown-ups.
Tracing our Family History, Genealogy class for beginners. April 11th at 5:30 p.m.. Pizza will be provided.
Delaware County Genealogical Society Meeting, Tues, April 16th at 7 p.m.
Art Club , Thursday, April 18 at 4 p.m. - Art projects for kids ages 6-11.
Pinterest Group , Tuesday, April 23 at 6:30 pm. Adults make Pinterest inspired crafts.
Grand Lake Area Poets’ and Writers’ Group , Tuesday, April 23rd at 7 p.m. - Get together with local writers and poets
Teen Pinterest , Thursday, April 25 at 5:30 p.m. - Teens make Pinterest inspired crafts.
STEM Lab , Monday, April 29 at 4 p.m.- STEM challenges for kids ages 6-11.
Teen Pinterest , Thursday, April 25 at 5:30 p.m. - Teens make Pinterest inspired crafts.
Tiny Techies , Tuesday, April 30 at 4 p.m. - Hands-on exploration of coding, robotics & technology for kids ages 3-6.
Visit their website at http://www.eodls.org/testsite/grove/

Ribbon Cuttings
PRMG, located at 7 E. 3 rd in downtown Grove was the gathering spot for a ribbon cutting hosted by the Grove Area Chamber of Commerce ambassadors and staff on Thursday, April 11. Sherry and Randy Sherrell are thrilled to be back in the Grove and Grand Lake area doing full service lending.
The Grove Area Chamber of Commerce ambassadors and staff hosted a ribbon cutting for new Chamber member  The Fireplace & More Store  on Friday, April 12 at the Chamber office. The Fireplace & More Store, operating out of Joplin, Missouri, began its humble beginnings in a barn in 1999 and has since become one of the biggest fireplace stores in and around the area selling all types of fireplaces from inserts to pellet stoves to outdoor kitchens.
Will you be attending the May Chamber Connection Luncheon?
LOCATION
Grove Community Center

DATE AND TIME
05/09/19 12:00pm - 05/09/19 1:00pm

I'll be there!
You are invited to attend CREATE BRIDGES (Celebrating Retail, Accommodations, Tourism and Entertainment by Building Rural Innovations and Developing Growth Economies). This is a new and exciting 2 year program for multi-county regions to develop their retail and hospitality industries. The project brings an innovative approach to addressing business and workforce development at no cost to the region. The CREATE Academy will provide an overview of the program and an economic profile of the region as it relates to retail, accommodations, tourism and entertainment. It will also discuss the elements driving these trends and how investing in CREATE BRIDGES workforce benefits your business and region.

April 24 from 2 - 4 p.m., Northeast Tech Center, Kansas OK

Be sure to attend the 2019  Toes in the Grand Summer Kickoff Festival May 31st - June 1st at Grove's Wolf Creek Park. Join us for Mid America's largest FREE Trop Rock music festival plus hydroplane boat racing, Major League Fishing, arts and crafts, fireworks, and more!

Presented by the Grove Convention & Tourism Bureau and sponsored by Cherokee Casino Grove, Grand River Dam Authority, Mulligans, Patricia Island Country Club, Grand Country Pest Control, Grove Area Chamber of Commerce, Plum Farmaceutical, and Delaware County TSET.
Board of Directors
Kim Shearer, Grand Country Pest Control
Chairman

Jeff Dozier, Cherokee Storage
Immediate Past Chairman

Amy Napier, First National Bank
Chairman Elect

Ellen O'Dell, Ferra Aerospace
Treasurer

Dustin Able, Grand Savings Bank
Terra Apperson, The Muddy Pearl
Ivan Devitt, The Dodd Company
Wanda Endicott, Grove Ice & Iron
Angela Hamilton, Grand River Abstract & Title Co.
Cindy Hefner, Northeast Oklahoma Electric Cooperative
Sandra Martin, Apex Title & Closing Services
Joy Justice-Moss, Northeast Technology Center
Robert Rupp, INTEGRIS Grove Hospital
Andy Stewart, Patricia Island Country Club
Elizabeth West, Grand Lake Mental Health Center
Mike Williams, Shangri-La Resort
Steve Williams, Williams Homes

Ex-Officio
Bill Keefer, City Manager
Grove Area Chamber of Commerce | 9630 US Hwy 59, Suite A, Grove, OK 74344
(918) 786-9079
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