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Published on May 16, 2017 4:54PM

Ruby Hopper is helped by her grandpa during the Figure 8 contest at a Cinnabar Mountain Playdays rodeo last year. The first playday of the year is scheduled for Saturday, May 20.

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Ruby Hopper is helped by her grandpa during the Figure 8 contest at a Cinnabar Mountain Playdays rodeo last year. The first playday of the year is scheduled for Saturday, May 20.

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The deadline for What’s Happening items is 5 p.m. Friday. Call the Eagle, 541-575-0710, or email editor@bmeagle.com. For meetings this week, see our list in the classifieds on Page B9.


Wednesday, May 17

Prairie City School kindergarten roundup


• 3 p.m., Prairie City School, Mrs. Sharp’s room

For children who will be 5 before Sept. 1, 2017, bring a copy of their birth certificate and immunization record. For more information, call the school, 541-820-3314.


Solar eclipse meeting


• 4 p.m., Canyon City Community Hall

The Grant County Chamber of Commerce will hold an informational meeting on the August 2017 solar eclipse. Residents can hear about the planning process and ask questions. For more information, call Tammy Bremner at the chamber office at 541-575-0547.


Fused glass workshop — canceled


The workshop scheduled from 6-9 p.m. at Grant Union Jr. Sr. High School has been canceled due to a family emergency for the instructor, who had to return home. For more information, contact JJ Collier at 541-980-4258 or 541-575-1799, ext. 36.


Thursday, May 18

Grant County Chamber meeting


• 11 a.m., Chamber of Commerce office, John Day

All are welcome to attend the business and board meeting of the Grant County Chamber of Commerce, with an adjournment to the Outpost Restaurant at noon. The guest speaker with be Irene Jerome, sharing information about the Firewise program. For more information, call the chamber at 541-575-0547.


Friday-Saturday, May 19-20

Spring Into Summer yard sales and bazaar


• Friday and Saturday, Dayville

• 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Dayville Community Hall

Town yard sales will be held at various locations in Dayville May 19 and May 20. A bazaar will be held at the Dayville Community Hall May 20. For more information, call Linda at 541-987-2443 or text Ilah at 541-620-1630.


Grant County Quilt Show


• 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Grant County Fairgrounds, John Day

• 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Grant County Fairgrounds, John Day

The Grant County Piecemakers Quilting Guild presents the 17th annual quilting show. The featured quilter will be Maggie Ball of Dragonfly Quilts. Several vendors for shopping will be available. There will be food, door prizes, special awards and a raffle for a quilt drawing. The cost of admission is $5 for both days. For more information, email gcpiecemakers@gmail.com, or call Lou’s Heartfelt Quilting at 541-620-2798, Quilts and Beyond at 541-820-4777 or the Shiny Thimble at 541-932-4111.


Saturday, May 20

Cinnabar Mountain Playdays


• 8 a.m., Grant County Fairgrounds, John Day

This is the first playday of the season. The youth rodeo starts at 9 a.m. Membership is $30 a person or $45 per family, and membership is required. Entry fees are $2 per event or $10 for the day. For more information, call 541-575-3520 or 541-792-0077, or email cmplaydays@gmail.com.


Auxiliary yard sale


• 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Canyon City Community Center

Blue Mountain Hospital Auxiliary’s yard sale is a fundraiser that supports the needs of Blue Mountain Hospital and Care Center. A wide variety of items will be available for sale, and donations will be accepted until Friday, May 19. To donate, call Virginia Miller at 541-932-4500.


Seneca Oyster Feed


• Noon, Seneca Park

The 26th annual Seneca Oyster Feed will feature a softball tournament, golf scramble and all-you-can-eat oysters. A hamburger stand will also be open. The beer garden will be provided by 1188 Brewing. A raffle, silent auction and 50-50 drawing will hand out over $1,000 in prizes. To register for softball, call Pete at 541-620-4533; for the golf scramble, call Chris at 541-542-2201. For more information, contact Seneca City Hall, 541-542-2161.


Loyce Phillips celebration


• 3 p.m., Mt. Vernon Grange

A celebration will honor Loyce Phillips for 40 years of service in the Mt. Vernon Grange. People can also view the business history curtain and listen to people speak about it. Cake, coffee and punch will be available. For more information, call Jean Sagert, 541-575-1007.


Sunday, May 21

Quilting workshop


• 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Grant County Fairgrounds, John Day

Maggie Ball of Dragonfly Quilts will host a workshop for quilters, focusing on her book, “Bargello Quilts with a Twist.” The cost to attend is $25. To sign up, email gcpiecemakers@gmail.com, or call Lou’s Heartfelt Quilting at 541-620-2798, Quilts and Beyond at 541-820-4777 or the Shiny Thimble at 541-932-4111.


Monday, May 22

Swim team sign ups


• 5:30-7:30 p.m., Gleason Pool, John Day

Sign ups for this year’s swim team will be at Gleason Pool. For more information, call Heather at 541-390-5790.


Tuesday, May 23

Spring concert


• 7 p.m., Grant Union Jr./Sr. High School new gym

All are welcome to be entertained by Grant Union band and choir students in grades 6-12 at the school’s spring concert. The concert will feature a number of movie themes.


Wednesday, May 24

Drama club presentation


• 7:30 p.m., Grant Union Jr./Sr. High School old gym

The Grant Union Jr./Sr. High School Drama Club will present two back-to-back, one-act comedies directed by Julie Reynolds. Middle school actors will open with “Snow White Lite,” a fun, sweet adaptation of the classic fairy tale by Jacob Dorn. The high school thespians will then present “The Entire American Revolution (In 40 Minutes or Less!)” by Eddie McPherson. The plays are produced by special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Service Inc.


Friday, May 26

Lynn McDonald retirement celebration


• 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Prairie City City Hall

Lynn McDonald is retiring after 28 years, and well-wishers will have a chance to say goodbye and meet the new city clerk. Cake will be served all day. For more information, call city hall at 541-820-3605.


Saturday, May 27

Eastern Oregon Half Marathon


• 7 a.m., Spray; 8 a.m., Service Creek

Oregon’s oldest half marathon kicks off from Service Creek to Spray at 8 a.m., but a shuttle will leave Spray at 7 a.m. to transport runners to the starting line. Preregister at runsignup.com or sign up the day of the race. For more information, visit sprayrodeo.com, call 541-362-6179 or email wagnerjcbc@hotmail.com.


Potluck and bingo


• 4 p.m., Mt. Vernon Community Hall

The Cinnabar Mountain Rendezvous will host a potluck and bingo. Bring a hot or cold dish to share, and table service. For more information, call Drew at 541-792-0393.



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