The deadline for What’s Happening items is 5 p.m. Friday. Call the Eagle, 541-575-0710, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For meetings this week, see our list in the classifieds.
Wednesday, Dec. 6
Grant School District input night
• 6 p.m., Seneca School Library
Parents and the community are invited to participate in an evening of feedback to share what is going well and help identify areas of improvement for the next year’s budgeting process.
Friday, Dec. 8
A classic Christmas concert
• 7 p.m., United Methodist Church, 126 NW Canton St., John Day
The Youth Arts Program is presenting a free concert, sponsored by the Juniper Arts Council. Music will be performed by three choirs (junior, intermediate and show), a string trio and two guitar groups. The ensembles include children and adults, and Christmas songs will be part of the concert.
Friday-Saturday, Dec. 8-9
Christmas in Mt. Vernon
• 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Mt. Vernon
Several businesses in Mt. Vernon have teamed up to present an annual holiday shopping feast. Participating locations include Shiny Thimble Quilts, Maudean Brown’s home, Patricia Ross’s art studio, the Silver Spur and Suds Pub. Watch for the red and green balloons. For more information, call Patricia at 541-932-4856.
Saturday, Dec. 9
Second Saturday gathering
• 11:20 a.m., Outpost Restaurant, John Day
Ladies of Grant County are invited to a special Christmas gathering, with carols and a video presentation on “The Whisper of Christmas.” Kathy Rogers will present music, and coffee and tea are complimentary at the no-host breakfast.
Timber Truckers Light Parade
• 6 p.m., downtown John Day
This year’s theme is “Truckin’ Thru the Snow.” Winners of the awards and cash drawings will be announced at the Elks Lodge immediately following the parade. The entry fee is $10. Registration is from 3-5:30 p.m. at Grant Western Lumber Co., where the parade will begin. The route will lead through town and turns left on the Third Street extension to the Elks Lodge. For more information, call Brenda at 541-429-0551 or Leslie at 541-620-4032.
Tuesday, Dec. 12
Dog etiquette class
• 5 p.m., OSU Extension office, 116 NW Bridge St., Suite 1, John Day
As a senior project, Maggie Justice is offering an interactive class for people interested in learning more about communication with dogs. The class will include activities and live dog demonstrations. For more information, call Justice at 541-820-3329.
Wednesday, Dec. 13
Pesticide training class
• 9:45 a.m., OSU Extension office, 116 NW Bridge St., Suite 1, John Day
The statewide videoconference training class includes four core ODA credits. For more information, call the OSU Extension office at 541-575-1911.
Grant County Senior Citizens Advisory Council meeting
• 11 a.m, Prairie City Senior Center, 204 N. McHaley St.
The purpose of the semi-annual meeting is to introduce new members of the council appointed by the Grant County Court and entertain new business proposed by council members. The public is welcome to attend.
Thursday, Dec. 14
Light Up a Life
• 6 p.m., Valley View Assisted Living, 112 Valley View Drive, John Day
All are welcome to the candlelight remembrance, which honors loved ones who have died. The service, organized by Blue Mountain Hospice, includes readings, music and refreshments. Donations are accepted at the door and help provide end of life care for hospice patients. For more information, call Blue Mountain Hospice at 541-575-1648 or email email@example.com.
Friday, Dec. 15
A snowman Christmas party
• 2:30 p.m., Blue Mountain Care Center, Prairie City
The care center will host an afternoon of festivities for residents, their families, and anyone else who wants to attend. Snack food, non-alcoholic drinks, Santa and live music will be provided. RSVP by Dec. 12 by calling the care center at 541-820-3341.