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, March 7
• 11:30 a.m., Nazarene Church, 521 E. Main St., John Day
A soup and bread lunch will be served, followed by a service. All are welcome to attend. For more information, call the church at 541-575-1895.
Democratic candidate forum
• 7 p.m., Canyon City Community Hall, 123 S. Washington St.
The Grant County Democrats will host six Democratic candidates running for representative of Congressional District 2: Jim Crary, Jamie McLeod Skinner, Michael Byrne, Tim White, Eric Burnette and Dr. Jenni Neahring. The seat is currently filled by Republican Rep. Greg Walden. At this forum the candidates will answer questions about their positions on various issues. The formal discussion will be followed by a meet and talk with the candidates. The community is welcome to attend. For more information, call 541-542-2633.
Friday, March 9
Spring Showcase and taco feed
• 6 p.m., Grant Union new gym, John Day
The Grant Union Gold dance team will present its Spring Showcase on Friday as a kickoff to state competition. A taco feed fundraiser held at 6 p.m. in the school cafeteria costs $5 per person, and children 6 and younger eat for free. The showcase, by donation, starts at 7 p.m. This year’s event will feature only Grant Union Gold, performing team routines, as well as solos and small group dances, which the girls have choreographed. The grand finale is the team’s state routine, “Rise.” All proceeds benefit the high school team.
Saturday, March 10
Hope4Paws ‘Spay-ghetti’ dinner and auctions
• 4-7 p.m., Grant County Fairgrounds pavilion
Participants can enjoy a dinner of spaghetti and all the fixings, and bid on silent auction items. Doors open at 4 p.m., with dinner service starting at 4:30 p.m., and a dessert auction will take place at 6 p.m. when the winners of the silent auction are announced. Trained rescue dogs will be special guests at the event. A no-host bar by Spitfire Cocktails will be available, and dinner is sponsored by the Squeeze In Restaurant. Admission is by donation, and all proceeds benefit the programs of Hope4Paws: Grant County.
Seneca PTA Bingo Fun Night
• 5-9 p.m., Seneca School gym
Doors open at 4:15 p.m. All are welcome to join in for an evening of games, prizes and food. Bingo cards are $10 for the first card with additional cards at $5 each, and 50/50 boards are available for $10 per square. During intermission, a Native American dance presentation by the Burns Paiute Indian Tribe will take place. Proceeds from the annual event benefit educational opportunities for the students.
Drama club double feature
• 7 p.m., Grant Union old gym
The Grant Union Drama Club will present two plays, “Cheating Death” and “Maniac Manor.” Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students.
Comedy magician Rob Rasner performance
• 7:30 p.m., Madden Brothers Performing Arts Center, 116 NW Bridge St., John Day
Professional comedian and magician Rob Rasner will present an evening of family-friendly fun. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets range from $15-25. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit maddenbrothers.tix.com or maddenbrothers.us.
Monday, March 12
Travel group meeting
• 6 p.m., Grant Union art room
Those interested in hearing about a travel opportunity to Peru with the Grant Union travel group are invited to attend a preliminary meeting. For more information, call JJ Collier at 541-575-1799, ext. 36.
Wednesday, March 14
• 11:30 a.m., Redeemer Lutheran Church, 627 Hillcrest Road, John Day
A soup and bread lunch will be served, followed by a service. All are welcome to attend. For more information, call the church at 541-575-2348.
• 7 p.m., Grant Union old gym
The high school band and choir will present their latest repertoire.
Saturday, March 17
Clay pigeon shoot
• 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Kimberly Rock Products pit, mile marker 9 on Highway 402
Events include jackpots, Annie Oakley and more, plus men’s, women’s and children’s competitions. The cost is $3 per shoot. For more information, call 541-934-2143.