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Published on May 15, 2018 3:37PM

Brady Long prepares oysters at the Seneca Oyster Feed last year. The event will take place Saturday, May 19, this year.

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Brady Long prepares oysters at the Seneca Oyster Feed last year. The event will take place Saturday, May 19, this year.

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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.


Thursday, May 17

Chamber of commerce meeting


• 10:30 a.m., chamber office, 301 W. Main St., John Day

The public is 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 will be Grant County Fair Manager Mindy Winegar. For more information, call the chamber at 541-575-0547.


Farmers market meeting


• 5:30 p.m., Outpost restaurant, John Day

People interested in becoming a part of the local farmers market are encouraged to attend the meeting, with a no-host dinner. Updated guidelines and vendor applications will be available. For more information, call 541-932-4718 or 541-733-8778.


Friday, May 18

Interior decorating class


• 6:30 p.m., House to Home, 131 E. Main St., John Day

The first of a three-part feng shui series, the class’s theme is “Making the most of small spaces.” The cost is $5, and participants can register on House to Home’s Facebook page or in the store on the sign-up sheet. For more information, call Kattie Piazza at 541-575-0233.


Jeff Crosby & the Refugees concert


• 7 p.m., Madden Brothers Performing Arts Center, John Day

Doors open at 6 p.m. Opening act Brass Tacks plays at 7 p.m. The headliner starts at 8:30 p.m. Tickets cost $15-30, available at maddenbrothers.tix.com or at the door.


Friday-Saturday, May 18-19

Community art show


• 5-8 p.m. Friday

• 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday

• Madden Brothers Performing Arts Center, John Day

Artists, photographers and authors are encouraged to display their work at the 12th annual art show. Art will be accepted from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, May 17, and from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, May 18. There will be a $5 charge for displaying three pieces of work from artists and photographers, and a $5 charge for authors. Help setting up for the show would be appreciated. To enter work into the show or for more information, contact Patricia Ross at 541-932-4856 or Joan Hopper at 541-379-8963.


Saturday, May 19

Lake Creek Youth Camp cleanup


• 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Lake Creek Camp, Logan Valley

Anyone interested in helping clean up can show up, and groups of three or more may call ahead in order to provide a general head count for lunch, which will be provided for the volunteers. Those who plan to be working outside are asked to bring gloves and rakes. For more information, call RoseAnn Palmer at 541-575-2831.


Living History tours


• 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Grant County Historical Museum, Canyon City

Tours will cover the museum, featuring live actors and presentations of Grant County’s background and some of its most famous figures, and will also visit nearby St. Thomas Episcopal Church, a 142-year-old church that has survived three fires during Canyon City’s history. The cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 7-17, and children under 7 are free. Participants are asked to preregister at bmlt.org/upcomingevents/2018/5/19/living-history. For more information, visit the registration website or call Blue Mountain Land Trust at 541-620-5754.


Seneca Oyster Feed


• Noon, Seneca park

The 27th annual Seneca Oyster Feed will feature live music, a softball tournament, a golf scramble and all-you-can-eat oysters. A hamburger stand will also be open, and a beer garden will be provided by 1188 Brewing. A raffle and silent auction will hand out over $1,000 in prizes. The People Mover will provide shuttle services from John Day to Seneca. Citywide yard sales will be held during the event. To register for softball, call Andrea at 541-620-2603; for the golf scramble, call Shane at 541-620-4910. For more information, contact Seneca City Hall, 541-542-2161.


Monday, May 21

Donkey basketball


• 6 p.m., Grant Union Junior-Senior High School new gym

All are welcome for a fun-filled family night watching teams from John Day, Prairie City, Seneca and Mt. Vernon battle it out on the donkey basketball court. Advance tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for students in grades 7-12 and $4 for those in grades K-6. At the door, prices are $2 more. Tickets are available at Les Schwab Tires, Ed Staub & Sons and from any Grant Union FFA member. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.


Tuesday, May 22

Spring concert


• 7 p.m., Grant Union Junior-Senior High School

The Grant Union junior and senior bands and combined choir will present their spring concert with a superhero theme at the new gym at the school.


Wednesday, May 23

Choir and handbell concert


• 6:30 p.m., New Life Bible Church, Long Creek

The Singers and Handbell Choir of Cornerstone Bible Institute, based in Hot Springs, South Dakota, will perform. For more information, contact the church at 541-421-3888.


Grant County Democrats meeting


• 6:30 p.m., Canyon City Community Hall

Local Democrats are encouraged to attend. For information, call 541-542-2633.


Wednesday, May 30

Malheur National Forest open house


• 5 p.m., Grant County Regional Airport

The public is encouraged to attend and learn about projects and activities being implemented in the Blue Mountain and Prairie City Ranger Districts during 2018. Subject matter consists of on-the-ground projects that have completed the planning phase, and annual maintenance work will not be covered. A comprehensive map will be available at the open house, and can also be found at fs.usda.gov/malheur. For more information, call 541-575-3000.



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