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Published on June 12, 2018 4:14PM

Addison Wilson rides her horse at a fast clip during the goat tying event at a Cinnabar Mountain Playdays youth rodeo last year. The rodeos kick off for the season Saturday, June 16.

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Addison Wilson rides her horse at a fast clip during the goat tying event at a Cinnabar Mountain Playdays youth rodeo last year. The rodeos kick off for the season Saturday, June 16.

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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, June 14

Farmers market meeting


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

The meeting is open to the public, and anyone with questions or an interest in the market is encouraged to attend. 


Friday, June 15

Grant County Health Fair


• 6 a.m. to noon, Grant Union Junior-Senior High School new gym

Blood tests are $17 and require 12 hours of fasting prior. Pre-registration will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 13 and 8 a.m. to noon June 14 at Blue Mountain Hospital. Registration is also available at the fair. Special events will be 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. tai chi classes, a 9 a.m. hepatitis C presentation and a 10 a.m. sleep hygiene presentation. Approximately 40 booths are expected, including A1C, HGB and blood pressure stations. A prize drawing will be held. For more information or to inquire about a scholarship, call 541-575-1480.


Saturday, June 16

Farmers market


• 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Southwest Brent Street, John Day

The first market of the John Day Farmers Market’s ninth season will feature a variety of locally grown produce, homemade food and handmade crafts, plants, food and recipe samples and more. For more information, call 541-932-4718 or 541-733-8778.


Family Fun Day


• 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., John Day city park

The annual summer kick-off event for families will include arts, crafts and activity booths, some at a minimal cost; dental screenings; a kids bike helmet exchange; $1 hamburgers and hot dogs; and free snow cones. Other activities include a water slide, bounce house, Gaga ball and a ninja warrior race, for $5 a person. Purchase pre-sale wristbands at Families First Parent Resource Center, 401 S. Canyon Blvd. To volunteer, host a booth or inquire about a free family pass, call Families First at 541-575-1006.


Fox church benefit


• Noon, Fox Community Church

A potluck will be held at the schoolhouse across the highway from the church at noon, and those attending are asked to bring a dish. Music by the Grant County Jammers will be at the church starting at 1 p.m. The meal is hosted by the Long Creek Historical Society, and proceeds benefit restoration work on the church. For more information, call Jack Johns at 541-421-5542 or Pat McGirr at 541-421-3379.

Benefit banquet

• 4 p.m., Prairie City High School cafeteria

A silent auction will start the event, with a spaghetti dinner at 5 p.m. and a live auction following dinner. All proceeds will benefit LaRue Pryse in her fight against breast cancer. Auction items or financial donations can be arranged by calling Marlene Woodley at 541-820-3573.


Saturday-Sunday, June 16-17

Cinnabar Mountain Playdays


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

Registration for the youth rodeo begins at 8 a.m. Contestants are encouraged to dress in red, white and blue for the theme, “Patriot Days.” Membership for participants is a one-time fee of $30, and entry fees are $10 per day or $2 per event. The event is free for spectators. Future dates are July 21-22 and August 4-5. For more information, call Didgette McCracken at 541-575-3520 or visit Cinnabar Mountain Playdays on Facebook.


Tuesday, June 19

Prairie Water Serving Cooperation meeting


• 6:30 p.m., Prairie City public works building

Users of irrigation on the south side of Prairie City are encouraged to attend the annual meeting.


Friday-Saturday, June 22-23

3-on-3 basketball tournament


• 5 p.m. June 22

• 8 a.m. June 23

• Seventh Street Complex

The games are open to anyone over the age of 8. Divisions are youth, high school and adults, and winners in each division will receive prizes. Registration deadline is 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 20, and completed forms can be dropped off at Gleason Pool or the John Day-Canyon City Parks and Recreation office. For more information, call 541-575-0110 or email jdccpark.bobbee@gmail.com.


Saturday, June 23

Auxiliary yard sale


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

Blue Mountain Hospital Auxiliary’s yard sale is a fundraiser that supports the needs of Blue Mountain Hospital and Blue Mountain Care Center. A wide variety of items will be available for sale, and donations may be delivered to the community hall on Friday, June 22. If pick-up of donations is needed, call Virginia Miller at 541-932-4500.


Monday-Friday, June 25-29

Natural Resource Camp


• Lake Creek Youth Camp, Logan Valley

Youth in grades 7-9 will have the opportunity to learn about land management, natural resource jobs, local cultures and traditional crafts. The cost to attend is $70 and scholarships are available. To register, call OSU Extension Service at 541-575-1911 or go online to apps.ideal-logic.com/osuextension. For more information, contact Elise Delgado at 906-207-1415 or elise.delgado@outlook.com.


Tuesday, June 26

Senior Citizens Advisory Council meeting


• 11 a.m., Monument Senior Center

The Grant County Senior Citizens Advisory Council’s meeting will 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.


Saturday, June 30

Summer Fest 2018


• 5-9 p.m., John Day City Park

The event is open to adults 21 and up. Food and drinks will be available, as well as music by Wasteland Kings. Proceeds for the event go to John Day-Canyon City Parks and Recreation programs. For more information, call the parks and recreation office at 541-575-0110.



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