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, Aug. 15
‘A Community Touched by Suicide’
• 6-8 p.m., John Day Senior Center
The public forum is sponsored by Community Counseling Solutions and Lines for Life. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, call 541-676-9161.
Wednesday-Saturday, Aug. 15-18
Grant County Fair
• 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., Wednesday-Thursday
• 8 a.m. to midnight, Friday-Saturday
• Grant County Fairgrounds, John Day
Features of the fair include a live concert by Lonestar on Friday, the parade on Saturday and daily entertainment acts by hypnotists, fiddlers, a comedy act and more. The pavilion is open during the day. Admission to the fair is $5 per day or $12 for a week pass; seniors are $2 per day, and children 5 years old and younger are free. Parking passes cost $3 per day or $10 for the week. The carnival will open at 5 p.m. Wednesday, 3 p.m. on Thursday and Friday and noon on Saturday. Passes for the fair and carnival can be purchased at Len’s Drug, Radio Shack, Bar WB, Boyer’s Store, Duke Warner Realty, Jonna Joe’s Hair Care and the fairgrounds. For more information, call the fair office at 541-575-1900 or visit grantcountyfairgroundsor.com.
Saturday, Aug. 18
• 8-10 p.m., John Day Fossil Beds, 9 miles west of Dayville
John Fiedor, retired National Park Service ranger, will host an evening of viewing planets, stars and galaxies at the Thomas Condon Paleontology Center. The outdoor viewing will be preceded by an astronomy program. Clear or cloudy, a program will be presented. There is no cost to attend. For more information, call the Fossil Beds at 541-987-2333.
• 8 p.m., Grant County Fairgrounds
Bullfighters will face off with nine purebred fighting bulls, supplied by Hamsher Fighting Bulls. A 50/50 raffle and pie auction will be held. Admission to the event is free with fair admittance.
Monday, Aug. 20
Regional tourism gathering
• 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Silvies Valley Ranch
The Eastern Oregon Visitors Association will present a gathering for businesses or those coordinating events or attractions. Chambers of commerce from Grant and Harney counties, as well as the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, will host the meeting. Participants are encouraged to learn how the EOVA and Travel Oregon communicate with potential visitors and share what’s happening with their business or event for EOVA to pass on. RSVP by Aug. 15 to the EOVA by email at email@example.com or by phone at 541-856-3272.
Tuesday, Aug. 21
Family fun evening
• 6-8 p.m., Grant County Historical Museum, Canyon City
Families are invited for an evening of fun and learning at the museum, with activities to include live history presentations, games and crafts and an ice cream treat. Children must be accompanied by an adult. The cost is $2 per person, and children 6 years old and younger are free. For more information, call the museum at 541-575-0362.
Monday, Aug. 27
Energy efficiency class
• 1:30 p.m., Oregon Trail Electric Co-op office, 400 Patterson Bridge Rd., John Day
OTEC will present a program titled “Energy 101: How to save money by saving energy.” The class is designed to help members learn about potential electricity inefficiency in their home and what programs are available to them. Participants can learn about general conservation and also ask specific questions about their unique situations. The class will last approximately an hour, and there is no charge to attend. Space is limited, and RSVPs are encouraged. For more information contact the OTEC office at 541-575-0161.
Wednesday, Sept. 5
Nonprofit ‘Nuts and Bolts’ planning workshop
• 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Grant County Regional Airport
The event, facilitated by the Nonprofit Association of Oregon, is designed to provide rural nonprofit organizations with the tools and knowledge to develop a strategic plan, write grants, put on an event and more. Registration is required, and space is limited to 25. For more information and to register, visit nonprofitoregon.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=3122.
Thursday, Sept. 6
Nonprofit resource roundup
• 8:45 a.m. to noon, Grant County Regional Airport
Nonprofit Association of Oregon is offering a no-cost opportunity for nonprofit staff, board and volunteers to connect, meet funders and learn about available resources. Registration is required. To register, visit nonprofitoregon.org/civicrm/event/info?id=3055&reset=1.
Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 15-16
Youth pheasant hunt
• 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Prairie Wood Products, Prairie City
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and partners stock pheasants for special hunts that give youth a head start on regular pheasant seasons. Quail and dove also can be hunted. The event is open to youth who have passed hunter education. There is no cost, but each participant must have a license ($10 for youth 12 and older, free for age 11 and under) to hunt. Youth hunters age 12-17 also need an upland game bird validation ($4). Each youth must be accompanied by an adult at least 21 years of age to supervise. To register or for more information, call the John Day office at 541-575-1167 or visit myodfw.com/workshops-and-events.