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Published on September 4, 2018 4:35PM

Stephan Miller of Bear Valley gives a thumbs up, ready to fly with pilot Doug Ferguson at last year’s fly-in with Stephan’s twin brother, Nathan, and their father also along for the ride. The event takes place Sept. 8 this year.

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Stephan Miller of Bear Valley gives a thumbs up, ready to fly with pilot Doug Ferguson at last year’s fly-in with Stephan’s twin brother, Nathan, and their father also along for the ride. The event takes place Sept. 8 this year.

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Levi Kalin of Mt. Vernon runs past Brett Copenhaver, left, and his mother, Cammi, as they plaster him with dry pink paint at last year’s Color Me Free Fun Run and Walk. The event takes place Sept. 22 this year.

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Levi Kalin of Mt. Vernon runs past Brett Copenhaver, left, and his mother, Cammi, as they plaster him with dry pink paint at last year’s Color Me Free Fun Run and Walk. The event takes place Sept. 22 this year.

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Saturday, sept. 8

Annual fly-in and breakfast


• 7-11:30 a.m., Grant County Regional Airport

Grant County Air Search will sponsor free airplane rides for children in grades 1-12. Breakfast will be available. For more information, contact airport manager Haley Walker at 541-575-1151.


Farmers market


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

The market features a variety of locally grown produce, homemade food and handmade crafts, plants, food and recipe samples, information booths and entertainment. For more information, call 541-575-0547 or 229-869-2136, or email johndayfarmersmarket@gmail.com.


Thursday, sept. 13

House District 60 coffee hour


• 9 a.m., Dayville Cafe, 212 Franklin St., Dayville

• 2 p.m., Timbers Bistro, 742 W. Main St., John Day

State Rep. Lynn Findley will discuss issues of importance among residents in House District 60. For more information, visit oregonlegislature.gov/findley.


Friday-Saturday, sept. 14-15

Poetry reading and workshop


• 7-8:30 p.m. Friday

• 9-11:30 a.m. Saturday

• Harney County Library, 80 West D St., Burns

Oregon’s Poet Laureate, Kim Stafford, will host a poetry reading and discussion on Friday, Sept. 14, and conduct a poetry workshop on Saturday, Sept. 15. The reading is free and open to the public. The poetry workshop has limited seating, and pre-registration is required. There is no charge for the workshop. For more information, call Kate Marsh at 541-573-7204 or 360-301-2236.


Oil painting class


• 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Keerins Hall

Local artist Patricia Ross will instruct the class, sponsored by the Grant County Art Association. Any skill level artist is welcome. The cost is $20. Space is limited. To register for the class or for more information, contact Eloise Boren at 541-987-2138 or email eloiseboren@gmail.com.


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.


Saturday, sept. 22

Canyon City Challenge 5K Poker fun run


• 8 a.m., Canyon City Park

Participants can register at the event or pick up a form at the Grant County Chamber of Commerce. The cost is $20 per person, with children under 10 years old free. Poker cards will be drawn at five locations and the holder of the best hand at the end wins a prize. Proceeds from the activity benefit family-friendly events and help expand the Canyon City park facilities.


Color Me Free Fun Run and Walk


• 9 a.m., John Day Industrial Park

Heart of Grant County’s fifth annual run and walk to kick off Domestic Violence Awareness Month benefits the organization’s services and support for survivors. Participants receive white T-shirts that paint throwers color during the event. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and costs $20 per person or $40 per family. The event starts at 10 a.m. For more information, call 541-575-4335.



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