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Published on September 11, 2018 4:32PM

A dog participates in a previous Color Me Free Fun Run and Walk. The event takes place Sept. 22 this year.

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A dog participates in a previous Color Me Free Fun Run and Walk. The event takes place Sept. 22 this year.

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Cody Hewgley plays horseshoes during a previous Monument Buckaroo Festival & Fall Harvest Auction. The event takes place Sept. 22 this year.

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Cody Hewgley plays horseshoes during a previous Monument Buckaroo Festival & Fall Harvest Auction. The event takes place Sept. 22 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, 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.


Thursday-Saturday, sept. 13-15

Poetry readings and workshop


• 7 p.m. Thursday, John Day United Methodist Church

• 7-8:30 p.m. Friday, Harney County Library, 80 West D St., Burns

• 9-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Harney County Library

Oregon’s Poet Laureate, Kim Stafford, will host poetry readings and discussions on Thursday and Friday in John Day and Burns, and conduct a poetry workshop on Saturday in Burns. The readings are free and open to the public. The poetry workshop has limited seating, and pre-registration is required. For more information about the John Day event, contact Kris Beal at 541-932-4892. For more information about the Burns events, call Kate Marsh at 541-573-7204 or 360-301-2236.


Friday-Saturday, Sept. 14-15

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, sept. 15

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. 20

Fall Festival


• 12-3 p.m., John Day Fossil Beds National Monument

Activities at the Cant Ranch event will include games, a cider press, a hay auction at 2 p.m. and a scavenger hunt. For more information, contact Michelle Ordway at 541-987-2333 or joda_interpretation@nps.gov.


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.


Monument Buckaroo Festival & Fall Harvest Auction


• Noon, Monument

The third annual celebration benefiting Monument Senior Center begins with 4-H food booths in the park at noon. Live music, horseshoes and games in the park start at 1 p.m., along with a silent auction at the senior center. The live auction begins at 3 p.m. in the park. A salmon and elk dinner takes place from 5-7 p.m. at the senior center for $15, $25 for couples or $7.50 for children 6-12 years old. Grand marshals are Bill and Mary Ella Neal. For more information, contact Judy Harris at 541-934-2244.


Wednesday, Sept. 26

Town hall meeting


• 7 p.m., Canyon City Community Hall

Jamie McLeod-Skinner, the Democratic candidate for Oregon’s Second Congressional District, will discuss rural healthcare, education, jobs, economic development, and public land management. For more information, call 541-921-7386.



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