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Published on October 9, 2018 4:45PM

Blue Mountain Healthcare Foundation President Jack Southworth auctions off items during the annual fundraiser dinner, with Blue Mountain Hospital District CEO Derek Daly in the background. The event is Saturday, Oct. 20, this year.

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Blue Mountain Healthcare Foundation President Jack Southworth auctions off items during the annual fundraiser dinner, with Blue Mountain Hospital District CEO Derek Daly in the background. The event is Saturday, Oct. 20, this year.

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.


Grant County Wrestling Club registration and parent meeting

• 6 p.m., Grant Union High School old gym

Registration and a parent meeting starts at 6 p.m. All youths, ages 4-15 (freshman), are welcome to attend. Scholarships are available; contact a board member to learn more. A new girls division will be offered this year. Practice will begin Monday, Oct. 15, in the old gym and runs Mondays through Thursdays. Headgear is required, singlets are provided and some shoes are available to be borrowed.


‘Be the Difference’ training

• 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Grant County Regional Airport

Join us for a six-hour training exploring factors that impact the accessibility and effectiveness of our community services including trauma, poverty and what comes next. Light breakfast and lunch are provided, and door prizes will be awarded. Visit reg.planetreg.com/E979272931475 to register or for more information.


Forest health field tour

• 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., OSU Extension Office

For more information or to RSVP, call 541-575-1911.


‘Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia’

• 1-2:30 p.m., John Day DHS APD Office

An educational seminar will be held about Alzheimer’s disease and dementia and the different stages, risk factors and the latest research and treatments available. To learn more or register, call 1-800-272-3900.


Chamber of Commerce luncheon

• Noon, Outpost restaurant

After the business meeting at 10:30 a.m. at the chamber office, the monthly no-host luncheon will feature guest speaker Paula Gunther, district ranger for North Fork John Day Ranger District. For more information, call Tammy Bremner at 541-575-0547 or stop by the office, 301 W. Main St., John Day.

Dayville Community Fall Festival

• 6 p.m., Dayville Community Hall

For the event benefiting community hall renovations, attendees are asked to bring a salad or dessert, or chili to enter in the chili contest. Cornbread will be provided. Scarecrow winners will be announced. The event features a silent auction, cake walk and apple station. For more information, call 541-987-2188.

Community suicide forum

• 6:30 p.m., Grant County Fairgrounds Pavilion

Residents are invited to attend a forum featuring Kevin Hines, a suicide prevention and mental health advocate, documentary filmmaker and best-selling author. Two years after he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, Hines attempted to take his life by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge in 2000. He now travels the world to share his story in the hopes of preventing more suicides and educating people about wellness. For more information, visit kevinhinesstory.com.

Saturday, Oct. 13

Veterans information fair

• 2-7 p.m., John Day Elks Lodge

Veterans and families are invited to an event featuring information on a variety of veterans services, including telehealth, readjustment, transportation, legal services and suicide prevention. A free meal will be provided from 4-6 p.m. For more information, call 541-620-8057.

Saturday, Oct. 20

Blue Mountain Healthcare Foundation dinner and auction

• 5:30 p.m., John Day Elks Lodge

The Blue Mountain Healthcare Foundation will host its annual fundraising event, this year with a Halloween theme, “A Boo-tiful Night.” Proceeds benefit upgrades and projects in the hospital district. Admission is $30 per person or two for $50. Activities include a tri-tip dinner, door prizes, silent and live auctions, games and a costume contest. To RSVP by phone, for more information or to inquire about donations or table sponsors, contact Jena Knowles at 541-575-1311, ext. 2213, or jknowles@bluemountainhospital.org.


Benefit dinner to support GIST cancer research

• 4:30 p.m., John Day Golf Club

The golf club is hosting a benefit dinner for gastrointestinal stromal tumor cancer research. There will be two dinner times at 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. RSVP by Oct. 17. The cost is $15, $25 for a couple and $7 under the age of 7. Dinner will include pork roast, mashed potatoes, vegetables, salad, bread and dessert.


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