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Published on October 16, 2018 4:42PM

Deja Amsden leans out of her crib to give two children a scare at a previous Canyon City haunted house. The haunted house will be open on Oct. 31 this year.

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Deja Amsden leans out of her crib to give two children a scare at a previous Canyon City haunted house. The haunted house will be open on Oct. 31 this year.

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This Dayville scarecrow entry won the Potluck Award during last year’s Dayville Community Fall Festival. The event is scheduled for Oct. 18 this year.

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This Dayville scarecrow entry won the Potluck Award during last year’s Dayville Community Fall Festival. The event is scheduled for Oct. 18 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.


WEDNESDAY, OCT. 17

‘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.


THURSDAY, OCT. 18

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. 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, for more information or to inquire about donations or table sponsors, contact Jena Knowles at 541-575-1311, ext. 2213, or jknowles@bluemountainhospital.org.


Monday, Oct. 22

Free dental services for Grant Union High School students


• All day, Grant Union Junior-Senior High School

Free dental services will be offered at Grant Union Junior-Senior High School by an Advantage Dental hygienist. Consent forms are available at the school office. Optional services include dental screening, fluoride application and dental sealants. For more information, contact Alanna Chamulak at 541-219-2397 or achamulak@gobhi.net.


Tuesday-Wednesday, Oct. 23-24

Scholarship and financial aid night


• 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dayville School computer lab

• 6 p.m. Wednesday, Grant County Extension back office classroom

A meeting will be held for sophomores, juniors, seniors and parents to discuss financial aid and scholarship information. Topics will include preparing for scholarships and financial aid, organization, efficiency, transfer options and a question-and-answer segment. For more information, call Didgette McCracken at 541-575-1911 or email her at mccrackd@oregonstate.edu.


FRIDAY, OCT. 26

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.


Halloween carnival


• 6-8 p.m., Prairie City High School old gym

The PTC of Prairie City High School will hold a Halloween carnival. Dinner of corn dogs, chips and water will be offered for $5, cotton candy for $1 and tickets for games are five for $1.


Saturday, Oct. 27

Silent Wave Horse Rescue open house


• 1-7 p.m., 48852 Highway 402, Kimberly

Meet the horses and tour the facility along the John Day River. The event features Caribbean dinner and drinks, auctions, games for kids, an equine welfare and training tips seminar and gun raffle. For more information, contact Lisa at 541-934-2132.


Wednesday, Oct. 31

Mad Hatters meeting


• 11:30 a.m., 1188 Brewing Co., John Day

The Mad Hatters club will meet for lunch. Members are encouraged to attend.


Canyon City haunted house


• 6 p.m., Canyon City Community Hall

Admission to the haunted house is free, and Canyon City Volunteer Fire Department will be giving out candy. There will be activities for all ages. For more information, call Nathan at 541-620-4980 or visit CCHHGrantcounty on Facebook.



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