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 on Page A17.
Wednesday, July 12
Solar eclipse meeting
• 4 p.m., Canyon City Community Hall
The Grant County Chamber of Commerce will host a meeting to update county residents about the August 21 total solar eclipse. City, EMS officials and others will share how they’re planning for the influx of visitors to the county.
Saturday, July 15
• Mt. Vernon class reunion
1 p.m., Mt. Vernon Community Center
The graduates of Mt. Vernon classes 1955-1959, as well as anyone else interested, are welcome to attend the reunion. An optional dinner is provided; the cost for dinner is $18. To RSVP for dinner or for more information, call Mary Ellen Brooks at 541-932-4540.
Sunday, July 16
Ritter, Range and Three-Mile schools 42nd reunion
• Noon, Ritter Hot Springs
Students, families and friends are invited to a potluck at noon. Coffee, lemonade, paper plates, silverware and napkins will be furnished. Call Vivian Morris, 541-421-3868, for more information.
Saturday, July 22
7 p.m., Grant County Fairgrounds, John Day
The 28th annual event, sponsored by the Whiskey Gulch Gang, will feature a variety of prizes, including $2,000 for first place, $1,500 for second place and $500 for third place. The entry fee is $50 per car, which includes the driver and one pit crew person; pit passes are $30 a person. Pre-sale tickets, $10 for adults and $6 for children 12 and younger, are available at John Day True Value, Nydam’s Ace Hardware and Les Schwab Tire Center. Tickets at the gate will cost $2 more. Children under 6 are free. For further information and rules, call Hugh Farrell at 541-575-0329 or 541-620-0931, or email email@example.com.