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Upcoming events in Grant County.

Published on August 8, 2017 4:44PM

A competitor faces down a bull during last year’s freestyle bullfighting event at the Grant County Fair. Bullfighting returns at 7:30 p.m. Saturday this year at the fairgrounds.

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A competitor faces down a bull during last year’s freestyle bullfighting event at the Grant County Fair. Bullfighting returns at 7:30 p.m. Saturday this year at the fairgrounds.

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One boy hands an Otter Pop to another boy during the Grant County Fair parade last year. The parade is planned for 10 a.m. Saturday this year.

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One boy hands an Otter Pop to another boy during the Grant County Fair parade last year. The parade is planned for 10 a.m. Saturday 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 on Page A17.


Wednesday, Aug. 9

Medicare basics workshop


• 2-4 p.m., Grant County Senior Center, 142 NE Dayton St., John Day

• 6-8 p.m., Blue Mountain Hospital Conference Room, 170 Ford Road, John Day

An expert from Oregon’s Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance Program will explain the basics of Medicare, how to enroll, costs and financial help options and where to go for help. Anyone is welcome to attend.


Wednesday-Saturday, Aug. 9-12

Grant County Fair


• 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday

• 8 a.m. to midnight Friday-Saturday

•Grant County Fairgrounds, 411 NW Bridge St., John Day

Highlights include free day Wednesday, the ranch breakfast from 6-9 a.m. Friday, country musician Ned LeDoux at 7:30 p.m. Friday, the parade at 10 a.m. Saturday, the pie contest at 12 p.m. Saturday, 4-H/FFA awards at 2 p.m. Saturday, the 4-H/FFA livestock auction at 5 p.m. Saturday and freestyle bullfighting at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. For more information, visit grantcountyfairgrounds.com or call 541-575-1900.


Friday-Sunday, Aug. 11-13

Hope4Paws yard sale fundraiser


• 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Four Seasons Plumbing lot, N. Canyon Blvd., John Day

• 9-11 a.m. Sunday, Four Seasons Plumbing lot, N. Canyon Blvd., John Day

The pet rescue and education nonprofit will accept items donated in advance, and volunteers also will accept donations at the yard sale site on Thursday, Aug. 10, the day before the sale. Those with questions about acceptable donations can call Hope4Paws at 541-575-0500.


Saturday, Aug. 12

John Day Farmers Market


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

The market features crafts, baked goods, produce, kids activities, entertainment and information booths. For more information, call 541-792-0958 or email johndayfarmersmarket@gmail.com.


Friday, Aug. 18

Eclipse country music dance and concert


• 7-11 p.m., Prairie City Senior Center

Residents of all ages are welcome to enjoy music by the Copper Ridge Band. Refreshments of iced tea, lemonade and water will be provided, and no alcohol, vaping or smoking will be allowed. The cost to attend is by donation, and all funds raised will benefit the Prairie City Senior Center.


Saturday, Aug. 19

MoonLIT Music Festival


• 2 p.m. to midnight, Grant County Fairgrounds, John Day

Several local and regional artists will present multiple genres of music, including country, alternative, rock, pop and folk. Headliner bands include Jane N The Jungle, Hit Factory, Wind Fields, VCI Audio and Jamie Rachelle. Local musicians include Les Church of Prairie City, performing with Gary Battle of Oakridge and Prairie City; Marcus Perkins of John Day, joined by Nathan Delano of Pendleton; Samantha Floyd of Canyon City; Austin McKrola of Mt. Vernon; sisters Aliciana and Maleah Archibald of John Day; and Peter and Rachel Lyttlewood of Long Creek. Tickets are available at MoonLitMusicFestival.com. For more information, call 541-575-0547.


Saturday-Monday, Aug. 19-21

Art show


• 9 a.m. to dusk, Prairie City Motors, 222 NW Water Alley, Prairie City

An open-air, two-man local art show will be open and free to the public. The show will feature modern fine art from the Rev. David Seacord and welded creations of repurposed and found metals by Ingo Wedde. The artists will be present to host attendees.


Monday, Aug. 21

Total solar eclipse


• 10:21 a.m., Grant County

Observers will see approximately 2 minutes, 6 seconds of darkness as the moon totally blocks out the sun. The partial eclipse will begin at about 9:08 a.m.


Chris Knight acoustic concert


• 9 p.m., Madden Brothers Performing Arts Center, John Day

The rural, folk rock, Americana singer will perform an acoustic set. Doors open at 7 p.m. for VIP and at 8 p.m. for general admission. Suds Pub will provide food and beverages, and all ages are welcome. Tickets start at $30 and may be purchased at maddenbrothers.tix.com or by calling 1-800-595-4849.



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