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Upcoming events in Grant County.

Published on September 12, 2017 5:11PM

National Parks Service retiree John Fiedor, a Dayville resident, is hosting a star program at the Thomas Condon Paleontology Center of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument Sept. 16.

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National Parks Service retiree John Fiedor, a Dayville resident, is hosting a star program at the Thomas Condon Paleontology Center of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument Sept. 16.

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Thursday, September 14

Small grants application training

• 5:30-6:30 p.m., John Day Fire Hall community room

The Juniper Arts Council is offering training on applying for small grants. The trainer will use the Juniper Arts Council Shelk Community Grant application and budget as a model at the training. The council is partnering again with the Shelk Foundation to offer small grants to Grant County organizations. The application will be available at the meeting and is due Nov. 2. The council will distribute approximately $3,000 with a maximum grant award of $1,000. For more information call President Kris Beal at 541-932-4892.

Saturday, Sept. 16

John Day Farmer’s Market

• 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – SW Brent St., John Day.

Crafts, baked goods, produce, kids activities, entertainment, information booths. For more information, call 541-792-0958 or email johndayfarmersmarket@gmail.com.

A Round for Kenya golf tournament

• 9 a.m., John Day Golf Club

Local resident Aaron Kienzle is hosting a golf scramble to raise funds for a mission trip to Kenya. Players will compete on four-member teams. A hamburger feed, by donation, will be held after the scramble. The cost is $60 per person, which includes green fees and a cart. Payment is due at registration. To register or for more information, contact Kienzle at 541-620-4435.

Star program

• 6:30 p.m., Thomas Condon Paleontology Center, nine miles west of Dayville

John Day Fossil Beds National Monument will host a star program presented by John Fiedor, retired National Park Service Ranger. An astronomy program will be given, followed by outdoor viewing of stars and planets. A program will be presented regardless of weather. There is no cost to attend, but bring warm clothes and a flashlight. For more information, call the center at 541-987-2333.

Wednesday, Sept. 20

Kerry Grombacher concert

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

The Juniper Arts Council is bringing Kerry Grombacher back to Grant County for an encore concert. Kerry, a modern-day troubadour, is a singer/songwriter whose songs are rooted in the Western landscape. The concert is free and open to the public. The JAC will accept donations for its scholarship fund. For more information call JAC President Kris Beal at 541-932-4892.

Thursday, Sept. 21

“Era of megafires” presentation

• 6:30 p.m., Grant County Regional Airbase, John Day

Blue Mountain Forest Partners collaborative group, in conjunction with the Malheur National Forest, will host a presentation given by Dr. Paul Hessburg, who has conducted fire and landscape ecology research for more than 27 years. This presentation is designed to help audiences better understand fire, its natural role in forest health, how management practices over the years have altered this and created conditions that contribute to larger, hotter, more destructive wildfires, and how to can better meet this challenge. There is no cost, and the public is encouraged to attend.

Saturday, Sept. 23

Local author meet and greet

• 11 AM to noon, Grant Union JR/SR High School library

The Juniper Arts Council will host a meet and greet with local author D. L. Jones (Don Jones.) Don, who taught history at Grant Union for 26 years, has penned his novel about Carlos Quintana, a civil war veteran. Don will talk about himself, writing historical fiction and his book. There will be a question and answer period and Don’s book will be for sale. The meet and greet is in conjunction with the all school reunion school tours of Grant Union. Tours will be offered at 10, noon and 1p.m. Please meet in the foyer in front of the old gym to start the tour. For more information contact JAC President Kris Beal at 541-932-4892.

Wednesday, Sept. 27

Healthcare for All Oregon program

• 6:30 p.m., Canyon City Community Hall, 129 S. Washington St.

The HCAO’s program will focus on the quality, accessibility and affordability of healthcare, and achieving a universal, single-payer healthcare system for Oregonians. The guest speakers are Bill Whitaker and Anna Maria Dill, members of Health Care for All Oregon. A short video will be shown followed by questions and discussion about health care concerns and a legislative update. The program is sponsored jointly by Grant County Democrats. The program is open to public and there is no cost to attend.


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