The deadline for What’s Happening items is 5 p.m. Friday. Call the Eagle, 541-575-0710, or email For meetings this week, see our list in the classifieds.

Wednesday, April 10

Luncheon and church service

• 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., The Church of the Nazarene, John Day

The Ministerial Association churches will observe Lent with a special luncheon and service held at various local churches. Everyone is invited. This is the last service of the season. A soup and bread lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. The service follows from 12:15-12:45 p.m.

Art center meeting

• 6 p.m., Outpost Pizza, Pub & Grill, River Room

Kim Randleas will hold an organizational meeting with a progress update regarding a proposed art center in John Day. Attendees can learn about volunteer opportunities and potential paid teaching positions in art, music, theater and writing. For more information, call 541-620-3788.

Friday, April 12

Cancer benefit dinner

• 4:30 p.m., John Day Golf Course

A benefit dinner will support GIST (gastrointestinal stromal tumor) cancer research. There will be two dinner times, 4:30 and 6 p.m. Dinner is fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, vegetables, salad and dinner roll with apple pie and ice cream for dessert. The cost is $15 per person, $25 for couples and $7 for children under 7. For more information, call Linda McClellan at 541-620- 2352.

Saturday, April 13

Spring Bazaar

• 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Grant County Fairgrounds, Trowbridge Pavilion

Free admission is offered for this event, which is held in conjunction with the gun and knife show. Several crafters, vendors and booths will be on site. For more information, call the fairgrounds at 541-575-1900 or email Mindy Winegar at

Saturday-Sunday, April 13-14

Strawberry Mountain Gun & Knife Show

• 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 13

• 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 14

• Grant County Fairgrounds, Trowbridge Pavilion

Admission is $3, or $5 for both days. Ages 7-18 cost $1 per day, and 6 and under gain entry with one can of food. For more information, call the fairgrounds at 541-575-1900, email Mindy Winegar at or visit

J.C. Oliver Memorial Team Roping

• 12 p.m. April 13

• 9 a.m. April 14

• Grant County Fairgrounds arena

Books open at noon on Saturday followed by the racing at 1 p.m. On Sunday the books open at 9 a.m. with roping beginning at 10 a.m. For more information, call Oaklee Clark at 541-620-4587 or MT Anderson at 541-477-3816.

Sunday, April 14

Trap shoot

• 9:30 a.m., Seneca Trap Range

Practice begins at 9:30 a.m. followed by the shoot at 10 a.m. Shells and food will be available. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call Ab Bezona at 541-240-1452.

Tuesday, April 16

College Prep GED information session

• 3 p.m., BMCC John Day Center, 835 S. Canyon Blvd.

An information session about obtaining college credit while earning a GED from Blue Mountain Community College will take place. Students must be at least 16, and students under 18 must present a release from compulsory attendance from their high school. A placement session will take place at 3 p.m. Thursday, April 18, and students new to the program must attend both sessions. Classes begin April 23. For more information, contact Ashley Armichardy at 541-575-1550 or

Friday, April 19

Easter egg coloring

• 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., John Day Fire Department

The John Day Fire Department will host children to color Easter eggs. For more information, call Joy Brown at 1-602-882-2397.

Wild & Scenic Film Festival

• 6:30 p.m., Madden Brothers Performing Arts Center, John Day

Featuring 11 films, beer will be available during the event, and raffles will be held during and after the event. The cost is $10 for adults or $5 for members. Children 17 and under enter for free. For tickets, visit or call 541-620-5754.

Good Friday service

• 7 p.m., Grace Chapel, 154 E Williams St., Prairie City

The service remembers Jesus’ sacrifice with hymns and scripture. For more information, call 541-820-4437.

Saturday, April 20

Bunny Hop 5K

• 8 a.m., Dayville School gymnasium

Registration begins at 8 a.m., followed by the race at 9 a.m. Participants will park at the Dayville School Gymnasium then be bused up South Fork Road to the starting line and finish at Dayville City Park. The cost is $15 per person. For more information, contact Ruthie Moore at 541-987-2188.

Mt. Vernon Easter egg hunt

• 10 a.m., Clyde Holliday State Park, Mt. Vernon

The Mt. Vernon Volunteer Fire Department will host its annual Easter egg hunt. Fire truck rides will be available from 9-9:45 a.m. at the Mt. Vernon City Park with the actual hunt to follow at Clyde Holliday State Park with prizes for all ages. For more information, contact the city of Mt. Vernon at 541-932-4688.

Dayville Easter egg hunt

• 10:30 a.m., Dayville City Park

There will be four age divisions from infant to sixth grade as well as a fun hunt for the parents. For more information, contact Ruthie Moore at 541-987-2188.

John Day Elks Lodge Easter egg hunt

• 11 a.m., Seventh Street Complex, John Day

The Elks Lodge will host its annual egg hunt with a visit from the Easter Bunny. For more information, call 541-575-1824.

John Day Fire Department Easter egg hunt

• 12 p.m., Grant Union Junior-Senior High School football field

Age groups are 0-3, 4-6 and 7-11 for the event hosted by the John Day Fire Department. Food and drinks will be provided. Participants may bring a camera to take pictures with the Easter Bunny. For more information, call Joy Brown at 1-602-882-2397.

Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation dinner and auction

• 4 p.m., Grant County Fairgrounds, Trowbridge Pavilion

Doors open at 4 p.m. Dinner starts at 5:30 p.m. and is followed by an auction at 7:30 p.m. Proceeds benefit elk and other wildlife. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Gale Wall at 541-575-2661.

Clay pigeon jackpot shoot

• 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Smith shooting range, milepost 9 on Highway 402

Men’s, women’s and children’s competitions will be held with concessions available by donation. For more information, call 541-934-2143.

Sunday, April 21

Easter sunrise service

• 6 a.m., Crisp Heights off Airport Road, John Day

The Ministerial Association will host a sunrise service. Rides will be available from the street parking area. All are invited to attend. A community potluck will follow at the John Day United Methodist Church, 123 Canton St. For more information, call 541-575-1326 or 541-575-0766.

Community Easter service

• 10:30 a.m., Grace Chapel, Prairie City

The service will be followed by an Easter egg hunt and potluck at the Prairie City Senior Center. For more information, call 541-820-4437 or visit

Saturday, April 27

Youth track meet

• 11 a.m., Prairie City School

Check-in begins at 11 a.m. with events beginning at 12 p.m. Events include 1500-meter, 100m, 400m, long jump and turbo javelin. Top finishers will advance to the Tracktown Youth League Championship at the end of June in Eugene. Ages 7-14 are welcome to participate. For more information and to register online, visit

Long Creek first responder dinner

• 6 p.m., Long Creek School multi-purpose room

Tri-tip, baked potatoes, vegetables, salad, dinner rolls, dessert and beverages will be served by donation. Live and silent auctions, a 50/50 drawing and raffle will be held. All proceeds go to the Long Creek Ambulance Crew and Volunteer Fire Department. RSVP by April 22. Only a limited number of dinners will be available without reservations. Contact the city of Long Creek for more information at 541-421-3601 or email

Saturday, May 4

Kentucky Derby viewing party

• 12 p.m., Grant County Fairgrounds, Heritage Barn

For 21 and older, the races will be followed by a corn hole tournament and music played by DJ Chris Gibson. Drinks will be available from Spitfire Cocktail. Prizes for best-dressed couple and best hat in relation to the Kentucky Derby will be awarded. All proceeds go to the remodel of Keerins Hall. For more information, call the fairgrounds at 541-575-1900 or email Mindy Winegar at

Friday-Saturday, May 10-11

19th annual Grant County Quilt Show

• 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 10

• 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 11

• Grant County Fairgrounds, Trowbridge Pavilion

Presented by the Grant County Piecemakers Quilting Guild, the cost is $5 for both days. Drop quilts off by 7 a.m. May 10. A Sunday workshop “Daybreak Quilt” (strip set friendly) will also be taught by Karen Hinton and Mary Lou Drury from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for $20. For more information or to sign up for classes, email or call Mary Lou at 541-620-2798, The Shiny Thimble at 541-932-4111 or Karen Hinton at 541-620-0120.

Saturday, May 11

Non-lead ammunition test day

• 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Burns Butte Sportsman’s Club

A free test shoot will be held for non-lead ammunition. Hunters are invited to bring their firearms and current ammo to compare with non-lead options for accuracy. For more information, contact Calla Hagle at 541-573-8021.

Saturday-Sunday, June 7-8

Frontier Writers’ Rendezvous

• 4-7:30 p.m. June 7

• 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 8

• Canyon City Community Hall

Writer’s workshops will be offered on writing, publishing and more with readings by 12 authors, a book fair and publisher’s representatives both days. The event is open to the public. For more information, contact Dave Driscoll at 248-719-2122 or or visit

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