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, Dec. 19

Food bank distribution day

• 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Grant County Food Bank

The Grant County Food Bank will hold its monthly food distribution day on the third Wednesday instead of the fourth because of the holidays. The food bank is located at 530 E. Main St., Suite 9, in John Day. For more information, call 541-575-0299.

Grant Union winter music program

• 6:30 p.m., Grant Union Junior-Senior High School

The Grant Union combined choir and junior and senior high school bands will present their winter music program in the school’s old gym. Admission is free.

Tuesday, Dec. 25

Christmas dinner

• 12:30 p.m., John Day Senior Center

Sheriff Glenn Palmer and his wife, RoseAnn, will host a free community meal, including turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, gravy, dressing, rolls, vegetables, drinks and dessert.

Thursday, Jan. 10

Quickbooks for Ag seminar

• 4-8 p.m., Extension Office classroom

Space is limited to 20 people. RSVP by Jan. 4. The price is $10 per person. For more information, call 541-575-1911 or stop by the office at 116 NW Bridge St. in John Day.

Friday, Jan. 11

Cancer benefit dinner

• 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m., John Day Golf Club

The dinner will support gastrointestinal stromal tumor cancer research. There will be two dinner times at 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. Dinner includes chicken or beef enchiladas, Mexican rice, refried beans, chips and salsa with flan for dessert. The cost is $15 for singles, $25 for couples and $7 for kids 7 and under. For more information, call Linda McClellan at 541-620-2352 or call 541-575-0170.

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