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.

Friday, Dec. 7

Carrie Young Memorial dinner and auction

• 5 p.m., John Day Elks Lodge

There will be a silent auction, raffle and dinner. Proceeds benefit local seniors. For more information, call Lucie Immoos at 541-620-2098.

‘Christmas 1918’ concert — postponed

The Grant County Youth Arts Program and the Juniper Arts Council have postponed the fall 2018 YAP concert. The concert will be rescheduled.

Saturday, Dec. 8

Timber Truckers Light Parade

• 6 p.m., downtown John Day

The parade theme this year is “Tis the Night Before Christmas.” The entry fee is $10. Winners will be announced at the Elks Lodge following the parade. Registration is from 3-5:30 p.m. at Grant Western. Pre-registration is encouraged. Call Leslie Traylor at 541-620-4032 or 541-575-1862 for more information.

Thursday, Dec. 13

Light Up a Life

• 6 p.m., Valley View Assisted Living

Blue Mountain Hospice will host its annual Light Up a Life event to remember and reflect upon the lives of those who have passed away. To have a loved one honored, contact Michelle at 541-575-1648.

Friday, Dec. 14

Blue Mountain Care Center Christmas party

• 2 p.m., Blue Mountain Care Center

The Blue Mountain Care Center will host a Christmas party for their residents and their families followed by a silent dessert auction to raise money for the resident council fund. Refreshments and entertainment will be provided. All are welcome. RSVP by Dec. 7. For more information or to RSVP, call 541-820-3341.

Saturday, Dec. 15

Winter Festival

• 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Dayville Community Hall

The winter bazaar will feature crafters, food and fun activities. Crafters and vendors are wanted for $10 per site with tables provided. For more information or to reserve a site, call Tracy Bird at 541-575-0866 or Kelly Cooper at 541-620-4947.

Winter Wonderland dance recital

• 6:30 p.m., Canyon City Community Hall

Dancers from age 4 through seventh grade, including levels 1, 2 and 3, will perform dance routines, including solos, duets and trios as well as group routines. Admission is $2 per person at the door. Children 6 and under are free. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the show starts at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call Body, Fitness & Dance at 541-792-7421.

Christmas bird count

• 7 a.m., The Outpost Pizza, Pub & Grill

The Grant County Bird Club will meet no later than 7 a.m., earlier for breakfast. Assignments for the bird count will be explained. The club’s December potluck meeting will be that night along with the compilation of the day’s sightings. It will begin at 5:30 p.m. at Cecil and Irene Gagnon’s home off Dog Creek Road, 62012 Dugout Lane, John Day. For more information, contact Tom Winters at 541-542-2006 or

Sunday, Dec. 16

Winter bazaar

• 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monument School gym

The sixth annual winter bazaar features homemade decor, beauty products, food and accessories. The 4-H club will serve hamburgers, and the Monument ambulance will host a dessert fundraiser. The cost per table is $10. For more information or to set up a booth, contact Stacy Robinson-Cox at 541-934-2155.

Monday, Dec. 17

Antone Christmas bird count

• 8 a.m., Cant Ranch, John Day Fossil Beds

Joel Geier will conduct a bird count west of the John Day Fossil Beds. The compilation will take place after 4:15 p.m. For more information, contact Geier at

Wednesday, Dec. 19

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.

Thursday, Jan. 10

Quickbooks for Agriculture class

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

The class teaches the advantages of using Quickbooks for agricultural purposes. Space is limited to 20. RSVP by Jan. 4. For more information, call 541-575-1911 or stop by 116 NW Bridge St., John Day.

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