Family Fun Day is a hit for young and old

Onlookers cheer and clap for Freidrick Maurer, 2, of John Day who created an impressive bubble at the CASA booth during Family Fun Day in 2018.

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, June 12

Grant County Art Association meeting

9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Church of the Nazarene annex

Painting, drawing and sketching will be followed by the regular meeting that begins at 11:30 a.m. and lasts approximately 30-40 minutes. For more information, call Eloise at 541-987-2138 or Mary at 541-575-0911.

Bark planning area pre-scoping meeting

• 4-6 p.m., John Day Forest Service office, Juniper Hall

Malheur National Forest officials are seeking feedback on developing a proposed action for landscape restoration on the 84,000-acre Bark planning area, 13 miles southwest of John Day. The team will be available to share information and answer questions about the proposed project. An information packet will be available by June 12 at For more information, contact Bethany Parker at or 541-575-3187.

Friday, June 14

Ranch and Rodeo Museum open house

• 10 a.m. to noon, Grant County Ranch and Rodeo Museum, John Day

Admission is free during the open house. Junior Miss Rodeo Oregon Rowdy Israel will attend with Oregon GRITTY Rodeo Ambassador Tatyn Harper and youth rodeo contestants from the local Cinnabar Mountain Playdays series.

American Legion Auxiliary Ellis Tracy Unit 77 meeting

• 2 p.m., Grant County Chamber of Commerce

Members are urged to attend to discuss important matters. For more information, call Ruth Harris at 541-575- 0076.

Friday-Saturday, June 14-15

Colored pencil class

• 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., OSU classroom in the Madden Building

For ages 16 and up, the cost is $20 for both days, focusing on portraits of people or animals. Call Eloise Boren for more information and the supply list at 541-987-2138 or email

Rummage sale

• 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monument Senior Center

Donations will be taken until the day of the sale. Sunday will be $5 bag sale. Refreshments will be available, and lunch will be available by donation. All profits benefit the general fund for operating costs of the senior center. For more information, call Judy Harris at 541-934- 2244.

Saturday, June 15

Skull 120/60/30 Gravel Grinder Bike Races

• 6 a.m., Burns

This 30- to 120-mile extreme endurance gravel bike race requires a tire width of at least 38c, though 42c is recommended. The races begin and end at Central Hotel. The nonprofit race benefits Harney County Chamber of Commerce. Shorter races leave at 7 a.m. and 8 a.m. Arrive 30 minutes early for registration. For more information, visit or call 541-573-2636.

John Day Farmers Market

• 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., downtown John Day

The farmers market is back for the season featuring produce, baked goods, crafts, kids activities, entertainment and information booths. For more information, contact manager Stephanie LeQuieu at 541-965-1598 or manager.jdfm

Spring genealogy seminar

• 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., John Day Fire Hall meeting room

Pam Vestal, a professional genealogist from West Linn, will speak about writing ancestral stories families will want to read, tracking down Eastern European ancestors, absent ancestors and hidden clues and challenging old documents. Registration at the door is $40. For more information, contact Jeanne Day at 541-575-4718 or email gcgsociety94

Sleep in Heavenly Peace bunk bed build

• 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., downtown John Day

The nonprofit builds beds for local children in need. For more information, contact Susie Brown, or 208-731-8132.

Family Fun Day

• 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., John Day City Park

The 12th annual event features a variety of activities. The pool is open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., free of charge. Arts, crafts and activity booths will be on site. Old bicycle helmets can be exchanged, or new helmets can be purchased for $6. Hamburgers and hot dogs will be available. The event features a water slide, ninja warrior wipeout race, Spider-Man bounce house and GAGA ball for $5, but free passes may be available by calling 541-575-1006.

Saturday-Sunday, June 15-16

Cinnabar Mountain Playdays youth rodeo

• 9 a.m., Grant County Fairgrounds

The youth rodeo series features barrel racing, pole bending, goat tying, keyhole race and other events. The series requires membership and entry fees. Additional dates are planned July 13-14 and Aug. 3-4. For more information, contact Emma Winkleman at 541-620-1199; Tiffnie Schmadeka at 541-620-2881; or Nicole Israel at 541-620-2624.

Monday, June 17

Oregon Friendly Driver Program

6-7:30 p.m., Grantville Theater, Canyon City

A free 60-minute interactive class will educate drivers on the best and safest ways to use the road. The program includes learning how to utilize the roadway in the safest way; what is legal and illegal for people driving, people riding bicycles and people walking; common crashes and how to avoid them; and why people riding bikes leave the bike lane and how drivers can respond. Upon completion, participants will receive a window cling and certificate. Food and refreshments will be provided. For more information or to register, contact Tammy Bremner at 541-575-0547 or Debi Hueckman at 208-921-5378.

Friday, June 21

Grant County Family Health Fair

• 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., Grant County Fairgrounds

The 25th informational health fair features resource booths from all over Eastern Oregon. New this year is a kids corner from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. with child-friendly activities such as coloring books, rock painting and a puppet show. There will be “Stop the bleed” presentations intermittently from 7:30-11:30 a.m. as well as a tai chi presentation at 8 a.m. Fasting blood draws are $17, and information is available at the pre-registration locations. HgbA1C tests will be $10 and should be paid directly to GCHD during the health fair. Iron level tests are free. Pre-registration will be on the following dates: June 12, Prairie City Senior Center; June 13, John Day Senior Center; June 18, Chester’s Thriftway, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; and June 19, Blue Mountain Hospital foyer, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Saturday, June 22

Book It 5K Fun Run

• 8 a.m., 125 NW Canton St., John Day

All proceeds will benefit the capital campaign for a new library, and the cost is $30 per person. Registration opens at 8 a.m., and the run starts at 9 a.m. For more information, visit

Friday, June 28

Outdoor classical music concert

• 6:30-8 p.m., John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, Cant Ranch

“Classical Music in the Wild” is an outdoor concert series in stunning landscapes of the Pacific Northwest, primarily played on a 9-foot Steinway piano. To meet the acoustical challenges of performing in the wild, music is transmitted via wireless headphones to the concertgoers, who have the opportunity to explore their surroundings. Parking is available at both the Cant Ranch and the Thomas Condon Paleontology Center, which will also remain open until the start of the concert. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit inalandscape. org.


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