Carrie Young Memorial raises thousands for seniors

Lucie Immoos stands for a photo in the Elks Lodge before the Carrie Young Memorial Friday, Dec. 2.

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

Wednesday, Nov. 28

Grant County Democrats meeting

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

Local Democrats are encouraged to attend. For information, call 541-542-2633.

Thursday, Nov. 29

Budgeting and credit repair workshop

• 6-7 p.m., Grant County Extension classroom

The free financial workshop teaches how and why to build a personal budget and how to use a “credit repair toolbox.” For more information, call 541-575-1911.

Friday, Nov. 30

Women’s Advent mini-retreat

• 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., John Day United Methodist Church

St. Thomas Episcopal and John Day United Methodist churches will be hosting a mini-retreat focused on the season of Advent. Potluck breakfast begins at 8 a.m., followed by meditation, devotions, crafts and fellowship concluding at 2 p.m. For more information or to RSVP, call 541-575-1326 or email johndayumc@gmail.com.

Cancer research benefit dinner

• 4:30 p.m., John Day Golf Club

There will be a benefit dinner to support gastrointestinal stromal tumor cancer research. There will be two dinner times at 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. The cost is $15 for singles, $25 for couples and $7 for ages 7 and under. For more information, call 541-575-0170.

Saturday, Dec 1

Auxiliary bazaar

• 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Grant County Fairgrounds pavilion

The Blue Mountain Hospital Auxiliary bazaar features a large variety of items — mostly handcrafted — with soup and pie available as well as pictures with Santa (bring a camera). For more information, call Michele at 541-792-0958 or the fair office at 541-575-1900.

Holiday bazaar

• 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Grant County Fairgrounds, Keerins Hall

The bazaar features unique gifts, handcrafted items, home decor and more. Admission is free. For more information, call the fair office at 541-575-1900.

Monday, Dec. 3

Senior advisory council semi-annual meeting

• 11 a.m., John Day Senior Center

Grant County Senior Citizens Advisory Council will host its semi-annual meeting to introduce new members of the council appointed by the Grant County Court, review current bylaws and entertain new business proposed by council members. All are encouraged to attend.

Food bank focus group

• 5:15-7:15 p.m., John Day Senior Center

Community Connection of Northeast Oregon is hosting a focus group to gain community input to advise the Grant County Food Bank in John Day how it can best serve the community. Food and drink will be provided. Participants who RSVP and attend receive a $10 gift card. For more information or to RSVP, contact Carolina Negron, 541-963-7532 or carolina@ccno.org.

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

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

The Grant County Youth Arts Program and the Juniper Arts Council will present the fall 2018 YAP concert including three choirs, an orchestra, choir chimes, two guitar classes and multiple soloists performing music from the World War I era. A dessert reception provided by the church will follow. Admission is free. Donations are welcome. Photographs from World War I will be available for viewing before and after the concert. To provide photos with descriptions or for more information, contact Janine Goodwin at 541-820-4331 or grantcountyyap@gmail.com.

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.

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.

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 be serving hamburgers, and the Monument ambulance will be hosting 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.

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