Sen. Jeff Merkley town hall

Grant Union High School graduate Tanner Elliott speaks with Sen. Jeff Merkley during a town hall visit in John Day on May 30.

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.

Tuesday, Dec. 31


• 6 p.m., Monument Senior Center

A bingo event will be held. There will be a potluck dinner that will be shared in the middle half of the playtime.

Thursday, Jan. 2

Judge William D. Cramer Jr. retirement party

• 3 p.m., Grant County Courthouse

A retirement party will be held for Grant County Circuit Court Judge William D. Cramer Jr. after 23 years of judicial service to Grant and Harney counties.

Saturday, Jan. 4

Republican Party nominating convention for Senate District 30

• 12:15-4 p.m., Grant County Regional Airport, John Day

The Oregon Republican Party will hold the Nominating Convention for Senate District 30. The event is open to the public.

Sunday, Jan. 5

Sen. Jeff Merkley town hall

• 12:30 p.m., Mt. Vernon Community Hall

U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Oregon, will hold a town hall meeting.

Tuesday, Jan. 14

Basic drawing class

• 5:30-7:30 p.m., Painted Sky Center for the Arts, Canyon City

The popular basic drawing class by Robert Rex is back, teaching attendees to draw basic shapes, apply shading and much more in this 12-week course.

Thursday, Jan. 16

Intermediate drawing class

• 5:30-7:30 p.m., Painted Sky Center of the Arts, Canyon City

Intermediate students will pursue new subject matters such as composition, design elements, perspective and figure proportions in this 12-week course.

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