The deadline for What’s Happening items is 5 p.m. Friday. Call Cheryl at the Eagle, 541-575-0710.

Wednesday, Sept. 12

Gluten-free workshop

• 6:30 p.m., John Day Elks Lodge dining room

Sandy Bupp will discuss “Snacks and Things.” Everyone is welcome to the free workshop. For more information, call 541-575-0332 or email at

Parenting classes start

• 5-7:30 p.m., Families First, John Day

A six-week series of “Positive Discipline” classes for parents starts at Families First Parent Resource Center. Topics include facts about child development and temperaments of children. There will be a free dinner from 5-5:30 p.m., followed by the class, with free childcare. Call 541-575-1006.

Thursday, Sept. 13

Chamber Installation Gala

• 6 p.m., Canyon City Community Hall

Grant County Chamber of Commerce members and guests are invited to attend the annual Installation Gala. Appetizers will be served and there will be a no-host bar. For more information, call the Chamber office, 541-575-0547.

Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 15-16

Hot air balloon rides

• Sunrise, 59411 Highway 26, across from the Clyde Holliday State Park pond, Mt. Vernon

To schedule a full ride with one of the pilots, or for more information, call Sandie Gilson at Land Title, 541-575-1529.

Monday, Sept. 17

Community hot lunch

• 11:30 a.m., Seneca School gym

Parents, grandparents, hunters and others in the community are welcome to an all-you-can-eat lunch served at the school, The menu includes spaghetti, garlic bread, salad, dessert and drinks, for $4 per adult and $3 for children. Proceeds benefit the Seneca PTA.

Student assembly on the U.S. Constitution

• 2:30 p.m., Long Creek School multi-purpose room

The students will present a program on the 225th anniversary of the U.S. Constitution.

Farm Bureau meeting

• 6 p.m., Outpost Restaurant, John Day

The meeting of the Grant County Farm Bureau will include a no-host meal. All members are encouraged to attend.

Wednesday, Sept. 19

‘Doodlebugs’ art fun for children

• 10 a.m., Youth Center on Front Street, Prairie City

Young children and parents can enjoy art activities together. The art group meets every couple of weeks. Call Lindsay Rausch, 541-820-3358.

Friday, Sept. 21

Improving health for returning veterans

• 6:45 p.m., Blue Mountain Hospital, John Day

Northeast Oregon Area Health Education Center has partnered with Blue Mountain Hospital and other groups, to present a live telecourse for health personnel, “And Then They Came Home: Improving Behavioral Health Outcomes for Returning Veterans.” For more information, contact Amy Dunkak, 541-962-3800, or

Saturday, Sept. 22

Strawberry Mountain half marathon, 10K

• 8 a.m., Prairie City to John Day

Registration starts at 7:15 a.m. for the half marathon, and 7:45 for the 10K. The cost is $10 per person, or $20 for a team. Proceeds benefit Families First Parent Resource Center of John Day. Forms are available at Families First, or contact Heather Bailey at

Fall Bazaar

• 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Keerins Hall, Grant County Fairgrounds

The cost for a six-foot table is $30; $5 more for electricity. Held the same weekend as the Hunting Expo. Admission to the bazaar is free. Call the fair office, 541-575-1900.

GU FBLA fiddle show, dance

• 6 p.m., GUHS gym, John Day

Local and regional members of the Blue Mountain Old Time Fiddlers will perform in the Grant Union Junior-Senior High School gym. There will also be a homemade pie auction and a cake walk. Admission is $5 for adults, children under 12 free, and $15 per family. Cake walk tickets are 25 cents. Food and beverages will also be for sale. All proceeds will go toward FBLA expenses. Call 541-575-1827.

Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 22-23

Hunting Expo

• 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Trowbridge Pavilion, Grant County Fairgrounds

People can buy, sell or trade a variety of outdoor gear at the annual bazaar: hunting and camping supplies, guns, knives, archery goods and more. There will be raffles and concessions too. The cost for an eight-foot table is $35, and six-foot ones are $25. Dinner Friday night is $7 a person. Daily admission is $4 for adults, $2 for youth 7-18, and free for children 6 and under. Call the fair office, 541-575-1900, for more information.

Wednesday, Sept. 26

Jacob Wheeler fundraiser

• 6 p.m., Prairie City School cafeteria

Proceeds from the silent auction and by-donation chili feed will help with medical expenses for Jacob Wheeler, who was injured in a vehicle accident. For more information, call 541-620-2104.

Regional events

Friday, Sept. 14

DAR luncheon meeting

• 11:30 a.m., Sunridge Inn, Baker City

The Lone Pine Tree chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will meet. Lunch starts at 11:30 with the meeting set for noon. Susan Thompson will share information on her patriot, Pvt. James Chitwood from South Carolina. Call 541-523-3833 or 541-523-4248.

Saturday, Sept. 15

‘Living Proof’ live simulcast for women

• 9:30 a.m.-4:15 p.m., Nazarene Church, Baker City

Best-selling author and acclaimed Bible teacher Beth Moore presents her life-changing teaching and worship event, “Living Proof Life.” Worship music leader Travis Cottrell will join her during the global simulcast event. Admission is $25 a person.

Tickets are at Prairie Drug and Hardware in Prairie City and Len’s Drug in John Day. Call Baker City Nazarene Church at 541-523-3533, or visit

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