The deadline for Whats Happening items is 5 p.m. Friday. Call Cheryl at the Eagle, 541-575-0710.
Wednesday, Sept. 12
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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.
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 Lens Drug in John Day. Call Baker City Nazarene Church at 541-523-3533, or visit www.lifeway.com/livingproof.