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

Wednesday, Sept. 19

City Hall Day in John Day

• 1 p.m., Grant County Regional Airport conference room.

John Day is one of 21 host cities for City Hall Week – Sept. 17-21 – observances across Oregon. The event offers the chance for city officials, state lawmakers and legislative candidates to share ideas and perspectives prior to the 2013 legislative session.

Zumba time

• 7 p.m., Grant Union Junior-Senior High School gym

Tickets are $4 a person presale, or $5 at door, and available from Laci Powell or any dance team member. Proceeds benefit the GU dance team. For more information, call 541-620-4427.

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 family half marathon, 10K

• 8 a.m., Prairie City to John Day

Race 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 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. The Hunting Expo is held the same weekend. Admission to the bazaar is free. Call the fair office, 541-575-1900.

GU FBLA fiddle show, dance

• 6 p.m., Grant Union Junior-Senior High School, John Day

Local and regional members of the Blue Mountain Old Time Fiddlers will perform in the GU gym. There will also be a homemade pie auction, a cake walk, and food and beverages for sale. Admission is $5 for adults, children under 12 free, and $15 per family. Cake walk tickets are 25 cents. 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., Sunday, Trowbridge Pavilion, Grant County Fairgrounds

Outdoors lovers can buy, sell or trade a variety of outdoor gear: 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 to the expo is $4 for adults, $2 for youth 7-18, and free for children 6 and under. Call the fair office, 541-575-1900.

Wednesday, Sept. 26

Jacob Wheeler fund-raiser

• 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. Call 541-620-2104.

Sunday, Oct. 7

Pianist George Winston in concert

• 6 p.m., Prairie City Community Center

Inspired by the seasons, solo pianist George Winston plays over 100 concerts a year, featuring a variety of styles. His performances include melodic folk and stride piano, New Orleans rhythm and blues, Vince Guaraldi’s Peanuts pieces, songs by the Doors, and more. His latest recording is “Gulf Coast Blues and Impressions 2 – A Louisiana Wetlands Benefit.”

Advance tickets are $20 and available at Roan Coffee, Prairie Drug and Hardware, and Java Jungle I and II. Tickets at the door will be $25. Proceeds from tickets and CD sales will go toward remodeling the community center. For more information, call Melanie DeJong, 541-620-1492, or visit George Winston’s website at

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