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

Wednesday, Feb. 29

Lenten lunch

• 11:30 a.m., Mt. Vernon Presbyterian Church

Soup and bread will be served, followed by a service at 12:15 p.m. The next lenten lunch will be Wednesday, March 7, at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Canyon City.

Friday, March 2

Humbolt Carnival

• 5-8 p.m., Humbolt Elementary gym

Each class will have a booth with a game or activity. There will also be concession stands. Admission is $4 per child or $10 a family.

Saturday, March 3

River Loop Ranch Run and Bike

• 9 a.m., River Road, east of Prairie City

All ages are welcome to participate in the 5K and half-marathon event. Proceeds support Humbolt Elementary’s artist-in-residence program. Contact Samantha Gerry,

Monday, March 5

GU Grad Night meeting

• 5:30 p.m., Matt Jones’ classroom, Grant Union Junior-Senior High School

All parents of class of 2012 students are encouraged to attend. For more information, call 541-575-1280, ext. 22.

Wednesday-Friday, March 7-9

Red Cross blood drive

• 1-6 p.m. Wednesday; 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday

Drives on Wednesday and Friday will be at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in John Day. Thursday’s drive will be at Grant Union Junior-Senior High School. To make an appointment, call 1-800-RED-CROSS.

Saturday, March 10

‘Almost Spring’ Bazaar

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

Shoppers can choose from an assortment of goods, such as crafts, collectibles, art, yard sale treasures and jewelry. Admission is free. Held in conjunction with the Strawberry Mountain Gun and Knife Show in the Pavilion.

Call the fair office, 541-575-1900 for more information or to reserve a table.

Co-ed dodgeball tournament

• 1 p.m., Grant Union High School

Players must be 16 and older. There will be prizes for best uniforms and team name. Winners receive championship T-shirts. The cost is $50 per team, with the proceeds to benefit youth recreation scholarships.

Register by Friday, March 2, at the John Day/Canyon City Parks and Rec office, 845 1/2 Bridge St., John Day, online at, or call 541-575-0110.

‘Evening of entertainment’

• 7 p.m., Strawberry Grange, Prairie City

Talents and Treasures presents the 2nd annual “Evening of Entertainment,” featuring local talent and an assortment of desserts. All local musicians, singers and other performers are welcome to show off their talents.

Doors open at 6:30. Tickets are $5 in advance, at Prairie Drug and Hardware, Bar WB, Quilts and Beyond and Prairie Trading Post, $6 at the door, or $15 per family. Proceeds support arts in the community.

Saturday-Sunday, March 10-11

Strawberry Mountain Gun and Knife Show

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

Admission is $2 per person per day; ages 12 and under are free. There will be several drawings at 1 p.m. Sunday; tickets are $1 each or six for $5. Held in conjunction with the “Almost Spring” Bazaar, Saturday in Keerins Hall.

Call the fair office, 541-575-1900 for more information or to reserve a table.

Sunday, March 11

Texas gospel singer in town

• 10:45 a.m., Bible Way Community Church, John Day

• 5:30 p.m., Church of the Nazarene, John Day

Texas gospel singer Blaine Lilly will perform at both churches. Lilly will also minister to the residents at ValleyView Assisted living at 2 p.m.

Wednesday, March 14

Gluten-free workshop

• 6:30 p.m., Blue Mountain Hospital downstairs conference room

BMH dietitian Kim Jacobs will be the guest speaker, sharing information and taking questions on gluten-free dietary concerns. All are welcome to the free workshop

Friday, March 16

Donkey basketball

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

Teams will include high schoolers, high school alumni, ranchers and law enforcement.

Presale admission is $8 for adults, $6 for students in grades 7-12 and $4 for children in kindergarten-Grade 6. Prices are $1 more at the door. Proceeds benefit Seneca School PTA.

Regional events

Saturday, March 3

Snow Blast “Bringin’ it back old Skool”

• 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Anthony Lakes Ski Resort

Event schedule includes an outdoor barbecue from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., bonfire all day, lifts open until 5 p.m., fireworks at dark and music by the “Wasteland Kings” from 5-8 p.m. Roast beef sandwich dinner will be served for $9 a person. Several games and skiing events are planned, with an awards ceremony at 4 p.m.


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