JOHN DAY - Parable, a group of college students from Northwest Nazarene University, will perform music and drama at 7 p.m. July 6 at the Nazarene Church in John Day. Info: 575-1895.
Steagall in concert
JOHN DAY -Nationally known cowboy poet, country musician, author and songwriter Red Steagall will perform a concert July 6 at the Grant County Fairgrounds.
Yard sale and more
JOHN DAY - Living Word Christian Center will hold a large sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 7 at the building formerly known as the Apricot Tree.
Teens will have a concession stand open and church members will have a work party to maintain the building. Info: 932-4910.
Dayville fun in the sun
DAYVILLE - A cow pasture golf tournament will be held at 1 p.m. July 7 at the South Fork Golf Course. Registration at 12:30 p.m. Cost is $10 per person. A gospel/bluegrass concert by Hand Picked will be held at 2 p.m. at the community hall.
Compassionate women meeting
SPRAY - Compassionate women, a support group for women who have lost a loved one, will be held on July 9 in Spray. To find out time and place, call Margie Wagner at 575-1872 or Maxine Day at 5751-1515.
JOHN DAY - A hunter education class will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. beginning July 9 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in John Day. Subsequent classes will be held every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday for two weeks, followed by a half day field exercise on the Saturday of the second week.
This will be the last hunters education course in John Day this year.
Fees will be paid for by the Grant County Chapter of the Oregon Hunters Association. Info: Bryan Nelson at 575-1808 or Lynn Comini at 575-0952.
Junior golf camp
JOHN DAY - Young golfers ages 8 to 17 are invited to junior golf camp July 9 through 16 at the John Day Golf Course. Camp is open to boys and girls. Registration will be held at 6 p.m. July 9. $25 fee but scholarships are available. Info: Ron Lundbom at 575-1850 (day), 575-2962 (evenings) or Darrel Simmons at 575-2201.
Summer art classes
The Grant County Art Association will offer oil painting classes from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 13 and 14 at a studio in Sharon Schultz's home. Bring your own lunch. The instructor is Bea Young, an artist from Bend. Cost is $40 for nonmembers and members are not charged. For more information and directions, call 820-4629.
The John Day Fossil Beds National Monument will offer a free tour of the night sky at 9 p.m. July 6 at the monument's Thomas Condon Visitor Center, 32651 Highway 19 in Kimberly. Participants should bring a pair of binoculars.
A butterfly walk will be offered at 10 a.m. July 7 at the James Cant Ranch. The 90-minute program is free and will feature butterflies and other natural aspects of the national monument.
Visitation data online at www.nps.gov/joda. Click on the link "management doc" then click on " In Depth Visitation Statistics," Socioeconomic Atlas for John Day" and/or "The Visitor Study 2004."
The center is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Info: 987-2333.
JOHN DAY - Gleason Pool is open for public swimming from 1 to 5 p.m.for $4 and 6:30 to 8 p.m. for $1.50 daily. Call the pool for season pass prices at 575-9930.
Long Creek center
LONG CREEK - The community center is available for $10 deposit and a refundable $10 cleaning fee for short gatherings and for $10 deposit and $25 usage fee for longer gatherings (five or more hours).
Grant County Historical Museum, Canyon Boulevard, Canyon City is open from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Info: 575-0362.
Grant County Ranch and Rodeo Museum, on Main Street in John Day, across from the Ford dealer at Dayton Street open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday or by appointment. Admission: $3. Under 12, free. Info: 575-5545 or 820-3624.
Kam Wah Chung and Co. Museum and Visitor's Center, 125 NW Canton Street, John Day, museum closed until further notice. Interpretive center is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. everyday. Info: 575-2800.
DeWitt Museum and Prairie City Depot of the Sumpter Valley Railway, Main and Bridge Street, Prairie City, will open for special group and school tours by arrangement. Info: 820-3330.
Prairie City Recycling
PRAIRIE CITY - The Prairie City Recycling Center is now taking clean and flattened tin. The center is open from 9 a.m. to noon every Saturday, unless otherwise advertised. The center is run by volunteers. To volunteer, call Ruth McPherren at 820-4326.