Grad night meetingJOHN DAY - Senior parents are encouraged to attend the grad night meeting at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 10 in the GUHS library. Info: 575-1799.
History Club can drivePRAIRIE CITY - The school's history club aluminum can and soda bottle recycle days fund-raiser Jan. 19. Proceeds help fund the 4th Annual Camp Logan Days, May 20 and 21. Info: Mrs. Lesniak or Mr. Demko at 820-3314.
Cans for campJOHN DAY - Young Life is now accepting cans and bottles at the Cans for Camp trailer on the lot across from Dairy Queen.
Can drives help pay for trips for kids. This summer, Young Life will be taking 30 local kids to camp at Wildhorse Canyon located near the town of Antelope. Info: Ken Purnell at 575-2414 or Suzy Burton at 575-0762.
Rodeo fund-raiserKIMBERLY - Spray rodeo clay pigeon shoot Jan. 7 at the pit milemarker 9 on Highway 402. Practice shoot from 10 to 11 a.m. Five shots for $3. Shotgun shoot from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 25 shots for $15. Win turkeys, prizes or half cash back. Concessions provided by Monument School. Info: Brad or Julie Smith at 934-2143.
Diet BustersJOHN DAY - Kim Jacobs RD, LD will be offering a free class teaching the truth about fad diets from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 10 at Blue Mountain Hospital. Healthy snacks provided. Info: 575-1311 Ext. 2369.
College coursesJOHN DAY - Blue Mountain Community College and Eastern Oregon University are offering these winter courses:
BA110X - Business Computer App/MS Excel - 3 Cr. Instructor: Terri Meyer
MTH015 - Math Improvement - 3 Cr. Instructor: Cindy Batease
MTH065 - Elementary Algebra - 4 Cr. Instructor: Bryan Fisher
MUS131 - Class Piano - 2 Cr. Instructor: Mary Ann Vidourek
MUS137 - Class Guitar - 2 Cr. Instructor: Mary Ann Vidourek
PHIL102 - Ethics, Politics, and Law - 5 Cr. Instructor: Mark Webb.
PHY237 - Human Development - 3 Cr. Instructor: Paul Smith
WR122 - English Composition - 3 Cr. Instructor: Kerri Clark
Info: Terri Meyers at 575-1550 or Chris Cronin at 575-2168.
Natural resources fairMONUMENT - The Monument SWCD and the North Fork John Day Watershed Council will be having their fifth annual resource fair and meeting at 9:30 a.m. Jan. 4 at the senior center.
Exhibits will be open for browsing until 1:30 p.m. Presentation on weed control options for alfalfa and rangeland at 11 a.m.
Teriyaki tri-tip steak and potatoes for $6 served by FFA at noon. Presentation on the Farm Bill's Conservation Security Program at 12:30 p.m. SWCD meeting at 1:30 p.m. Door prizes.
OngoingStrengthening familiesJOHN DAY- Families First is looking for volunteer parent educators for all communities in Grant County. Free training will be provided using the "Make Parenting A Pleasure" curriculum. Info: 575-1006.
Fossil BedsThe John Day Fossil Beds National Monument often provides ranger conducted hikes, tours of sections of the monument and even stargazing at the monument's Thomas Condon Visitor Center, 32651 Highway 19 in Kimberly.
The center is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. Info: 987-2333.
Long Creek centerLONG CREEK - The community center is available for $25 a day and a refundable $30 cleaning fee.
For further information on the center, call 421-5101 or 421-3120.
MuseumsGrant County Historical Museum, Canyon Boulevard, Canyon City. by appointment through April. Info: 575-0509.
Grant County Ranch and Rodeo Museum, on Main Street in John Day, across from the Ford dealer at Dayton Street by appointment. Admission: $3. Under 12, free. Info: 575-5545 or 820-3624.
Prairie City RecyclingPRAIRIE CITY - The Prairie City Recycling Center will no longer take glass. The crusher is permanently disabled. 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.