Little League meeting
JOHN DAY - Grant County Little League's annual meeting to elect board members will be 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22, at the Outpost Restaurant. Vacant positions must be filled in order for the 2009 to continue. Please volunteer to support the Little League. Call Bob Houser at 575-4151 for more information.
Harvest costume party
JOHN DAY - The community is invited to a Harvest Costume Party and Pie Social 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, at Cornerstone Christian Fellowship, 139 NE Dayton Street, John Day.
Wear a biblical or historical costume and win a prize! Costumes will be judged in these categories: Adult Biblical, Adult Historical, Kid Biblical, Kid Historical, Cutest, and Most Original.
Bring a pie for the social too and enjoy an evening of fun, laughter, great pies and fellowship. More info: Sue Smith, 575-2533, or Kim Ausland, 932-2877.
The John Day Fossil Beds National Monument will offer a telescopic tour of the stars and planets 6:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25. The free program will take place at the Thomas Condon Visitor Center, nine miles west of Dayville in the Sheep Rock Unit. Bring binoculars and dress for the evening weather. More info: 987-2333.
JOHN DAY - A new five-week series of prenatal classes starts Monday, Oct. 27. Classes will be held 6-9 p.m. in the downstairs classroom at Blue Mountain Hospital. Wear comfortable clothes; snacks will be provided. The cost is $30 and scholarships are available. Contact Debbie Stegman at 575-1311, extension 2214, or email@example.com to preregister, or for a tour of the labor and delivery department.
Mad Hatters meet
CANYON CITY - The Grant County Mad Hatters' monthly dinner will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, at the Golden Dragon Restaurant in Canyon City. Dress up for Halloween with a mask or a full costume. RSVP by Monday, Oct. 27, by calling Gloria Kulis, 575-1800, Wanda Wall, 575-0856, or Becky Stewart, 575-0622.
JOHN DAY - A Red Cross blood drive will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 28 and 29. Times on Tuesday are 2-7 p.m. and Wednesday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. For more information call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE.
Spooky play at GUHS
JOHN DAY - The Grant Union High School drama class is ringing in the Halloween spirit with a presentation of "Teenage Night of Living Horror," Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 29 and 30, in the old gym. Showtime is 7 p.m. both nights.
Tickets at the door for this hilarious and spooky play are $4 for adults and $2 for students. Doors open at 6:40 p.m.
JOHN DAY - Help is needed for the annual Halloween Party and Teen Dance at the Elks Lodge in John Day! Especially needed are adults to supervise at the party, 6-10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31. This event, which is open to youth in grades 7-12, has been very well attended in past years.
Please call Angie Jones at 620-0595 if you are able to give any time for this valuable and popular party!
School book fair
CANYON CITY - Humbolt Elementary School will host a Scholastic Book Fair, "Book Fair Safari," in the school's library, the week of Nov. 3-7.
Elementary students and teachers can preview the books for their wish lists Monday and Tuesday. The fair is then open to the community 3:30-7 p.m., Tuesday; 8 a.m.-7 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday; and 8 a.m.-noon, Friday.
Book fair customers may help the school build classroom libraries and improved children's reading skills by purchasing books through the Classroom Wish List and One for Books programs. More info: Bonnie Zick, 575-0450.
MT. VERNON - The community is invited to a free vegetarian cooking class featuring healthy holiday foods 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5, at the Mt. Vernon Grange.
Included will be demonstrations of traditional favorite foods with a healthy twist, a demonstration of a simple, natural remedy for fighting the common cold using hot water, and samples of the foods prepared during the evening. Participants will receive handouts of all the recipes (plus a few extras) and the natural cold remedy instructions. To register, call 932-4197 or 932-2704. Sponsored by the Historic Remnant Church.
MT. VERNON - It's time to start thinking about the Mt. Vernon Grange's annual Christmas Bazaar, which is coming up on Saturday, Nov. 15. Tables are still available, so call Betty Elliott at 575-0545 or Jean Sagert at 575-1007 to reserve yours.
Christmas on the Prairie
PRAIRIE CITY - "Christmas on the Prairie," sponsored by Talents and Treasures and the Prairie City Community Association, is right around the corner. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22. For more information or to reserve a table, call Joy Waterhouse at 820-3325.
? Kam Wah Chung and Company Museum and Interpretive Center, 125 NW Canton St., John Day, 575-2800. Open every day, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., with guided tours on the hour until 4 p.m. No admission fee, although donations are welcome. Open until Oct. 31.