Blue Basin hike

John Day Fossil Beds National Monument will offer a ranger-conducted, one-mile hike into the Blue Basin Fossil Beds at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6. The two-hour program features the geologic landscape and fossil history of the basin. Participants should meet at the Thomas Condon Visitor Center in the Sheep Rock Unit, nine miles west of Dayville. Hikers should bring hiking shoes, a water bottle and dress for the weather. More info: 987-2333.

Fly-In Breakfast

JOHN DAY - Grant County Air Search will sponsor its annual Fly-In Breakfast, from 7-10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, at the Grant County Airport. A breakfast, catered by Shcarol's of Fox, will include pancakes, eggs, ham, orange juice, coffee and tea for $5 for adults and $3 for children.

Activities include a candy drop, "Sixchuter" powered parachute demonstration, United States Forest Service rappelling and retardant demonstrations, AirLife and other aircraft on display. There will also be free airplane rides for children grades one-twelve with an accompanying adult, as time and weather permits. More info: 575-1151 or 820-4310.

DeWitt open house

PRAIRIE CITY - An open house for the newly-renovated DeWitt Museum will be held from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 6. Enjoy live music and refreshments while browsing the extensive collections of narrow gauge railroad artifacts and documents, the DeWitt family collection, a large assortment of rocks and minerals and artifacts from the Austin House. A potluck barbecue will be held at 5 p.m. The museum is located in Depot Park at South Main and Bridge streets in Prairie City. More info: 820-3330.

10th annual shoot

PRAIRIE CITY - The 10th annual Shoot to Retrieve Competition will be held Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 6 and 7, on Art Morgan Road, about two miles west of Prairie City. The competition is $60 to enter and there are only openings for 20 hunter and dog teams. The event is sponsored by the Oregon Bird Hunters Association who will provide maps and schedules for the hunters. More info: 820-4305 or 820-4608.

James Cant Ranch walk

John Day Fossil Beds National Monument will offer a ranger-conducted walk at the historic James Cant Ranch. The one-hour program features the ranch buildings of the historic district and the human history of the national monument and John Day Valley.

The free program starts at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7. The James Cant Ranch House is located in the Sheep Rock Unit, nine miles west of Dayville. Participants should wear comfortable walking shoes and clothing suitable for the sun and field. More info: 987-2333.

Church open house

JOHN?DAY - The Historic Preservation Foundation of Grant County invites the public to an open house of the Historic Church in John Day from noon to 4 p.m Sunday, Sept. 7. The church is located at 261 W. Main Street. The church, built in the late 1890s is on the United States National Register of Historic Places.

Youth co-ed volleyball

JOHN DAY - Signups for youth co-ed volleyball for Grades 3-6 will be held from 5-6 p.m., Monday, Sept. 8, at the John Day/Canyon City Park and Recreation Office on Seventh Street, near the skate park. A parent/legal guardian waiver authorization must be signed at the time of signups. There is also a $30 registration fee payable at signup time. Practices start Sept. 25. More info: 575-0110.

Patriots Day

CANYON CITY - Driskill Memorial Chapel and the Oregon Honor Guard will hold a "Service of Remembrance 2001-2008," starting at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 11, at the Canyon City Cemetery. Robb Foreman will be the guest speaker. Everyone is invited to remember those who serve our country and community.

More info: 575-0529.

Movie time

CANYON CITY - The Grantville Theater will return to its winter schedule beginning Sept. 13. Movies will show every other Saturday at 7 p.m. with doors open at 6:30. Movie titles will be posted on the door or call 575-0509 for information.

Youth pheasant hunt

PRAIRIE CITY - The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is hosting a youth pheasant hunt starting at 7 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 13 and 14, at the Prairie Wood Products office in Prairie City. Youths ages 17 and under are encouraged to attend. Register at the ODFW John Day office, 575-1167.


? Grant County Historical Museum, 101 S. Canyon City Blvd., Canyon City, 575-0362. Open 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Admission: Adults, $4; Seniors, $3.50; children ages 7-17, $2; children under 6, free.

? Grant County Ranch and Rodeo Museum, 241 E. Main St., John Day, 575-5545, 575-0278, or 820-3624. Open 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Thursday, Friday and Saturday, or by appointment. Admission: Adults, $3, children under 12, free.

? 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.

? DeWitt Museum at Depot Park, Bridge and Main streets, Prairie City, 820-3330 or 820-3603. Open Wednesday through Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is $3.


CANYON CITY - John Day Swim Team has a can trailer at Jackson's Oil in Canyon City. Proceeds support their summer swim program. Swim team members may also be contacted for pickup. More info: Patti Powell, 620-4499.

Dance team drawing

JOHN DAY - The Grant Union Gold Dance Team is selling tickets for a drawing for a family athletic pass for Grant Union High School sports activities. Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. Contact any dance team member or call Patti Powell at 620-4499.

Scrap metal collection

PRAIRIE CITY - The Greater Prairie City Community Association is collecting scrap metal now through September. Large items are welcome too, such as old appliances and vehicles. The proceeds will benefit H*O*W*D*Y and Camp Logan. More info: Kathy Smith, 820-4597.

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