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

Wednesday, March 7

Lenten lunch

• 11:30 a.m., St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Canyon City

Soup and bread will be served, followed by a service at 12:15 p.m. The next Lenten lunch will be Wednesday, March 14, at New Life Assembly of God in John Day.

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

‘Second Saturday Gathering’

• 9:30-11:30 a.m., Outpost Restaurant, John Day

There will be a collective sharing time on the theme, “Crossroads,” with music by Kathy Rogers and Lis Davis. Complimentary coffee and tea will be served at the no-host breakfast. All ladies are welcome.

Coed 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; the proceeds benefit youth recreation scholarships. For more information, visit, 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.

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 Valley View Assisted Living at 2 p.m.

Wednesday, March 14

‘Mom’s Time Out-Stressbusters’

• 10 a.m.-1p.m., Families First, John Day

Moms are invited to a “Mom’s Time Out-Stressbusters” event, with time management and stress as discussion topics. Moms will receive facials and lunch, and child care will be provided. Call Families First Parent Resource Center, 541-575-1006, to make a reservation.

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.

Saturday, March 17

Golf fund-raiser dinner

• 6 p.m., John Day Golf Club

The dinner is put on by the “Razzle Dazzle” Ladies Golf Committee. The menu includes a whole roasted pig, baked beans, potato salad, coleslaw, bread and green desserts. The cost is $15 a plate; proceeds go toward cash prizes and travel costs for out-of-town participants. All are invited.

Regional events

Sunday, March 11

Wolf forum

• 2 p.m., Heppner Elementary School

Wallowa County Sheriff Fred Steen will offer a clinic, “Law Enforcement and Wolves.” Also on the schedule, members of the Oregon Wolf Ed Committee will present “The rest of the OR-7 Story.” The free event is open to the public, and sponsored by the Willow Creek Tea Party Patriots.

DAR luncheon and meeting

• 11:30 a.m., Sunridge Inn, Baker City

This is a regular meeting of the Lone Pine Tree Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

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