What's Happening: 11.26.08

<I>Eagle file photo</I><BR>Ashley Pape danced in a performance at last year's Holiday Showcase. This year's show will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Dec. 4 and 5, at Grant Union High School.

Thanksgiving dinner

PRAIRIE CITY - The public is invited to a free community Thanksgiving dinner at 1 p.m. Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 27. The dinner will be at the Prairie City Teen Center, 145 W. Front Street in Prairie City. More info: Jannet, 820-4650.

Bingo fund-raiser

CANYON CITY - A "Bingo Night Fund-raiser" will be held 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29, at the Community Hall in Canyon City. Proceeds benefit the building restoration fund. There is no age limit and both cash and merchandise prizes will be available. Call Canyon City's City Hall for more information, 575-0509.

Prenatal classes

JOHN DAY - A new five-week series of prenatal classes starts 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2. Classes will be in Blue Mountain Hospital's downstairs classroom. Wear comfortable clothes; snacks will be provided. The cost is $30; scholarships are available. Contact Debbie Stegman at 575-1311, extension 2214, to preregister.

Tax Review meeting

JOHN DAY - The Transient Room Tax Review Committee will hold their annual meeting at noon, Wednesday, Dec. 3, at the Outpost Restaurant. The public is invited.

Holiday Showcase

JOHN DAY - The 12th annual Holiday Showcase will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Dec. 4 and 5, at Grant Union High School's old gym.

There will be both group and solo performances by students of Body, Fitness and Dance and by the Grant Union High School Dance Team. Jody Thompson will be taking photos with packages available at the show.

Admission is $5 plus one canned food item to be donated to the Grant County Food Bank. Children under 6 are free. All proceeds benefit the Grant Union High School Dance Team and Junior High Competing Team.

Light up a Life!

JOHN DAY - Blue Mountain Hospice invites the public to their 4th annual "Light up a Life" celebration, 6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5, in the foyer of Blue Mountain Hospital. A light will be illuminated in honor of loved ones or in memory of those who have died.

This year's theme for the celebration is "Caring." Special music will be provided and refreshments will follow. For more information, call Terri at the Hospice, 575-1648.

Elks hoop shoot

CANYON CITY - The public is invited to attend the annual Grant County Elks Hoop Shoot, which will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, at Humbolt Elementary School's gym.

The boy and girl winners in each of the school competitions for age groups 8-9, 10-11 and 12-13 will qualify to shoot in the county hoop shoot.

The first- and second-place finishers at the county hoop shoot will receive trophies. The third-place finishers will receive a plaque. The first-place boy and girl finishers in each age group will qualify to compete in the District Elks Hoop Shoot to be held in Burns on Jan. 31.

For more information, call Paul Smith, Grant County Elks Hoop Shoot director at 575-1349.

Hospital Auxiliary bazaar

JOHN DAY - Blue Mountain Hospital Auxiliary's annual Christmas Bazaar will be held 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, in the Grant County Fairgrounds pavilion.

Local vendors and artisans will be on hand selling an array of homemade and handcrafted goodies: birdhouses, candies, baked goods, handmade fishing poles, crocheted angels, dog coats, handcrafted furniture, and needle-crafted items such as fleece throws and bibs, just to name a few.

The Auxiliary's bazaar has been running continuously for 38 years. More info: Maudean Brown, 932-4503.

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