April 13-14Drama club entertains community

LONG CREEK - The Long Creek Drama Club is presenting a play, "Wash Your Troubles Away," at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 13, and Thursday, April 14. The musical melodrama will be performed at the Long Creek High School gymnasium.

Seventeen students will be performing. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted.

For more information, call Joe Wallace at (541) 421-3261.

April 13Seneca History Timeline reception

SENECA - An art viewing of the Seneca Timeline will be held from 6:30-7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 13, at the school. Refreshments will be served.

The annual school board meeting at Seneca School will be at 7 p.m. the same night.

April 14Open house opens with hospitality

JOHN DAY - Grant Union High School is holding an Open House from 6:30-8:30 p.m., starting off with a hamburger feed in the cafeteria from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 14, at the high school.

The Grant Union Band and Choir will perform music. The hamburger feed is free, but donations are appreciated.

Student performances and projects will be on display and staff will be present. Report cards can be picked up in the new gym foyer.

April 16Local residents present free concert

JOHN DAY - Prairie City mezzo-soprano, Janine Goodwin and Veneta pianist, Keyte Hladky, will present a free recital at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 16, in the sanctuary of the John Day United Methodist Church.

For more information, call Janine Goodwin at (541) 820-4331.

April 16Cant Ranch history offered to the public

KIMBERLY - A one-hour program on the history of the James Cant Ranch Historic District will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 16, on the front porch of the Cant Ranch History Museum, located on Highway 19, two miles north of the intersection with Highway 26.

The program is free. Participants should wear good walking shoes and suitable outdoor clothing.

For more information, call (541) 987-2333.

April 17Gospel quartet offers more than music

JOHN DAY - There will be a gospel quartet called the " Joint Heirs" presenting a concert at 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 17, at the Church of The Nazarene in John Day. The admission is free, but they will accept offerings.

April 19Bradley speaks on family ties to politics

JOHN DAY - The Grant County Genealogy Society will feature Dennis Bradley of Mt. Vernon, as their speaker at their no-host lunch at noon on Tuesday, April 19, at The Outpost restaurant in John Day.

Mr. Bradley works for the state park service and is mayor of Mt. Vernon and has followed some of his grandfather's footprints in politics.

April 22Sacred music from handbells and piano

MT. VERNON - A free handbells and piano concert of sacred music will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 22, at Mt. Vernon Community Presbyterian Church.

Phyllis Tincher, from Nampa Idaho, will play the handbells. Sean Rogers from Boise, Idaho, will play the piano. The concert is part of the music ministry of Ms. Tincher, Mr. Rogers, the First United Presbyterian Church of Nampa and the First Presbyterian Church of Boise. It is sponsored by the two Idaho churches. This year is at least the second for this ministry.

April 22-23Funds raised for Young Life Camp

PRAIRIE CITY - A bake sale and yard sale combined will be held from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, April 22 and 23, at the Teen Center (145 West Front Street) in Prairie City.

This is a fund-raiser for Young Life, which is a non-profit Christian club for youth in high school. Proceeds will go for expenses to send the members to Young Life Camp.

April 23Dancing to Contra beat

MT. VERNON - The next Contra Dance is coming up starting off with a potluck at 6:30 p. m. and the dancing at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 23.

The dance will be held at the Mt. Vernon Community Hall, featuring the Scatter Creek Band from Ellensburg, Wash.

Tickets are $5 individual or $10 per family.

Youth mentoring wins at Monte Carlo night

PRAIRIE CITY - Bet'n on Kids Monte Carlo night is sponsored by Families First of Grant County. Gaming tables will be open from 7-10 p.m. and tickets are $25 per person. This fund-raiser, held at the Oxbow Ranch Bed & Breakfast, (on Strawberry Creek Road in Prairie City) helps support the youth mentoring and parent education programs.

Ticket prices include $500 in play money, Food by Elaine, two glasses of wine and the chance to win six different prizes all valued at $100 or more.

For more information , call (541) 575-1006. Limited to 100 patrons.

Cowkids playday planned in barn

JOHN DAY - There will be a Cowkids playday starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 23, in the Heritage Barn at the Grant County Fairgrounds.

Sign-ups are at 9:30 a.m. Ribbons will be given through fourth place. The fee is $2 per event, for ages 18 years and under.

For more information, call (541) 421-3700.

April 29Benefit auction and dinner planned

MT. VERNON - There will be a benefit auction and spaghetti dinner given for Phyllis Propeck, to help raise funds for her medical costs. The dinner will be served from 5-6:30 p.m. and the auction begins at 6:30 p.m. Both events will take place at the Mt. Vernon Grange Hall.

To donate auction items call, Peggy Clark at (541) 421-3880 or Toni Clark at (541) 421-3700.

April 30Light popular music featured at concert

JOHN DAY -The Juniper Singers will present a program of popular vocal music at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday April 30, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in John Day.

The music for this program comes primarily from music popular in the 50s and 60s. A special Laugh-In segment will also be featured.

In addition to the singing, the concert will feature a solo by Ed Heiple on trumpet. A special preview concert is being planned for 3 p.m. April 24 in Long Creek at the school gym. Admission is by donation.

May 1EMT dinner supports volunteers

MONUMENT - The 2nd Annual Monument EMT's May Day Dinner will be held from 4:30-5:30 p.m. or 6-7 p.m. Sunday, May 1, at the Monument Senior Center. Prime rib is on the menu and reservations are required. Last year 170 dinners were served.

May 7Tunes, tacos and talent, all rolled into one

SENECA - The Seneca School Spring Concert and PTA Taco Feed and Talent Show will be on Saturday, May 7. The taco feed starts at 5:30, with show starting at 7 p.m.

May 21-22Camp Logan Days approaching

PRAIRIE CITY - By visiting Camp Logan Days May 21-22 in Prairie City you may observe some of the top shooters in the northwest as they put on a fast draw competition both days from 9:30 am.- 4 p.m.

For more information, call Dianne or Andrew, at Prairie City School, at (541) 820-3314.

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