Grad night meetingJOHN DAY - Parents of Grant Union High School seniors are urged to attend the next grad night meeting at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 21, at the school library.
Grad night, a drug-and alcohol-free awareness event, provides a safe environment at the John Day Elks Club for students to celebrate their graduation night and is supported by parents, the community and area businesses. Info: Rhonda Moore at 575-2314, Carol Waggoner at 575-0379 or Annette Williams at 575-2734.
Valentine dinnerJOHN DAY - Support Grant Union High School seniors and buy a chance to win a romantic dinner. Raffle tickets are on sale for a Valentine dinner for two on Feb. 14 at the Snaffle Bit. The cost is $5 per chance. Tickets may be purchased by any GUHS senior parent. The drawing is Feb. 12. Info: Carol Waggoner at 575-0379.
Dental VanJOHN DAY - The Northwest Medical Team Dental Van will be at the Grant County Health Department parking lot Feb. 15, 16 and 17. Dr. DeJong, Dr. DesJardin and Dr. McMillan, along with assistants and volunteers will be donating their time to service dental needs for low-income children grades K-12 without insurance, access to dental care and no other ability to pay for services. Info: Jan at 932-4978 or Marsha at 575-0429.
Forest management coursesMONUMENT - The Basic Forestry Short Courses begin Feb. 2. Take the whole series or pick and choose individual classes. The cost for the BFSC is $25 per family for all six classes. Individual classes can be taken for $5.00 each. Register by contacting the Grant County OSU Extension Service office at 575-1911. All classes will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Monument School library.
Feb. 2: Management Planning; Tree Biology
Feb. 9: Silviculture; Wildlife Management
Feb. 16: Insect and Disease Management; Sources of Assistance
Feb. 22: Reforestation; Forest Measurements
March 2: Harvesting Timber; Marketing Forest Products
March 4: Field Day: Putting it all together.
Awards assemblySENECA - Parents are encouraged to attend the awards assembly at 8 a.m. Feb. 7 in the school gym. Info: 542-2542.
Super Bowl party JOHN DAY - The fourth annual Super Bowl party begins at 3 p.m. Feb. 5 at the Cornerstone Christian Fellowship Church. Bring snacks. Info: 575-2039.
Goal setting workshopJOHN DAY - The City Council will have a meeting to discuss and set goals for the upcoming year at 6 p.m. Feb. 7 in the City Council Chambers. The public is invited to attend.
People Mover meetingJOHN DAY - The Grant County Transportation District (People Mover) will hold a special meeting at 12:30 p.m. Feb. 2 at the John Day Jr. High conference room to discuss the audit results and audit preparation. Info: 575-2721.
Clay pigeon shootMONUMENT - Friends of the Spray Rodeo are having a clay pigeon shoot from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 25 at the Kimberly Rock Products milemarker 9 on Highway 402 between Monument and Kimberly. Practice shoot begins at 10 a.m. and the cost for 5 shots is $3. Shotgun shoot cost is 25 shots for $15. Win turkeys, prizes, half cash back, or shotgun. Concessions provided by the Monument School. Info: 934-2143.
Learn about your brainLA GRANDE - OHSU will have a brain awareness workshop from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Feb. 11 at the Eastern Oregon University Campus, Inlow Hall 013. Registration fee is $10 and registration deadline is Feb. 3. Info: 962-3801.
Whale of a saleJOHN DAY - Families First of Grant County is having a sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 2 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 3 and 4 in the basement of the Outpost Restaurant. Items include furniture, clothing, dishes, toys, baby furniture, other children's items and much more. Proceeds benefit Families First programs. Info: 575-1006.
Tri-Tip Drive-In DinnerPRAIRIE CITY - FFA members are selling Tri-tip steak dinner with baked beans, salad and roll for $8 per plate. Preorder by Feb. 10. Dinners can be picked up at the Prairie City High School Cafeteria on Feb. 24 between 6 and 7 p.m. All proceeds go to the FFA Alumni Scholarship Fund. Info: 820-3704 after 6 p.m.
Leadership workshopJOHN DAY - Rising Stars Toastmasters Club is having a free leadership workshop Feb. 2 at the Outpost Restaurant. No-host dinner at 5 p.m. and workshop begins at 6 p.m. Interviewing skills will be the topic. Preregister to Athena at 575-5541 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stockgrowers meetingJOHN DAY - The Grant County Stockgrowers will meet at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 9. At the Jan. meeting, officers and advisory board members were elected and a committee chaired by J.C. Oliver was appointed to plan for the 100th anniversary celebration.
Diabetic classesJOHN DAY - Blue Mountain Hospital is sponsoring free classes on diabetic issues from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Jan. 30, Feb. 6, Feb. 13 and Feb. 20 in the downstairs classroom. Info: 575-4157.
Groundhog supperPRAIRIE CITY - American Legion Auxiliary will be serving their annual Groundhog supper from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 2 at the Legion Hall. The public is invited and door prizes will be awarded. Info: 820-4384 or 820-3597.
Hee Haw Hoe Down JOHN DAY - Juniper singers present Hee Haw Hoe Down at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 25 and 26 at the Trowbridge Pavilion at the fairgrounds. Tickets on sale Feb. 1 at Prime Time Video for $12. This includes dessert at intermission. Info: Tom Winters at 542-2006.
Autism workshopCANYON CITY - Kari Baybado, regional autism specialist, will present a workshop on autism from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Feb. 3 at Humbolt School. Parents, educators and the public are invited. Info: 575-0454.
Spaghetti feedJOHN DAY - The ladies of St. Elizabeth Parish Hall are having a spaghetti feed from 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 3 at the church. Spaghetti, garlic bread, salad, dessert and a beverage are the menu. Adults $5, Child (6-12) $3.50, Seniors $4, and Family $15. Proceeds go to the needy in the community. Info: Sharon Smith at 575-1350.
Cans for campJOHN DAY - Young Life is now accepting cans and bottles at the Cans for Camp trailer on the lot across from Dairy Queen.
Can drives help pay for trips for kids. This summer, Young Life will take 30 local kids to camp at Wildhorse Canyon near the town of Antelope. Info: Ken Purnell at 575-2414 or Suzy Burton at 575-0762.
TEC ClassesCANYON CITY - Training and Employment Consortium is offering the following classes at the Guernsey Building, 120 Washington. Preregistration required. Info: 575-0210.
Overview for Child Care Division Registration - 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 1 and from 10 a.m. to 1p.m. March 1. No fee.
Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect - 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 6 and from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. March 6. No fee.
First Aid and Infant CPR - call to sign up. $30 fee.
Food Handler Class - self-study or website test available. $10 or free to providers.
Provider Meetings - 9 a.m. Feb. 25 at the Java Jungle.
Preventing Illnesses - 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 6. No fee.
Medication Administration - 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 13. No fee.
Using your Imagination - 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 22. No fee.
Reading Children's Cues - 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. March 1. No fee.
Business Plan and Marketing - 7 to 9 p.m. March 8. No fee.
Building Effective Relationships - 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. March 15. No fee.
OngoingFossil BedsThe John Day Fossil Beds National Monument often provides ranger conducted hikes, tours of sections of the monument and even stargazing at the monument's Thomas Condon Visitor Center, 32651 Highway 19 in Kimberly.
Visitation data online at www.nps.gov/joda. Click on the link "management doc" then click on " In Depth Visitation Statistics," Socioeconomic Atlas for John Day" and/or "The Visitor Study 2004."
The center is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. Info: 987-2333.
Long Creek centerLONG CREEK - The community center is available for $25 a day and a refundable $30 cleaning fee.
For further information on the center, call 421-5101 or 421-3120.
MuseumsGrant County Historical Museum, Canyon Boulevard, Canyon City. by appointment through April. Info: 575-0509.
Grant County Ranch and Rodeo Museum, on Main Street in John Day, across from the Ford dealer at Dayton Street by appointment. Admission: $3. Under 12, free. Info: 575-5545 or 820-3624.
Kam Wah Chung and Co. Museum and Visitor's Center, 125 NW Canton Street, John Day, open by appointment through April. Free admittance. Info: 575-2800.
Prairie City RecyclingPRAIRIE CITY - The Prairie City Recycling Center will no longer take glass. The crusher is permanently disabled. The center is open from 9 a.m. to noon every Saturday, unless otherwise advertised. The center is run by volunteers.-To volunteer, call Ruth McPherren at 820-4326.