JOHN DAY - Corbett M. will be the guest speaker at a presentation for Dual Diagnosis Anonymous (DDA) at 6 p.m. July 19 at the Grant County Center for Human Development. A DDA meeting will be held following the presentation at the Nazarene Church.
Corbett M., whose full name is withheld in keeping with the tenets of such addiction treatment groups, founded the DDA program in 1996 to offer support to individuals who are in recovery from an addiction and have also been diagnosed with a mental health disorder such as anxiety or depression.
DDA meetings will be held at 7 p.m. every Thursday at the Nazarene Church. Info: 575-1466.
JOHN DAY - The second annual Blue Mountain Hospice auction and benefit dinner will be held July 19 at the John Day Elks Lodge. Silent bidding held from 5 to 7 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m. and live auction at 6:30 p.m. Live music, games and door prizes. Tickets are $20 per person or $35 per couple. To purchase tickets or donate to the auction, call 575-1648.
JOHN DAY - The Ellis Tracy American Legion Auxiliary will meet at 12:30 p.m. July 21 at the Outpost Restaurant. Agenda: Report on the convention and plans for the fair. Info: 575-0076.
Grange community dance
MT. VERNON - Mt. Vernon Grange Hall will host a community dance from 8 to 11 p.m. July 21 at the grange hall. Music by the Upriver Country Band. Admission by donation. Cookies, punch and coffee available. Info: 575-3588.
JOHN DAY - The Grant County Transient Room Tax Review Committee will meet for a work session at 3 p.m. July 24 at the Squeeze In Deli. Public is invited to attend. Info: 575-1827.
Vacation Bible school
JOHN DAY - Redeemer Lutheran Church will hold vacation Bible school from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. July 23 through 27 at Redeemer Lutheran Church in John Day. For children ages 3 through sixth grade. This year's theme is "Quest for Truth." Info: 542-2333.
PRAIRIE CITY - The Prairie Baptist Church will hold vacation Bible school from 9 a.m. to noon July 23-27 at Avalanche Ranch Vacation Bible School for kindergarten through sixth graders. Info: 820-3696.
BATES - The Bates reunion will be held July 27 and July 28 at the Dry Kill sight. A potluck will be held on July 28. Bring your own table service and a hot and cold dish. The gate will be open Wednesday afternoon for those who want to come early and camp. Info: Jackie Rapp at 820-3642.
MT. VERNON - The "Paint your summer fun" kids festival will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. July 30 through Aug. 3 at the Living Word Christian Center in Mt. Vernon. The festival is free and is for kids age 4 through sixth grade. Transportation is available. Info: 932-4910.
Fair royalty tryouts
JOHN DAY - Ladies interested in becoming part of the 2007-2008 fair and rodeo court may pick up applications at the Grant County Fairgrounds. Applications must be returned by Aug. 3. Info: 575-1900.
Dance team fund-raiser
CANYON CITY - Junior and high school dance teams are collecting cans in the horse trailer at Jackson's Shell in Canyon City.
JOHN DAY - The Sonshine Christian School is accepting preregistrations for 3- and 4-year-olds for the 2007-2008 school year. Info: 575-1895.
The 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 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Info: 987-2333.
JOHN DAY - Gleason Pool is open for public swimming from 1 to 5 p.m.for $4 and 6:30 to 8 p.m. for $1.50 daily. Call the pool for season pass prices at 575-9930.
Long Creek center
LONG CREEK - The community center is available for $10 deposit and a refundable $10 cleaning fee for short gatherings and for $10 deposit and $25 usage fee for longer gatherings (five or more hours).
Grant County Historical Museum, Canyon City Boulevard, Canyon City is open from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Info: 575-0362.
Grant County Ranch and Rodeo Museum, on Main Street in John Day, across from the Ford dealer at Dayton Street open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday or 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, museum closed until further notice. Interpretive center is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. everyday. Info: 575-2800.
DeWitt Museum and Prairie City Depot of the Sumpter Valley Railway, Main and Bridge Street, Prairie City, will open for special group and school tours by arrangement. Info: 820-3330.
Prairie City Recycling
PRAIRIE CITY - The Prairie City Recycling Center is now taking clean and flattened tin. 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.