Year-end activities

SENECA - The Science Fair will be held all day June 1 in the gym. An awards assembly will be held at 1 p.m. June 7, also in the gym. Info: 542-2542.

Fourth of July fun

PRAIRIE CITY - The Greater Community Prairie City Community Association is bringing Flynn Creek Circus to town at 6 p.m. July 4 at the baseball field on Overholt Street.

The troupe includes 15 performers doing aerial acrobatics, juggling, humorous skits, tightrope, tissue and other cirque style entertainment.

Admission is $15 for adults and $5 under 18. Free tickets will be available from local area businesses.

The performers will be giving free circus skills classes between 2 and 4 p.m. at the baseball field. Classes are first come first serve.

Flyin' High on the Fourth of July is the theme and D.R. Johnson, Prairie Wood Products will be the Grand Marshal. To enter the parade, call Wanda at 820-3675. Judging for the parade will be at 11 a.m. Grand prize is $100, second place is $50, and third place is $25.

Mom's apple pie contest will be judged at 10 a.m. Pies auctioned after judging. Info: 820-4746. Patriotic quilt for first-place winner.

Prairie City Fire Department rubber duck race at 2 p.m. at Bridge Street bridge. Tickets go on sale June 15.

4-H Youth Program

JOHN DAY - The last day for fourth through 12th graders to enroll in the Grant County 4-H Youth Program is June 1. Enroll through a 4-H leader to be eligible to participate in county, regional and state events through Sept. 2006.

Cost is $2.50 for project material and $1 for material. Info: 575-1911.

Babysitter training

CANYON CITY - A 4-H Babysitting Workshop for youth 12 years and older will be held June 12 and 13 at the Guernsey Building. Registration is due June 5.

Registration forms available at the OSU Extension Office in the basement of the courthouse. $10 registration and material cost. Info: 575-1911.

New students invited

SENECA - Move-Up Day at Seneca School will be June 2. Students "move up" to their next grade for one day to get a preview of the next school year.

Kindergarten students are also part of the move up day. They can get a preview of kindergarten from 7:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Parents need to bring their birth certificates and immunization records for registration.

New students, who are interested in attending Seneca School, will get an opportunity to get an idea of what Seneca School can offer them by spending the day getting to know the teachers and classmates. Parents welcome.

Students are asked to bring a snack and a lunch. The school day starts at 7:30 a.m. and ends at 2:20 p.m. Info: 542-2542.

Basketball Camp

JOHN DAY - Corban College's head womens and mens basketball coaches, David Bale and Justin Sherwood, along with the GU boys coaching staff, will hold a mini camp for girls and boys, grades 5 through 12, June 23 and 24 at Grant Union High School. Gym shoes required. Cost is $10, which includes a T-shirt. Registration forms available at local schools or call Brad at 542-2111, Pete Rawlins at 575-2526 or Chris Labhart at 575-1276.

Head Start registration

JOHN DAY - The Grant County Head Start program will be accepting applications for the fall 2006 school year in June. There are 10 available openings.

The center provides a preschool classroom for children ages 3 and 4, four days a week. A breakfast snack, a lunch and transportation to and from the classroom on a school bus are provided. Info: Mark Lesniak, 575-1379.

Strut, stride and


JOHN DAY - Blue Mountain Hospital and Blue Mountain Nursing Home are organizing the annual event at 9 a.m. June 3.

Bikers will start at the nursing home, runners at Pine Creek and walkers about 3.5 miles east of town and the strollers about a mile east of the hospital.

Finish line will be at the hospital, with brunch served and drawings for door prizes.

Camp Hawaii

LOGAN VALLEY - A five-day 4-H camp will be held June 26 through June 30 at Lake Creek Camp in Logan Valley for fourth- through sixth- graders.

Cost is $140, $70 for 4-H members. Register by June 2. Scholarships available. Info: Elaine Husted, 575-1911.

Citywide yard sale

PRAIRIE CITY - There will be a citywide yard sale on June 3. Over 20 residents have signed up. Come enjoy a day of yard sales and local merchant prizes.

Two-wheel rodeo

JOHN DAY - A free bike rodeo for Grant County kids will be held at the Health Department, 528 E. Main, June 2 from 4 to 6 p.m. with a performance at 6:30 p.m. by Ride and Glide Bicycle Stunt Team ( There will also be food, refreshments and prizes. Bring a bike and helmet. Info: 932-2733 or 575-3661.

'62 Days Celebration and Gold Rush Run

CANYON CITY - Join the Whiskey Gulch Gang June 9 and 10 in the annual celebration of the discovery of gold in Canyon City on June 8, 1862. Info: 575-0243.

OngoingFossil Beds

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 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 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).

For further information on the center, call 421-5101 or 421-3120.


Grant County Historical Museum, Canyon Boulevard, Canyon City with be open April 29 through September 30. 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 for the season. Free admittance. Info: 575-2800.

DeWitt Museum and Prairie City Depot of the Sumpter Valley Railway, Main and Bridge Street, Prairie City, will open May 15 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Special group and school tours by arrangement. Info: 820-3330.

No tin recycling

PRAIRIE CITY - The Prairie City Recycling Center will no longer take 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.

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