The deadline for What's Happening items is 5 p.m. Friday. Call Cheryl at the Eagle, 541-575-0710.

Thursday, Oct. 27

Fall Harvest Festival

• 5:30-7:30 p.m., Prairie City Community Center (formerly the United Methodist Church)

Activities include pumpkin carving and painting, and a chili feed catered by Blue Mountain Hospital. People can bring their own pumpkins; some will be provided. Menu includes chili, cornbread, hot chocolate and cider, for $5 a person or $20 per family. Sponsored by the Prairie City Community Association.

Saturday, Oct. 29

Celebrating community

• 5:30-7:30 p.m., Trowbridge Pavilion, Grant County Fairgrounds

Activities at "Celebrating Community: 40 Ways to Make a Difference" include a free barbecue, door prizes, pie baking contest and a variety of activities. Businesses can "make a difference" at the event by providing a food dish, cash donation, a door prize or volunteering to help set up or tear down. Sponsored by AmeriCorps, Grant County Safe Communities Coalition and Families First Parent Resource Center. Call 541-575-3600 for more information.

Saturday, Nov. 5

EORenew's ‘Fall Gathering'

• 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Outpost Restaurant, John Day

The event will include a no-host lunch and SolWest brainstorming session. All are invited. The ongoing topic will be how to improve SolWest 2012, and ensuring the survival of EORenew and its educational programs. Members and friends are welcome to the fall board meeting which will follow. Contact Jennifer Barker at 541-575-3633 or info@solwest.org.

BMH banquet, meeting, auction

• 5:30 p.m., Trowbridge Pavilion, Grant County Fairgrounds

No-host bar opens at 5:30 p.m.; dinner for the "Winter Wonderland" starts at 6:30 p.m. Menu includes herb-roasted pork loin, stuffing, sweetened acorn squash, green beans, cranberry-spinach salad and assorted breads, with apple pie and ice cream for dessert, catered by Any Thyme Cafe Catering. Games and auctions (pie, live and silent) will run all evening.

Package drawings will be held for an Upland game hunt, a home entertainment package and a Wallowa Lake getaway. Tickets are available at BMH, John Day True Value Hardware, John Day Shell station, A Flower Shop ‘N' More and Wild West Hair Company. Proceeds will go toward the purchase of digital X-ray equipment. To RSVP, call Bob Houser at 541-575-1311, extension 2202.

Wednesday, Nov. 9

Gluten-free workshop

• 6:30 p.m., Johnnie Titus Room, 528 E. Main St., John Day

Sandy Bupp will demonstrate "Fall favorites with squash." Call 541-575-0332 for more information.

Saturday, Nov. 12

Grange holiday bazaar

• 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Mt. Vernon Grange Hall

Time to reserve a space at the Grange's annual bazaar. Tables are $15 each. Call Jean Sagert at 541-575-1007.

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