April 16Local residents present free concert

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

The program will include show tunes as well as classical selections. Admission is free, however, a freewill offering will be taken for travel expenses.

Janine Goodwin studied music at the University of Oregon and has been a chorister, cantor, and soloist in cities on both coasts. She gives private voice lessons in Prairie City.

Keyte Hladky holds degrees in piano performance and music history from University of Oregon. She has her own piano studio in Veneta.

Keyte and Janine have been working together as musicians for more than two decades.

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

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 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 fundraiser 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 fundraiser, held at the Oxbow Ranch Bed & Breakfast, (on Strawberry Creek Road in Prairie City) will help 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 or to order tickets call 575-1006. Limited to 100 patrons.

April 30Light popular music featured at concert

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. Such favorites as "I'm a Believer," "Ain't no Mountain High Enough," and the Beatle's "Yesterday," are on the program. There will also be solos and small ensemble groups, with a special "Laugh-In" segment.

With Peggy Neal as the director and LymyBeth Toenies the accompanist, the program of light popular music is a regular feature for the Juniper Singers. They have been giving concerts for over 10 years, including theme shows and even a highly successful Madrigal dinner in February of 2003.

In addition to the music being prepared by the singers, the concert will feature a solo by Ed Heiple on trumpet, a women's trio and a mixed trio.

Jack Southworth will be master of ceremonies.

A special preview concert is being planned for 3 p.m. April 24 in Long Creek at the school auditorium. 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.

This event is sponsored by the Monument EMTs and the funds raised will go toward training expenses, equipment and defibrillators.

Ticket prices are $15 per person, $25 per couple or $7.50 for ages 6 to 12. Contact any of the following people for tickets: Rose Howe at (541) 934-2088; Heather Riggs at 934-2051; Sylvia Cockrell at 934-2210; Carrie Jewell at 934-2078; Debbie Cole at 934-2080 or Carolyn Thomas at 934-2878.

May 21-22Camp Logan Days approaching

PRAIRIE CITY - Step back in time and relive the military and civilian history of Grant County in 1867.

Camp Logan Days, a living history, will occur at the original site of this military garrison established in 1865. Events are scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 21, and at 9 a.m. on Sunday May 22.

For more information contact Dianne Lesniak or Andrew Demko, events directors, at Prairie City School at (541) 820-3314 or e-mail: (cmplogan@yahoo.com).

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