Artist of the month

JOHN DAY - Kevin Dahlen has juniper creations on display all month at FirstBank. Lamps, tables, chairs, wall hangings and more. Info: 820-4603 or

Farm Bureau meeting

JOHN DAY - County Farm Bureau will be meeting at 5:30 p.m. Monday, May 15, at the Outpost Restaurant. Tom Rush, Grant SWCD Weed Control Program Coordinator, will talk about the county weed control program. In addition, high-school students applying for Farm Bureau scholarships will be interviewed.

Learn tree health

JOHN DAY - Dave Shaw of OSU will present a program on insect and disease problems and how to maintain healthy, productive trees from 9 a.m. to noon May 20 at the School District Conference Room. A field tour will follow. Info: Bob Parker, 575-1911.

Paint a school

PRAIRIE CITY - Parents, teachers, alumni and anyone else are welcome to join the fun painting a school at 9 a.m. May 12 and 13 at Prairie City School. Lunch is provided. Bring painting tools.

Band concert

SENECA - Fifth through eighth graders will perform a band concert at 8 a.m. May 17 in the school gym. Everyone is invited to attend. Info: Linda, 542-2542.

Car wash-a-thon

JOHN DAY - Young Life will hold their second annual car wash at 10 a.m. May 13 in the Les Schwab parking lot. Each child will be working toward a goal of washing 100 cars. The event will fund youth in the county to attend Wildhorse Canyon camp in June. The car wash is free, but donations are appreciated. Info: Ken Purnell, 575-2414.

Lake Creek clean up

LOGAN VALLEY - Lake Creek Youth Camp will hold its annual spring clean up beginning at 9 a.m. May 21 at the campground. Bring gloves, rakes and pitch forks. Lunch provided.

Kindergarten round-up

PRAIRIE CITY - If your child will be attending kindergarten in the fall, make an appointment to register them on May 17. Info: Susie, 820-3314.

PTA barbecue

PRAIRIE CITY - The PTA is putting on a fund-raiser for senior Jay Adams at 6 p.m. May 11 at Depot Park. Info: 820-3314.

Women's aglow

JOHN DAY - Sally Dunn will be the guest speaker at the Women's Aglow meeting May 13 at the Outpost Restaurant. No-host breakfast at 9:30 a.m., meeting at 10:15 a.m.

Historical luncheon

JOHN DAY - The Grant County Geneology Society will hold a luncheon at noon May 16 at the Outpost Restaurant. Guest speaker will be Ruth Harris. The public is welcome.

Give blood, save a life

JOHN DAY - The American Red Cross will be accepting blood donations from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. May 31 and June 1 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Info: (800) 448-3543.

Citywide yard sale

PRAIRIE CITY - The deadline to sign up for the city- wide yard sale is May 22. The event will take place June 3. To get your name and address on the yard sale map, call Sandy Murray at 820-3739 or Mary Lou Wampler at 820-4284.

Teacher appreciation night and silent auction

CANYON CITY - A Teacher Appreciation Night for Humbolt teachers and staff and silent children's art auction will be May 20 at the Elks Lodge. The community is invited.

Art viewing and bidding will be from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Chicken-fried steak will be served at 6:30 with bid winners announced during dinner. Tickets for the dinner are $12 a person.

All proceeds will go directly to Humbolt Elementary School. Sponsored by Humbolt PTA. Info: Danielle, 575-5616.

Tacos and Talent

SENECA - The Seneca PTA Taco Feed and Talent Show will be held Saturday, May 13, in the school gym. The taco feed will begin at 5:30 p.m. The menu consists of large soft tacos for $2.00, nachos for $1.00, pop and coffee. Pie will be available during intermission.

The talent show begins at 7 p.m. and is free of charge. There will be talent from Bear Valley, Seneca, Canyon Creek, and the John Day Valley. Jack Southworth will perform as Master of Ceremonies. Come enjoy an evening of good food and fun entertainment.

Meetings for '62 days

CANYON CITY - It's time to plan for this year's '62 days celebration. Meetings will be at 7 p.m. every Friday at Sel's Brewery. The theme is "Days of Old, When Streams Were Gold." Anyone interested in helping or having a booth are encouraged to attend. Info: Hugh Farrell, 575-0329 or Leslie Lindley, 575-1386.

Classical evening

MONUMENT - Inland Northwest Orchestra will perform at 7 p.m. May 13 at the Monument School Gym, with a reception to follow at the Senior Center. Free to the public. Symphony #2 by Beethoven, Concerto for two Clarinets by Kromner and Musical Joke by Mozart.

Camp Logan Days

PRAIRIE CITY - Prairie City History Club will hold Camp Logan Days from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 20 and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 21. The new location is just off Highway 26, 10 miles east of John Day and 6 miles west of Prairie City. Admission: Adults $5, Students 6-18 $4, 2-day pass $7.

Swim lessons

JOHN DAY - Sign-ups for swim lessons and passes will be May 17. Swim lessons begin June 19. Lessons are from 9 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday, two-week sessions and are limited to class size. Info: 575-0110.

OngoingFossil Beds

The John Day Fossil Beds National Monument will hold a free, ranger conducted, two-hour auto tour beginning at 2 p.m. May 13 at the monument's Thomas Condon Visitor Center, 32651 Highway 19 in Kimberly.

A free, ranger-led backcountry hike of the Clarno Unit will begin at 11 a.m. May 13 at the Clarno Unit picnic area.

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.

Prairie City Recycling

PRAIRIE CITY - The Prairie City Recycling Center has ordered a new glass crusher. It hasn't been setup. 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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