The deadline for What's Happening items is 5 p.m. Friday. Call Cheryl at the Eagle, 541-575-0710.
Wednesday, Sept. 22Proposed acute care facility meeting
? 7 p.m., John Day Senior Center
The public is welcome to a community meeting to discuss plans for the facility, which will provide mental health services in Grant County. Community Counseling Solutions (CCS) is proposing the facility in partnership with Blue Mountain Hospital and the Eastern Oregon Health Services Consortium.
GUHS presents one-act play
? 7:30 p.m., GUHS old gym
GU drama class presents "Crash Course" by Shirley and Kent Ullom, which spoofs a driver's education class and new teachers applying for the job. Tickets are $2 for adults and $1 for students.
Thursday, Sept. 23Gluten-free meeting
? 6:30 p.m., OSU Extension office, 530 E. Main St. John Day
The "gluten-free lady" will demonstrate gluten-free desserts, cheesecake and chocolate mousse. The class is sponsored by OSU Extension and there is no charge. Call Sandy Bupp at 541-575-0332.
Friday, Sept. 24OSP and OSU Extension open house
? Noon- 2 p.m.; 530 and 545 E. Main St., John Day
The Oregon State Police Outpost and the Grant County office of the Oregon State University Extension are holding a joint event to celebrate the opening of the two new locations. Representatives from both departments will be on site to answer questions. Refreshments will be served.
Saturday, Sept. 25Cinnabar Mountain Playdays
? 10 a.m.; Roper Road, west of Mt. Vernon
Horse activities and fun for kids. This is the last playday. Call 541-620-0596 or 541-620-1666.
Prescription Drug Take-Back Day
? 10 a.m.-2 p.m., John Day Police Department
People are encouraged to drop off their unwanted, unused or expired prescription drugs, with no questions asked. The drugs will be picked up and destroyed by DEA officials. Grant County Safe Communities Coalition is partnering with local law enforcement agencies, with support from local pharmacies, to host the event which is a nationwide campaign launched by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).
Friday-Sunday, Oct. 1-3Quilt and Fine Arts Show
? Noon-7 p.m., Friday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday; and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday; Grant County Fairgrounds Trowbridge Pavilion. Admission is $3 for all three days.
Event includes exhibits of newly made quilts, fine arts, and antique quilts, made before 1950; workshops; and demonstrations on Saturday. An "ask a quilter" help desk, voting for people's choice award, and quilting and sewing vendors, as well as meals, snacks and Sunday brunch offered by Cliff House Catering. Admission is $3 for all three days.
Featured artist is Patricia Ross.
Quilts and art will be accepted at the pavilion from 7 a.m.-7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 30. For more information, call the fair office, 541-575-1900.
Saturday, Oct. 16Last Farmers Market and Harvest Festival
9 a.m., SW Brent St., John Day
The John Day Farmers Market has several changes planned for the last market of the season. Fees will be waived for a booth space, and people are encouraged to call ahead or come early that day for a space. Tables, chairs and shade will also be provided for those with just small amounts of produce to sell, but who don't need an entire table or booth. Donations of produce will also be accepted. More activities are in the works. Contact Chari Larue, 541-932-2859, or Chari.firstname.lastname@example.org.
MuseumsTime is running out to learn local history; Grant County museums will soon be closing their doors until next May.
Here's the information and closure dates for each one:
? Grant County Historical Museum, 101 S. Canyon City Blvd., Canyon City, 541-575-0362. Open 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Saturday. Admission: Adults, $4; Seniors, $3.50; children ages 7-17, $2; children under 6, free. Closes Thursday, Sept. 30.
? Grant County Ranch and Rodeo Museum, 241 E. Main St., John Day, 541-575-5545, 541-575-0278, or 541-820-3624. Open 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Thursday, Friday and Saturday, or by appointment. Admission: Adults, $3, children under 12, free. Closes Thursday, Sept. 30.
? DeWitt Museum at Depot Park, Bridge and Main streets, Prairie City, 541-820-3330 or 541-820-3603. Open Wednesday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is $3. Closes Friday, Oct. 15.
? Kam Wah Chung and Company Museum and Interpretive Center, 125 NW Canton St., John Day, 541-575-2800. Open every day, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; guided tours on the hour until 4 p.m. No admission fee, but donations are welcome. Closes Sunday, Oct. 31.