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

Thursday, Sept. 9Brainstorm for Solwest

? 5-7 p.m., The Outpost Restaurant, John Day

Organizers of SolWest Fair and EORenew invite interested members of the public to share ideas for the annual event, discuss financing options, and talk about new directions. For information: 541-575-3633.

Saturday, Sept. 112nd Saturday Gathering

? 9:30-11:30 a.m., Outpost Restaurant, John Day

Zola Pike will present the discussion topic "Servanthood." Complimentary coffee and tea will be served at the no-host breakfast. Ladies are encouraged to bring a Bible and a friend.

Night trap shoot

? 6 p.m., Seneca Range

Everyone is welcome to this fun and games trap shoot under the lights, held by the Grant County Shooting Club. Barbecue starts at 6 p.m. and the shoot around 7 p.m. The cost is 10 shots for $2. Call Nancy Chase at 541-575-0243.

Saturdays, Sept. 11 and 25Cinnabar Mountain Playdays

? 10 a.m., Roper Road, west of Mt. Vernon

Horse activities and fun for kids. These are the last two playdays; the Sept. 25 is held over from Aug. 14. Family membership is $35; individuals are $25. Call 541-620-0596 or 541-620-1666.

Monday, Sept. 13Juniper Singers rehearse

? 7 p.m., GUHS music room, John Day

Anyone interested in joining the chorus is encouraged to attend this open rehearsal. Preparations are underway for the group's February production, "Tropical Cruise." The program will include such "ports of call" as Hawaii, the Caribbean and Africa, with music and food for guests on the "cruise" to enjoy. Call Peggy Neal, 541-575-2840.

Tuesday, Sept. 14City Hall Week discussion

? 10 a.m., Grant County Regional Airport, John Day

City officials, state lawmakers and the public will meet to discuss issues facing municipalities as the 2011 legislative session nears. Revenue sharing, service levels, water issues and local control will be among the discussion points.

Saturday, Sept. 18Strawberry Striders Half-Fast Marathon and 10K Walk

? 8 a.m., Prairie City to John Day

The half-marathon starts at the U.S. Forest Service office in Prairie City and the 10K walk, at Pine Creek Road. Both end at John Day City Park. There will be aid stations at three locations along the course and refreshments at the finish. The event is free and preregistration is encouraged. Information is available at the Grant County Chamber of Commerce office, 541-575-0547, from Richard Thompson, 541-932-2758, or by e-mail at vrt@ortelco.net.

Voices for Recovery potluck

? 4 p.m., Seventh Street Complex, John Day

Grant County Safe Communities Coalition invites the community to a barbecue and potluck, with activities, to celebrate National Drug and Alcohol Addiction Recovery Month.

Regional EventsFriday, Sept. 10Lone Pine Tree Chapter DAR meeting

? 11:30 a.m., Sunridge Inn on Campbell St., Baker City

All are welcome to attend and learn about becoming a member. The group's cookbook, which has 200 recipes and includes historical notes on the Lone Pine Tree Chapter, is finished and available for $10. Call Joan Smith, 541-963-4861, or Meschelle Cookson, 541-523-4248,

Saturday, Sept. 11Starry night

? 10 a.m.-noon, safe solar viewing; 7-11 p.m., viewing the night sky. Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, Baker City

People can learn about the constellations, see the vast night skies, and share telescopes and viewing techniques with other astronomers during this "star party event" at the National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center. There will also be handouts and star scavenger hunt activities, suitable for all ages. The center is located at 22267 Highway 86 in Baker City. Call 541-523-1843, or visit (www.oregontrail.blm.gov) for a website link.

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