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

Wednesday, Feb. 20

Lenten lunch

• 11:30 a.m., St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Canyon City

Each Lenten lunch is followed by worship at 12:15 p.m. Donations are welcome and used at the host church’s discretion. St. Thomas is at 139 S. Washington St., Canyon City.

Pesticide recertification course

• 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Outpost Restaurant

Grant County Soil & Water Conservation District and Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration present the free course which is open to the public. Either or both of the sessions may be attended: “Worker Protection Standards” in the morning, or “Hazard Communication Programs” in the afternoon. A total of seven credits may be earned. Leilani Monson from the Oregon-OSHA Bend field office will be the presenter. To RSVP, call 541-575-1554.

Thursday, Feb. 21

DHS Child Care Provider Orientation

• 6-8 p.m., Child Care Resource & Referral office, 530 E. Main St., Suite 6, John Day

The class is required for all newly DHS listed exempt providers. The free class is open to the public. Call 541-575-0215 or 1-800-956-0324, ext. 7 to register or for information.

Saturday, Feb. 23

Library cakewalk, pie auction

• 11 a.m., Grant County Library, John Day

The cakewalk starts at 11 a.m. and pie auction at noon. Tickets for the cakewalk are $5 apiece, for a chance to win approximately 20 cakes, baked for the event. There will also be a children’s division, where kids age 16 and under can buy tickets at $2 each, for a chance to win a half-dozen cupcakes. There will also be a used-book table, with books and videos selling for just 25 cents each. The library is at 507 S. Canyon Blvd. For more information, call the library, 541-575-1992.

Pancake feed

• 5-7 p.m., Mt. Vernon Grange

The Mt. Vernon Grange will hold its annual pancake feed, with a cakewalk and music. The cost is $6 for adults, $3.50 for youth ages 6-12, and free for children under 6.

Recovery committee presents ‘Story Time’

• 5:30 p.m., Cornerstone Cafe, 139 N.E. Dayton, John Day

The community is invited to hear four motivational speakers share their personal stories of addiction recovery. The evening starts with a free dinner of pizza and sub sandwiches, plus door prizes, from 5:30-6 p.m. Sponsored by Grant County Safe Communities Coalition's recovery committee. For more information, call 541-575-3600.

Tuesday, Feb. 26

Grant County Mad Hatters to meet

• Noon, Valley View Assisted Living, John Day

The Grant County Mad Hatters will meet for lunch at Valley View. For more information, call Jean Kline at 541-820-3303.

Wednesday, Feb. 27

Lenten lunch

• 11:30 a.m., Redeemer Lutheran Church, John Day

Each Lenten lunch is followed by worship at 12:15 p.m. Donations are welcome and used at the host church’s discretion. Redeemer Lutheran is at 627 Hillcrest Rd., John Day.

Thursday, Feb. 28

John Day streetscape open house

• 6 p.m., Outpost Restaurant, John Day

The City of John Day and the Oregon Department of Transportation will hold an open house to talk about the sidewalk and beautification project planned through John Day. Officials will provide information and listen to comments regarding the effort known as the John Day Main Street & Canyon Boulevard Sidewalk & Beautification Project. The project is in the design phase this year, with construction planned in 2014. For information, contact ODOT Project Leader Sean Maloney, 541-823-4025, or email at

Saturday, March 2

River Loop Ranch Run and Bike

• 9 a.m., River Road, east of Prairie City

Runners, walkers and cyclists of all ages are welcome to participate in the 5K and half-marathon event. The cost is $10 for those 18 and younger, $25 for ages 19 and older, and $40 per family. Registration packets will be at Humbolt Elementary gym 5-8 p.m., Friday, March 1, or the day of the race, 7:45-8:40 a.m., at the finish line, three miles east of Prairie City, 1.2 miles on N. River Road. Bus transportation will be available to and from Grant Union High School. Proceeds support Humbolt Elementary’s artist-in-residence program. Contact Samantha Gerry, 541-575-0454, or by email,

Wednesday, March 6

Lenten lunch

• 11:30 a.m., First Christian Church, John Day

Each Lenten lunch is followed by worship at 12:15 p.m. Donations are welcome and used at the host church’s discretion. First Christian Church is at 311 N.E. Dayton St.

Friday, March 8

Tiller’s Folly in concert

• 7 p.m., Prairie City Community Center

The Prairie City Community Association presents the Canadian-based trio Tiller’s Folly in concert. With eight CDs to their credit, the award-winning band – Bruce Coughlan, Laurence Knight and Nolan Murray – offer a mix of acoustic and electric Americana, folk and Celtic music. Tickets are $20 each, and are available at Java Jungle and Roan Coffee Company in Prairie City. For more information, visit or the group’s Facebook page.

Saturday, March 9

‘Almost Spring’ Bazaar

• 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Keerins Hall, Grant County Fairgrounds

Shoppers will find a variety of goods – such as crafts, collectibles, art, yard sale treasures and jewelry – at the bazaar. Admission is free. Held in conjunction with the Strawberry Mountain Gun and Knife Show in the Pavilion. For vendors, 6-foot tables are $35, plus $5 for electricity. Call the fair office, 541-575-1900 for more information or to reserve a table.

Saturday-Sunday, March 9-10

Strawberry Mountain Gun and Knife Show

• 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday; 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Sunday; Grant County Fairgrounds Pavilion

People can buy, sell or trade such goods as guns, knives, camping and hunting equipment, and archery supplies. Daily admission is $4 for adults, and $2 for youth ages 7-18. Admission for children 6 and under is one can of food. Attendees will be entered in a drawing for gun-related merchandise. Held in conjunction with the “Almost Spring” Bazaar, Saturday in Keerins Hall. To register or for more information, call the fair office, 541-575-1900.

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