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Thursday, June 10, 2021
GO! magazine — A&E in Northeast Oregon
Quick Takes: Powder River Music Review
A look at what’s
happening in NE Oregon
starts Saturday in Baker City
By Lisa Britton
GO! Magazine
Music and movies in the
park — free this summer
LA GRANDE — The River-
side Concert Series returns this
summer beginning July 1 with
free live music in the park every
Thursday from 6-8 p.m., rain or
shine (if the weather is bad, the
concert will move to inside the
The series is organized by La
Grande Parks and Recreation
and sponsored by the La Grande
Arts Commission. The summer’s
lineup will be announced soon.
At Pioneer Park this summer
watch free movies outside. Bring
lawn chairs, blankets and snacks.
The Friday night movies begin
July 9 with “Robin Hood,” and
“Onward” will be shown July 30.
“Doolittle” winds up the trio of
free movies in the park on Aug.
To learn more, visit www. or the La
Grande Parks and Rec Facebook
Kids watercolor art
class: Fun with Shapes
BAKER CITY — Becky Litke
will lead a one-day watercolor
class on Monday, June 14, from 10
a.m. to noon at Crossroads Carn-
egie Art Center, 2020 Auburn Ave.
This is for ages 7 to 12. Cost is
$16 for Crossroads members, or
$24 for nonmembers. To register,
go online to www.crossroads-arts.
org or call 541-523-5369.
Brown Bag lunch is June
15 at Josephy Center
JOSEPH — This month’s
Brown Bag talk with the Josephy
Center is at noon on Tuesday,
June 15. The theme is “Wallowa
Resources: 25 years of Work and
Future Priorities.”
This will be presented in a
hybrid format — people can
either attend in-person at the
center (403 N. Main St.) or online
For information, check the
website or call 541-432-0505.
‘Oregon Fever’ program
at Interpretive Center
BAKER CITY — Although the
National Historic Oregon Trail
Interpretive Center remains
closed, “Oregon Fever!” ranger
programs are planned for 11:30
a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Thursday
through Sunday.
Programs are free and will be
held outdoors, weather permit-
In the mid-1800s, Oregon fever
referred to the draw of endless
opportunity in the west, inspir-
ing thousands of people to hit the
trail in pursuit of their dreams.
Summer dance classes
start June 15
BAKER CITY — Debbie Fried-
man will start session one of a
summer dance camp on June 15.
Sessions for ages 6-8 meet from
9 a.m. to 10 a.m. and ages 9 and
older dance from 10:15 a.m. to
11:15 a.m. Class is held at Cross-
roads Carnegie Art Center, 2020
Auburn Ave.
Classes meet Tuesdays,
Wednesdays and Thursdays —
June 15-17, June 22-24, and June
29 - July 1.
This is a workshop, not a drop-
in class. Cost for the three-week
class is $72 for Crossroads mem-
bers or $108 for nonmembers.
To register, go online to www. or call 541-
BAKER CITY — Sunday con-
certs in the park return on June 13
with music by Frank Carlson.
The Powder River Music Review
is coordinated by Baker City
The concert
starts at 4 p.m.
at the Powder
River Pavilion in
the park.
is free, although
donations are
Frank Carlson
accepted to sup-
port the concert
series, which costs an estimated
$25,000 each year.
Raffl e tickets are sold at each
concert — $5 each or 15 for $20
— for a chance to win the weekly
raffl e gift basket.
Annual memberships are avail-
able for $80.
The musician
Frank Carlson moved to Baker
City in 2003, and began playing for
the Powder River Music Review
when it was still raising money to
build a bandstand.
He started playing music when
he was 12 or 13 years old.
“I’ve played most of my life,” he
said. “I used to mimic The Beatles
because they were my favorite
Although The Beatles infl u-
enced his music preference, he
also leaned toward Elvis and Roy
Orbison tunes.
His style has evolved over the
“Now I’m more old country —
Alan Jackson, George Strait,” he
He describes his style as “ver-
satile,” and still plays Elvis and
Orbison tunes.
The music series also relies on
sponsorships from local businesses
or individuals. Those interested in
being a sponsor can call 541-519-
5653 or send an email to baker-
Concerts are scheduled for every
Sunday this summer, plus several
Saturday performances and extra
music during Miners Jubilee in
Powder River Music Review
wraps up Sept. 5 with Ghost Wind.
To stay updated, check the
event’s Facebook page.
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