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Blue Mountain Eagle
The deadline for What’s Happening items is 5 p.m. Fri-
day. Call the Eagle, 541-575-0710, or email editor@bmea- For meetings this week, see our list in the classi-
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Democrats meeting
Christmas in Mt. Vernon
• 6:30 p.m., Canyon City Community Hall
Topics of discussion will include efforts to protect access
to health care in rural Oregon through passage of state Ballot
Measure 101. Local Democrats are encouraged to attend. For
more information, call 541-542-2633.
• 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Mt. Vernon
Several businesses in Mt. Vernon have teamed up to pres-
ent an annual holiday shopping feast. Participating locations
include Shiny Thimble Quilt Studio, Shiny Thimble Quilts,
Maudean Brown’s home, Patricia Ross’s art studio and the Sil-
ver Spur. Watch for the red and green balloons. For more infor-
mation, call Patricia at 541-932-4856.
Carrie Young Memorial dinner and auction
• 5 p.m., John Day Elks Lodge
The annual by-donation spaghetti dinner, which includes si-
lent and live auctions, supports local senior citizens in Grant
County. Proceeds go toward the purchase of gifts and everyday
living items. To donate or for more information, contact Lucie
Immoos at 541-620-2098.
Keerins Hall Christmas bazaar
• 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Grant County Fairgrounds, John Day
The fairgrounds bazaar will feature vendors offering an ar-
ray of crafts and other goods.
The Youth Arts Program is presenting a free concert,
sponsored by the Juniper Arts Council. Music will be per-
formed by three choirs (junior, intermediate and show), a
string trio and two guitar groups. The ensembles include
children and adults, and Christmas songs will be part of the
Timber Truckers Light Parade
Eagle file photo
Lucie Immoos stands for a photo in the Elks Lodge
before last year’s Carrie Young Memorial dinner and
auction. The event raising money for Grant County
seniors is scheduled for Dec. 1 this year.
• 6 p.m., downtown John Day
This year’s theme is “A Hometown Christmas.” Winners of the
awards and cash drawings will be announced at the Elks Lodge
immediately following the parade. The entry fee is $10. Registra-
tion is from 3-5:30 p.m. at Grant Western Lumber Co., where the
parade will begin. The route will lead through town and turns left
on the Third Street extension to the Elks Lodge. For more infor-
mation, call Brenda at 541-429-0551 or Leslie at 541-620-4032.
Blue Mountain Hospital Auxiliary bazaar
Spay and neuter clinic
Light Up a Life
• 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Grant County Fairgrounds pavilion, John
The Auxiliary’s annual holiday bazaar offers mostly hand-
crafted items, with soup and pie available as well. Santa will be
available for photos, and Hope4Paws: Grant County is spon-
soring a pet photo session with Santa Paws from 10 a.m. to 2
p.m. Pets should be on a leash or in a carrier. Bring a camera for
pictures with Santa.
• John Day River Veterinary Center, 59989 Highway 26,
west of John Day
Dogs will be seen on Tuesday and cats on Wednesday. Call
541-932-4428 for more information.
• 6 p.m., Valley View Assisted Living, 112 Valley View Drive,
John Day
All are welcome to the candlelight remembrance, which honors
loved ones who have died. The service, organized by Blue Moun-
tain Hospice, includes readings, music and refreshments. Dona-
tions are accepted at the door and help provide end of life care for
hospice patients. For more information, call Blue Mountain Hos-
pice at 541-575-1648 or email
A classic Christmas concert
• 7 p.m., United Methodist Church, 126 NW Canton St., John Day
A snowman Christmas party
• 2:30 p.m., Blue Mountain Care Center, Prairie City
The care center will host an afternoon of festivities for resi-
dents, their families, and anyone else who wants to attend. Snack
food, non-alcoholic drinks, Santa and live music will be provided.
RSVP by Dec. 12 by calling the care center at 541-820-3341.
Holiday Showcase dancers
kick off Christmas season
Dancers perform
Nov. 30, Dec. 1
at Grant Union
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Blue Mountain Eagle
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The 21st annual Dance
Holiday Showcase is a tradi-
tion as fun as presents under
the Christmas tree.
This year’s dancers, ages
4-18, will perform at 6:30
p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 30,
and Friday, Dec. 1, at the
Grant Union Junior-Senior
High School old gym. Doors
open at 6:15 p.m. Admission
is $7 and a can of food, and
children under 6 get in free.
Kattie Piazza said she expects
this year’s dance performanc-
es to be just as special as
years past.
Featuring dance styles
ranging from lyrical to jazz
to hip-hop, the showcase is
presented by the Grant Union
Gold varsity dance team,
coached by Piazza, along
with dancers from the Body
Fitness and Dance studio.
The event is the high
school team’s biggest fund-
raiser of the year. Piazza said
the funds help the team pur-
chase costumes and pay for
hotel stays when they travel
to competitions.
The nonperishable food
collected will go to food
Eagle file photo
German exchange student
Dana Schajor performs
at last year’s Holiday
banks in Grant County.
“Because we’re asking for
something, we like to give
something back, especially
during the holidays,” Piazza
Dancers will perform in
groups as well as solo and
duet performances.
There were 400 attending
over the two days of perfor-
mances last year. Piazza said
the showcase is a fun holiday
“The event itself is so spe-
cial — to incorporate so many
age groups, listen to holiday
music, see the dancers in their
sparkly costumes and the kids
out there giving it their all,”
she said. “It’s a great kickoff
to the holiday season.”
9AM - 4PM
Saturday, December 2nd, 9AM - 4PM
Grant County Fairgrounds Pavilion
Mostly Handcrafted Items
Soup & Pie Available
Pictures with Santa -
Bring Your Camera!
Mary 541–620-4283
Large variety of
items with several
free gift drawings
Call Fair Office for more information: 541-575-1900
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in Keerins Hall