March 20, 21, 22,, 27, 28 & 29: MidValley Theatre presents "Steel Magnolias" in Lostine at Providence Academy (the old Lostine School House). Six performances: March 20, 21, 27, 28th at 7pm, March 22 and 29th at 2pm. $6 for adults, $5 for students and Seniors. Dress warmly and/or bring a blanket! This play not recommended for kids; no childcare available at performances.
March 21: Wallowa County Fair Board 3rd Annual St. Patrick's Day Casino night fundraiser. Doors open for cocktails at 5 p.m., corned beef dinner at 6 p.m. ($10), music by Brady Goss, door prizes, auction items, bingo prizes, "Best Dressed Irishman" prize, lots of gambling games. Tickets available at the fair office, Thompson Auto Supply and at the door.
March 21: Wallowa Mountain Quilter's Guild "Salmon Run" quilting class taught by Colleen Blackwood of Laughing Lizzies Patterns, Tomas Conference Room
in Enterprise. Cost. $15 plus pattern. Call Bev Hayward, 432-8030.
March 23-26: Lostine Presbyterian Church presents: "Take a Break from Spring Break!" Bring your school age children to the church for a matinee movie, 1to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Bring a special blankie. Healthy snacks will b provided. Everyone welcome. Call Talitha, 569-2491.
March 25: The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) will accept public testimony on a master plan for managing Iwetemlaykin State Heritage Site, formerly known as Marr Ranch, at a state rule hearing 6 p.m. in the Tomas Conference Room, 309 S. River, in Enterprise. The meeting is part of the process of adopting a state park master plan as an Oregon Administrative Rule. It will include no action to adopt the plan.
March 26: Oregon Department of State Lands Land Auction, 10 a.m. at Blue Mountain Conference Center, 404 12th St., La Grande. Parcel from one to 160 acres in Baker, Union, Umatilla and Wallowa Counties. Call (503) 986-5200 or visit www.oregonstatelands.us/ and click on land auction under "current."
March 27: "Cooks' Night Off! A Free Dinner at Lostine Presbyterian Church, with live music. 6 to 8:30 p.m. Everyone welcome. Call Talitha, 569-2491.
March 28: Tunesmith Night at Lear's Main Street Grill in Enterprise, 7 p.m.
The format for the concert will be a "round-robin" performance. A $5 donation is asked at the door, which goes directly to the songwriters.
March 30: Free National Scouting Report seminar for parents, coaches and athletes who want to play at the next level, 7 p.m. EHS cafeteria. Call Kathy Schaefer, 426-4418.
April 1: AAUW & Soroptimist Women present their 3rd Annual Fashion Show, 7 p.m. at Cloverleaf Hall. Tickets available Bookloft, Sorop Thrift shop beecrowbee and at the door. Call 398-0685
April 2: Free Wallowa Valley Orchestra young people's concert for 4th and 5th grade, Wallowa High School.
April 3: Fifth Annual "We Love Our Kids" Mardi Gras themed, prime rib dinner and auction at the Cloverleaf Hall. Tickets are available by calling Sandy at 426-3812. To donate an item for the silent or live auction, call Cindy at 426- 2039.
April 5: Free Wallowa Valley Orchestra joined by Willow Creek Symphony and Singers concert, 4 p.m. Wallowa High School.
April 6 & 13: The Nonviolent Communication group will show the two-part "The basics of non-violent communication" on DVD at 7 p.m. two consecutive Monday nights at Joseph Methodist Church, 3rd and Lake Street in Joseph. Free and open to the public.
April 14: Jack McClaren speaks on WWII and the Liberation of Buchenwald, 7 p.m. at Coffin House in Enterprise. Part of the Fishtrap Lecture series, more info to come.
April 23 & 30: The Nonviolent Communication group will show the two-part "The basics of non-violent communication" on DVD at 7 p.m. two consecutive Thursday nights at Wallowa Methodist Church, 102 W. 1st Street, Fellowship Hall in the basement. Free and open to the public.
April 24-25: Wenaha Muzzleloaders Rendezvous, all day in Troy. Events include Rifle trail walk, paper shoots, pee wee shoot, dutch oven contest, archery shoot and many more. Raffles for rifle, quilt, whole hog and more. No camp fee, now water, bring firewood, toilets on-site, pets on leash only. Traders and curious welcome. Fees: $10 per person, $15 family. Call Little Bear, (541) 523-3479; Sunshine, 962-6140; or Red Beaver, 963-8389.
April 24-27: Third annual Spring Strings in the Wallowas chamber music players retreat, held at various Bed & Breakfasts around Wallowa County. To register visit www. wvmusicalliance.org.
April 30: The Wallowa County Chamber of Commerce presents, "Being Proactive, Not Reactive" workshop, 4 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Toma's conference center. Portland attorney Sean Driscoll will help participants will gain a better understanding of employee benefits, employee privacy laws, employee leave policies, workforce conduct rules and more. Cost, $25 for chamber members and $30 for non-members. Call 426-4622.
May 16: Curb Day, the unofficial holiday of free stuff! An entirely voluntary opportunity to put unwanted household items from old washers and dryers to couches and chairs out by your curb for one day to encourage community swapping. Be sure to observe all city ordinances and remove unclaimed items at the end of the day.
May 21-25: Wallowa Resources presents a landscape photography workshop with Tom Bol, named by National Geographic Adventure as one of America's top visionaries. Cost $1095 per person, based out of Eagle Cap Chalets, call Troy at 425-8053, Ext. 29 or email Troy@wallowaresources.org.
May 30: FISHSTOCK, a celebration of music and words, at the Civic Auditorium in The Dalles. Marv and Rindy Ross, Steve Einhorn and Kate Power, Craig Lesley, Janis Carper with Carolyn Lochert and Rodd Ambroson, and others. Tickets are $25. www.fishstockoregon.net for details.
June 20: Enterprise High School Class of 1999, 10-year Reunion. RSVP required no later than April 15, 2009. Call MacKenzie Rogers, 208-407-9520 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
June 23: Grande Ronde Model Watershed board meeting, open to public, 6:30 p.m., Wallowa Community Center, 2nd Street, Wallowa.
July 6-10: Wallowa Fiddle Tunes Workshop, held at the campus of Wallowa School. This event filled to capacity last year, so don't delay in registering online at wvmusicalliance.org
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