Wednesday, Aug. 29

Summer Swing: Music at the Mall, 6 to 7 p.m., Main Street, Joseph.

First Day of School for Enterprise School District.

Thursday, Aug. 30

First Day of School for Wallowa School District.

Courthouse Concert Series by Wallowa Valley Music Alliance, 5:30 to 7 p.m., gazebo, courthouse lawn. Free, bring chairs. Music this week: Tracy Spring, Natalie Ziegler. Community Farmers Market sets up about 4 p.m.

“Moraines of Wallowa Lake” book release lecture with Dr. Ellen Morris Bishop, 7 p.m., at Stage One (117 ½ E. Main Street) in Enterprise.  For more info, contact Wallowa Land Trust at 541-426-2042 or

Saturday, Sept. 1

Free soccer clinic, Jensen Fields behind Safeway; 8-9 a.m., age 5-7; 9-10 a.m., age 8-10; 10-11 a.m., age 11-13; 11 a.m., referee clinic. Shoe and gear swap, 8-11 a.m. Players, coaches and referees encouraged to attend.

Into the Wallowa Outing by Wallowa Land Trust, “East Moraine of Wallowa Lake: Geologic Marvel Joseph Canyon: Exploring the North End’s Canyon Country,” with Ellen Morris Bishop. Moderate to strenuous hike. Meet 9 a.m. at WLT office, 116 South River Street in Enterprise.  For info: 541-426-2042 or

Juniper Jam music fest by Wallowa Valley Music Alliance, gates open 11 a.m., music noon to 10 p,m., Wallowa County Fairground, Enterprise. Tickets $10 at gate, children six and younger free. For info: 541-426-3390,

Sept. 1-3

Baker County Fair and Panhandle Rodeo, Halfway; with announcer Lee Daggett of Enterprise. ICA rodeo action all three days; parade, noon Monday. Also music, packhorse race, antique cars, livestock show and sale. For info:

Monday, Sept. 3

Annual Democratic Labor Day Picnic Potluck, noon - 2 p.m., day use area of Wallowa Lake State Park at the south end of the lake. Speakers will be the Democratic nominee for State Representative in Oregon House District 58,  Heidi Van Schoonhoven, and Democratic nominee for State Senator in Oregon Senate District 29,  Antone Minthorn. 

Tuesday, Sept. 4

First Day of School for Joseph School District.

“Are You Ready for Medicare” program, 4:30 to 6 p.m., Enterprise Public Library. Informational presentation by Oregon State Health Insurance Benefits Assistant (SHIBA), followed by question and answer period. For info: contact Enterprise librarian Denine Rautenstrauch, 541-426-3906, or LEO at

Sept. 7-9

32nd annual Hells Canyon Mule Days, Enterprise. Quilt show in conjunction with event, Cloverleaf Hall. For info: 541-426-3271 or

Saturday, Sept. 15

Wallowa Lake State Park Triathlon: Race to End Abuse, 9 a.m., WLSP marina. Sprint length triathlon (500M swim, 20K bike ride, 5K run); register on-line, For more info, Amy Stubblefield or Lauren Merical, Safe Harbors, 541-426-4004; or Todd Honeywell, Wallowa Lake State Park, 541-432-8855.

Kick-off to new season of Old-Time Community Dance with barn dance7-10:30 p.m., 63327 Tenderfoot Valley Road, Joseph (look for signs off Imnaha Road). For info: Laura Skovlin, 541-398-0800.

Event for rural Northeastern Oregon women: Sumulcast with Beth Moore and Travis Cottrell, Baker City Nazarene Church, 1250 Hughes Lane, Baker City; sponsored by area churches. Doors open 8 a.m.; event 9:30 a.m. to 4:15. Early tickets $20 (through Sept. 2), regular $25, includes lunch; available locally at Bee Charmed in Enterprise. For info: 541-523-3533.

Sept. 21-22

Hells Canyon Relay, begins in La Grande. For info:

Saturday, Sept. 22

Fifth annual An Evening Under the Stars to benefit the Wallowa Schools, 5 to 8 p.m., Tamkaliks grounds, Wallowa. Pre-event tickets, $20 per person or $50 per family, available at the Blonde Strawberry, Crow’s Market or from any Wallowa FAA member. For info: call Marilyn Hulse, 541-886-4701.

Sunday, Sept. 23

Chief Joseph Days Court Tryouts, 1 p.m., Harley Tucker Memorial Arena.

Sept. 27-30

Alpenfest, entertainment vendors in Enterprise, Joseph and Wallowa Lake. For info: 541-432-0209,

or email

Saturday, Sept. 29

Apenrace, Wallowa Lake; unofficial 70K multisport event: 5.5K paddle, 31.5K bicycle (road), 25K bicycle (dirt), 8K run (trail). Awards will be presented for men’s elite, women’s elite and relay team. The race will end at the Oregon Alpenfest. For info:

The Community Calendar lists fundraisers, free local events and those with a nominal fee organized by nonprofit organizations. Submit information to Deadline is 5 p.m. Friday. To promote for-profit events, contact sales representative Jim Sackett,

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