Thursday, March 8

Wallowa County Chess Club, 3:30-6:30 p.m., Community Connections, 702 NW First Street, Enterprise. Free. Every Thursday. All levels welcome, Lessons for beginners.

Mahjong Game Night, 6:30 p.m., Fishtrap House, 400 E. Grant, Enterprise. For info: Carol Burch, 541-432-0259.

Wallowa County Cineclub film, 7 p.m., OK Theatre. Film: “In a Better World,” R-rated, 2011 Best Foreign Language Movie winner. A doctor who commutes between very different worlds – home in Denmark and a African refugee camp –and his family are faced with conflicts that lead them to difficult choices between revenge and forgiveness. All proceeds go to the OK Theatre restoration fund.

Friday, March 9

Joseph FFA Alumni Association dinner/auction, social hour 5 p.m., dinner 6:30 p.m., Joseph Community Center. Dinner tickets, $10 each, available at door or Joseph Charter School office.

Saturday, March 10

4-H/FFA Steer Weigh-in for animals to be shown at Wallowa County Fair, 8 a.m. to noon; Wallowa area, Perry Johnston’s; Enterprise area, Larry McFetridge’s. For info: call Wallowa County OSU Extension Office, 541-426-3143.

Tunesmith Night, 7 p.m., Lear’s Main Street Grill, 111 W. Main St., Enterprise. Featured will be singer/songwriters Jim Nelson of Tillamook, Edmund Wayne (aka Curt Krause from the band Buffalo Death Beam) of Lake Bosworth, Wash., and Brian Buck of Wallowa County; $8 admission or by season pass.

Sunday, March 11

Daylight Savings Time begins, “spring ahead” one hour, 2 a.m. Moving clocks ahead before going to bed Saturday night is generally.

Tuesday, March 13

Country Western Dance Lessons start, 7 to 9 p.m. every Tuesday for six weeks, Liberty Grange Hall. $30 per person for this Grange fundraiser, bring a partner. For more info: call 541-432-5071 or 541-263-0469.

Wednesday, March 14

Bingo Night, 6 to 8 p.m., Cloverleaf Hall, hosted by the Wallowa County Fair Board. All proceeds will go towards bathroom improvements.

A panel discussion, “Keeping Traditions Alive: The Next Generation on our Working Lands,” 7 p.m., Hurricane Creek Grange Hall. Panel includes moderator Todd Nash, Buck Matthews and Joe Dawson. Tickets are $5 at the door ($3 students) or in advance. For info: contact Holly Akenson, 541-426-8053 Ext. 28 or holly@wallowaresources.org.

Thursday, March 15

The “Letter Bee,” a community-wide spelling bee, hosted by Rotary Club of Wallowa County, 6 to 8 p.m., Community Connection center, Enterprise. Benefit for Rotary and a nonprofit selected by winning team. Entry fee $60 per team, tickets to attend $10. Entry forms available at Bank of Eastern Oregon, Bennett Insurance or Wallowa County Chamber of Commerce. For info: call 541-432-4305 or jcox@beobank.com.

Ring Praise Ministry concert, 7 p.m., Lostine Presbyterian Church; featured will be Phyllis Tincher (handbells) and Sean Rogers (piano). Free. For info: www.ringpraiseministry.org

March 17-22

“They Shall be Healed” seminar, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. dinner break, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. mass, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. healing service, all at St. Katherine’s Catholic Church, Enterprise. Catholic lay-missionary Brendan Case to speak. Cost is $15/person and $25/couple. For info: 541-426-4008 or visit www.brendancase.com.

Monday, March 21

Enterprise Elementary Talent Show (grades K-8th), 6 to 8 p.m., school multipurpose room.

Thursday, March 22

Spaghetti Feed benefit to help repair the Odd Fellows Hall roof, 5:30 to 8 p.m., Community Connection center, Enterprise.

Fishtrap’s 15th annual Writer-in-Residence Student Literary Reading, 7 p.m., Stage One, Main Street, Enterprise. From harrowing to humorous, listen to Wallowa County students read what they’ve written about their world. Donations appreciated. For info: 541-426-3623.

OPB ArtBeat program to feature Joseph artist Carol McLaughlin Kortnik, 8 p.m., Oregon Public Broadcasting television channel.

March 26-30

All week, spring vacation for Wallowa County schools.

Thursday, March 29

AARP Driver Safety Class, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Community Connection, Enterprise, cost $12. Pre-register by calling 541-426-3840.

Thursday, April 5

Candidates’ Forum, 7 p.m., Hurricane Creek Grange.

Saturday, April 7

Fergi Fest, ski area opens at 10 a.m., races start at noon, Ferguson Ridge Ski Area.

Friday, April 13

Annual Enterprise Education Foundation Dinner Auction, 5:30 p.m., Cloverleaf Hall. Tickets, $45 couples, $25 individuals. For tickets and info: contact Enterprise Elementary office, 541-426-3812.

Saturday, April 21

Chief Joseph Days Coronation dinner and dance, Joseph Community Center. For info: 541-432-1015.

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

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