WEDNESDAY, MARCH 17Financial Fitness Workshop, free, 2 to 4 p.m., Prairie Creek Center, 104 Litch Street, in Enterprise. Second class is March 31. Register by calling WorkSource Oregon, 541-426-4972 or 541-426-3149.

SATURDAY, MARCH 20 Wallowa County Fair Board's annual St. Patrick's Day Casino Night, 5 p.m. with dinner at 6 p.m. at Cloverleaf Hall. Music by Brady Goss, door prizes, auction items, bingo and other gaming, best dressed Irishman contest. Dinner is corned beef, barbecue beef also available, $10. Tickets at fair office, Thompson Auto Supply and the door.

Old-Time Community Dance; Squares, Circles, Reels, Contras, Waltzes, 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the Enterprise Odd Fellows Hall. Live string band and special guest caller, Larry Smith from La Grande. All dances taught, beginner's welcome. Admission $3 or $5 per couple, under age 12 are free. Please bring a snack to share. For info: 541-426-8000.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 24Free showing of "Lords of Nature: Life in a Land of Great Predators," a film on wolves, 7 p.m. at OK Theatre, Enterprise. A panel discussion with representatives from ODFW and USFWS wildlife managers, conservationists and scientists follows the movie.

THURSDAY, MARCH 25Free Nonviolent Communication workshop, 7 to 9 p.m., "Role Playing the Four Step Process: Observe, Feel, Need, Request," Fishtrap House, 400 E. Grant St. Enterprise.

The group is also planning a 13-week study group to examine and practice the principles of NVC. If you are interested in joining this group or any other that is organized, contact Glenn Franz at 541/432-4036 or email gef@eoni.com.

Hospital Auxiliary Easter Bake Sale, 8 a.m. until goodies are gone, hospital lobby. Gift baskets, gifts, plants and baked goods.

FRIDAY, MARCH 26Joseph Baptist Church free movie on the big screen 7 p.m., free popcorn, family entertainment, 107 N. Main in Joseph. For titles and info: 541-432-0519.

TUESDAY, MARCH 30Annual Helping Hands FFA auction and dinner, 5:30 p.m., Enterprise High School muli-purpose room, tri-tip dinner. For info or tickets: Stephanie, 541-426-3193.

TUESDAY, MARCH 30NOAA Weather Spotter Training, 7 p.m., Room 101, Wallowa County Courthouse in Enterprise. Volunteers assist the meteorologists by providing up-to-date information about storm activity. For info: 541-276-4493 ext 223 or dennis.hull@noaa .gov.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 31Annual Soroptimist Fashion Show "Soroptimist Idol" 7 p.m. at the OK Theatre. Adults $7, youth $5, children younger than five free, family of four $20. Tickets at Bookloft, Soroptimist Shop or at the door. For info: 541-398-0685.

American Red Cross blood drive, noon to 6 p.m., Cloverleaf Hall, Enterprise. For appointment: 541-426-2039 or 541-263-0101. Donor ID is required.

Financial Fitness Workshop, free, 2 to 4 p.m., Prairie Creek Center, 104 Litch Street, in Enterprise. Register by calling WorkSource Oregon, 541-426-4972 or 541-426-3149.

Business Planning Class, 6 to 9 p.m., Fishtrap's Coffin House in Enterprise. A seven-session class held Wednesday nights to think through an existing or potential business. To register: NEOEDD at 541-426-3598 or lisadawson@neoedd .org.

FRIDAY, APRIL 2Arbor Day on the Lake, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Ice Creek Shelter in the day use area a Wallowa Lake State Park. Learn interesting facts about trees and experience it hands on from Melissa Jackman, Oregon Women of Timber. The Park will be giving away seedlings that were donated by Oregon Department of Forestry. For info: Shawn, 541-432-8855.

Annual "We Love Our Kids" dinner auction, hosted by Enterprise Education Foundation, doors open 5:30 p.m., dinner 6 p.m., Cloverleaf Hall. Prime rib dinner tickets, $45/couple, $25 single, elementary school office. To donate auction items, call Cindi, 541 426-2039 or Sandy 541 426-3812.

SUNDAY, APRIL 4Community Easter Brunch, 9 to 10:30 a.m., worship service at 11 a.m., Lostine Presbyterian Church, Highway 82 in Lostine. For info: 541-432-3631 or 541-569-2435.

TUESDAY, APRIL 6Wind Power for Communities workshop, 8:30 to 3 p.m., Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, The Dalles. Many knowledgeable speakers to help provide a better understanding of wind energy development in Oregon including Don Hollis from USDA Rural Development discussing RD's renewable energy programs. Open to the public, fee: $35.00. A light lunch will be provided. To register: http://www.nwseed.org/Educational%20Resources/workshops/ORWind_Spring2010.asp

APRIL 8, 10

The Wallowa Valley Orchestra annual free Young People's Concert at 9 a.m. at the Wallowa High School Gym. Open to kids and their families from all over Wallowa and Union counties. There will be participation activities for the audience. The orchestra will also play a free concert April 10 at 7 p.m. in the WHS gym.

APRIL 9-11"To Kill a Mockingbird" by MidValley Theatre Co., 7 p.m. April 9 and 10, 2 p.m. April 11, on stage at Providence Academy, Lostine; also April 16 through 18, same times and place. Call Kate Loftus, 541 569-2302

SUNDAY, APRIL 11Little Italy Food Fest fundraiser, between 4 and 7 p.m. at Lear's Restaurant in Enterprise. Proceeds benefit the Fishtrap College program, which provides college level classes to Wallowa County high school students.

APRIL 23-26Spring Strings in the Wallowas - a Chamber Music Players' Retreat. For info: http://wvmusicalliance.org/

SATURDAY, APRIL 24Project Oregon- Earth Day, Minam State Park: 9:30 a.m. sign up; 9:45 a.m. clean up; 'Let's Make Paper activity, 11 a.m.; roasted hot dogs and hamburgers follow. Clean up the campground, paint a recycle bin and Melissa Jackman, Oregon Women of timber will teach recycling with the papermaking activity. Bring a side dish to share. Wear appropriate clothing and shoes. Gloves will be provided. Join us at the Minam State Park campground. For info: Shawn, 541-432-8855.

JULY 12-16Fiddle Tunes Workshop at Wallowa School campus; workshops all day in fiddle, mandolin, guitar, and mountain dulcimer. Register online at http://wvmusicalliance.org/

Submit calendar items to calendar@wallowa.com. Deadline is Monday noon, and publication is not guaranteed.

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