THURSDAY, APRIL 22Open Houses to discuss proposed future management of the Blue Mountains National Forests, 5 to 8 p.m., Joseph Community Center, 102 East 1st Street.
FRIDAY, APRIL 23Kindergarten roundup for Enterprise Elementary, 9 a.m. in the primary building. Bring Birth certificate, SS number, immunization records. For info: Sandy 541-426-3812.
Joseph Baptist Church free family movie night, 7 p.m. Movie is about William Wilberforce and his persistence in ending the slave trade in England. Free popcorn. For info: 541-432-0519.
Kate Power and Steve Einhorn in concert, 7 p.m. at Ambroson's Studio in Joseph, $10 cover. For info: 541-426-3390 or (www.wvmusicalliance.org).
APRIL 23-26Spring Strings in the Wallowas - a Chamber Music Players' Retreat. For info: (http://wvmusicalliance.org/)
SATURDAY, APRIL 24Wallowa Valley Youth Arts Festival, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Joseph Community Center; artists reception starts at 2 p.m. Free admission. The fest is sponsored by Wallowa Valley Arts Council. Art show entry forms and art drop off information available at school offices or Uptown Art in Joseph. Music accompaniment throughout the day features Kai Oliver, Wake Up Jane, and Natalie Zeigler, and others.
Project 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.
SUNDAY, APRIL 25Vegetarian Indian Dinner benefit for the Wallowa Buddhist Temple, 5 p.m., hosted by Russell's at the Lake, prepared by Friends of the Wallowa Buddhist Temple. Tickets: $20 at Ruby Peak Naturals and beecrowbee. For info: 541-426-4042 or 541-432-0158.
TUESDAY, APRIL 27Kindergarten roundup at Wallowa Elementary School, 5:30 to 7 p.m. bring birth certificate, social security number (voluntary) and immunization records. Child must be five years old on or before Sept. 1, 2010. Babysitting available.
Stroke and osteoporosis screening, appointments begin at 9 a.m. at Cloverleaf Hall. Packages start at $139. Schedule 60 to 90 minutes. Call 1-877-327-1287 or visit (www.lifelinesscreening.com). Preregistration is required.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28Eastern Oregon Small Schools Music Association Middle School Band Festival Concert, 4 p.m. in Joseph High School gym. Students from Wallowa and Union Counties will spend the entire day participating, competing individually, and then joining in a huge band of 270 musicians for the concert.
Marcie Sheehy speaks on "Our Trip to Vietnam," slides and commentary, 1 p.m. at the Wallowa Library, presented by The Friends of the Wallowa Library. Refreshments will be served.
SATURDAY, MAY 1Lee Scott Memorial Plowing Bee, free admission, teams of mules and horses will plow one of Larry Waters fields, 4.5 miles east of Joseph off the Imnaha Highway on Tenderfoot Valley Road. RSVP if you are bringing horses or wish to camp. Plowing starts Saturday morning at 9 a.m., Liberty Grange provides a lunch for purchase on Sat. and Sun., musical jam in the evening, potluck dinner Saturday night at Liberty Grange. This entire event is weather-permitting. For info, updates: 541-432-7055.
Gourmet Cooking for College, 4 to 6 p.m., Ruby Peak Naturals in Enterprise. High school seniors learn cooking skills for college in a class presented by chef Lynne Curry. Tonight's class "Extra-Quick Scrambles and Stir Fries." Learn to make many meals without any recipes or expensive ingredients. Cost: $35. To register: Jane Harshman, 541-426-4042.
MAY 2-3Diabetes seminar for those struggling with Type 2 diabetes or obesity. Two-day seminar conducted by health professionals, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Enterprise Seventh-Day Adventist Church. $60 per person if paid by April 26. For info and to register: 541-432-0456.
MONDAY, MAY 3Eighth annual Stars of Wallowa County Talent Show, 6 p.m. at the OK Theatre. Tickets, $7 for adults, $4 for kids, available at Community Connection in Enterprise or at the door.
MAY 5-6Drive Safely class 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday and 8 a.m. to noon Thursday in the Beverly Frasch Room at Community Connections. Must attend both sessions to qualify for a discount on auto insurance. Cost $10. For info and to register: 541-426-3840.
THURSDAY, MAY 6Food Handler Training Class and card testing by Wallowa County Health Department, 2 p.m., Enterprise Community Connection center. The class is free and lasts approximately two hours. No reservation is necessary. For info: 541 426-4848.
Tom Mower, Sr. of SISL Products, speaks about alternative medicine, 6:30 p.m. Joseph Community Center.
SATURDAY, MAY 8The third annual Joseph Gallery Art Walk, 3 to 7 p.m. in Joseph. New works of art and artists demonstrations, hors d'oeuvres, wine and other beverages served by ten participating galleries.
The final Tunesmith Night of the season, 7 p.m. at Lear's Main Street Pub & Grill will feature Janis Carper and friends. Heidi Muller, Tracy Spring, Carolyn Lochert, Caleb Samples, Rodd Ambroson, and Simon Tucker are expected. Admission: $7, all goes to musicians.
TUESDAY, MAY 18Joseph School District K-3 Spring Concert, 6 p.m. at Joseph High School Gym.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 19Joseph School District 4th through 6th grade Spring Concert and Dessert Social, 6:30 p.m. at Joseph High School cafeteria.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 26Joseph School District 7th through 12th Spring Concert, 6:30 p.m. at Joseph High School cafeteria.
MAY 30Dandelion Festival, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Joseph. Celebrate spring with food, fun, prizes, entrtainment, garden and yard sales and more. Live music and open mic. Free admission. Organized by the Rotary Club. For info: 541-432-3252 or 541-432-0259.
JUNE 4-628th Annual Wallowa Valley Festival of the Arts, Joseph, reception 7 to 10 p.m. on Friday; exhibits, demonstrations and music 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. For tickets to the reception or info: (www.wallowavalleyarts.org)
JUNE 13-16Second Annual Handbell Camp at Wallowa Lake Camp. Fee: $200 per person, double occupancy/ $100 communter. Learn how to ring or improve ringing two to three-octave bells. Workshops will be available for special kinds of ringing. A performance follows conclusion of camp. Register at (http://gocamping.org/camps-retreats/detail/Wallowa-handbell-camp)
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)