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 Announcements and Upcoming Events

Friday, June 24th – Heppner’s Annual Sidewalk Sale and Customer Appreciation BBQ by Bank of Eastern Oregon: The Sidewalk Sale will be held from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. and the BBQ will be held from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Plan on stopping, shopping and getting a bite to eat!

Friday, June 24th and Saturday, June 25th – 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Tillamook Cheese Days at the SAGE Center: Enjoy a delicious lunch featuring Tillamook Cheese – the meal will consist of Macaroni and Cheese with Cheesey Corn Muffins, salad, cookie and drink for $5 per person. Tillamook cheese products, including Tillamook Squeaky Cheese curds will also be available during this event.

Saturday, June 25th – 4 p.m. – Western Author & Storyteller Extraordinaire – “Rick Steber” will be at the Oregon Trail District, Irrigon Branch: Mr. Steber is the author of more than forty books and is the only Northwest writer to win the Western Writers of America Spur Award as well as many other literary awards and honors. In addition to his writing, he is an engaging Western personality and has an exceptional ability to make his characters come alive. Refreshments and Book signing will follow.

Sunday, June 26th – 1:30 p.m. – U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley holds “Town Hall” in Morrow County: U.S. Senator Merkley will be giving an update on his work in Washington, DC; will answer questions and invite suggestions about how to tackle the challenges facing Oregon and America. The town hall will be held at the Lexington Grange Hall #726 at 66296 Marquardt Road, in Lexington. The public is welcome to attend.

Wednesday, June 29th – 2 p.m. – Joint Committee on Transportation Preservation and Modernization Public Meeting at Hermiston High School: Representative Greg Smith will be bringing the Joint Committee on Transportation Preservation and Modernization to his district. The committee will listen to the public as they testify on various transportation projects and policies they believe should be included in the legislation.

Thursday, June 30th – 6:30-8:00 p.m. – Inland Northwest Musicians presents “A Musical Tribute to Our Nation’s Heritage” – Heppner City Park: Carolyn Mildenberger and Lonnie Shurtleff will be the performers for the concert. Don’t forget to bring a lawn chair or blanket. This concert is free to the public and is being funded by Morrow County Unified Recreation District. Due to inclement weather, the concert will be held at the St. Patrick’s Catholic Church Parish Hall.

Monday, July 4th Celebrations will be held in Boardman and Ione with full day activities: (Schedules to be available soon)!

Sunday, July 10th – 5-7 p.m. – Heppner’s Music in the Park concert in Heppner Cit yPark:
The entertainment for this event will be “Slipshod” bluegrass tunes with Matt Snook and Steve Blanchard. Bring your lawn chairs for an evening of great entertainment sponsored by the Morrow County Unified Recreation District and facilitated by the Shared Ministry of Hope Lutheran Church and All Saints Episcopal Church. Food will be available for purchase, to raise money for the Shared Ministry’s continuing efforts to provide clean water to needy communities around the world. Rain location for concert will be All Saints Parish Hall.

Friday, July 29th – 8:30 a.m. – 8th Annual United Way of Umatilla and Morrow Counties Charity Golf Tournament to be held at Wildhorse Resort and Casino’s Championship Golf Course:
For the past eight years, the United Way of Umatilla & Morrow Counties has hosted this charity golf tournament to help raise funds for our local area United Way partner agencies. Remember, all money donated to your local United Way stays in our area. Call the United Way office at 276-2661 to secure your sponsorship; register a team or donate items for our raffle.
Saturday, July 30th – 6-8 p.m. – 4th “Annual Bowl-A-Thon” at Desert Lanes in Hermiston, sponsored by Domestic Violence Services: Register your team today; the cost is $30 Bowler – $120 – Team of 4; includes 3 lines of bowling and shoes. This event is fun for all ages and there will be great prizes. All proceeds will go toward providing shelter, meals and supportive services to Victims of Domestic and Sexual Violence in Umatilla and Morrow Counties.

Saturday, July 30th – 6:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – City of Irrigon’s Annual Watermelon Festival: Bring the whole family for great fun and enjoyment on the bank of the beautiful Columbia River. For more information, contact Renee Couchman at 541-922-1560 or Aaron Palmquist, City Manager at manager@ci-irrigon.or.us.

Tentatively – August 3rd – 4th – ODOT to be “chip sealing” downtown “Main Street”: More information will be available soon. The dates are tentative as this is part of the project they will be working on this summer and will depend on how the schedule ends up. ODOT will continue to communicate a status update.

Sunday, August 14th – 5-7 p.m. – Heppner’s “Music in the Park” concert in Heppner City Park:
The entertainment for this event will be “Jezebel’s Mother”, a new configuration of seasoned guitar and vocal musicians Janis Carper and Carolyn Lochert. Bring your lawn chairs for an evening of great entertainment sponsored by the Morrow County Unified Recreation District and facilitated by the Shared Ministry of Hope Lutheran Church and All Saints Episcopal Church. Food will be available for purchase, to raise money for the Shared Ministry’s continuing efforts to provide clean water to needy communities around the world. Rain location for concert will be the Heppner Elementary School Gym.

Sunday, September 11th – 5-7 p.m. – Heppner’s “Music in the Park” concert in Heppner City Park: The entertainment for this event will be in recognition of the 15th Anniversary of 9/11 – “The Tailgators” with Sharon Porter, Matt Cooper and friends.. Bring your lawn chairs for an evening of great entertainment sponsored by the Morrow County Unified Recreation District and facilitated by the Shared Ministry of Hope Lutheran Church and All Saints Episcopal Church. Food will be available for purchase, to raise money for the Shared Ministry’s continuing efforts to provide clean water to needy communities around the world. Rain location for concert will be the Heppner Elementary School Gym.

Saturday, September 17-Sunday, September 18th – 5th Annual Blue Mountain Century Scenic Bikeway: The Heppner Chamber will be coordinating the 5th Annual ride of our local bikeway; the ride is limited to 50 riders!