Local EVENTS Schedule
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The Chamber's event calendar is available at this link.
Pine Eagle Charter School Sports
Mobile Vaccination Clinic
Thursday, June 17, 4 to 6:30pm
Richland City Hall
Baker County, in coordination with the Oregon Health Authorita, is bringing a mobile vaccination clinic to several rural locations to provide easier access to the COVID-19 vaccine. It will be in Richland this Thursday outside City Hall. No appointments are needed, and there is no charge for the vaccinations. All three types of approved vaccines are available at the mobile clinic and you may request the one you prefer. Vaccines are available to anyone age 16 and up. Complete information is available through the county's COVID-19 website.
Halfway Farmers Market
Saturdays, 9am to noon
Corner of Commercial Street & Gover Lane
The weekly Farmers Market is back for a new season with vendors offering fresh produce, eggs, a variety of plants, baked goods, and select hand-crafted items. Make it your first weekend shopping stop!
Eagle Valley Days
Saturday, June 19, 10am to 6pm
Eagle Valley Grange Community Park, Richland
After a year off, this annual event is back with all the usual food and fun, starting with coffee and donuts at 8am. A parade follows at 10am, then games, lunch, shopping at Art in the Park, pie contest and auction, strawberry shortcake, and dance music to work off all you've eaten. Come early and stay late! If you would like to be a vendor, call or text Abby Graven at 541-519-8868.
Hells Canyon Junior Rodeo
Saturday & Sunday, June 19 & 20
Pine Valley Fairgrounds
The weekend kicks off at 11:30am Saturday with the rodeo parade on Main Street in Halfway. Rodeo action starts at noon Saturday and 10am Sunday. The usual age groups of Seniors (14-18), Juniors (10-13), Pee-Wee (6-9), and Mini-Mites (5 and under) will compete in all the traditional events, like barrel racing, bull and bronc riding, team roping, pole bending, goat tying, steer riding, dummy roping, and more. It's been two years...don't miss it!
Herbicide Giveaway & Workshop
Monday, June 21, 10am to 3pm
Baker County Equipment Yard, Record Street, Halfway
Up to five gallons of herbicide will be given to members of the public who bring their own containers from 10am to noon. A workshop designed to educate people about the most effective techniques for controlling their noxious weeds will follow from 1 to 3pm. For more information, contact the Baker County Weed Department at 541-523-0618.
STEAM Day Camp
Wednesdays, June 23, July 7, July 21, & August 4, 9am to 2pm
Halfway Elementary Playground
Pine Eagle teacher Casssie Morrissey will be coordinating this summer Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math program for students in grades K through 8. There will be lots on hands-on experiences, from launching rockets to engineering challenges, along with orienteering, watercolor painting, kitchen science, and more led by Pine Eagle staff and community members. Lunch and transportation from Oxbow and Richland will be provided. Registration is still open at this link.
Reading in the Park
June 28 through August 11, 10am
Mondays - Oxbow Elementary School
Tuesdays - Eagle Valley Grange Park, Richland
Wednesday - Lions Park, Halfway
No registration is required for this summer reading program, just show up and read, to yourself or to others! Snacks will be available, and the host will read a story each day.
Monthly Herbicide Giveaway
Second Thursday, Starting July 8
Richland - 8 to 10am, Intersection of Hwy 86 & New Bridge Rd
Halfway - 2 to 4pm, Baker County Equipment Yard, W Record St
Baker County Weed Supervisor Jeffrey Pettingill will be in the area to provide up to five gallons of herbicide for use by local residents for the next several months. There is no charge for five gallons of mixed herbicide per person, roughly enough to cover 4,000 square feet. You must provide your own containers. You can even get a custom blend; just tell Pettingill your weed and where you are spraying. For more information, call the County Weed Department at 541-523-0618.
Crafters & Quilters are gathering once again at the New Bridge Grange Wednesdays from 9:30am to 2pm, with COVID-related stipulations to allow for use of the Grange Hall.
Community Connections Bus is still making its weekly trip to Baker City on Wednesdays, and is available to pick up prescriptions at Bi-Mart for Panhandle residents. Call William Jackson at 541-742-7433 by Tuesday evening to arrange a ride or prescription pick-up.
Community Connections Meals-to-Go in New Bridge and Halfway--Thursday senior meals are still being provided to residents of the Pine Valley and Eagle Valley areas on a "to-go" basis out of the New Bridge Grange and at the Old Pine Market parking lot. Meals are distributed starting at noon; please follow the one-way traffic directions and stay in your car. Entrees are made fresh each week, but will come frozen and ready to microwave. To order a meal, call Leanne Hinkle at 541-554-5549 or William Jackson at 541-540-7600 before noon on Monday.
Baker County Libraries Open - The county's main and branch libraries will return to a near-normal status effective June 1, with mask wearing optional for everyone inside the library. Continued use of the Library2Go digital catalog or drive-up window service is still recommended for people at risk for a severe COVID-19 infection or otherwise uncomfortable with the return to normal policy. The library administration and staff are all grateful for the community engagement and support this past 15 months; service was only suspended for a seven-week period last spring.
Local Resources for Assistance During Coronavirus
Help is available for grocery delivery or other basic services while sheltering at home through the Halfway Helpful Facebook page or the Panhandle Response Team. To have groceries delivered in Halfway by the PRT, contact Old Pine Market at 541-742-4366 or Halfway Mercantile at 541-742-6171. Grocery deliveries in Eagle Valley may be arranged by contacting Thorny Hampton at The Hitching Post at 541-893-6175.
Economic assistance is offered by the newest local group, The Village Fund, facilitated by UCP. The application form is available as a PDF through the UCP website to print, complete, and mail to The Village Fund committee. Donations and pledges to contribute stimulus checks are currently being accepted; checks may be made payable to United Community Partners with "The Village Fund" noted in the memo line and mailed to P.O. Box 545, Halfway, 97834. For more information, visit the project page on the UCP website, or email .