Local EVENTS Schedule
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The Chamber's event calendar is available at this link.
Baker County remains under state-mandated restrictions which will impact indoor gatherings of more than 25 people in attendance. Please note that face coverings are required in all indoor public spaces and outdoors when not able to maintain a physical distance of six feet throughout the state of Oregon.
Pine Eagle Charter School Sports
Spring Yard Clean-Up
Saturday & Sunday, May 8 & 9
The Hells Canyon Junior Rodeo Court is literally cleaning-up with this timely spring fund-raiser. Work will be done on a donation basis, with all funds going to put on the Junior Rodeo this July. For an appointment, please call Liz McCullough at 541-742-7892, or Ashley Walker at 541-540-1369.
Tuesday, May 4, Noon to 5pm
Hells Canyon Adventures is kicking off the season with a special rate for a half-day fishing trip. Reservations are required. Call 208-257-4564 or 800-422-3568 or visit their website to book your space on this trip.
Saturday, May 8, 8am to 4pm
Pine Eagle School Greenhouses
The Pine Eagle FFA and Elementary Greenthumb sales will feature items similar to what they have grown in past years. Come get what you need for your garden and flowerbeds!
Friday, May 14, 11am to 12:30pm
Halfway Lions Hall
The Baker County Health Department will be back on the 14th for another vaccination clinic. This is tentatively planned as a drive-through event; details will be confirmed as the date nears. Sign up by calling 541-523-0015, or going online to the county's website. Vaccinations are also available at the Pine Eagle Clinic by appointment; call 541-742-5023.
Pine Valley Fair Association Yard Sale
Saturday, May 15
Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall, Halfway
The Snack Shack will be open with cotton candy, popcorn, chips, hot dogs, Pepper Bellies, snow cones, iced tea, pop, water, and coffee to energize your shopping. Also, enjoy browsing the entries in this year's Car Show! There will be loads to buy, and even some free items. This event will benefit the Friends of the Fair Horse Barn Refurbishment Project and the Rodeo at the 100th Baker County Fair & Panhandle Rodeo. Donations are still being solicited; the deadline for donations is Sunday, May 9. Contact Liz McCullough at 541-742-7892 to arrange your donations. No clothes, electronics, large furniture or appliances, please.
Tuesday, May 18
Ballots due at City Hall by 8pm
Don't forget to vote! Ballots may be mailed in, taken to the drop box outside the County Courthouse, or turned in to drop boxes in both Halfway and Richland City Halls.
Brownlee Crappie Shootout
Saturday, May 22, 4:30am to 2pm
Hewitt Park, Richland
The sixth annual Brownlee Crappie Shootout Kayak Fishing Tournament will see entrants from all over the region. Registration is $40. This is a prize-driven tournament, and the net proceeds will go to CASA or Eastern Oregon. For more information, contact Jed Rivera at 808-348-1762, or visit the tournament's Facebook page.
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. A parade follows at 10am, then games, lunch, shopping, pie contest and auction, strawberry shortcake, and dance music to work off all you've eaten. Come early and stay late!
Dtour Youth Ministry
Mondays, 4:30 to 6pm, Kindergarten through 5th grade
Tuesdays, 4 to 6pm, 6th through 8th grade
Tuesdays, 7 to 8pm, 9th through 12th grade
Dtour Youth Center, Halfway
Busing is not available; masks are required. For more information or to register for youth groups, call Kevin Pfeifer at 503-621-8465 or visit the group's website.
Panhandle Holiday Market features work by local artists and crafters available for year-rounds gift shopping. Visit the Facebook page and peruse a variety of quilted and knitted pieces, soaps, pottery, jewelry, and an array of other arts and crafts.
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 have reopened with limited services and special access requirements: face coverings are required while indoors; children under 12 must be accompanied by a responsible person 16 years or older; visitor occupancy is limited to 8; visitation time is limited (timed passes issued at front desk upon entry); public restrooms, meeting rooms, and drinking fountains are closed; seating is restricted; people unable to wear a mask will be provided outdoor drive-up/curbside service. For more details, see the new Director's Message on the library website.
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 .