Local EVENTS Schedule
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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!
Music on Main Street
Thursday, July 29, 7pm
Main Street Stage, Halfway
Kristen Grainger and Dan Wetzel of True North are back after wowing the local audience in August of 2019 with their stellar singing and sophisticated songwriting. This free performance is sponsored by the Cornucopia Arts Council; donations will be gratefully accepted.
Friday, July 30, 7 to 9pm
Halfway VFW Hall
Friday night Bingo returns July 30, and will continue with its traditional schedule on the second and fourth Friday of each month.
STEAM Day Camp
Wednesday, 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.
Music on Main Street
Saturday, August 7, 7pm
Main Street Stage, Halfway
Bring your chairs or blankets and enjoy the next performance on the concert schedule by the popular local duo, Lowe Co. Donations to support the Cornucopia Arts Council summer music series will be gratefully accepted.
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, August 12
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.
Vacation Bible School
Monday through Friday, August 16 through 20, 9 to 11:30am
Richland Christian Church
"Treasured: Discovering You are Priceless to God" is the theme for this year's Vacation Bible School. The program is for children from age four to those who have completed fifth grade. For more information, contact Alaina Gotzman or Heather Farley.
Hot Summer Night Street Dance
Saturday, August 21, 7 to 9pm
Main Street, New Bridge
Main Street will be roped off and ready for dancing feet, or for those who just want to sit and enjoy the live music provided by The Locals. This family-friendly event is free, though there will be a donation jar available if you'd like to tip the band.
100th Baker County Fair & Panhandle Rodeo
Labor Day Weekend, September 4, 5, & 6
Pine Valley Fairgrounds, Halfway
Join in the celebration of 100 years of fair and rodeo fun in the Panhandle! The Midway will be filled with vendors, concessions, games for the kids, and music. Rodeo action, mule races, dances, a parade, and more are planned to make this a weekend to remember. Visit the Fair & Rodeo website for full details and schedule.
Saturday, September 11
Pine Valley Fairgrounds
Headliners for this year's one-day event include Kris Deelane and the Hurt, a rhythm and blues band from Portland that had people dancing by the hundreds when they were here last. They will close the show with an 8pm start time. At 6, the Portland-based Never Come Down Band will perform. They are a creative five-piece bluegrass-based group who don't limit their music by genre, and have been compared to Allison Krauss and Union Station. Steve Fulton Music from Boise, another Pine Fest veteran, will perform at 4pm, bringing a fresh, original, rocking Americana sound that also had people on their feet when they played here in 2015. Coyote Willow, a unique duo from Bend, will open the show at 2pm, creating beautiful music with grit with their combination of cello, guitar, and rich vocals and styles ranging from folk, roots, and blues to intricate instrumentals. Tickets will be available soon from brownpapertickets.com.
Crafters & Quilters gather at the New Bridge Grange Wednesdays from 9:30am to 2pm.
Community Connections Bus makes weekly trips 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 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 William Jackson at 541-540-7600 before noon on Monday.