Recurring Events--
​Senior Lunch

Halfway -

Mondays at 12:30

Pine Eagle Charter School Cafeteria

Richland -

Thursdays at noon

New Bridge Grange Hall, Richland


United Community Partners

First Monday of each month

6 to 7pm

Presbyterian Fellowship Hall Annex,


Updates available at their website.



D'Tour Youth Group

K-5th - Mondays 3:50-5:50pm

6th-8th - Tuesdays 3:50-5:50pm

D'Tour Youth Center, West Record St


Halfway Lions Club Meeting

Second Monday each month, 6pm

Halfway Lions Hall

VFW Meeting

Second Monday each month, 6pm

Halfway VFW Hall

USDA Food Bank

Third Monday each month, 11:30am to 12:30pm

Halfway Lions Hall

Tai Chi

Tuesdays at 8am

Pine Valley Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall


Chamber of Commerce Meeting

First Tuesday of February, April, June, August, October, & December


Pine Valley Lodge Meeting Room


Tuesdays at 6:30pm

Halfway VFW Hall


Panhandle Snowmobile Club

Second Tuesday of each month


Snowmobile Clubhouse, Pine Town

Monthly meeting follows a 6:30 Pot Luck dinner.



Bus to Baker City

All day Wednesdays

Call 541-742-RIDE (742-7433) to arrange pick-up.

Crafters & Quilters

Wednesdays at 9:30am

New Bridge Grange Hall, Richland

VFW Auxiliary

Second Wednesday, 12:30pm

VFW Hall, Halfway


Wednesdays from 1:30 to 2:30pm

Last Saturday of each month from 9am to noon

East Record Street, Halfway


Panhandle Range Club

Wednesdays at 2pm

VFW Hall, Halfway


Al-Anon Meeting

Wednesdays at 4pm

Halfway Library Conference Room

Hells Canyon Riders

Third Wednesday of each month, 5pm

Pine Valley Grange Hall

Singing & Prayer Meeting

Wednesdays at 7pm

Richland Christian Church

Eagle Valley Grange

Second Wednesday, 7pm

Eagle Valley Grange Hall

Tai Chi

Thursdays at 8am

Pine Valley Presbyterian Church

Fellowship Hall

Pine Valley Grange

Third Thursday, 12:30pm

Pine Valley Grange Hall, Halfway

Line Dancing

Thursdays at 1pm

New Bridge Grange Hall

High School Study

Thursdays from 6:30 to 9pm

Pfeifer's home on West Record Street (behind the Youth Center)

Grief Loss Support Group

Thursdays from 5 to 7pm

Halfway Library Meeting Room

Call 541-727-2992 for information.

New Bridge Grange

Third Thursday, 7pm

New Bridge Grange Hall



Second & Fourth Fridays at 7pm

Halfway VFW Hall

First & Third Saturdays at 7pm

New Bridge Grange, Richland

Winter School Sports

January Student Art Show

Opening Reception Friday, January 3, 5:30 to 8pm

Crossroads Carnegie Art Center, 2020 Auburn Ave, Baker City

Art work by students from around Baker County will be exhibited in the main gallery, and works created by Pine Eagle School District students will be exhibited in the Morrison Family Student Gallery downstairs. Crossroads is open Monday through Saturday from 10am to 5pm.


Winter Programs at Interpretive Center

Winter Hours: 9am to 4pm Thursday - Sunday

Pioneer Story, 2pm Thursdays & Saturdays

Pioneer Demonstrations, 2pm Fridays & Sundays

"Oregon Fever!" Ranger-led program, 11am Thursday - Sunday

Fee-Free Days: Sunday, January 19, and Monday, February 20

"Wagons Ho!" Hands-on exhibit opens January 24

   Pack a full-scale wagon, dress in pioneer garb, and learn more

   about life on the Oregon Trail.

Open Mic Night

Thursday, January 16, 6:30pm

Wild Bill's, Halfway

Don't miss the first Third Thursday Open Mic night of the year! If you'd like to share your talents, call Mark at 541-540-4210.


Soil & Water Conservation Districts' Annual Meeting & Dinner

Friday, January 17, 5:30pm

Baker Elks Lodge, Baker City

The county's four water conservation districts will come together for their annual meeting and dinner. A limited number of tickets are available at $15 each, and they must be purchased in advance. The deadline for reserving tickets is Thursday, January 9. Call 541-523-7121 ext. 100 or visit the districts' offices at 3990 Midway Drive in Baker City to pick them up in person.

Family Fun Time

Sunday, January 19, 2 to 4pm

Eagle Valley Grange

Everyone is invited to an old-fashioned afternoon of family fun, featuring a movie, board games, a craft, snacks, cake walk, and lots of wonderful well as fresh popcorn and gallons of lemonade! This event is free to all ages in the community, and organizers plan to offer more similar events in the future. For more information, contact Meghan Stacey at 541-893-3287.

PEEF Talent Show Auditions

Saturday, February 1, noon to 4pm

Pine Eagle Primary Gym

The annual PEEF Talent Show will be held Saturday, February 29, so don't miss your chance to participate! Call Rachael McCulloch at 208-705-7210 to schedule your audition.

Pizza Fundraiser

Sunday, February 2, 11am

Pine Eagle Primary Building Cafeteria

Pine Eagle wrestling teams will once again offer pizzas for Super Bowl Sunday as their annual fundraising effort. 12" pizzas are $12 each, and you may choose from pepperoni, Hawaiian, or supreme. Pizzas should be picked up by 11am Sunday unless other arrangements have been made. To order a pizza, contact a local wrestler, or call and leave a message at 541-742-6822. Orders must be made by January 19.

New Bridge Grange Biscuit Feed

Sunday, February 9, 12 noon to 4pm

New Bridge Grange Hall

Come eat your fill! The menu features a generous platter of biscuits and gravy, sausages, hash browns, and fruit, with tea, coffee, or juice. The cost is just $7, and children under 5 are free. Raffle tickets are also available for a beautifully hand-crafted log hall tree, just what you need this time of year to sit down and take off your boots after a day of shoveling snow! Tickets are $1 each or six for $5, and may be purchased at Shorthorn or any Grange activity. This year, the funds raised will go for needed repairs and maintenance of the Grange Hall itself.

Level I Avalanche Class

February 28 - March 1

Halfway/Clear Creek SnoPark

The Wallowa Avalanche Center will hold an AIARE motorized Level I course in the Panhandle. The course will be held in Halfway with field sessions out of the Clear Creek SnoPark. This course is specifically designed for snowmobilers and snobikers focused on decision making in the backcountry. It has a 30/70 classroom/field split and emphasizes riding time, teaching the fundamental aspects of the AIARE risk management process with respect to riding in avalance terrain. There is a six-to-one student/teacher ratio, and enrollment is limited to 12. The cost is $495. Contact for more information or to register.

PEEF Talent Show

Saturday, February 29, 6pm

Pine Eagle Primary Gym

Come for an evening of entertainment sure to please as students and adults from our communities share their talents in this annual fund-raising event.

54th Annual Halfway Lions Club Crab Feed

Saturday, March 14, 11am to 10:30pm

Halfway Lions Hall

This annual all-you-can-eat event features delicious Dungeness crab fresh from the Oregon coast, the usual side dishes, and pitchers of Coors Light beer. Tickets are $45 each, and are available at Halfway Feed & Seed, Halfway Sober Liquor Store, and Ryder Brothers in Baker City. You may also call Dick Crow at 541-742-6192 or Liz McCullough at 541-742-7892 to order tickets, or send a self-addressed stamped envelope with payment to Halfway Lions Club, PO Box 441, Halfway, OR   97834.


Photos courtesy of Hells Canyon Journal, Baker County Library Historical Archives,

Anna Brisk, Phil Wreden, Cindy Thayer, and Timothy Bishop of Base Camp Baker

News and event information courtesy of Hells Canyon Journal


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