Announcements and Upcoming Events
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Bank of Eastern Oregon is collecting school supplies for local elementary schools during July and August: Stop by and drop off some school supplies in the collection barrel at your local branch. If you are a parent of a local grade school student make sure to stop in and fill out a drawing ticket and enter for a chance to win a school backpack for your student. Entrants do not need to be customers and no purchase is necessary.
American Pickers coming to Oregon in September: The American Pickers, Mike and Frank, are heading to Oregon this September and we’re looking for leads throughout the region, specifically interesting people with interesting items and lots of them! We’d love to spread the word in your area as soon as possible, so the sooner people with collections reach out to us the better. Please make sure people who are interested reach out to us on our phone 1-855-OLD-RUST (653-7878), or our email, which is AmericanPickers@cineflix.
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.
Thursday, August 18th – 6-9 p.m. – Wine and Micro-Brew Tasting event – Chamber sponsored dinner from 6-9 p.m.- Morrow County Fairgrounds: Heppner Chamber will be serving up a great dinner (prepared by Chef Alvin Liu) form 6-9 p.m. The dinner menu will include Chicken Fettuccine, Green Salad, Roll, Cookie, lemonade/water; The cost is $10 for 12 years old – Adults; $5 for children 11 years of age or younger. There will be the annual FFA Annual Basket Auction and Live Entertainment during the event. Bring a folding chair and come out and enjoy the evening!
Saturday, August 20th – 10 a.m. – Morrow County Fair and Rodeo Parade: Plan on coming early and finding a spot on Main Street to watch the parade. For those participating in the parade, registration and line-up begins at 8:30 a.m. at Green Feed and Seed. Contact the Chamber at 541-676-5536 for more information.
Friday, September 2nd – Free Household Hazardous Waste Event – 8 a.m. – 11 a.m.: If you have household hazardous waste that you would like to dispose of, plan on taking to 69900 Frontage Lane in Boardman. For more information, please call Morrow County Public Works a 541-989-9500.
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 17th – 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!
Saturday, October 1st – 9 a.m. 5 p.m. – Morrow County Harvest Festival at the SAGE Center: Come and check out the vendors that will be set up on the mezzanine and all that their homemade, home grown selections. Plan on making a day of it; there will be food vendors and outside activities, plus you can go through the SAGE center exhibits for free throughout the day! If you are looking at participating as a vendor, the application deadline is Friday, August 26th. Contact the Chamber for an application form at 541-676-5536 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Application forms will also be dropped off at the Post Office!