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Announcements and Upcoming Events

Announcements and Upcoming Events


Make sure you check out the schedule of events for July at Wildhorse Resort and Casino!


Saturday, June 21 – September 8th – “Row by Row Experience”  at Artisan Village:  The shop is participating in what is called a Row by Row Experience.  During that time people are encouraged to visit the shop in Heppner.  They are putting together a goodie bag for each person with either coupons from businesses, or something about Heppner to promote them checking out the other businesses, or come back later when they might have more time.  Please contact Cynthia Wenberg at (541) 561-9132 or email ecwenberg@gmail.com.


Hunter Education course will be held June 25th – from 6-9 p.m. at Heppner High School:  Field day will be held on Saturday, June 20th at the Lexington Gun Club from 8 1.m. – 12 p.m.  Any person under 18 who wants to hunt must pass this course to acquire a hunting license in the State of Oregon.  The course is being taught by Jim and Darlene Marquardt.  Contact Jim at 541-969-4845.


Saturday, June 27th – 8:30 a.m. sign ups – 10th Annual OHV EMS High Card Poker Run @the Morrow/Grant OHV Park:  Participation fee is $20 for individuals; $50 Family (must be immediate family with children 21 and under).  For more information, contact Greg Close @541-571-4583 or Kirsti Cason at 541-429-1300.


Starting Thursday, July 2nd, Heppner’s DMV office to change days from Tuesday to Thursday and will be eliminating driving tests:   Please help communicate this change for our community.


Saturday, July 4th – 7 a.m. – Dusk – Ione’s 4th of July Celebration:  There is a lot to do a this year’s 4th of July Celebration with the day starting at 7:00 a.m. with the Fireman’s Breakfast, 5kWalk/Run, Book Sale, Horseshoe Tournament, 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament, Volleyball Tournament, Craft Fair, Car show, Pie Sale, Parade (starting at 1 p.m.), park activities, free swimming, bingo, fundraisers, talent show.  The featured entertainment on the Amphitheatre Stage will be The FrogHollow Band at 6:30 p.m. and James Otto at 8:30 p.m.  Come and enjoy a great day with a great community and great people!  There will be food vendors so plan on eating there and bring a chair or blanket to sit and enjoy the activities!


Saturday, July 11th – 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Lexington Grange Community Sale:  Do you want to make some money, donate some items and/or find some great deals?  You will want to check out the Community Sale!  If you’d liked to rent a space ($20) the application can be found on http://lexgrange726.wix.com/grange, or donate items, email lex.grange726@gmail.com to set up a drop off time.  Food and drinks will be available to purchase while you are shopping!  Stop by and support a great cause!


Saturday, August 1 -  Bucknum’s Tavern and Hair of the Dog Records present “Ruckus In The Boonies 2015:  The event will be held at Bucknum’s Tavern with gates opening at noon, music at 1 p.m. with a $15 charge to be collected at the door.  Pre-party will be held on Friday, July 31st at 8 p.m., for 21 and over – $5 charge at the door.  There will be a lot of great entertainment and onsite tattooing available during the event.  Check out www.ruckusintheboonies.com.
Hold the dates for “Music in the Park” at Heppner City Park from 5-7pm:

Sunday, July 19:  Tailgate Trio

Sunday, August 16:  Frazer-Wambeke