Announcements and Upcoming Events
Check out the Wildhorse Resort and Casino Calendar activities for July!
Cornerstone Gallery – new hours and new menu items: Stop by and check out Cornerstone Gallery’s new business hours and added menu items: Monday – Saturday hours are 6:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.; Sunday hours are 6:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m. Local vendors’ merchandise on display and for sale!
Job Opportunity: Mid-Columbia Bus Company is looking to hire at least five school bus drivers in the Heppner and Ione area. If you are interested and would like an application or get more information, please contact Emmitt at 541-481-7551.
Beginning July 11th- ODOT to be “chip sealing” two highway sections in the Heppner area along the Heppner Highway (OR 74) and along the Wasco-Heppner Highway (OR 206) in Morrow County, which will include Heppner’s downtown “Main Street”: To accommodate pavement resurfacing work in Heppner (chip seal and fog seal coating) vehicles will not be allowed to park along Main Street (OR 206) in the downtown area for 1-2 days during these operations. More information will be shared when no parking dates are identified. ODOT will continue to communicate a status update.
Thursday, July 21st – 1-4 p.m. – Open House for Pioneer Memorial Physical Therapy in their new location: Stop by and visit with Shelley McCabe, PT and Krystal Seitz, OT and check out the new location at 150 Rock Street. There will be refreshments, cookies and door prizes!
Tuesday, July 26th – 2:30-4 p.m. – Bartholomew Building – Heppner – Listening Session for women who have served in the U.S. Military: The Oregon Women Veterans Coordinator is organizing a listening session; there will be another listening session on Wednesday, July 27th from 3-4 p.m. at the Port of Morrow Riverfront Center in Boardman. If you cannot attend the listening session, but would like to share your story, call Liz at 971-720-9116 or email Elizabeth.email@example.com
Saturday, July 30th – 6:30 a.m. – Midnight – Irrigon Watermelon Festival at the Irrigon Marina Park: Breakfast from 6:30 to 9:30 a.m.; Parade at 10 a.m.; Street Dance 9 p.m. to midnight.; food entertainment, car show, boat rides, kids’ games, craft booths, bingo and more! Contact Renee Couchman at 541-571-0721 for more information.
Saturday, July 30th – 6-8 p.m. – 4th “Annual Bowl-A-Thon” at Desert Lanes in Hermiston, sponsored by Domestic Violence Services: Register your team today; the cost is $30 Bowler – $120 – Team of 4; includes 3 lines of bowling and shoes. This event is fun for all ages and there will be great prizes. All proceeds will go toward providing shelter, meals and supportive services for Victims of Domestic and Sexual Violence in Umatilla and Morrow Counties.
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.
August 17-21 – 2016 Morrow County Fair and Rodeo: Mark your calendars now for Morrow County Fair! The theme for this year is “Country Scenes and Children’s Dreams”. There will be a parade at 10 a.m. on Saturday and lots of activities to take part in or just watch and lots of entertainment! There will be the annual Murray’s Wine and Micro-Brew Tasting and FFA Basket Auction on Thursday, August 18th with a dinner available to purchase.
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 541-980-9500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com. Application forms will also be dropped off at the Post Office!