QUICK TAKES: July 12, 2017

Quick takes

Clear Creek Music Festival open to public

HALFWAY — The Clear Creek Music Festival is underway, and on Sunday, July 16, the festival students will present arias, songs, oboe pieces and piano solos at the Pine Valley Presbyterian Church. “Meet the musicians” begins at 7 p.m., followed by the performance at 7:30 p.m.

The festival’s closing concert will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 21 at the Presbyterian Church. Everyone will be involved in the world premiere of Blaise Ferrandino’s “Crossing the Divide,” the third part of Scenes from the Oregon Trail.

This concert also is preceded at 7 p.m. by an opportunity to meet the performers and learn interesting things about the music to be performed.

Concerts are free and open to the public. Pay-what-you-can donations help defray Festival costs.


Make collagraph prints at Teen iCraft event

LA GRANDE — Cook Memorial Library is offering Teen iCraft from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. July 21. Teens will learn to make collagraph prints.

This free activity is open to anyone in middle or high school. Supplies are provided, registration is not needed, and the activity will be held in the library’s Community Room.

The library offers a variety of free activities for teens. View the Teen iCraft flyer and watch for upcoming events on the library’s web, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest pages.


Riverside Park concert series continues July 13

LA GRANDE — The concert series hosted by La Grande Parks and Recreation in Riverside Park will continue July 13 with local duo Em + Kailey.

Music starts at 6 p.m. and will include a mixture of jazz, pop, folk and other genres.

The Americana and light rock duo is comprised of Emily Rufener and Kailey VanOcker.  For more information, find the Em + Kailey on Facebook.


Film festival celebrates bowhunting, outdoors

LA GRANDE — A Full Draw Film Tour event on July 14 is designed for bowhunting novices and veterans.

Full Draw is a collection of short films that break the boundaries of hunting films and will inspire those who share the passion of bowhunting and outdoor films.

The event, held at McKenzie Theater in Loso Hall at Eastern Oregon University, promises a experience that audiences cannot get at home, online or on TV.

Doors open at 6 p.m., when participants can enjoy cold beverages and camaraderie with fellow bowhunters and creators of the short films. The show will begin at 7 p.m.

The cost is $48 for Elite tickets, $14 for adults and $9 for children. Tickets can be purchased online at www.showclix.com/event/fdft7lagrandeor.


Wallowology announces schedule of events

JOSEPH — Wallowology has announced its summer line up of presentations and events.

Aug. 5: A free Joseph Canyon Hike runs from 8 a.m. to midday. Ecologist David Mildrexler leads the excursion.

Aug. 17: Physicist and Astronomer Daniel James Lincoln will shed light on the science, culture and history of the upcoming Total Solar Eclipse at 7 p.m. at Wallowology.

Saturday Science events throughout the summer introduce kids to a variety of subjects, including nature journaling, exploration and illustration.

Call to register 541-263-1663. Drop-ins are welcome.


Therapeutic coloring event for adults only

LA GRANDE — Cook Memorial Library is hosting a Coloring Therapy event for adults only from 10 a.m. to noon July 15 in the Community Room. Coloring pages and materials provided, but feel free to bring your own. Join us for a time of calm creativity in the midst of summer busy-ness.

The event is free, and no registration is required. Contact Rose at the library with any questions, 541-962-1339.


Vendors needed for 2017 Cove Cherry Fair

COVE — The organizers of the Cove Cherry Fair are seeking vendors of all kinds for the event Aug. 19.

“Artsy-craftsy, handy-dandy, small-businessy, entrepreneurial, foodie-type folks” are all able to sign up to be a vendor, according to the event’s website.

Food and drink vendors needed. The fair is opening at 8 a.m., earlier than past years, so breakfast food vendors are encouraged. There is still room for vendors with light lunch foods, kettle corn and cherry treats.

Vendors are asked to consider providing handheld foods for convenience. Leftovers are rare, and cherry pies or other cherry treats often sell out within the first hour.

Organizers anticipate a larger crowd due to the solar eclipse happening that same weekend.

As vendors are confirmed, they will be listed on www.coveoregon.org under the Cherry Fair event page. If you sign up and don’t see yourself listed, call 541-805-8563.

Information about event volunteers and parade entry registration is also available on the Cherry Fair website.


Elgin Opera House productions continue

ELGIN — The musical comedy “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” runs through July 29 at the Elgin Opera House.

“Catch Me if you Can” runs through Sept. 1. “The Wizard of Oz” opens July 21 and runs through Sept. 2. A summer pass is available for $50, which lets pass holders see all three shows for one reduced rate.

Visit www.elginoperahouse.com for more information about ongoing and upcoming productions.

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