QUICK TAKES: Aug. 9, 2017

Quick Takes

Go! magazine plans expanded edition Aug. 16

Due to the surplus of community events taking place the weekend before the total eclipse, Baker City Herald and The Observer will produce an expanded version of Go! magazine on Wednesday, Aug. 16.

Over 1200 extra copies of the expanded Go! magazine will be printed and distributed around town so that businesses can be well-stocked when visitors are looking for things to do in the area.

To reserve advertising space, contact Baker City Herald at 541-523-3673 or The Observer at 541-963-3161.

Christian concert held at Baker Nazarene Church

BAKER CITY — Baker City Nazarene Church will present an “Eclipse Christian Concert”  Aug. 19. Doors open at 6 p.m. The concert features The Incandescent, with special guest Channing Stockman. Tickets are $10 at the door. The church is located at 1250 Hughes Lane, Baker City.

Fly-in and breakfast celebrates aviation

JOSEPH — The annual Wallowa County Fly-in will take place from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 12 at the Joseph airport.

Breakfast will be served from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. while educational static displays and antique warplanes will be available for viewing.

The West Coast Ravens will give an aerial performance at 9 a.m. There will be John French Corsair Flybys at 10 a.m., followed by the P-51 aerial performance at 11 a.m. The Fly-in event ends at 2 p.m.

The cost is $5 for general admission. Fly-in pilots and passengers enter for free. The breakfast costs $10 for adults, and children under 12 years old can eat for free.

Community orchestra holds summer concert

BAKER CITY —The Baker Community Orchestra will hold its summer concert at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 11 at the Powder River Pavilion in Geiser Pollman Park.  There is no admission charge.

The concert will feature English Composer Gustav Holst’s First Suite in E flat for Military Band. This classic of wind band literature, composed in 1909 premiering in 1920, is considered the first serious original composition for brass, woodwinds and percussion.

Other pieces include a classic by composer Frank Erickson, “Hands Across the Sea” by John Philip Sousa, and some new original compositions.

The Baker Community Orchestra, under the direction of Russ Carpenter, is made up of volunteer community members. For more info, call Brian Watt at 541-523-4662.

Wildhorse changes Travis Tritt concert date

MISSION — The Travis Tritt concert in Mission, part of Wildhorse’s Fall Concert Series, has been rescheduled to 8 p.m. Nov. 17 in the Rivers Event Center.

Senior Center hosts Community Dance

LA GRANDE — The dance, featuring Terry La Mont, and potluck is from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Aug. 12 at the Senior Center, 1504 Albany St., La Grande. The cost is $3 per person.

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