EVENTS

Monday

Coffee and Cookies

10-11:30 a.m. every Monday

Stanfield Public Library

180 W. Coe Ave.

This gathering is held in the paperback exchange area of the library.

Saturdays

Wallowa River Canyon

Trout Fishing by Rail

7 a.m. every Saturday through Sept. 26

Minam Motel and Market

72601 Highway 82

Elgin

Full days are $75 per person and half-days are $40. For room and/or train reservations, or for more information, call 541-437-4475 or 877-888-8130. Reservations may also be made at www.minammotel.com.

Today

?Mafia, Cowboys and Cocktails? book signing

11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 18 and 19

Hamley?s & Co.

30 S.E. Court Ave.

Pendleton

Pendleton author Johnnie Bennett Battaglia will sign copies of his book and discuss this factual autobiography. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Kiwanis Round-Up Club.

Sept. 19

Dutch-oven Cook-off

8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 19

Chuck Wagon Cafe

81027 Highway 395 North

Hermiston

The cafe is located two miles north of Hermiston. The cost for competitors is $10. Tasting plates for $3 each will be available. There will also be a 30-item, 30-minute auction and entertainment. For more information, call 541-567-6329.

Country Nesters Marketplace

Antiques and Collectibles Show

9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 19

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 20

Benton County Fairgrounds

1500 S. Oak St.

Kennewick, Wash.

Admission is $3 and parking is free. For complete information visit www.countrynesters.com.

Old-time Contra Dance

7:30 p.m. Sept. 19

Stateline Grange

53445 W. Ferndale Road

Milton-Freewater

The cost is $5, $3 for members of Walla Walla Friends of acoustic Music. Apple cider is provided and guests are asked to bring finger foods. Beginners are welcome. Instruction for beginners begins at 7 p.m. For more information call Howard Ostby at 541-938-7403 or Dan Clark at 509-522-0399. More information is also available, along with directions, at www.fam.bmi.net.

Sept. 26

Grapefest 2009

All day Sept. 26

100-300 blocks Kennewick Avenue

Historic Downtown Kennewick

Admission is free to this festival which includes a fun run, grape stomp, wine garden, arts and crafts and a barbecue cook-off.

Salmon Walk

7 a.m. to noon Sept. 26

Tamastslikt Cultural Institute

72789 Highway 331

Pendleton

This annual event includes running and bicycle races, children?s activities and tours of spawning salmon. Fin, the 25-foot walk-through salmon, will be there and there will be a salmon bake for lunch. Tickets for the meal are $8 for adults and $5 for seniors and children. More information and a detailed schedule are available at www.umatilla.nsn.us/salmonwalk.

Morrow County Historical Society Tour

8:30 a.m. Heppner departure Sept. 26

9 a.m. Boardman departure Sept. 26

This bus tour will feature Columbia River geological formations narrated by Don Harkness from the Lake Lewis chapter of the Ice Age Floods Institute. There will also be wine tasting and lunch. The cost is $20 per person and seating is limited. For reservations and more information call 541-676-5302, 541-481-9457 or 541-922-3197.

Family Health Fitness Day

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 26

Hermiston High School

600 S.E. First St.

There will be more than 40 vendors and activities for all ages.

Hearts for Howard Benefit

6 p.m. Sept. 26

Purswell?s Barn

465 Christianson Loop

Hermiston

The $25 per person admission includes a pork loin dinner and entertainment by The Four Rs. All proceeds go to help Jeremy Howard in his fight against cancer. For more information call 541-564-9734, 541-564-6811 or 541-567-8073.

Art museums, galleries & workshops

Through Today

Tapestries from Pendleton Woolen Mills

Now through Sept. 18

Pendleton Center for the Arts

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through

Friday and noon-4 p.m. Saturday

Pendleton Center for the Arts

214 N. Main St.

541- 278-9201

The Arts Center offers ?Hip and Handmade? at 9:30 a.m. for kids and 11 a.m. for adults every Saturday. For a complete schedule of classes for all ages and other special events, visit www.pendletonarts.org.

Through Sept. 20

?Through the Eyes of Eagles?

Now through Sept. 20

Tamastslikt Cultural Institute

72789 Highway 331

On the grounds of Wildhorse

Resort and Casino

Pendleton

541-966-9748

Mondays

Coffee and Books

10 a.m. every Monday

Pendleton Public Library

meeting room

502 S.W. Dorion Ave.

Pendleton

Knitters @ Pendleton Public Library

6-7:30 p.m. every Monday

Pendleton Public Library

meeting room

502 S.W. Dorion Ave.

Pendleton

Thursdays

English/Spanish conversation skills

10:15 a.m. and 6 p.m.

every Thursday

Pendleton Public Library meeting room

502 S.W. Dorion Ave.

Pendleton

Saturdays

Living History presentations

2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays

Fort Walla Walla Museum

Pioneer Village (Exhibit Hall 2 in inclement weather)

Myra Road

Walla Walla, Wash.

Sept. 26

Fall Harvest Festival

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 26 and 27

Fort Walla Walla Museum

Pioneer Village (Exhibit Hall 2

in inclement weather)

Myra Road

Walla Walla, Wash.

Columbia River Exhibition of History, Science and Technology

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Monday through Saturday

Noon-5 p.m. Sunday

95 Lee Boulevard

Richland, Wash.

Admission is $4 for adults and $3 for students aged 7-17 and senior citizens. CREHST offers two- and three-dimensional exhibits that tell the story of the Columbia Basin and the surrounding region. For more information, call 509-943-9000.

Music & Entertainment

Wednesdays

Dr. Brown, Prime Rib Night

6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays

Backstage Bistro

230 E. Main St.

Walla Walla

Thursdays

Wildhorse Comedy Jam

8 p.m. every Thursday

Wildfire Cabaret

Wildhorse Resort & Casino

72777 Highway 331

800-654-9453

The comics for Sept. 24 are Jack Wilhite and Chad Korb.

Saturdays

Bluegrass jam session

4 p.m. every Saturday

Great Pacific Wine and Coffee Company

403 S. Main St.

541-276-1350

Piano music in the lounge

7 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays

The Oasis Lounge

85698 Highway 339

Milton-Freewater

541-938-4776

Tonight

Stephanie Davis in concert

8 p.m. Sept. 18

(doors open at 7:15 p.m.)

Hamley?s Slick Fork Saloon

200 block of Southeast

First Street

Pendleton

Premier tickets are $40, general admission is $30. A no-host bar and limited food items will be available for purchase. Tickets are available at Hamley?s locations or at www.hamley.com.

Doo Wah Riders (country)

8 p.m. Sept. 18 and 19

Wildfire Cabaret

Wildhorse Resort & Casino

72777 Highway 331

800-654-9453

Son Jack Jr. and Michael Wilde (blues)

8-11 p.m. Sept. 18

($10 cover)

Sapolil Cellars

15 E. Main St.

Walla Walla, Wash.

Sept. 19

R.W. Hampton in concert

8 p.m. Sept. 19

(doors open at 7:15 p.m.)

Hamley?s Slick Fork Saloon

200 block of Southeast

First Street

Pendleton

For the Hampton concert, premier tickets are $50 and general admission is $40. A no-host bar and limited food items will be available for purchase. Tickets are available at Hamley?s locations or at www.hamley.com.

Sept. 22

Heart in concert (rock)

7:30 p.m. Sept. 22

Toyota Center

7016 W.

Grandridge Boulevard

Kennewick, Wash.

Tickets, at $45 to $75, are available at www.ticketmaster.com.

Sept. 25

Gruvbox (rhythm, blues)

8 p.m. Sept 25 and 26

Wildfire Cabaret

Wildhorse Resort & Casino

72777 Highway 331

800-654-9453

Where?s Mary

(acoustic folk-rock)

8-11 p.m. Sept. 25

($5 cover)

Sapolil Cellars

15 E. Main St.

Walla Walla, Wash.

Sept. 26

Robin Barrett and Mush Morgan

8-11 p.m. Sept. 26

($5 cover)

Sapolil Cellars

15 E. Main St.

Walla Walla, Wash.

Kids stuff

Mondays

Craft Time with Terri

(elementary students)

3:30-4:30 p.m. Mondays

Pendleton Public Library

502 S.W. Dorion Ave.

Pendleton

Wednesdays

Preschool Story Time with Kimbra

10:30 a.m. Wednesdays

Pendleton Public Library

502 S.W. Dorion Ave.

Pendleton

Thursdays

Teen Knitting Club

3:30-4:30 p.m. Thursdays

Pendleton Public Library

502 S.W. Dorion Ave.

Pendleton

Sept. 21

Story Time

10 a.m. Sept. 21

Athena Public Library

418 E. Main St.

This is a chance for toddlers to learn to listen, socialize, do crafts and participate in ready-to-read activities. For more information call 541-566-2470.

Sept. 24

Teen Advisory Board Meeting

4-5 p.m. Sept. 24

Pendleton Public Library

502 S.W. Dorion Ave.

Pendleton

Children?s Museum of Eastern Oregon

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through

Thursday and Saturday

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday

400 S. Main St.

Pendleton

The Oregon Zoo

4001 S.W. Canyon Road

Portland

503-226-1561

New at the zoo, ?Predators of the Serengeti? exhibit, featuring lions, cheetahs, wild dogs, rock pythons and other predators.

Oregon Museum of Science, Industry

1945 S.E. Water Ave.

Portland

www.omsi.edu

Farmers Markets

Pendleton Farmers Market

4 p.m. to dusk Fridays, except Sept. 18

300 block of Main Street between Dorion and Emigrant avenues

The Farmer?s market will continue through Oct. 9, with the exception of the Friday of Round-Up week. For more information, visit www.pendletonfarmersmarket.net.

Hermiston Farmers Market

8 a.m. to noon Saturdays

Hermiston Conference Center parking lot

415 S. Highway 395

Willow Creek Farmers Market

3-7 p.m. Fridays

Heppner City Park

Main Street

For more information contact Margaret at 541-676-5972.

Pilot Rock Farmers Market

10 a.m. to noon Saturdays

Community Garden Site Main Street

There?s no charge for vendors this year. Covered spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis. The market on Sept. 19 will include a book sale sponsored by Friends of the Library and a breakfast sponsored by the Pilot Rock Chamber of Commerce. The breakfast, at $5 per person, will feature sausage, biscuits and gravy and coffee. Local growers are encouraged to bring their produce. For more information call Shelbey Waite at 541-561-0467 or Virginia Carnes at 541-443-5832 or 541-969-6033.

Walla Walla Farmers Market

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday to October

The corner of Fourth and Main streets

Walla Walla, Wash.

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