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Miners Jubilee schedule
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in downtown Baker City.
At Geiser-Pollman Park
Vendors will offer up crafts and a variety of food all weekend, and there will be mining demonstrations and displays (you can also try prospecting for gold) on Grove Street near the Baker Heritage Museum.
Music is planned all weekend near the gazebo, and the Family Fun Area, sponsored by the Baker Prevention Coalition, will be open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Activities include an inflatable bounce house.
9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Community Events Center, 2600 East St. (the former Armory). Admission is $3.
The Baker County Library's annual book sale will be held from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday at the library, 2400 Resort St.
Noon-1:30 p.m.: First round of the Baker City Idol Contest to compete, sign up at Marilyn's Music or at the information booth in Geiser-Pollman Park.
Main Street will be closed at 4 p.m., and musicians will liven up downtown in front of Marilyn's Music.
Music in the park
The Blue Yesterdays will play big band tunes from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Geiser-Pollman Park. The performance is free.
This band was founded in 1980 by Doug Smurthwaite and the late Jim Monroe. Today it numbers about 18 musicians from Baker City and La Grande.
6 to 9 p.m. at the Baker County Fairgrounds.
The Elks outdoor beer garden is open from 6 p.m. to midnight at the Fairgrounds.
The Elks Blowout Bronc Riding, 7 p.m. at the Baker County Fairgrounds. $10
Paint Your Wagon'
The movie "Paint Your Wagon," filmed in Baker County in 1968, will be projected on the facade above Marilyn's Music Plus, 1821 Main St., at dusk. Bring a chair and snacks.
Also, the Clint Eastwood Look-Alike Contest will be held just before the movie.
The Baker Lions Club will again serve a hot breakfast from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Geiser-Pollman Park. The menu is sausage, eggs, hash browns, coffee and juice. Cost is $6.50 for adults and $5.50 for children.
Those who want a little competitive exercise can enter the annual Miners Jubilee Fun Run on Saturday. Registration begins at 7 a.m. at the YMCA Fitness Center, 2021 Main St., and the race begins at 8 a.m.
Runners choose either a 5K (3.1 miles) or a 10K (6.2 miles). Both routes begin and end at the YMCA.
The cost of registration is $15, which includes a T-shirt. Runners can either pre-register at the YMCA or sign up on the morning of the race.
All proceeds will benefit the Baker High School cross country and track and field teams.
9 a.m. in downtown Baker City.
The Miners Jubilee parade begins at 10 a.m. near Baker Middle School. Floats may be entered right up to the parade start.
Nevertheless, pre-registration is encouraged. Entry forms are available at the Baker County Chamber of Commerce, 490 Campbell St., or on the Chamber Web site, www.visitbaker.com.
The theme is "Best of Baker" and entry categories are animals/adults, animals/kids, bands, best float, class reunions, emergency vehicles, historic vehicles, kid's choice, and rodeo courts.
The entry fee is $10. Service organizations may enter for free.
Parade lineup begins at 7 a.m. Saturday near Baker Middle School at the corner of Fourth and Broadway streets. From there, the parade heads downtown at 10 a.m.
For more information, call the Chamber at 523-5855.
Author Sherri Sand will sign copies of her recently published book, "Leave It To Chance," Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon at Betty's Books, 1813 Main St.
The author lives in Eugene. She attended Northwest Christian College for a year before transferring to the University of Oregon where she earned a degree in psychology.
Her book was published by David C. Cook, of Colorado Springs, Colo., who specializes in Christian fiction. "Leave It To Chance" is described as "a story of renewal, romance, humor and hope." It is available in paperback for $13.99.
To learn more about the author, visit her Web site: www.sherrisand.com.
Fire Department demonstration
Members of the Baker City Fire Department will show how they rescue people trapped in cars. 1 p.m. at the Dollar Tree parking lot.
The Oregon State Gold Panning Championships begin at 2 p.m. at Geiser-Pollman Park on Grove Street.
Finals of the Baker City Idol Contest will be from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
3 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Baker County Fairgrounds.
The Elks Blowout Bull Riding, 6 p.m. at the Baker County Fairgrounds. $15
The Elks outdoor beer garden is open from 6 p.m. to midnight near the Fairgrounds
The Seattle band Ruby Dee and the Snakehandlers will offer up the tunes this year at the annual Miners Jubilee street dance on Saturday night.
The band will play at the corner of Main Street and Court Avenue from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Dancers are welcome, of course, as are those who would rather sit and listen to the music.
Their music is billed as "twang with an attitude, a little bit of Texas honky-tonk, Memphis rockabilly, Western swing, and old-fashioned rock n' roll."
The four-piece combo formed five years ago, and is led by vocalist/songwriter Ruby Dee and guitarist Jorge Harada, with support from Sean Hudson on electric bass, Kipp Crawford on drums and frequent guest artists.
The Baker Lions Club breakfast this day is also from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. and features ham, hotcakes, eggs, coffee and juice. Cost is $6.50 for adults and $5.50 for children.
11 a.m. at Geiser-Pollman Park
The metal detecting awards for children will be given at noon.
The annual duck race, sponsored by Historic Baker City Inc., begins at 1 p.m. Sunday on the Powder River with the finish line at the bridge near the Baker County Library.
Ducks are available for $2 at downtown businesses or from the "Duck Lady" in Geiser-Pollman Park.
Eastern Oregon Mining Association will award the grand prize at 3 p.m.