In the community

Run for children in Ontario, take in a dance program at Four Rivers and attend a forum on the proposed Ontario sales tax.

Individuals and teams can sign up for the ninth annual Relief Run Color Blast, coming up this Saturday at Beck-Kiwanis Park in Ontario. 

Registration fees for the 5K walk/jog/run are $35 for individuals or $100 for a team. 

All proceeds go to the Treasure Valley Children’s Relief Nursery.

Participants can also purchase paint packets and pre-pay for a meal after the race supplied by Mackey’s Irish Steakhouse.

To register go to or for more information, visit

• The Repertory Dance Theatre will perform and highlight the choreography of Michio Ito at 7 p.m. this Saturday at Four Rivers Cultural Center in Ontario. The Salt Lake City-based dance company also will host a talk at 7 p.m. Friday in the Meyer-McLean Performing Arts Theatre. 

Tickets cost $10 and can be purchased at

• The Ontario Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a forum on the proposed 1 percent city sales tax next Monday at 6:30 p.m. at the Ontario Middle School, 573 2nd Ave. 

Ontario Mayor Ron Verini and city manager Adam Brown will answer questions from the audience.

John Breidenbach, chamber president, said proponents and opponents have been invited, and he is hoping for a big turnout of citizens.

“People can ask pertinent questions and make a good decision to vote,” he said.

State Rep. Lynn Findley, R-Vale, will hold a town hall at 6 p.m. at Chavelita’s in Vale on Wednesday, April 25. He also will join the Vale Chamber of Commerce for lunch Thursday, April 26.

• The Ontario School District will hold kindergarten roundup from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 26, at the district office. Parents registering children for the 2018-2019 school year should bring a copy of the child’s birth certificate, current immunization records, names and phone numbers of persons picking up child, and proof of residency in Ontario. 

Registration will also be available for the pre-kindergarten summer school. The office is at 195 SW 3rd Avenue. For information, phone 541-889-5374.

The Treasure Valley Quiltmakers will meet at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 26, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Ontario, 842 Alameda Dr. Lunch will be at 12 p.m. 

For information, call 541-889-3147 or 541-889-6602.

Quilts will be displayed in a show Thursday and Friday, April 26-27, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Four Rivers Cultural Center. Admission is free.

A quilt raffle and quilt classes will also be offered. To sign up, call 541-889-8203.

• The Malheur County Sheriff’s Office SERT team will sponsor a Family Fun Shoot on Saturday, April 28, at the Snake River shooting complex outside of Vale. Registration starts at 8 a.m. with the first rounds going off at 9 a.m. 

The cost is $15 for the first station and $10 for each additional station. 

A Bergara Hunter 7mm with scope is also being raffled off the day of the shoot.

Tickets, $20 each, are available with deputies or the day of the shoot.