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COMING UP: Malheur County’s weekend is packed

Whether you’re hankering for Tater Tots or spicy chili in the park, local communities have plenty to offer this weekend in Malheur Community. Here’s a look at events coming up in Adrian, Vale, Harper, and Ontario in the coming weeks, plus a few meetings to keep you up on civic affairs.

PARK PARTY: The 13th annual Two Rivers Park Celebration will fill the Adrian park with fun Saturday, Sept. 17. There will be a classic car show, chili cookoff, live music and food booths galore. Highlights include chili judging at 1 p.m., the cookoff awards at 3 p.m. and car show awards at 3:30 p.m.

Menus also are posted each week on the Enterprise classified page.

Tater Tot-based entrees are served at the first Tater Tots Festival, which returns to Ontario Sept. 16 and 17. (The Enterprise/FILE)

TOTS: The annual Tater Tots Festival returns to Ontario on Depot Lane this week. Organized by Revitalize Ontario, there will be games, vendors, music, a kids’ zone, and Tater Tot-inspired food. The festival will be from 2 to 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17. There also will be a 5K fun run on Saturday, with signups starting at 7:30 a.m. and the run starting at 9 a.m. A car show on Saturday starts at 11 a.m., with awards at 2 p.m. or on the organization’s Facebook page.

HUNT SUPPER: The Harper Ladies Club invites hunters and the community to the annual Hunters’ Supper, set for 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, at 2987 Harper Westfall Road. The dinner costs $15 per person and the menu includes tri-tip and turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, green beans and cranberry relish, plus a dozen types of homemade pie for dessert.

MEALS: Hot lunch is cooking again two days a week at the Vale Senior Center. The menu entrees for the rest of September include Mandarin chicken on Monday, Sept. 19; pork loin on Wednesday, Sept. 21; fried chicken, Monday, Sept. 26; and beef tips and gravy, Wednesday, Sept. 28.  The meal cost is $3.50.

BOOTS: Ontario Fire and Rescue’s Fill the Boot fundraiser is set for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, at the intersection of East Idaho Avenue and East Lane. The event raises money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

MUSIC: The Community Concerts of Treasure Valley season opens Thursday, Oct. 6, with a show by Molly in the Mineshaft, an ensemble from Provo, Utah. All concerts in the 2022-23 series will start at 7 p.m. and will be in the Meyer-McLean Performing Arts Theater at the Four Rivers Cultural Center in Ontario.

The other shows in the series include: The Four C Notes, a quartet from Chicago, on Thursday, Nov. 10; the Alias Brass Company, a collaboration of five artists and educators from around the country, on Friday, Feb. 17, 2023; Empire Trio, a classical crossover ensemble, on Saturday, March 18, 2023; The Black Market Trust, a quintet from Los Angeles, on Thursday, April 27, 2023.

Individual or season tickets are available. For pricing and more information, or to have a pamphlet sent to you, email [email protected] or call 208-739-2777. Individual tickets may be purchased at the FRCC gift shop, Dorsey Music or on Eventbrite through Community Concerts of Treasure Valley’s Facebook page.

BINGO: Vale Post 96 of the American Legion & Auxiliary offering community bingo games on Sundays at 2 p.m. The hall is at 436 Main St. N.


Tuesday, Sept. 20

• Pioneer Nursing Home Health District board meeting, 3 p.m., Vale Senior Center.

Wednesday, Sept. 21

• Malheur County Court, 9 a.m., County Courthouse, Vale.

• Vale Chamber of Commerce meeting, 7 p.m., Stone House.

Friday, Sept. 30

• UFO Night, gathering for unfinished crafter projects, 6-9 p.m., Exzacht Sewing, Vale.

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