In the community

COMING UP: It’s time for the Color run, a concert, more in Malheur County

There’s plenty going on this weekend for neighbors, runners and music lovers in Malheur County. Here’s a look at the calendar:

NEIGHBORS: Nyssa Neighborhood Watch invites all residents of Nyssa and the surrounding area to an organizational meeting on Saturday, Oct. 1.

The meeting will be at the Nyssa Senior Center, 316 Good Ave., starting at 3 p.m.

For more information, visit Nyssa Neighborhood Watch on Facebook.

COLOR RUN: Runners will have a blast and get showered with a rainbow of dust on Saturday, Oct. 1, at the Malheur County Fairgrounds in Ontario. 

The occasion is the 12th annual Color Blast Relief Run, a 5-kilometer walk and run that benefits the Treasure Valley Children’s Relief Nursery programs. Runners can participate in teams of four, for a $75 fee, or individually for $25 per person.

Registration is done online. Visit the Relief Nursery online at, or find a link to register on the organization’s Facebook page. Packet pickup will begin at 10 a.m. on the day of the event, with the run starting at 11 a.m.

DESSERT: A dessert social and fundraiser focused on 2nd Amendment rights is set for 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, at Four Rivers Cultural Center. 

The event is presented by the Malheur County Republican Central Committee. Tickets cost $20, and are available at Reload Outwest and Sears Hometown in Ontario. 

There will be silent and live auctions and raffles. Speakers will include attorney Aoibheann Cline, the Northwest regional director for the National Rifle Association, Malheur County Sheriff Brian Wolfe, and Jo Rae Perkins, candidate for Senate.

NEWGRASS: 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. 

Molly in the Mineshaft taps a blend of folk, bluegrass, jazz, Celtic and other styles to present a musical form dubbed “Newgrass.” As an added treat, the Ontario audience will get to help decide the program. 

Individual tickets may be purchased at the FRCC gift shop, Dorsey Music or on Eventbrite through Community Concerts of Treasure Valley’s Facebook page.

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