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This week's and upcoming events in Crook County

Wednesday
   March 28

   There will be a regular scheduled meeting of the Crook County Parks and Recreation District Board of Directors at 5:15 p.m. at the district office, 398 NE Fairview in Prineville.

   The Learning Tree will host a Bike/Trike-a-thon at the Crook County Fairgrounds to benefit St. Jude's Childrens Hospital. The Bike/Trike-a-thon is open to all children in the community between the ages of three and six. There is a $5 donation to St. Jude's for those to wish to participate.
   For more information about the fund raiser call Mrs. Lester at 447-4590.

   Thursday
   March 29

   The Class of 1961 will hold a meeting to plan their 40th reunion, at Crook County Library, Juniper Room starting at 1 p.m. All classmates are encouraged to attend. Call 447-5146 for more information.

   The American Red Cross Bloodmobile will be in Prineville from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Les Schwab on Hwy 26. Call 382-4630 to schedule an appointment or for more information.

   Tri Care - Deers meeting will be held from 10 a.m. to noon at the Bend Armory.

   Willow Creek Books in Madras invites everyone to an evening of poetry and performance beginning at 6 p.m. during the First Thursday Madras Art Walk. Reading and interactive performances will be given by the Madras Boys and Girls Club and fellow students. For more information call 475-3131.

   Saturday
   March 31
   Central Oregon Motorcycle and ATV Club is having a Joker Poker Run at East Fort Rock OHV on Forest Service land. For more information call 382-8467 or 447-3896.

   April 1-7

   In honor of National Library Week Crook County Library will accept food for fines with one item of food equal to $1 off your library card. Enter to win a bag of books, drawing on April 7, or sign up for internet classes held each day this week from 9 to 10 a.m. For more information call 447-7978.

   Tuesday
   April 3

   AARP will meet at the Senior Center following lunch at 12:45 p.m. Speaker will be Capt. T. Pinkston of the Prineville Police Department. Subject is mail and telephone solicitation.

   Crook County Health Dept. will host their second annual Wellness Walk from noon to 1 p.m. to celebrate public health week. Participants will meet at the Health Dept. at 11:55 a.m. and depart at 12:05 p.m. for a walk around Prineville. The group will return at 12:50 p.m.

   The Crook County Health Dept. will host an Open House from 1 to 4 p.m. Refreshments will be available. Everyone is welcome to drop in and learn more about the services that are offered at the Health Department.

   Saturday
   April 7

   The Christian Churches of Prineville will again combine their musical talents for the third annual Spring Gospel Music Festival. The concert will be held at the First Baptist Church at 7 p.m. There is no admission charge and everyone is welcome. For more information call 447-5060.

   The second annual Week of the Young Child Carnival will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Crooked River Elementary School. Lots of games, booths, crafts and fun are on tap for the day. Tickets are 5/$1 or 25 cents each. For more information call 447-3260.

   Saturday
   April 14

   The CCMS Doernbecher Children's Hospital benefit fund raiser will take place today at a variety of locations. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. a car wash will be offered at Community First Bank; a hot dog stand at Community First Bank; a garage sale at Electric Beach. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. a can and bottle drive will take place at Sentry Supermarket. To donate items to the garage sale call 447-2683, ext. 210.

   Saturday
   April 21

   The Doernbecher Children's Hospital benefit Golf Tournament will be held at Meadow Lakes Golf Course from 2 p.m to dark with staggered starting times. The 4-man team scramble is $120 per team. Fee includes food, prizes and entertainment. Call Meadow Lakes to register or for more information at 447-7113.

   Saturday
   May 5

   The Prineville County Quilt Show will be held at the Crook County High School today and tomorrow. A collection of quilts and family heirlooms will be showcased and quilts will be raffled and sold along with a variety of other gift items. Those wishing to participate may pick up an entry form at Prairie Girls Quilt Shop, 970 NW Third St.

   Friday
   June 1

   The sixth annual High Desert Western Arts Gathering will take place at the Deschutes County Exposition Center from June 1-3. For ticket information call 317-3747. This event is to celebrate and preserve the history, traditions, arts, crafts, skills and customs of the American Cowboy and Ranch Culture.