Thanksgiving Weekend Offers Fun Actvities

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and families are making plans for the long weekend. If you are looking for ways to fill the four-day weekend with fun, check out these activities along the Hells Canyon Scenic Byway in Northeast Oregon.

National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, Baker City, OregonFamily Fun Day, Friday, November 23, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be crafts and activities for children, parents, and grandparents to enjoy together. All activities have a pioneer or nature theme, and there is no additional charge for materials. At 12:30 in the Leo Adler Theater, there will be a showing of the animated feature film, “An American Tail: Fievel Goes West,” with a running time of 76 minutes. Call 541-523-1843 for more information. Admission rates are $5 for adults; $3.50 for seniors; Free for youth 15 and younger.

Brady Goss Concert, OK Theatre, Enterprise, Oregon: Come rock out at the Old OK Theatre with local piano virtuoso Brady Goss and his smokin’ band, Friday, November 23, 7 to 9 p.m. There are sure to be plenty of local guests on the stage as well. Give thanks, eat some leftover turkey and pie, shop in Joseph, then get on down to the OK! For more information contact Darrell Brann, 541.263.0941 or oktheater1@gmail.com.

Jingle Thru Joseph Holiday Parade, Joseph, Oregon: Saturday, November 24, get in the holiday spirit while browsing and shopping along Joseph’s Main Street, then join the community at 5 p.m. to watch the Jingle thru Joseph Holiday Parade!

The parade caps off the annual Jingle Thru Joseph Holiday Bazaar, Friday & Saturday, November 23 and 24, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Shoppers will find a grand variety of gifts, decorations and greenery, including fresh Christmas wreaths and swags at the bazaar, taking place at the Joseph Community Center. Wallowa County Humane Society will have Pet Selfies with Santa, so, bring your camera. The Humane Society provides help posing pictures of pets, kids and hard-to-handle adults.

Arts East Center, La Grande, Oregon: Saturday, November 24, 8 to 10:30 p.m., join a group of fellow film enthusiasts to watch a curated selection of lesser-known classics, under-seen influential movies, ‘70s and ‘80s “trash,” cop movies, horror and more. The films are projected in the ACE gallery for an authentic film-going experience. Teaching artist Lucas Kruse introduces each screening and facilitates a casual group discussion at the end – like a book club, except it’s Film Club. Follow @filmclubace on Instagram for monthly updates. These screenings take place monthly on the last Saturday. Please enter through the Penn Ave door. Admission is $5 and you must be 18 or older to attend. Find more information at www.artcentereast.org or contact the Center at 541.962.2800 or info@artcentereast.org.

Shoppers will find a festive atmosphere in every community along the byway. Our local businesses support community projects and events throughout the year, so be sure to shop locally and help keep the holiday spirit and economy strong for all. Happy Thanksgiving!

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