[OMS_MANAGERS] Register now for the OMS conference...and extend your stay to enjoy the many cultural and outdoor recreational opportunities in Baker City

Sheri Stuart sheri.stuart at state.or.us
Thu Aug 25 13:54:08 PDT 2011

Just a reminder registration is now for the Oregon Main Street Annual
Conference, October 5-7, 2011. While the conference is free to network
member communities, registration is required. Attached is a copy of the
Preliminary Agenda - please feel free to forward to your board,
volunteers, and partners. Register on-line at:
http://oms2011.eventbrite.com ( http://oms2011.eventbrite.com/ )
And, Ann Mehaffy, executive director of Historic Baker City Inc., and
Timothy Bishop, Baker County Tourism and Marketing director, have put
together some suggestions of fun cultural, heritage, and outdoor
activities to enjoy while in the area:
·         CrossroadCarnegie Art CenterFirst Friday Opening Reception,
October 7th 
Featured Show: East of Eden: Baker County Country by Rich Bergeman
CrossroadsCarnegie Art Center welcomes Rich Bergeman as its Featured
Artist for October with his series of photographs he took this spring
and summer of Baker County.  Mr. Bergeman has a deep love of history and
our vanishing past.  His unique lens has captured the remarkable sense
of place that is the Baker County landscape.  Rich will have his
photographs for sale and exclusive limited edition hardbound books of
his work of the Baker County Country.  Hardbound books will be sold for
$40 each and if you attend First Friday will be signed by Rich.  All
proceeds from the book sale go to the Resident Artist Program at
Crossroads.  October First Friday will be sponsored by Sterling Bank and
food provided by the Crossroads Board Of Directors.
·         On Saturday, October 8,Hells Canyon Adventures is putting
together a special 2-hour jet boat tour (2 ½ scenic drive there and back
makes this a full Saturday). Timothy just did this trip last weekend and
saw lots of eagles, deer, and a bear! The trip includes a short hike to
see pictographs on the canyon walls. The cost would be $65 per person
for the 2-hour tour, departing at 10:00 a.m. or 2:00 p.m. (a minimum of
8 people to run either time). See www.hellscanyonadventures.com (
http://www.hellscanyonadventures.com/ ) for info. Weather should
still be in the upper 70’s or higher in October.
·         National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, 9 am to 6
pm daily
Special Exhibit "The Trail That Lay Before Them"
*Music Fest, October 8 – will conclude downtown at the Geiser Grand
with the Bruno Dunes Trio, 7 to 10 p.m. (no charge for the downtown
·         Baker Heritage Museum, 9:00-5 daily through October
·         Ron Colton Carriages(horse-drawn carriage rides through the
historic downtown and residential district)
·         Fabulous hiking in the ElkhornMountains (35 miles from Baker
City); Anthony Lakes (7,100 ft.ski area and beautiful all seasons) with
numerous well-marked trails. William Sullivan rates the Elkhorn Crest as
one of the most beautiful in Oregon. 
·         Drive the Hells Canyon Scenic Byway, loop highway from Baker
City,to Hells Canyon overlook, up to Joseph and Enterprise, looping back
to I-84 back to Baker City or traveling west towards Pendleton/the
·         Drive the Elkhorn Scenic Byway; explore mining towns and
ghost towns, historic Sumpter, the Sumpter Mining Dredge (it dug up more
than $4 million worth of gold), the historic Fremont Powerhouse, and
Oregon's only steam train, the Sumpter Valley Railroad.The Railroad was
established in 1890;  logging and gold mining fueled the railroad's
Sheri Stuart, Coordinator

Oregon Main Street
725 Summer St., Suite C
Salem, OR  97301

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