5:00 - 9:00 p.m.
1002 "L" Ave, La Grande, OR
We can't wait to spend our favorite night of the year with you! The schedule is as follows:
5:00 PM - No-Host Social Hour - Beer and wine available for purchase, silent auction begins.
6:00 PM - Local Foods Dinner
6:30 PM - Wild Connections Program featuring Christina deVillier, GHCC's Connections Coordinator. Christina will share insights on partnership building for resilient places; fish, dams, and dam removal; and relearning "home" in uncertain times.
7:30 PM - Dessert
8:15 PM - Silent Auction Closes
9:00 PM - Farewell and Goodnight
Tickets are $35 for adults and teens; $15 for youth ages 6 - 12; and free for those 5 and under. Registering reserves your spot--you will pay for your ticket at the door, night of.
Guest Speaker David Mildrexler
Learn more about the Blue Mountains with David Mildrexler, PhD! "The Blue Mountains exemplify a unique geological and biological ecoregion where local communities maintain strong connections with the natural values of the landscape. Across the region’s extensive public lands, scattered roadless lands have exceptional ecological and cultural value, but their future as intact wildlands is uncertain. In the face of climate change and other urgent threats, now is the time to establish an interconnected network of protected wildlands to conserve and enhance landscape values important to the history, culture, economy and livability of the region, including Central and Northeast Oregon, Southeast Washington and Western Idaho."
featured artwork for auction
"The Long Flight Home," a stunning watercolor painted by our very own Board of Directors member Robin Coen, will be available for purchase the night of. Start revving your engines for a bidding war--this painting is a beauty, and professionally framed. (Approx. 24" x 28")
Says Coen: "Joseph Canyon: The birthplace of Chief Joseph. Ancestral home of the Nez Perce Tribe. They called this 2000 foot deep basalt Canyon “ananasocum” or 'the Place Where Condors used to be.' The Condor, extinct in this region for over 100 years, could once again soar over this dramatic and beloved landscape. It is a universal symbol of vision, resilience and rebirth."
Featured Silent Auction Packages
3 Night Stay in Winthrop, WA Yurt--Winter or Summer!
The House is a framed, cedar-sided and fully insulated yurt (720 square feet), with an adjoining bath house. The setting is idyllic. The yurt is only a half mile from the “old west” hamlet of Winthrop (which has year-round restaurants and pubs), and 30 miles from North Cascades National Park and two million acres of protected wilderness.
3 Night Stay at Yachats Beach Cabin
This A-frame home has an all natural wood interior and is fully equipped with a fireplace, deck on both levels, modern kitchen, & DSL in all rooms. Three bedrooms, one with a queen, one with a double, and one with a double futon; sleeps 6. There is an ocean view from the upstairs. This home is only four houses away from the historic 804 Trail. It is an easy walk to tide-pooling, rocky coast exploration and a six mile stretch of sandy beach.
Lightweight Fly Fishing Rod from Sage
Calling our all-new Approach series rods "entry level" just doesn't do them justice. Utilizing a higher modulus graphite than any of our previous entry-level rods, the Approach has a medium-fast action that provides excellent line feel and control. Beginning casters can easily grow with this rod without ever feeling they've outgrown it. And like all Sage rods, the Approach is made right here on Bainbridge Island, Washington, USA.