The third annual poetry reading celebrating William Stafford’s work will be held Thursday, Jan. 17, from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Sue Kovar’s THE BAKERY, an art exhibit and performance studio, upstairs at 255 N. Broadway in Burns, above the Children’s Barn. The public is invited to this free event, and refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Kate Marsh at 541-573-7204.
The High Desert Cutters first meeting of 2013 will be held Thursday, Jan. 17, at 6 p.m. at Glory Days Pizza. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information, contact Sallianne Kelly at 541-413-0788.
Harney County Merchants meet the third Thursday of each month at 8 a.m. at the community center.
Burns Planning Commission meets the third Thursday of each month at Burns City Hall, 242 S. Broadway, at 7 p.m.
Harney County Historical Society meets the third Thursday of each month at the Elks Lodge, 118 N. Broadway, at 11:45 a.m.
A Walking Class will be offered Mondays and Thursdays through the month of January from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. indoors at the Harney County Senior and Community Services Center.
Chamber Music Bell Choir meets each Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 393 W. “A” St. Bell ringers are being recruited. For information, call Carol Sawyer, 541-573-6886.
Kiwanis Club of Burns-Hines meets for a no-host luncheon each Thursday at Bella Java, 314 N. Broadway Ave. in Burns, at noon.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly meets each Thursday at Hines City Hall, 101 E. Barnes, at noon. Call 541-573-2896.
Alcoholics Anonymous holds an open, big book and discussion meeting each Thursday from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Church of the Living Water.