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WALLA WALLA — The Washington State Mutual UFO Network invites people to share about their experiences and sightings.

The upcoming MUFON meeting is Saturday from 1-4 p.m. at La Quinta, 776 Silverstone Drive, Walla Walla. Everyone is...

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Jr. Academy fundraiser offers family fun
Jr. Academy fundraiser offers family fun

PENDLETON — Interactive games, activities and food are all featured during the annual Fall Festival at Harris Junior Academy.

The community is invited to the family-friendly event Saturday at 3121 S.W. Hailey Ave., Pendleton. A dinner of...

Woolery Project raises Oktoberfest event

ARLINGTON — The Woolery Project is hosting the fourth annual Oktoberfest Auction and Dinner to help raise money for a nonprofit event center.

The event features a prime rib dinner prepared by Paradise Rose Chuckwagon Catering, dinner...

‘Haunted’ Geiser Grand in Baker City hosts spirited events
‘Haunted’ Geiser Grand in Baker City hosts spirited events

As autumn gets in full swing, the Geiser Grand Hotel has announced several spooky and spirited events and activities.

First opening in 1889, the historic Baker City landmark has long been said to be haunted. A favorite of ghost hunters, people...

Nightmare on Court Street

PENDLETON — Get ready for an epic Halloween mash-up as A Nightmare on Court Street hits Pendleton.

All of the Court Street bars are collaborating Oct. 26 for a frightful Friday night. The event features everything from s’mores by...

Regional horn band gets fired up
Regional horn band gets fired up

PENDLETON — Brass Fire, which features nearly a dozen musicians from across the region, have announced three upcoming performances.

Fronted by Brad Rozema, the group performs a variety of pop, rock, jazz and blues music. The upcoming...

Project connects veterans, those in need
Project connects veterans, those in need

Veterans as well as people who have low incomes or unstable housing are invited to attend the Project Community Connect & Veteran Stand Down.

The free event connects people to resources and provides on-the-spot services at no charge. In...

Help available with Medicare enrollment

The annual open enrollment for Medicare began Monday, and Oregon’s Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance Program is available to help.

Medicare is health insurance for people 65 years or older or those who are younger that receive...

Outdoor sale benefits Agape House

HERMISTON — Furniture, rolls of new carpet, clothing, knick-knacks and bicycles are available for purchase during a parking lot sale at Agape House.

People are invited to find bargains and help support Eastern Oregon Mission programs and...

Local poet launches new book at writers’ series

PENDLETON — Shaindel Beers will read during the upcoming First Draft Writers’ Series from her recent works that garnered a White Pine Press Poetry Prize.

The collection in “Secure Your Own Mask” (2018) is described as...

Echo Kiwanis tap into Oktoberfest fun
Echo Kiwanis tap into Oktoberfest fun

ECHO — A beer garden, food and music by Cruise Control are featured during Oktoberfest 2018 in Echo.

In its third year, the event serves as a fundraiser for student scholarships and to benefit the St. Peter’s Catholic Church...

Film festival also celebrates music, community
Film festival also celebrates music, community

An intimate gathering featuring 12 film screening blocks, the Eastern Oregon Film Festival also offers three evenings of after-party entertainment that showcases emerging musical talent.

In its ninth year, the festival landed on MovieMaker...

Ag scientist receives state honor
Ag scientist receives state honor

Richard Smiley, Pendleton ag scientist who has worked for more healthy, productive wheat over 30 years has received statewide recognition.

Smiley, 75, recently saw his name added to the Diamond Pioneer Agricultural Career Achievement Registry...

Umatilla County Fair seeks court applicants
Umatilla County Fair seeks court applicants

The Umatilla County Fair is accepting applications for the 2019 court.

The program is open to students in ninth through 12th grade who reside in Umatilla County. Court members will learn leadership skills, responsibility and how to represent...

Molly’s Revenge reels in arts center
Molly’s Revenge reels in arts center

PENDLETON — An energetic acoustic Celtic band from California is returning to play in Pendleton.

Molly’s Revenge brings a classic combination of bagpipes, whistle and fiddle, with a backdrop of guitar, mandola and bodhran. It...

Lecture series features local novelist, poet

LA GRANDE — Popular Eastern Oregon author Bette Husted will read from her new novel “All Coyote’s Children” Tuesday as part of Eastern Oregon University’s Carl and Sandra Ellston Ars Poetica Literary Lecture Series.

Musician-turned-author shares hot tub talks
Musician-turned-author shares hot tub talks

Mike Mallory has been multi-tasking as of late.

He stays pretty busy as owner La Grande Stereo and Music. In addition, he’s a guitarist and vocalist with The Wasteland Kings, a La Grande-based Americana band that plays a musical gumbo of...

Library display highlights Day of the Dead
Library display highlights Day of the Dead

HERMISTON — Dia de los Muertos, a festive holiday to remember and honor deceased loved ones, is featured in a current display at the Hermiston Public Library.

Originating in central and southern Mexico, it’s also referred to as Day...

HermNaz celebrates Pastor Appreciation Month

HERMISTON — In recognition of Pastor Appreciation Month, Hermiston Church of the Nazarene is celebrating Pastor Eric Fritz, his wife Sharon, and their children Gabrielle, Graydon, Gideon and Geric.

A work party at the Fritz Farm is...

Christian church offers variety of classes

MILTON-FREEWATER — Sunday school classes for young and old are available at the Milton-Freewater First Christian Church, 518 S. Main St.

Classes for high schoolers and a the Kids Klub, for youths in third through sixth grades, meets each...

Redeemer church sets rummage sale

PENDLETON — Episcopal Church of the Redeemer is gearing up for a kitchen and parish hall refurbishment.

A rummage sale is planned to help in paying for the project. The event is Thursday, Oct. 18 through Saturday, Oct. 20 from 9 a.m. to 3...

LIMEY PASTOR: The United State of Oregon

I very much enjoyed going to the Our Lady of Guadalupe monastery in Lafayette to visit the contemplative members of the group of lay folk who sit with the monks in contemplation on the first Saturday of every month. It’s been a little while...

McKay Creek Estates offers cognitive screening

PENDLETON — Have you or a loved one been a little more forgetful lately? Though memory loss can be a normal part of aging, it can also be a common symptom of a more significant memory disorder. If you or a loved one is exhibiting signs of...

Pizza fundraiser benefits Spain trip

PENDLETON — Abby’s Pizza is hosting a fundraiser for Pendleton High School’s Foreign Language Club Tuesday from 5-8 p.m. at 828 Southgate. The club, led by Kathryn Youngman, is planning an education trip to...

Columbia Grange hosts meals, flea market

HERMISTON — The Columbia Grange is hosting a fundraiser to help support community service projects, including giving dictionaries to third graders, Pet Rescue and the Hermiston Warming Station.

The event is Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 3...

Garden club to harvest leaders

PENDLETON — An election of officers is planned during the upcoming Dirt Dabblers Garden Club meeting.

In addition, an exhibition by Judy Graham is featured, as well as a discussion about fall planning for spring projects. The gathering is...

Polio survivor shares history of disease

HERMISTON — A polio survivor will shares the history of polio and progress being made for its total eradication.

“Together, We End Polio,” which features Joan Toone, is Monday, Oct. 15 from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Hermiston...

Good Shepherd collects backpacks for homeless

HERMISTON — Community members who have gently used backpacks or want to purchase one to provide to those in need are asked to drop them off at Good Shepherd Medical Center.

The hospital’s education department is collecting...

Soroptimists offer scholarships for women

HERMISTON — Soroptimist International of the Greater Hermiston Area is offering two “Live Your Dream: Educational and Training Awards for Women” scholarships for women in our area who have been accepted or are enrolled in a...

Heppner boosters serve up steak, auction

HEPPNER — The Heppner High School Booster Club’s annual steak dinner and auction offers the community a chance to help support teams at the school.

The event is Saturday at the Heppner Elks Lodge, 142 N. Main St. The doors open at...

Free lunches available in Echo

ECHO — Everyone is invited to enjoy a free lunch each Friday in Echo.

The meal is served up from 11:30 a.m. to noon at the Echo Community Church, 21 N. Bonanza St.

For more information call 541-376-8411.