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Young musicians to perform with Inland Northwest Orchestra
Young musicians to perform with Inland Northwest Orchestra

A pair of youthful musicians will perform during the upcoming Inland Northwest Orchestra concert at Hermiston High School.

Kyle Ketchersid, a junior at Hermiston High School, and Nathan Hu, a seventh-grader at Enterprise Middle School in West...

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Fiddlers offer toe-tappin’ entertainment
Fiddlers offer toe-tappin’ entertainment

For some down-home jamming, you won’t want to miss a performance of the Blue Mountain Old Time Fiddlers.

The toe-tappin’ group will play Saturday at 6 p.m. at Stokes Landing Senior Center, 150 Columbia Lane, Irrigon. The cost is $5...

Conversation tackles fake news vs. alternative facts

ATHENA — A facilitated discussion about how the news can both represent and misrepresent the facts at hand is featured during an Oregon Humanities Conversation Project.

“Beyond Fake News: How We Find Accurate Information about the...

Group to discuss forest health study

PENDLETON — Representatives from Communities and Forests in Oregon will share the results of their long-term study regrading forest health, fire and public perceptions.

The public is invited to sessions, which will share about exploring...

Terrific Tuesday digs up Rivoli Theatre

PENDLETON — A report from archaeologists who recently took part in the basement excavation project at the Rivoli Theatre shares what they found hiding underground.

The event is featured during Terrific Tuesday, which is April 24 at 7 p.m.

Genealogy conference offers research help

JOHN DAY — A professional genealogist and speaker will present classes during a Spring Genealogy Seminar presented by the Grant County Genealogical Society.

After 20 years as a professional writer, Pam Vestal turned her full attention to...

Tickets on sale for Me and My Prince Ball

HERMISTON — It’s almost time to kick up your heels for the Me and My Prince Ball.

Presented by Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington Service Unit 22, the formal/semi-formal event provides an opportunity to build special...

Jazz vocalist mixes it up with La Grande pianist
Jazz vocalist mixes it up with La Grande pianist

PENDLETON — An upcoming show at Pendleton Center for the Arts features Kathy Kosins, a Detroit jazz vocalist, and Matt Cooper, a La Grande pianist.

The performance is Wednesday, April 25 at 7 p.m. at Pendleton Center for the Arts, 214 N.

One-night film festival offers wild time

LA GRANDE — Films showcasing frontline activism and stunning cinematography are featured during a one-night film festival in La Grande.

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival On Tour focuses on films with environmental concerns and...

Yard sale to fund missions team

HERMISTON — Donations are being sought for a yard sale sponsored by Hermiston Church of the Nazarene.

Money raised will be used by the missions team for projects and trips. People wanting to do some spring cleaning to get rid of extra...

Stuff the Bus blesses Desert Rose
Stuff the Bus blesses Desert Rose

HERMISTON — Desert Rose Ministries in Hermiston was thrilled with the Stuff the Bus effort by Leadership Hermiston Class 21.

Participants collected donations April 7 at Walmart, Fiesta Foods and Safeway. After the buses were stuffed, they...

Silver thing challenges teens

PENDLETON — A faith-based experience for youths that features two hours of high energy music, videos, dramas, special effects and comedy is coming to Pendleton.

The Silver Ring Thing is presented by a team of peer-level leaders who serve...

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Silver thing challenges teens

PENDLETON — A faith-based experience for youths that features two hours of high energy music, videos, dramas, special effects and comedy is coming to Pendleton.

The Silver Ring Thing is presented by a...

LIMEY PASTOR: Spring is springing

Another season of God is arriving. There is a perceptible tingling down my forearms and down the lower half of my spine – as if life is starting the motor once more time. In my spirit I feel pleasantly restless – as if a call is cooking,...

Everything’s roses with Caledonian games

ATHENA — A white Jacobite Rose imported from Scotland will be planted in Hesketh Rose Garden in Athena City Park.

The flower has been a longtime Scottish symbol of freedom, said Sue Friese, Athena Caledonian Games president. The rose,...

All aboard, train ride offers passenger fun
All aboard, train ride offers passenger fun

Eagle Cap Excursion Train announces 2018 season,

East Oregonian

The Eagle Cap Excursion Train normally kicks off each season with its Mother’s Day Brunch. However, with May 5 landing on a Saturday, they are beginning the season...

Film shares greatest story of circus

BOARDMAN — Ladies and gentlemen, children of all ages, step right up for a viewing of “The Greatest Showman.”

Inspired by the story of P.T. Barnum, the film follows the visionary who rose from nothing to create a mesmerizing...

Bowling tournament benefits The Arc

HERMISTON — If bowling is up your alley, you’re invited to participate in a tournament fundraiser to benefit The Arc Umatilla County.

The event is Saturday at 6 p.m. at Desert Lanes, 1545 N. First St., Hermiston. The cost is $125...

Outdoor sale benefits Agape House

HERMISTON — A parking lot sale offers a chance to purchase reasonably priced items and help support Agape House programs.

You name the price for knick-knacks, clothing items are five for $1 and furniture is as marked. The sale is Saturday...

Quilt project offers seamless process
Quilt project offers seamless process

Every quilt has a story — and the Oregon Quilt Project is piecing together the history of quilts that reside in Oregon.

Entering the final year of the project, volunteers will travel to Eastern Oregon for documentation day events. The...

Storyteller to yuk it up at local libraries

Several local libraries are hosting a musical comedy show featuring Rick Huddle.

As a 5-year-old, the storyteller, musician and theater artist had aspirations to become a clown. Ditching the red nose and floppy shoes, Huddle aims to create...

Fundraising event takes steps to fight multiple sclerosis
Fundraising event takes steps to fight multiple sclerosis

MS walk returns to Pendleton

By TAMMY MALGESINI

East Oregonian

Emily Nash was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis at 10:45 a.m. on July 11, 2012.

“You just don’t forget some things,” the Pendleton woman said.

Irrigon to shine spotlight on citizens

IRRIGON — The Irrigon Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for Time to Shine, the annual citizen recognition banquet.

The event is Friday, April 20 from 5-8 p.m. at Stokes Landing Senior Center, 150 Columbia Lane, Irrigon. Tickets for the...

Tree school offers outdoor topics

BAKER CITY — The public is invited to a one-day event that features 29 unique classes featuring a wide range of forestry and natural resource-related topics.

From birds and bees to wolves and trees, the OSU Baker County Extension Service...

LIMEY PASTOR: Baptism and blessing

Last Easter Sunday my young friend, Deeandra, was baptized. A month away from being 16 years of age, this was a mountaintop moment in her life. A more diligent, more valiant child you could not wish to meet. She is inflamed by the spirit.

She is...

Pastor’s wife encourages regular attendance

HERMISTON — Rev. David Dever and his wife, Debbie, welcome everyone to Hermiston Landmark Missionary Baptist Church.

Some people, Debbie said, only attend church around Easter and Christmas. She encourages community members to participate...

Baptist church offers services, activities

PENDLETON — People are invited to meet Jesus at the Pendleton Baptist Church.

A variety of faith-based services and activities are offered at the church, 3202 S.W. Nye Ave., Pendleton. Sunday Bible classes meet at 9:45 a.m., followed by...

Democrats invited to unite in Hermiston

HERMISTON — Members of the Democratic party are invited to meet with others to discuss relevant issues and candidates.

Living Blue in Hermiston Democratic Party meets the third Sunday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at Desert Lanes, 1545 N.

Internment camp survivor shares story
Internment camp survivor shares story

MISSION — A Portland man, whose family was sent to Minidoka Relocation Center in Idaho during World War II, will share about his experiences at Tamástslikt Cultural Institute.

George Nakata, who made a November presentation at...

Discovery Day offers genealogical help

WALLA WALLA — Encouraging presentations from experts to help people interested in genealogical research is available during Family Discovery Day.

All ages are welcome to the free event Saturday, April 14 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the...

Chocolate Derby benefits Dream Catcher

PENDLETON — Put on your best Kentucky Derby attire and head down to Oregon Grain Growers Brand Distillery for the inaugural Chocolate Derby.

The event, which benefits Dream Catcher Therapeutics of Pendleton, features dinner and a variety...

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