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Blood drive collects 49 units

HERMISTON — The American Red Cross community blood drive held Oct. 16 at Good Shepherd Medical Center drew 52 donors and collected a total of 49 units.

Volunteer Patti Perkins expressed appreciation to the Hermiston Emblem Club for...

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KINDLE: Jezebel’s Mother marries Americana and jazz
KINDLE: Jezebel’s Mother marries Americana and jazz

Fall seems to be bringing with it a cornucopia of new recordings from Northeast Oregon. Last month I touched upon the upcoming debut album by the Ukiah-based singer-songwriter Elwood Haney, and this week I turn my attention to Jezebel’s Mother,...

Tree initiative plan(t)s party

PENDLETON — In recognition of reaching the Plant 1,000 Trees initiative goals, Pendleton Parks & Recreation invites the public to a celebration.

The gathering is Monday from 6-8 p.m. in the Vert Club Room, 345 S.W. Fourth St.,...

Dirt Dabblers meet Monday

PENDLETON — The final Dirt Dabblers Garden Club meeting of the year focuses on giving.

Kathryn Chaney, executive director of Domestic Violence Services, will share about the organization, what it does and how the community can help. The...

American Indian heritage event postponed

PENDLETON — The Indigenous Awareness Rally set for Saturday has been rescheduled.

The free event will feature a pair of films, “Historical Trauma” and “We Shall Remain,” Saturday, Dec. 2 at 1 p.m. at Pendleton...

Heppner church announces Thanksgiving meal

HEPPNER — A free Thanksgiving community dinner is being coordinated by the Elohim Covenant Church in Heppner.

The public is invited to the meal, which is Thursday, Nov. 23 at 1 p.m. at All Saints Episcopal Church, 140 Church St., Heppner.

Kids Klub hosts party

MILTON-FREEWATER — Youths in fifth grade and under are invited to participate in games, prizes, holiday crafts and watch a movie during a Kids Klub event.

The Fall Fun Party is Sunday from 3-5 p.m. at the First Christian Church, 518 S.

Umatilla hosts food drive

UMATILLA — A food drive to collect donations for those in need is planned in Umatilla.

Umatilla residents with door hangers can leave non-perishable food items on their doorstep, which will be picked up by volunteers on Sunday. The event...

Business bazaar offers holiday shopping

STANFIELD — A Holiday Direct Sales Bazaar is being hosted by Fun Fashions Boutique.

A number of vendors will be on hand to offers people convenient holiday shopping all in one place. The event is Saturday from 4-7 p.m. at 165 W. Coe Ave.,...

Wreath makers don’t horse around

LEXINGTON — Participants in a workshop will receive instruction on creating a holiday wreath in the shape of a horse’s head.

The Horse Head Wreath Making session is Sunday from 2-4 p.m. at the Lexington Grange, 66296 Marquardt...

Sinclair pumped up for grand opening

HERMISTON — A grand opening celebration is planned at the new Sinclair Oil in Hermiston.

Formerly a 76 gas station, the location made the switchover last month. Store manager Linda Lancaster invites the public to stop by the gas station...

Fall Festival features craft vendors

CONDON — Arts & crafts, jewelry, face painting and specialty items are among the vendors featured during the Condon Fall Festival.

People are invited to get started on their holiday shopping. The event is Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2...

Holiday season sparkles with ‘Nutcracker’ performances
Holiday season sparkles with ‘Nutcracker’ performances

A holiday favorite, “The Nutcracker” ballet will be presented by local dancers during a trio of shows to help usher in the season.

This year marks the 10th anniversary of performing the Christmas ballet in Pendleton. Presented by...

Community Thanksgiving dinner carves out new venue
Community Thanksgiving dinner carves out new venue

The Community Fellowship Dinner in Hermiston is gearing up for the 2017 season at a new venue.

Due to the construction of a new senior center, the free community Thanksgiving and Christmas meals will be held in the main commons at Hermiston High...

Free community Thanksgiving meals
Free community Thanksgiving meals

Other free Thanksgiving meals

Home health settles into new digs

HEPPNER — The public is invited to stop in to see the new office at Pioneer Memorial Home Health and Hospice.

An open house is planned Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 162 N. Main St., Heppner. Refreshments will be served.

Kindle & the Playboys skate into 10th year
Kindle & the Playboys skate into 10th year

Playing everywhere from dive bars and rodeo arenas to prisons and concert halls, James Dean Kindle & the Eastern Oregon Playboys is celebrating its 10th birthday as a band.

The group is hosting a roller skating party, complete with music and...

Rally features films, drumming

PENDLETON — In observance of Indigenous Peoples Month, an awareness event is planned in Pendleton.

Everyone is welcome to attend the Indigenous Awareness Rally. It features a pair of films, “Historical Trauma” and “We...

Trivia event benefits Heppner Day Care

HEPPNER — Trivial information can result in prizes and fun.

Mr. Bill’s Traveling Trivia Show will help raise money for the Heppner Day Care Friday at 7 p.m. at the Heppner Elks Lodge, 142 N. Main St. The cost is $150 per team...

Recital features student musicians

PENDLETON — The public is invited to tonight’s recital featuring cello students of Loree McKenna.

The free performance is Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Pendleton Center for the Arts, 214 N. Main St. Those playing include Shae and Sage...

Music workshop incorporates sports techniques

HERMISTON — A music teacher enrichment workshop can provide tips and techniques that can help in student learning.

The free session for pianists and piano teachers uses ideas that come through sports as well as research on learning.

Pathfinders offer pancakes to veterans

PENDLETON — A Sunday brunch will provide a free meal for area veterans.

The Pendleton Pathfinders, a local Christian youth organization, will serve a pancake breakfast Sunday from 10 a.m. to noon at Harris Junior Academy, 3121 S.W. Hailey...

WW.Friends brews coffee, conversation

PENDLETON — All area widows and widowers are invited to enjoy dessert and coffee.

WW.Friends meets Sunday at 2 p.m. at 511 N.W. Despain Ave., Pendleton. There is no admission charge.

The group meets each month for friendship and to...

Grief Share focuses on holidays

HERMISTON — Surviving the Holidays is the topic for an upcoming Grief Share in Hermiston.

The faith-based ministry offers encouragement and support after the loss of a spouse, child, family member or friend. Coordinated by Hermiston...

Coffee, crafts and conversation

BOARDMAN — A ladies’ social event will feature drinking coffee and making Christmas crafts.

Coffee and Crafts is Saturday, Nov. 18 from 10 a.m. to noon at the First Baptist Church, 200 S.W. Willow Fork Drive, Boardman. The event is...

Community Fellowship Dinner finds new home

HERMISTON — The Community Fellowship Dinner in Hermiston — which is held on Thanksgiving and Christmas — will serve up free holiday meals in a new location.

Since the senior center is unavailable, the organization’s...

Faith Center offers free Thanksgiving dinners

PENDLETON — Families that may not be able to afford a Thanksgiving dinner this year are encouraged to apply to Faith Center Church, which will again be providing free Thanksgiving dinners for the first 25 families that sign up.


Arts Portal unmasks with cheese

MILTON-FREEWATER — Masks created by Milton-Freewater first graders are featured in the upcoming exhibit at Arts Portal Gallery.

The opening reception for “Say Cheese” is Saturday from 2-4 p.m. at the gallery, 508 N. Main...

Community theater sharpens timing with short comedies
Community theater sharpens timing with short comedies

Razor-sharp wit and unique insight into the human condition take center stage in a collection of several short comedies presented by College Community Theatre.

The 2017-18 season-opener features “All in the Timing” by David Ives.

Sandstone students to stage contemporary classic
Sandstone students to stage contemporary classic

HERMISTON — A modern re-telling of a classic children’s story features the Mad Hatter, the White Rabbit, the Queen of Hearts and a contemporary Alice, complete with a cell phone.

Students from Sandstone Middle School will present...

Documentary slices ‘Psycho’ shower scene

PORTLAND — A new documentary about the shower scene in Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 movie “Psycho” will be screened in Portland.

The film’s title, “78/52,” refers to the number of camera set-ups and...