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HHS class of 1972 meets June 17

HERMISTON — An evening of laughter, fun and nostalgia will celebrate the 45th year since the Hermiston High School class of 1972 graduated.

Classmates are encouraged to come and catch up with friends. The gathering is Saturday, June 17 at...

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Class addreses challenging behaviors

MISSION — A free class will provide information for people caring for an aging Oregonian who exhibits challenging behaviors.

Presented by Oregon Care Partners, Navigating Challenging Behaviors: Strengthening Communications Skills is...

Special service offers “hymnspiration”

HERMISTON — The public is invited to an evening of singing old hymns with new and old friends.

The Hymnspiration is Sunday, June 4 from 5-6 p.m. at Victory Baptist Church, 193 E. Main St. Hermiston. The gathering is the last one until...

Redeemer church celebrates Feast of Pentecost

PENDLETON — Episcopal Church of the Redeemer is celebrating the Feast of Pentecost.

Referred to as the “birthday of the church,” the service will include a group of readers who will join the lector in presenting Acts 2:1-21.

New Hope presents sexuality seminar

HERMISTON — A special seminar for parents and those working with youths will highlight our culture’s fascination with sexuality.

The session will address how to have important conversations with youths about gender, social media,...

Echo production splashes down May 31
Echo production splashes down May 31

ECHO — Students from Echo Middle School have been swimming into the spring season as they prepare for a production of “The Little Mermaid.”

The familiar Disney musical will be staged Wednesday, May 31 at 6 p.m. in the...

Library experiments with science night

PENDLETON — An array of scientific tools and experiments are planned during the Family Science Night.

The free event is Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Pendleton Public Library, 502 S.W. Dorion Ave. All ages are welcome to attend and...

Fundraiser features original musical

IONE — The Ione Community School will present an original musical to raise money for the district’s music program.

“Good Times at the Cardinal Diner,” which also features a lasagna dinner, is Wednesday and Thursday at...

Golf tournament raises money for cancer recovery

Kick’n Cancer New Beginnings raised $13,500 at its fifth annual golf tournament Saturday, May 13.

The tournament at Pendleton Country Club drew 19 4-person teams.

The money raised goes to fund the New Beginnings Spirit program,...

Free festival features more than 100 acts

COTTAGE GROVE — A free, all-ages entertainment festival highlights more than 100 regional acts.

The People’s Pick Local Music Showcase is June 30 through July 1 at Bohemia Park & Amphitheater. The 14-acre pet-friendly heritage...

Showstoppers includes HHS violinist

LA GRANDE — The Showstoppers concert of the Grande Ronde Symphony Orchestra includes tunes from movies and the world of rock.

The performance also features the winners of the concerto-aria competition, including Sidney Tovey, a junior...

Art show features paintings on Plexiglas

BAKER CITY — The artwork of Brian Sostrom remains on display at Crossroads Carnegie Art Center through Saturday, May 27.

The Carnation, Washington, man’s exhibit features acrylic paintings on Plexiglas titled “Western...

Cultural coalition accepts grant proposals

The Morrow County Cultural Coalition is accepting proposals for groups or projects that related to literary, historical preservation, visual and performing arts, humanities or cultural organizations.

The coalition, with funding through the...

Local dancers to present ballet performance

PENDLETON — The Jr Jam Ballet will present a fully narrated version of the Russian fairy tale “The Firebird,” along with “Aurora’s Wedding” from “The Sleeping Beauty.”

Julie Sneden-Carlson...

Feves gallery features student artwork

PENDLETON — A variety of two-dimensional and three-dimensional pieces are currently on display at the Betty Feves Memorial Gallery.

The Student Art Show features drawings, paintings, sculptures, ceramics and photography. The work of Blue...

Special grief camp accepting applications

WALLA WALLA — A camp that specializes in providing a weekend experience is available for grieving children ages 7-14.

Camp Amanda programs help kids begin to talk about their feelings related to a death of someone special and teaches them...

Funfest seeks vendors

HERMISTON — As Hermiston prepares to celebrate the 12th annual Funfest, organizers are seeking vendors for the July 8 event.

Debbie Pedro, Hermiston Chamber of Commerce executive director, said last year’s event attracted more than...

Nazarene church hosts Ugandan Kids Choir

HERMISTON — The Ugandan Kids Choir will perform in Hermiston.

The public is invited to experience the unique worship experience. The 10-child choir will present traditional rhythmic dances and songs of Africa Sunday, May 28 at 10:30 a.m.

Baptist church hosts movie night

BOARDMAN — A movie about a high-powered executive who meets an angel is featured during family movie night in Boardman.

“What If?” focuses on Ben Walker, who left his girlfriend and ministry calling for a business...

Wine tasting benefits Catholic Daughters scholarships

HERMISTON — A wine tasting event raises money for the Catholic Daughters of America Marilyn Harris Memorial Scholarship Fund.

The event is Saturday from 6:30-8 p.m. at The Bistro at Bellinger’s, 1823 S. Highway 395, Hermiston.

Senior center hosts moving sale

HERMISTON — A moving sale is planned by the Hermiston Senior Center.

Among the items available are desks, kitchen utensils, cabinets, shelves and chairs. The sale is Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the senior center, 435 W.

Silent auction benefits inmate education program

PENDLETON — Hand-crafted wood created by the Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution wood shop program will be up for bid during a silent auction.

Items include a wall clock, a boot bench, iron furniture items and a metal backyard fire...

Hermiston pool offers private swim lessons

HERMISTON — The Hermiston Family Aquatic Center is now taking online registrations for 2017 private swim lessons.

The cost for a 25-minute session is $18 for Hermiston residents and $23 for non-residents. The fee for 10 sessions, which...

Star Party highlights Jupiter

PRINEVILLE — The King of Planets, Jupiter, is the highlight of the annual Star Party at Prineville Reservoir State Park.

Jupiter will share the night sky with colorful star clusters, nebulae — interstellar clouds of dust and gases...

Medical grants available for Oregon children

The UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation is accepting grant applications from Oregon families in need of financial assistance to help pay for their child’s medical needs.

Qualifying families can receive up to $5,000 per grant...

Health fair features fiesta, fun
Health fair features fiesta, fun

Food, fun and health information is available during the Fiesta de Salud of Hermiston.

In its second year, the family-friendly health fair is designed as an outreach to introduce people to resources available in the community and at Mirasol...

Cancer fundraiser offers doggone fun
Cancer fundraiser offers doggone fun

A special meal honoring cancer survivors is featured during the seventh annual Bark for Life.

Organizer Jennifer Pittam said the group decided to add the meal since Hermiston won’t be hosting a Relay for Life event this year. To save...

Symphony mixes it up with weekend fundraiser
Symphony mixes it up with weekend fundraiser

The annual fundraiser of the Oregon East Symphony offers specialty cocktails, local beer and wine, a meal of hearty hors d’oeuvres (with barbecued pulled pork) and a live and Dutch auction.

Of course, a symphony fundraiser...

Presentation shines light on eclipse

HERMISTON — Author and artist Nancy Coffelt will share about the total solar eclipse that will occur on Aug. 21 during a presentation at the Hermiston Public Library.

Using her “The Big Eclipse” book and easy craft projects,...

Clothes, furniture, knick-knacks, oh my

HERMISTON — A Parking Lot Sale to benefit Agape House will feature a variety of items.

Clothing is five items for a dollar, furniture is priced as marked and more than 20 bins of knick-knacks are you-name-the-price. The sale is Saturday...

Bake sale benefits Umatilla Museum

UMATILLA — A bake sale is planned at the Umatilla Museum Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 911 Sixth St.

The public is encouraged to stop by, check out the exhibits and purchase some home-baked goods to help support museum operations.