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Meacham sets annual community yard sale

MEACHAM — For a chance to find some treasures or sell items you don’t want, be sure to head to the Meacham Community Yard Sale.

The event is Saturday, Aug. 5 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Oregon Trail Store & Deli parking lot,...

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Ascension camp offers Solar Eclipse Experience

COVE — Situated north of the path of totality for the Aug. 21 solar eclipse, the Ascension Camp & Conference Center is looking at hosting people as a fundraiser for the camp.

The Solar Eclipse Experience will feature lodging (cabins,...

Bible school creates purpose

PENDLETON — Kids are invited to attend the Maker Fun Factory vacation Bible school.

With a theme of “Created by God: Built for a Purpose,” kids ages 5 through 12 are invited to attend. The event runs Monday, July 24 through...

Three-day festival celebrates with pow wow

WALLOWA — The Tamkaliks Pow Wow highlights the history and culture of American Indians through song, dance, ceremony and food.

The public is invited to the event, which kicks off Friday from 1-4 p.m. at the Homeland Project’s...

Group forms to share area history

UKIAH — A group recently formed that plans to document and share the interesting and diverse history of Ukiah, Dale, Granite and the surrounding areas.

The North Fork John Day Historical Society is sponsoring “A Time to...

Strike out against domestic violence

HERMISTON — The public is invited to roll a strike during a bowling event to raise money for a local nonprofit organization.

In its fifth year, the Domestic Violence Services Bowl-A-Thon is Saturday from 6-8 p.m. at Desert Lanes, 1545 N.

The Arc splashes into summer

HERMISTON — An annual barbecue and pool party offers a splashing good time this weekend in Hermiston.

The public is invited to bring a swimsuit, sunscreen and towel and join the fun, while learning more about The Arc Umatilla County. The...

Standing with Standing Rock

PENDLETON — A group continues to meet to weekly throughout the summer in support of Standing Rock.

Standing with Standing Rock, Water, Air and Water Protectors will gather each Saturday from 11 a.m. to noon at Roy Raley Park, 1205 S.W.

Festival brews up craft beer and cider
Festival brews up craft beer and cider

Craft beer and cider tasting, as well as musical entertainment, are featured during this weekend’s Brews by the Blues Festival in Milton-Freewater.

In its third year, the event kicks off Friday from 3-9 p.m. at the Milton-Freewater Jr.

Artist talk features animated print series

PENDLETON — An artist talk and screening is planned Thursday to welcome a London-based artist, author and filmmaker to Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts.

Wuon-Gean Ho is working in the Crow’s Shadow studios through July.

Summer reading builds fun

ECHO — The summer reading program is continuing at the Echo Public Library.

With a theme of “Build A Better World,” activities are Fridays at 2 p.m. The topics for upcoming programs are: Fairies: Make fairy houses (July 21)...

Open house features Heppner’s Advocacy Center

HEPPNER — The public is invited to learn more about Domestic Violence Services’ Advocacy Center in Heppner.

An open house is planned Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the first floor of the Gilliam-Bisbee Building, 120 S. Main...

Plan B features brilliant watercolors
Plan B features brilliant watercolors

When the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and lupus got progressively worse, Kim La Plant went with Plan B.

This past fall, the Hermiston woman, whose art moniker is Ozark Hippie, was sitting outside trying to decide what to do. As her physical...

Mid-week market to feature music

UMATILLA — The Mid-Week Market in Umatilla is welcoming a musical guest Wednesday in Village Square Park.

Pendleton’s James Dean Kindle will play music from 6-8 p.m. during the weekly event. Local vendors will be selling crafts,...

Cory Peterson Band plays familiar tunes

IONE — Coming on the heels of opening for Sunny Ledfurd in Spokane, the Cory Peterson Band is returning to their home turf to perform during Ione Music in the Park.

The frontman for the band is a 2009 Ione High School graduate and the...

It takes a village to make a ruckus
It takes a village to make a ruckus

Featuring everything from Americana, country punk and metal to rock, bluegrass and folk musicians, Ruckus in the Boonies is blasting into Heppner for its fourth year.

The brainchild of Aaron Harris, aka Dog Bite Harris, the home-grown country...

Cunnington to belt out songs during park series

IRRIGON — Known for her sultry vocal tone, Melissa Cunnington is a professional vocalist who studied vocal music in college and has performed in several ensembles for years around the country.

Living and teaching in Milton-Freewater,...

Caledonian Games winners named

ATHENA — Winners for the 2017 Caledonian Games held July 8-9 at Athena City Park included:

Kindle: Q&A with Pendleton native Joel Wayne Bartron
Kindle: Q&A with Pendleton native Joel Wayne Bartron

The Boise based writer Joel Wayne — his full name is Joel Wayne Bartron though he has dropped his last name in his nom de plume due to the frequent misspelling of it by others — will be reading at the Pendleton Center for the Arts on...

River exploration offered for teens

HERMISTON — Teens ages 13-17 are invited to explore the Columbia River with the help of the Army Corps of Engineers and Hermiston Parks and Recreation.

Teen River Exploration Day is Thursday, July 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It includes a...

SAGE Center hosts ice cream event

BOARDMAN — In celebration of National Ice Cream Day, the SAGE Center in Boardman is offering a great deal. All day Sunday, when visitors to the center buy a scoop of Tillamook ice cream, a second scoop is free.

The SAGE Center is located...

The Fire returns to arts center

PENDLETON — A Scottish quartet that’s sold out the Pendleton Center for the Arts with their previous appearances is back again this month. Rebecca Lomnicky, David Brewer and Adam Hendey from The Fire will perform Friday, July 21 at 7...

Redeemer church to celebrate patronal Eucharist

PENDLETON — The Episcopal Church of the Redeemer invites everyone to celebrate an outdoor Eucharist service Sunday celebrating the Feast of the Most Holy Redeemer. The service begins at 10 a.m. on the church’s Second Street lawn at 241...

Bible school shines in Athena

ATHENA — Fun, music, games, crafts, Bible stories and much more are featured during vacation Bible school in Athena.

Kids entering kindergarten trough fifth grade are invited to explore the “Sola System.” The event kicks off...

Oregon East Symphony announces 2017-18 season
Oregon East Symphony announces 2017-18 season

The Oregon East Symphony recently announced its lineup for the 2017-18 concert season.

Conductor Beau Benson and the symphony programming committee will present material ranging from major symphonies from the classical music canon, tone poems,...

Fair exhibitors must pre-register
Fair exhibitors must pre-register

Excitement is in the air as the Umatilla County Fair is gearing up for its inaugural event in its new digs at the Eastern Oregon Trade and Event Center, 1705 Airport Road, Hermiston.

The public is encouraged to make it a great year by entering...

Tamkaliks seeks volunteers, sponsors

WALLOWA — The Tamkaliks Pow Wow, a three-day festival celebrating the history and culture of Northwest Native people through song, dance, ceremony and food, is looking for volunteers to prepare the pow wow grounds. The celebration will be held...

Grants fund youth theatre camp, spots still open

PENDLETON — Youths ages 7-18 can still sign up for the 2017 Summer Youth Theatre Camp offered by College Community Theatre (CCT) at Blue Mountain Community College’s Bob Clapp Theatre.

CCT is the grateful recipient of three grants...

Beat the heat at wading pool

PENDLETON — The wading pool at Til Taylor Park is open for the season.

Intended for use by children 8 and under, kids must be supervised by an adult as there is no lifeguard on duty. The pool is open Monday through Saturdays from noon to...

Adult paint class offers instruction

PENDLETON — Budding artists will have an opportunity to paint Lavender Fields during a special class offered through Pendleton Parks & Recreation.

Participants in the Paint Party for Adults don’t need prior art experience. All...

Expo event connects veterans

REDMOND — Live entertainment, military displays, a food tent, a kids’ area and informational booths are featured at the Veteran Benefit Expo.

Organized by the Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs, more than 75 booths will...