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Ione begins planning for July 4 event

IONE — Organizers are starting to prepare for the Ione Fourth of July Celebration.

A meeting is set for Wednesday, March 8 at 7 p.m. at Route 74 Restaurant, 350 Highway 74, Ione. Organizers are looking for new ideas and...

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Inland Musicians announce music competition

HERMISTON — The Inland Northwest Musicians is accepting applications for its annual Young Artists Competition.

In its 17th year, the event is Sunday, March 12 at Hermiston High School. The competition is open to young musicians in four...

Oldies night highlights 1962

MILTON-FREEWATER — Take a trip through time when “The Monster Mash,” “The Flying Circle” and “I Sold My Heart to the Junkman” might tumble out of your transistor radio.

BJ the DJ will spin tunes...

AAUW to screen student flicks

PENDLETON — Documentary films created by Griswold High School students will be screened during the upcoming AAUW meeting.

The public is invited to attend the no-host gathering Saturday at 11 a.m. at The Prodigal Son Brewery & Pub, 230...

HHS presents ‘Fiddler on the Roof’
HHS presents ‘Fiddler on the Roof’

Participants and directors, alike, are excited about staging “Fiddler on the Roof” at Hermiston High School.

“Musicals are a lot of fun,” said Sean McClanahan, the school’s band teacher who serves as pit...

Retired educators to meet at St. Anthony

PENDLETON — Information about local healthcare is the topic during the March meeting of the Retired Educators of Umatilla County.

The featured program is “Hospital Updates: New Services, New Providers.” Anyone interested in...

Concert features world melodies

HAINES — Folk music from across the globe is featured during the upcoming Grand Ronde Symphony Association’s Chamber Concert Series.

The enchanting instruments of violin, guitar, mandolin, bass, ukulele and the hammered dulcimer...

Baker City gallery gears up for spring

BAKER CITY — A collection of favorite colorful and bright pieces by regional artists are featured in an exhibit in Baker City.

Let’s Call It Spring also features new chocolate items from Peterson’s Gallery and...

MarchFourth offers kaleidoscope of entertainment

PORTLAND — An explosion of brassy funk, rock and jazz emanates from 15 or so performers during a production by MarchFourth.

Described as a genre-breaking force of entertainment, MarchFourth features musicians, acrobats, stilters and more.

Right to Life director to visit Hermiston
Right to Life director to visit Hermiston

HERMISTON — The Latino outreach director with Oregon Right to Life will present information about the pro-life culture with Latino families.

Margot Loza, a recent graduate of the University of Idaho, was invited by Hermiston Right to Life...

Diaper Dash set for March 4

HERMISTON — A fun walk/run featuring 5K and 10K distances helps provide diapers for people in need.

The Diaper Dash is Saturday, March 4 at 9 a.m. at the Hermiston Church of the Nazarene, 1520 W. Orchard Ave. The entrance fee is a package...

Ecumenical group announces Lent schedule

PENDLETON — Special worship services during the season of Lent are planned in Pendleton.

The Ash Wednesday service, which is March 1, begins at 7 p.m. at Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, 241 S.E. Second St. Rev. Travis Larsen is...

Several churches announce Shrove Tuesday meals

The public is invited to Shrove Tuesday pancake supper meals planned in Athena, Pendleton and Hermiston.

A tradition held on the day before Ash Wednesday, the idea was to use up high calorie, high fat foods, eggs, and milk, to prepare for the...

LIMEY PASTOR: Nightmare of a dreamer
LIMEY PASTOR: Nightmare of a dreamer

My wife, Jeanne and I have been very close to a young man, I shall call “H,” for a number of years. When my wife was very ill a couple of years ago, he befriended us and helped my wife around the house and with her garden and cared very...

Chamber gears up for state basketball tourney

PENDLETON — There’s still time to provide visiting basketball teams with information, coupons and brochures about your business.

Coaches of teams in the 2A state championship basketball tournament will receive a welcome packet.

Open gyms scheduled for no-school days

PENDLETON — Parents of school-age children have another option on no-school days in the form of open gyms offered at the Pendleton Recreation Center, 510 S.W. Dorion Ave.

Supervised physical activity like dodgeball and basketball, table...

Concert features medley of music

LA GRANDE — Original works for the piano and drums are featured in a concert with Seth Kinzie and Andy Steele.

The performance will involve a medley of contemporary, impressionist compositions, and instrumental arrangements of rock and...

Pop-up exhibit features art of Pendleton graduate
Pop-up exhibit features art of Pendleton graduate

A showcase of Erica Hitzman’s recent studio work is featured in “Don’t Blink,” a pop-up exhibition this weekend in La Grande.

The daughter of Dr. Jon and Jacquie Hitzman of Pendleton, the artist is a recent graduate...

Rhythmic Mode hosts 30th annual dance competition
Rhythmic Mode hosts 30th annual dance competition

Dance teams from across the region will compete in this weekend’s Hearts in Motion dance competition.

In its 30th year, Pendleton High School’s Rhythmic Mode dance team hosts the event, which also serves as a fundraiser for the...

Pendleton growth subject of talk

PENDLETON — Larry Lehman, former Pendleton city manager, is the special guest speaker during the Umatilla County Historical Society’s February Terrific Tuesday presentation.

The event is Tuesday, Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. at Heritage...

Driver’s safety class planned in Boardman

BOARDMAN — The AARP Driver’s Safety course teaches defensive driving skills and provide participants with a refresher on the rules of the road.

An upcoming class is available Wednesday, March 1 from 8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the...

Regional high school art show opens Friday

LA GRANDE — Students artwork from high schools across the regional were invited to participate in a show at the Nightingale Gallery at Eastern Oregon University.

Participating artists in the 2017 Eastern Oregon Regional High School Art...

Maiocco to discuss school bond at business lunch

HERMISTON — Fred Maiocco, superintendent of the Hermiston School District, is the guest speaker for the upcoming Hermiston Chamber of Commerce B2B Luncheon.

Maiocco will discuss a potential bond measure that will address enrollment...

Missoula Children’s Theatre shines spotlight on area youths
Missoula Children’s Theatre shines spotlight on area youths

A dazzling array of characters will take the stage during a pair of performances coordinated by the Missoula Children’s Theatre.

A Prince is searching for his Princess within a kingdom of snow during “The Princess and the...

Tourney racks up support for juvenile diabetes research

HERMISTON — An annual pool tournament, raffle, auction and baked goods sale raises money in memory of Michelle “Mush” Monaghan.

In its 15th year, the Mush Memorial serves as a fundraiser for the Juvenile Diabetes Research...

CCT stages musical of biblical proportions
CCT stages musical of biblical proportions

A family-friendly musical with catchy tunes and a coat of many colors will be staged by the College Community Theatre.

“Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” tells the tale of Israel’s favorite son — including...

Breakfast fundraiser supports arts center

IRRIGON — A pancake breakfast to benefit the Irrigon Multicultural Arts Center is planned this weekend.

The meal will be served up Saturday from 7:30-10:30 a.m. at Stokes Landing Senior Center, 195 N.W. Opal Place, Irrigon. The cost is...

Stanfield author sets open house

STANFIELD — With her second book hot off the press, an open house is planned in Hurtyville.

Maria Hurty of Stanfield released “Once upon a Chicken” in October 2016 and “Walter Gets A Puppy” in February 2017.

Agape House holds parking lot sale

HERMISTON — Clothing, furniture, knick-knacks and more will be featured at a parking lot sale Saturday from 8:30-11:30 a.m. at Agape House, 500 W. Harper Road, Hermiston.

Clothing, which will be displayed inside, is three items for $1 for...

KINDLE: Homegrown tunes of Eastern Oregon
KINDLE: Homegrown tunes of Eastern Oregon
Three new albums by local artists
Hermiston Kiwanis offer scholarships

HERMISTON — The Hermiston Noon Kiwanis Club is accepting applications for its Perry Johnson and Russell Dorran post-secondary education scholarships.

Current seniors at Hermiston High School or graduates of Hermiston who are attending...