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Prodigal Son hosts poetry reading

PENDLETON — In recognition of National Poetry Month, a poetry reading is planned in Pendleton.

Shaindel Beers, an English instructor at Blue Mountain Community College, will share her work. The free event is Wednesday, April 26 at 6 p.m.

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Presbyterian Preschool sets open house, registration

PENDLETON — Registration for the 2017-18 school year at the Presbyterian Preschool is coming up.

Families interested in finding out more about the preschool are invited to attend an open house Tuesday, April 25 from 3-5 p.m. or Thursday,...

Condon teen reigns over 70th annual Arlington Jackpot Rodeo
Condon teen reigns over 70th annual Arlington Jackpot Rodeo

The Arlington Saddle Club is excited to have Annika Rietmann reigning as queen during the 70th annual Arlington Jackpot Rodeo.

The 16-year-old Condon teen is the daughter of Ajax ranchers Tom Rietmann and Katie Cook. She is a junior at Condon...

Curvy fashion show includes Hermiston women

PORTLAND — A mother and daughter from Hermiston are featured during a fashion show at a plus-size clothing event.

Described as the largest plus-size consignment event in North America, Curvy Chic Closet offers women an opportunity to...

Altrusa presents Visions of Hope art shows
Altrusa presents Visions of Hope art shows

Altrusa International of Hermiston is hosting a pair of Visions of Hope art events.

An inmate art program sponsored by the nonprofit organization raises money for Otino Waa Children’s Village in Uganda. People can learn more about the...

Library2Go offers easy access

PENDLETON — Patrons of the Pendleton Public Library are invited to learn about how to access materials through technology.

A Learn Library2Go session will provide information on how to download eBooks and audiobooks with a library card.

Class features glass bead-making

PENDLETON — The public has an opportunity to learn bead-making from a master craftsman.

Presented by Pendleton Center for the Arts, Kevin Boylan will guide participants in the safe use of torches to melt and wrap glass rods into...

M-F library hosts multi-talented entertainer

MILTON-FREEWATER — A captivating storyteller who also is a gifted dancer and musician will perform in Milton-Freewater.

Rick Huddle, who specializes in children’s entertainment, will present a free program Thursday, April 27 at 11...

EOU sets traditional luau, show

LA GRANDE — A festive event with traditional food and live entertainment is featured during the annual Island Magic Lu’au and Show at Eastern Oregon University.

Spanning a tradition of 30 years, students in the Polynesian and...

Earth Day event includes science fair, tree giveaway
Earth Day event includes science fair, tree giveaway

In recognition of Earth Day, several activities are planned in Pendleton.

A March for Science kicks off the event Saturday at 11 a.m. at Roy Raley Park, 1205 S.W. Court Ave. Organized by a grassroots group of local people, the event highlights...

Parking lot sale benefits Agape House

HERMISTON — A variety of items are available for purchase during a parking lot sale at Agape House.

Clothing is five items for a dollar, a selection of furniture and bicycles are priced as marked and more than 25 bins of knick-knacks are...

WW.Friends meet for food, fellowship

PENDLETON — All area widows and widowers are invited to a Tostada Feed.

WW.Friends will meet Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. at 511 N.W. Despain Ave., Pendleton. There is no admission charge.

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

EOU board to vote on tuition, other fees

LA GRANDE — The Eastern Oregon University board of trustees will vote on proposed tuition, fees and room/board rates for the 2017-18 school year at its upcoming meeting.

The board also will consider a proposed statement of the...

Student performance to fund field trip

IRRIGON — The Awesomely Creative Theater, a group of talented Irrigon High School students, will present “Diary of Anne Frank.”

Entirely staged and directed by students, the production is Friday, April 21 and Saturday, April...

Renaissance Faire offers family fun

WALLA WALLA — Jousting, theater performances, live music and other performers are featured in the Renaissance Faire at Whitman College.

Hear ye, hear ye: the family-friendly event is free. It is Saturday, April 22 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Earth Day event seeks local talent

PENDLETON — Local musicians are invited to participate in the Earth Day-Community Science Fair.

The free event is Saturday, April 22 from noon to 4 p.m. at Roy Raley Park, 1205 S.W. Court Ave., Pendleton. The entertainment will be...

Student art show features preview night

PENDLETON — Entertainment, highlighting students from the Pendleton School District, is featured during a special preview night of the Student Art Show.

Held in conjunction with the Education Foundation of Pendleton, the event is Tuesday...

Guns & Hoses pitch fundraiser for youth programs

MILTON-FREEWATER — Area firefighters and police officers will raise money to help local youths attend summer programs sponsored by the Walla Walla YMCA.

The Guns and Hoses event kicks off with a silent auction and vendor fair. The event...

Boardman church sets Easter breakfast, message

BOARDMAN — An Easter breakfast will be served at 9:30 a.m. at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 420 Locust Road, Boardman.

The public is invited to attend. There is no charge, but donations will be accepted. The Easter service, presented by...

Grace Baptist hosts Passover meal, Easter service

PENDLETON — Grace Baptist Church invites the public to join them during Easter weekend activities at the church, 2809 S.W. Goodwin Ave., Pendleton.

Special events include a Passover-type meal Friday at 6:30 p.m. Lamb will be provided,...

Easter service shines on Hermiston Butte

HERMISTON — A sunrise Easter sunrise worship service is planned Sunday at 6:30 a.m. on the Hermiston Butte.

People are encouraged to dress according to the weather and wear sturdy shoes. For more information, call 541-567-3002.

Catholic church presents Stations of the Cross

HERMISTON — A re-enactment of the Easter story of Jesus begins Friday at noon in the parking lot at Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church, 565 W. Hermiston Ave.

A yearly Good Friday tradition, Living Stations of the Cross, is a dramatic...

‘The Passion’ shares story of Jesus

PENDLETON — A musical drama portraying the last week of the life of Jesus Christ is featured in a program during Easter weekend.

“The Passion” will be presented Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. at Pendleton Baptist Church, 3202...

Young Life announces upcoming fundraisers

PENDLETON — A Pendleton Young Life fundraiser is teaming up with Abby’s Legendary Pizza.

A portion of the proceeds from food sales Tuesday, April 18 from 5-8 p.m. will go to the faith-based organization. People who are eating at...

Banquet shines on Irrigon

IRRIGON — The Irrigon Citizen Recognition Banquet honors the people and businesses that make the town a special place to live and work.

People are invited to help celebrate during Time to Shine. The event is Friday, April 21 from 5-8 p.m.

NARFE seeks new members

PENDLETON — April is membership month for the National Association of Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) and the local 2115 branch is seeking federal employees, working or retired, to join the association.

Thursday’s monthly meeting...

Local author to address Weston library friends

WESTON — The annual membership meeting of the Friends of Weston Library will feature a presentation by Dr. John Groupe.

A columnist and author of the book “My Eastern Oregon,” Groupe will speak and share slides of hunting...

Red Cross announces area blood drives

People can give the gift of life through an American Red Cross blood drive.

Donations of all blood types are needed. To donate, people need to be in good health, at least 17 years old (16 with parental consent) and weigh at least 110...

Altrusa celebrates century of service
Altrusa celebrates century of service

A century of working together to create better communities is being recognized as Altrusa International commemorates its 100-year anniversary.

As two of the largest clubs in District Twelve — which encompasses Oregon, Washington, Montana...

Stanfield library hosts book sale

Books, DVDs, audiobooks and more are available at the Stanfield Public Library book sale.

The event began Monday and runs through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 180 W. Coe Ave., Stanfield.


Random knowledge rules at trivia challenge

PENDLETON — Food, trivia and an auction will provide an evening of fun while raising money for the Umatilla County Historical Society.

Trivia Games: Eat, Drink and Play Trivia is Saturday from 6-8 p.m. in the Roy Raley Room on the...