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Banff film festival presents local screenings

WALLA WALLA — People can see a collection of the best films from the Banff Mountain Film Festival during a World Tour stop in Walla Walla.

An international film competition, it includes a presentation of short films and documentaries...

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Grange postpones Saturday breakfast

PENDLETON — This weekend’s all-you-can-eat breakfast at White Eagle Grange has been rescheduled.

Gail Wilson said there aren’t enough volunteers to hold the event. The breakfast will be Saturday, Jan. 28 from 6-10 a.m. at...

Boardman to recognize community

BOARDMAN — A night of food, fun and casino games is featured during the Boardman Chamber of Commerce Community Awards Banquet.

The Greek-style event is Friday, Feb. 10 at 6 p.m. at the Port of Morrow Riverfront Center, 2 Marine Drive,...

Ciao! Italy

HERMISTON — A trip overview for an Italian adventure will be presented through Chamber Explorations.

The once-in-a-lifetime experience is Oct. 17-26. Ryan Campbell of Chamber Explorations will share about the itinerary, which includes...

Student anthology seeks submissions

PORTLAND — The deadline for student art, photography, poetry and prose is Jan. 31 for an anthology created by a Portland-based conservation organization.

“Honoring Our Rivers” seeks submissions from kindergarten through...

Oregon Humanities program starts conversation

The Conversation Project brings Oregonians together to discuss important and challenging issues and ideas

More than 90 free programs will take place in communities around the state this winter and spring. Programs presented in Umatilla County...

Library seeks friends members

HERMISTON — People who enjoy books and libraries are encouraged to join the Friends of the Hermiston Public Library.

The group meets quarterly and assists the library by raising money through the annual book sale and periodic basket...

Ione FFA hosts fundraisers

IONE — An Apple watch is being raffled off to benefit the Ione FFA and the Ione Cardinal Booster Club

Donated by the Port of Morrow, tickets are $5 each or five for $20. Tickets can be purchased from FFA or booster club members during...

Nine-week course provides financial help

PENDLETON — A Biblically based training series that provides assistance with budgeting, investing, retirement and giving is being offered in Pendleton.

Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University starts Thursday, Feb. 2 at 6:30 p.m. at the...

House of Hope reaches out to homeless

HERMISTON — People interested in helping the homeless are invited to attend an upcoming House of Hope board meeting.

Currently based out of Desert Rose Ministries — 512 E. Main St., Hermiston — House of Hope is looking to...

Faith-based conference pursues inspiration

HERMISTON — Special speakers, music and more are featured during the Pursuit Conference.

In its fourth year, the free event provides inspiration for people in spreading the message about God’s love. Everyone is welcome, regardless...

After-school program features crafts, life skills

HEPPNER — Kids are invited to participate in art projects, singing, life skills and a family dinner in an after-school program offered the last Monday of each month.

Organized by the Heppner United Methodist Church, it’s open to...

Weather forces school closures, meeting changes

Inclement weather has once again resulted in cancellations or postponements of school days and scheduled meetings. They include (as of 9:30 p.m. Tuesday):

• Schools in the following cities are canceled on Wednesday, Jan. 18: Umatilla,...

Third Thursday dining benefits PAWS

PENDLETON — People can enjoy a meal and help raise money for the Pendleton Animal Welfare Shelter during a year-long promotion between the nonprofit organization and local restaurants.

During the Third Thursday for PAWS, diners are...

Winter Reading Program offers prizes

HERMISTON — The Hermiston Public Library is providing an incentive for teens who read — a chance to win prizes.

Teenagers who read books and write three reviews during the Winter Reading Program will receive an entry into a...

Photos on display at Hermiston library

HERMISTON — January is the one-year anniversary of the Hermiston Public Library’s Photography Club.

To celebrate, some of the best photos from the year are on display throughout the month. The library is open Monday through...

Grange serves all-you-can-eat breakfast

PENDLETON — A hearty meal featuring a variety of breakfast fare will be served to order at White Eagle Grange.

The all-you-can-eat breakfast is Saturday from 6-10 a.m. at 43828 White Eagle Road, located off Highway 395 between Pendleton...

Kids can kick up their heels during special dances
Kids can kick up their heels during special dances

Tickets are still available for a pair of special dances presented by Pendleton Parks & Recreation.

The Mother and Son Dance is Saturday from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at the Pendleton Recreation Center, 510 S.W. Dorion Ave.; and the Daddy Daughter...

New gymnastics classes start soon

PENDLETON — A new eight-week gymnastics session will begin the week of Jan. 30 through Pendleton Parks & Recreation.

Classes are available for ages 18 months through 12 years. The fees vary depending on the length of the class. A new...

Farm Bureau announces scholarship program

PENDLETON — The Umatilla-Morrow County Farm Bureau (UMCFB) is announcing the introduction of their scholarship program for sophomore and junior students currently attending any school of higher education with an interest in entering into the...

Library district meeting canceled

IRRIGON — The Oregon Trail Library District meeting scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 18 at the Irrigon Library has been canceled. The meeting will be rescheduled at a later date.

Relay combines Pendleton, Hermiston events
Relay combines Pendleton, Hermiston events

Organizers for Relay for Life encourage people throughout Umatilla County to participate in planning its 2017 event.

Due to a larger focus on money for research, the American Cancer Society is reducing the number of relay fundraising events. The...

Cannon to address EOU trustees

LA GRANDE — Ben Cannon, executive director of the Higher Education Coordinating Commission, will discuss its strategic plan for Oregon higher education during the Eastern Oregon University’s board of trustees meeting.

Open to the...

Art display features Paul Lubeck

PENDLETON — Describing himself as more of a “designer” than an “artist,” the artwork of Paul Lubeck is on display at the Pendleton Public Library.

An artist’s reception is set for Thursday at 6 p.m. at...

Free seminar highlights senior caregiving

PENDLETON — Information on the importance for caretakers in taking care of their own health and well-being is part of the free Caregiver Support Educational Seminar Series.

Offered in partnership with Prestige Senior Living and St.

Arts center hosts MLK Day of Service
Arts center hosts MLK Day of Service

As part of Maintenance Month at Pendleton Center for the Arts, the organization is participating in the MLK Day of Service.

Each year, the arts center staff sets aside January to spruce up the building. While it’s still open for students...

Walla Walla theater stages flop hit

WALLA WALLA — A Mel Brooks musical skewers Broadway traditions and takes no prisoners as it proudly proclaims itself an “equal opportunity offender!”

“The Producers” features a down-on-his-luck Broadway...

French Troubadour requires no translation
French Troubadour requires no translation

French singer/songwriter Eric John Kaiser is preparing to introduce “Parisian Americana” to Pendleton.

Kaiser’s tour is functioning as a release showcase for his fifth album, “Made in Gaspésie.” Recorded...

Reggae festival offers big tings
Reggae festival offers big tings

MARCOLA — Hey mon, listen up — super early bird passes are available for the 13th annual Northwest World Reggae Festival.

Set for July 28-30 at a Marcola farm (about 20 miles northeast of Eugene), the family-friendly outdoor event...

Off-Broadway show offers boatloads of fun
Off-Broadway show offers boatloads of fun

WALLA WALLA — A mixture of “Pirates of the Caribbean” meets “Whose Line is it Anyway?” with a splash of Monty Python, Gilbert & Sullivan and Mad Libs offers an evening full of yo ho hos.

“The...

Potluck gathering invites adults 55+

HERMISTON — People who are 55 and older are invited to a special event at the Hermiston Church of the Nazarene.

The 55+ Potluck is Sunday, Jan. 22 at 4 p.m. in the church’s ministry center, 1520 W. Orchard Ave., Hermiston. People...