Kids Stuff


Story Time

10 a.m. Mondays

Athena Public Library

418 E. Main St., Athena

This is a chance for toddlers to learn to listen, socialize, do crafts and participate in ready-to-read activities. For more information call 541-566-2470.

Craft Time with Terri (elementary students)

3:30-4:30 p.m. Mondays

Pendleton Public Library

502 S.W. Dorion Ave.,?Pendleton


Preschool Story Time with Kimbra

10:30 a.m. Wednesdays

Pendleton Public Library

502 S.W. Dorion Ave.,?Pendleton


Teen Knitting Club

3:30-4:30 p.m. Thursdays

Pendleton Public Library

502 S.W. Dorion Ave., Pendleton

Dec. 12

Kids? Day at Pendleton Grain Growers

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 12

Pendleton Grain Growers

1000 S.W. Dorion Ave. in Pendleton or at Corner of First and Orchard in Hermiston or at

Main Street location in Athena or at 217 E. Broadway in Milton-Freewater

Dec. 15

Teen Advisory Board meeting

4-5 p.m. Dec. 15

Pendleton Public Library

502 S.W. Dorion Ave., Pendleton

Dec. 17

Teen photo editing workshop

6 p.m. Dec. 17

Pendleton Public Library

502 S.W. Dorion Ave., Pendleton


Teen Game Night

8 p.m. Dec. 17

Boardman Public Library

200 S. Main St., Boardman

For more information call Marsha at 541-481-3365.


Pendleton Ice Rink

For specific times and dates see below

Roy Raley Park

1205 S.W. Court Ave.


Admission is $1.50 with your own skates, $2.50 if renting. Weather permitting the rink will be open as follows:

December and January: Open skate 3-7 p.m. Monday through Friday except for 3-6 p.m. Thursday; noon- 8 p.m. Saturday and noon-7 p.m. Sunday.

February: Weekends only, closing for the season on Feb. 15.

The rink will be closed for the Living Nativity on Dec. 14 and on Christmas Day. Christmas Eve skating is from noon to 3 p.m.

Thursdays are Family Day and skating costs only $10 per family including admission, skate rental and hot chocolate.

Free ice skating lessons are offered by Linda Harries and Jonathan Davidson from 6-7 p.m. Dec. 4, 11 and 18 and Jan. 8, 15 and 22.

Through Dec. 20

Festival of Lights and Holiday Bazaar

Weekends now through Dec. 20

5-9 p.m. Friday and Saturday

5-8 p.m. Sunday

Umatilla County Fairgrounds

425 W. Orchard Ave.

Enjoy the lighted displays and the bazaar. Choirs and musical groups will perform. Donations of items are welcomed by the bazaar.


Tour of the Bethlehem Village

5-9 p.m. Dec. 11, 12 and 13

Hermiston Seventh-day Adventist Church

855 W. Highland Ave.

The 20-minute tours will run throughout the evening. For more information call Sheila at 541-720-9315.

Dec. 13

Community Christmas Dinner

4-6:30 p.m. Dec. 13

Heppner Senior Center

293 N. Gale St.


A ham dinner with all the trimmings will be served. This is free and everyone is welcome. The dinner is sponsored by Heppner Christian Church. For more information call 541-676-9209.

16th annual Light Up a Light Memory Tree

7 p.m. Dec. 13 lighting ceremony

Tree on display through Dec. 27

Second floor

Pendleton City Hall

502 S.W. Dorion Ave.

At the lighting ceremony, candles will be gathered so people can remember a loved one no longer here during the holidays. To purchase a light on the tree and a message for the Memory Wall, take a $5 donation to the Pendleton Chamber of Commerce, 501 S. Main St. All proceeds from this event are contributed to the community through charitable organizations and local causes.

Dec. 14

Hip Hop master classes

6-7 p.m. (intermediate)

7-8:30 p.m. (advanced) Dec. 14

The Elite Cheer & Dance Center

8382 West Gage Boulevard

Kennewick, Wash.


The cost is $35 per class or $60 for both. The registration form can be found at For more information call the Elite Center at 509-783-5700.

Dec. 15

Dennis Dauble Book Signing

3-5 p.m. Dec. 15

Armchair Books

39 S.W. Dorion Ave.


Dauble will be signing copies of ?Fishes of the Columbia Basin.? For more information call 541-276-7323.

Dec. 17

Celebrate Heppner

6 p.m. Dec. 17

Heppner Elks Lodge

142 N. Main St.

Holders of reward cards may enter them in a drawing for prizes. For more information call 541-676-5536.

Dec. 19

Oregon Ballet Theatre presents ?The Nutcracker?

2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 19, 21-23 and 26

1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Dec. 13 and 20

7:30 p.m. Dec. 17 and 18

Noon Dec. 24, 1 p.m. Dec. 27

Keller Auditorium

222 S.W. Clay, Portland

This is the only West coast production of George Balanchine?s 1954 classic. Tickets start at $21.75 and may be purchased at or by calling 800-745-3000.

White Eagle Grange All You Can Eat Breakfast

7-10 a.m. Dec. 19

Grange Hall

Highway 395 between Pendleton

and Pilot Rock

There?s a suggested donation of $5 per person and $3 for children aged 6-12. Children 5 and younger eat free. For more information call Gail at 541-276-3778.



?A Christmas Carol?

7 p.m. Dec. 11 and 12 and 17-19

Pendleton High School auditorium

1800 N.W. Carden Ave., Pendleton

The award-winning Pendleton Players stage this energetic stage presentation of the classic tale by Charles Dickens. Tickets, at the door, are $6.

?It?s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play?

7 p.m. Dec. 11 and 12

Riverside High School

210 Boardman Ave., Boardman

Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for students and senior citizens and will be sold at the door. For more information call Sheila at 541-481-2525.

Music & Entertainment


Dr. Brown

and Prime Rib Night

6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays

Backstage Bistro

230 E. Main St.

Walla Walla, Wash.


A Night Out with Carolyn

6-8 p.m. Thursdays

Crabby?s Underground


220 S.W. First St.


Carolyn Mildenberger entertains with her prowess on the piano. For more information call 541-276-8118.

All Ages Rock Band Nights

6-9 p.m. Every Thursday

Cadillac Jack?s

1703 SW Emigrant

Prizes and gifts available every week, with special prizes for winning challenges and duels.

Wildhorse Comedy Jam

8 p.m. Thursdays

Wildfire Cabaret

Wildhorse Resort & Casino

72777 Highway 331


There?s no cover charge. The comics for Dec. 17 are Michael Agostini and Lisa Myers.


Piano music in the lounge

7 p.m. Friday and Saturday nights

The Oasis Lounge

85698 Highway 339




Bluegrass jam session

4 p.m. every Saturday

Great Pacific Wine

and Coffee Company

403 S. Main St., Pendleton



Inland Northwest Musicians

Holiday Concert

7 p.m. Dec. 11

Ukiah School

208 Hill St.

A selection of holiday music will be performed by the orchestra and chorale. Admission is free, donations are tax-deductible and welcome. Refreshments will be served. For more information call 541-289-4696.

Romagossa Blu

(blues/reggae fusion)

8-11 p.m. Dec. 11

($5 cover)

Sapolil Cellars

15 E. Main St.

Walla Walla, Wash.

Chase and the Reach (R&B)

8 p.m. Dec. 11 and 12

Wildfire Cabaret

Wildhorse Resort & Casino

72777 Highway 331


Dec. 12

Inland Northwest Musicians

Holiday Concert

7 p.m. Dec. 12

4 p.m. Dec. 13

Echo Community Center

Echo City Hall

20 S. Bonanza

This program of holiday music is free, but people must have tickets, which they may obtain by calling 541-289-4696. Tax-deductible donations are welcomed. Refreshments will be served.

Dec. 13

Holiday Music Festival

3:15 p.m. Dec. 13

Vert Auditorium

400 S.W. Dorion Ave.


The groups performing include the Oregon East Symphony Chorale, A-Sharp Players, Preludes, Young Voices of Eastern Oregon and the Pendleton Men?s Chorus conducted by William Mayclin. Tickets are $16 and $20 and are available at the OES office, 345 S.W. Fourth St.; Armchair Books, 39 S.W. Dorion Ave.; or at the door.

Christmas Cantata

4 p.m. Dec. 13

Ingle Chapel

85372 Highway 339

6 p.m. Dec. 13

First Christian Church

518 S. Main St.


Tom Fettke?s ?An Evening in December? will be performed by the combined choirs of Ingle Chapel and First Christian churches. For more information call 541-938-3854.

Dec. 14

Holiday Music Concert

7 p.m. Dec. 14

Pioneer Hall Theatre

Blue Mountain

Community College

2411 N.W. Carden Ave.


The BMCC choir, guitar ensemble, Catlin Martin and the BMCC vocal quartet will perform. Admission is free and everyone is welcome.

Dec. 18

Gimme Some Lovin? Blues Brothers Tribute

8 p.m. Dec. 18 and 19

Wildfire Cabaret

Wildhorse Resort & Casino

72777 Highway 331


There?s no cover charge. The show features the music of Johnny Cash, Conway Twitty, Merle Haggard and George Strait.

Dr. Mark Brown

Pre-holiday Fest (blues)

8-11 p.m. Dec. 18

Sapolil Cellars

15 E. Main St.

Walla Walla, Wash.

No cover charge.

Dec. 20

Home For Christmas Concert

7 p.m. Dec. 20

Toyota Center

7000 W. Grandridge


Kennewick, Wash.

Tickets are $17, $27 and $37 and are available at and at the box office.


Dec. 12

30th Annual St. Mary?s Bazaar

9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 12

St. Mary?s Catholic Church

800 S.E. Court Ave.


Craft vendors will display their wares and brunch, lunch and dessert will be available for purchase. Admission is $1. All proceeds support St. Mary?s Community Outreach.

Christmas Craft Bazaar

9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 12

Bethel Assembly of God fellowship hall

1909 Airport Road, Pendleton

Dec. 13

Christmas Bazaar and Soup Supper

11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 13

Harris Junior Academy

3121 S.W. Hailey Ave., Pendleton

Craft items will be for sale. Soup, bread, beverage and dessert are $5 per person. For more information call 541-276-0615.

Holiday Open House

6-8 p.m. Dec. 14

613 S.W. Frazer Ave., Pendleton

Crafts, jewelry, handbags and skin care products are among the items for sale. There will also be refreshments, music and door prizes.

Art museums, Galleries & Workshops


Coffee and Books

10 a.m. every Monday

Pendleton Public Library

meeting room

500 S.W. Dorion Ave.

Coffee and Cookies

10-11:30 a.m. every Monday

Stanfield Public Library

180 W. Coe Ave.

Knitters @ Pendleton Public Library

6-7:30 p.m. every Monday

Pendleton Public Library meeting room

500 S.W. Dorion Ave.


Cards, Crafts and Coffee

10 a.m. to noon


Helen McCune Recreation

Center Foundation Room

503 S.W. Emigrant Ave.


Dec. 12

Artists? Reception

1-3 p.m. Dec. 12

Suncatcher Studio & Fine


508 N. Main St.


Refreshments will be served. For more information call 541-938-6379.

Dec. 15

Art House Writers

5-6 p.m. Dec. 15

Pendleton Center for the Arts kitchen

214 N. Main St.


Participants in this community writing group are encouraged to bring a short piece of writing.

For more information contact Mary Thouvenel at


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