The EO publishes a list of coming events as space allows. It?s posted each Monday at All items are assumed free, nonprofit and open to the public unless otherwise noted. Coming events items should be submitted well in advance to Calendar c/o East Oregonian, 211 S.E. Byers Ave., Pendleton, OR 97801 or


LAST DAY TO PURCHASE TICKETS FOR THE UMATILLA DISTINGUISHED CITIZENS BANQUET to be held at 6 p.m. Friday, June 12 at the Desert River Inn, 705 Willamette Ave., Umatilla. Reservations are required. Dinner tickets are $20, Wacky Walleye auction and recognition ceremony. Attendees may also purchase a $5 ticket for dessert, the auction and awards. Call 541-922-4825 for more information.

FIRST FRIDAY @ TAMASTSLIKT, 1-5 p.m., Tamastslikt Cultural Institute, 72789 Highway 331, Pendleton. Blue Mountain Wildlife will present a program on the theme of eagles. Program is free and open to the public; free admission to the museum exhibits today also. Call Susan Sheoships at 541-966-9748 for more information.

PENDLETON FARMER?S MARKET, 4 p.m. to dusk, 300 block Main Street (between Dorion and Emigrant avenues). Community booths, vendors, and food and cooking demonstrations. The Farmer?s Market continues through Oct. 9. Visit for more information.

CRUISE FOR KIDS FRIDAY NIGHT CRUISE, 7-10:30 p.m., classic cars and motorcycles will ?cruise the gut? between Les Schwab Tire Center and Eastside Market, in Hermiston. Special cruise awards and prizes at turn arounds. Call 541-571-1573, 541-289-7414 or 800-867-2351 for more information.

PIONEER PICNIC QUEEN CORONATION, 7 p.m., Memorial Hall, 210 E. Main St., Weston. Refreshments will be served. Call Bernice Charlton at 541-566-3748 for more information.

OLDIES NITE @ THE LIBRARY, 7:30-10:30 p.m., Milton-Freewater Public Library, 8 S.W. 8th St. BJ the DJ spins ?graduation day? hits from 1955 through 1985. Admission is free and the program is suitable for all ages. Call Bob Jones at 541-938-8246 for more information.

HIGHWAY 4, 8 p.m., Wildfire Cabaret at Wildhorse Resort & Casino, 72777 Highway 331, Pendleton. Classic rock & blues. No cover.


PIONEER PICNIC, 6-9 a.m., firemen?s breakfast; 7 a.m., Marilyn Jensen Bike Ride registration; 8 a.m., bike ride begins; 10 a.m., parade; 11 a.m., barbecue lunch and kid?s games begin; 12 noon, park pavilion entertainment; 12:30 p.m., wiener dog races; 1 p.m., queen and grand marshal introduced; 1:30 p.m.., kid?s games in the park; 2 p.m., rooster crow contest; 6:30 p.m., alumni banquet. Events held on Main Street, Charles Elliott Park and Memorial Hall, Weston. Call Tim Crampton at 541-566-3737 for more information.

WHITE EAGLE GRANGE ?ALL YOU CAN EAT? BREAKFAST, 7-10 a.m., Grange Hall, between Pendleton and Pilot Rock on Highway 395 South. Suggested donation of $5 for adults, $3 for ages 6-12, free for under 6. Call Gail Wilson at 541-276-3778 for more information.

PANCAKE BREAKFAST, 7-10 a.m., Stanfield Community Center, 222 W. Roosevelt St. Cost is $4 for adults, $2 for children.

PIONEER 5K FUN RUN & WALK, 7 a.m. registration opens, run/walk begins 8 a.m., Sixth Avenue and Main Street, downtown Milton-Freewater. Participants may register the day of the event for $20 (includes T-shirt) or $10 run only. Awards will be given in each age group; drawings will be held after the run for prizes. Register online at or at Saager?s Shoe Shop, 613 N. Main St., Milton-Freewater. All proceeds benefit Milton-Freewater high school athletics. Call Kelly Smith at 541-938-5162 for more information.

ATHENA CANCER WALK, 7:30 a.m., registration; 8 a.m., walk, Athena City Park. Registration fee is $15, with water and T-shirts provided. Proceeds from the event will go to Providence St. Mary?s ?Special Patient Needs Fund? and is used for people who can?t afford their medications, travel expenses and food. For more information, contact Teri Smith at, 541-566-2564 or 541-310-9232.

CRUISE FOR KIDS SHOW AND SHINE, 7:30 a.m., registration; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., viewing of classic cars and motorcycles, Nookies Sports Bar, 125 N. First St., Hermiston. Event includes special awards, prizes and a silent auction. Registration of $25 includes baby back ribs meal and T-shirt. Call 541-571-1573, 541-289-7414 or 800-867-2351 for more information.


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