FRIDAY, NOV. 8

VETERANS BREAKFAST, 8-11 a.m., Blue Mountain Community College student union, 2411 N.W. Carden Ave., Pendleton. Local veterans and their families are invited to attend. Free. (Austin Shick 541-278-5967)

SMART DRIVER CLASS, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Blue Mountain Community College, 311 N. Columbia Ave., Milton-Freewater. Learn strategies for safe driving, adjustments for age-related driving issues, the latest rules of the road and more. Cost is $15 for AARP members (bring card) or $20 for non-members. Lunch is on your own. Registration required. (541-938-4082)

”TIMBER CULTURE” EXHIBIT OPENING, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tamastslikt Cultural Institute, 47106 Wildhorse Blvd., Mission. Exhibit highlights Oregon’s multicultural logging industry. Opening day is free. (Randy Melton 541-429-7700)

FREE FRIDAY LUNCH, 12 p.m., Echo Community Church, 21 N. Bonanza St., Echo. Everyone welcome.

HERMISTON SENIOR MEAL SERVICE, 12 p.m., Harkenrider Center, 255 N.E. Second St., Hermiston. Cost is $4 for adults, free for children 10 and under, $4 for Meals on Wheels. Extra 50 cents for utensils/dishes. Bus service available by donation. (541-567-3582)

STORY AND CRAFT TIME, 2 p.m., Echo Public Library, 20 S. Bonanza, Echo. (541-376-8411)

VFW BINGO, 6 p.m., Hermiston VFW, 45 W. Cherry St., Hermiston. Doors open at 6 p.m., games begin at 7 p.m. Everyone welcome. (541-567-6219)

”RISING STARS” PIANO CONCERT, 7 p.m., Pendleton Center for the Arts, 214 N. Main St., Pendleton. Up close and personal encounter with some of the world’s most amazing new pianists, courtesy of Portland Piano International. Free. (Roberta Lavadour 541-278-9201)

CONTRA DANCE, 7 p.m., Peace Lutheran Church, 210 N.W. Ninth St., Pendleton. Callers teach the sequence before the live music begins. Finger food to share is welcome. Cost is $8 per person or $12 per couple. (Jill Johnson 907-350-6469)

HAND PICKED IN CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., St. James Church, 719 Pierce St., Milton-Freewater. Five-member acoustic bluegrass and gospel group will perform. Free, but donations will be accepted to support the Milton-Freewater Breadbasket. (Clark Colahan 509-592-7660)

SATURDAY, NOV. 9

ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT BREAKFAST, 7-10 a.m., White Eagle Grange, 43828 White Eagle Road, between Pendleton and Pilot Rock on Highway 395 South, Pendleton. Suggested donation of $7 for ages 8 and over, $4 for ages 5-7, free for 4 and under. Veterans received $2 off the price. A Quilts of Valor presentation will be held at 8:30 a.m. Proceeds benefit veterans and youth programs. (Gail or Karen 541-310-9655 or 541-969-6981)

SMART DRIVER CLASS, 8:45 a.m.-4 p.m., St. Anthony Hospital, 2801 St. Anthony Way, Pendleton. Learn strategies for safe driving, adjustments for age-related driving issues, the latest rules of the road and more. Cost is $15 for AARP members (bring card) or $20 for non-members. Lunch is on your own. Registration required. (541-861-0024)

FARMERS MARKET CHRISTMAS BAZAAR, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Pendleton Early Learning Center, 455 S.W. 13th St., Pendleton. Free admission. Proceeds benefit the Pendleton Farmers Market. (Wanda Alanis 541-310-1116)

FREE FOR ALL, 9:30-10:15 a.m., Pendleton Center for the Arts, 214 N. Main St., Pendleton. Free art classes for children up to age 12. Children under 8 should be accompanied by an adult. (Roberta Lavadour 541-278-9201)

YARN CLUB, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Hermiston Public Library, 235 E. Gladys Ave., Hermiston. (541-567-2882)

HIP & HANDMADE, 11 a.m.-12 p.m., Pendleton Center for the Arts, 214 N. Main St., Pendleton. Free drop-in project class for adults. (Roberta Lavadour 541-278-9201)

SATURDAY CRAFTS, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Hermiston Public Library, 235 E. Gladys Ave., Hermiston. Drop-in craft activities for kids of all ages. Free. (Janet Torres 541-567-2882)

SIGNAL HOUSE GRAND OPENING, 12 p.m., Heritage Station Museum, 108 S.W. Frazer Ave., Pendleton. Check out the newest addition to the museum, attend a Quilts of Valor presentation and see the new exhibit “A Tribute to the Military.” (Shannon Gruenhagen 541-276-0012)

TOY DRIVE AND BELL RINGING DAY, 12-4 p.m., Walmart, 2203 S.W. Court Ave., Pendleton. Donate a new toy and drop some change in the kettle to help kids have a good Christmas. (Toni Halstad 541-276-3369)

TOY DRIVE AND BELL RINGING DAY, 12-4 p.m., Walmart, 1350 N. First St., Hermiston. Donate a new toy and drop some change in the kettle to help kids have a good Christmas. (Toni Halstad 541-276-3369)

COUNTRY HOEDOWN, 1-4 p.m., Milton-Freewater Neighborhood Senior Center, 311 N. Main St., Milton-Freewater. Live music, dancing and singing. Admission $2, refreshments available for purchase. (541-938-3311)

SUNDAY, NOV. 10

SPECIAL NEEDS OPEN GYM, 12:30-1 p.m., Pendleton Recreation Center, 510 S.W. Dorion Ave., Pendleton. Free for special needs children and families. (Casey Brown 541-276-8100)

SYMPHONIC SHENANIGANS, 2 p.m., Vert Auditorium, 480 S.W.Dorion Ave., Pendleton. Rachmaninoff’s “Piano Concerto No. 2” featuring guest pianist Simon Karakulidi, Brahms’ “Symphony No. 3” and Agocs’ “Shenanigan.” Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors, $15 for students or $65 for a family of four, available at the OES office, Pendleton Art + Frame, online at www.oregoneastsymphony.org or at the door. (J.D. Kindle 541-276-0320)

HERMISTON WARMING STATION VOLUNTEER TRAINING, 2-3:30 p.m., Hermiston Warming Station, 1075 S. Highway 395, Hermiston. Volunteers wishing to help at the warming station must attend a training class and pass a background check. Free. (Adelaide 541-289-2150)

HYMNSING, 5:30-6:30 p.m., First Christian Church, 775 W. Highland Ave., Hermiston. Sing the old hymns with old and new friends. Food, fellowship and fun. Free. (Chris Finley 541-571-2516)

MONDAY, NOV. 11

VETERANS DAY BREAKFAST, 8-9:30 a.m., Hermiston Community Center, 415 S. Highway 395, Hermiston. Annual event honors all who served, featuring a presentation by the American Legion and VFW Honor Guard, Rep. Greg Smith, Joe Franell and Dr. Dean Hackett. All veterans and their family members are invited. Free, but RSVP required. (541-567-6151)

VETERAN’S DAY RECOGNITION MEAL, 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Wildhorse Resort & Casino Traditions Buffet, 46510 Wildhorse Blvd., Pendleton. Free buffet or entree to veterans and active military at Traditions (bring proof of military service). (Mary Liberty-Traughber 541-966-1628)

HERMISTON SENIOR MEAL SERVICE, 12 p.m., Harkenrider Center, 255 N.E. Second St., Hermiston. Cost is $4 for adults, free for children 10 and under, $4 for Meals on Wheels. Extra 50 cents for utensils/dishes. Bus service available by donation. (541-567-3582)

PENDLETON SENIOR MEAL SERVICE, 12-1 p.m., Pendleton Senior Center, 510 S.W. 10th St., Pendleton. Costs $3.50 or $6 for those under 60. Pool, puzzles, crafts, snacks, Second Time Around thrift store 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For Meals On Wheels, call 541-276-1926. (Tori Bowman 541-276-5073)

ART STUDIO, 4-5:30 p.m., Pendleton Center for the Arts, 214 N. Main St., Pendleton. Free class for ages 7-12 to develop skills and encourage art exploration. (Roberta Lavadour 541-278-9201)

TEEN ADVISORY COUNCIL, 4 p.m., Hermiston Public Library, 235 E. Gladys Ave., Hermiston. All teens welcome. Snacks will be provided. (541-567-2882)

VETERANS DAY DINNER, 4 p.m., Umatilla Baptist Church, 146 Columbia St., Umatilla. Veterans and an additional family member are welcome to enjoy a turkey dinner with all the trimmings in appreciation for their service. Free, but seats must be reserved in advance. Space is limited. (Denise 541-579-0768)

TUESDAY, NOV. 12

PRESCHOOL STORY TIME, 10:30-11 a.m., Stanfield Public Library, 180 W. Coe Ave., Stanfield. (541-449-1254)

BOARDMAN SENIOR MEAL SERVICE, 12 p.m., Boardman Senior Center, 100 Tatone St., Boardman. Cost is $4 for seniors 55 and over or $5 for adults. (541-481-3257)

HERMISTON SENIOR MEAL SERVICE, 12 p.m., Harkenrider Center, 255 N.E. Second St., Hermiston. Cost is $4 for adults, free for children 10 and under, $4 for Meals on Wheels. Extra 50 cents for utensils/dishes. Bus service available by donation. (541-567-3582)

PENDLETON SENIOR MEAL SERVICE, 12-1 p.m., Pendleton Senior Center, 510 S.W. 10th St., Pendleton. Costs $3.50 or $6 for those under 60. Pool, puzzles, crafts, snacks, Second Time Around thrift store 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For Meals On Wheels, call 541-276-1926. (Tori Bowman 541-276-5073)

”MOVEMENT IS MEDICINE”, 12 p.m., Blue Mountain Community College Morrow Hall Room M-100, 2411 N.W. Carden Ave., Pendleton. Acosia Red Elk will share her experiences as a jingle dancer at pow wows and as a yoga instructor. Free. (Annie Smith 541-278-5935)

SKILLS FOR LIFE, 3 p.m., Pendleton Recreation Center, 510 S.W. Dorion Ave., Pendleton. Gym activities at 3 p.m., life skills at 4 p.m. for middle and high school students. Registration requested. (Suzanne Moore 541-276-3987)

CRAFTERNOONS, 4:15 p.m., Pendleton Public Library, 502 S.W. Dorion Ave., Pendleton. Drop in for a group or individual craft project. All ages. (541-966-0380)

PENDLETON EAGLES TACOS AND BINGO, 6 p.m., Pendleton Eagles Lodge, 428 S. Main St., Pendleton. Regular packet $10, special packet $5. Proceeds donated to local charities. Public welcome. (541-278-2828)

INSIDE OUTSIDE THE LINES ADULT COLORING, 6-7:30 p.m., Irrigon Public Library, 490 N.E. Main St., Irrigon. Materials provided. Bring snacks to share. (541-922-0138)

PENDLETON KNITTING GROUP, 6 p.m., Prodigal Son Brewery & Pub, 230 S.E. Court Ave., Pendleton. (541-966-0380)

STORY AND CRAFT TIME, 6:30 p.m., Milton-Freewater Public Library, 8 S.W. Eighth Ave., Milton-Freewater. For elementary school-age children. (541-938-8247)

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