Arlington church auction slated

ARLINGTON - The annual Arlington United Methodist Church auction will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 25 at Alkali Park.

Frank Bettencourt will be the auctioneer for the event. Following the auction a spit-roast barbecue dinner will be served at noon.

Tickets are on sale now for the quilt made by the Arlington Methodist Church women and professionally quilted by Kathy Lovett. For tickets call Sherry Walters at 454-2803. The winning ticket will be drawn during the auction.

Included with the auction and raffle are a flea market and bake sale.

Smart babysitting class offered

PENDLETON - A "Be a Smart Babystitter" class will be offered by St. Anthony Hospital from 5:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25.

For more information and to register, call Dean Kindle at 278-3675.

Pampering Project location changed

PENDLETON - Due to unforeseen complications, the location for the Home Front Pampering Project by Mary Kay Cosmetics representatives has been changed to the MK Training Center at 613 S.W. Frazer Ave., and will not last as long as originally planned. The event, which is a free day spa for women related to servicemen was originally scheduled to take place at the National Guard Armory.

The pampering will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 25. Due to the limited space, those hosting the spa will be unable to offer free childcare as originally planned. It is also essential, according to Mary Kay spokeswoman Michelle Goad, that people call to make reservations. Goad can be reached at 966-6618.

She is also interested in hearing from people who would like to donate raffle prizes or refreshments for the soldier's female family members.

Not your grandpa's basketball show

PENDLETON - The Harlem Ambassadors will stop in Pendleton for a game at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Pendleton High School gymnasium.

All proceeds from the game support programming at Homestead Youth and Family Services, Inc.

The Ambassadors slogan, "'It's not your grandfather's basketball show,' means we offer a younger, fresher, livelier basketball show," said Dale Moss, president of the Ambassadors.

The Ambassadors' show features high-flying slam dunks and dazzling ball-handling, comedy routines and K.B. Buckner, the "Show Basketball Princess."

Tickets are available at Dave's Chevron, Pedaler's Place and at Homestead Youth and Family Services. Advance tickets are $6.50 for adults, $5 for students and seniors and $25 for a family. Tickets at the door are $7.50 for adults, $6 for students and seniors and free for children younger than 4.

Raffle benefits bird rehabilitation

PENDLETON - Blue Mountain Wildlife will be set up with birds, from 10 a.m.to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Pendleton Wal-mart.

Wal-Mart will match the proceeds from the sale of raffle tickets.

Raffle prizes include three chances for a mini-weekend vacation. Les Schwab has donated tickets for two on the Mount Hood Railroad Murder Mystery Dinner Train and lodging donated by Comfort Suites in Hood River. Wildhorse Resort has donated two weekend golf packages for two including a stay at the hotel.

A list of useful supplies will be displayed for those who would like to "shop for the birds" and donate to the Center.

Proceeds from the raffle will go toward rehabilitation and education programs at Blue Mountain Wildlife, a one-of-a-kind facility in Eastern Oregon and Southeast Washington.

The center needs help spreading the word of the wildlife rehabilitation and educational services available.

Mark Saturday, Oct. 2, 1-4 p.m., on your calendar to attend this year's Open House. In addition to the raffle prizes and tours of the center, there will be two falconers flying birds, live music and refreshments.

Hospice receives $10,000 grant

HERMISTON - Vange John Memorial Hospice received a $10,000 grant from the Oregon Community Foundation.

The grant will enable hospice to provide resources for the children's bereavement program and assist patients and their families with services and supplies not covered by third party payors, said Carollyn Robinson, Hospice director.

Vange John Memorial Hospice, part of the Good Shepherd Health Care System, offers compassionate care for terminally ill patients and their families through a balanced approach to meet physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs.

The Oregon Community Foundation manages charitable funds donated by individuals, families and businesses to enhance and support the quality of life in their communities. Vange John Memorial Hospice is grateful for this grant, which helps them continue an important service to this community.

The hospice office is located at 645 W. Orchard Ave. For more information, call the office at 667-3542.

Head Start offers cooking class

PENDLETON - The Umatilla-Morrow Head Start is offer Kids Cooking from 9-11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 27 at 1308 S.W. Emigrant.

Cost of the class is $5. The class is a fun informative class about presenting nutritious meals and snacks while getting children involved in the preparation.

For more information, or to pre-register, call Child Care Resource and Referral at (800) 559-5878, or 564-6878.

Museum holds annual quilt show

WALLA WALLA, Wash. - Fort Walla Walla Museum's annual Heritage Quilt Show runs through Thursday, Sept. 30.

The quilt display is in the Headquarters building and will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day.

The most famous quilt in this year's sample is the Whig Rose quilt made by Mary K. Clark in 1854.

"This quilt must be one of the top 100 quilts in the nation because of its condition and the way it was made. There are more than 350,000 stitches in the quilt," said James Payne, executive director.

Other quilts in this display include patterns such as floral, log cabin, crazy quilt, chimney sweep, Texas or Lone Star, Washington State Centennial, friendship quilt, doves at the window, ducks foot, and hearts and gizzards. The ages of these quilts range from the mid 1800s up to 1989.

The Museum quilting group has produced a special quilt, "The Corps of Discovery - From the Bitteroots to the Sea," which is used as a money raiser for the Museum. Raffle tickets are sold throughout the Museum's open season.

Rhythmic Mode holds bottle drive

PENDLETON - Rhythmic Mode dance team will collect beverage containers from 8:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2 at Roy Raley Park.

For early pickup or drop off of bottles and cans, call Jody Lamberson, 278-9606, or Shannon Franklin, 276-6452.

Proceeds will be used to offset expenses for the national dance competition at Anaheim, Calif.

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