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UMATILLA — A giant water slide, a slip ’n’ slide, water balloons and more are featured during the Water Palooza in Umatilla.

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SALEM — Artists who exhibit or sell their work and maintain a consistent artistic practice are invited to submit their information for a statewide artist registry.

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HERMISTON — The Hermiston High School class of 1991 is set to celebrate 30 years after turning the tassel. The class reunion is July 30 through Aug. 1.

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IRRIGON — A hard drivin’ rock 'n' roll sound along with softer melodies are featured as Cruise Control gets set to perform at Music in the Park.

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HERMISTON — The Hermiston Police Department is gearing up for National Night Out, which encourages people to get to know their neighbors as a way to build safer communities.

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PENDLETON — A can and bottle drive hosted by the Pendleton Lions Club Foundation will help fund projects in the community. The event is Saturday, July 24, from 8 a.m. to noon at Roy Raley Park…

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BOARDMAN — A couple of days are left of the vacation Bible school at the Boardman First Baptist Church. On Friday, July 16, the final day, get ready to have a splashing good time with a water …

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HERMISTON — Gordon Smith drove away with the best of show during the 25th annual Cool Rides Car Show with his 1933 Ford Vicky. Hermiston Classics Car Club hosted the show, and Juan Lopez, club…

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HELIX — The Helix Library is the place for teens to be this summer with different activities offered each Thursday at 119 Columbia St.

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IRRIGON — Pendleton-based singer-songwriter J.D. Kindle will bring James Dean Kindle & The Hyper Modern Country Quartet to the upcoming Music in the Park in Irrigon.

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WALLA WALLA — The Walla Walla VA Medical Center invites all who are interested to participate in its ninth annual Palliative Care Forum.

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MILTON-FREEWATER — BJ the DJ will spin some tunes with a theme of Sweet Soul Music during Oldies Night in Milton-Freewater.

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ATHENA — Organizers of the Athena Caledonian Games are making good on a promise from last spring after canceling the 2020 event because of the global pandemic.

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SALEM — Power outages can result in food spoiling, especially during the current excessive heat warning — and that can take a toll on Oregonians living on tight household budgets.

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WALLA WALLA — A demonstration of scientific instruments from the Lewis and Clark era and a living history presentation are the upcoming special programs at Fort Walla Walla Museum.

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JOHN DAY — Archaeologist with the Oregon Chinese Diaspora Project will hold an open house Saturday, July 3, from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Kam Wah Chung State Heritage Site, 125 N.W. Canton St…

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HERMISTON — Prizes and special guest speakers are featured as the Hermiston Chamber of Commerce hosts its annual Summer Business Luncheon.

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HERMISTON — A Rocky Mountain Railroad Adventure is planned as part of the vacation Bible school at Faith Presbyterian Church, 1005 S.E. Ninth St., Hermiston. Children do not have to attend the…

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From parades and community celebrations to fireworks shows (subject to weather conditions), area communities are gearing up to help commemorate the Fourth of July. Events listed below are sche…

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SEATTLE — As the American Red Cross continues to experience a severe blood shortage that is negatively affecting blood product availability across the country, additional incentives are being …

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PORTLAND — Sam Kubishta of Griswold High School and McKenzie Rose of the Echo School District recently competed in the National History Day 2021 Virtual Documentary Showcase. They were among 5…

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FLORA — While it’s not the pioneer way, Flora School Education Center is offering online classes. The nonprofit organization’s mission is to promote folk arts and historic agriculture.

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HERMISTON — More than two dozen lucky students are pedaling into the summer on new bicycles thanks to the Bikes for Books Program of Hermiston Masonic Lodge No. 138.

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SALEM — Outdoor areas at Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s more than 30 fish hatcheries — including the Umatilla and Irrigon hatcheries — are open again for visitors.

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SEATTLE — The American Red Cross is experiencing a severe blood shortage as the number of trauma cases, organ transplants and elective surgeries rise and deplete the nation’s blood inventory.