Community Calendar

The American Legion Post 43 in La Grande is serving up hamburgers every Tuesday night from 5PM – 7PM. Stop in for the hamburgers, and enjoy live music too. The public is welcome to come down to 301 Fir Street in La Grande each week to participate.

The OSU Master Gardener program is a great chance to expand your gardening knowledge. These classes are held each Tuesday, now through the end of April, at the OSU Extension office in Union County, located at 10507 N. McAlister Road. Community members are invited to take any of these classes, for just $5 per class. For upcoming schedule, photos, and more information about the program, visit the Union County Master Gardeners Facebook page, or call 541-963-1010.

The Elgin Lions Club holds Bingo each Wednesday evening at the Elgin Community Center. Doors open at 6PM, and play starts at 6:30PM. Concessions will also be available.

Every Monday through Friday the Community Connection Senior Dining Center in Baker City serves up lunch at 11:30AM. There is a suggested donation of $4.50 for persons 60 and over, and a cost of $6.25 for persons under 60. Stop by Community Connection of Baker County, located at 2810 Cedar St. in Baker City to take a look at the menu and see what else is offered.

Veterans of Foreign Wars High Valley Post 4060 is holding Bingo each Wednesday, at the VFW Hall in Union. The doors will open at 5PM, with early bird games starting at 6PM, and regular games at 7PM. For more information, contact Cora, at 541-562-6153.

The Meals on Wheels program in Union County is in need of volunteers to deliver meals to seniors at their homes. The time investment is only about two hours per week. If you are interested in helping out stop by the Community Connection of Union County office at 1504 N Albany St in La Grande, or call 541-963-7532.

The American Legion Post 43 in La Grande holds Bingo Thursday evenings, with Early Bird games starting at 6PM, and a second session beginning at 7PM. Jackpots start at $100 and $250, and a 50/50 raffle will also be available. The public is welcome to come down to 301 Fir Street in La Grande each week to participate. Refreshment will also be served. Cash only please.

If you or someone you know is struggling with alcohol, there are many Alcoholics Anonymous meetings in our area. To learn more about upcoming meetings, or to speak with someone in Alcoholics Anonymous, visit:

Every Friday morning from 9AM – 12PM is the Free Children’s Clinic in La Grande. Appointments are requested. For more information, please call 541-663-3150.

The Cook Memorial Library’s Literacy Center is open every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday in La Grande. From 1:30PM – 5PM, devoted volunteers assist any individual that needs help in all areas of reading, writing, and speaking. There are opportunities to connect with reading partners, develop reading and language skills, and even help with homework for students. This is a perfect opportunity for all ages to receive free help in these literacy skills, or even for someone you care for. Stop by the Cook Memorial Library on 4th St. in La Grande for more information, or call 541-962-1339.

La Grande Optimist Club is holding their free annual fishing derby at Morgan Lake on Saturday, April 28th. The derby will be held from 8AM to 3PM and everyone under sixteen can fish for free. Prizes, courtesy of Bi-Mart in La Grande, will also be awarded for catching the heaviest fish within 3 different age groups. For more information, contact Ted at 541-786-6552.

Wildflower Lodge Assisted Living in La Grande holds their Dementia Support Groups on the first and third Wednesday of each month. The Dementia Support Groups are free to attend, and the next one will take place at 12PM on Wednesday, April 18th, at Wildflower Lodge. To RSVP for the support group and free lunch after, call 541-663-1200.

The Baker City Christian Women’s Connection is having a brunch on Saturday May 5th. This brunch will be held at Community Connections, located at 2810 Cedar St. in Baker City, beginning at 10AM. Guest speaker Anita Nelson will be sharing how to “Hang On So You Can Let Go”, special music will be provided by Kelly Nichols, and Doug Dalton will be highlighting upcoming classes at Baker Technical Institute. The cost is just $10 to attend, and free day care will be available at the Nazarene Church. Call or text to reserve a seat before April 25th, at 541-519-4708.

Elkhorn Community Preparedness in Baker City hosts a monthly meeting at Best Western Sunridge Inn, on the third Tuesday of each month. The next meeting will be held at 6:30PM on April 17th. All Baker County residents are welcome to attend the meeting.

There will be another AARP “Smart Driver” Safety Class, on Saturday, May 19th, at Grande Ronde Hospital. The class will take place from 9AM – 4PM, and will be taught by certified volunteer instructor, Fred Moore. Completion of the class entitles drivers to a discount in their auto insurance in most cases. Cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. To register and for more information, call 541-910-9797.

The Meals on Wheels program in Baker County is in need of volunteers to deliver meals to seniors at their homes. The time investment is only about two hours per week. If you are interested in helping out stop by the Community Connection of Baker County office at 2810 Cedar Street or call 541-523-6591.

Grande Ronde Radio Amateurs Association is inviting everyone to attend their monthly business meeting every 4th Tuesday of the month. The meeting is held at the La Grande Fire Station classroom, starting at 6PM. If you have ever been interested in HAM radio, or are curious about it, this is a great meeting to attend to ask questions about the hobby and the service. For more information, contact Tyson at 541-910-2784 or visit online:

If you are looking for a volunteer opportunity, how about becoming a Union County Chamber of Commerce Ambassador? Chamber Ambassadors are a group of volunteers who assist the Chamber office. Ambassadors meet twice a month. If you are interested contact the Union County Chamber of Commerce at 541-963-8588.

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