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BRIEFLY: Parks’ kids classes coming next week

Parks’ kids classes coming next week 

The following classes will be offered by the City of La Grande Parks and Recreation next week. 

 • “Italian Cooking” will give kids ages 5 and older the opportunity to prepare an Italian feast from scratch and invite their family/friends to dine with them on Day 2. It’s $22 for one luncheon guest; $5 for each additional guest. The class runs 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Monday and Tuesday. Lunch is served at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday.

• “Let’s Mess Around” promises to be one of the few times anyone will encourage kids to get this dirty while having fun. Check out the chocolate sundae twister and paint slip and slide. Experiment with everyday ingredients to make them fizz, splatter and pop. The class is 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, costs $25, and is for ages 5 and older.

• “Archery” for kids 8 and older begins at 8 a.m. Monday through Thursday. It costs $35. (As of Wednesday, only four spaces were left in this class.)

• “Grandparent Luncheon.” Invite Grandma, Grandpa or both to have lunch and create a special gift with them. The class is 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday and is for ages 3 and older. Cost is $17.50, and includes one adult, or $5 for each additional adult.

 For more information, call Minnie at 541-962-1352 or email mtucker@cityofla

Rail trail feasibility focus of meeting 

ELGIN — The Wallowa Union Railroad Authority will hold a public meeting at 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Elgin Depot.

The purpose of the meeting is to consider the trail feasibility study scope of work that will be presented by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department and Eastern Oregon University. 

The public is encouraged to attend to show WURA the extent of public support for the potential trail.

For more information, visit the Wallowa Union Historic Trail Consortium website at www.eljotrail.org and the group’s Facebook page.

Health district sets special meeting

UNION — The South County Health District will conduct a special meeting followed by an executive session at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the conference room of the Union Family Health Center. The public is welcome to attend.

Learning Picnics set soon for children

Children 6 and under are invited to attend a series of six Learning Picnics this summer. 

Presented by Umatilla Morrow Head Start, the Learning Picnics are an opportunity for parents or caregivers and their children to explore, learn and build important literacy skills while having fun. 

Every child receives a free book, snack and art project each week. Participation is encouraged for all six sessions, but is not mandatory. No registration is required, and there is no cost to attend. 

Children must be accompanied by a parent, child care provider or caregiver. 

The Learning Picnics will be held in the park area across the street from the Riveria Activity Center from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 13..

For more information, call Erin Richards at Umatilla Morrow Head Start at 541-564-6878.

Sample Anything Goes Salad Saturday 

Saturday at the La Grande Farmers’ Market BiG fonT will perform, followed by a special demonstration by Teens as Teachers at the ReMax Chef at the Market booth. 

Stop by during the music break at 10:30 a.m. for a free sample of Anything Goes Salad with vinaigrette dressing made from seasonally available local ingredients at the market. The market runs from 9 a.m. to noon at Max Square.

PFLAG meets Wednesday at shelter 

 The next PFLAG Union County meeting will run from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Shelter From the Storm. The first hour will be devoted to official chapter business and the second hour devoted to socializing.

Discussion topics include the annual PFLAG barbecue at Birnie Park to be held July 19.

Trust awards grant for library roof

PORTLAND — At the June program meeting, Meyer Memorial Trust’s board of trustees awarded seven grants worth $276,853 to organizations in Eastern Oregon.

The awards include a $4,200 Grassroots Grant to help the Cornucopia Arts Council in Halfway support the Clear Creek Music Festival, and a $15,984 grant to replace the roof of La Grande’s historic Carnegie Library building, home to the Union County Art and Culture Center’s exhibits, art classes, events and administrative offices. Meyer also awarded a $150,000 Responsive Grant to Northeast Oregon Network in La Grande to implement an innovative, coordinated health care reform model targeting patients with chronic health conditions in Northeast Oregon.

Meyer Memorial Trust is one of the largest private foundations in the Northwest. June’s grants bring the total amount awarded in Eastern Oregon since Meyer Memorial Trust began operating in 1982 to nearly $23 million. Overall, MMT has awarded just over $634 million during the past 32 years. Meyer’s Board of Trustees meets monthly to make grants.

Save the date for Aug. 3 potluck

JOSEPH — A community-wide farewell potluck will take place at 1 p.m. Aug. 3 at Wallowa Lake Camp for Ben and Claudia Boswell. Watch for more details later.

Landmarks commission meets Thursday 

The City of La Grande Landmarks Commission will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday in the council chambers at La Grande City Hall, 1000 Adams Ave.

On the schedule for the regular session meeting is a review and recommendation of historical appropriateness of the New Towne Square Building and defining classifications of historic building within the district.

Academy accepting applications

Marian Academy, 1002      L Ave. is accepting applications for morning and afternoon preschool, all day kindergarten and grades 1-8. The academy offers small class sizes, differentiated learning and all its teachers are Oregon state licensed. 

Those interested in applying can stop in the office for an application or contact the academy at 541-963-0861, This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or the-marian-academy.webnode.com.


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