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BRIEFLY: Chili/Chowder Cook Off unfolds Saturday

ELGIN — A Chili/Chowder Cook Off will take place from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Elgin Stampede Hall. 

The event benefits the Fountain/Memorial Park Renovation Project sponsored by the Elgin Ford Family Foundation Leadership Class.

For $5 to $7, people can purchase a bowl or mug to taste the many chili and chowder creations made by local chefs

Dessert will also be available. For more information, call Kathy at 541-786-4391. 

Walker, runners raise funds for warmth

The sixth annual Union County Walk for Warmth will take place Feb. 15 to raise funds to assist Union County people who are facing home heating emergencies. All proceeds stay in the county.

Registration for the event is from 10 a.m. to noon at the Union County Senior Center, 1504 Albany St. 

People can choose to participate in 1-, 2- or 3-mile run/walks or a 6-mile run.

A free lunch for all walkers and runners will begin at 11:30 a.m., and a free T-shirt will be given to participants collecting $50 or more in pledges. Individual and team prizes will be awarded for those collecting the most money.

For more information or a pledge form, call Sherry at 541-805-8823 or This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or visit the following links: w4wno.drupalgardens.com or www.facebook.com/UnionCounty

Organizing sponsors are MESA (Mission for Environmental and Social Awareness) at Eastern Oregon University, C.U.R.R.E.N.T.S. of Justice for Peace, Community Connection of Northeast Oregon and Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Union.

Chronic conditions workshop set 

ENTERPRISE — Do you or someone you care for have a chronic condition? 

Community Connection of Northeast Oregon is offering a free Living Well with Chronic Conditions workshop. 

Classes start from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Jan. 29 and continue every Wednesday for six weeks. Classes will be held at Community Connection Enterprise Center, 702 N.W. First St. in Enterprise. 

To register or for more information, call Carolyn at 541-426-3840.

Painting Animals classes offered

Painting Animals with Whitney Freya includes four workshops at the Art Center.

The first is from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday. The second is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 23. The third is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 6. The fourth is from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. March 21.

Those attending will learn to paint with acrylics in the globally recognized, expressive style of the visiting artist.

People are welcome to sign up for one, two, three or all four workshops. All supplies are included. Register by calling 541-624-2800, or go online at www.artcenterlagrande.org/.

Right to Life Chapter plans vigil Jan. 22

The Union County Right to Life Chapter will sponsor a one-hour Vigil for Life from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Jan. 22. The event is on the 41st anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade, which legalized

The public is invited to the informal gathering.

Series focuses on help for ADHD 

PENDLETON — Your Child and ADHD, a two-part series designed to provide parents with the most up-to-date information and research on ADHD, along with practical information and resources, will take place Jan. 21 and 28 in Pendleton.

Sessions will run from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., with participants expected to attend both sessions, at the InterMountain Education Service District, 2001 S.W. Nye St. Session 1 focuses on characteristics, causes, outcomes and impact of ADHD. 

Session 2 focuses on management and treatment of ADHD.

To register, visit www.thedatabank.com/dpg/394/donate.asp?formid=meet&c=3220655.

Call 1-888-988-FACT or email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it with questions or assistance with registration.

Child care will be provided. When registering, people should note in the comment section if they need child care and for how many children.


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