BRIEFLY: County family expo set this weekend

By Observer Upload April 11, 2014 10:32 am

County family expo set this weekend 

Area families are invited to attend the Union County Family Expo this weekend, a one-stop shop hosted by the local chapter of Mothers of Preschoolers.

The free event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Valley Fellowship.

Sheena Vela, publicity officer for MOPS, said the event will provide information for recreation, education and other services for children and families. “We’re targeting activities and school options for children,” Vela said. “It’s one location to find information about what’s going on instead of trying to hunt everything down.”

Children are invited to attend as well. Vela said the
La Grande Parks and Recreation Department will have a mobile fun unit, and children are invited to enjoy fire truck rides.

Parents will find information on public, private and homeschooling options in Union County. Area churches will provide Vacation Bible School information for this summer. The group will also hold a raffle for a car seat.

Oregon Green Free meets Saturday 

 The local chapter of Oregon Green Free meets at noon Saturday at the Integrated Services Building, 1607 Gekeler Lane. Lunch this week will be a sandwich and salad. Oregon Green Free is an Oregon Medical Marijuana Program’s resource center committed to providing information, education and a sense of unity for those who choose to use medicinal cannabis. 

For more information, call 541-963-2529.

Cove senior Easter dinner set April 18 

COVE — The Cove senior Easter dinner will take place on April 18 at the Cove Baptist Church. The menu will include ham, mashed potatoes and gravy, green bean casserole, salad, rolls and chocolate cream pie. Live music will be provided by the BlueMountaineers. People are asked to RSVP to Imie Bristow at 541-568-4545 by Monday.

Stampeders set membership dinner 

ELGIN — The Elgin Stampeders annual membership drive dinner will be from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Elgin Stampede Hall. A dance will follow dinner.

There will be a complimentary barbecue dinner for members. For more information, call Rocky Burgess at 541-786-2417.

Historical society meets Saturday

The Union County Historical Society will meet Saturday at the log cabin at the fairgrounds. The meeting begins at noon with a potluck. New officers will be introduced.  The new president, Elmer Emmons, will talk about his connections to the history of Union County.  Discussion of future projects and direction for the club will follow.

Community center sets auction

ELGIN — The Elgin Community Center Annual Auction Benefit will be held Saturday. Viewing is at
10 a.m. with the auction to follow at 11 a.m.

Oregon State Police offers open house

The Oregon State Police will have an open house from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday. The open house will begin with a formal flag-raising ceremony to commemorate the new La Grande Area Command Office at 3004 Blue Mountain Drive. 

Visitors can enjoy refreshments, take a tour and ask questions.

Health district sets executive session

 UNION — The South County Health District will conduct an executive session meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Union Family Health Center in Union.

UHS Class of 1964 is organizing reunion 

UNION — The Union High School Class of 1964 is organizing its 50th class reunion. The reunion will take place Aug. 22-24. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of classmates should call 541-910-5553.