COVE — The senior lunch on May 4 at the Cove Baptist Church will feature pulled pork or chicken sandwiches with BBQ sauce, chips, coleslaw and chocolate chip blondies for dessert. There is a $5 charge per meal. Coffee and tea are available at noon, and the meal begins at 12:30 p.m. RSVP by calling Imie Bristow at 541-568-4545 or Betsy Arnson at 541-568-4902 by April 30.
Island City in process of inspecting sewer lines
ISLAND CITY — The City of Island City is currently working on cleaning and inspecting the sewer lines throughout the city. The inspection of the lines is necessary to ensure that the lines are properly maintained and in working order. This cleaning and inspection clears the lines of debris, which could cause system-wide backups. Any questions should be directed to Island City City Hall at 541-963-5017.
Imbler School Board holds special meeting tomorrow morning
IMBLER — The Imbler School District Board of Directors will hold a special meeting at 7:45 a.m. April 26 in Room 1 of the high school. The purpose of the meeting is to approve a GMP (Guaranteed Maximum Price) Proposal from Griffin Construction. This proposal is for work on the upcoming Seismic Project, which will begin soon.
Pub Talk features Side A Brewing
LA GRANDE — A Pub Talk is scheduled for 5:15 p.m. to 8 p.m. April 26th at HQ, 112 Depot St., La Grande. Scott McConnell will be talking about the entrepreneurial journey that led to the creation of Side A Brewing. Greek food samples and beer samples (if you’re 21 or older) will be served.
Friday is ‘Shred Day’ in Wallowa County
ENTERPRISE — Shred Day, a community service event offered by Community Bank and the Soroptimists, will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 27. This is your chance to get rid of private documents, bank statements, canceled checks and other sensitive paperwork. The big shred truck will be in the back lot of Community Bank in Enterprise, and there will be Soroptimist volunteers there to assist. This service is open to businesses as well as individuals.
Wild & Scenic Film Festival comes to La Grande
LA GRANDE — Blue Mountains Conservancy is hosting the Wild & Scenic Film Festival April 27 in the Zabel Hall Auditorium on the Eastern Oregon University campus in La Grande. The Wild & Scenic Festival focuses on films that speak to the environmental concerns and celebrations of our planet.
The international film festival travels to more than 170 communities around the world. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and films begin at 7 p.m. Admission is $15 adults, $5 students with ID, and younger than 12 are free. A limited amount of tickets will be available at the door. To purchase tickets online, go to www.bluemountainsconservancy.org. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org .
Book sale supports student groups at EOU
LA GRANDE — The annual book sale at Eastern Oregon University helps fund events and trainings coordinated by Student Advocates for Gender Equality (SAGE) and the Gender & Sexuality Resource Center (GSRC). This year’s sale runs April 27-29 in the Gilbert Event Center. Books are priced at $1 per inch. Shoppers can take advantage of an early-bird special from 9 a.m. to noon on Friday with a $5 admission. Admission is free from noon to 7 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.
Proceeds from the book sale support specific events, including trainings for students and community members. For more information contact Cori Brewster, SAGE faculty adviser, at 541-962-3560.
Young Eagle Flight introduces youth to aviation
LA GRANDE — A selected group of La Grande Middle School and High School students have been invited to take flight April 27 at the La Grande Union County Airport. The Young Eagle Flight event is sponsored by the local chapter of the Experimental Aircraft Association and the airport. The purpose of the event is to introduce students to the potential of careers in the aviation industry. For more information or to schedule future flights, email email@example.com or call Jim Holloway at 541-786-1557.
Free fishing derby for kids held at Morgan Lake Saturday
LA GRANDE — The La Grande Optimist Club’s annual Fishing Derby will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 28 at Morgan Lake. The event is open to kids age 16 and younger. There is no entry fee, and all entrants will receive a prize for registering when they stop by the weight site to weigh their catch. Awards will be given for the top three heaviest fish in three age groups. The derby is sponsored by Bi-Mart of La Grande. Call Ted Blaylock at 541-786-6552 for more information.
Gov. Kate Brown is coming to town
LA GRANDE — Oregon Governor Kate Brown will visit Eastern Oregon University April 28 to sign the bill allocating $9 million toward building a fieldhouse on campus. The facility will provide year-round access to athletic and academic resources. Construction will make use of engineered wood products, such as cross-laminated timber. Governor Brown will also tour campus, hold a roundtable discussion on rural engagement and announce an Oregon Solutions project with EOU and Portland State University. The signing will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday in the Quinn Coliseum Foyer.
Mad Hatter’s Tea Party benefits GRA
LA GRANDE — Grande Ronde Academy, 507 Palmer, La Grande, is hosting a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party at 2 p.m. April 28. The fundraising event will include themed tables, tea and treats provided by Merlyn’s Catering, a photographer, silent auctions, raffles and a treasure hunt. Crazy hats are encouraged. Tickets are $25 and available at the Union County Chamber of Commerce. All proceeds benefit Grande Ronde Academy.
Josephy Center hosts jazz concert Friday
JOSEPH — The Josephy Center, 403 N. Main St., Joseph, will present a special jazz concert at 7 p.m. April 27. The concert will feature singer Kathy Kosins with Matt Cooper on the piano. Advance tickets are $15 and available at www.josephy.org. Admission at the door is $20.