LA GRANDE — The Grande Ronde Hospital Auxiliary’s April meeting will be held April 16 at the Island City City Hall. Refreshments will be available at 9 a.m. and the meeting will begin at 9:30 a.m. The meeting will include the Installation of Officers for the 2018-2019 year. Anyone who is interested in becoming an Auxiliary member is invited to attend.
RSVP by Monday for next senior meal in Cove
COVE — The Cove Senior Meal on April 20 will feature chicken-fried steak, mashed potatoes and gravy, peas, green salad and biscuits, with peach cobbler for dessert. There is a $5 charge per meal. Coffee and tea are available at noon, and lunch is served at 12:30 p.m. RSVP by calling Imie Bristow at 541-568-4545 or Betsy Arnson at 541-568-4902 by April 16.
Free blood screening offered at Union Clinic
UNION — Grande Ronde Hospital is offering free blood screenings in Union Saturday. Get more than $200 worth of blood tests at no cost between 7 a.m. and 10 a.m. April 14 at the GRH Union Clinic. Pre-registration is not required. The screenings will be given to the first 100 people who come. A 9-12 hour fast is required; GRH reminds participants to drink plenty of fresh water. GRH provides this free health service once a year for the essential screenings that monitor cardiac health, glucose and red blood cell count. For more information, call 541-963-1418 or 541-963-1480.
Tunesmith Night showcases original music
ENTERPRISE — The next Tunesmith Night will take place April 14 at Sugar Time Bakery, 107 N. River St., Enterprise. Hosted by the Wallowa Valley Music Alliance, this monthly showcase of original music is an opportunity for songwriters to present their work to a supportive listening audience. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the music begins at 7 p.m. All ages are welcome. This month features Michael Henchman, Alexa Wiley from Portland and An American Forrest from Wallowa County.
Art Explorers encourages self-expression
LA GRANDE — Art Explorers returns in April and May to Art Center East, 1006 Penn Ave., La Grande. Children take the lead for an hour of exploration and self-expression in the art studio in this drop-off class. Art Explorers focuses on encouraging creativity, confidence and socialization rather than project completion. Sessions will be offered April 14 and 28 and May 12 and 26: age 3-5 from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., and age 6-9 from 11 a.m. to noon.
Young mustangs available for adoption this weekend
BOISE, Idaho — The Bureau of Land Management invites the public to a wild horse adoption event this weekend at the Idaho Horse Expo in Nampa. Since February, members from 4-H Clubs from around the Treasure Valley have trained their mustang to lead, load in a horse trailer and pick up their feet. Each of these young mustangs will be available for adoption from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. April 15 at the Ford Idaho Horse Park located at 16200 Idaho Center Blvd. in Nampa.
Horses available for adoption can be viewed in the Expo barns on the north end of the facility or at the BLM booth. At 9 a.m. Saturday in the main arena, the 4-H members will present their horses in a trail challenge. On Sunday, the mustangs can be viewed from 9 a.m. until the final adoption preview and silent bidding process in the round pen begins at 2 p.m. For more information about BLM’s wild horse program and qualifications for adoption, go to www.blm.gov.
Military-connected youth invited to Climbing Day
LA GRANDE — Military-connected youth are invited to a day of rock climbing April 14 to celebrate Purple Up Day and Month of the Military Child. Climb for an hour either scaling the high walls doing what is called top roping, or boulder on designated walls where crashpads catch you if you fall. The event is open to youth connected to the Air and Army National Guard ages 7-18. Sessions begin at 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and noon. For more information, contact the Child & Youth staff at 503-584-2346 or email@example.com .
Free sketching group meets Mondays
LA GRANDE — A new open community sketching group is offered at Art Center East, 1006 Penn Ave., La Grande, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Mondays until May 21. The group is free and open to all ages.
Begin your week with a deep breath
LA GRANDE — Art Center East, 1006 Penn Ave., La Grande, is offering Meditation Mondays at 5:30 p.m. This 45-minute class includes breathing practices, silent and guided meditation, stress release, relaxing movement, restorative postures and time for discussion. No experience is needed. Cost for this drop-in class is $10, $5 for ACE members.
Union’s budget committee schedules meetings
UNION — The City of Union will be holding its annual budget committee meetings April 24-26. The meetings are scheduled for 6 p.m. in the Leonard Almquist Chambers, 332 S. Main St. For more information, go to www.cityofunion.com.
Teen iCraft event canceled
LA GRANDE — Cook Memorial Library will not have a Teen iCraft in April. The next iCraft activity will be held at 4 p.m. May 18. The library offers a variety of free activities for teens. Watch for upcoming events on the library’s web, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest pages.
Library offers free ‘gentle yoga’ class for adults
LA GRANDE — Cook Memorial Library is hosting a free, six-session “Gentle Yoga” class for adults led by Kitia Chambers on Tuesdays from 9:15 a.m. to 10 a.m. April 17 and 24 and May 1, 15, 22 and 29 (no class on May 8).
No experience is necessary. Mats are available, but participants may bring their own. Wear comfortable clothing and enter through the north Community Room door. For more information, stop by the library at 2006 Fourth St., La Grande, call 541-962-1339 or visit www.cityoflagrande.org/library.
County Letter Bee ‘funraiser’ set Tuesday
ENTERPRISE — On April 17, the seventh annual Rotary of Wallowa County Letter Bee will be held at the OK Theatre, 208 W. Main St., Enterprise. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Termed “a fun funraiser” by organizers, the community spelling competition features pre-registered teams, with winners choosing which charity gets the prize money. Any remaining proceeds go to the Summer Lunch in the Park program administered by Building Healthy Families. Spectators are encouraged. Admission is a suggested donation of $2.
Berries, grapes are focus of class
ISLAND CITY — The OSU Master Gardener program offers classes to the public for $5. The next class will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. April 17 in the conference room at the Union County Extension Office, 10507 N. McAlister Road, Island City. “Berries and Grapes” will be presented by Neil Bell, OSU Extension horticulturist. For more information and to RSVP for classes, call 541-963-1010.
Fishtrap celebrates student storytelling, multimedia projects
JOSEPH — The community is invited to the Fishtrap Story Lab Student Showcase, a special night of live student readings, stop-motion animation and movies as Fishtrap celebrates the best storytelling and multimedia projects of the 2017-2018 school year. Projects will include student work from Wallowa, Enterprise, Alt-Ed and Joseph Charter School. The event begins at 6 p.m. April 17 at the Fishtrap House, 400 E. Grant St., Enterprise
Imbler School Board meets Tuesday
IMBLER — The Imbler School District Board of Directors will meet for a regular session at 7 p.m. April 17 in Room 1 of Imbler High School. The meeting is open to the public. Updates will be given on the septic, sewer and fiber projects, and the board will hear a school safety report.
Families welcome at LMS assemblies
LA GRANDE — La Grande Middle School will hold its third-quarter honor roll assemblies April 18-20 at 8:25 a.m. in the gym. Families are welcome to attend. Wednesday’s assembly will be for the sixth grade. On Thursday, seventh- and eighth-grade students with advisory teachers Bedolla, Benson, Crow, Foggia, Kretschmer, McIlmoil, Patrick, Remily, Thurman and Wagner will be honored. Friday’s assembly honors seventh- and eighth-grade students with advisory teachers Bisenius, Carson, Fritz, Lair, Nickerson and Schow.
Free movie shows ongoing problem of too much trash
BAKER CITY — On April 18 there will be a free showing of the movie “Garbage: The Revolution Starts at Home” at the Iron Gate Theater, 2101 Main St., Suite 113 in the Basche Sage Mall in Baker City. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the movie begins at 6 p.m. This film depicts how much trash an average family accumulates and details what happens to the trash once it is collected.
There will also be drawings and door prizes. Popcorn will be sold, so bring your own bowl and water bottle. The evening is hosted by Baker City Trash Talk to share opportunities for positive change and meet others interested in ideas and solutions to the ongoing problem of too much trash.