JOSEPH — Josephy Center for Arts and Culture will be offering eight classes every Friday in its Winter Youth Art program, from Jan. 12 through March 23. There will be ceramics, multimedia art, painting, pottery and drama classes for kids age 5 and older. For the full schedule and to register, go to or call 541-432-0505.

Class of 1954 meets for brunch

The La Grande High School class of 1954 will meet for brunch at 11:30 a.m. Jan. 11 at the Flying J.

Breakfast raises funds for UHS robotics club

UNION — A breakfast fundraiser to benefit the Union High School robotics club will be held Jan. 13 at the VFW High Valley Post 4060, 518 N. Main St., Union. Pancakes, sausage links and scrambled eggs will be served from 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Cost is $7 for adults, $5 for age 7-19, and $3 for age 6 and younger.

Community dinners resume Jan. 17

After a break for the holidays, the Wednesday night community dinners at the Presbyterian Friendship Center, 1204 Spring Ave., La Grande, will resume next week. The 6 p.m. dinners are open to the public and food is provided by Merlyn’s Catering. Cost is $2.75 or by donation. The Observer’s calendar erroneously indicated that the dinners have already resumed. The first dinner of 2018 will be served Jan. 17. Call 541-963-5114 for more information.

Class explores mountain-grown tea

Art Center East’s series on tea continues Jan. 14 with “Chinese Tea — Drinking the Mountains,” from 10 a.m. to noon Jan. 20 at ACE, 1006 Penn Ave., La Grande.

The class will explore a selection of mountain-grown teas and others with flavors that evoke the high country (surrounded by the mountain-inspired artwork of Auburn Isaak).

Participants will sample teas and light snacks while learning about tea flavor, history and lore as well as the unique ability of tea to create mental focus and relaxation.

The class is open to age 14 and older. The cost is $25, $20 for members. Registration must be completed 48 hours before the class by calling 541-624-2800 or at

Regional DAR chapter meets Friday

BAKER CITY — The next regular meeting of the Lone Pine Tree Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will be held Jan. 12 at the Sunridge Inn Restaurant in Baker City. Luncheon is at 11 a.m. followed by a meeting at noon.

The program will cover the kidnapping of Laura Engles. Meetings are open to anyone interested in family history and research. For more information, call Meschelle Cookson at 541-523-4248, Roberta Morin at 541-446-3385 or Joan Smith at 541-963-4861.

GRH Presidents speaks to auxiliary

The Grande Ronde Hospital Auxiliary’s January meeting will be held Jan. 15 at the Island City City Hall. Refreshments are available at 9 a.m. followed by the meeting at 9:30. The speaker will be Jim Mattes, president/CEO of Grande Ronde Hospital.

Deputies to teach gun class

Union County Sheriff’s Office will be offering a Concealed Handgun Class at 8 a.m. Jan. 27 at the Union County Sheriff’s Office, 1109 K Ave., La Grande.

The cost of the class is $50, and pre-registration is required. For more information and to register for the class, contact the UCSO at 541-963-1017, option 2 and 3.