UNION — The Union School Board will meet today. The meeting will start at 7 p.m. at the Union High School athletic complex. A budget hearing will be conducted at the start of the session and will be followed by the board’s regular monthly meeting.

Discussion about the impact of food choices offered at EOU

LA GRANDE — Oregon boasts a multibillion-dollar agricultural economy that includes both industrial agriculture and small-scale efforts such as community supported agriculture memberships, farmers’ markets and community gardens. These smaller, community-based efforts are on the rise as a means to nurture community and create local and autonomous food systems. In this conversation, author Kristy Athens will ask participants to think about the impact of their food choices. This free discussion will take place in Zabel Hall, room 108, at Eastern Oregon University at 6:30 p.m. on June 21. For more information, contact Becca Tabor at 541-406-0586 or becca@oregonrural.org .

Prime rib dinner features musician Brady Goss

LA GRANDE — There will be a prime rib dinner at 7 p.m. on June 16 at the Grande Lumiere Event Center, 1101 Washington Ave., in La Grande for $39. Prime rib, spring salad, fresh bread, a full bar and a Le Bebe Cakes Bakery gourmet dessert will be offered. Entertainment will be Brady Goss, Memphis recording artist. Must RSVP at 541-963-2253.

Tourism Gathering focuses on Cycle Oregon

LA GRANDE — The Eastern Oregon Regional Tourism Gathering will be from
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on June 18 at the Grande Lumiere Event Center, 1101 Washington Ave., La Grande. The focus will be learning about Cycle Oregon coming in September and how to plan and prepare for it in order to leverage the event for your business. Lunch will be at noon. RSVP by e-mailing cody@visitunioncounty.org or calling 541-963-8588.

Children have opportunity for introduction to soccer

LA GRANDE — Grande Ronde Valley Timbers will be offering three KinderKicks Mini Camps this summer as an introduction to soccer for children ages 3 to 5 years old. The one-hour, three-day camps will be held June 19 to June 21, July 17 to July 19 and Aug. 14 to Aug.16. Each camp is $25 and will be held at the Central Elementary Upper Field. For more information and to register, visit www.westsidetimbersgrv.com.

Win a one-night stay at the Minam Lodge

LA GRANDE — A raffle is being held to win a one-night stay with dinner and breakfast at the beautiful Minam River Lodge. Tickets are $5 a piece or five for $20 and can be purchased at Tap That Growlers and Blue Mountain Outfitters in La Grande. The drawing will be held at the 4-H Father’s Day Dinner on June 17. You need not be present to win. The benefits will go toward the 4-H Center kitchen remodel. Call 541-963-1010 for more information.

OTEC offers Pumping System Optimization training

LA GRANDE — Oregon Trail Electric Cooperative will host a Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance Pumping System Optimization training June 27 in La Grande. The aim of the training session is to show area businesses how they can save thousands each year by utilizing a few simple energy efficiency upgrades. The training is also critical for local irrigation users.

It includes breakfast and lunch and qualifies for Continuing Education Units. The class will be from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and will be held at the OTEC Community Room, 2408 Cove Ave. The cost is $139. To register, visit www.regonline.com/199neea-industrialtraining. For more information, email industrial-training@industrial.neea.org or call 888-720-6823.

Invasive plant treatments begin

The Wallowa-Whitman National Forest has begun an integrated approach of manual, mechanical, herbicide, biological control and culture treatments to reduce the risk of invasive species expanding on the forest. Treatment of the forest is expected to continue through October. At the time of treatment, segments of the forest will be signed and proposed treatment site maps can be found online at www.fs.usda.gov/wallowa-whitman. For more specific information, contact Scott Schaefer at 541-962-8550, Beckijo Wall at 541-426-5535 or Maura Laverty at 541-523-1286.

Handmade Holidays applications are live!

Art Center East is now accepting applications for Handmade Holidays vendors. This popular holiday art fair takes place the weekend before Thanksgiving. Are you an artist or a maker with something gifty to sell? Spots fill on a first-come basis, so don’t delay. Apply for a booth at Handmade Holidays: www.artcentereast.org/programs/handmade-holidays-application. Call 541-624-2800 for more information.

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