LA GRANDE — The annual ESA-Delta Epsilon Holiday Market will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 24 at the Blue Mountain Conference Center, 404 12th St., La Grande. The Holiday Market will feature a variety of crafts and homemade items. Snacks and food will also be for sale. Santa is due to arrive at 10 a.m. Admission is canned food or packaged diapers, to be donated to the DHS Emergency Food Bank.

Tickets to UC annual dinner must be purchased by Nov. 30

UNION — The Union County Cattlemen’s annual dinner will be held Dec. 8 at the Stock Show Clubhouse in Union. Doors open at 6 p.m. for a social hour. Introductions and the evening’s program will begin at 6:50 p.m. and dinner will be served at 7 p.m. Tickets, which are $27, are available at the Extension Service office and must be purchased by Nov. 30. The event will have live entertainment and a guest speaker and is open to the public. For more information call Rodger Huffman at 541-805-1617 or Pat Larson at 541-963-9387. The group will not have a business meeting in December.

Attention winter recreation enthusiasts

LA GRANDE — EOU’s Outdoor Adventure Program Director Michael Hatch will host a free evening of avalanche awareness training from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Nov 28 in Lewis Auditorium in Zabel Hall on the EOU campus. Presented in partnership with the Wallowa Avalanche Center, the clinic will focus on the fundamentals of recreating safely in winter environments where avalanche hazards exist. Snowmobile riders are especially encouraged to attend. For more information about this and other OAP events, visit or contact Hatch at 541-962-3621 or class="Apple-converted-space">

Do you need assistance with a legal issue?

LA GRANDE — Legal Aid Services of Oregon will give a free brief presentation at noon Nov. 28 at the Union County Senior Center, 1504 N. Albany St., La Grande. All are welcome to come learn how Legal Aid can provide assistance to those facing legal problems.

Public input sought on Statewide Housing Plan

LA GRANDE — Oregon Housing and Community Services is seeking public feedback on the Statewide Housing Plan’s priorities to guide investments over the next five years. Public input received will be used to prepare a final version of the plan to the Oregon Housing Stability Council in early 2019. Zee Koza, of the Oregon House Stability Council, will host public meeting from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 29 in the Community Room at Cook Memorial Library, 2006 Fourth St.,
La Grande. For more information, go to

Tree of Lights remembrance ceremony set

LA GRANDE — Remembrance cards for the Grande Ronde Hospice’s annual fundraising Tree of Lights are now available for a suggested $5 donation. The cards will be represented by lights on the Tree of Lights, which will be lit during a remembrance ceremony at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 13 in Pat’s Alley, downtown La Grande. An incorrect date was previously announced. The tree will remain on display throughout the holidays. The donations help GRH Hospice fulfill the needs of patients and their families throughout the year. Remembrance Cards are now available at Fitzgerald Flowers, Looking Glass Books and GRH Hospice. For details, call 541-963-CARE.

Special needs families may reserve time with sensory-friendly Santa

LA GRANDE — The Autism Society of Oregon is hosting a sensory-friendly Santa event for all special needs kids and their families Dec. 14 at the Tri-County Equipment Building, 62460 Commerce Road, La Grande. A photographer will be there to take pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus, and snacks and activities will be provided. The number of families per half hour will be limited to ensure a quieter, less crowded experience, so reservations are required. To reserve your time, call Julie Dudley at 541-562-6137.

Dec. 2 is deadline for entry to ‘Gift of Art’ sale

JOSEPH — Josephy Center for Arts and Culture will hold its annual “Gift of Art” sale Dec. 7. Art will be bid on with half of the proceeds benefiting Josephy’s youth art program. Artists will receive the other 50 percent of the sales. The deadline for entry is Dec. 2. Artists may call or email Megan Wolfe at 541-432-0505 or for more information.

The bidding runs all day and ends at 8:30 p.m. on Dec. 7. The public is invited to come by and bid on art. There will be food and drinks available.