BAKER CITY — The Lone Pine Tree chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will meet Jan. 11 at the Sunridge Restaurant in Baker City. Lunch is at 11 a.m. and the meeting begins at noon. The meetings of the regional chapter are open to the public.

For more information, call Betty Milliman at 541-523-5732, Roberta Morin at 541-446-3385 or Joan Smith at 541-963-4861.

Breakfast raises funds for UHS Robocats competition

UNION — The Veterans of Foreign Wars High Valley Post 4060 in Union is
sponsoring a breakfast Jan. 12 to help Union High School’s robotics team, the Robocats, raise funds to go to competition.

The Robocats will be cooking and serving, and all are encouraged to come support their efforts between 7 a.m. and 10 a.m. Saturday at the Post, 518 Main St.
Pancakes, scrambled eggs with sausage plus milk, juice, coffee or tea will be served for $7, $5 for those younger than 18. Donations will also be accepted.

Take a class, pay less for car insurance

LA GRANDE — There will be an AARP Smart Driver class Jan. 19 at Grande Ronde Hospital on Sunset Drive in La Grande. The class runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with an hour break for lunch. The cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for nonmembers. The class is open to all, and completion can earn you a break on your auto insurance premiums. Call the instructor, Fred Moore, at 541-910-9797 to sign up or for more information.

UCSO teaches concealed handgun course Jan. 26

LA GRANDE — The Union County Sheriff’s
Office is offering a concealed handgun class Jan. 26. The all-day Saturday class will begin promptly at 8 a.m. The class will be held in the conference room at the Union County Sheriff’s
Office, 1109 K Ave,
La Grande. Cost is $50 (cash or check, due at the time of class), and pre-registration is required. To register or find out more, call 541-963-1017 option 2, then 3.

Arts Commmission meets next week

La Grande Arts Commission will meet at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 16 in the Parks and Recreation Office, 2402 Cedar St. (inside Pioneer Park). All questions may be directed to Parks and Recreation Director Stu Spence at or 541-962-1348.

Jan. 22 is Pharmacy Night at health series

LA GRANDE — The public is invited to join EOU and NEOAHEC for Pharmacy Night at the Health Speaker Series beginning at 6 p.m. Jan. 22. Those who attend the free event will get the inside scoop on a leading pharmacy program in Oregon and learn about rural pharmacy practice from a local industry expert. All ages are welcome at the presentation in Huber Auditorium. A hot cocoa bar will also be provided. The OSU College of Pharmacy will have a table outside of Huber Auditorium for those who want to learn more about the program.
NEOAHEC says to come early to ask questions and “grab some free swag.”

Mother Son Gym Jam planned

La Grande Parks and
Recreation invites moms and their boys to a Mother Son Gym Jam from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 19 at the Riveria Activity Center, corner of Y Avenue and Second Street in La Grande. The gym jam includes Nerf gun range, hoop shoot, food crafts, building pit, music and more. Cost is $15 per family. Register at, or contact Recreation Supervisor McKayla Nitz at 541-962-1352 or .

Observer consolidates community calendars

Observer is no longer publishing a community calendar in the Friday
edition. The calendar in the GO magazine has been expanded to accommodate happenings throughout Union, Wallowa and Baker counties. Continue to send meeting and event
announcements for the briefly section to . Longer press releases and in-depth content on arts and entertainment events for GO should be emailed
to .

The deadline for the GO calendar is noon on the Thursday before the next publication. For more information, email or call The Observer at 541-963-3161 and ask for Cherise or Lisa.

Ceramic creations must be claimed by Feb. 1

Center East, 1006 Penn Ave., La Grande, is in the process of its annual studio shelf cleaning. Ceramics students or studio renters have until Feb. 1 to claim their pieces. Un-fired or un-glazed pieces may be finished during the Ceramics Open Studio hours in January: from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on