UNION — The Veteran of Foreign Wars High Valley Post 4060 has announced its members “have caught the pesky Ground Hog” and will serve it for breakfast on Groundhog Day, Feb. 2, from 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. (or until the Ground Hog runs out) at the VFW Hall in Union. The menu will feature omelets and Ground Hog gravy and biscuits, plus coffee, tea, juice and milk. Admission is $7, $5 for students. For more information, contact Post Commander Ken McCormack at 541-805-9321.
Log rolling Saturdays are back
LA GRANDE — Veterans’ Memorial Pool invites you to “come test your lumber Jack or Jill skills, challenge a friend, and get some good old-fashioned exercise” on log rolling Saturdays. Back by popular demand, the log will be out and ready to use Feb. 2 and March 2 between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Cost is regular admission or any current membership.
Elgin Stampede Crab Feed set for Saturday
ELGIN — The annual Elgin Stampede Crab Feed takes place Feb. 2 at the Elgin Stampede Hall on Highway 82 beginning at 4 p.m. and continuing until the crab is gone. The meal includes all-you-can eat crab with baked beans, potato salad, coleslaw and garlic bread. Age 65 and older eat for $36, age 13-64 for $39, age 8-12 for $28 and age 7 and younger
ACE now offers preschool
LA GRANDE —
“Preschool at ACE with Miss Jenny” will be offered February through May at Art Center East, 1006 Penn Ave., La Grande. The morning preschool will be held from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. twice a week, on Tuesdays and Fridays, for children ag 30 months to 6 years. Tuition is $140 for ACE members, $160 for non-members.
Miss Jenny will lead the children through an enriching morning of Montessori-style activities, including art, music, fine motor skills and an introduction to basic math and science concepts. Children will learn in an environment that values cooperation, creativity and personal expression. For more information and to register, email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 541-624-2800 or go to www.artcentereast.org.
LG School District continues work on strategic plan
LA GRANDE — The
La Grande School District Strategic Plan Committee will meet Feb. 5 in the District Office Conference Room at 1305 N. Willow. The purpose of the meeting, which will run from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., is to continue to work on the district’s strategic plan.
Friends of Scouting breakfast on Feb. 6
LA GRANDE — The annual Friends of Scouting fundraiser breakfast will be served Feb. 6 at the Presbyterian Friendship Center, 1204 Spring St., La Grande, starting a 6:30 a.m. The cost of the breakfast has been covered by an anonymous donor, but those attending are invited to leave a contribution. Youth and adult Eagle Scouts will share the values they learned from Scouting, and attendees will enjoy a breakfast prepared by Master Chef Merlyn Baker and a video from the annual Klondike Derby snow competition. To register go to www.bsauc.org or call 541-963-4650.
Reserve a seat at Ducks Unlimited banquet
ENTERPRISE — The Wallowa County Chapter of Ducks Unlimited will have its annual banquet and auction Feb. 9 at Cloverleaf Hall at the Wallowa County Fairgrounds in Enterprise. Doors open at 5 p.m. Tickets are $60, or $80 for two, and the dinner will feature Stangel buffalo, chicken and pulled pork. Children age 10 and younger eat free. For more information and to buy tickets, call Gene at 541-828-7795 or go to www.ducks.org/oregon/events/56632/wallowa-county-ducks-unlimited-dinner-banquet.
Chair exercise class is free and open to all
The Union County Senior Center offers an exercise class with chairs three times a week. The free class is open to all ages and is held from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the senior center, 1504 N. Albany St., La Grande.