La Grande School Board sets regular and executive sessions

LA GRANDE — The La Grande School District will hold a regular board meeting at 7 p.m. May 8 in the District Conference Room at 1305 N. Willow St. The agenda includes an update on the five-year maintenance plan by Joseph Waite.

The board will then meet in executive session, pursuant to ORS 192.660(2)(b) to consider the dismissal or disciplining of, or to hear complaints or charges brought against a public officer, employee, staff member or agent.

Parks & Rec announces commission meetings

LA GRANDE — The City of La Grande Arts Commission will meet May 8, the Parks & Rec Advisory Commissions convenes May 9, and the Community Landscape and Forestry Commission meeting is set for May 14. Each meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. at the City of La Grande Parks & Recreation office, 2402 Cedar St. (inside Pioneer Park). Volunteer commissioners are needed for the Arts Commission and the Community Landscape & Forestry Commission. Call 541-962-1348 if interested.

Wallowology hosts fungi events this week

JOSEPH — A free evening presentation — “Fungi – Environmental Stewards in a Changing Climate” — will begin at 7 p.m. May 9 at Wallowology, 508 N. Main St., Joseph. The guest speaker will be Tristan Woodsmith, education and outreach coordinator of Fungi Perfecti.

On May 10, Woodsmith returns to lead an Oyster Mushroom Kit workshop from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. The fee for the workshop is $25. Register at 541-263-1663 or

Elgin School Board to discuss transportation

ELGIN — The Elgin School Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. May 7 at the Stella Mayfield Elementary School Library. Transportation will be one of the subjects discussed.

Union School Board to meet Wednesday

UNION — The Union School Board will meet at 7 p.m. May 8 at the high school athletic complex. The high school roof will be one of the subjects discussed.

Free class available for young artists

LA GRANDE — Art Center East and Center for Human Development are partnering to provide youth ages 12-18 one free class ($45 value or less) at the Art Center. Registration must be completed by June 15 (use coupon code CHDRISEABOVE), but the actual class date may fall after June 15. To view the calendar, to register or for more information, go to, call 541-624-2800 or stop by ACE at 1006 Penn Ave., La Grande.