UC Museum brings treasures to historical society
LA GRANDE — The Union County Historical Society will have a meeting and potluck beginning at noon May 11 in the log cabin at the Union County Fairgrounds in La Grande. Anne Rodriguez and Scharel McCarty will present the Union County Museum Traveling Trunk Show.
Big Read’s ‘Beyond Earthsea’ returns
ENTERPRISE — Rescheduled from earlier this year due to weather, Fishtrap presents the 2019 Big Read event “Beyond Earthsea: The Literary Legacy of Ursula K. LeGuin” at 7 p.m. May 14 at Fishtrap House 400 E. Grant St., Enterprise. Eastern Oregon University professor Nancy Knowles will leadsa discussion on Le Guin’s prolific career as a novelist, poet, children’s book author and essayist. Panelists include author Bette Husted of Pendleton, Mary Swanson from The Bookloft, and Josephy Library Director Rich Wandschneider. Snacks and beverages will be provided.
LHS Class of 1954 meets for lunch
LA GRANDE — The members of the La Grande High School Class of 1954 are meeting for lunch May 15 at the Flying J Restaurant. The get-together begins at 11:30 a.m.
Find the nutrition and fitness plan that’s right for you
LA GRANDE — Dr. Kyle Pfaffenbach, EOU professor of nutrition and exercise science, will lead a “Individualized Nutrition,” an interactive presentation, at 6 p.m. May 20 at Nature’s Pantry. Participants will gain health and wellness insights and learn information to help them find the nutrition and fitness plan that’s right for them. The cost is $10 per person; half of the class fee will be used to support student research in the EOU Physical Activity and Health Department. Organic fruit smoothie is included. Registration is required. Stop by Nature’s Pantry, 1907 Fourth St., La Grande, or call 541-963-7955.
Nature’s Pantry University holds health and nutrition classes regularly throughout the year. Visit www.naturespantry.life to see the class calendar.
Meetings set to plan OK Theatre centennial
ENTERPRISE — The OK Theatre turns 100 this year. Darrell Brann is planning a major event on the theater’s anniversary with music, short films and plays. Informational meetings are set to gather potential sponsors, event coordinators and volunteers of all types. Meetings will be held at the Tomas Conference Room, 309 S. River St., Enterprise, at 7 p.m. on the first and third Mondays from March to July. The next meeting will take place May 15. All those interested in learning more about the centennial is welcome.
RSVP for senior lunch in Cove
COVE — The next senior lunch will be held May 21 in Founders Hall at the Ascension School. The meal will feature meatloaf, mashed potatoes and gravy, peas and carrots, and a salad bar, with chocolate cake for dessert. There is a $5 charge per meal. Coffee and tea will be available at noon, followed by the meal. To RSVP, call Imie Bristow at 541-568-4545 or Betsy Arnson at 541-568-4902 by May 16.
Community garden has available plots
LA GRANDE — There are plots available in the La Grande Community Garden for anyone who wants to grow their vegetables this season. The garden is located at the corner of H Avenue and 13th Sreet. For more information, contact Oregon Rural Action at 541-975-2411 or stop by the new office, 1112-1/2 Adams Ave., between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. The garden is a partnership between Eastern Oregon University and Oregon Rural Action.
Antenna television service charge due by May 31
LA GRANDE — Blue Mountain Translator District’s billing cycle is ending on May 31, and all payments or exemption requests are due by that date. Failure to return a signed service charge liability notice, sent June 2018, February 2019, or other points throughout the year, will result in BMTD’s service charge being placed on the delinquent property owner’s property taxes in fall 2019. Property owners can view the liability status of their property at https://bmtd.org/blue-mountain-translator-district/contact-us/. If the property is not listed on the website, it is not currently considered liable for the service charge. For more information, call 541-963-0196, email email@example.com or visit the office at 1104 K Ave., La Grande.
Volunteers welcome to help ‘groom the grounds’ tomorrow
ENTERPRISE — The annual “Groom the Grounds” spring cleanup of the Enterprise Cemetery is set for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 11. Volunteers are sought to join the cemetery board members and Friends of Enterprise Cemetery to help prepare the cemetery for Memorial Day weekend. Bring gloves, rakes, weeding tools and gas-operated weed eaters and sign in at the office/tool house and enjoy. Cookies and chilled water will be provided.
Hiking Essentials kicks off outdoor skill series
WALLOWA LAKE — The first of a six-part outdoor skills series will be offered from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. May 11 at Wallowa Lake State Park. “Hiking Essentials” will cover the basics of planning and packing for a successful hike followed by thiking to practice trail etiquette and safety. All ages are welcome. Meet at the Shoreline Day-Use Area in Wallowa Lake State Park.
Nurseries offer open houses on Mother’s Day
ENTERPRISE — On May 12, two nurseries in Enterprise will be holding Mother’s Day open houses. The Wallowa County Nursery event will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 118 Fish Hatchery Road. There will be a free gift for all moms as well as drawings for all. At the Alder Slope Nursery, the open house will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 64934 Alder Slope Road, offering a free flower for moms, grandmas, aunts and sisters.
Save the date for Color Fun Run
LA GRANDE — Registration is open for Art Center East’s first annual 5K Color Fun Run set for June 22 in La Grande. This untimed run starts and ends at Art Center East, 1006 Penn Ave., taking a loop through the streets of La Grande where participants will be splashed with color at different intervals. By the end of the course, you’ll be your own personal rainbow and a walking vision of why the arts are an essential (and fun) part of the community. No actual running is required, and all are welcome to participate.
Those who register by June 1 will receive a discount and an official Color Fun Run T-shirt. For more information and to register, go to www.artcenereast.org, call 541-624-2800, email firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by the Art Center between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, or on Saturday from noon to 4 p.m.