Live music and improv hit the stage at hq

LA GRANDE — On Sept. 5, hq presents Petit Poucet, a “dark and dreamy/light and breezy collaboration.” According to organizers, the duo’s “approachable pop sounds and catchy hooks are woven together with ghostly visuals and expressive movements creating an avant-garde performance style.” Petit Poucet will share the stage with the “psychedelic garage punk” of Sun Drunks. All ages are welcome. Doors open at 8 p.m. at 112 Depot St., La Grande, and the show begins at 9 p.m. Admission is $5 at the door.

The next evening at hq, the Casual Improv crew entertains with multiple games and audience interaction beginning at 8 p.m. The Sept. 6 show is a ticketed event with limited seating. Tickets are $10 and available at hq or at

Fifth annual Swift Night Out set for Friday

LA GRANDE — Celebrate the coming of fall at La Grande’s downtown Swift Night Out Sept. 6. Watch the Vaux’s swifts swirl into their evening roost, a chimney high above Max Square. Music, Yia Yia Nikki’s Greek food, a Side A Beer Garden, raffle drawings and nature-themed children’s activities round out this annual community event for all ages. Hosted by the Blue Mountains Conservancy, the outdoor party runs from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Max Square, corner of Fourth Street and Adams Avenue.

Feel like sharing a song?

ENTERPRISE — Terminal Gravity’s next Open Mic Night will run from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sept. 6. Anyone who feels like sharing a song or other talents is welcome to take the stage at the Enterprise brewpub, located at 803 School St. Terminal Gravity hosts an open mic the first Friday of the month. For more information, contact Jacey Bell at 541-426-0158 or go to

Union County Museum celebrating 50 years

UNION— The Union County Museum will celebrate 50 years of collecting, preserving and presenting the history of the area during Pioneer Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 7. Visitors will see demonstrations of pioneers and settlement-era skills, enjoy the exhibits and visit with museum volunteers. The museum is located at 331 S. Main St. in Union. Admission is free.

All invited to Clover Haven’s open house

UNION — Clover Haven Equine Center, 61372 High Valley Road, between Cove and Union, invites the public to join a celebration of its 10th anniversary at an open house from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 7. Those who attend will have the opportunity to learn about the center’s programs and volunteer opportunities, meet the horses, chat with board members and visit with volunteers. Refreshments will be provided.

Clover Haven is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing horses and humans together in a safe and structured setting. Its facilitators are trained in various programs targeting healing through partnering with horses. The center offers programs based in experiential learning in the presence of horses for school-age children, challenged youth, adults in transition, family groups, veterans and the elderly, as well as therapeutic riding programs for small groups of individuals with special needs.

LG School Board meets Sept. 11

LA GRANDE — The Board of Directors of the La Grande School District will convene for a regular board meeting Sept. 11. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. in the District Office Conference Room, 1305 N. Willow St.