LA GRANDE — A community dance featuring live music by the BlueMountaineers will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Feb. 24 at the Union County Senior Center, 1504 N. Albany, La Grande. Admission is $3 per person at the door. The evening will include a potluck, door prizes and George Neer’s “famous” homemade ice cream.
Central School hosts Bingo Night fundraiser
LA GRANDE — A Bingo Night fundraiser will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Feb. 22 at the new Central Elementary School, 402 K Ave., La Grande. All are invited to come for a night of family fun including a treat walk game, 50/50 raffle, bake sale and bingo.
Storytime Yoga held for kids at library
LA GRANDE — Tomorrow’s regular storytime at Cook Memorial Library in La Grande will be replaced by Storytime Yoga with Kitia. Offered the last Thursday of the month, the free yoga session for kids begins at 11:30 a.m. Call the library at 541-962-1339 for more information.
ACE prepares for Arts for All with volunteer work parties
LA GRANDE — Art Center East will host educational and inspiring art stations in a free event for children at the 31st annual Arts for All April 20-21. Volunteers are urged to join upcoming work parties to prepare 25 activities for more than 500 attendees. ACE offers a volunteer punch card program through which you may earn class and gift gallery discounts. Led by ACE Mission Ambassador Stephanie Boudreau, the work parties are a casual, fun and heartwarming way to learn about art and give back to your community. The remaining work parties are scheduled for Feb. 21, noon to 1:30 p.m.; Feb. 23, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.; March 14, noon to 1:30 p.m.; and March 16, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.. To sign up or for more information, email email@example.com or call 541-624-2800.
‘Drive-thru BBQ’ benefits Elgin FFA
ELGIN — Save yourself the trouble of cooking dinner and pick up a drive-thru BBQ pulled-pork dinner from the Elgin FFA Feb. 23. Purchase tickets ahead of time for $10 from an Elgin FFA member, then drive up to the high school, 1400 Birch St., between 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Friday and pick up your dinners. All proceeds support the Elgin FFA Chapter.
La Grande Gun Show offers guns, ammo, parts, knives
LA GRANDE — The 2018 La Grande Gun Show will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 24 and Feb. 25 at the Blue Mountain Conference Center, 404 12th St. Admission is $5. The event will feature new vendors from out of state and the largest gun parts vendor in Oregon along with guns, ammo, hunting clothes, knives and a lot more. The show is hosted by Ruff N Rustic Mercantile and benefits the Island City Lions Club. Call Mike Voss at 541-786-1900 for more information.
Community invited to health reform documentary
LA GRANDE — A free screening of “Big Pharma: Market Failure,” a health reform documentary, will be open to the public Feb. 22 at Cook Memorial Library, 2006 Fourth St., La Grande. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. and the film begins at 7 p.m.
A year in the making, the documentary features interviews of many nationwide advocates for health reform, including business owners, health policy experts, economists and health care providers. According to organizers, the film looks at facts and makes an effective business case for change and is a compelling drama that reveals the truth of pharma cost and what we can do about it. Following the film there will be time for questions, discussion and an update on Oregon’s health care reform efforts. For more information, contact Cheryl Simpson at 541-663- 6468 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
Class of ’64 gathers Saturday at Flying J
LA GRANDE — Members of the La Grande High School class of 1964 are invited to meet for lunch Feb. 24. The gathering begins at noon at the Flying J.
College night includes scholarship drawings
LA GRANDE — All high school and college students are encouraged to attend the free ECMC Spring College Night Feb. 28 in the La Grande High School Commons. Pizza and beverages will be served from 5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., and the presentations will be held from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Those who attend will learn how going to college can change their lives, how to choose the right college or academic program and how to find financial aid and make college affordable. There will also be drawings for three $500 scholarships. Contact Teresa Dowdy at 541-663-3307 for more information.
La Grande School Board work session rescheduled
LA GRANDE — The Board of Directors of the La Grande School District will meet for a work session March 7 in the district office Conference Room, 1305 N Willow St. This meeting replaces a work session originally planned for Feb. 28.
Translator district calls special meeting
LA GRANDE — The Blue Mountain Translator District Board of Directors will be holding a special meeting at noon Feb. 23. This meeting will be held in the conference room at Community Bank, 2313 Adams Ave., La Grande.