LA GRANDE — The community is invited to a free showing of Disney’s “Cinderella” May 25 in Pioneer Park. The outdoor movie starts at dusk. For more information, contact Robert Kleng at email@example.com or 541-786-9025.
Wallowa County Farmers Market opens Saturday
JOSEPH — May 26 is opening day for the Wallowa County Farmers Market in downtown Joseph. The market will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday until Oct. 13 (except for July 28 during Chief Joseph Days). Saturday’s kickoff event will feature the annual planting festival including plant starts for sale, kids’ planting activities and free seeds, plus a pig petting zoo and the weekly live music, fresh local produce, handmade crafts and food trucks. More information is available at www.wallowacountyfarmersmarket.com.
Wallowa alumni banquet set
WALLOWA — The 98th annual Wallowa High School Alumni Banquet is planned for May 26 in the Beth Johnson Room at the Wallowa Elementary School. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m., and dinner is served at 7 p.m. Call Carol Jean Conrad at 541-963-8725 or 541-910-2230 for more information.
Sunday is the Union Alumni Breakfast
UNION — The Union Alumni Breakfast will be held May 27 at the Union Eastern Oregon Livestock Show Clubhouse. Everyone is welcome to come eat and visit from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Memorial Day breakfast served Sunday in Wallowa
WALLOWA — The Wallowa Senior Center will hold its annual Memorial Day Weekend Breakfast May 27 at the Wallowa Senior Center. Pancakes, sausage and eggs, with juice or coffee will be served from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tickets at the door are $8 for adults and $3.50 for children age 12 and younger.
Memorial Day Observance held in Summerville
SUMMERVILLE — The annual Memorial Day Observance at the Summerville Cemetery will begin at 8 a.m. Monday with a Color ceremony. USMC Chief Warrant Officer John Martin (retired) will give the address in the ceremony about a local hero.
Wallowa County Chamber seeks fireworks donations
ENTERPRISE — The Wallowa County Chamber of Commerce is asking both citizens and businesses to donate to the 2018 Shake the Lake fireworks fund. According to the chamber, this spectacular fireworks show is able to occur due to donations and teamwork. To maintain the same quality show as last year, $13,000 must be raised. Those who donate $25 or more will be entered into a prize drawing for a flight over the Wallowas. Donations may be mailed to Wallowa County Chamber, P.O. Box 427, Enterprise 97828 or dropped off at 309 S. River St., Suite B. For more information call Diane Knox at 541-426-4622.
ODOT says slow down in construction zones
LA GRANDE — According to a press release from the Oregon Department of Transportation, more than three dozen key highway improvement projects are planned in Eastern Oregon this summer. Some are under way now and others are scheduled to begin later this year. Hundreds of miles of pavement will be resurfaced, aging bridges and culverts will be repaired or replaced, and a variety of other tasks performed to help keep highways safe and efficient.
Eastern Oregon travelers are reminded to watch for orange traffic cones and construction workers along Interstate 82 and 84, U.S. 20, 30, 26, 395, 730, and 95, plus numerous secondary state highways. Pay extra attention and be prepared for equipment, flaggers and traffic pattern changes when you see construction signs and cones. Traffic fines are double the amount in all work zones.
For more information on key projects visit www.tinyurl.com/odot-region5 or contact Tom Strandberg at 541-963-1330 or firstname.lastname@example.org. View the statewide summer construction map at www.oregon.gov/ODOT/Pages/ConstructionMap.aspx.
Help kids cope with divorce, separation
LA GRANDE —Learn how divorce or separation impacts your children and what you can do to help them at a workshop offered from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. June 7 in the Misener Conference Room, 1001 Fourth St., La Grande. The workshop is facilitated by Mary Lu Pierce and sponsored by the Family Law Advisory Committee. Cost is $30 per person (cash or check only). The fee may be waived by prior order of the court, or if attendance occurs prior to or within 45 days of filing for custody, dissolution, separation or modification. Support persons and community members may attend free of charge. Adults only. For more information call 541-962-9500 ext. 42.
Public welcome at Veterans’ Affairs Advisory Committee meeting
BAKER CITY — The next meeting of the Advisory Committee to the Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs will be held from 9:30 a.m. to noon June 12 at the Best Western Sunridge Inn in Baker City. The public is invited to attend and participate. Registration is encouraged but not required. RSVP online at www.surveymonkey.com/r/VAACJune2018.
The committee is made up of veterans appointed by the governor to provide counsel on veteran issues and represent veteran concerns across Oregon. Its nine members serve in a vital advisory role to the director and staff of the Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs. For more information, email email@example.com.
Registration open for historic leather workshops in June
BAKER CITY — The Bureau of Land Management’s National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center will be demonstrating skills from America’s cultural heritage with two leather tooling workshops in June.
The Saturday classes are offered in conjunction with the Trail Tenders and will take place in the pavilion outside the center from 10 a.m. to noon.
Decorative leather tooling will be offered June 16. All materials and supplies will be provided to make your own key fob using leather stamping technique for a cost of $6. On June 23, construct your own leather journal and learn about the importance of journaling while traveling the Oregon Trail. All materials and supplies will be provided for a cost of $15.
Class size for each session is limited to 20. Pre-registration is encouraged but not required. Call 541-523-1843. Visit oregontrail.blm.gov for more information.
Annual Avenue of Flags planned
The 32nd annual Avenue of Flags sponsored by the La Grande American Legion Post 43 gets under way
Friday, when the flags are assembled at the Legion Hall, 301 Fir St., at 3 p.m. May 25. The public is welcome to assist. The flags go up at 6 a.m. Saturday and will remain until 3 p.m. Monday at Grandview Cemetery on Foothill Road.
Monday’s Memorial Day ceremony begins at 11 a.m., featuring local pastor Roger Cochran. A flyover from the Kingsley Field Air National Guard Base is expected. For more information, contact John Craig at 541-786-5148.
RSVP for Cove senior meal by May 28
COVE — The senior meal on June 1 at the Cove Baptist Church will feature hamburgers, hot dogs, baked beans, potato salad, pasta salad and coleslaw with strawberry shortcake for dessert. There is a $5 charge per meal. Coffee and tea are available at noon and the meal is served at 12:30 p.m. RSVP by calling Imie Bristow at 541-568-4545 or Betsy Arnson at 541-568-4902 by May 28. This will be the last senior meal until Sept. 21.