WALLOWA — The Wallowa Senior Center, 204 E. Second St., is hosting a foot clinic from noon to 3 p.m. Aug. 8. Other August offerings include a free pilates class held at 9 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The class is geared for senior citizens but all are welcome. Also, the senior center’s Quilting and Sewing Group gathers from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesdays. For more information, contact Community Connection at 541-426-3840.

Tuition assistance offered to members of National Guard

SALEM — According to a press release from the Higher Education Coordinating Commission (HECC), the State of Oregon is accepting applications through Sept. 1 for the Oregon National Guard State Tuition Assistance (ONG-STA) grant for students planning to attend college in the fall. This new grant program provides funds for tuition at Oregon community colleges and public universities for current eligible service members of the Oregon Army National Guard and the Oregon Air National Guard.

The Oregon National Guard State Tuition Assistance grants will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis until all available funds are used. For a full list of eligibility requirements, to apply for ONG-STA, and for more information, go to www.oregonstudentaid.gov/state-tuition-assistance.aspx. Information is also available by contacting Dr. Lori Ellis at 541-687-7471 or lorianne.m.ellis@hecc.oregon.gov .

Concert benefits VFW Relief Fund
ENTERPRISE — Joni Harms & The Harms Way Band will perform a fundraising benefit concert for the VFW Relief Fund at 7 p.m. Aug. 9 at The OK Theatre, 208 W. Main St., Enterprise. The VFW Relief Fund is tasked with assisting active-duty service members and their families during times of financial hardship. This benefit concert will raise money to replenish this fund in preparation for the coming year. Tickets are $15 and are available at Dollar Stretcher, Joseph Hardware, The Bookloft, eventbrite.com or at the door.

Apple Eyecare hosts block party Wednesday
LA GRANDE — Apple Eyecare’s annual Kids Block Party will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 8 at 10709 S. Walton Rd., Island City. The event includes free eye screenings for ages 5-18, free hot dogs and soda, Island City pig train rides and more. To schedule free eye screenings, call 541-962-7753.

Soil and Water Conservation board to meet in September

ISLAND CITY — The Union Soil and Water Conservation District has canceled its August board meeting. The next board meeting will be held at
7 p.m. Sept. 5 in the conference room of the Union County Extension Service, 10507 N. McAlister Road, Island City. The principal subjects to be discussed are monthly financial statements, staff reports and partner agency reports. For more information, contact Christopher Moats at 541-963-1313 or go to unionswcd.org.

Register now for ‘Incredibles 2’
mini-camp

LA GRANDE —
La Grande Parks and Recreation is offering an “Incredibles 2” themed mini-camp for children Aug. 24. The one-day camp will feature crafts, games and prizes tailored to the theme. Camp runs from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in the Rotary Pavilion at Pioneer Park and is open to ages 4-6. Cost is $5 per child. For more information or to register your child, go to www.lagrandeparks.org, call 541-962-1352 or stop by the Parks & Rec office next to the basketball courts in Pioneer Park.

Meals on Wheels drivers needed

LA GRANDE — Community Connection is seeking volunteers to be Meals on Wheels drivers. For more information, call Sydney Gleeson at 541-963-7532, ext. 1104, or stop by the Union County Senior Center, 1504 N. Albany St., La Grande.

Outdoor piano concert transmitted via wireless headphones

WALLOWA LAKE — On Aug. 9, concert pianist Hunter Noack will give an “In a Landscape” outdoor concert on a nine-foot Steinway at Wallowa Lake State Park. To meet the acoustical challenges of performing in the wild, his concert will be transmitted via wireless headphones, so the audience can explore the surrounding landscape while listening. The event begins at 7 p.m. Thursday. For more information, go to www.inalandscape.org or contact Karen Bartelt at 503-523-6120.

Exhibit sales support youth scholarship fund

LA GRANDE — Artist Theresa Henderson is donating 100 percent of the sales from her current exhibit, “Profusion of Color,” on display in the Art Center East Co-op Gallery through August. The funds raised will be donated to the ACE Youth Scholarship Fund, which helps cover Art Center East class registration fees for participants 18 years and younger. According to ACE, the exhibit is a “playful and uplifting collection of acrylic pour paintings.”

ACE’s exhibit galleries are free and open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and from noon to
4 p.m. on Saturdays at 1006 Penn Ave., La Grande. For more information call 541-624-2800 or view some of Henderson’s paintings at artcentereast.org.

Vendors sought for Renaissance festival
LA GRANDE —
La Grande Parks and Recreation and The
La Grande Shakespeare Company are hosting the first annual Bard in the Blues Renaissance Festival from 11 a.m. to dusk Aug. 18-19 in Pioneer Park. The festival will include local and Renaissance-themed vendors and performers. live performances of Shakespeare’s “Romeo & Juliet,” live Blacksmithing, face painters, games and a beer garden. Admission is free, with a suggested donation of $5.
Interested vendors are encouraged to call contact McKayla Nitz, Recreation Supervisor, at 541-962-1352 or mnitz@cityoflagrande.org .

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