UNION — The Union Carnegie Library is selling raffle tickets for a hand-made crocheted blanket. Tickets are $1 each or $5 for six. The raffle drawing will be held at the library’s holiday open house Dec. 13. The raffle and the open house are sponsored by the Library Board and Friends of the Library.

Retired Educators group to visit Greenwood School

LA GRANDE — The Union County Retired Educators will meet 11:30 a.m. Dec. 12 at Greenwood School in La Grande for lunch and a program. Cost for lunch is $3.80.

Here comes Santa Claus — on a train

LA GRANDE — Continuing a La Grande Christmas tradition, Santa will be arriving in town on a train at 4 p.m. Dec. 12. Children and their families are invited to welcome St. Nick to town at the La Grande Depot. Coming early is advised. Goodies will be distributed to children. The event is put on by the Union Pacific Railroad Employees Club #17.

Reservations still open for sensory-friendly Santa visits

LA GRANDE — The Autism Society of Oregon is hosting free sensory-friendly Santa visits for all special needs children and their families. Santa & Mrs. Claus will be at the Tri-County Equipment Building, 62460 Commerce Road, La Grande, from 4 p.m. to8 p.m. Dec. 14. There will be snacks and activities and a photographer. Families will be admitted every half hour to ensure a quieter, less crowded experience. Spots are still open. To reserve your time or for more information, all Julie Dudley at 541-562-6137.

Contribute to Community Bank’s charity drive until Dec. 19

UNION & WALLOWA COUNTIES — Community Bank is conducting its annual charity drive. The program is an effort to collect funds from the community, to be used in that same community during the holiday season. Funds collected will be matched at 50 cents on the dollar up to a maximum of $500 in matching funds per branch. Last year, more than $27,000 was dispersed to 12 charities in the region.

In Union County, the Elgin branch is collecting for the Elgin Food Bank and the La Grande Branches are raising funds for the Union County Warming Station. In Wallowa County, the branches in Enterprise, Joseph and Wallowa will donate to local food banks.

Branches will have donation jars available through Dec. 19. All types of monetary donations are accepted such as personal checks, bills and coin. For more information, contact your local branch manager.

Translator District Board meets Thursday

LA GRANDE — The Blue Mountain Translator District Board of Directors will hold a regular meeting at noon Dec. 13 in the Misener Room of the Daniel Chapin Building, 1001 Fourth St.
La Grande. Prior to the meeting, the agenda and board packet will be posted at www.bmtd.org/public-notice.

DAR chapter gathers for Christmas potluck

ISLAND CITY — The Lone Pine Tree Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will meet at noon Dec. 14 at Island City City Hall for the annual Christmas potluck. Members and guests are welcome to attend. For more information, call 541-963-4861.

Prepare for holiday rush with restorative yoga

LA GRANDE — Yoga Dawn Studio is offering an evening of restorative yoga Dec. 14. Cost is $20, and space is limited to 10 people. To pre-register, call or text Carrie at 541-619-1090 or email kim@yogadawnstudio.com . Yoga Dawn Studio is located at 105 Depot St.,
La Grande. More information is also available on the studio’s Facebook page.

LHS class of ’54 meets for lunch

LA GRANDE — The members of the La Grande High School class of 1954 will gather for lunch at the Flying J restaurant Dec. 13. The get-together begins at 11:30 a.m.

Elgin FBLA chapter plans county-wide blood drive

ELGIN — The Elgin FBLA chapter is organizing a Union County blood drive from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 21. The community is encouraged to sign up for the remaining openings to help save lives. For more information or to sign up, email shelby.sannar@gmail.com or call 541-910-4021.