Gene Rose Memorial Chamber Concert held in Haines

HAINES — The Grande Ronde Symphony Association and the Leo Alder Foundation invite the community to the first annual Gene Rose Memorial Chamber Concert March 2 at the Haines United Methodist Church, 721 Roberts St. The concert begins at 7 p.m. and will feature two unique groups: the Kupenga Marimba band and the Blue Plate Special bluegrass band. Tickets for non-Chamber Series pass-holders are available at the door for only $10 per person.

Alice Trindle, GRSA president, said, “For us to be able to honor Gene’s memory with this robust combination of musical styles is truly in honor of Mr. Rose’s unique character. We look forward to making this an annual event and a great collaboration with the other four Chamber Series concerts held in La Grande.”

Rimfire silhouette shoot on first Sunday

LA GRANDE — The La Grande Rifle and Pistol Club is hosting a .22 rimfire silhouette shoot every first Sunday of the month through April at the club’s river range on Highway 244 (I-84 exit 252, then 3 miles west on the Ukiah-Hilgard Highway). The next event, which is open to the public, begins at 9 a.m. March 3. Entry fee is $5. Eye and ear protection is required. Rifles or pistols, with no restrictions on sights. Call Darrel at 541-428-9757 or Gary at 541-786-0809 or go to for more information.

Cattlemen hear about USDA water pollution project

ISLAND CITY — The Union County Cattlemen will meet at 7 p.m. March 4 at the Ag Service Center in Island City. Curtis Martin, chair of the OCA Water Committee, will discuss the Department of Agriculture’s new project to address agriculture contributions to water pollution on private property through the 1010 plans. A business meeting will follow. The meeting is open to the public.

Tree trimming begins Monday in Union

UNION — Oregon Trail Electric Cooperative’s contracted tree trimming service, The Tree Service, will begin trimming work within the Union city limits March 4. The work is expected to last up to four weeks, though that could be dependent on weather. OTEC removes only trees that pose a serious threat to safety and electric service. Trees that grow too close to power lines can cause outages, start fires or create other hazardous conditions. This work helps maintain electric safety and service reliability and is required by state and federal regulations.

Get ready for spring with eight-week yoga series

ISLAND CITY — The La Grande Country Club and Yoga Dawn Studio have partnered to offer an eight-week Yoga Spring Conditioning Class on Monday evenings beginning next week. The classes will run from 6 p.m. to 7:20 p.m. March 4-April 29 on Mondays at the Country Club, 10605 S. McAlister Road, Island City. Teens and older and welcome, and no experience is required. The cost for those who pre-register for the series is $56; call Dana at 541-963-4241 to pay and reserve your spot. Individual classes are $10 (cash) at the door.

Meetings set to plan OK Theatre centennial

ENTERPRISE — The OK Theatre turns 100 this year. Darrell Brann is planning a major event on the theater’s anniversary with music, short films and plays. Informational meetings are set to gather potential sponsors, event coordinators and volunteers of all types. Meetings will be held at the Tomas Conference Room, 309 S. River St., Enterprise, at 7 p.m. on the first and third Mondays from March to July. The first meeting is this Monday, March 4. All those interested in learning more about the centennial are welcome.

Cove City Council meets Tuesday

COVE — The City of Cove will hold its regular council meeting at 7 p.m. March 5 at Cove City Hall, 504 Alder. The meeting will include an executive session to discuss hiring a public works director.

Tickets are on sale for Angel Fund dinner

LA GRANDE — A spaghetti feed fundraiser for the Angel Fund will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. March 5 in the La Grande High School Commons, 708 K Ave. RE/MAX Real Estate Team hosts the annual dinner and silent auction to support the Angel Fund, which provides assistance to the homeless and unaccompanied youth in the La Grande School District. Tickets are $6, $4 for age 11 and younger. Pre-ordering tickets is highly encouraged. To purchase tickets, call RE/MAX at 541-963-1000 or stop by the office at 2106 Island Ave., La Grande, between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

InterMountain ESD sponsors tech expo

LA GRANDE — InterMountain ESD is sponsoring a tech expo March 7 on the Eastern Oregon University campus. The free event is open to students in grades 8-12 who go to school within IMESD’s service region. The expo will feature a variety of exciting STEM sessions and activities, including an EOU College of STM & Health Sciences Career Fair, hosted in part by EOU’s Northeast Oregon Health Education Center.

Learn about vegetable gardening from a master

ISLAND CITY — The OSU Master Gardener classes are open to the public for $5 per class. The next class will be “Vegetable Gardening,” presented by Cindy Edwards of Cove’s Folly Farm. The class will run from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. March 5 in the conference room at the Union County OSU Extension office, 10507 N. McAlister Road, Island City. For more information and to RSVP for classes call the Union County Extension office at 541-963-1010.

Film explores ‘biology of stress’

LA GRANDE — A free film screening of “Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope” will begin at 6:30 p.m. March 6 in the La Grande High School auditorium. Directed by James Redford, the award winning one-hour documentary delves into the science of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) and the birth of a new movement to treat toxic stress. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion and a time for questions and answers. Enter LHS via the Second Street doors near the gym.

Class of 1959 plans reunion

La Grande High School class of 1959 will hold a planning meeting for its 60th class reunion at noon March 4 at the Cock and Bull Restaurant in Pat’s Alley. All classmates are invited to attend and bring ideas and contact information of other classmates.