Local meetings

• LA GRANDE — The Blue Mountain Translator District Board of Directors plans to discuss the local channel strategic plan during its regular meeting Friday at 10 a.m. The meeting is in the Misener Room, Daniel Chapin Building, 1001 Fourth St., La Grande. For more information, visit the translator district’s website at www.bmtd.org.

• UNION — The Union City Council will meet Monday for a work session and its regular monthly meeting. The work session will begin at 6 p.m. and the meeting will start at 7 p.m. Both will be at city hall. The city’s ATV ordinance will be one of the subjects of the work session, and the city's charter will be a subject at the meeting.

• COVE — The Cove City Council will meet for a work session at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at city hall, 504 Alder St., to work on council rules.

• UNION — The January meeting of the directors of the Eastern Oregon Livestock Show begins at Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the organization’s Club House on Delta Street, Union.

• LA GRANDE — The La Grande Community Landscape and Forestry Commission meets Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. at the Parks and Recreation Department Office in Pioneer Park. Commissioners are needed. Those interested in volunteering can call Stu Spence, Parks & Recreation director, at 541-962-1348.

• ISLAND CITY — The La Grande Rural Fire Protection Board will meet Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the fire hall at 10200 S. McAlister Road. The La Grande Rural Fire Protection District Board oversees the operation of the La Grande Rural Fire Department. The department, based in Island City, provides emergency medical and fire service throughout Union County.

• ISLAND CITY — Island City announced it moved the regular city council meeting from Monday to Jan. 22. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. as usual at Island City City Hall, 10605 Island Ave.

Breakfast raises funds for UHS Robocats competition

UNION — The Veterans of Foreign Wars High Valley Post 4060 in Union is sponsoring a breakfast Saturday to help Union High School’s robotics team, the Robocats, go to competition. The Robocats will be cooking and serving, and all are encouraged to come support their efforts from 7-10 a.m. at the Post, 518 Main St. Pancakes, scrambled eggs with sausage plus milk, juice, coffee or tea will be served for $7, $5 for younger than 18. Donations also will be accepted.

Labyrinth spiritual retreat open to all tomorrow

LA GRANDE — The Presbyterian Friendship Center is hosting a one-day retreat, "Seeking an Epiphany for 2020: A Spiritual Retreat on the Labyrinth," Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 1204 Spring St., La Grande. The retreat is open to anyone seeking an epiphany in the new year. Come for a day retreat to learn about and walk the labyrinth, an ancient meditation and prayer practice. Connect with spirit as you transition to a new year, inviting greater intention, guidance, and clarity into your life. For those who have not already signed up, registration will be $40 at the door.

RSVP by Wednesday for next senior meal in Cove

COVE — The next senior meal in Cove will be Jan. 21 in Founders Hall on the Ascension School grounds. On the menu is chicken enchilada casserole, Spanish rice, confetti corn, salad bar and corn muffins, plus snickerdoodles for dessert. There is a $5 charge per meal. Coffee and tea are available at noon, and the meal is served buffet-style at 12:15 p.m. RSVP by Jan. 15 by calling Imie Bristow at 541-568-4545 or Betsy Arnson at 541-568-4902.

Two chances offered to attend Daddy-Daughter Dance

LA GRANDE — The annual Daddy-Daughter Dance this year will be offered on two nights, Jan. 31 or Feb. 1, each at the Blue Mountain Conference Center, 404 12th St., La Grande. The dances are open to girls in kindergarten through eighth grade and their fathers, male relatives or guardians. The theme will be "Dancing in Paradise," and each evening will run from 6-9 p.m. Dress is semi-formal. The evening features dancing, dessert, face painting and a commemorative photo.

Tickets are $50 per couple, and $10 for each additional daughter. Tickets are available at www.lagranderotary.org/ddd2020. Proceeds will benefit La Grande Rotary Youth Programs, including the La Grande Middle School Drug-Free Youth Program.

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