Teach for a cause — instructors wanted

ACE 2020

Arts Center East, La Grande

LA GRANDE — Art Center East, La Grande, offers weekly classes to Shelter From the Storm clients through a grant-funded program, but the center needs teaching artists to begin next week.

The center seeks instructors to teach a two-hour evening class one time, or on a regular basis (for example, once per month). Dates are flexible and can fit your schedule. All artistic and wellness topics are welcome. Classes must be stand-alone, make-and-take style using supplies available in the ACE studio. Only   Shelter From the Storm can attend the classes.

Compensation is $5 per student per hour with a class minimum of three students (so you will make a minimum of $15 per hour, $30 per class — more depending on attendance).

Interested potential instructors should contact ACE as soon as possible by emailing info@artcentereast.org with "Shelter Teaching Artist" as the subject line.

Informational meeting addresses Buffalo Flats Stream Restoration Project

UNION — An informational meeting on the Buffalo Flats Stream Restoration Project is Jan. 30, 6-8 p.m. in the S.E. Miller gym at Union Elementary School, 166 W. Dearborn St.

The Union Soil and Water Conservation District announced it is leading a planning effort to investigate the physical and biological conditions of Catherine Creek and Little Creek upstream of Union. This effort will develop strategies to improve fish and wildlife habitat conditions while looking for opportunities to address flooding concerns of the local community and provide benefits for agricultural operators.

The district recognizes the complexity of the natural river system and the potential for impacts on the local community, according to the announcement, and will carefully consider the ramifications of design alternatives in this process. The purpose of this meeting is to provide the local community with information about the conservation planning effort, address specific concerns and solicit public input that can guide project development.

Scholarship available to Union County senior girl heading to EOU

LA GRANDE — Applications are now being accepted for the 2020-2021 Union County PEO Tri-Chapter Scholarship.

This $3,000 scholarship is awarded annually to a graduating senior girl from Union County who will attend Eastern Oregon University, La Grande. Applications are available from counselors at Union County high schools. Applicants are evaluated for academic achievement, community service, financial need and commitment to higher education.

Three local chapters of PEO, a philanthropic organization dedicated to the education of women, fund the scholarship. The application deadline is March 31.

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