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The American Legion Post 43 in La Grande is serving up hamburgers every Tuesday night from 5PM – 7PM. Stop in for the hamburgers, and enjoy live music too. The public is welcome to come down to 301 Fir Street in La Grande each week to participate.

The Elgin Lions Club holds Bingo each Wednesday evening at the Elgin Community Center. Doors open at 6PM, and play starts at 6:30PM. Concessions will also be available.

Every Monday through Friday the Community Connection Senior Dining Center in Baker City serves up lunch at 11:30AM. There is a suggested donation of $4.50 for persons 60 and over, and a cost of $6.25 for persons under 60. Stop by Community Connection of Baker County, located at 2810 Cedar St. in Baker City to take a look at the menu and see what else is offered.

Veterans of Foreign Wars High Valley Post 4060 is holding Bingo each Wednesday, at the VFW Hall in Union. The doors will open at 5PM, with early bird games starting at 6PM, and regular games at 7PM. For more information, contact Cora, at 541-562-6153.

Cook Memorial Library in La Grande will be hosting another Teen Writing Circle on Thursday, January 25th, at 4PM. Teen Writing Circle is a place to exchange ideas, brainstorm, and get feedback from peers. Teens are encouraged to bring their stories and writing ideas to share. This free activity will be held in the library’s Community Room and registration is not needed. For more information call 541-962-1339.

The Meals on Wheels program in Union County is in need of volunteers to deliver meals to seniors at their homes. The time investment is only about two hours per week. If you are interested in helping out stop by the Community Connection of Union County office at 1504 N Albany St in La Grande, or call 541-963-7532.

The Oregon Army National Guard will be holding an Open House event on Thursday. This will be held at the National Guard Armory at 404 12th St. in La Grande, from 5:30PM – 7PM. During this time, National Guard members will be available to meet, refreshments served, and a chance to experience the Guard Life with tours and demonstrations of equipment and vehicles. For more information about the event, and other National Guard opportunities, call 541-786-1459.

The American Legion Post 43 in La Grande holds Bingo Thursday evenings, with Early Bird games starting at 6PM, and a second session beginning at 7PM. Jackpots start at $100 and $250, and a 50/50 raffle will also be available. The public is welcome to come down to 301 Fir Street in La Grande each week to participate. Refreshment will also be served. Cash only please.

If you or someone you know is struggling with alcohol, there are many Alcoholics Anonymous meetings in our area. To learn more about upcoming meetings, or to speak with someone in Alcoholics Anonymous, visit: OregonAADistrict29.org

Every Friday morning from 9AM – 12PM is the Free Children’s Clinic in La Grande. Appointments are requested. For more information, please call 541-663-3150.

The OSU Master Gardener program is a great chance to expand your gardening knowledge. These classes are held each Tuesday, now through the end of April, at the OSU Extension office in Union County, located at 10507 N. McAlister Road. Community members are invited to take any of these classes, for just $5 per class. For upcoming schedule, photos, and more information about the program, visit the Union County Master Gardeners Facebook page, or call 541-963-1010.

There will be an American Heart Association CPR Class, and Basic Life Support training for Health Care Providers, held on Tuesday, January 30th. This class will be held at Island City Hall from 5PM – 9PM, and instructed by Lou Gerber. For more information and to register, call 541-963-9674.

La Grande Wrestling Club will be raffling off a total of 18 firearms, February 1st through the 18th. There is a great variety of different firearms to win, and every ticket will allow for a chance to win each day. The grand prize drawn on the last day, February 18th, will be a custom AR-15. Tickets are $50 each, and will go to support the La Grande Wrestling Club. For more information, call 541-805-9488.

Eastern Oregon Youth For Christ will be holding their annual Banquet & Benefit Dinner, on Thursday, February 1st. This event will be held at Valley Fellowship, located at 507 Palmer Ave. in La Grande. Hors d’oeuvres will be served starting at 6:15PM, with the dinner & presentation beginning at 7PM. Everyone is invited to attend to hear about this dynamic youth ministry for teens in our community, and about the new Youth Center coming soon. Advanced tickets for this dinner are $20, and are available for purchase until Monday, January 29th. For ticket information, contact Kevin, at 541-910-5159.

The Meals on Wheels program in Baker County is in need of volunteers to deliver meals to seniors at their homes. The time investment is only about two hours per week. If you are interested in helping out stop by the Community Connection of Baker County office at 2810 Cedar Street or call 541-523-6591.

Wildflower Lodge Assisted Living in La Grande holds their Dementia Support Groups on the first and third Wednesday of each month. The Dementia Support Groups are free to attend, and the next one will take place at 12PM on Wednesday, February 7th, at Wildflower Lodge. To RSVP for the support group and free lunch after, call 541-663-1200.

If you are looking for a volunteer opportunity, how about becoming a Union County Chamber of Commerce Ambassador? Chamber Ambassadors are a group of volunteers who assist the Chamber office. Ambassadors meet twice a month. If you are interested contact the Union County Chamber of Commerce at 541-963-8588.

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