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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 finest hamburgers in Union County, and enjoy live music too. The public is welcome to come down to 301 Fir Street in La Grande each week to participate.

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, April 19th, at Wildflower Lodge. To RSVP for the support group and free lunch after, call 541-663-1200.

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.

The Baker City Apostolic Lighthouse youth group is holding an ongoing can & bottle drive at 7th and Broadway in Baker City. There is a trailer set up with signs that you can drop can and bottle donations into. If you have 2 or more bags you’d like to donate, contact Kristin to arrange a local pickup, at 541-403-0909.

Every third Thursday a cancer support group meets in Baker City at St. Luke’s Eastern Oregon Medical Associates. For more information about the group’s monthly meetings, contact Gloria at 541-403-2659.

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 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.

Veteran of Foreign Wars High Valley Post 4060, will be holding a yard sale on Saturday. This sale will take place at the VFW Post, located on Main St. in Union. If you would like to donate items before the sale, they can be dropped off before Saturday, from 9AM – 10AM each day. No clothing please. For more details, call and leave a message, at 541-562-6035.

Best Friends of Baker, is seeking clean and gently used donations of all kinds, for a rummage sale to be held in Baker City on April 27, 28, and 29. To arrange to have items picked up please call 541-519-7387.

The next Teen iCraft event at the Cook Memorial Library in La Grande will be on held Friday, April 28th, from 4PM – 5PM. Teens will be creating styrofoam prints. Supplies and instructions will be provided, and registration is not necessary. This free activity is open to anyone in middle or high school. Like the Cook Memorial Library page on Facebook for more details, or stop by the library to learn more about other upcoming events.

The Union County Sheriff’s Office will be offering free boat inspections, on Saturday, April 29th. The inspections will take place at Bi-Mart in La Grande, from 9AM – 1PM. For more information, call 541-963-1017.

Oregon State University extension program in partnership with Oregon Food Bank, and Oregon Rural Action are working to bring together community members with an interest in the local food system. On Saturday, April 29th, the group will host a FEAST event from 9AM – 3PM, at the OSU Extension conference room, located at 10507 N. McAlister Rd. in La Grande. This event is free and open to anyone interested in identifying projects in our region to strengthen our community food system and increase food security. Registration is required to participate. For more information, visit: http://UCFeast2017.eventbrite.com or call 541-963-1010.

Every Monday through Friday the Community Connection Senior Dining Center in Baker City serves up lunch at 12PM. There is a suggested donation of $4 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.

There is a monthly support group for those with spouses who have long term or terminal illness. This support group meets on the first Monday of each month at St. Luke’s Eastern Oregon Medical Associates conference room, at 11:30AM. If you have any questions, contact Gloria at 541-403-2659.

The Union County Republican Central Committee will be holding a “We the People Celebrate America” event on Saturday, May 6th, in Cove. A catered dinner will be served, along with silent and live auctions. The guest speaker at this event will be former Montana Legislator Dr. Krayton Kerns. Only a limited number of tickets will be available. Tickets are $25 each, and can be purchased by calling 541-910-6585.

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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