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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.

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.

La Grande Weight Watchers are now meeting weekly at a new time. The group will have weekly weigh-in beginning at 4:45PM each Thursday, with the meeting following at 5:15PM. Drop-in hours will also be available from 8AM – 9:30AM every Saturday. All meetings take place in the basement at Riveria Activity Centery, located along Y Avenue in La Grande. If you have any questions, contact Deb, at 541-910-4889.

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:

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.

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 541-523-4242.

The next Teen iCraft event at the Cook Memorial Library in La Grande will be on held Friday, February 17th, from 4PM – 5PM. Teens will be creating their own duct tape pens. This free activity is open to anyone in middle or high school. Supplies and instructions will be provided, and registration is not necessary. Like the Cook Memorial Library page on Facebook for more details, or stop by the library to learn more about other upcoming events.

La Grande Rotary will be holding their annual Daddy/Daughter Dance on Saturday, February 18th. Young ladies in grandes K-8 are welcome, along with their father, male relatives, or guardians, at this semi-formal dress event. The theme of the dance is Moonlight Masquerade Ball, featuring a lovely evening of dancing, dessert, mask decorating, and a commemorative photo too! The cost is $35 per couple, and $10 for each additional daughter. Proceeds will benefit La Grande Rotary youth programs, including the La Grande Middle School Drug-Free Youth Program. Contact La Grande Rotary for more details and to register, at 541-963-2262.

Baker County Historical Society will be presenting a program focusing on Champ Bond, the father of Anthony lakes Ski Lift, original recycler, and contributor to our modern mechanized agriculture in Eastern Oregon, on Monday, February 20th. This presentation will begin at 7PM at the Baker Heritage Museum’s Ball Room, and admission is free. Refreshments will be served, and Champ’s daughters Kathy and Anne will be in attendance.

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.

Elkhorn Preparedness, formerly Baker County Oath Keepers, host a monthly meeting at the Sunridge in Baker City, on the third Tuesday of each month. The next meeting will be held at 6PM, and will focus on emergency preparedness in 2017. All Baker County residents are welcome to attend.

Eastern Oregon Youth For Christ will be holding a Crab Feed and Dessert Auction Fundraiser event on Saturday, February 25th. The dinner will begin at 4PM at Valley Fellowship, located at 507 Palmer Ave. in La Grande. Advanced tickets will be available for purchase until February 20th, at Red Cross Drug Store, RD Mac, and Valley Realty. All proceeds will go to support Youth For Christ programs for middle and high school students in La Grande. For more information, contact Kevin at 541-963-4190.

Grande Ronde Hospital’s Cancer Support Group meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month from 6:30PM – 7:30PM, in the Mt. Emily Conference Room, on the third floor. This is an opportunity for cancer patients, survivors, and loved ones to learn and share. If you have any questions, please contact the group’s volunteer coordinator at 509-420-0300.

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.

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 15th, at Wildflower Lodge. To RSVP for the support group and free lunch after, call 541-663-1200.

The next Teen Movie Night at the Cook Memorial Library in La Grande will be on held Friday, March 3rd. Teens in grades 6-12 are welcome to come down to the library for this free movie night, starting at its new time, 4PM. Free popcorn and soda will also be available, and teens are encouraged to bring snacks too. Like the Cook Memorial Library’s Facebook page for more details, or stop by the library to learn about other upcoming events.

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 541-523-4242.

There will be another AARP “Smart Driver” Safety Class, on Saturday, March 25th, at Grande Ronde Hospital. The class will take place from 9AM – 4PM, and will be taught by certified volunteer instructor, Fred Moore. Completion of the class entitles drivers over 55 to a discount in their auto insurance in most cases. Cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. For registration and more information call 541-910-9797.

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