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Cook Memorial Library will be offering a Teen Coding Camp, July 17th – 20th, from 1-3PM. This activity will be taught by Taylor Hunt and will provide an introduction to coding in Python. This free event is open to anyone in middle or high school and will be held in the library’s Community Room. Registration is required, but supplies will be provided, and no previous experience in coding is needed. For more information, and to register, contact Cook Memorial Library at 541-962-1339.

The La Grande Farmer’s Market takes place every Saturday morning from 9AM – 12PM at Max Square in Downtown La Grande, and every Tuesday afternoon from 3:30PM – 6PM. Enjoy fresh local produce, baked goods, arts, crafts, live music, and more. For a full schedule of events, visit

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.

The Baker City Farmer’s Market is open every Wednesday afternoon from 3:30PM – 6:30PM at the Baker County Community Event Center, at 2600 East St. Stop by each week for local produce, vegetables, live music, and more. Like the Baker City Farmer’s Market on Facebook, to follow along with what’s being added each week!

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 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.

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

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 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.

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:

Cook Memorial Library will be hosting a Teen Writing Circle each month throughout the summer. The next one will take place on Thursday, July 27th, from 4PM – 5PM. Teen Writing Circle is a place to exchange ideas, brainstorm, and receive feedback from peers. Bring your stories and writing ideas to share. This free activity will be held in the library’s Community Room and registration is not needed. Call the library for more information at 541-962-1339.

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 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.

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.

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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