Community Calendar

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 www.lagrandefarmersmarket.org.

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.

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.

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, October 18th, at Wildflower Lodge. To RSVP for the support group and free lunch after, call 541-663-1200.

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 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 next Teen iCraft event at the Cook Memorial Library in La Grande will be on held Friday, October 20th, from 4PM – 5PM. Teens will be creating dragon eye magnets. 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 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.

Cook Memorial Library will continue hosting their free Teen Writing Circle events. The next one will take place on Thursday, October 26, 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.

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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