Community Calendar

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.

The American Legion Post 43 in La Grande is serving up hamburgers each Tuesday evening, from 5PM – 7PM. 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.

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

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 6th, at Wildflower Lodge. To RSVP for the support group and free lunch after, call 541-663-1200.

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.

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.

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 Cook Memorial Library in La Grande will be hosting another Foreign Film Night on Friday, February 8th. Doors will open at 6:45PM, with the film screening starting at 7PM in the Community Room. This is a free event, and refreshments will be provided. For more information about the Foreign Film Night, or other events happening at the library, stop by at 2006 4th St. in La Grande, or call 541-962-1339.

The Cook Memorial Library’s Literacy Center is open every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday in La Grande. From 1:30PM – 5PM, devoted volunteers assist any individual that needs help in all areas of reading, writing, and speaking. There are opportunities to connect with reading partners, develop reading and language skills, and even help with homework for students. This is a perfect opportunity for all ages to receive free help in these literacy skills, or even for someone you care for. Stop by the Cook Memorial Library on 4th St. in La Grande for more information, or call 541-962-1339.

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

Elkhorn Community Preparedness in Baker City hosts a monthly meeting at the Sunridge Inn, on the third Tuesday of each month. The next meeting will be held at 6:30PM on February 19th. All Baker County residents are welcome to attend the meeting.

Grande Ronde Radio Amateurs Association is inviting everyone to attend their monthly business meeting every 4th Tuesday of the month. The meeting is held at the La Grande Fire Station classroom, starting at 6PM. If you have ever been interested in HAM radio, or are curious about it, this is a great meeting to attend to ask questions about the hobby and the service. For more information, contact Tyson at 541-910-2784 or visit online: www.W7GRA.org

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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