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.

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

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.

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 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.

An all-volunteer cast of local choir and orchestra will be performing Handel’s well known oratorio “The Messiah”. Admission is free to the public and the performance will begin at 7PM in the La Grande High School Auditorium on Sunday, December 17th. All choir, orchestra musicians, and vocal soloists are from Union, Baker, and Wallowa counties. Come, enjoy this special annual music performance just one week prior to Christmas Eve.

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, December 20th, at Wildflower Lodge. To RSVP for the support group and free lunch after, call 541-663-1200.

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.