The Hermiston Herald publishes a list of coming events as space allows. All items are assumed free, nonprofit and open to the public unless otherwise noted. Coming events items should be submitted well in advance to calendar c/o Hermiston Herald, 333 E. Main St., Hermiston, OR 97838 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
CHRISTMAS BAKE AND CRAFT SALE, 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Good Shepherd Medical Center pharmacy lobby, 610 N.W. 11th St., Hermiston. Proceeds support medical field scholarships and medical equipment on the hospital wish list.
BABY BOOGIE & TAPPIN’ TODDLERS, 10-10:45 a.m., Hermiston Public Library, 235 E Gladys Ave, Hermiston. (541-567-2882)
STORY TIME, 11:15 a.m., Hermiston Public Library, 235 E. Gladys Ave., Hermiston. (541-567-2882)
STANFIELD SENIOR MEAL SERVICE, 12 p.m., Stanfield Community Center, 225 W. Roosevelt, Stanfield. Cost is $3.50 for seniors, $6 for others. (541-449-1332)
HEALTH INSURANCE OPEN HOUSE, 3-6 p.m., Boardman Public Library, 200 S. Main St., Boardman. Apply or renew for the Oregon Health Plan or get assistance shopping the federal insurance marketplace. Free; Spanish translation available. (Sarah Nunez 541-481-7212 ext. 210)
BOARDMAN SENIOR MEAL SERVICE, noon, Boardman Senior Center, 100 Tatone St. Costs $4 for seniors or $5 for others. (541-481-3257).
HERMISTON SENIOR MEAL SERVICE, noon, Hermiston Senior Center, 435 W. Orchard Ave. Costs $4, free for children under 10. Extra 50 cents for utensils/dishes. Meals on Wheels available. Transportation arranged by donation. (541-567-3582).
SENSORY STORY TIME, 12:30 p.m., Boardman Public Library, 200 S. Main St. For children from birth to age 4. (541-481-2665).
THE ARC UMATILLA COUNTY BINGO, 6 p.m. doors open, bingo starts at 7 p.m. 215 W. Orchard Ave., Hermiston. (541-567-7615).
FIDDLER’S NIGHT, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Brookdale Assisted Living, 980 W. Highland Ave. Join jam session or just listen. (541-567-3141).
WILLIAMS AND REE, 7 p.m., Wildhorse Resort & Casino, 46510 Wildhorse Blvd., Pendleton. Politically incorrect and proud of it, one of the longest-running and successful comedy-music duos will perform their signature act. Tickets on sale Nov. 18: premium “Stick A Fork In Me” seats $29, includes barbecue gift, regular seating $19, all seats at round tables, reserved on purchase. 21 and older only, no-host bar available. (www.wildhorseresort.com)
STORY TIME, 10:15-11 a.m., Hermiston Public Library, 235 E. Gladys Ave. (541-567-2882).
STORY & CRAFT TIME, 2 p.m., Echo Public Library, 20 Bonanza St.
CANDY LAND HOLIDAY PARTY, 4:30-6 p.m., Hermiston Public Library, 235 E. Gladys Ave., Hermiston. Craft projects, cookie decorating (and eating), games, activity booths and a STEAM project. For kids in the fifth grade and younger. Free. (541-567-2882).
VFW BINGO, doors open at 6 p.m., games start at 7 p.m., Hermiston VFW, 45 W. Cherry St.
BREAKFAST WITH SANTA, 7:30-8:30 a.m., Boardman Senior Center, 100 Tatone St. Includes breakfast, Santa, crafts and activities, and horse-drawn wagon rides. Free. (541-481-3257)
DOWNTOWN HERMISTON CHRISTMAS BAZAAR, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Grace and Mercy Lutheran Church, 164 E. Main St., Hermiston. Craft vendors and hourly door prize drawings. Proceeds benefit Grace and Mercy Lutheran Church. (email@example.com)
SAGE SATURDAY, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., SAGE Center, 101 Olson Road, Boardman. Make a winter-themed craft from materials supplied by the center. Free. (541-481-7243).
SATURDAY CRAFT TIME, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Hermiston Public Library, 235 E. Gladys Ave. Free craft projects for children in 5th grade and younger.
“THE CANARY EFFECT,” 1-2:30 p.m., Tamastslikt Cultural Institute, 47106 Wildhorse Blvd., Pendleton. Documentary follows the abuses perpetrated on the indigenous peoples of North America and details the genocidal practices of the US government and its continuing affects on present day Indian country. Free admission. (www.tamastslikt.org)
THE ARC CHRISTMAS PARTY, 2-4 p.m., The Arc Umatilla County, 215 W. Orchard Ave., Hermiston. Enjoy refreshments, bingo, caroling, crafts and a visit from Santa. To participate in gift exchange, bring a wrapped present, $5 limit. (541-567-7615).
“AN EVENING WITH THE CLASSICS,” 7 p.m., Hermiston High School performing arts auditorium, 600 S. First St. Hermiston’s own Kelly Kuo and Ron Blessinger will perform classical music. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for students in advance, $5 more at the door, available at Hermiston Parks office, Hermiston Chamber of Commerce or www.desertartscouncil.com.
PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB OPEN HOUSE, 5:30 p.m., Hermiston Public Library, 235 E. Gladys Ave. Anyone interested in the Hermiston Photography Club is encouraged to attend. Light refreshments.
CELEBRATE HEPPNER CHRISTMAS, 6 p.m., Morrow County Fairgrounds, 74473 Highway 74, Heppner. Catered meal, drawing for rewards cards, photos with Santa. Additional information TBA. (541-676-5563).
“HANDEL’S MESSIAH,” 7 p.m., Echo Community Center, 20 S. Bonanza. Combined symphony and chorale concert featuring Inland Northwest Musicians ensembles. Free admission, but reservations are highly recommended. (541-289-4696, firstname.lastname@example.org).
PANCAKES WITH SANTA, 8:30-10:30 a.m., Hermiston Conference Center, 415 S. Highway 395. Breakfast, photos with Santa and holiday story shared by library staff. Tickets ($8 child 2-15; $10 adults; $30 family of 4) must be purchased in advance. (541-667-5018).
“HANDEL’S MESSIAH,” 4 p.m., Echo Community Center, 20 S. Bonanza. Combined symphony and chorale concert featuring Inland Northwest Musicians ensembles. Free admission, but reservations are highly recommended. (541-289-4696, email@example.com).
LIVING NATIVITY, 6-8 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 191 E. Gladys Ave., Hermiston. Experience the Nativity, featuring live animals and characters. Warm drinks and cookies will be served following the tour. Desert Aire Dulcimers will provide live music on Saturday. All ages. (Becky Hunt 541-314-5797).
“SHEEP IN HEAVENLY PEACE” KIDS’ CHRISTMAS DRAMA, 10:30 a.m., Hermiston Church of the Nazarene, 1520 W. Orchard Ave. Everyone welcome. (Gabrielle Fritz 541-567-3677).
LIVING NATIVITY, 4-6 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 191 E. Gladys Ave., Hermiston. Experience the Nativity, featuring live animals and characters. Warm drinks and cookies will be served following the tour. Desert Aire Dulcimers will provide live music on Saturday. All ages. (Becky Hunt 541-314-5797).
TEEN ORNAMENT HUNT, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Hermiston Public Library, 235 E. Gladys Ave. Drop by and find all 10 ornaments and win a prize. Teens only. Free. (541-567-2882).
BMCC CHRISTMAS EVE DINNER, 4-6 p.m., Pendleton Convention Center, 1601 Westgate. Blue Mountain Community College student government hosts free community dinner at a new venue. Everyone welcome. (541-278-5774)
FAMILY CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE, 6 p.m., Hermiston Church of the Nazarene, 1520 W. Orchard Ave. Candlelight and communion worship service for the whole family. Sign language interpretation available; contact the church to make reservations. (Gabrielle Fritz 541-567-3677).
COMMUNITY FELLOWSHIP DINNER, 1-4 p.m., Hermiston Senior Center, 435 W. Orchard Ave. Free traditional Christmas meal features ham (and limited turkey) and all the fixings. For meal delivery or a ride, call 541-567-3013 through Friday, Dec. 23. On Christmas, call the senior center at 541-567-3582. (To volunteer, call 541-303-5886).
TEEN HOLIDAY MOVIE, 3 p.m., Hermiston Public Library, 235 E. Gladys Ave. Hang out, chow on snacks and watch a holiday movie. For teens only. Free. (541-567-2882).