The Avenue of Flags is returning to the Hermiston Cemetery for Memorial Day weekend. The display, featuring hundreds of flags, will be erected Friday and remain through Memorial Day — Monday, May 31. The cemetery is open from daylight to dusk.

In addition, a Memorial Day ceremony is planned Monday at 10 a.m. at the Hermiston Cemetery. The program includes American Legion Post 37, the Oregon National Guard and music provided by the Hermiston High School band and choral groups.

Those planning to attend are encouraged to bring a lawn chair, as seating is not provided. In addition, COVID-19 guidelines are suggested.

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Hermiston School District is providing a free summer program to enrolled students in grades kindergarten through fourth grade this summer.

The program will take place June 21 to July 31 (except July 5), Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

According to an announcement from the school district, the academic portion of the day will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. with math, literacy and science activities, plus field trips and swimming lessons.

Afterward students will have the option of participating in sports, attending the Champions daycare or going home for the day. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided free on site and transportation to and from the program is also available.

Registration is May 24-28. Visit the Hermiston School District Facebook page or to register.

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People are invited for an evening of casual card play, try out new decks, trade cards and meet new friends during Magic: The Gathering.

The event is Saturday, June 5, from 7-10 p.m. at Infinity Watch Collectibles, 1300 Sixth St., Umatilla. There is no entry fee. The event also will feature a movie, and free snacks and drinks. All ages are welcome.

For more information, contact 541-571-6693 or visit

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The Harkenrider Senior Activity Center menu for Thursday, May 27, is baked chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, veggies and dessert. The menu for Tuesday, June 1, is hamburgers, macaroni salad, baked beans and dessert.

For a Meals on Wheels delivery in Hermiston, call 541-567-3582 before 10 a.m. to place an order.

To pick up a meal from the center at 255 N.E. Second St., call the same number before 11 a.m. Meals are $4 and can be picked up between 11:30 a.m. and noon.

The Boardman Senior Center is now providing meal delivery. Meals are $4 paid upon delivery. Call 541-481-3257 to order.

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