Starting Monday, Oct. 18, The Umatilla Public Library reopens its doors to the public. Hours are as follows: Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Curbside service is available during business hours. Deliveries are Tuesdays and Thursdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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The Pet Rescue & Harley Swain Subaru Loves Pets Adoption Event is Saturday, Oct. 16, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Pet Rescue Humane Society of Eastern Oregon, 1844 N.W. Geer Road, Hermiston.

Harley Swain Subaru of Hermiston is sponsoring all adoption fees at the event. Petsense in Hermiston will be giving away a free coupon book for each animal adopted. These coupons help with food, treats, tags and collars.

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Echo Kiwanis hosts its fourth annual Oktoberfest Saturday, Oct. 16. This year’s event is on Bonanza Street, between H & P Cafe, 231 W. Main St.; Echo Community Church, 21 N. Bonanza St.; and The Echo Fire Department, 311 W. Main St. Oktoberfest will include a beer garden, food and music. Food service begins at 3 p.m. Tickets are $20.

The street permit approved by the city council allows music outside until 10 p.m., in compliance with the city’s noise code. ID is required for alcoholic beverages. Please do not call the police about the music before 10 p.m.

Alcoholic beverages must remain within the beer garden perimeter and cannot be in the park. Net proceeds will support the old St. Peter’s Church historic landmark and scholarships.

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It is chowder time again, as the Hermiston Lions Club is selling Mo’s Famous Clam Chowder. Chowder base is $13 per quart, bread is $7 per loaf, garlic cheese butter is $5 per pint and marionberry cobbler is $25 per pan.

The Lions are taking orders through Oct. 20, and pick-up date is Oct. 28, 4-6 p.m. at the West Park Elementary School parking lot. Customers will receive an email prior to pick-up date to confirm time.

To order, contact a Lions Club member or call 541-567-8301.

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The Hermiston Linebackers Club invites football fans to join the huddle. A no-host luncheon meeting is Thursday, Oct. 14, noon to 1 p.m., at Desert Lanes Family Fun Center, 1545 N. First St., Hermiston.

Coach David Faaeteete will discuss the team’s recent loss against the Southridge Suns and share the game plan as they take on the Kennewick Lions. For more information, or to RSVP, contact Flora Larson at 541-567-5215 Wednesday by 3 p.m.

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The Hermiston School District is hosting a Community Listening Session Monday, Oct. 18, 7-8 p.m. at Armand Larive Middle School, 1497 S.W. Ninth St., Hermiston.

The meeting provides an opportunity for parents and community members to engage in conversation with district administrative staff and board of education members. For more information, contact communications@hermistonsd.org, 541-667-6010 or visit www.hermiston.k12.or.us.

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The Hermiston Herald still is seeking your real-life scary stories. See our Facebook page for more information. To enter, Hermiston area residents are invited to post their story (up to 300 words) no later than Saturday, Oct. 30, at noon via www.facebook.com/HermistonHerald.

We’ll choose the scariest story and print it in the Herald’s Nov. 3 edition. The winner will receive a $20 gift card to a local coffee shop and a copy of the newspaper that has their story.

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The Harkenrider Senior Activity Center menu for Thursday, Oct. 14, is creamy Italian sausage casserole, garlic bread and dessert. The menu for Tuesday, Oct. 19, is spaghetti, garlic bread, salad and dessert. (In-house meals will be served from noon to 12:30 p.m. People planning to dine in are asked to call by 11 a.m.)

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 before 11 a.m. Meals are $5 and can be picked up between 11:30 a.m. and noon.

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

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