FOOD & DRINK
Chamber Offering Shot at $1,000 Simply by Shopping Locally
The Hermiston Chamber of Commerce is in the Christmas spirit this season and is giving residents a chance to win $1,000 simply by shopping locally. The chamber is challenging members of the community to do their holiday shopping at Hermiston businesses as part of its Ho-Ho-Holiday Blitz- Shop Local Giveaway.
Hermiston Holiday Bazaar
HERMISTON, Ore.-Hermiston Parks and Recreation hosted a series of Holiday Bazaars for some early shopping on Nov. 25.
Good Shepherd Offering Healthy Cooking for Seniors on a Budget
Good Shepherd Health Care System will offer the free Healthy Cooking for Seniors on a Budget class on Wednesday, Dec. 13 at the Hermiston Senior Center, 255 N.E. Second St. The class is for adults 55 and over to learn simple, nutritious recipes. It goes from 2 to 4 p.m. Ingredients are provided free to all participants ahead of time; cooking hardware is not provided.
Quick Takes: Nov. 28, 2023
BOARDMAN — To add to the seasonal spirit, a pair of holiday films are featured in December during Movie Night at the SAGE Center, 101 Olson Road. The Dec. 1 movie is “It’s a Wonderful Life” and Dec. 15 is “The Grinch.” The doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the flicks start at 6 p.m. Admission is free and includes popcorn and bottled water.
Tis the season for holiday parades
EASTERN OREGON — Towns across the region are planning parades and special events for the holiday season. Read on for this weekend’s events, and then we’ll have more for the next issue of Go!. Baker City. The Jingle Bell Jubilee holiday twilight parade and tree lighting in...
The Echo Historical Museum: Preserving the Pulse of a Pioneering Town
Nestled in Echo, Oregon, the Echo Historical Museum is a beacon of cultural heritage, safeguarding the stories of a town steeped in history. Within the Roman Classical architecture of the former Bank of Echo building, guests are immersed in a bygone era, surrounded by the original marble, wainscoting, and iron teller cages from the 1920s. The Percy Ripper Indian Artifact collection offers a window into the lives of the Native American tribes that once flourished in the area, showcasing their remarkable tools and textiles.
Tree Lighting, Holiday Parade Returns to Downtown Hermiston on Nov. 30
Downtown Hermiston and the Festival Street will light up with holiday cheer on Thursday, Nov. 30 with the annual Tree Lighting Celebration and Lighted Parade. Residents and visitors alike are invited to gather around Hermiston’s Christmas Tree on the Festival Street in front of City Hall, enjoy live music by local students and carolers, watch the lighted night parade, and welcome Santa Claus as he flips the switch on the light display to kick off the holiday season.
The First Thanksgiving
The holiday feast dates back to November 1621, when the newly arrived Pilgrims and the Wampanoag Indians gathered at Plymouth for an autumn harvest celebration, an event regarded as America’s “first Thanksgiving” in this encore presentation of American Road Trip Talk! (Fridays, 1-1:30pm) As the owners and...
Start Thanksgiving with a run or walk
EASTERN OREGON — Before you sit down to your own holiday meal, consider bundling up for a bit of exercise and giving back to the community, too. Thanksgiving Day run/walk events are planned in Baker City, Hermiston and Pendleton. Here are the details. Baker City. The 16th annual Turkey...