CHILI FEED: Cairo Elementary School and the Cairo PTO invite the community to the Cairo Chili Feed Thursday at the school. Tickets for the dinner are $5, or free for children under 5. 

The dinner includes chili, salad, drink and dessert, as well as a silent auction. Proceeds support school programs, materials and supplies for the school.

MEATBALLS: A Meatball Cookoff will be held Saturday, April 7, sponsored by Project Dove and Second & Vine Bistro in Ontario. 

A $25 ticket includes meatballs, salad, bread and dessert along with a ticket to vote for a favorite meatball in both the professional and amateur divisions. 

Proceeds go to Project Dove. The cookoff is from 4 to 7:30 p.m. at the Second & Vine Bistro, 288 SW 2nd Ave. For more information, call 541-889-3394.  

LUNCHEON: Women Without Partners will hold a luncheon Sunday at the Mandarin Dynasty in Fruitland. The lunch starts at 1 p.m.

TOWN HALL: State Rep. Lynn Findley, R-Vale, will hold a town hall meeting this Thursday at the Lions Club Community Hall in Jordan Valley. 

Findley also has scheduled town halls at Four Rivers Cultural Center in Ontario on Wednesday, April 18, and Chavelita’s in Vale on Wednesday, April 25. The meetings start at 6 p.m.

ART: Voices through Art, an exhibit of art by Snake River Correctional Institute inmates, opens Thursday at the Four Rivers Cultural Center in Ontario. 

The opening program begins at 6 p.m. and will feature remarks by Dickens Anyati, the administrator at the Otino Waa Children’s Village in Uganda. He was instrumental in safeguarding children from rebel forces that ravaged his country for more than two decades. 

The presentation will offer information on how Visions of Hope is connecting the inmates with this orphan program in Uganda.

Meetings

Monday, April 9

• Valley View Cemetery District board meeting, 3:30 p.m., Cemetery office. Agenda will be posted at the office.

• Vale Senior Center board meeting, 10:30 a.m., at the center, 100 Longfellow St. S., Vale.

Tuesday, April 10

• Vale City Council meeting, 7 p.m., City Hall.

• Nyssa City Council meeting, 7 p.m., City Hall.

• Warmsprings Irrigation District board meeting, 8 p.m. 334 Main St. N., Vale. On the agenda: water reports and other business.

Wednesday, April 11

• Vale School District board meeting, 7 p.m., Vale Elementary School.

Thursday, April 12

• Malheur County Historical Society, 12 noon, Treasure Valley Community College Weese Building, Room 110.

• Vale Oregon Irrigation District Board meeting, 1 p.m., 521 A St. W., Vale. For information, 541-473-3243. On the agenda: manager’s report, water report, and other district business.

Monday, April 16

• Malheur County Fair Board meeting, 6 p.m., Fairgrounds, Ontario.

Tuesday, April 17

• Pioneer Nursing Home board meeting, 3 p.m., Pioneer Place, Vale.

Nyssa

The Nyssa Senior Center is the site for a seniors dance this Saturday, starting at 6 p.m. Participants are asked to bring finger food to share.

• Next Wednesday, April 11, the Nyssa Library will have Science is Fun at 3:30 p.m. The theme is Lego Build. While at the library, check out all the coming events and activities happening at this very active place.

Next week (April 8-14) is National Library Week.

• Local artist Angela Harris will offer a Wild Watercolors “Paint ’n Play” class at Thunderegg Coffee Company from 1 to 4 p.m. April 21. The cost is $25 per person. 

Class size is limited so call Angela at 541-216-8561 or Robin at Thunderegg Coffee at 541-372-3545 to sign up.

• Spring is arriving! It’s so wonderful to see flowers and trees in bloom. Also, this past weekend, flowers – the painted kind – began appearing on the windows of several businesses downtown. As you start to clean up gardens and yards, keep in mind Nyssa burn days run from April 7-15. Burn days are for yard debris only; no trash or garbage should be burned.