January 11

GORGE EVENTS

 

2014

 

 


March 22nd-April 13th

Oregon: March 24-28
Washington: March 31-April 4 (Skamania & Klickitat Counties)
Washington: April 7-11 (Clark & King Counties

Free admission for children up through high school age when accompanied by an adult, March 22 through April 13.
Looking for a fun family activity during spring break? Come to the Discovery Center! Kids will enjoy a scavenger hunt throughout the museum and craft activities in the Kids Explorer room. A special kids menu will be served in the Basalt Rock Café, which will be open daily during spring break from March 22 through April 13. Enjoy a walk on the native plant trail to see the budding wildflowers. See the birds of prey up close as the Raptor shows resume a daily schedule, at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. most days, beginning March 22. Free admission for kids when accompanied by a paid adult during Oregon and Washington spring break, March 22 through April 13.
The Discovery Center is located off I-84 at exit 82, 5000 Discovery Drive, The Dalles, Oregon, 97058. Open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Museum adult admission is $9, seniors $7, admission for kids during spring break is free with paid adult. For more information, phone (541) 296-8600 x 201, or visit www.gorgediscovery.org.

 

April 3rd - Thursday

Thursday, April 3, 2014 | 6 to 8 p.m
Maryhill @ Portland’s First Thursday
Drop in and mingle with museum members, enjoy light refreshments and meet artist James Lee Hansen and Steve Grafe, curator of the current Maryhill exhibition James Lee Hansen: Sculpture.

Meet us at RAIN Agency, 1336 NW Northrup Street, in Portland’s Pearl District. Special thanks to our hosts, Maryhill Board President David Savinar and Trustees Anne Avery and Matthew Johnston. Go to Maryhillmuseum.org

The Dalles KIWANIS Club meet at noon at Spooky's speaker Luise Langhenriech from Lines of Design talks about running a downtown business and training college and high school graduates for careers in business.

April 4- Friday

Opportunity Connections 47th Annual Anniversary Dinner. Taco Bar, music and dancing, a raffle and silent auction. All this and more fun at The Mid Cloumbia Senior Center form 5-7pm. The Senior Center is located at 1112 E 9th St. The Dalles. All proceeds benefit Opportunity Connections an organization helping people with intellectual disabilities in The Gorge.

April 5th - Saturday

The Dalles Wasco County Library will be hosting Mastergardners Bicki Griffith Shaver and Lynn Jones for an informative presentation starting at 1pm, Saturday April 5th. Questions call: 541-296-2815.

April 4-6th - Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Tri- County Leadership Camp. The camp is held in Wamic Friday, Saturday and Sunday. This camp is perfect for 4-H members, Club Officers and Student Body Officers. Any place that leadership skills are needed. So if you are in grades 7-12th sign up. Cost is only $50. Call the OSUWasco County Extension office today: 541-296-5494.

"The Black Comedy" Play by Peter Shaffer Dinner Theatre beginning at 6:30pm catered by Cowboy Catering. Tickets are $25. Sunday Matinee on April 6th at 2pm tickets ar12 dollars for Adults and $10 for children 12 and under. All shows are at the Civic Auditorium.

April 12 - Saturday

Compassion Tea for the Pink Project Supporting women with cancer. Join at St. Peter's Parish Hall for a Fashion Show by Lines of Design and High Tea. Always a wonderful time. Get your tickets in advance at Klindts or call Doreen at 541-298-1602. Hats encouraged but not mandatory. st. Peter's Parish, 1222 West 10th St. The Dalles.

Petroglyph Tour & Horsethief Butte Hike, WA
(8:00AM - 5:00PM)
Columbia Hills State Park, WA

Washington State Park Ranger Chon Clayton will share indigenous history of the region as we view ancient petroglyphs and rock images, including She Who Watches, at Columbia Hills and Horsethief Butte.

This outing is a part of this year's Histories & Mysteries Hike Challenge

Poetry Workshop at TheWasco County Public library begins at 1pm. Yvonne Taylor helps to celebrate National Poetry Month with this workshop for kids 9th grade and up.

April 13-Sunday

Mosier Community Dinner Sposored by the Mosier Grange/ Mosier Volunteer Fire Department. Enjoy grilled Salmon, Glazed ham, Main Dishes, Salads and Cherry Desser. Sunday from 11:30am-3pm. Proceeds benefit the Mosier Grange Hall. Adults$10, kids 6-12 $2 and kids under 6 are free.

 

April 17-20

The Last Days of Jesus 2014 Easter Celebration.

Thursday- " The Last Supper" At Calvary Baptist Church followed outside by " Garden Of Gethsemane" starts at 7pm.

 

Friday- " The Trials" 7pm on The Wasco County Courthouse Steps, followed up the hill by "The Crucifixion" at the library and upper parking lot followed by the " Burial at the Tomb" at First Christian Church parking lot.

Sunday - Beginning at 8am " The Resurrection" at the First Christian Church Parking lot.

April 17th- Thursday

North Wasco County School District 21 Libraries host their 8th Annual Poetry Slam at Riverenza. Doors open at 3:45pm. All students and staff of the district are eligible to recite a poem for scoring. The public is invited to attend and show their enthusiastic support. For information call: 541-506-3449 ext 4010. Riverenza is located at 401 E 10th St.


April 23- Wednesday

Habitat For Humanity Pizza Feed will be held from 4:30-7:30pm at Spooky's in The Dalles. All proceeds help to build affordable housing in The Mid-Columbia.

30th Annual Oyster Feed
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Mid-Columbia Shrine Club Fund Raiser at The Windseeker Restaurant
1535 Bargeway Road
The Dalles
30th Annual Oyster Feed...also razor clams or stuffed chicken
Net proceeds are for the benefit of the Mid Columbia Shrine Club

Local Cowboy Poet, Duane Nelson will be reading at The Dalles-Wasco County Library at 6:30pm. Call the library at 541-296-2815 for more details.

 

"Recycling Questions and Answers" at noon at The Wasco County Library. Master REcycler Jodi Tepoel will be conducting this informal hour of questions and answers. Great information to be had!!!!!

The Wasco County Library holds anothe Movie at the Library at 1:30pm. Free tickets at the main desk. Bring in a donation of a non-parishable food or can of food. For more information call: 541-296-2815.

 

April 24th- Thursday

30th Annual Oyster Feed
Date: April 23, 2014
Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Event Description:
Mid-Columbia Shrine Club Fund Raiser
30th Annual Oyster Feed...also razor clams or stuffed chicken
Net proceeds are for the benefit of the Mid Columbia Shrine Club activities and is not deductible as a charitable contribution.

Cherry MARVELous Lip Sync Contest
The Dalles Wahtonka High School Auditorium 7:00 pm

 

April 26th - Saturday

11th Annual KODL CAR SHOW. Registration begins at 8am. Awards at 3pm. Tons of beautiful cars will grace Federal Street.

Cherry Festival with a parade beginning at 10am

Davis Family Carnival at Cherry Festival
Date: April 24, 2014 - April 27, 2014
Thursday, April 24: 4pm-11pm
Friday, April 25: 4pm-11pm
Saturday, April 26: Noon-11pm
Sunday, April 27: Noon-11pm

Made For Mosier Auction Fundraiser

May 3rd- Saturday

Come visit the School District Museum of Historic Memorabilia as they celebarte their 10 Year Anniversary Saturday from 2-5pm. The Museum is located at The Dalles Wahtonka Building, 3601 W. 10th St. The museum is open every Saturday from 10am-3pm where you can view all of the memorobilia including photos, yearbooks and history of 150 years of education in The Dalles.

August 2rd - Saturday

NWC Parks and Recreation Artists Event. Calling all Artists and Crafters to participate. Bring your Arts and Crafts. Sell your Artowrk and meet other artists. Go to: nwprd.org or contact NWCPRD at 541-296-9533.

 

Submit your events notice via Email:newsroom@kodl.com
Fax (541)296-3766

Questions about the events listed? contact Mona via email:foxy@kodl.com

Or postal mail:
KODL Radio, P.O. Box 1488, The Dalles Ore 97058

 

 

Pre-registration for children planning to attend Kindergarten next fall in North Wasco County SD 21 will be May 5th - May 9th, 2014.


Children must be 5 years old on or before September 1st, 2014 to be eligible to attend.


Parents/Guardians must bring the following to pre-registration:


Proof of address document (electric bill, water bill, telephone bill or current lease).

Proof of birth (birth certificate or hospital record)
Copy of the immunization record

Registration will take place during regular school hours from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm.


For questions visit the District's website at www.nwasco.k12.or.us - under the quick links "Grade School Boundaries".


For additional questions, please contact your neighborhood elementary school:


Dry Hollow Elementary, 541-506-3370


Colonel Wright Elementary, 541-506-3360


Chenowith Elementary, 541-506-3350

 

The Dalles Main Street is looking for Volunteers

The Downtown is getting a Spring Clean Up and Main Street needs volunteers to help. If you are interested in helping out from March to April 2014 contact Mian Street Coordinator Matthew Klebes at 541-370-2966 or tdmainstreet@gorge.net

 

ELF Cleaning Service and Property Management Giving Back To Women Battling Cancer
By Stacey Schwinghammer

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ELF CLEANING SERVICE AND PROPERTY MANAGEMENT PARTNERS WITH A NONPROFIT FOUNDATION

The Dalles, Oregon – March 28, 2014–ELF Cleaning Service and Property Managementis an owner-operated,full service cleaning and property management companythat has teamed up with Cleaning For A Reason, an international nonprofit foundation. The company offers both commercial and residential janitorial/house cleaning services, stripping and waxing of hard floors, carpet and upholstery cleaning, and full service property management services. They are licensed/bonded/insured and a registered Limited Liability Company.

Owner John Fredrick states,“ELF stands for Everlasting Faith. You can rely on our extensive cleaning experience to handle all of your cleaning needs. The attention to detail and commitment to quality sets us apart from the competition, and you will experience the difference after the first service we provide. When we found Cleaning For A Reason on Facebook, it was a perfect fit as we believe in giving back to the community.”

The company has agreed to help women battling cancer by cleaning two homes per month for four consecutive months at no charge. The only requirement is that the homes be within the company’s existing service area. For more information about this company,go to www.elfjanitorial.com.

Cleaning For A Reason strives to aid women who are battling cancer by teaming up with cleaning services across the United States and Canada. Together, these two forces offer free maid services to meet the needs of women, and since 2006, have donated more than $4.2 million in free services. Based in Lewisville, TX, Cleaning For A Reason works with more than 1,000 residential cleaning services and continues to grow and gain support. To learn more about Cleaning For A Reasonand to apply for free house cleaning, see www.cleaningforareason.org.

 

FORT DALLES MUSEUM

Fort Dalles Museum needs volunteers for the upcoming tourist season! Tell visitors about local history; volunteer as many or as few hours a week as you wish. Our professional staff will help make your experience rewarding for you and valuable to our visitors.

Please call Fort Dalles at 541 296-4547 for information about becoming a Museum volunteer, email fortdallesmuseum@gmail.com or visit fortdallesmuseum.org to download a volunteer application.


The Dalles Wahtonka High School Seniors are selling chocolate covered cherries to support their senior trip. $10.00 for a one pound bag. Buy them at the Chamber or from any High School Senior student.


Call the high school at 541-506-3400 for more details.

 

What's Happening at The Mid Columbia Senior Center

11:00 TUESDAY LECTURE: Ann Stanley
Walking and Aging – How to keep moving and prevent falls.
Walking, an essential activity for independent living, is one of the best and simplest movement exercises - much better than sitting on the couch watching TV. But while I haven’t seen anyone fall off a couch, falling is a definite concern when walking - whether you are walking the dog or walking to the bathroom. At the Center’s next 11:00 Tuesday Lecture on April 8th, Ann Stanley will discuss “Walking and Aging: How to keep moving and prevent falls”, and will demonstrate a simple test to help determine your risk of falling.
NU-2-U STOCKED WITH USED SPRING CLOTHING
I promised Betty and Martha I wouldn’t forget to mention that the Nu-2-U Shop is now restocked with fine used spring clothes. The shop is open from 9:00 – 3:00 Monday through Friday. And although the shop is small, what it lacks in size, it makes up in quality.


iPAD: Tips and Secrets – Wednesday April 3rd 1:00 – 2:30.
CREATIVE ARTS – Next class April 8th with Jill McDonald - FULL
DYNAMIC DRAWING: Instructor Joy Kloman–Cost is $50 for the four classes. Dates: May 9th, May 23rd, May 30th, June 6th. To register contact the Center.
WRITING TERTULIA – Writing Group facilitated by Robert Griswold, where everyone is encouraged to write and share. Fridays: 10 -11 AM downstairs starting April 4th.
MEDICARE ASSISTANCE – Available by appointment. Call the Center at 541-296-4788.
FROM THE BULLETIN BOARD
COMMUNITY ENTERTAINMENT AND BENEFITS
THE DALLES ART CENTER "Janice Staver Retrospective" is the featured exhibit for the month of April at The Dalles Art Center. Opening reception April 3 from 5-7pm at The Dalles Art Center. For more information, check website at www.thedallesartcenter.org.
BLACK COMEDY - The Dalles Theatre Company. 6:30 Dinner Theater April 4, 5 - $25; 2:00 Matinee April 6 - Seniors $10.00.
OPPORTUNITY CONNECTIONS ANNIVERSARY DINNER: April 4th, 5:00 – 7:00 @ MCSC. Fundraiser with Taco Bar, Raffle and Silent Auction. $9.00 per person
HABITAT PIZZA FEED – April 23rd at Spookys starting at 5:00 PM.
HEALTH AND WELL-BEING
OSU MASTERY OF AGING: CGCC HR Campus, on Mondays starting April 14th. $10.00 per session; First Session: Memory Difficulties. To register call CGCC-HR at 541-308-8211
GORGE-US GALS RIDE June 8th, 2014 The Dalles! A benefit for HAVEN. $50 until May 25th, then $60 per person! http://www.gorge-usgalsride.com/ride-registration/Questions call HAVEN office at 541-296-1662.
FLAGSTONE HEALTH AND WELL-BEING MONTHLY LECTURE SERIES
April 16th 6:00 PM Stress Awareness Month Virginia Brewster, Pre-licensed Professional
COMMUNITY RESOURCES – For more resources go to Center’s website
WOMEN VETERANS – Info and Support available through Veterans Administration and Wasco County Veterans Services 201 Federal, The Dalles 541-506-2502
TUESDAY LECTURES – 11:00 AM
April 8TH - Ann Stanley: The Value of Walking and How to Prevent Falls; 15th – NO LECTURE; 22ND Nicole Clark, Acupuncturist at Water's Edge
MAY: 6TH - PK Swartz Advance Directives, POLST and Organ and Tissue Donations;
13TH - Julie Reynolds - Rajneeshees in Wasco County; 20TH – NO LECTURE; 27TH - Andy Roof, DPT Living with Persistent Pain
APRIL TUESDAY NIGHT MUSIC – 7:00 – 9:00 PM
1st Strawberry Mountain Band * 8th Martin and Friends * 15th Truman * 22nd Simcoe Boys * 29th Dufur Boys Sunday Pie and Jam Social April 20th 2:00 – 5:00 PM
WII BOWLING RESULTS – Every Monday 6:00 PM
Capt. Bob 300; Betty R 278; Morris 277; Pete 267; Jack 258; Truman 215; Zelta 213; Dee 183; Edna 172; Alvena 168 Team

 

Wednesdays: Seniorcise 9:15; Computer Basics 9:00-11:00; Serenaders 10:30 – 11:30; Needle Nutz 10:00 – 12:00; iPad User’s Group 1:00 (every 1st Wed.)
Thursdays: Yoga 9:30; Line Dancing 10:00; Zumba Gold 11:00; Table Tennis 1:00 (downstairs); Pinochle 1:00; Strong Women 2:00; MOW Bingo 6:00
Fridays: Mahjong 1:00; Pinochle 6:00
Saturdays: Breakfast (3rd Saturdays) 8:00 – 9:30; Cribbage/Coffee 9:00; MCSC Bingo 6:00
Mondays: Seniorcise 9:15; Quilters 10:00 – 3:00; Lunch with TED 12:00; Brain Fitness 1:00; Wii Bowling 6:00
Tuesdays: Yoga 9:30; Zumba Gold 11:00; Lecture 11:00; Creative Arts 1:00; Tai Chi 1:00; Bunco (3rd Tues.) 1:00; Strong Women 2:00; Table Tennis 3:00; Tuesday Night Music 7:00

 

 

 

 

 

Resource Tool - OAIN The Oregon Agricultural Information Network database is maintained by The Economic Information Office in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics and contains production and sales information for over a hundred agricultural commodities at the state level since 1976. The OAIN database, along with commodity data sheets, enterprise budgets and AG tools for Managing Risk can be accessed at this site: http://oain.oregonstate.edu

http://oain.oregonstate.edu

Volunteers needed for the Oregon Veteran's Home. Volunteers are sought for positions to read to residents,writing and also arts and crafts activities. Also seeking volunteer drivers for the recreational bus. For information contact Jade Cantrell:541-296-7190

VOLUNTEER AT THE SALVATION ARMY

Volunteers are needed at the Salvation Army Thrift store. Help sort and organize donated items. Hours are Tuesday through Fridays from 10am - 6pm and Saturdays from 9am to 5pm. Info: 541-296-6417 Now is the time to really help out.

Catlink, a nonprofit organization in The Dalles is looking for volunteers. You can help. Email catlink@mac.com


AWANA is in our area. This is a non-denominational Christian organization that focuses on memorizing

Bible verses and learning Biblical stories. There are three groups: Cubbies:3-4 yr olds, Sparkies: K-2nd gr and Truth and Training girls and boys, 3-6 grades. We are meeting at Calvary Baptist Church in The Dalles from 6pm every Wednesday evening. Children ages 3 yrs through 6th grade are invited to come. For more info call 541-296-2711,

 

 

 

 

 

CREATIVE DRAWING CLASS – THE ART OF SILLINESS “Creative Exercises to Make Drawing Fun” with instructor Debra Jones. February 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th 1:00 - 2:30

THERE IS NO CLASS LIMIT. The Supply List: 8.5x11 sketch pad, pencil, eraser, colored pencil and colored markers. Questions call Debra at 541-298-2131

 

 


Columbia Area Transit offers "fixed route" transportation from Hood River to The Dalles and back to Hood River. The cost of the ride is $3 each way. A complete schedule is available on line by Clicking here! and then selecting the "fixed route" option. You can call (541)386-4202 for more info.

White Salmon Arts Council


www.whitesalmonarts.org 


www.skamaniaarts.org
www.klickitatcounty.org www.cityofgoldendale.com
www.thegoldenartgallery.com
www.whitesalmonarts.org

www.gorgeartistsopenstudios.com

Wasco and Klickitat county residents are invited to visit the Sherman County Historical Museum in Moro!


Skamania County EDC Website

The Skamania County Economic Development district has a website.

The website contains updated business information, resources for new or existing small businesses, and information for businesses that are looking to expand or relocate tSkamania county.

www.skamania-edc.org.


Skate Parks

The Dalles Skate Park is located at 602 W. 2nd St. at upper Thompson Park west of the pool.

Hood River Skate Park is located at 20th and Wasco St. in Hood River

Both skate parks offer obstacles from beginner to advanced and are open till dusk. Free

FRIENDS of the Skatepark is an organization to help support and promote the Skatepark. Meetings are open to the public and we welcome advice and input from youth and adults.


The Dalles Area Relay For Life

The year long annual fund raiser to fight cancer, Relay For Life The Dalles, has set June 22 and June 23rd, 2013 as the dates for their signature main event for this year (2013).Location will be the Sid White Field at The Dalles Wahtonka High school West Campus, 3601 W 10th St. New Relay Steering Committee is headed by Don and Gae Wimberley as Event Co-Chairs. Volunteers are needed this year. For Information call: 541-296-1007 or email: dgwimberley@charter.net