Mid Columbia Senior Center 
 
Northwest vocalist Nehemiah Brown will be performing at the Mid-Columbia Senior Center on Friday, March 3rd from 7:00 – 9:00 PM sponsored by The Dalles Health and Rehabilitation Center. Known for his buttery smooth voice, Nehemiah sings pop, country and gospel standards from the 50’s and 60’s. Tickets are $3.00. Open to all ages.
 
Mid-Columbia Senior Center, 1112 W 9th Street, The Dalles.  BINGO SATURDAY NIGHT, FEB. 25.    Over $1100 will be paid out during the night.  With an additional $1,000.00 payout for a blackout in 61 numbers or less on the final game.  Minimum buy-in is $10.00.  DOORS OPEN AT 4pm.  BINGO STARTS AT 6pm.  ALL AGES WELCOME, (12years-18 must be accompanied by a legal guardian).  New players encouraged to arrive by5:30 
 
For the month of March, The Dalles Toastmasters Club will be holding Open House Meetings. Join us on any Monday at 6:15 at the Mid-Columbia Senior Center to see what we’re all about and enter to win some fun prizes

 Tuesday Night Music and Dance at the Mid-Columbia Senior Center on Feb. 28th   “Country Road” will be playing.  The doors open at 6:00pm; music starts at 6:30pm. All ages are welcome and donations are always appreciated.

 

FREE SOCIAL SECURITY WORKSHOP

Columbia Gorge Community College offers a free workshop about social security benefits. The workshop provides a brief overview of the SSA, and includes an explanation of the agency, the coverage, and the benefits.

Two sessions are offered on Wednesday, March 1 CGCC Hood River campus from 9-11; and The Dalles campus from 1-3.

Preregistration is requested by calling the college at (541) 506-6011. 

 

 

 Northwest Cherry Idol 

 

The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce that they have brought back their singing competition, Cherry Idol!

Northwest Cherry Idol preliminary round will begin immediately with competitors uploading their videos to our Cherry Idol Facebook event page. After the preliminary round concludes on April 1st, we will select our top 10 contestants. Selection will be made by our panel of judges including members of the local media. Those selected will move on to sing live at the 38th annual Northwest Cherry Festival!

This contest is open to all ages. Minors under the age of 18 must have written parent consent.

All registrants must supply an audio or video clip. Submissions may be delivered to The Dalles Chamber or uploaded to the Facebook event page. Incomplete entries will be disqualified.

Contact  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   for more information.

 

 

 GORGE EVENTS 2017

 
Goldendale/Klickitat Bookmobile FEBRUARY

 

Saturday, February 25th, 5pm

            Brick Love: Calling all TFOL (Teen Fans of Lego)

Enjoy pizza, a Lego documentary about the global brick culture, followed by a brick build! Online registration is required. Please visit our website: www.fvrl.org.

 

MARCH

 

Wednesday, March 1st, 11am

            Family Storytime

 

Wednesday, March 1st, 2:30pm

            Art Time

A new project each meeting -- create something special to take home. Supplies provided. Kids younger than 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Teen volunteers needed, contact the library for more information.

 

Wednesday, March 8th, 11am

            Family Storytime

 

Wednesday, March 8th, 2:30pm

            Game Time

Play Wii, Minecraft and classic board games and help color our gigantic art poster. Ages 8+.

 

Thursday, March 9th, 1:30pm

            Song Circle    

Enjoy folk music and poetry in a friendly atmosphere. Play an instrument or just sing along. All Levels welcome.

 

Friday, March 10th, 3:15pm - 5:15pm

            Teen Tech Month

Kick off Teen Tech Month in the library by teaching a robot to do your bidding! Try your hand at coding our Arduino-based Wink Robots. No prior experience needed. Online registration required. Please visit our website: www.fvrl.org

           

Monday, March 13th, 11am

            Adult Book Discussion

            This month’s book is: Nora Webster

 

Monday, March 13th, 12:30pm

            Friends of the Goldendale Library membership meeting.

 

Monday, March 13th, 6:30pm

            Adult Book Discussion

            This month’s book is: The Alchemist.

 

Wednesday, March 15th, 11am

            Family Storytime

 

Wednesday, March 15th, 2PM

            Learn and Play

… Because learning begins before school does. For pre-school, although older siblings are welcome. In collaboration with Mid-Columbia Children’s Council.

            Note: This event will be held at Goldendale Primary School.

 

Wednesday, March 22nd, 11am

            Family Storytime

 

Friday, March 24-25th

Friends of Goldendale Library Spring Book Sale. Members only preview Friday from 5:00-7:00, public sale Saturday from 10:00-6:00.

 

Tuesday, March 28th, 5:30pm

Adult Composting Workshop

 

Wednesday, March 29th, 11am

            Family Storytime

 

Thursday, March 30th, 1pm to 5pm

Computer classes offered by the Library.  Free 30-minute sessions of individual instruction.  Call the library to reserve a spot or for more information, 773-4487.



 

Klickitat Mini Park                                             1:15-3:30 

The Gathering

February 1st, 2017

Starts at 5:30 pm with soup supper, singing, nondenominational interactive message and music.
1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month.

601 Union Street
The Dalles, OR

541-296-4675

 

ORIGINAL COURTHOUSE

REGIONAL HISTORY FORUM

SERIES FOR 2017

 

Programs begin at 1:30 p.m. in the upstairs courtroom

of the 1859 courthouse, 410 West 2nd Place,

The Dalles

behind the Chamber of Commerce / Visitors' Center

The programs are free but donations are always appreciated.

 

Saturday, February 4

Postponed until March 4th

Now Playing at the Vogt:  The Dalles’ Forgotten Opera House

Karl Vercouteren helped produce a musical review of songs heard at the Vogt Grand Theatre last September in the Morin Printing building.  His new program features photos of the almost-forgotten cultural center that hosted traveling troupes and locally-produced entertainment from 1890 to 1916.

 

Saturday, February 25 

Thomas Condon as Paleontologist

Author, former professor of geology, and current director of the U of O’s Condon Museum, Bill Orr will evaluate Condon as a scientist based on what can be learned from Condon’s collection of fossils.  The 2016 OPB “Oregon Experience” program explored “the father of Oregon geology’s” connections with the Original Courthouse as well as his pioneering scientific work.

 

Coffee and cookies will be served.

 

Become a member of Original Courthouse – help preserve local history!

 

Youth Robotics (K- 4th Gr) Info Session on Feb 15

Parents and teachers of young students interested in robotics are invited to an information session for FIRST LEGO League Jr. on February 15. Students in grades K - 4 participate in this hands-on program designed to capture young children's inherent curiosity and creativity and direct it toward discovering the possibilities of improving the world around them. F IRST LEGO League Jr. team members usually spend approximately one month exploring, investigating, designing and building a model made with LEGO bricks and elements. In conjunction, teams create a "Show Me" poster that depicts the teams’ experience during this process, through drawings and words.

 

Gorge teams are being formed now in preparation for a final expo event in May (exact date and location TBA). Oregon Robotics Tournament and Outreach Program (ORTOP) has funding available to support Gorge teams registered through public schools in Hood River, Wasco, Sherman, Skamania and Klickitat Counties. This program feeds into the FIRST LEGO League (grades 4-8) and FIRST Tech Challenge (grades 7-12) robotics programs in Gorge schools.

 

Join ORTOP to learn more about this program on Wednesday, February 15, 6:00 p.m. at the Hood River OSU Extension Service, 2990 Experiment Station Drive, Hood River. Contact Loridee Wetzel, ORTOP with questions at 503.486.7622.

 

 

To learn more about robotics in the Gorge, visit gorgerobotics.org, a service of the Gorge Technology Alliance. The GTA’s equipment for loan and support of robotics events is made possible by our regional tech businesses including Google, Insitu and others. The GTA is a non-profit industry association that seeks to support, connect and develop the technology community of the Gorge. Learn more at crgta.org.

 

 

 

 

The Hood River County Library Foundation invites you to a Feast of Words Saturday, March 11, from 6pm to 9pm to raise money for the library! This year, enjoy music from The Mesa-Reynolds Band, enjoy beer, wine, and cider donated by Pfriem Family Brewers, Viento Wines and SlopeSwell, and the usual amazing array of food donated by local restaurants and bakers while you peruse fun auction items – expect an array of experiences this year! See more details soon on the library website: http://hoodriverlibrary.org/foundation/feast-of-words/. Tickets are $25 for adults (kids 12 and under free) and are available at the link above, Waucoma Bookstore, Volcanic Bottle Shoppe and all library branches.
 
 
This year the Foundation’s goal is to raise $30,000 to make the library a flexible, interactive environment for patrons. The plan is to replace heavy tables and chairs with lighter, stackable versions, worn lounge chairs will be replaced with new moveable chairs, and new chairs and end tables that support a notepad or computer (and offer charging stations!) will be added throughout the upper level of the library. We want our library to meet patron’s needs and have furnishings that make the space flexible for the many programs and activities our community enjoys.
 
 
Donations will help the Foundation to support the libraries’ digital resources, magazine and newspaper subscriptions, the Friends of the Library's annual Hood River Reads project, and outreach to underserved sectors of our county.
 
 

 

FREE FAMILY MOVIES

YOUTH THINK FREE FAMILY MOVIES SATURDAYS FROM JANUARY 7TH THROUGH FEBRUARY 25TH. ALL MOVIES START AT 10AM AT COLUMBIA CINEMAS. DOORS OPEN AT 9:15AM AND WILL CLOSE AT 10:10 DUE TO THE POPULARITY OF THESE EVENTS. THE MOVIE SCHEDULES ARE AVAILABLE AT: www.YouthThink.net

 

Solar Town Hall

THE DALLES— Stand up for Solar Energy! Environment Oregon brings the discussion to Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, Thursday, March 16 from 6 to 8 pm. This town hall will discuss current solar efforts in the Columbia Gorge region and the importance of solar incentives for the growth of Oregon's solar industry.

 

Speakers will be on hand from Environment Oregon and Oregon Solar Energy Industries Association to talk on why solar incentives must be protected in order for the solar industry to thrive in our state. 

 

Learn about the pro-solar policies in the state legislature and talk with a representative from Oregon Solar Energy Industries Association.

 

 

Environment Oregon will present a background on the current solar incentives in place - mainly the Oregon State solar tax credits available under the Residential Energy Tax Credit program, but that is not the full story. Learn how these solar tax credits are at risk of not getting renewed in the current state legislative session. Tax credits play a crucial role in order to move forward with solar energy in Oregon. All Oregonians can make the choice to have their voices heard to state legislators through future campaign actions. Learn how you can get involved for the solar energy campaign.

 

 

NORTH WASCO COUNTY PARKS AND RECREATION UPCOMING EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES 

 

 
 

-Little Hooper's. Session 1 begins Mondays, February 6th- March 6th Session 2 is Wednesdays, February, 8th - March 8th. Time 6:00pm - 7:00pm at the Dry Hollow Elementary Gym. Fee is $25 for 1 session $50 for both.

 

Little Hooper's provides a fun introduction to basketball for the very young; using games, relays and drills. Kids will learn basic skills such as passing, dribbling and shooting techniques. All participants must wear mark-free shoes. Basketballs will be provided. 

 

-Kinder Kickers Session 1 begins Tuesdays, February 7th- March 7th. Session 2 is Thursdays, February 9th - March 9thTime 6:00pm - 7:00pm at the Dry Hollow Elementary Gym. Fee is $25 for 1 session $50 for both.

 

Kinder Kickers provides a great introduction to soccer for the beginner; using relays, drills, and scrimmages. Kids will learn rudimentary skills including passing, dribbling, and shooting. All participants must wear mark-free shoes. Soccer balls will be provided. 

 
- Daddy Daughter Royal Ball. Saturday, February 18th, 20177:00pm - 9:00pm. Fee is $30 per couple and $10 each additional daughter.  Ages 4-12 Location The Dalles Readiness Center.

 

This Dance represents a great opportunity for a father figure to show his princess how special she is and set the standard for future princesses. Enjoy dancing, crafts, and refreshments along with photos. Contact Northern Wasco County Parks and Rec for more Information. Phone: 541-296-9533. Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

- Snow Tubing at Ski Bowl Excellent Adventure. Monday February 20th, 2017 (No School) 9:00am - 5:00pm. Price is $37.00 in district and $41.50 out of district. Meet at NWC Aquatic Center.
 

Ski Bowl offers a great slope, great snow, multiple runs, and the only tube conveyor lift on Mt. Hood. There is also an indoor Super Play Zone, Kids Tubing Carousel, and Frosty's Playland. Let us take you to the ultimate snow day on Mt. Hood. (Note: A maximum of 26 spots available)

 

- OMSI Excellent Adventure. Monday, March 13th 2017 (No School) 9:00am - 5:00pm. In district fee $35.00 Out of district fee $38.50. Meet at NWC Aquatic Center. 

 

Step into a world of science brought to life through interactive exhibits, and explosive experiments. Connect with the past and visit the future through groundbreaking interactive exhibits. (Note: A maximum of 26 spots available)  

 

-Portland Trail Blazers vs The Houston Rockets Excellent Adventure. Thursday, March 30th, 20175:00pm-11:30pm. Fee $40.00 in district and $43.50 out of district. 

 

Watch your favorite team live. Hear the roar of the crowd under the bright lights; wear black and red, and bring your team spirit. Register ASAP; this trip sells out fast. (Note: A maximum of 26 spots available) Contact Northern Wasco County Parks and Rec for more Information. Phone: 541-296-9533. Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Dalles High School

OREGON HISTORICAL SOCIETY CELEBRATES OREGON'S BIRTHDAY 

  Portland, OR -- Celebrate Oregon's birthday in style at the Oregon Historical Society! Oregon shares its birthday with Valentine's Day--what could be a better way to celebrate the holiday than by professing your love for Oregon? 


The celebration begins on Tuesday, February 14 at noon in the Oregon Historical Society pavilion (1200 SW Park Ave., Portland). Join radio broadcaster Margie Boule in singing "Happy Birthday" to Oregon, and then enjoy a slice of birthday cake served by former Governors Ted Kulongoski and Barbara Roberts. While you feast on cake from Gerry Frank's Konditeri, listen to a musical performance by the Oregon Old Time Fiddlers Association. 

As a birthday gift for all Oregonians, admission will be free all day (10am -- 5pm) to the Oregon Historical Society's museum! Don't miss the chance to explore our three permanent exhibits on Oregon history, Oregon My Oregon, Oregon Voices, and our newest exhibit for young Oregonians, History Hub! 


About the Oregon Historical Society 
For more than a century, the Oregon Historical Society has served as the state's collective memory, preserving a vast collection of artifacts, photographs, maps, manuscript materials, books, films, and oral histories. Our research library, museum, digital platforms & website (www.ohs.org), educational programming, and historical journal make Oregon's history open and accessible to all. We exist because history is powerful, and because a history as deep and rich as Oregon's cannot be contained within a single story or point of view.

 

 

 GOLDENDALE COMMUNITY LIBRARY EVENT CALENDAR

FEBRUARY

 

Wednesday, February 1st, 11am

            Family Storytime

 

Wednesday, February 1st, 2:30pm

Movie Time -- Our offering for February Movie Time is rated PG-13,  movie is 1:27 minutes long. Hint: scheming princes, wicked witches, flying pirates, celestial love, a pure-hearted hero, all in a magical land! Please call the library or check our FaceBook or website for movie title.

 

Monday, February 6th, 5:30pm

            Tapped

Tapped is a documentary that explores the economic, environmental, and health effects of the water bottling industry on communities. Discussion will follow. Refreshments will be served.

 

Wednesday, February 8th, 11am

            Family Storytime

 

Wednesday, February 8th, 2:30pm

            Game Time

            Play Wii, Minecraft and classic board games and help color our gigantic art poster. Ages 8+.

 

Thursday, February 9th, 1:30pm

            Song Circle    

Enjoy folk music and poetry in a friendly atmosphere. Play an instrument or just sing along. All Levels welcome.

           

Monday, February 13th, 11am

            Adult Book Discussion

            This month’s book is: Phenomenal: A Hesitant Adventurer’s Search for Wonder

 

Monday, February 13th, 6:30pm

            Adult Book Discussion

            This month’s book is: Deep Dark Down: the Untold Story of 33 Men

 

Wednesday, February 15th, 11am

            Family Storytime

 

Wednesday, February 15th, 2PM

            Learn and Play

… Because learning begins before school does. For pre-school, although older siblings are welcome.

            Note: This event will be held at Goldendale Primary School.

 

Monday, February 20th

            Library closed in honor of President’s Day.

 

Wednesday, February 22nd, 11am

            Family Storytime

 

Thursday, February 23rd, 1pm to 5pm

Computer classes offered by the Library.  Free 30-minute sessions of individual instruction.  Call the library to reserve a spot or for more information, 773-4487.

 

Saturday, February 25th, 5pm

            Brick Love: Calling all TFOL (Teen Fans of Lego)

Enjoy pizza, a Lego documentary about the global brick culture, followed by a brick build! Online registration is required. Please visit our website: www.fvrl.org.

 

MARCH

 

Wednesday, March 1st, 11am

            Family Storytime

 

Wednesday, March 1st, 2:30pm

            Art Time

A new project each meeting -- create something special to take home. Supplies provided. Kids younger than 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Teen volunteers needed, contact the library for more information.

 

Wednesday, March 8th, 11am

            Family Storytime

 

Wednesday, March 8th, 2:30pm

            Game Time

            Play Wii, Minecraft and classic board games and help color our gigantic art poster. Ages 8+.

 

Thursday, March 9th, 1:30pm

            Song Circle    

Enjoy folk music and poetry in a friendly atmosphere. Play an instrument or just sing along. All Levels welcome.

 

 

Friday, March 10th, 3:15pm - 5:15pm

            Teen Tech Month

Kick off Teen Tech Month in the library by teaching a robot to do your bidding! Try your hand at coding our Arduino-based Wink Robots. No prior experience needed. Online registration required. Please visit our website: www.fvrl.org

           

Monday, March 13th, 11am

            Adult Book Discussion

            This month’s book is: Nora Webster

 

Monday, March 13th, 12:30pm

            Friends of the Goldendale Library membership meeting.

 

Monday, March 13th, 6:30pm

            Adult Book Discussion

            This month’s book is: The Alchemist.

 

Wednesday, March 15th, 11am

            Family Storytime

 

Wednesday, March 15th, 2PM

            Learn and Play

            … Because learning begins before school does. For pre-school, although older siblings are welcome.

            Note: This event will be held at Goldendale Primary School.

 

Wednesday, March 22nd, 11am

            Family Storytime

 

Thursday, March 23rd, 1pm to 5pm

Computer classes offered by the Library.  Free 30-minute sessions of individual instruction.  Call the library to reserve a spot or for more information, 773-4487.

 

Friday, March 24-25th

Friends of Goldendale Library Spring Book Sale. Members only preview Friday from 5:00-7:00, public sale Saturday from 10:00-6:00.

 

Wednesday, March 29th, 11am

            Family Storytime

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE DALLES CIVIC AUDITORIUM FLEA MARKETS


MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THE DALLES CIVIC FLEA MARKETS 2016-2017

 

JANUARY 8TH AND FEBRUARY 12TH

RESERVE YOUR SPACE FOR $20 A TABLE 

TABLE AND CHAIRS PROVIDED

FOR MORE INFO CALL: 541-298-8533 

OR: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VOLUNTEER

THE DALLES WARMING PLACE LOCATED IN THE ST. VINCENT DEPAUL BUILDING AT 315 W 3RD NEEDS VOLUNTEERS TO JOIN TEAMS STAFFING THE OVERNIGHT ACCOMODATIONS FOR THE HOMELESS.

THE  DALLES HOPE WARMING PLACE IS SCHEDULED TO OPEN ON COLD NIGHTS BEGINNING NOVEMBER 20, 2016. VOLUNTEERS RECEIVE TRAINING AND ARE ASKED TO VOLUNTEER FOR ONE NIGHT OF THE WEEK AS NEEDED. CALL ED ELLIOTT FOR DETAILS: 541-386-5857.

AARP TAX AIDE is looking for Volunteers during the tax season.  If interested call Ronell Currie @ 541.478.3461.

AARP Driver Safety Program is looking for Volunteers to Teach the Safe Driver Class.  For more information or to apply, contact Richard Frost at  541.478.2363 or E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) WANTED:  If interested, more information is available at www.gorgecasa.org.

Oregon Veterans Home - Is looking for Volunteers to read to residents, help with writing, and arts & crafts activities. They are also seeking volunteer drivers for the recreational bus.  For information contact Jade Cantrell: 541.296.7190.

MEAL-ON-WHEELS DRIVERS - Stop by their office at the Senior Center or call 541.298.8333.

CATLINK - A nonprofit organization in The Dalles is looking for Volunteers.  If you would like to or feel you can help, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

THE DALLES CHILD WELFARE OFFICE - Is looking for Volunteers who can answer phones, wait on clients at the reception window, copy & scan.  If interested call 541.506.5209.

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 grade and Truth & Training: girls and boys, 3-6 grades. They meet at Calvary Baptist Church in The Dalles every Wednesday evening at 6 PM.  Children ages 3 yrs. through 6th grade are invited to come.  For more information call 541.296.2711.

 

 PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

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.  Then select the "fixed route" option. You can call 541.386.4202, for more information.

 

White Salmon Arts Council                                            www.whitesalmonarts.org 

www.skamaniaarts.org                                                www.thegoldenartgallery.com

                                   www.gorgeartistsopenstudios.com

www.klickitatcounty.org                                                  www.cityofgoldendale.com

 

                                            

 

 

 

 

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

The Skamania County Economic Development District has a web site (www.skamania-edc.org) that contains updated business information, resources for new or existing small businesses and information for businesses that are looking to expand or relocate to Skamania county.         www.skamania-edc.org.

 

 

 


SKATE PARKS

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

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

Both skate parks are Free & offer obstacles from beginner to advanced, they are open till dusk.

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

Bingen Skate park is located at Daubenspeck  Park in Bingen, Washington