Cascade Singers community choir begins its fall season Monday, Sept. 11. Work will begin on a major classical work, Mozart’s “Missa Brevis in F,” and other choral selections for a holiday concert in December.  The Singers meet under the direction of Lloyd Walworth Mondays from 7 to 9 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, 10th and Union Streets, in The Dalles.  One-hour work sessions also take place Thursdays at 7 p.m.  Rehearsals are open to all interested singers who will then audition with the director.  The choir often appears at community events, with formal concerts at Christmas, St. Patrick's Day, and late spring.  ### 




Yoga practice with Angela Hanson

Thursday, August 31st 6pm

Thursday, September 28th 6pm


$20 For practice and a pint of your favorite beer or cider after yoga. Wear comfortable clothes, bring a mat, bring a friend and delight in connecting with your community!





Phone: 541-296-4788  e-mail:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.    website: www.midcolumbiaseniorcenter.com




PICKLEBALL – Fastest growing sport in America and The Dalles!

I’ve been hearing that Pickleball (which combines elements of tennis, badminton and table tennis) is the rage in town - as well as across the country. Tim McGlothlin has been promoting the sport - and paid the price when he forgot he wasn’t the young man he once was. But a little encounter with the bleachers hasn’t stopped him from leading several CGCC Community Education Pickleball classes at the Readiness Center starting September 28th and continuing for 12 weeks. The beginning Pickleball class is from 5:00 – 7:00 on Thursday nights. And on the same nights there are also two sessions of Competitive Pickleball for intermediate and advanced players: 3:00 – 5:00 or 7:00 – 9:00. The total cost is $44 for either class. You can find more information on page 24 in the CGCC Fall Class Schedule. You can register online or call CGCC at 541-506-6011.


Besides pickleball, there are other Community Education classes you may find worthwhile including Medicare 101 from 1:00 – 3:00 on October 10th, or Social Security 101 from 1:00 – 3:00 on November 8th - which are both free. Or even Beginning Photography which teaches how to use a smartphone or other inexpensive camera to take great pictures. This 10-week class starts on September 27th and costs $69. WEDNESDAYLECTURE – September 20th 11:00 Public Transportation

Have you wanted to learn more about the how, when and where of public transportation options in The Dalles? For the Center’s Wednesday 11:00Lecture on September 20th, a representative from LINK will discuss public transportation options including the door-to-door service in The Dalles and the fixed route service to and from Portland.

NEHEMIAH BROWN on Friday, Sept. 22nd 12:30 during Meals-on-Wheels dinner

Nehemiah Brown will be returning to perform on Friday, September 22ndduring and after lunch. There is no cost, except the price of your meal. Nehemiah’s performance is sponsored by The Dalles Health and Rehabilitation Center.

CREATIVE ARTS PRESENTATIONS - September 27th 1:00 pm

If you enjoy the creative arts, the Center will be hosting two presentations provided by the Columbia Center for the Arts (CCA). The first is “Five Famous Female Artists” – a visual presentation covering the life and art of five famous female artists and will be held on September 27th at 1:00.

AND October 11th 1:00 pm

The second is a One-Act Plays Table Reading - a table read of several humorous one-act plays written specifically for older adults and will be held on October 11th at 1:00. This one is limited to 6-8 people, so you will need to call the Center to reserve your place. Both presentations will be led by Kerry Cobb, Executive Director of CCA.



CARING ADULT NEEDED preferably someone who enjoys woodworking

Mentor for Success, a program of The Next Door, Inc., is searching for a caring adult volunteer to work with 14-year-old Byron of The Dalles.  Byron loves woodworking and learning about new power tools--he would benefit greatly from a positive male role model who could teach him the skills and techniques required to build on this passion.  Byron is active in Boy Scouts and loves to fish and hike. Please contact Clay at 541-490-3354or  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for more information on how you can make a difference.

HURRICAN RELIEF CONCERT at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Oct. 1st

Grisha Krivchenia,  a young Northwest composer/pianist, will perform a special Hurricane Relief Benefit Concert at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church onSunday, October 1, at 3:00 p.m. The Hurricane Relief Concert at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, is presented and sponsored by Gorge Community Music and Cascade Singers.  All donations at the door will go to the Red Cross to help the victims of the hurricanes this season. For more information, contact Lloyd Walworth:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or 541-340-9858


 Columbia Gorge Discovery Center hosts the annual “A Vintage Evening: Boot Scootin’ Boogie Ball” auction fundraiser, Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., beef burgundy dinner starts 6:30 p.m. and the live auction kicks off at 7:10 p.m. at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, 5000 Discovery Drive in The Dalles.

Enjoy country line-dance music by DJ Randy Haines, dance lessons with Danette Utley, whiskey, wine & beer tasting, live and silent auction. Tickets $45 per person, $400 per table for 10. This is a 21 and older event. Tickets on sale now at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center. Call 541-296-8600 x 201 or visit www.gorgediscovery.org for more information.





It's Happening At WAAAM
 September 23
Model T Driving School

October 7
Model T Driving School

October 14
Second Saturday
The 40's! Cars & Planes
Dress the Part
November 11
Second Saturday
Local History Spotlight
WWII Auxiliary Fields as the Airports 
of Today 
November 23
WAAAM Closed for Thanksgiving

December 9
Second Saturday
Santa's Surprise

December 25
WAAAM Closed for Christmas


Hood River Hops Fest Rescheduled for October 7, 2017
– Organizers are hopeful that I-84 will reopen by new date –

 The Hood River County Chamber of Commerce has announced that it is moving the 2017 Hood River Hops Fest to Saturday, October 7. The annual festival was originally scheduled for September 23, 2017.

The change is due to the ongoing closure of I-84 and firefighting activity around the Eagle Creek fire. Although Hood River is currently accessible via WA-14 and Highways 26 and 35, I-84 is the most commonly used route for out-of-town visitors. Parts of Hood River County are also currently under a Level 2 evacuation warning, with residents being advised to be ready to evacuate. 

“We want the Hood River Hops Fest experience to be optimal, and we think giving firefighters and the Oregon Department of Transportation a couple more weeks before we draw a large number of visitors to the area for this event is the best course of action,” said Mike Glover, President/CEO of the Hood River County Chamber of Commerce. “Come October, we are looking forward to welcoming beer lovers to Hood River, and we invite people to make a long weekend of it and support local restaurants, hotels, museums, orchards, and other businesses, which have been greatly impacted by the fire.”

While the Hops Fest is rescheduled, the Hood River County Chamber of Commerce wants to remind residents and visitors that Hood River businesses are open and greatly appreciate patronage now more than ever.

For more information on the Hood River Hops Fest, including the 2017 brewery lineup, visit hoodriver.org/hops-fest/.

About the Hood River County Chamber of Commerce

The Hood River County Chamber of Commerce supports economic and tourism development in Hood River, Cascade Locks, Mosier, Odell, Parkdale, Pine Grove, and Mount Hood. The mission of the Chamber is to promote the economic prosperity and livability of Hood River County.hoodriver.org




Come join us for a great celebration at St. Peter's Oktoberfest, Sunday October 8th . Enjoy continuous entertainment from 12:30-5:30 at the St. Peter's Parish Center, 1112 Cherry Heights Rd. in The Dalles, Oregon. Listen to the Alpen Echos band and the famous Alpen Horn. The Tyrollean Dancers will perform their old time German dances that will make you want to dance with them! Enter the bierstein holding contest or German Apple cake contest. There will also be a stein auction and collectibles.


Oktoberfest dinner will consist of: German Brats with Sauerkraut, Sauerbraten with all the trimmings and for dessert, Bavarian Crème puffs. Dinner prices are $18 for adults or $20 with a beer. Our Biergarten will be serving German Beer, Buttery Pretzels and Cider. Every dinner ticket will be entered in a drawing for a door prize. Raffle tickets are also available. Five winners in all - Cruise for two on the Portland Spirit; Maryhill Winery Tasting tour; one night stay at Skamania Lodge; horseback riding lessons; Cousin’s and Spooky’s dinner certificates. Call Gisela at 509-637-0303 for tickets or more information.







TYGH VALLEY, OREGON – Aero Drone Corporation (A/D) today announced the schedule for two Academy Professional Series classes this fall. These courses provide emerging drone professionals with six full days of total immersion training in Tygh Valley, Oregon. The classes include FAA Part 107 training and certification, along with key commercial drone competencies, including: introduction to aerial cinematography; editing and developing aerial cinematography reels; utilizing UAS (drones) in business applications; career opportunities; enhancing company safety and efficiency though UAS; and hands-on flight training in Class G airspace. “Our immersive approach to training provides a more hands-on experience than most training programs,” Aero Drone CEO Russ Hargrave explained, “and our partnership with the Columbia Gorge Community College (CGCC) allows local students access to some of the curriculum.” Mary Kramer, Director of Career and Technical Education at CGCC said, “We’ve been really impressed with the caliber of the instructors and the class materials Aero Drone Academy provides. Our partnership with Aero Drone enables our students learn about the frontier market of drones from professional pilots in a safe setting where real exploration and learning is possible.” Full Program includes complete instruction and all course materials, transportation, comfortable lodging on site, all catered meals, and a wine social. The first Professional Series 1 (PS-1) class this fall will take place October 16th to 21st. The second PS-1 class will be held November 13th to 18th. Aero Drone Academy provides Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) educational classes and flight training for professional drone pilots. Classes are held at our Academy, located on over 9 square miles of outdoor flight testing grounds in Class G airspace. Aero Drone offers an immersive Professional Series of courses, as well as accredited college courses. Aero Drone Academy: Live Here - Learn Here - Fly Here. ###
For more information, contact: Scott Farrell This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 1-866-232-4022 www.aerodronecorp.com
Soulful Americana Artist Toney Rocks at the Hood River Library

Visit the Hood River Library on October 4th at 8 p.m. for an intimate concert by singer-songwriter Toney Rocks.

Originating from Las Vegas, Toney Rocks integrates acoustic guitars and ukuleles into his music that he describes as, “Soul-stirring acoustic Americana.

Rocks was recently named as one of 10 Las Vegas artists to watch in 2017. His music is steeped in folk, blues and rock influences which has led to Rocks sharing the stage as a guest to folk music legend, David Bromberg.  In addition to headlining concerts around the country, he has opened for artists such as Corey Harris and Jarekus Singleton.  For more information visit: https://www.toneyrocks.com


 For the 46th year, the Wasco County Republican Party will hold its annual Beef & Burgundy Dinner Auction on Thursday, October 12.  This is the local party’s premier annual event for Republicans in Wasco County.  The evening features dinner, wine, and a quality line up of auction items sold in a high energy atmosphere.


The evening will be headlined by Knute Buehler, the Republican frontrunner to face Kate Brown next year.  This is an opportunity for anybody in Wasco County to hear directly from Buehler how he plans to win the election and his approaches to issues challenging the state including, education, healthcare, and the state retirement liability.


Tickets are available at The Dalles Chamber of Commerce and are $35 each and proceeds will support local and state Republican elections.


Back to Hogwarts Wand Making

September 1st- It’s the first day of the Hogwarts school year! No wand yet? No worries! From 2 to 3 pm in the Hood River Library Meeting Room make a wand, get sorted into a house and start the school year right.
Open to Hogwarts students just starting or returning to school. (upper Elementary school aged and up) Teen library volunteers will be on hand to help younger participants
Teen Thinking Putty Craft
On Saturday September 16th from 12:30 to 1:30, teens and tweens at the Hood River Library can create fun and squishy boredom stopping and stress relieving putty. Color and scent options abound.



The Goldendale Farmers’ Market will be open on  Saturdays  from 9:00 to 2:00

The is held at Ekone Park at the end of North Wilbur Avenue, off Broadway (Highway 142)



For our EBT users we will give you an additional $5 if you purchase at least $15 in EBT coupons

We will be open every Saturday until October 7th

It is held at Ekone Park at the end of North Wilbur Avenue, off Broadway (Highway 142)

New for this year is an incentive program for our customers that use EBT

This is being supported by Klickitat Valley Health 


3601 West 10th Street

 Wahtonka School Bldg.

Enter at East end of bldg.

closest to athletic fields



May thru September

10:00 – 3:00


Free - Public Welcome



Every third Wednesday a support group is  


held for  Alzheimers and Dimentia at


Flagstone in The Terrace Lobby.


Flagstone is located at 3325 Columbia


View Drive.






Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and Fort Dalles Museum are participating in the 2017 Blue Star Museums, a program that offers free admission for all active duty, National Guard and Reserve military personnel and up to five family members, from Memorial Day weekend beginning May 27, through Labor Day, September 4, 2017. Free admission is available upon the display of an appropriate ID card. The military ID holder can either be an active duty service member or other family members. The active duty member does not have to be present for family members to use the program. A family member of active duty military may include a spouse or child, aunts, uncles, grandparents, etc. For more information about Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, phone (541) 296-8600 ext. 201, or visitwww.gorgediscovery.org.   For information about Fort Dalles Museum, phone (541) 296-4547 or visit www.fortdallesmuseum.org.


 Sunday, September 24th

Spaghetti Feed at the Moose Lodge on E. 3rd Street  from 4-6pm. Tickets may be purchased from a TDHS Music student or at the door. All proceeds go towards the purchase of a trailer to transport instruments and gear.





 Upcoming Events at The Goldendale Library


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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. .





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.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.





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