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What's happening from Feb. 13 issue of The Dalles Chronicle

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VALENTINE’S DINNER: American Legion Post 19 will host a Valentine’s Day dinner and dance Feb. 16 at 6 p.m., and will serve pork loin with all the trimmings and a glass of champagne. Cost for a single is $8, couples $15. Music will be by Les Vaughn. Donations for music are greatly appreciated.

LASAGNA FEED: Big Brothers Big Sisters benefits from a lasagna feed Friday, Feb. 15, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Grace Baptist Church, 1280 W Jewett Blvd., White Salmon.

Cost is $10 for adults, $6 for children (7 and under) and seniors (65 and over). There is also a raffle with prizes donated by local businesses.

This fundraiser is hosted by Beneventi’s Pizza in Bingen and Canyon Market in Klickitat.

CAKE CONTEST: Deadline to enter the Last Days of Jesus Easter pageant’s cake decorating contest is Friday, Feb. 15. The contest features a $1,000 prize.

See www.morgan

auctioneers.com for entry form. Cakes entered into contest will be donated and sold to benefit Last Days of Jesus on Fri. March 1, at the Covenant Christian Church in The Dalles at the Cake Auction. Cakes will be judged by the public, their appearance and how they fit with the biblical theme.

February 15

HABITAT EVENT: The Dalles Area Habitat for Humanity is beginning the selection process for prospective home owners. Applications will be available at the following information meetings: Wednesday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m. at UCC Congregational (5th and Court) basement or Sunday, March 3, at 2 p.m. at St. Peter’s Catholic Church parish center. For more information call: 541-296-8817

THEATRE COMPANY: “I Hate Hamlet” by: Paul Rudnick Feb. 28, March 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 7:30 p.m. Columbia Gorge Community College-Auditorium Building 2, Floor 3. Advanced tickets are available at Klindt’s Booksellers, The Dalles. Also available at the door. Adults $12, Students/Senior $10. Adult Comedy. Call The Theatre Company of The Dalles at 541-370-2513 for more information.

February 14

VALENTINE’S DAY: In honor of its patrons, the Hood River Aquatic Center will host its 12th Annual Complimentary Pancake Breakfast Thursday, Feb. 14, from 7:45 to 10:15 a.m. in the Hood River Aquatic Center party room.

KIWANIS CLUB: The Dalles Kiwanis Club meetings are held every Thursday noon at Spooky’s. Visitors are welcome.

Speakers include:

Feb. 14, Traci Johnson from Mid-Columbia Council of Governments on job clubs and Dave Gross on USFS Youth Conservation Corps.

Feb. 21, club business meeting and preparation for Chamber after Hours sponsored by Kiwanis and held at La Fogata Grill, 400 E. 2nd St., 5 to 7 p.m.

Feb. 28, Trudy Townsend from North Wasco School District with an update on the schools, Achievement Compact, and the P-20 model.

February 15

CIVIC DANCE: Daddy Daughter Dance: Feb. 15, 6 to 8 p.m. at The Dalles Civic Auditorium. Cost: $20 per couple, $10 additional child; Out of district: $22/$11. Pre-register on our website or purchase your tickets in the Parks Office. Contact Anya at Parks and Rec for more information at 541-296-9533.

February 18

UMPIRES NEEDED: The Mid-Columbia Umpire Association (MCUA) is looking for a few good men and women to umpire baseball and softball games in the upcoming 2013 High School Season. The MCUA covers games for local high schools in the Mid-Columbia Area. The season starts in March and ends in May. All umpires are paid by the game. Interested individuals should attend meetings at The Dalles Middle School Monday, Feb.18, and Monday, Feb. 25, at 6 p.m. or contact Bob Ford at 541-980-4165.

February 19

SOCCER CLASS: Kids are introduced to the basics of soccer. Tuesday nights, Feb. 19, through March 19, 6 p.m. Cost is $20 for five weeks. Pre-registration is required. Contact the Parks and Rec. at 541-296-9533.

for more information.

February 22

SINFONIETTA PERFORMS: The Columbia Gorge Orchestra Association presents the Sinfonietta Friday, Feb. 22, at 7:30 p.m. at The Dalles Civic Auditorium.

performing Beethoven, Teleman and Copeland Friday, Feb. 22, at 7:30 p.m. at The Dalles Civic Auditorium and Sunday, Feb. 24, at 1:30 p.m. at Wy’east Middle School. Recommended donation is $10.

February 23

CHRISTIAN COWBOYS: The Fellowship of the Christian Cowboys is having a reunion Feb. 23, at 1:30 p.m. at the Mid-Columbia Senior Center. Everyone is welcome to join in the fellowship and music. For more information call Dick LaFever, 541-999-0971.

February 26

SPEAKER’S FORUM: Mid- Columbia Fellowship of Churches Speaker’s Forum invites the community to their program Tuesday, Feb. 26, at 5 p.m. This forum will be held at The First United Methodist Church at 305 East 11th Street. The Speaker for the evening will be The Honorable Municipal Judge Tom Peachey, speaking on how the municipal court is functioning. Light snacks and coffee will be served.

February 28

CATTLEMEN’S MEETING: Sherman & Wasco County Cattlemen’s Poker Tourney and Barbecue. Let the chips fly and dining commence on March 6, at the Imperial River Company as Sherman and Wasco County Cattlemen’s Associations meet once again to discuss the merging of their two groups. RSVP by Feb. 28, by calling Keith Nantz or The Imperial River Company at 541- 395-2404.

April 27

CAR SHOW: The KODL Car Show will be Saturday, April 27, part of the Northwest Cherry Festival.

Entrants compete for trophies and plaques. All entrants receive dash plates and gift bags. Awards will be handed out Saturday at 3 p.m.

Look online at www.kodl.com, email ladykodl@kodl.com, or call 541-296-2101 for more information. Ask for Marcia.

Ongoing

SENIOR CLASS: Chocolate-covered cherries being sold by The TDW Class of 2013 are still available and can be purchased from any member of the class or from Kristal Corey in the main office. They come in one-pound bags at $10 each. Sales support the TDW Senior Class of 2013 and their drug and alcohol-free year-end party.

CHINOOK SEASON: There will be no spring chinook season on the Deschutes River. Fisheries managers have announced that the popular spring chinook fishery will not open in 2013. Deschutes River Anglers can expect fall chinook season in August.

GENEALOGY MEETS: The Columbia Gorge Genealogical Society meets the second Saturday of each month at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center. The public and guests are welcome. A no-host lunch starts at noon in the Basalt Cafe.

For more information, call Sandra Bisset at 541-298-1240 or email wildflowers@gorge.net. Get a membership application or more information online at http://community.gorge.net/genealogy/about.html Blog: http://cggsblog.blogspot.com. The society is also on Facebook.

WILD ART: The Columbia Art Gallery in Hood River is looking for artists who have the sense of adventure to explore one of the region’s federally designated wilderness areas. Eighteen artists will be selected for this project by a jury of art professionals. Those chosen will visit one of the following: Indian Heaven, Trapper Creek, Mt. Adams in Washington, and Oregon’s Mark O. Hatfield, Mt. Hood and Badger Creek wilderness areas.

The artist will then create art that represents the spirit of the wilderness. The art will be hung an offered for sale at Columbia Art Gallery in Hood River during August 2014. Applications must be received no later than March 1, 2013.

For more information, call the Columbia River Art Gallery at 541-387-8877 or email gallery@columbiaarts.org.

MOBILE LIBRARY: The Dalles-Wasco County Library now offers a mobile app for patrons.

The new app, WascoCoLib, allows patrons to check their account, renew books, review requests and holds, search the library catalog, log onto LibraryToGo for e-books and e-audio, get library locations and directions and connect with the library on Facebook using their mobile devices.

For more information call 541-296-2815 or visit wasco.plinkit.org.

OPEN CALL: Cascade Singers extends an open call to choral singers. Spring 2013 concerts include Celtic music on St. Patrick’s Day and favorite show tunes on May 31 and June 1.

The regional community choir meets under the leadership of Lloyd Walworth Mondays and Thursdays at 7 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, 10th and Union streets in The Dalles. Rehearsals are open to all interested singers.

REIKI CIRCLE: A reiki share-circle is held the second and fourth Mondays of each month at Mid-Columbia Medical Center in conference room (new location) starting at 7 p.m. There is no charge and all are welcome.

AWANA CLUB: Children 3 years old to sixth grade are invited to Awana Club Wednesday nights, from 6:05 to 8:05 p.m. at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 2819 W. 10th Street, The Dalles. Call Nate at 208-255-6397 or 541-296-2631 for more details.

DODGEBALL SEASON: Every Monday, hit the court for a classic game of Dodgeball. No experience required, just drop in Monday nights at 6 p.m. Cost is $1 at the door at The Dalles Armory, 713 Webber St.

Contact Parks and Rec for more information at 541-296-9533 or, like The Dalles Dodgeball Club on Facebook.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: The Dalles Meals on Wheels, Inc. is in need of volunteer drivers to deliver hot meals to home-bound clients between 11 a.m. to noon.

Drivers can volunteer one to five days per week or even twice a month. The routes usually go out around 11 a.m. and most routes take about 45 minutes.

Call Denise or Ashley at 541-298-8333 to sign up to be a volunteer.

KID’S SAKE: Mark your calendar for Bowl for Kids’ Sake 2013, on March 9, 2013. Every dollar a team raises makes a difference for the kids that The Next Door, Inc., serves. For more information contact The Next Door, Inc. www.nextdoorinc.org

SUPPORT GROUP: Reach support group meetings are on the last Monday of the month, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Spooky’s Pizza Parlor. Contact Lori Carter 541-980-9464 or www.reachthedalles.org.

KNITTING GROUPS: Knitting groups meet in the libraries in both Dufur and The Dalles. All are invited to join. Crocheters are also welcome.

The Dalles Knitting Group meets Wednesdays from about 6:30 p.m., until about 8. The Dufur Knitting Club meets Thursdays, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

For more information, contact the Dufur Library at 541-467-2588; or The Dalles-Wasco County Public Library, at 541-296-2815.

RELAY DATES: The year-long annual fundraiser to fight cancer, Relay for Life The Dalles area, has been set for Saturday, June 22, and Sunday, June 23, as the dates for their signature main event for 2013, Sid White Field at The Dalles Wahtonka High School West Campus, 3601 West 10th St.

Volunteers are needed this year. Contact Don Wimberly 541-296-1007 or dgwimberly@charter.net for more information.

AFTER SCHOOL: Thursday afternoons at Sherman Elementary in Grass Valley, a kids’ cooking class was recently added as part of the afterschool program, “Sherman Kids on the Road to Excellence” (SKORE).

Led by OSU Sherman County Extension staff and teen 4-H members, and assisted by a teen employee of the afterschool program, the opportunity to cook has been well-received by enthusiastic youngsters.

The goal of the cooking program is to focus on basic skills to inspire self-sufficiency and self-confidence in the kitchen.

MARKET BOARD: Hood River Saturday Market is accepting applications for new board members.

The organization has operated in Hood River for 23 years. Its focus is to promote local artists, craftsmen and produce vendors in the gorge by hosting a weekly market every Saturday, May through September.

Those who are supporters of local markets and have an interest in supporting the organization may apply by submitting an application to Hood River Saturday Market Board, PO Box 1101, Hood River, OR 97031. Board meetings are the first Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m. Call 971-258-1446 for information and specific location.

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