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SUMMER GARDENING: Raised bed gardening is the topic at The Dalles Imagination Garden summer gardening series event Saturday, July 13, starting at 9 a.m.

Featured speaker is Wasco County Master Gardener Lynette Black. Enjoy coffee and a morning snack, tour the garden and learn about this gardening technique.

The program is sponsored by the OSU Extension Service, Wasco County. Contact Lynette Black at 541-296-5494 for more information.

PIONEER CAMP: There’s still time to sign up for 4-H Pioneer Day Camp. Kids in grades three through five will have a chance to live, work and play as people did in the time before technology. How did children live? What did they do without computers? What did they do for fun? Campers will be transported back in time and live the life of a pioneer.

Camp will be July 15 through 17, from 9 a.m. to noon, at the Fort Dalles Museum. Cost is $25 per child.

Call the OSU Wasco County Extension office at 541-296-5494 for registration details.

July 11

BINGO BASH: The Dalles Meals on Wheels, Inc., is having a Bingo bash Thursday, July 11, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Hamburgers and beverages will be given to all players and lots of prizes will be given away, including $1,000, a trip for two to Spirit Mountain Casino, a trip to Wild Horse Casino and much more.

The minimum buy-in is $20 and participants must play two to five games.

Meals on Wheels depends on weekly Bingo fundraisers to keep their doors open.

For more information, call Denise at 541-298-8333.

LIBRARY EVENTS: Thursday, July 11, at 2 p.m. the 4-H Robotics Club will show off their submarine robots on The Dalles-Wasco County Library deck. Children ages 10-14 are welcome to come, play and ask questions.

Friday, July 12 at 10:30 a.m. at story time is the “Cool Cat” puppet show. Saturday, July 13, the library is hosting pioneer games in honor of Fort Dalles Rodeo Days from 1 to 4 p.m. on the library deck.

KIWANIS MEETING: The Dalles Kiwanis meetings are held every Thursday noon at Spooky’s and visitors are welcome.

July topics: July 11 is Jacquie Hashizume, Reiki master, on stress relief.

July 18 is Samantha B. White, the success story of an outstanding young lady graduate of California summer youth program.

July 25 is the monthly club business meeting.

For more information go to www.thedalles

July 12

MARYHILL TALK: Maryhill Museum of Art officials will speak Friday, July 12, at 10:30 a.m., at a history program at Flagstone Senior Living, 3325 Columbia View Drive.

Join Carrie Clark-Peck, curator of education, and Colleen Schafroth, executive director, to learn about Maryhill. With objects and pictures, they will explore the museum’s history, programs and exhibits. Refreshments will be served.

July 13

CHRISTIAN SINGER: Pasquale Talarico, a Christian Worship Singer, performs Saturday, July 13, at 7 p.m. at St Peter’s Parish Center in The Dalles. A free-will offering will be accepted.

JEWELRY SALE: PEO Chapter Q hosts a Jammin’ July jewelry sale, Saturday, July 13, from 5 to 10 p.m. at 415 East Second St. (between Laughlin and Federal). The event supports education scholarships for women.

Pre-owned jewelry has been donated for the benefit of raising money for educational scholarships for women. Most of the jewelry costs less than $5. Help support these scholarships by purchasing jewelry from PEO Chapter Q.

July 14

SUNDAY RIDES: Monthly social bike rides are planned through September. The rides are every second Sunday, July 14, Aug. 11 and Sept. 8, starting at 7 p.m. at The Dalles City Park. The rides are described as a “flat, slow, fun and easy” half-hour loop.

July 15

BOARD MEMBERS: Wasco Board of County Commissioners is seeking a representative member from Wasco County to serve as their representative on Tri-county Hazardous Waste Steering Committee Establishes procedures, Reviews and Approves, Proposed Contracts, Annual Program Budget, Decisions regarding pre-registration requirements, scheduling of events and locations of satellite collection events, User Fees, Coordinates promotional activities. Applications are available at: Wasco County Court House Administrative Services 511 Washington Street, Suite 101 The Dalles, OR 97058 or may be obtained at online at

Please return your application no later than Monday, July 15, 2013.

FOOD DRIVE: During July, in exchange for a minimum donation of 10 food items, Cascade Acupuncture Center will offer free happy hour acupuncture treatments. Donations will benefit the Mid-Columbia food facility and Skamania County-Stevenson Food Bank. Call to schedule an appoint in The Dalles at 541-298-2378, Hood River at 541-387-4325, or Stevenson at 509-637-3163.

July 20

HISTORY PROGRAMS: The Summer History Programs at the Rorick House continue for the months of July and August. The Rorick House is at 300 W. 13th Street in The Dalles. It is open for visitors from noon to 4 p.m. each Saturday and Sunday during July and August.

Programs begin at 1:30 p.m. and include: July 20, Fort Dalles Days: with an Open House and wagon rides between the Fort Dalles Museum and the Rorick House. Aug. 3, John Lundell: One Room Schools in Wasco County.

August 1

SPORTS PHYSICALS: Skyline Hospital Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine department in White Salmon will offer free sports screenings for children planning to play a school sport this year. Screenings will be Thursday, Aug. 1, from 6 to 8 p.m. For more information, call Skyline Hospital Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine at 509-493-5119.

August 8

FULL-YEAR SCHOLARSHIP: The 2013-14 Columbia Gorge Community College full-year foundation scholarship application is now available. Any Mid-Columbia resident may apply. Recipients may be awarded up to 12 credits per term, which can only be used at Columbia Gorge Community College. Applications can be picked up in the Student Services department at The Dalles or Hood River campus, as well as online at http://cgcc. us/financial-aid/scholarships.

Applications must be hand-delivered to either The Dalles or Hood River Student Services no later than noon, Thursday, Aug. 8.

For more information, email Stephanie Gale-McKnight at, call 541-506-6021.

August 13

LEADERSHIP SEMINARS: Beginning in April, Columbia Gorge Community College will offer a series of leadership seminars. Participants may choose the entire nine-month series or take individual seminars. Class dates are August 13, Sept. 10, Oct. 8, Nov. 12, and Dec. 10.

All classes will be at the Hood River Indian Creek Campus, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The cost is $659 for the series or $89 per seminar. Pre-registration is required by calling the college at 541-506-6011or online at

September 6

HUCKLEBERRY FESTIVAL: The 51st Huckleberry Festival will be held Sept. 6, at 5 pm. through Sept. 8. Bingen, WA. Contact Marsha Holliston at 509-493-2961.


HOST NEEDED: The Dalles AFS has identified host families for three exchange students arriving in August. The Dalles Wahtonka High School can accept one more AFS student, if another local host family can be found. Help build bridges of intercultural understanding by sharing a home and daily life. More information is available at 1-800-AFS-INFO or The local contact is Rymmel Lovell, 541-296-6546,, Subject: AFS.

DAM TOURS: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will offer tours of The Dalles Dam this summer, every Saturday and Sunday at 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Tours will end the last weekend of September.

Pre-registering for tours is strongly recommended, as space is limited. Details: The Dalles Dam Visitor Center at 541-296-9778 or The Dalles Dam Ranger Office at 541-506-7857, and

To reach The Dalles Dam Visitor Center, from Interstate 84, take Exit 87 and go east on Brett Clodfelter Way, located at the junction of U.S. Highway 197 and I-84.

FARMERS MARKET: The Dalles Farmers Market is now open every Saturday through Oct. 13 and will launch its Wednesday evening market starting June 12 from 4 to 7 p.m.

In addition to the Farmers Market vendors, several musicians have been booked to participate. The market is also adding a limited number of local artisan booths this year.

Items typically available at the market include salad greens, fresh flowers, farm-fresh eggs, locally produced USDA meats, fresh vegetables and fruits, locally produced honey, jams, jellies and other processed items produced in approved commercial kitchens or under Oregon Department of Agriculture rules.

For more information, call Jeff Phipps, market manager, 541-993-9974.

HOLIDAY BAZAAR: St. Peter’s Holiday Bazaar is now taking reservations for table rentals for their bazaar on Nov. 23. Rentals are $30. Call Georgia at 541-296-2941 for more information.

ZUMBA PROGRAM: Northern Wasco County Parks and Recreation along with Licensed Zumba Instructor’s Marsha Morrison and Brenda Green are offering Zumba to the community at the Muscle and Fitness Center, 915 Garrison St., Mondays at 9 a.m., Tuesdays 9 a.m. and 6 p.m., and Thursdays 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Drop-in fee is $5. A punch card is available.

Contact the Parks District at 414 Washington St. Suite 1D, The Dalles, 541-296-9533, or email for more information.

SOIL TESTING: OSU Wasco County Master Gardeners now offer soil testing every week through October 2013. Garden soil will be tested for nitrogen, phosphorous, potassium, pH, humus, and texture.

The cost is $25 for each sample tested. For information on how to collect a sample, contact the OSU Wasco County Extension Service at 541-296-5494, or find out online at This service is available to home gardeners only.

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 Get a membership application or more information online at Blog: The society is also on Facebook.

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


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