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LIBRARY FUN: Dragon Theater Puppets will present I Dig Dinosaurs with puppet host Shawnry Connery teaching children fun facts about dinosaurs, Tuesday, July 23, at 11 a.m. The program is open to all ages.

On July 24, at 2 p.m., kids fourth grade age and older will be creating origami characters from Star Wars.

On Friday, July 26, from 4 to 6 p.m., the high school band Stellar will give a rock concert on the library deck.

July 18

BOARD MEMBER: North Wasco County SD 21 is looking to appoint a school board member for Zone 3 until June 2015. If interested, visit the District’s website at www.nwasco. to review the boundary requirements and download an application. Applications are also available to pick up at the District Administration Office, 3632 W. 10th St, The Dalles. Zone 3 applications are due by July 18, at 4 p.m.

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

July 18: Samantha B. White, the success story of a young graduate of California summer youth program.

July 25 is the monthly club business meeting.

For more information go to www.thedalles

July 20

FREE PLAYS: Theatre Company of The Dalles and Northern Wasco County Parks District hosts Free Plays in the Park featuring “Briar Rose” July 20, at 1 p.m. and Aug. 10, at 11 a.m. at The Dalles City Park

The whole family is welcome to enjoy this timeless tale of Sleeping Beauty. Bring your blanket or lawn chairs, barbecue lunch will be available for sale from The Dalles Moose Lodge.

THEATER PUPPETS: Dragon Theater Puppets will perform at the Sherman County Public/School Library in Moro on Saturday, July 20, at 11 a.m. All ages are welcome to attend “I Dig Dinosaurs” hosted by Shawnry Connery. Join Connery as he travels to the past in his time machine to find real dinosaurs. For additional information call the library at 541-565-3279.

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.

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 appointment in The Dalles at 541-298-2378, Hood River at 541-387-4325, or Stevenson at 509-637-3163.

July 21

FARMERS’ MARKET: Mosier Farmers’ Market, July 21, 4 to 7 p.m. Old Hwy 30, Mosier. Celebrate the earth’s bounty. Live music by Patrick Haley. Visit the website

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, 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 3

GOLF TOURNAMENT: The 14th Annual Founder’s Cup Golf Tournament presented by Columbia Bank and Columbia Gorge Community College Foundation, will be Saturday, Aug. 3, at Indian Creek Golf Course in Hood River. A fund-raising event for student scholarships, to register a team, sponsor the event or find out more information, contact CGCC Foundation, 541-506-6111.

Auxiliary aides and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities by contacting Shayna Dahl, ADA coordinator, at 541-506-6046 or the event coordinator in a timely manner.

August 11

SUNDAY RIDES: Monthly social bike rides are planned through September. The rides are every second Sunday, 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.

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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