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CLASS 45TH: The Dalles High School Class of 1968 will have an informal celebration of its 45th reunion the weekend of Aug. 9 and 10. Details of the various events planned can be found online at under the “Options for the Weekend” link.

BOATING CLASS: The Oregon State Marine Board’s mandatory safe boater class is offered to Oregon and Washington residents Saturday, July 27, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at The Dalles Marina Yacht Club.

Call 541-296-4226 or 541-300-0306 to register by 4 p.m., Wednesday, July 26 to get a seat and materials. Leave a message and the call will be returned.

BAND FUNDRAISER: The Dalles Wahtonka High School will have a fundraising yard sale for the band Saturday July 20, from 7 a.m. to 1p.m. This is a fundraiser for the band department trip to Disneyland.

DIG TALK: Composting is the topic of the Saturday, July 27, session of the DIG summer gardening series.

Featured speaker is Wasco County Master Gardener Cathy Dowrey. The 9 a.m. session includes coffee and a morning snack, a tour of the garden, and discussion on a different gardening technique each time.

Contact Lynette Black at or 541-296-5494 for more information.

FISHING CAMP: Want to learn how to fish? Learn different types of knots, how to fish with various types of bait and to identify the different species of fish at a day camp July 29 to 31 from 9 a.m. to noon for young people in fourth through eighth grades.

Cost for the three-day camp is $20. Check out the OSU Wasco County Extension website at or call 541-296-5494 to find out about signing up.

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. Aug. 10, at 11 a.m. at The Dalles City Park. This audience participation play is geared toward children but 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 Shawnry 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—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.

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 our website www.reverb for more information.

July 24

LIBRARY FUN: Dragon Theater Puppets will present I Dig Dinosaurs with puppet host Shawnry Connery. 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 25

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

July 25 is the monthly club business meeting.

For more information go to www.thedalles

July 30

TRAIL MIX CLASS: Join Gloria Needham Tuesday, July 30, at 6 p.m. at the Parkdale Library, to learn how to make trail mix. All supplies are provided.

Contact the Hood River County Library District at 541-386-2535,, or visit their website at

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 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 Columbia Gorge Community College 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 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 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.


FARMERS’ MARKET: White Salmon Farmers’ Market is every Tuesday through Sept 24, from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Feast Market parking lot, White Salmon. It includes barbecue, live music, beer and wine. Online:

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.

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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