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What's happening from July 30

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FARMERS MARKET: The Dalles Farmers Market is open every Saturday through Oct. 13 and Wednesday evenings 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.

July 30

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 30 and 31 from 9 a.m. to noon for young people in fourth through eighth grades.

Cost for the camp is $20. Check out the OSU Wasco County Extension website at www.extension.oregonstate.edu/forh or call 541-296-5494 to find out about signing up.

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 by contacting Shayna Dahl, at 541-506-6046.

HISTORY PROGRAMS: The Summer History Programs at the Rorick House at 300 W. 13th Street in The Dalles continue with John Lundell speaking on one-room schools of Wasco County, Saturday, Aug. 3, at 1:30 p.m.

August 4

ANTELOPE CONCERT: “The Sound is Country and the Message is Christ” is the theme of Susie McEntire’s performance at the Antelope Community Church Sunday, Aug. 4, at 4 p.m.

The free concert also features The Mud Spring Gospel Band. Family and friends are welcome. Refreshments will be available.

For more information, call 541-395-2507.

August 6

FLAGGER TRAINING: Columbia Gorge Community College is offering a Flagger Training course Tuesday, Aug. 6, at CGCC’s Hood River Indian Creek campus. This course meets the requirement of the Oregon Department of Transportation construction specifications with reciprocity with Washington, Montana & Idaho.

Class meets from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Cost is $79 and advanced registration is required. Discounts and tuition waivers do not apply. Call Student Services at 541-506-6011 or online at www.cgcc.cc.or.us

August 9

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 www.dhsclassof68.org under the “Options for the Weekend” link.

Aug 10

FREE PLAYS: Theatre Company of The Dalles and Northern Wasco County Parks District hosts Free Plays in the Park featuring “Briar Rose”. Aug. 10, at 11 a.m. at The Dalles City Park. This audience participation play is geared towards 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.

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 16

SCHOOL CAMPAIGN: Salvation Army and St. Vincent de Paul are teaming up to ask for donations for their back to school campaign. The money will go to purchase school supplies and backpacks for more than 400 low-income students in Wasco, Sherman, Hood River and Klickitat counties. Supplies will be handed out to qualifying children on Aug. 30.

Checks made out to the Salvation Army can be sent to P.O. Box 1970, The Dalles, OR 97058 and checks made out to St. Vincent de Paul can be sent to P.O. Box 553, The Dalles, OR 97058. Donations of school supplies will also be accepted.

Low-income families are also welcome to sign up to receive a donation of school supplies at the Salvation Army or St. Vincent de Paul in The Dalles. Sign-up deadline is August 16.

September 2

COLUMBIA SWIM: The 71st annual Roy Webster Columbia River Cross-Channel Swim will be Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 2, starting at 5:30 a.m. at the Hood River Visitor Center, 720 E. Port Marina Drive, Hood River.

At dawn on Labor Day a group of hearty souls boards the Sternwheeler Columbia Gorge at the Hood River Port and is ferried across to the Washington shore. When signaled, swimmers jump off the sternwheeler into the Columbia and head back to Hood River along a volunteer-delineated swim lane.

To register for the swim, visit www.active.come and search for the 70th annual cross-channel swim. For more information, call the Hood River County Chamber of Commerce at 541-386-2000, or find the event on the chamber’s event listing online at http://hoodriver.org.

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. marshaholliston@gmail.com.

Ongoing

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: http://www.gorgegrown.com/resource/White-salmon-market.cfm.

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

http://1.usa.gov/1785NtD.

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 programs@nwprd.org 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 www.extension.oregonstate.edu/wasco. 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 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.

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.

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