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What's happening, from March 6 Chronicle

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WHEELS MARCH: The Dalles Meals on Wheels is having a March for Meals event March 21, from 11:15 to 11:45 a.m. They are asking everyone including high school kids to March around the MOW building to bring awareness to senior and all hunger in the local area.

PIRATE CARNIVAL: The seventh annual Pirate Carnival is set for Sunday, March 17, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Klickitat School Gym in Klickitat, Wash. Admission is free. A costume contest for kids and adults is planned. Other activities include a silent auction, activities and games, a haunted pirate cove and food including clam chowder and rootbeer floats.

The event is put on by the Klickitat PTO in conjunction with the secondary ASB. For details, call 509-365-2173.

March 6

DYW FUNDRAISER: Distinguished Young Women is having a Spooky’s night on Wednesday, March 6, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tickets are sold at the door for $12, ages 6-10 are $6.

Tickets include pizza, pasta, salad and breadsticks. Drinks are not included.

STUDENT INFORMATION: Columbia Gorge Community College will host a Renewable Energy Technology Program information session Wednesday, March 13, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at The Dalles Campus, Building 3, Second Floor, Room 3.203.

Potential students may arrive at 5 p.m. to meet one-on-one with an academic adviser in Student Services. They are asked to bring copies of previous transcripts.

Learn about program information, campus labs and facilities, admission process and financial aid, job descriptions and employment outlook. Meet faculty, advisers, graduates and current students.

For details, contact Kristen Kane at 541-506-6023.

March 7

RELAY SUMMIT: All team members of Relay For Life of The Dalles Area are urged to attend the first Regional Relay Summit this Thursday evening, March 7, at 6 p.m. This informative meeting will be at Columbia Portage Grill, Shilo Inn, The Dalles. For anyone interested in Relay For Life, who does not know what Relay is about, this is the meeting to attend.

Learn how to be involved, form a team, raise money to fight cancer. This is an American Cancer Society Event.

Questions? Call Marilyn Wong, 541-980-5950.

THEATRE PERFORMANCE: “I Hate Hamlet,” an adult comedy, is performed by the Theatre Company of The Dalles, March 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 7:30 p.m. at the Columbia Gorge Community College-Auditorium Building 2, Floor 3.

Advance tickets are available at Klindt’s Book Sellers, The Dalles and at the door. Adult admission is $12, students and seniors $10. Call The Theatre Company of The Dalles at 541-370-2513 for more information.

March 8

BOOK PRESENTATION: On Friday, March 8, at 7 p.m. Dr. Linda Tamura, a professor of education at Willamette University and a sansei (third-generation Japanese American) from Hood River, will be at the Columbia Gorge Community College Hood River Indian Creek Campus to present her new book, “Nisei Soldiers Break Their Silence: Coming Home to Hood River.” For special access needs, contact Shayna Dahl at 541-506-6046.

COMMISSION OPENING: Wasco County Board of Commissioners is seeking a volunteer citizen of Wasco County to serve on the Wasco County Compensation Committee, which meets annually to set compensation rates for elected officials and directors of the county.

Applications are available at the Wasco County Courthouse, Administrative Services, 511 Washington St., Suite 101, The Dalles or online at www.co.wasco.or.us. All application are due by 4 p.m. Friday, March 8.

March 9

RODEO BANQUET: The Fort Dalles Rodeo Association hosts its annual banquet and cornation of the 2013 Fort Dalles Rodeo Queen, Candace Shattuck, Saturday, March 9, at The Dalles Country Club.

Admission is $30 per person. A no-host social hour starts at 6 p.m., with dinner at 7. Menu features prime rib or halibut.

RSVP by March 5 to 541-980-4190 or Villalobos@wildblue.net.

ARCHAEOLOGISTS SPEAKERS: Archaeologists Eric Gleason and Jacqueline Cheung present information on their recent archaeological excavations uncovering artifacts enhancing our understanding of life in The Dalles’ Chinatown from the 1800’s to the 1920’s. The event will be March 9, from 2 to 3 p.m. at The Dalles/ Wasco Public library.

Contact Kathy at kviemeister@ci.the-dalles.or.us or call 541-296-2815. Online: www.wasco.plinkit.org

PRUNING CLINIC: The OSU Wasco County Master Gardeners will hold its annual rose pruning clinic Saturday, March 9, at 9 a.m. at Sorosis Park in The Dalles.

Experienced pruners, as well as those wanting to learn, are invited to attend. Master Gardeners will be available to answer questions. Bring pruning supplies and help get the rose garden ready for spring.

Direct questions to the OSU Wasco County Extension Office at 541-296-5494.

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

March 12

DEMOCRATS MEETING: Wasco County Democrats’ monthly meeting will be Tuesday, March 12, at 7 p.m. at the Library meeting room.

March 14

OPEN WORKSHOP: Learn how to search for free resources for professional or practical purposes in a presentation by Michal Kawka, a career and technical education adviser at Columbia Gorge Community College. The event will be at The Dalles-Wasco County Public Library Thursday, March 14, from 7 to 8 p.m. Basic computer skills required.

Contact Kathy at kviemeister@ci.the-dalles.or.us or call 541-296-2815

March 16

WHOLENESS EVENT: Powerful Strategies to Live Your Wholeness Now is set for Saturday, March 16, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at Trout Lake Abbey, 46 Stoller Rd, Trout Lake, WA. Contact Beth Welton-Miller at beth@vibrant-living.com or 503-680-5810.

March 17

ANNUAL CONCERT: “St. Paddy’s for St. Peter’s,” the annual St. Patrick’s Day concert at St. Peter’s Landmark, takes place Sunday, Mar. 17, at 3 p.m. A children’s choir and instrumentalists will join Cascade Singers choir, ensemble, and “Almost-All-Irish-Almost All-Brass Band” for Irish favorites and sing-alongs. Admission is a free-will offering to benefit St. Peter’s Landmark, located at 3rd and Lincoln Streets in The Dalles.

March 19

MEDICARE CLASS: Donna Delikat, advocate for SHIBA (Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance). March 19, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Columbia Gorge Community College, The Dalles Campus, 400 East Scenic Drive. Medicare 101, students will learn about the A, B, C, and D’s of Medicare. Get information on where Medicare recipients in your community can go for help with their choices. Visit their website at https://webreg1.cgcc.cc.or.us/CE/classes.asp and look under General Classes and under The Dalles Campus or call (541) 506-6000. Free and open to all.

March 27

SPRING BREAK: Alex Zerbe performs a friendly action-comedy show for spring break, Wednesday, March 27, from 2 to 3 p.m. at The Dalles-Wasco Public library.

Contact Kathy at kviemeister@ci.the-dalles.or.us or call 541-296-2815. Online: www.alexzerbe.com.

March 31

SUNRISE SERVICE: The Masonic Lodge and The Mid Columbia Fellowship of Churches invite the whole community to the 89the year of Sunrise Services at Pulpit Rock on Easter morning. The services will start at 6:30 a.m., rain or shine.

The Lutheran Intern serving The First United Methodist Church will deliver the sermon.

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

CONTRACTORS NOTICE: Oregon Landscape Contractors Law (ORS 671) requires all businesses that advertise and perform landscape contracting services be licensed with the Landscape Contractors Board. This 4-digit number allows a consumer to ensure that the business is actively licensed, has bond insurance and is a qualified individual contractor who has fulfilled the testing and experience requirements for licensure.

For your protection, call 503-967-6291 or visit the website: www.lcb.state.or.us to check the license status before contracting with the business. Persons doing landscape maintenance do not require a landscaping license.

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.

HEAD START: Mid-Columbia Children’s Council is now accepting applications for the Early Head Start program, which serves pregnant women and children from birth to 3 years old. Mid-Columbia Children’s Council’s Head Start and Early Head Start programs are free. Applications are available at your local Head Start Center, library, Health Department, DHS, by calling Mid-Columbia Children’s Council, Inc. at 541-386-2010, or in our website at www.mcccheadstart.org.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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