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YOUTH PLAY: Sonrise Academy presents the play production of “Second Chance,” sequel to “Small Town Christmas Carol” presented in December.

Pastor Andy Johnson has written this play and is directing it also. The play will be presented at The Dalles First Church of the Nazarene at 1313 Mt. Hood Street at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 31, and Saturday, June 1. There is no admission. Dessert will be served at intermission.

BARBECUE FUNDRAISER: The Dufur Historical Society hosts a barbecue fundraiser Saturday, June 8, at the Dufur Living History Museum grounds.

Dinner, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. features a menu of hamburger or chicken, salad, beans, drink and desert is $7.50, a hot dog with the same side dishes is $5, hamburger only $3.50, hotdog only is $2. It will be accompanied by live music from Tom Graff. A speaking and picture presentation of the Great Southern Railroad by Jerry Tanquist will follow. The museum will be open for visitors from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

CHILDREN’S PAINTING: Local artist Mike Newman will teach how to paint a portrait on glass Wednesday, May 29, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Wonderworks Children’s Museum, 206 Madison St.

No experience is necessary. All participants need is an 8-by-10-inch picture of the face of a loved one, an old shirt or apron and their favorite benefit.

Glass, paint and appetizers will be provided. Participants will take home their artwork at the end of the night. Cost is $40. Purchase tickets at Wonderworks Children’s Museum. To reserve a spot, call 541-980-5922 or email info@wonder

BOOK SALE: Friends of the Hood River County Library will have its annual book sale Thursday, Friday and Saturday, May 30, 31, and June 1, in the Jeanne Marie Gaulke community meeting room.

A members-only preview sale is Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. The public sale is Friday from noon to 6 p.m. The $1 bag sale is Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

OPEN SWIM: The Hood River Aquatic Center will have a special open swim Monday, May 27, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Admission is $1. The slide, rop swing and zip line will be open.

May 26

MEMORIAL DAY: The 30th annual Wasco Memorial Celebration will take place Sunday, May 26, and Monday, May 27, in the city of Wasco. Sunday’s events include a country breakfast at North Sherman County fire hall, a library book sale at City Hall, a model train exhibit and jewelry sale at the depot; and the third annual fun run-walk to benefit North Sherman Preschool.

Monday activities include a country breakfast, a memorial service at the depot, book sale, parade, auto show, chuck wagon lunch, pie and ice cream, pastry auction, kid’s corner (petting farm, junior hoops and games), arts and crafts fair, raffle, and tractor and wagon rides.

COUNTRY BREAKFAST: ABC Huskies Day Care will sponsor the 30th annual Wasco Memorial Day Country Breakfast, Sunday and Monday, May 26 and 27, from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. at North Sherman Rural Fire Hall, 411 Yates Street in Wasco. The menu includes ham, eggs, hotcakes and choice of drink for $7. Proceeds will be dedicated to facility improvements at the day care site.

May 27

ROLLER HOCKEY: Players ages 4 to 8 and 8 and above are being sought to form balanced roller hockey teams. This year team supporters will be renovating the rink by adding new wall panels and new seal coat and paint. We need your support in finding more 4 to 8 year olds and 8 and above to form balanced teams.

The league begins May 27, with the first game June 8. Cost to register is $45. Players need a pair of roller blades. All other gear is provided.

Organizers also want to start an sdult division this year, please email if you are interested in participating. Volunteer coaches are needed. Paid referee positions available too.

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

May 29

INTUITIVE WISDOM: Developing and Following Your Intuitive Wisdom, May 29, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Hood River Coe Building; 1009 Eugene Ave., with Beth Welton-Miller, 503-680-5810.

In this experiential class, we will build inner awareness skills by paying attention and following the body and mind. We will explore the inner landscape through guided meditation leading to the answers to our questions. Receive clarity and relaxation.

May 31

SPRING CONCERT: “Music from Movies and Musicals” is the title of the Cascade Singers’ 2013 spring concert.

Performances are Friday, May 31 and Saturday June 1 at 7 p.m. at St. Peter’s Landmark, W. 3rd and Lincoln Streets, The Dalles.

Choral selections from “Fiddler on the Roof” and “Godspell” are featured, with many other Hollywood and Broadway favorites by the choir, ensemble, and children’s choir. Tickets at the door are $10 for adults, $5 for students and seniors, and children 12 and under free.

Contact Director Lloyd Walworth for program sponsorship or further information at 541-340-9858.

June 1

GARDENING CLASS: Columbia Gorge Community College is offering an Urban Gardening class Saturday, June 1.Topics will include soils, composting, pollination, irrigation and crop rotation. Optional visits throughout the growing and harvesting season are included in fee. Class meets outdoors at a local working garden. Bring a lunch and dress for cold weather. Location provided upon registration.

Class meets from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Cost is $99 and advanced registration is required. Discounts and tuition waivers do not apply. Call Student Services at 541-506-6011 or online at

SHRED DAY: Griffith Motors is having a Shred day at the dealership Saturday, June 1, from 9 a.m. to noon. This is a community event partnering with Opportunity Connections in The Dalles.

June 2

HAVEN RIDE: Breakaway promotions is organizing the first Gorge-us Gals Ride all-women’s bike ride to benefit HAVEN, serving victims of domestic violence and sexual assault Sunday, June 2, starting at 7 a.m. at Riverfront Park in The Dalles.

This fully supported ride was created by those passionate about cycling, friendship, fitness and the desire to “brake the cycle” of violence. It includes 13-mile, 20-mile, 40-mile and 60-mile route options.

Registration is $50 online at

June 8

POOL OPENING: Ted Walker Memorial Swimming Pool opens for its full summer season starting June 8 through Labor Day and will offer a number of water-related programs.

Activities will include: swim lessons (group, semi-private, or private), lap swim, open swim sessions, and the new splash and slam pool basketball. The pool is also available for party rental.

For more information, call Northern Wasco County Parks and Recreation at 541-296-9533, after June 8, call Ted-Walker Memorial Pool at 541-298-2020.

June 11

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 June 11, July 9, 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. to12:30 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

June 12

FIELD DAY: The Sherman Experiment Station field day is planned for Wednesday, June 12. Oregon State University and USDA Agricultural Research Service are co-hosting this field day for the agricultural community. Anyone with an interest in agriculture is encouraged to attend.

Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. at the Sherman County Fairground. The program will begin at 8 a.m. with an address from a representative of OSU’s College of Agricultural Sciences. Field tours will begin at 8:25 a.m. The fairgrounds are one mile south of Moro on Lonerock Road.

A naming dedication will take place at the new building 11:30 a.m. to honor the contributions of Steve Burnet, who was instrumental in its construction. A hosted lunch is provided at 12:00 noon. Visit to see a detailed program. Call 541-278-4186 for more information.

July 26

CLASS REUNION: The Dalles Wahtonka High School Class of 1983 Reunion will be held July 26 and 27. Contact Mike Urness 541-296-2284 or email: for more information.

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.


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.

EXCHANGE FAMILIES: AFS is seeking host families for exchange students. Students arrive in August and stay for 10 months.

The sooner applications are completed, the more students host families have to choose from and the better chance to find a student who best fits with family habits, interests and activities.

The Dalles Wahtonka accepts up to three exchange students, while Hood River Valley High School accepts one. Dufur would also like to have an exchange student.

To apply, go to, click on “hosting” and fill in the information to request a full application.

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.

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

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.

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 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


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