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POWERFUL FILM: On Nov. 20, Cascade Acupuncture Center will host the powerful film: 9000 Needles at Columbia Center for the Arts at 7:30 p.m. 9000 Needles follows forty-year-old Devin Dearth who after suffering a devastating stroke, faces dismal odds of recovery, as well as, the confines of the US health care system. A panel of acupuncturist and health care people will be on hand for a discussion about acupuncture treatment and challenges following the film. Tickets are $5 at the door. Columbia Center for the Arts is located at 215 Cascade Ave. in downtown Hood River.

ARTS EVENT: Richard Nelson’s Sweet and Sad will play as a Staged Reading at Columbia Center for the Arts in Hood River on Nov. 22 and 23 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 13 and 14 at the Civic Auditorium in The Dalles at 7:30pm.

HOLIDAY BAZAAR: The Last Chance Holiday Bazaar, a favorite event of procrastinating holiday shoppers, arrives at the Hood River County Fairgrounds Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 14 and15. The bazaar is the perfect event for people seeking unique gifts, delights for the holiday table, handcrafted items, gourmet food, holiday decorations, and much more. The bazaar will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days in the community building at the fairgrounds, 3020 Wy’east Road, and will offer shoppers a “last chance” before the holidays to find one-of-a-kind gifts, holiday decorating ideas, artwork, scented products, and much more.

BARLOW BAZAAR: Barlow Gate Grange hosts its annual Christmas bazaar Saturday, Nov. 30, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the grange hall in Wamic. The event will include 25 vendors. Breakfast and lunch will be served.

POLITICAL MEETING: Wasco County Democrats meet Tuesday Nov. 12, at 7 p.m at The Dalles Wasco County Library meeting room.

November 14

KIWANIS CLUB: The Dalles Kiwanis Club hosts regular meetings every Thursday noon at Spooky’s. Visitors are welcome. Online: www.thedalles

Nov. 14, Corliss Marsh on the Wasco County Cultural Trust Coalition.

Nov. 21, the monthly club business meeting.

Nov. 26, (Tuesday) Kiwanians meet with Lions Club for annual Thanksgiving week joint meeting.

Nov. 28, Thanksgiving Day; no meeting.

Nov. 29, (Friday) Kiwanians meet 4 p.m. at 8th and Cherry Heights to line up Christmas Starlite Parade.

November 15

SHAKESPEARE PLAY: The Theatre Company of The Dalles presents William Shakespeare’s “The Comedy of Errors,” Nov. 15-16 at 7:30 p.m. Ticket price is $12 per adult, $6 for seniors, students and children at Columbia Gorge Community College Building 2, Floor 3 theater.

Nov. 15 and 16 performances include Arts Appreciation Night with $2 off adult tickets with a The Dalles Wahtonka High School Ticket Stub.

Online: www.thetheatre

November 16

AUTHOR TALKS: Author and journalist RaeLynn Ricarte will give a presentation based on her book, “Living the Oath: Warriors Take It, Families Endure It,” Saturday, Nov. 16, at 12:30 p.m. Ricarte, the mother of a Marine, will discuss the process of writing the heart-stirring stories of 29 men and women from all branches of the U.S. Armed Services. She will be joined by Dr. Pat Stone and a few of the people she interviewed for the book. Admission is $3.

Veterans will receive free admission to the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center the week of Nov. 10 through 16 in honor of their service. Online:

November 17

VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT: The Dalles HOPE Warming Place located in the St. Vincent de Paul ministry building at 315 W. Third Place, needs volunteers to join teams staffing the overnight accommodations for the homeless.

The TD HOPE Warming Place is schedule to open on cold nights beginning Nov. 17. Volunteers receive training and are asked to volunteer for one night of the week as needed.

Call Nonie Cornell for details at 541-397-0591.

November 22

VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT: The Wasco County Board of Commissioners is seeking volunteers to serve on the Wasco County Fair Board which meets twice each month throughout the year. Applications can be obtained on the Wasco County website or at Suite 101 of the Courthouse and must be returned by 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22.

FRUIT FUNDRAISER: Ruby red grapefruit and navel oranges are being sold in the annual AFS exchange student fundraiser now through Nov. 22. A 20-pound box of either, or a mixed box of both is $18 each. Fruit arrives Saturday, Dec. 7.

AFS currently hosts five exchange students, who are available for club or classroom presentations about their home country: Torbjoem (Toby) from Norway at Hood River Valley High School; Rocco from Italy, Xavier from Switzerland and Botond (Boti) from Hungary, all at The Dalles High School; and Rashed from Jordan at Dufur High School.

AFS provides scholarships for local students to study abroad and provides activities for foreign students hosted by local families.

To order fruit or inquire about a presentation, contact the Loves at 541-296-6546 or, or the Kimseys at 541-296-5628 or email

November 23

HOLIDAY BAZAAR: St. Peter’s Holiday Bazaar is now taking reservations for table rentals for their Nov. 23 bazaar. Rentals are $30.

Call Georgia at 541-296-2941 for more information.

HOLIDAY BAZAAR: Zion Lutheran Church hosts a Christmas bazaar Saturday Nov. 23, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday Nov. 24, from noon to 3 p.m. at 101 W. 10th St., in The Dalles.

December 6

HOLIDAY BAZAAR: Dallesport, Murdock Community Counsel and Volunteer Fire Departments 10th annual Holiday Bazaar will be Dec. 6 and 7, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Columbia Hills Log Building on Highway 197. Table rent is $10 a day. Money from table rental and food sales go towards the Children’s Christmas party and Fire Department.

December 7

HOLIDAY BAZAAR: Sherman County Scholarship Association’s Annual Holiday Bazaar is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 7, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Events include a basketball tournament, soup lunch and raffle. To reserve a table ($20) contact Linda von Borstel at 541-333-2454 or email

CHOIR REHEARSALS: The Cascade Singers will prepare works this fall by two great composers whose 200th birthdays are celebrated in 2013: Ciuseppe Verdi and Richard Wagner. “Verdi, Wagner, et al” is the theme for the community choir’s holiday concert Dec. 7 and 8.

Singers meet under the direction of Lloyd Walworth Mondays form 7 to 9 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, 10th and Union streets, in The Dalles. A one-hour work session takes place Thursdays at 7 p.m. Rehearsals are open to all interested singers, who will then audition with the director. The choir often appears at community events with formal concerts at Christmas, St. Patrick’s Day and late spring.

Director Lloyd Walworth can be reached at or 541-340-9858 for more information.

CHRISTMAS CONCERT: “Verdi, Wagner & Holiday Favorites” is the title of the Cascade Singers’ 2013 Christmas concert. Performances are Saturday, Dec. 7, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 8, at 3 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, 10th and Union Streets, The Dalles.

The community choir and children’s choir will present romantic era music by Giuseppe Verdi and Richard Wagner whose 200th birthdays were observed in 2013, and a variety of pieces, classical to pops, sacred and secular, for the holidays. Admission is by donation at the door.

INDOOR MARKET: The Shaniko schoolhouse will host indoor markets and bazaars every month through March to raise money for school improvements. The events start with the Big Indoor Marketplace Nov. 1 through 10 with videos, new and used books, handmade jewelry, ceramics, natural fibers, history and more. Other events include:

Dec. 7-8 – Holiday Bazaar

Jan. 4-5 – New Year Bazaar

Feb. 1-2 – Valentine Bazaar

March 1-2 – St. Patrick’s Day Bazaar

Cost of a table is $10. For more information, call 541-489-3434 or email

December 14

SONRISE BAZAAR: A Bazaar Crafting Fundraiser for Sonrise Academy will be Saturday, Dec. 14. The event is looking for vendors to display their merchandise and crafters to rent table space to do their craft projects. Call Sonrise Academy for more information at 541-298-8922.


BOARD MEMBERS: The Dalles Wonderworks Children’s Museum is seeking board members who are passionate about the future of the town’s children, families and community. Wonderworks Children’s Museum’s mission is to give children and their families experiences in an original, interactive environment.

Individuals are needed who can meet on a monthly basis and volunteer to help the museum build its internal capacity to support growth and sustainability.

If interested, send an email to or call 541-980-5922.

MUSEUM CLOSES: Fort Dalles Museum/Anderson Homestead has closed for the winter season. It will be open at the Historical Christmas Open House on Dec. 7 hosted this year by the Original Wasco County Courthouse on 2nd Place along with the Wasco County Historical Society and Rorick House.

Call 541-296-4547 and leave a message if you want to schedule a group tour during the off season or email us at

MARKET PLACE: Crafters, food and farm products will be on sale at the Marketplace at The Mint on East Second Street in The Dalles, every Saturday in November through December.

VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT: The Dalles Meals on Wheels is in need of volunteers for several positions: Kitchen helper from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., dining room helper from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and meal delivery drivers for regular, fill-in and inclement weather delivery from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

For more information, or to sign up, call Ashley at 541-298-8333.

COAT GIVEAWAY: The Salvation Army is offering coats all winter long for people in need during business hours, Monday through Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at their office or thrift store at 623 E. Third St. in The Dalles.

Coats will be given to low-income individuals and families in need of warm coats for the winter.

For more information, call Kris at 541-296-6417.

VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT: The Dalles HOPE Warming Place located in the St. Vincent de Paul ministry building at 315 W. Third Place, needs volunteers to join teams staffing the overnight accommodations for the homeless.

The TD HOPE Warming Place is schedule to open on cold nights beginning Nov. 17. Volunteers receive training and are asked to volunteer for one night of the week as needed.

Call Nonie Cornell for details at 541-397-0591.

TAKING ORDERS: The Dalles Wahtonka High School senior class is taking orders for Pepsi products. Each case is a 24-pack of 20-ounce bottles for $24.

To place an order contact your favorite senior class member or call Sally at 541-506-3449 ext. 2012 or Maribel at 541-506-3449 ext. 2011 to pay with a debit-credit card.

Proceeds will pay for the 2014 graduation ceremony and class projects throughout the school year.

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.


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