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KIWANIS PROGRAMS: The Dalles Kiwanis Club meets every Thursday noon at Spooky’s. Visitors are welcome.

October programs include:

Oct. 3, Emily Berndt, agency relations coordinator for 211 community information on the service that connects people with essential human services.

Oct. 10, the regular Kiwanis meeting will be at Gary Honald’s orchard: the Middle School Builders Club joins Kiwanians for fishing, pressing apples, and a barbecue lunch from 10 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.

Oct. 17, no noontime meeting: The club’s installation dinner will be at Faith Lutheran Church fellowship hall, 2810 W. 10th St., 6 p.m.

Oct. 24, Trish Neal from LegalShield on how to protect your child and family from identity theft.

Oct. 31, Tai Rogers, who took part in the Hugh O’Brian Youth program, a seminar that teaches leadership, service, and innovation. For more information go to

October 2

GLASS FUSING: A course in beginning glass fusing and advanced studies for the returning students will be taught in October at The Dalles Art Center.

Students should bring safety glasses and wear closed-toed shoes for safety. Those with glass tools should bring them, all students should bring a sketch pad or note paper and pencil or pen.

Classes will be Wednesdays, Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 at The Dalles Art Center, 220 E. 4th St. from 6 to 9 p.m. Cost is $140 for class, $60 for supplies. Minimum 6, maximum 12 students, must pay at time of sign up. Online: www.thedallesart

MARRIAGE COURSE: Discuss marriage with your partner based on topical video presentations in a romantic setting during the Marriage Course, each Wednesday, Oct. 2, to Nov. 20, from 6 to 8 p.m., at The Riverenza, 410 E. 10th St., The Dalles.

Participants will receive desserts and coffee. Cost is $75 per couple. Child-care will be provided at Gateway Presbyterian Church. Contact Gary at 541-993-4279 or email at

October 4

GOLF CLASSIC: AMC presents the second annual Gene Adkisson Memorial Classic Golf Tournament, Friday, Oct. 4, at Elk Ridge Golf Course, Carson Hot Springs Golf and Spa Resort, Carson, Wash. The tournament will be an 18-hole shamble, a scramble with elements of stroke play. Play single, or in teams of two or four.

Registration is at 11 a.m. There will be a noon shotgun start. Entry fee is $100. Entry fee includes golf, lunch, and a beverage. The tournament is a benefit for the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center. For reservations, call Dick Adkisson at 503-680-7774, or email

October 5

HOME TOURS: Gorge Green Home Tour will be Oct. 5, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Hood River and Mosier. The tour offers a unique opportunity for residents and visitors to connect with homeowners, designers, do-it-yourselfers and contractors. Online: http://gorgeowned.


VINTAGE EVENING: Columbia Gorge Discovery Center hosts the sixth annual Vintage Evening auction fundraiser Saturday, Oct. 5. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., dinner starts 6 p.m.

This year’s theme is a 1940s Big Band Blitz. For tickets or information, call the Discovery Center at 541-296-8600 x 201, or log on to

October 6

RUN/WALK: Dress up as your favorite superhero and run/walk to support Columbia Gorge CASA. The event starts and finishes at The Discovery Center in The Dalles and goes along the Riverfront Trail. There is a 3K/5K race and a 300-meter “Kids Dash.”

Kids Dash starts at 9 a.m. and the run/walk starts at 9:30 a.m. Oct. 6. Prizes and kids’ activities are included. Register at or “registration form” at Foster kids run for free if registered by Oct. 1.

October 12

PIANO DUO: Classical piano duo Karen Eddleman and Ronald Potts will perform at the launch of The Dalles Civic Auditorium theater rehabilitation capital campaign Saturday, Oct. 12, 6:30 to 10 p.m., in the theater.

Engineering and architectural plans are under way. The event begins the final push to restore the Civic’s theater to its original splendor.

An elegant reception will feature complimentary champagne and hors d’oeuvres before the concert, a meet-and-greet afterwards. For ticket prices and more information, go online to or call 541-298-8533. Tickets are available at Klindt’s and Waucoma book stores.

December 7

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.

October 12

HARVEST BAZAAR: Flagstone’s Fall Harvest Bazaar will be Saturday Oct. 12, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 3325 Columbia View Drive. It offers a chance to get an early start on holiday shopping.

Have something to sell? Contact Danette for vendor information, and to reserve a space. 541-298-5656 or email Space is limited. Cost is $10. Bring a table, or rent for $5.


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.

FALL SCHEDULE: Through Oct., Fort Dalles Museum/Anderson Homestead will be going to a fall schedule, open five days a week Thursday through Monday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and closed Tuesday and Wednesday. Visit for additional information. Call 541-296-4547 to schedule special tours.

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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