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SWIM LESSONS: Registration is currently underway for Hood River Aquatic Center’s beginner through advanced fall swim lessons. The second fall session starts Nov. 5, and runs for three weeks on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Fees include options for swimming for a child and one parent before or after swim lessons.

Register at the Aquatic Center, or visit to print out a registration form and register by mail. Those who register by mail should follow up with a phone call for confirmation at 541-386-1303.

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.

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.

HARVEST FESTIVAL: The Dalles Farmers Market Harvest Festival Renaissance fair will be Saturday, Oct. 12. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event will feature a fruit pie contest, dress your veggie and fall flower arranging contests. High School band members will be serving barbecue. For more information go to The Dalles Farmers Market Facebook page.

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.

October 14

PROGRAM MEETING: Distinguished Young Woman will have a parent meeting for all parents of young women who are juniors in high school this year on Monday, Oct. 14, at 7 p.m. at Spooky’s Pizza Parlor.

This will be an informational meeting outlining what’s involved with the program.

October 15

RETIRED EDUCATORS: Unit 20, Oregon Retired Educators, will meet at noon Tuesday, Oct. 15, at the Mid-Columbia Senior Center.

There is to be a presentation on the SMART Program by Paula Sied. Persons from Sherman, Wasco and Hood River counties are invited to attend.

First year retirees may have their dues waived. Inquiries may be directed to Unit 20 President Tom Greenough at 541-386-3580.

October 17

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

October programs include: 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, is Trish Neal from LegalShield on how to protect your child and family from identity theft.

Oct. 31, is 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 www.thedalleskiwa

VOLUNTEER EVENT: There will be an Open House for anyone interested in learning about volunteering at Mid-Columbia Medical Center; Thursday, Oct. 17 anytime between 10 a.m. to noon, Conference Room 1. Everyone is welcome.

October 30

OFFICIALS NEEDED: Mid Columbia Basketball Officials are looking for new or experienced officials for the upcoming season. Training will be provided for new officials. It is a good way to make extra money and get some exercise.

If you are interested, call Bob McFadden at 541-340-1900 or email

The first meeting of the season will be Oct. 30, at The Dalles Middle School at 6 p.m.

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.

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.

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.


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

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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