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SATURDAY BREAKFAST: The Senior Center’s Saturday Breakfast sponsored by Chad and Angela Krause will be this coming Saturday Oct. 19, from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at the Mid-Columbia Senior Center. The cost is $5 and $4 for center members. The menu is hotcakes with blueberries, scrambled eggs and your choice of bacon or sausage. All ages are welcome.

CANDIDATE EVENT: Meet Dennis Richardson, Republican candidate for governor at a no-host supper hour Sunday, Oct. 20, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., at Spooky’s in The Dalles.

TACO CRUNCH: The Dalles Wahtonka High School Band presents Taco Crunch, tacos with all the trimmings at the Wahtonka campus Cafeteria, 5 to 6:45 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, at the Hood River vs. The Dalles football game. Individual tickets are $10, family tickets are $40 (up to 5). Proceeds go to TDW High School Band Disneyland trip. Tickets are available from any The Dalles High School Band member. Tickets will also be available at the door.

POLITICAL DINNER: The Gathering of Patriots dinner and auction will be Friday, Oct. 25, at 6 p.m. at the Portage Grill with guest speaker Oregon Republican Vice Chair Bill Currier, who is also the mayor of Adair, Ore.

Master of ceremonies is Oregon Rep. John Huffman (R-The Dalles). Announce is Wasco County Commissioner Rod Runyon. Auctioneer is Dave Griffith.

Tickets are $30. Call to make reservations at 541-467-2371 or email

DONATIONS NEEDED: Donations are being accepted at CenterPointe Bank, 1100 W 6th St, The Dalles, to help with funeral expenses for Sharin Roche, who died suddenly.

For more information, call 541-298-2600.

October 21

LOAN PROGRAM: The Mt. Adams Chamber of Commerce is continuing the Brown Bag Lunch Series Monday, Oct. 21, from noon to 1 p.m. at the White Salmon Library, 77 Wauna Ave., White Salmon, WA. The series is free and open to the public.

The presentation will be by Eric Nerdin of the Mid-Columbia Economic Development District (MCEDD) and will cover information on their Micro Loan program. This program is aimed at small businesses who need funding and are not having success finding it through traditional financial avenues.

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 1

SHAKESPEARE PLAY: The Theatre Company of The Dalles presents William Shakespeare’s “The Comedy of Errors,” Nov. 1-2, 8-9, 15-16 at 7:30 p.m., and a special matinee Nov. 10 at 2 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. 1 and 2 performances will feature a food drive for Wasco County Food Bank. Adult tickets are half price with every three cans or boxes of food.

The Nov. 10 matinee is military appreciation day and all military veterans receive an adult ticket at half price.

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


November 2

HISTORY MEETING: The Wasco County Historical Society Annual Meeting will be Saturday, Nov. 2, at the Mid-Columbia Senior Center. Registration opens at 11:30 a.m. Noon luncheon will be $15. There will be a short business meeting. Marilyn Urness will present the program. She has been researching Chinese history in The Dalles and her topic will be “Laundry Wars in The Dalles.”

The meeting is open to the public. Membership is not required; however guests are encouraged to join. Membership in the Historical Society is $15 for an individual or $25 for a family.

November 5

WORKSHOP COURSES: Columbia Gorge Community College and Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) offers a Pesticide Recertification/Worker Protection Standard course on Nov. 5, at the Hood River Indian Creek Campus, from 1 to 5 p.m. and Nov. 6, at The Dalles Campus from 8 a.m. to noon. Jensi Smith 541-506-6034 The class provides four core credit hours toward recertification of Oregon certified pesticide applicator licenses.

The workshops are free. Pre-registration is required by calling the college at 541-506-6011, or online at This free event is appropriate for site supervisors, wind technicians, students and alumni of CGCC’s Renewable Energy Technology program.

For information and registration for this free conference, visit the WindTech Oregon website:

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.

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 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, 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.


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.

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.

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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