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SPAGHETTI DINNER: Swinging with Spaghetti dinner and silent auction will be Nov. 2, from 5 to 8 p.m. at The Dalles Middle School. Food will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. Entertainment will be by the Middle School jazz band, choir and small ensembles. Proceeds go toward supporting The Dalles Middle School music program.

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.

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.

ART CLASS: Come participate in a recycled art class with art teacher and master recycler, Cynthia Caudill. The class will be Tuesday, Nov. 5, from 4 to 4:45 p.m. Each child will have the opportunity to make their own notebook from recycled items. Ages 5 and up, Wonderworks members are $5, non-members $7. Class will be at Wonderworks: 206 Madison St., The Dalles. Register by calling Wonderworks at 541-980-5922 or email at

October 25

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.

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

October 26

PUMPKIN WALK: Enjoy a nice walk along the Sorosis Park Trail while viewing and judging competing carved pumpkins in the Carv’ Me Crazy Pumpkin Walk. Kids’ pumpkin painting by the fireplace and some festive carved creations are planned.

T-shirts will be awarded to first, second and third place in each category. All contestants must have their pumpkin carved and at the event no later than 6 p.m. The event is Saturday, Oct. 26, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Sorosis Park Shelter.

For more information, call 541-296-9533.

October 30

OFFICIALS NEEDED: Mid Columbia Basketball Officials are looking for new or experienced officials for the upcoming season.

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

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

October 31

KIWANIS PROGRAMS: The Dalles Kiwanis Club meets every Thursday noon at Spooky’s. Visitors are welcome. Oct. 31 program is Tai Rogers, who took part in the Hugh O’Brian Youth program.

For more information go to www.thedalles

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

BOOK SALE: The Dalles Friends of Library Book Sale Blow Out will be Saturday, Nov. 2, from 9 a.m. to noon at 722 Court Street at the Book Barn behind the library.

Get books by the bagful. From 9 to 10 a.m. is $3 per bag, 10 to 11 a.m. is $2 per bag, 11 a.m. to noon is $1 per bag.

Proceeds aid the library and their community programs. Help support literacy. Call 541-298-2330 for more information.

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:

FLAGGING COURSE: Columbia Gorge Community College is offering Flagger Training Tuesday, Nov. 5, at CGCC’s Hood River Indian Creek campus. This course covers the fundamental principles of traffic control. It meets the requirement of the Oregon Department of Transportation construction specifications with reciprocity with Washington, Montana and Idaho.

Class meets from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Cost is $79 and advanced registration is required. Discounts and tuition waivers do not apply. Call Student Services at 541-506-6011 or online at

November 6

LECTURE SERIES: Sense of Place Lecture Series features Rick McClure discussing the significance of the 1933 Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in the gorge Nov. 6, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Columbia Center for the Arts.

The mobilization of a national CCC following President Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal legislation shaped much of the landscape and architecture of public lands in the Pacific Northwest. CCC companies recruited from Chicago were among the first in the Columbia River Gorge. The new agency would eventually put more than a million and a half people to work during the remaining years of the Great Depression. Online:

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

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.


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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