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Fort Dalles Museum

THROUGH OCTOBER, Fort Dalles Museum/Anderson Homestead will operate under 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.

Announce your public, nonprofit activities here, 75 words or less. E-mail to or fax to 541-298-1365 or drop off at the Chronicle, 315 Federal St., PO Box 1910, The Dalles OR 97058.

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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.

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. www.thedallesart

CALLING ARTISTS: Gorge Artists Open Studio Tour is now accepting applications for the 2014 Studio Tour. Gorge Artists Open Studio Tour is a juried, annual, self-directed tour of artist studios in the Columbia River Gorge. Now in its eighth year, the tour provides an opportunity for the public to meet artists at work in their studios. Next year’s tour will be held April 11, 12, and 13, 2014. Visit for applications and information on how to apply. Once completed, applications must be sent to: Gorge Artists PO Box 1424, Hood River, OR 97031. Deadline is apply is Oct. 1.

September 20

BENEFIT CONCERT: Hit Machine will play Friday, Sept. 20, at Clock Tower Ales to support the United Way of the Columbia Gorge. The local United Way helps fund agencies such as Haven, Meals-on-Wheels and CASA. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the band starts at 7 p.m. 21 years and older. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door and are available at Clock Tower Ales, The Dalles Fitness Club and Klindt’s.

September 21

SATURDAY BREAKFAST: The Mid-Columbia Senior Center’s Sept. 21 breakfast, from 8 to 9:30 a.m., is sponsored by The Dalles High School Class of 1963. Texas-style French toast, scrambled eggs, sausage, fruit and your choice of beverage will be on the menu. Cost is $5 for the general public and $4 for center members or ’63 graduates of TDHS.

FACEBOOK TIPS: Are you new to Facebook and need help getting started? Or maybe you want to learn how to improve your Facebook skills for better privacy and social networking safety. Sherman County Public-School Library will offer tips and tricks on the following dates: for families, Tuesday, Sept. 17, at 6 p.m.; for teens, Wednesday, Sept. 18, at 3:30 p.m.; for seniors, Saturday, Sept. 21, at 11 a.m.

BENEFIT EVENT: Camp Morrow Fun-Raiser will be Saturday, Sept. 21, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. including a huge yard sale and auction at 79551 Morrow Road, Wamic. Find details online at or call 541-544-2971.

September 24

LECTURE SERIES: Intuitive Eating: Creating a Healthier Relationship with Food Tuesday, Sept. 24, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Join Jordann Kearns, RD, as she discusses reconnecting with our innate ability to listen to our body’s cues about eating to develop a more satisfying and realistic relationship with food that can lead to better emotional and physical health.

All Lectures are Free and held at Water’s Edge, second floor, Deschutes Room 551, Lone Pine Blvd., The Dalles. Call 541-296-8444 or visit


September 26

KIWANIS PROGRAMS: Sept. 26, is the monthly club business meeting.

For more information go to Kiwanis meetings are held every Thursday noon at Spooky’s and visitors are welcome.

September 28

CONSTITUTION SEMINAR: The Coalition for an Educated Electorate will host a Constitution Seminar with the Wall Builders and Tim Barton Saturday, Sept. 28, from 1 to 3 p.m. Introduction will be by historian John Brennan of Hood River. Seminar speaker will be Oregon Rep. Dennis Richardson from U-Choose.

The event will be at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, 5000 Discovery Drive, The Dalles. Cost is $15 per person in advance. Seating is limited. For reservations call 541-467-2371 in Wasco County, 541-980-0605 in Sherman County, and 541-308-5375 in Hood River County.

September 29

WHITEWATER RAFTING: The 2013-2014 Sense of Place lecture series will kick off with a place-based lecture on the scenic White Salmon River, Sunday, Sept. 29, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Join a guided whitewater rafting trip on the White Salmon River and learn about the process of removing the Condit Dam from some of the key players involved with the project. Plus, enjoy light fare and refreshments at the end of the float. http://gorgeown

October 1

FLAGGER TRAINING: Columbia Gorge Community College is offering a Flagger Training course Tuesday, Oct. 1. 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. Call Student Services at 541-506-6011 or online 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 around a range of topics related to sustainable design, building, and living. Online:

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.


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.

FARMERS’ MARKET: White Salmon Farmers’ Market is every Tuesday through Sept 24, from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Feast Market parking lot, White Salmon. It includes barbecue, live music, beer and wine. Online:

DAM TOURS: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will offer tours of The Dalles Dam this summer, every Saturday and Sunday at 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Tours will end the last weekend of September.

Pre-registering for tours is strongly recommended, as space is limited. Details: The Dalles Dam Visitor Center at 541-296-9778 or The Dalles Dam Ranger Office at 541-506-7857, and

To reach The Dalles Dam Visitor Center, from Interstate 84, take Exit 87 and go east on Bret Clodfelter Way, located at the junction of U.S. Highway 197 and I-84.

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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