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What's happening from Sept. 26

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SCHOOL MUSEUM: Saturday, Sept. 28, will be the last open Saturday of the season for the School Museum at the Wahtonka School building, 3601 W. 10th St.

Call 541-296-6546 for further information.

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.

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 www.thedallescivic.org or call 541-298-8533. Tickets are available at Klindt’s and Waucoma book stores.

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.

LOT SALE: Mid-Columbia Senior Center will host a parking lot and New 2U shop sale Saturday, Sept. 28, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 1112 W 9th St.

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

ed.org/programs/sense-of-place

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 www.cgcc.cc.or.us

SPORTS INJURIES: Prevention and Treatment of sports injuries will be the subject of an Oct. 1 presentation by Mark Cullen, MD, an orthopedic surgeon at MCMC/OHSU Orthopedic Clinic. The free event will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m., at Tuesday, Oct. 1, 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Water’s Edge, second floor, Deschutes Room 551 Lone Pine Blvd., The Dalles.

Sports injuries occur when playing sports or exercising. Cullen will discuss diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and prevention for all ages.

Call 541-296-8444 or visit mcmc.net/library to register.

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 www.gorgeartists.org 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.

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.thedallesartcenter.org

October 2

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 gary.casady@gmail.com.

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 rcadkisson@aol.com.

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: http://gorgeowned.org/programs/gorge-green-home-tour.

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 active.com or “registration form” at gorgecasa.org. Foster kids run for free if registered by Oct. 1.

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 lloydwalworth@gmail.com 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 dutley@flagstoneassistedliving.com Space is limited. Cost is $10. Bring a table, or rent for $5.

Ongoing

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 fortdallesmuseum.org 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 programs@nwprd.org 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 www.extension.oregonstate.edu/wasco. 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 wildflowers@gorge.net. Get a membership application or more information online at http://community.gorge.net/genealogy/about.html Blog: http://cggsblog.blogspot.com. 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 www.reachthedalles.org.

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