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Arts and entertainment from Feb. 6

THE GOTHARD SISTERS perform for the Mid-Columbia Concert Series Tuesday, Feb. 11, at The Dalles Civic Auditorium. And all-female Irish music and dance group from the Pacific Northwest, they recently returned from a national tour. Their family-friendly entertainment is steeped in Celtic folk roots, classical violin chops, champion Irish step-dancing and lots of fun. The three sisters perform and record new arrangements of well-known traditional songs and tunes, as well as their own original compositions from their recorded studio albums, as heard on their most recent original release, “Compass,” in Summer 2013. Tickets are available from concert association members or at the door. Online: http://midcolumbiacommunityconcerts.com.	Courtesy photo

THE GOTHARD SISTERS perform for the Mid-Columbia Concert Series Tuesday, Feb. 11, at The Dalles Civic Auditorium. And all-female Irish music and dance group from the Pacific Northwest, they recently returned from a national tour. Their family-friendly entertainment is steeped in Celtic folk roots, classical violin chops, champion Irish step-dancing and lots of fun. The three sisters perform and record new arrangements of well-known traditional songs and tunes, as well as their own original compositions from their recorded studio albums, as heard on their most recent original release, “Compass,” in Summer 2013. Tickets are available from concert association members or at the door. Online: http://midcolumbiacommunityconcerts.com. Courtesy photo

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This Week

Through March 1 – Mid-Columbia Middle-High School Show, reception March 1, 3-4 p.m., The Dalles Art Center, 220 E. Fourth St., The Dalles, 541-296-4759, www.thedallesartcenter.org

Feb. 6 – Dead Winter Carpenters, 9 p.m., 21 and older, River City Saloon, 207 Cascade Ave., Hood River

Feb. 7 – Les Vaughn and friends, 6-9 p.m., Zim’s Brau Haus, 604 E. Second, The Dalles, www.zimsbrauhaus.com

Feb. 7 – Macmillan, McAlexander and Bell, 7-10 p.m., Sunshine Mill, 901 E. Second, The Dalles, www.sunshinemill.com

Feb. 7 – Swan Sovereign with Dean, 9:30 p.m., Cebu Lounge, Hood River Inn, 1108 E. Marina Way, Hood River, www.hoodriverinn.com

Feb. 7-8 - Fireball House Party, 9 p.m., The Vault, 209 E. Second St., The Dalles

Feb. 8 – “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” for free Saturday family movies, 10 a.m., Columbia Cinemas, 2727 W. 7th St., The Dalles, 541-296-8081, www.moviesinthedalles.com

Feb. 8 – Dennis Birney with “The 1856 Military/Stagecoach Road Through Klickitat County” for the Original Courthouse history forum series, 1:30 p.m., upstairs, 410 W. Second Place, The Dalles

Feb. 8 – Second Saturday, 9 a.m., WAAAM (Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum), 1600 Air Museum Road off Tucker Road, Hood River, 541-308-1600, www.waaamuseum.org

Feb. 8 – Caller Sue Baker and the Mill Creek String Band for the Second Saturday Country Dance, 7 p.m., all ages, admission $6 for Mid-Columbia Folklore Society members, $7 for nonmembers, $1 for youths and students, bring a treat to share, Rockford Community Grange, 4262 Barrett Drive, Hood River, 541-352-7550 or 541-386-5771

Feb. 8 – White Salmon Band Boosters’ Viva Musica Italian Dinner

Feb. 8 – Peter Rowan with Fruition in a special Gorge Room show, doors 7 p.m., 21 and older, tickets www.brownpapertickets.com/event/536303, Cebu Lounge, Hood River Inn, 1108 E. Marina Way, Hood River, www.hoodriverinn.com

Feb. 10 – The Gorge has Talent open mike, 7:30-11 p.m., The Vault, 209 E. Second St., The Dalles

Feb. 11 – The Gothard Sisters, a Mid-Columbia Community Concert, dress warmly, 7 p.m., The Dalles Civic Auditorium, 323 E. Fourth St., http://midcolumbiacommu

nityconcerts.org

Feb. 11 – Open mike with Les Vaughn, 7-9 p.m., Zim’s Brau Haus, 604 E. Second, The Dalles, www.zimsbrauhaus.com

Feb. 11-13 – Kramdown Karaoke, 9 p.m., The Vault, 209 E. Second St., The Dalles

Upcoming

Feb. 14 – “Scandinavian Romance” Mid-Columbia Sinfonietta concert series, 7-9 p.m., The Dalles Civic Auditorium, 323 E. Fourth St., http://cgoaonline.blogspot.com

Feb. 14 – Valentine’s Sweethearts Dance with DJ Cupid, 9 p.m., The Vault, 209 E. Second St., The Dalles

Feb. 14 – Leslie Saunders, 6-9 p.m., Zim’s Brau Haus, 604 E. Second, The Dalles, www.zimsbrauhaus.com

Feb. 14 – Jeffrey Martin with Anna and the Underbelly, 9:30 p.m., Cebu Lounge, Hood River Inn, 1108 E. Marina Way, Hood River, www.hoodriverinn.com

Feb. 15 – A Sweet Farewell to the Armory, dinner, dancing, auctions, 5 p.m., The Dalles Armory, 713 Webber St., tickets available in advance or at the door of the Armory

Feb. 15 – “Ice Age: Continental Drift” for free Saturday family movies, 10 a.m., Columbia Cinemas, 2727 W. 7th St., The Dalles, 541-296-8081, moviesinthedalles.com

Feb. 15 – Katherine Arbon with “Civil War Letters: Faith, Family, Freedom … and Blackberry Jam” for the Original Courthouse history forum series, 1:30 p.m., upstairs, 410 W. Second Place, The Dalles

Feb. 15 – Toast to Passion, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., with music by Heather Keizur, Steve Christofferson and Ben Macy (1-5 p.m.), Maryhill Winery, 9774 Highway 14, Goldendale, (877) 627-9445, maryhillwinery.com

Feb. 15 – Fireball House Party, 9 p.m., Feb. 14 – Valentine’s Sweethearts Dance with DJ Cupid, 9 p.m., The Vault, 209 E. Second St., The Dalles

Feb. 15 – Jelly Bread, 9:30 p.m., Cebu Lounge, Hood River Inn, 1108 E. Marina Way, Hood River, www.hoodriverinn.com

Feb. 18 – Open mike with Les Vaughn, 7-9 p.m., Zim’s Brau Haus, 604 E. Second, The Dalles, www.zimsbrauhaus.com

Feb. 21 – Jeff Carrell and Tracy Klas, 6-9 p.m., Zim’s Brau Haus, 604 E. Second, The Dalles, www.zimsbrauhaus.com

Feb. 21 – Tony Smiley, 9:30 p.m., Cebu Lounge, Hood River Inn, 1108 E. Marina Way, Hood River, www.hoodriverinn.com

Feb. 22 – “Turbo” for free Saturday family movies, 10 a.m., Columbia Cinemas, 2727 W. 7th St., The Dalles, 541-296-8081, www.moviesinthedalles.com

Feb. 22 – Julie Reynolds with “Close Encounters: Wasco County Residents Remember the Rajneeshees” for the Original Courthouse history forum series, 1:30 p.m., upstairs, 410 W. Second Place, The Dalles

Feb. 22 – Smoke on the Water, 9:30 p.m., Cebu Lounge, Hood River Inn, 1108 E. Marina Way, Hood River, www.hoodriverinn.com

Feb. 23 – A Taste for Literacy, 2-5 p.m., Sunshine Mille, The Dalles, www.getSMARToregon.org

Feb. 25 – Open mike with Les Vaughn, 7-9 p.m., Zim’s Brau Haus, 604 E. Second, The Dalles, www.zimsbrauhaus.com

Feb. 28 – Mardi Gras celebration honoring big donors, tickets must be purchased by Feb. 25, 6 p.m., Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, 5000 Discovery Center Drive. 541-296-8600, www.gorgediscovery.org

Feb. 28 – Willy and Nelson, 6-9 p.m., Zim’s Brau Haus, 604 E. Second, The Dalles, www.zimsbrauhaus.com

March 6 – Tradition of Compassion, Mid-Columbia Health Foundation, 541-296-7275

March 15-16 – Third annual Attick Writers Workshop with David Biespeil, Balch Hotel, Dufur, 541-467-2277

April 11-13 – Gorge Artists Open Studios Tour, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., www.gorgeartists.org

April 12 – Distinguished Young Woman performances, The Dalles Civic Auditorium, 541-980-8983

April 13 – Cherry of a Ride, St. Mary’s Academy, The Dalles, 541-296-6004, www.cherryofaride.org

April 17-20 – Last Days of Jesus re-enactment, The Dalles, 541-296-6189

April 19-20 – Blossom Craft Show, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Hood River County Fairgrounds, 3020 Wy’east Rd., Odell, 541-354-2965, www.hoodriverfair.org

April 24-26 – 35th annual Northwest Cherry Festival, The Dalles

April 26 – 20th annual Cherry Stomp, Civic Auditorium, www.thedallescivic.org

April 26 – Cherry Festival Walk/Run, Dry Hollow Field, 541-296-6398

May-October – The Dalles Farmers Market, Saturdays, The Dalles City Park, Fifth and Union, 541-980-4466

May 2 - Table of Friends fundraiser for Families First, 6-10 p.m., The Dalles

May 3 – Wasco County Pioneer Annual Meeting and dinner, Calvary Baptist Church, The Dalles

May 11 – Mother’s Day Brunch and open house, Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, 5000 Discovery Center Drive. 541-296-8600, www.gorgediscovery.org

May 17 – Fourth annual Compassion Tea, fundraiser for Relay for Life, 541-298-1602

May 24-26 – Memorial Day weekend winery open house, www.gorgewine.com

July 12 – Jammin’ July Streetfest, part of Fort Dalles Days, The Dalles

July 12-20 – Fort Dalles Days, The Dalles

July 17-29 – Fort Dalles Rough & Wild Pro Rodeo, The Dalles, 800-255-3385, 541-980-3967, www.thefortdallesrodeo.com

July 19-20 – Cherry Celebration, 541-386-7697, www.hoodriverfruitloop.com

July 23-26 – Hood River County Fair, Hood River County Fairgrounds, 3020 Wy’east Rd., Odell, 541-354-2965, www.hoodriverfair.org

Aug. 2-3 – Van Gogh Days, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Rasmussen Farms, 3020 Thomsen Rd., Hood River, 800-548-2243, www.rasmussenfarms.com

Aug. 8-10 – Cruise the Gorge/Show in the Shade, 541-296-6710, www.cruisethegorge.org

Aug. 9-10 – Dufur Threshing Bee, Dufur

Aug. 14-17 – Wasco County Fair and Tygh Valley Rodeo, fairgrounds, Tygh Valley, 541-296-5644, www.wascocountyfairandrodeo.com

Aug. 16-17 – Summer Fruit Celebration, 541-386-7696, www.hoodriverfruitloop.com

Aug. 30-Sept. 1 – Labor Day weekend wineries open house, www.columbiagorgewine.com

Sept. 7-8 – Barlow Trail Rendezvous Days, Wamic, 541-328-6492

Sept. 4 – Kiwanis Steak Feed, Sorosis Park, The Dalles

Sept. 6-7 – Salsa Sizzle, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Rasmussen Farms, 3020 Thomsen Rd., Hood River, 800-548-2243, www.rasmussenfarms.com

Sept. 20 – 21 – Pear Celebration, 541-386-7697, www.hoodriverfruitloop.com

Oct. 1-Nov. 11 – Pumpkin Funland, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Rasmussen Farms, 3020 Thomsen Rd., Hood River, 800-548-2243, www.rasmussenfarms.com

Oct. 18-19 – Gorge Fruit and Craft Fair, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Hood River County Fairgrounds near Odell, 541-354-2865, www.hoodriverfair.org

Oct. 25-26 – Heirloom Apple Celebration, 541-386-7697, www.hoodriverfruitloop.com

Oct. 31 – Downtown The Dalles Trick of Treat for kids, 3-5 p.m.

Nov. 1 – Annual The Dalles Art Association art auction, The Dalles Civic Auditorium

Nov. 11 – Veterans Day Parade, The Dalles Parade Route

Nov. 27 – Annual Thanksgiving Community Dinner, St. Mary’s Academy, TheDalles

Nov. 28 – Starlight Parade, The Dalles parade route

Dec. 5-6 – Festival of the Trees live auction Friday, community day Saturday, The Dalles Civic Auditorium

Dec. 13 – Dufur Hometown Christmas, 541-467-2205

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