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PANCAKE FEED: The Dalles First United Methodist Church will be having a Shrove Tuesday pancake feed on March 4, at 6 p.m. All are welcome.

BOOK SALE: The Dalles Friends of Library book sale blow out is set for Saturday, March 8, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 722 Court St. at the Book Barn behind the library. Books will be available by the bagful. Cost from 9 to 10 a.m. is $3 per bag, from 10 to 11 a.m. $2 per bag, and from 11 a.m. to noon is $1 per bag. From noon to 1 p.m. cost is $1 per two bags. Proceeds aid the library and their community programs. Help support Literacy.

February 28

MARDI GRAS: Columbia Gorge Discovery Center is celebrating Mardi Gras Friday, Feb. 28, at 6 p.m. Put on masks, beads and other bright colored bling and celebrate Fat Tuesday.

Calamity Jazz will play Dixieland jazz and rhythm and blues. Reservations are recommended before Feb. 25. The Discovery Center is located off I-84 at exit 82, 5000 Discovery Drive, The Dalles. For tickets and price, phone 541-296-8600 x 201, or visit www.gorgediscovery .org for more information.

WEIGHT EQUIPMENT: North Wasco County School District 21 is selling older weight equipment from the Wahtonka Gym. Anyone interested in viewing the equipment may do so Friday, Feb. 28, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. and Saturday, March 1, from 1 to 2 p.m.

BOARD MEMBER: Dufur Recreation District is seeking to fill two board member positions. Board members must be U.S. citizens, registered voters and live within the Dufur Recreation District. If you want to put your experience and perspective to work in helping to oversee the operations of Dufur City Park, send a letter of interest to: Dufur Recreation District, PO Box 253, Dufur, OR 97021.

March 1

WENDY’S TEA: Sonrise Academy presents Wendy’s Tea and Auction Saturday, March 1, at Calvary Baptist with open house at 1 p.m. and high tea served at 1:30 p.m.

Tickets are available with reservations for $18 or if at the door $22. Call 541-298-8922 to reserve a seat.

INDOOR MARKET: The Shaniko schoolhouse will host indoor markets and bazaars every month through March to raise money for school improvements. Events include:

March 1-2, St. Patrick’s Day Bazaar

Cost of a table is $10. For more information, call 541-489-3434 or email

March 4

PANCAKE FEED: The public is invited to indulge in a pancake supper Tuesday, March 4, from 5 to 7 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1805 Minnesota street.

The traditional pancake feast comes from celebrating the last day of rich foods before Lent begins. Tickets are $7 per person or $15 per family, available by calling Niki at 503-866-9874 or Janeal at 541-980-7422 or at the door. Proceeds from this event will benefit Relay for Life.

March 6

COMMUNITY SCHOOL: An informational barbeque is set for parents and potential students of the Wahtonka Community School at the Wahtonka Campus, 3601 west 10th Street, Thursday, March 6, at 6 p.m.

Anyone with questions about the school, may visit the North Wasco County School District 21 website at, or contact Brian Goodwin, director of grants and special programs, at 541-288-6861, or by email at

March 14

SPAGHETTI FEED: The Sherman County Republican Central Committee hosts a spaghetti feed and dessert auction Friday, March 14, at the Sherman County Senior Center. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Guest speaker will be Oregon Sen. Bill Hansell.

Admission is by donation. For reservations, contact Sharon Spencer, 541-565-3435 or

March 15

PANCAKE FEED: Klickitat County Fire Department No. 6 Dallesport/Murdock Fire Department hosts a pancake feed March 15, 7 to 10 a.m. at the Dallesport Fire Station.

All proceeds go to the Dallesport Fire Department building fund. All you can eat pancakes, endless coffee and juice, $5 per person.

March 16

PIRATE CARNIVAL: Klickitat School’s parent teacher organization hosts its eighth annual Pirate Carnival Sunday, March 16, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the school gym.

Activities include pirate-themed carnival games, a silent auction, costume contest for children and adults, clam chowder, root beer floats and more goodies. Proceeds from the auction and carnival promote positive activities for Klickitat students.

March 17th

HOLIDAY CONCERT: St. Pat’s at Old St. Pete’s, the annual Cascade Singers St. Patrick’s Day concert at St. Peter’s Landmark, is set for Monday, March 17, at 7 p.m.

A children’s choir and instrumentalists will join in the performance with the Cascade Singers, ensemble and the Almost-All-Irish-Almost-All-Brass Band for Irish favorites and sing-alongs.

Admission is a free-will offering to benefit the Landmark at Third and Lincoln streets.

April 10

HAVEN EVENT: An Evening with Haven featuring culinary works by local chefs, wineries and music, is set for Thursday, April 10, at The Dalles Civic Auditorium. For more information, call 541-296-2065.

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION: The Columbia Gorge Community College Foundation’s high-school scholarship application is now available. Any Mid-Columbia high school student graduating in spring 2014 may apply. Recipients may be awarded up to 12 credits tuition per term which can only be used at Columbia Gorge Community College. Recipients must attend CGCC in the 2014-15 academic year. Applications may be picked up in the Student Services department at The Dalles or Hood River campus as well as online at

Applications must be delivered to either The Dalles or Hood River Student Services department at Columbia Gorge Community College no later than noon, Thursday, April 10.

For more information, email or call 541-506-6111, or visit Student Services in The Dalles or Hood River.


MONTHLY MEETING: China Painters meet every Tuesday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Alphonses Hall on 1st and Church Street in Dufur. For more information call 541-467-2204 or 541-467-2465.

BINGO THURSDAY: The Dalles Meals on Wheels, Inc. has bingo every Thursday night starting at 6 p.m. at 1112 W. 9th St., The Dalles. Minimum buy-in is $8 and players could win between $750 to $1,000 on the pink card game. The Dalles Meals on Wheels has been serving seniors for over 40 years both in their homes and at the congregate mealsite. Bingo is our major fund raiser and makes up about 35 percent of the budget.

MUSEUM VOLUNTEERS: Fort Dalles Museum reopens soon for its 109th season. Volunteers are sought to welcome visitors, show them the historic buildings and the treasures within.

Volunteer for as many or as few hours as suits your schedule. Call Fort Dalles at 541-296-4547 for information about becoming a museum volunteer, email or visit to download a volunteer application.

SUPPORT PROGRAM: The National Family Caregiver Support Program has respite funding available. Are you caring for an adult 60 years of age or older?

Are you at least 55 or older and raising a grandchild or grandchildren? Respite, a temporary break from caregiving duties, can make a world of difference in helping family caregivers.

Funding of the program is provided through the local Area Agency on Aging. To learn more about the program and its services call Melissa Howtopat at Area Agency on Aging, Mid-Columbia Council of Governments. Call 541-298-4101 or 1-888-316-1362.

EXERCISE PROGRAM: There are three components to exercise, stretching, strength training, and aerobics. The Oregon State Extension service sponsors three Strong People programs in The Dalles and Mosier that will address the strength training and stretching portion. Classes are approximately one hour in length twice a week. Columbia Gorge Community College Auditorium, noon Mondays and Wednesdays. Mosier Senior Center lunch Room, 12:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Mid-Columbia Senior Center basement, 2 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. For more information call OSU Extension 541-296-5494.

VOLUNTEERS WANTED: Volunteers are needed to knit, crochet shawls and lap robes for cancer patients. Yarn and patterns will be provided. Call Betty at 541-980-0774.

COAT GIVEAWAY: The Salvation Army is offering coats all winter long during business hours for people in need, 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.

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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