Announce public, nonprofit activities here, 75 words or less. E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 541-298-1365 or drop off at the Chronicle, 315 Federal St., The Dalles.
ENGLISH SKILLS: Classes start Jan. 6 for anyone who would like to improve his or her English language skills. Cost is $25 and classes are open to all abilities.
The class schedule is as follows: The Dalles, Monday and Wednesday, 9 a.m. to noon. Multi-level. Monday and Wednesday, 6 to 9 p.m. Levels A/B and Levels C/D. Hood River, Monday and Wednesday, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Levels A/B and Levels C/D. Tuesday and Thursday, 6 to 9 p.m. All levels. Register the first night of class. For more information, go online to http://www.cgcc.edu/esol or call Lynne at 541-308-8211.
DEMOCRAT WOMEN: The Mid-Columbia Democratic Women will meet at noon Tuesday, Jan. 7 in the meeting room of the Wasco County Library. Bring a brown bag lunch and lots of ideas for 2014.
KIWANIS PROGRAMS: The Dalles Kiwanis Club meets every Thursday noon at Spooky’s. Visitors are welcome. January programs:
Jan. 9, Lynne Vincenzo, director of Celilo Cancer Center.
Jan. 16, Linda Stahl from Planetree Center on “Go Red for Women’s Heart Health.”
Jan. 23, Debby Jones, Coordinator of Youth Think.
Jan. 30, monthly club business meeting.
LISTENING SESSION: A listening session for residents of the Fifteenmile Watershed is set for Thursday, Jan. 9, at 1 p.m. at the Farm Services Bureau conference room, 2325 River Rd., The Dalles. It is an open meeting to allow public comment on watershed management. It is being hosted by the Fifteenmile Watershed Council and the Wasco County Soil and Water District.
CASA BRIEFING: Curious about CASA? Attend “CASA 101,” an informal informational session to find out more about CASA and possibly becoming a CASA volunteer Thursday, Jan. 9, 5:15 to 6 p.m., at Planetree Health Resource Center, 200 E. 4th St, The Dalles.
SPECIAL ADVOCATE: Change the life of a child in foster care in the New Year. Become a Court Appointed Special Advocate. Winter CASA Volunteer Training begins Jan. 30. Visit www.gorgecasa.org or call 541-386-3468 for more information
INDOOR MARKET: The Shaniko schoolhouse will host indoor markets and bazaars every month through March to raise money for school improvements. The events start with the Big Indoor Marketplace Nov. 1 through 10 with videos, new and used books, handmade jewelry, ceramics, natural fibers, history and more. Other events include:
Feb. 1-2 – Valentine Bazaar
March 1-2 – St. Patrick’s Day Bazaar
Cost of a table is $10. For more information, call 541-489-3434 or email email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.