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VETERAN WIDOWS: The next meeting of the Widows of Veterans Gathering and Support Group will be Tuesday, Jan. 14, at 11 a.m. at the Veteran Services Office, 201 Federal St. in The Dalles.
These gatherings are an opportunity for grief support as well as ensuring that widows of veterans are aware of and accessing all the support available from Veteran Services. Call Barb Thomas at 541-467-2651 or Joyce Powell Morin at 541-296-7266 for more information.
YOUNG LIFE: Families interested in the Young Life program may attend an “Are you in?” meeting Monday, Jan. 13, from 4 to 5 p.m. or 6 to 7 p.m. at the Grimsley Home, 2017 View Court (just west of the hospital) in The Dalles.
Contact Ken Purnell at firstname.lastname@example.org or 541-620-0270, to ask questions about Young Life before the meeting.
DEMOCRATS MEET: Wasco County Democrats meet Jan. 14 at 7 p.m. at the Wasco County Library meeting room in The Dalles.
SYSTEM UPDATE: On Jan. 14, The Dalles-Wasco County Library will undergo a system update. Patrons checking out books must have their library cards plus limit check-outs to no more than 5 items that day. Public computers will not be affected.
For more information, call the library at 541-296-2815.
KIWANIS PROGRAMS: The Dalles Kiwanis Club meets every Thursday noon at Spooky’s. Visitors are welcome.
Jan. 16, Linda Stahl from Planetree Center on “Go Red for Women’s Heart Health.”
Jan. 23, Debby Jones, Coordinator of YouthThink.
Jan. 30, monthly club business meeting.
For more information go to www.thedalleskiwa
POKER BENEFIT: A Texas Hold-Em charity tournament is set for Saturday, Jan. 18, at 6 p.m., at the Portage Grill’s Cascade Ballroom to benefit a volunteer who was injured while doing charity work for the local Oregon National Guard.
Buy-in is $40 with one re-buy allowed. Payback is 50 percent.
All proceeds will be applied to the medical expenses of Kristy Long.
For more information, call the Portage Grill at 541-298-3287.
FIRE BREAKFAST: Klickitat County Fire Department No. 6 of Dallesport/Murdock hosts a French toast feed Saturday, Jan. 18, from 7 to 10 a.m. at the Dallesport Fire Station.
All proceeds go to the Dallesport Fire Departments building fund. Cost is $5 per plate.
FINDING BIGFOOT: Columbia Gorge Discovery Center presents “Finding the North American Bigfoot,” Saturday, Jan. 25, with Cliff Barckman, Mel Skahan and Oliver Kirk in two presentations, at 1 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
The evening event begins with a pasta bar dinner at 5:30 p.m. and the presentation at 6:30 p.m. Seating is limited and reservations are required by Jan. 21. Call 541-296-8600 x 201 for tickets.
For more information visit www.gorgediscovery.org.
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. 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.
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 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.