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UMPIRES NEEDED: Baseball and softball umpires are needed for the upcoming 2014 season. The first meeting will be Feb. 24, at 6 pm. at The Dalles Middle School. Training as well as some gear is provided for new officials. For more information contact Commissioner Bob Ford at 541-980-4165.
RELAY KICK-OFF: Relay for Life of The Dalles Area will kick off its annual season Tuesday, Jan. 28, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Shilo Inn, 3223 Bret Clodfelter Way, The Dalles.
The public is invited to join the party, sign up a relay team and meet the 2014 relay committee.
For more information, and to RSVP, contact Marilyn Wong, email@example.com, 541-980-5950 or Lori Kresse, ACS staff partner, Lori.Kresse@cancer.org, 503-795-3989.
ACADEMY AUCTIONS: The 39th annual St. Mary’s Academy family auction and Super Auction are set for Friday, Jan. 24 and Saturday, Feb. 1, respectively.
The family auction, held at St. Mary’s, is free admission and doors open at 5:30 p.m. The event lasts until 8 p.m. and includes carnival games, a cupcake walk, and silent auction. Attendees can buy tickets for food and carnival games. The menu includes homemade chili, hamburgers and hotdogs.
The super auction, on Saturday, Feb. 1, titled “A Splash of Cherry,” is an adult-only event held at St. Mary’s Academy. Doors open at 5 p.m. and cost per ticket is $35. It features silent and live auctions and a buffet dinner with pork and shrimp entrees. For super auction tickets call 541-296-6004.
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
KIWANIS PROGRAMS: The Dalles Kiwanis Club meets every Thursday noon at Spooky’s. Visitors are welcome.
Jan. 30, monthly club business meeting.
For more information go to www.thedalles kiwanis.org/.
SCHOLARSHIP BENEFIT: The Jerri Walker DePriest Endowment Fund hosts a spaghetti dinner Friday, Jan. 31, from 3 to 8 p.m. at Dufur School in conjunction with the Dufur vs. Sherman basketball games. JV girls start at 3 p.m., JV boys at 4:30, varsity girls at 6 and varsity boys at 7:30.
Cost of the dinner is $6 for adults, $4 for kids ages 6-12, free for kids under 6, and $25 per family.
COLLEGE BUDGET: The Columbia Gorge Community College Board of Education seeks interested district electors in Wasco County for consideration to be appointed to a three-year-term as a budget committee member.
Interested persons must send a letter of interest with qualifications, telephone and address to Tria Bullard, Columbia Gorge Community College, 400 E. Scenic Drive, The Dalles, OR 97058. Deadline for consideration is Jan. 31.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
GO RED: A three-day event focusing on women’s heart health, Go Red, is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 6, through Saturday, Feb. 8.
“Women and Heart Disease from Coronary Artery Disease to HRT” is the subject of a discussion at Water’s Edge with Dr. Lena Weinman of Columbia River Women’s Clinic and Dr. Kevin Wei of the MCMC/OHSU cardiology clinic Thursday. A wine tasting at 5:30 p.m. will precede the main program.
A Heart Expo from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Dalles Civic Auditorium and noon poker fun walk is set for Friday, which is also National Wear Red Day. The expo will feature a variety of health-related exhibits and prize drawings.
Saturday, The Heart Truth Walk starts from Kiwanis Pocket Park on Klindt Drive in the port industrial park.
MOVING PLAY: The free Families First Play Group for ages birth to 6, is moving to Wonder Works, 206 Madison St., in The Dalles on the second and fourth Fridays, starting Feb. 14, from 10:30 a.m. to noon.
Moore information is available at The Next Door, 318 W. Second St., The Dalles, 855-308-2236.
READING BENEFIT: A Taste for Literacy, a benefit for Smart (Start Making a Reader Today) is set for Sunday, Feb. 23, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Sunshine Mill.
The event will include wine tasting, hors d’oeuvres, live music, raffle and silent auction. Tickets are available at Klindt’s Booksellers or at the door. Learn more about SMART online at www.getSMARToregon.org.
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 email@example.com. 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.