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FORT DALLES DAYS EVENTS, JULY 11-20 and beyond

Fort Dalles Family Fun
A blacksmithing demonstration will be part of the fun at the Fort Dalles Museum (1856) & Anderson Homestead for Family Fun Day, Saturday, July 19, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 500 W. 15th St. Admission is free all day. 
Tour the museum grounds and see live demonstrations of old-time pioneer skills, also including rope making, and wool spinning. Take a free horse-drawn wagon ride provided by Eastwind Percherons to the historic Rorick House from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. See the 4-H animals in the Anderson Barn. The Eagle Quest Drummers will perform. Food will include Indian Fry Bread, hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, shaved ice, cotton candy, and beverages. Children’s games will keep the kids entertained. Online: www.fortdallesmuseum.org

Fort Dalles Family Fun A blacksmithing demonstration will be part of the fun at the Fort Dalles Museum (1856) & Anderson Homestead for Family Fun Day, Saturday, July 19, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 500 W. 15th St. Admission is free all day. Tour the museum grounds and see live demonstrations of old-time pioneer skills, also including rope making, and wool spinning. Take a free horse-drawn wagon ride provided by Eastwind Percherons to the historic Rorick House from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. See the 4-H animals in the Anderson Barn. The Eagle Quest Drummers will perform. Food will include Indian Fry Bread, hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, shaved ice, cotton candy, and beverages. Children’s games will keep the kids entertained. Online: www.fortdallesmuseum.org

Fort Dalles Days brings together 10 days of activities that will enlighten, entertain, excite and amuse.

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Aaron Auer will weave the story of Jason Lee and the Indians he brought to Christ Sunday, July 20, at 8 a.m. at Pulpit Rock, south of The Dalles High School. The event will feature Indian drummers and singers using the heartbeat of God to tell their stories. For more information, call Mary 541-298-2829. Contributed photo

Toe-tapping music, Old West drama, a look beyond the pages of history, scrumptious food, old-time fun and heart-thumping rodeo action are waiting to fulfill all kinds of interests.

Children will also find plenty to keep them entertained, from Chalk the Block chalk art at Jammin’ July to Pioneer Camp at Fort Dalles Museum, to an outdoor performance of “King Midas” at City Park.

For more information, go to www.fortdallesdays.com, www.historicthedalles.org, check us out on Facebook, or contact The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce at 404 West Second St., The Dalles, Oregon 97058, 541-296-2231, 1-800-255-3385, or email: info@thedalleschamber.com.

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The Fire Department Museum at The Dalles City Hall hosts an open house July 19 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., one of several local historical sites with special activities for Fort Dalles Days. Chronicle file photo

Schedule of events

July 11, First Annual Fort Dalles Chili Cook Off sponsored by The Historic Mint Building a benefit for Providence Hospice of the Gorge – Children’s Grief Groups. Three categories to participate with awards: corporate, non-profit and Individuals, 6-10 p.m. at The Mint with live entertainment.

July 11-20, The Mural Society will display pictures and information about the murals in the windows of The Honald Building at 402 E 2nd street by Petite Provence and The Dalles Parklet.

July 12-20, Columbia Gorge Discovery Center offers two-for-one admission for rodeo ticket holders (must show ticket or ticket stub), Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, 5000 Discovery Drive, Open daily 9-5.

July 12, Jammin’, July Street Fair, 5-10pm Historic Downtown the Dalles, East Second Street. Band, kids’ games, bouncy houses, Turkey Creek Cowboys Wild West Shootout, wine garden, The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce Cherry Pit Spit Contest, vendors, chalk drawings, food and lots of family fun. Over 10 blocks of fun for the entire family, including auditions and filming for the Oregon Karaoke Challenge TV pilot. This year there will be a pet friendly area called, “Furry Fun Town,” including a small pet agility course, dog pet training tips, and pet related vendors with a pet cool down area. (Bring water, clean up items, and keep pets on leashes.)

July 12, Original 1859 Wasco County Courthouse, 410 W. Second Place (behind Chamber of Commerce), and Thursday, July 17; Friday, July 18; and Saturday, July 19; open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Video programs include “Early Wasco County,” 11 a.m.; “Raising Wheat by Horsepower,” noon; “Farewell to Celilo,” 1 p.m.; “The Craft of Wheelwrighting,” 2 p.m.

July 12, School District Archive Museum, 3601 W. 10th St., Wahtonka Campus (entrance by athletic fields). 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., free admission. School memorabilia grades K-12 from Districts 12 and 9, Open Saturdays, May through September.

July 13, Barley Draught plays traditional Irish, Scottish and American folk music and a few contemporary folk songs with a western slant, St. Peter’s Landmark (1898), West Third and Lincoln streets, 7 p.m. Concert is free; donations are appreciated. Old St Peter’s Landmark hours of operation: Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 1 to 3 p.m. Closed Mondays.

July 14 Wasco County 4-H Youth Development is hosting Pioneer Camp at the Fort Dalles Museum, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., 500 W. 15th St. Day camp is designed for children in grades three to six to experience pioneer life like it was during the 1800’s. Pre-registration is required. Contact Lynette Black, 541-296-5494, lynette.black@oregonstate.edu

July 14, The Queen of the West arrives at the Docks at 9 a.m., Floozies sightings possible

July 15, American Empress Arrives at the Docks at noon

July 16, Fort Dalles Rodeo Slack, free event, 6 p.m.

July 17, 18 and 19, Fort Dalles “Rough & Wild” NPRA Pro Rodeo, Milt Tumilson Arena, River Rd. 7:30 p.m. Following the rodeo, dance to music by DJ John Rolfe with Barbwire Entertainment on Friday night, and the “Hedgehogs” band on Saturday night.

July 17, 18 and 19, Original 1859 Wasco County Courthouse, 410 W. Second Place (behind Chamber of Commerce, open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Video programs include “Early Wasco County,” 11am.; “Raising Wheat by Horsepower,” noon; “Farewell to Celilo,” 1 p.m.; “The Craft of Wheelwrighting,” 2 p.m.

July 18, Fort Dalles Rodeo Golf Tournament, 7:30 a.m., The Dalles Country Club, 4550 Hwy 30 W., The Dalles. Call Kent Smith 541-298-8172 for information

July 19, Fort Dalles Days 3K, 5K, 10K Run/Walk and a 1 mile Kids Fun Run will be sponsored by Wonderwork Children’s Museum registration begin at 7:30am, Starting time 8:30am. Off I-84, exit 82. The race begins at POCKET PARK (3651 Klindt Dr. Riverfront Trail, The Dalles, OR 97058) Check out wonderworkschildrensmuseum.org for more information or email erinaford@yahoo.com.

July 19, Cowboy Breakfast, 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., Mid-Columbia Senior Center, 1112 W. 9th St.

July 19, Fire Department Museum Open House, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., City Hall, 313 Court Street. View vintage 1859 and 1879 fire pumpers and fire-fighting memorabilia.

July 19, Fort Dalles Museum (1856) & Anderson Homestead Family Fun Day, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 500 W. 15th St. (on Garrison), free admission all day. Tour the museum grounds and see live demonstrations of old-time pioneer skills, including blacksmithing, rope making, and wool spinning. Take a free horse-drawn wagon ride provided by Eastwind Percherons to the historic Rorick House from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. See the 4-H animals in the Anderson Barn. The Eagle Quest Drummers will be on hand. Food will include Indian Fry Bread, hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, shaved ice, cotton candy, and beverages. Children’s games will keep the kids busy. www.fortdallesmuseum.org.

July 19, Pioneer Games, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., The Dalles Wasco County Public Library, 722 Court St. Play and learn about games children played during pioneer times. Bring your camera and take a picture in a western vest and coon skin cap, or bonnet and apron.

July 19 and Aug. 2, Plays in the Park, “King Midas,” 11 a.m., The Dalles City Park Fifth and Union streets. Bring the kids and blankets to sit on to enjoy The Theatre Company of the Dalles and Northern Wasco County Parks and Recreation District production.

July 19, Rorick House Open House, tour of buildings and grounds, 300 W. 13th St. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 541-296-1867.

July 19, School District Archive Museum, 3601 W. 10th St., Wahtonka Campus (entrance by athletic fields). 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., free admission. School memorabilia grades K-12 from Districts 12 and 9, Open Saturdays, May through September.

July 19, Pioneer Games, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., The Dalles Wasco County Public Library, 722 Court St. Play and learn about games children played during pioneer times. Bring your camera and take a picture in a western vest and coon skin cap, or bonnet and apron.

July 20, Pulpit Rock Camp Revival, 12th and Court Streets, 8 a.m., Re-enactment of preaching from Pulpit Rock, Historical Story Telling and Indian Music. For information, call Mary Linebarger 541-298-2829. This year marks the 176th anniversary of the mission.

July 21 to 26, Floozies and Flowers: Tour Sigman’s Flowers and the Oaks Hotel Building (1890) at 200 E. Second St. The Fort Dalles Floozies will offer a tour of the long closed Oak Hotel and a “Glimpse of the Glory Days.” Check out the Website www.fortdallesdays.com for days and times of these tours.

Details and tickets: The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce, 404 W. Second St., The Dalles, 541-296-2231, www.FortDallesDays.com.

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Farquharson91 3 months, 2 weeks ago

and the following is happening too..

1st Annual Ft Dalles Community Worship/ Free BBQ Date: July 13, 2014

Come and join in the fun! the Dalles area churches are sponsoring the first community worship service and free BBQ as part of Fort Dalles Days celebration. Bring your own lawn chairs. EVERYONE IS INVITED! If you would like to volunteer with this event or need more information, please contact Dick LaFever at 541-999-0971.

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