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ZOMBIE PARTY: Tawnya and DJ Nita will be hosting a Zombie Party at The Dalles Eagles, Saturday, June 14, at 7 p.m. Costume contest and prizes are planned. Call 541-296-3172 for more information.

EXTENDED HOURS: The Aquatic Center will open for early bird lap swim on Tuesday and Thursday mornings starting at 6:30 a.m. Up to five lap lanes will be available. The Aquatic Center is opening early Sundays, starting at 10 a.m. Open swims will be Wednesdays from 1 to 5 p.m. and Friday evenings from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Schedule changes will be effective Saturday, June 14. For a more detailed summer schedule, visit www.hoodriverparks

June 12

KIWANIS PROGRAMS: Kiwanis meetings are held every Thursday noon at Spooky’s and visitors are welcome.

June 12, Chuck Covert and Rolf Anderson from Aeronautical Management, Inc. on the Columbia Gorge Regional Airport.

June 19, City Manager Nolan Young speaking about property tax reform.

June 26, monthly club business meeting.

June 27, (Friday) Kiwanians serve Community Meal.

For more information go to www.thedalleski

June 13

PASTA DINNER: Columbia Gorge Discovery Center presents the June history dinner on “Building the Columbia River Highway: They Said It Couldn’t Be Done” with author Peg Willis, Friday, June, 13. A pasta bar dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. followed by a 6:30 p.m. presentation at the Discovery Center, 5000 Discovery Drive, in The Dalles. Reservations are required by June 11, by calling 541-296-8600 ext. 200.

June 14

BOOK SALE: The Dalles Friends of Library book sale blow-out is set for Saturday, June 14, from 9 a.m. to noon at 722 Court St. in the Book Barn behind the library. Books by the bag will be $3 per bag from 9 to 10 a.m., $2 from 10 to 11, and $1 from 11 to noon. Proceeds aid the library and its programs.

June 15

FREE FATHERS: Fathers get free admission to the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 15. Dads can enjoy taking the family on a scavenger hunt through the museum exhibits or on a geocaching treasure hunt outside on the grounds. Use a smart phone GPS app or borrow a GPS unit from the admissions counter. Live raptor demonstrations are set at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Chili and cornbread will be the Father’s Day special from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call 541-296-8600 ext. 201, or go online to www.gorgedis

June 16

YOUTH AUDITIONS: Missoula Children’s Theatre will hold youth auditions Monday, June 16, for this year’s production of “Rapunzel” at The Dalles Wahtonka High School from 10 a.m. to noon. Those auditioning should arrive at 9:30 a.m. and plan to stay the full two hours.

Rapunzel will be presented Saturday, June 21, at 2 and 7 p.m. at The Dalles Wahtonka High School. Adult tickets are $5, seniors and students are $3.

For more information, call Melanie Brown at 541-296-3399 or Ray Swift at 541-9807717.

June 17

LIONS SPEAKERS: The Dalles Lions Club meets every Tuesday at noon at Spooky’s. All are welcome. June peakers include:

June 17, Su Jaggers, Earth Angels

June 24, Sandy Macnab, “over 4 billion served”

ART CAMP: Registration is open for Summer Art Camp at The Dalles Art Center. Classes will run from June 17 to Aug. 7 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Art Camp is not only a fun way to add to a child’s summer, it also encourages creativity and builds friendships.

Sign up at the Art Center, 220 E. Fourth St. Scholarships are available.

SUMMER READING: Fizz Boom Read is the theme of the summer reading program at The Dalles-Wasco County Public Library. Toddler (18 months to 3 years) story time is every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. Preschool (3 to 6 years) story time is every Friday at 10:30 a.m.

Two school-age summer reading programs are planned, Junior Mad Scientists for first through third grades, from June 17 to Aug. 19, at 11 a.m., and Spark a Reaction in the Mad Scientist Club, for fourth through eighth grades, Thursdays, from June 19 to Aug. 29, at 11 a.m.


June 21

PANCAKE FEED: K.C.F.D. #6 Dallesport Murdock Fire Department is having a pancake feed June 21, from 7 to 10 a.m. at the Dallesport Fire Station. All proceeds go to the Dallesport Fire Department building fund.

CAR WASH: Due to Graduation The Dalles Babe Ruth car wash on June 7, has been rescheduled to June 21, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at CH Urness lot by Cup of Mud. All pre-sold tickets will be honored at any Babe Ruth Sponsored car wash event.

July 4

GRANGE BREAKFAST: Barlow Gate Grange in Wamic will host a fundraising breakfast Friday and Saturday, July 4 and 5, from 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. It will feature biscuits and gravy, hot cakes, ham and sausage, eggs fried or scrambled, hash browns, orange juice and coffee. Adults $7, children 7 years and under $5.

July 11

COOK OFF: The Historic Mint Building and Fort Dalles Days Steering Committee announces the 1st Annual Chili Cook-Off and Benefit sponsored by The Mint. The highlight of this event, which will be Friday, July 11, from 6 to 10 p.m. in the Historic Mint Building, 710 East 2nd Street, is that all proceeds will benefit Providence Hospice of the Gorge, Children’s Grief Groups.

There will be a $5 entrance fee for the general public on the night of the event. Beer, wine and other beverages will be available for purchase; dessert bar will also be available. Emails with questions can be directed to: or

July 12

SWIMMING REUNION: Swimmers, coaches and parents from the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s are invited to the Eastern Oregon Swimming Reunion Saturday, July 12, in Pendleton. If interested, contact Darcey Ridgway at or 541-310-0951.

August 1

CLASS REUNION: The Dalles High School Class of 1974 will celebrate its 40th Class Reunion, August 1, 2, and 3. The class is currently trying to locate classmates. Addresses are sought for the following people: John Anderson, J.R. Barber, Diane Baumgarden-Catlin, Debra Beck, Debra Berkland, Jeff Bradford, Susan Braught-Martin, Kirk Braughton, Rex Brown, Ron Cates, Robert Christianson, Ron Clason, John Clemons, Carol Dean-Guthrie, Monty Deaver, Bill Devine, Maria Eberhardt-Kister, Bob Elkinton,Cathie Friedline-Case, Angela Galindo, Perry Garrison, Larry Gorton, Kathy Hadley, Jody Hage-Felt, Cheryl Hamm, Pamela Hammer-Halstead,Rod Hendricks, Dixie Holmes-Bergin, Debra Hunt-McCabe, Ralph Jim, Erric Jones, Greta Kelly-Ice, Dennis LaDoux, Ed Landreth, Audrey Lane-Anderson, Mick Lewis, Scott Lipka, Teresa McCann, Pam McDonald, MaryAnn Meeker, Ted Miller, Allen Minor, Linda Morris-Brock, Mike Palmer, Mitchell Patrick, John Payne, Brian Peterson, Julie Richards, Steven Richards, Carol Runyon-Johnson, Otis Schoolcraft, Mary Sexton, Mike Shettel, Jeanne Sholl-Michaels, Laura Smothers-Davis, Larry Stephens, George Stephenson, Mary Thomas-Cox, David Timbrook, Brian Williams, Leona Wiltsey.

Send current addresses to Holli Larsen at

August 16

CLASS REUNION: The Wahtonka High School class of 1994 will host a reunion this summer that is open to anyone who attended Wahtonka in the 1990s. The will take place on August 16, at the Hood River Elks Lodge. There will be a dinner and a nineties themed dance party. Tickets are available online at for either that dance ($15) or the dinner ($20) or both. Tickets will be for sale until the deadline of May 31.

August 23

PARK ART: Artists and crafters are invited to register now to sell their art and craft work at the annual Art in the Park event Saturday, Aug. 23, at Sorosis Park.

Register online at or call Northern Wasco County Parks and Recreation District at 541-296-9533.


WOMEN’S CYCLING: Bicycle rides for women of all abilities are forming up Thursday evenings at 5:30 p.m. at the new Dalles City Cyclery, 121 E. Second St., The Dalles.

PRESCHOOL REGISTRATION: The First United Methodist Preschool for 3, 4, and 5 year olds is now accepting registration for the 2014-2015 school year. Call 541-980-2713 or 541-298-1008.

AFS EXCHANGE: Become a global family by hosting an AFS Intercultural Programs high school student this school year. Welcome an AFS Exchange Student from one of 90 countries. Families and individuals are accepted year-round.

Local AFS Volunteers will support families and their hosted student throughout the experience to help both receive the most from their time together.

Start the process at, or call 1-800-AFS-INFO or email the local Portland Oregon contact at for more information.

WEEKLY RUN: The Dalles Young Professionals hosts a weekly 5K run from Clock Tower Ales. The run happens each Tuesday starting at 5:30 pm. All skill levels and ages are welcome. It is a great opportunity to get a run in after work. Email for additional questions or concerns.

SOIL TESTING: OSU Extension Service Master Gardeners are now offering soil testing, which will continue weekly until October. Garden soil will be tested for nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, pH, humus and texture. Cost is $25 per sample.

Information on sample collection is available on the OSU Master Gardener website. or call 541-296-5494 with your questions. Testing is available for home gardeners only.

WOMEN VETERANS: Information and support for women veterans is available through the Veterans Administration and the local Veterans Services Office. Find out more about pensions, education, employment, health issues, sexual trauma, disability, death benefits, mental health, aid and attendance, home loans, community service and peer support.

Contact Wasco County Veterans Services, 201 Federal St., The Dalles, 541-506-2502; VA Outpatient Clinic in The Dalles, 541-296-3937; VA Women’s Clinic, Portland, 800-949-1004, ext. 52852; VA Rural Mental Health Triage, 800-949-1004, ext. 56409; Veterans Crisis Line, 800-273-8255, press 1. Online:

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.

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.

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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