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BASKETBALL FUNDRAISER: Saturday, Nov. 8 at The Dalles Wahtonka High School is the third annual Hoops and Ladders basketball fundraiser between Mid-Columbia Fire and Rescue personnel and staff at Mid-Columbia Medical Center. General admission is $3, $5 family. Those attending can buy advantages for their favorite team or purchase disadvantages for the opponents. All proceeds benefit Special Olympics Oregon - Wasco/Sherman counties.

OPEN HOUSE: Mid-Columbia Medical Center invited community members to their Holiday Gift Shop Open House on Saturday, Nov. 15, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. See the latest Christmas decor, jewelry, gift items, everything to make the season festive. Door prizes and free gift wrap.

HOLIDAY BAZAAR: St. Peter’s Holiday Bazaar will be at St. Mary’s Academy, 10th Street and Cherry Heights Road, on Saturday, Nov. 22, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. We will feature 90 tables with handicrafts and vendor wares, plus a cafeteria, a quilt raffle, and a general store filled with baked goods, books, gift items, and a children’s gift table, where small presents can be purchased and wrapped for parents and loved ones.

CHRISTMAS CONCERT: Cascade Singers presents Small Venue Holiday Concerts at the Church Old St. Paul’s Chapel, 601 Union Street Friday, Dec. 12, 7 p.m. At the Courthouse Wasco County Courthouse, 5th & Washington Saturday, Dec. 13, 3 p.m. At the Café Riverenza Café & Gathering Hall, 401 E. 10th Sunday, Dec. 14, 3 p.m. Suggested donation at the door: $10 adults, $5 students and seniors children under 12 free.

FRUIT SALE: AFS Grapefruit & Oranges Sale. 20# box of fruit $18. All proceeds stay in our local chapter. To place your order contact Shannon Morgan at 541-993-4669 or Trudy Lupkes 503-708-8419. Last date to order is November 21. Fruit to arrive in The Dalles approximately Dec. 6.

HOLIDAY BAZAAR: Saturday, Nov. 22, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday Nov. 23, from noon to 3 p.m. Zion Lutheran Church, 101 W 10th St. Lots and lots of holiday items.

November 7

DANCE AND CONCERT: Premier Northwest Vocalist Nehemiah Brown returns for a USO themed dance and concert honoring all Veterans on Friday, Nov, 7 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Mid-Columbia Senior Center, 1112 W 9th street, The Dalles. Music from the WWII era. All ages welcome. 1940’s style attire encouraged (prizes for best dressed) $3 admission at the door. Sponsored by Mid-Columbia Senior Center and Flagstone Senior Living.

November 8

GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY: The Columbia Gorge Genealogical Society presents “Get it Right” at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, Nov. 8, at 1 p.m. Third of a three part series.

November 11

LIONS SPEAKERS: The Dalles Lions Club meets Tuesdays at noon at Spooky’s. Upcoming speakers include:

Nov. 11, Trooper Jubitz with a OSP Fish & Wildlife update.

Nov. 18, Lions Dist. Governor Gerald Hopkins.

Nov. 25, Chief Jay Waterbury updating us on what is happening with the PD.

TUESDAY LECTURE: Mid-Columbia Senior Center, at 11 a.m. on Nov. 11. You will take an eighteen minute trip through the history of the universe all 13.8 billion years. The fascinating video presentation by David Christian called Big History will be shown which “examines our past, explains our present, and imagines our future”. It is designed for the lifelong learners who are seeking answers to the big questions about the history of the Universe.

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

Nov. 11, (Tuesday) Kiwanians organize Veterans Day Parade, 10 a.m. line-up.

Nov. 13, City Codes Enforcement Officer Nikki Lesich will present an update on her work and Nick Kraemer, the city’s associate planner, will address land use ordinances including legal marijuana grows, fencing restrictions, and building permits.

Nov. 20, the monthly business meeting.

Nov. 25, (Tuesday) Kiwanians join The Dalles Lions for lunch (no Thursday meeting due to Thanksgiving).

Nov. 28, (Friday) Kiwanians organize Christmas Starlight Parade, 4 p.m. check-in begins. For more information go to

BOWL PAINTING: Sign-up to paint a ceramic bowl for Young Life at Nichols Art Glass on Nov. 11 at 5:30 p.m. We will fire the bowl and for $15 you will have the chance to come and purchase a bowl along with soup and bread at our “Souperbowl” event Jan. 31, 5 to 7 p.m. at the civic. Space for painting at Nichols is limited. Call Naomi 541-980-3823 to reserve a spot, or arrange your own painting party.

November 15

UKULELE WORKSHOP: Fun for the whole family. “Uke” can do it with Cinda the Ukulele Lady. A beginner’s ukulele workshop will be presented at The Dalles/Wasco County Library on Saturday, Nov. 15, at 1 p.m. Ukes will be furnished, or bring your own. Call the Library to sign up at 541-296-2815.

November 16

FLEA MARKET: November Flea Market at The Civic on Sunday, Nov. 16, noon to 5 p.m. Lots to choose from: Boy Scouts selling wreaths, get your growler holster, collectibles of all kinds, apple cider, handmade items, baked goods, horse shoe crafts, jewelry, art, Scentsy, plants, Avon, and more. Dog-gone It Hot dog guy will be there, too. $20 per table. RSVP by Fri, Nov. 14th. Call Trish at 541-404-0724 or check out

November 19

OPERATION CHRISTMAS: Wrap a shoebox filled with Gifts for children across the World as part of Operation Christmas Child. We have local drop off spots for your Holiday gift. Harvest Foursquare Church, 2500 Old Dufur Rd., Griffith Honda, 1800 W. 6th, Kentucky Fried Chicken, 2700 W. 6th, and MCCOG, 1113 Kelly Ave. Each of the businesses listed will have a flyer on how to pack your shoebox, along with a label for a boy or a girl with age groups for the gifts. Pick up date from the businesses listed will be Nov. 19, between 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. You can take your gifts to the local drop off spots between now and Nov. 19. No later than 11:45 a.m. on the 19th.

November 23

LIONS BINGO: Lions Club Turkey/Sausage Bingo, Sunday Nov. 23, 2 to 4 p.m. Wamic School Community Center. 50¢ per card/3 for $1 per game.


GROUP MEMBERS: Established writer’s group seeks a few new members, all genres welcome. Informal weekly meetings offer constructive and supportive critiques of works in progress. For more information call Yvonne Pepin-Wakefield at 541-980-1288 or 541-965-2471.

BOARD MEMBERS: The Mid-Columbia Center for Living is seeking new members to represent the counties of Hood River, Sherman and Wasco on the Prevention & Treatment and Developmental Disabilities Advisory Board. The Board meets the first Monday of every month in The Dalles from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. lunch is provided to Board members. Please contact Amy Johnson at 296-5452, ext. 4350 for further information.

CRAFT NIGHT: Family Craft Night is the first Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. in the main part of the Library. The project for this evening involves fall leaves and watercolors. All ages are welcome to join us.

SUPPORT GROUP: All are welcome to a Grief Support Group sponsored by Providence Hospice of the Gorge offered free of charge every 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month, 9 to 10 a.m. in The Dalles, 751 Myrtle St. (Providence Hospice and Home Services) and 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Hood River, 1795 8th St. (Hawk’s Ridge Assisted Living Facility). For more information please call 541-387-6449.

MONTHLY MEETING: The Family Dynamics with low vision, meet the last Friday of each month from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Flagstone Retirement, free of charge. Contact Danielle Carson at 541-769-0362 for more information.

HOLIDAY BAZAAR: St. Peter’s Holiday Bazaar is now taking reservations for table rentals for their Bazaar on Nov. 22. Rentals are $30. Call Georgia at 541-296-2941 for more information.

COMMUNITY CHOIR: Cascade Singers community choir begins its fall season preparing for a series of holiday concerts in small venues. The sites will be small but acoustics large when the choir presents Christmas music Dec. 12, 13, and 14. The Singers meet under the direction of Lloyd Walworth Mondays from 7 to 9 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, 10th and Union streets in The Dalles.

One-hour work sessions take place Thursdays at 7 p.m. Rehearsals are open to all interested singers who will then audition with the director. The choir often appears at community events, with formal concerts at Christmas, St. Patrick’s Day, and late spring.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Home at Last Humane Society needs help with can and bottle sorting. This is a downright dirty job which makes it difficult to maintain volunteers on a consistent basis. We are grateful for all of the donated cans and now need help processing them. Sorting can be done Tuesday through Saturday and Sundays if scheduled ahead. Contact Home at Last Humane Society, 200 River Road, The Dalles.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: The Dalles Hope Warming Place needs volunteers. The organization will open its doors Nov. 16, to people in need of shelter from the cold from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Volunteer trainings will be available soon. Contact Nonie Cornell 541-397-0591 or Ed Elliott 541-386-5857.

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:

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.

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.

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.

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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