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AFS STUDENTS: Welcome Event, Please join us on Monday, Oct. 20, at Cottage Cafe, 109 E 2nd, at 7 p.m. Hear Mary McIntosh share her exchange experience in Norway. Also meet the three AFS exchange students attending The Dalles High School.

For more information, contact Trudy Lupkes, 503-708-8419.

FLEA MARKET: Come in out of the cold! Fall/Winter Flea Market at The Dalles Civic Auditorium, Sunday, Oct. 19, noon to 5 p.m. in the Community Room. Free Admission. Flea Market is open to anyone including organizations, church groups, artists, home-based businesses, etc. Tables are $20 each. RSVP to Trish Neal 541-404-0724 by Oct. 17. Future Flea Markets will be Nov. 16, Dec. 14, Jan. 11, and, Feb. 8.

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.

October 12

SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM: Distinguished Young Women of Wasco County future participant and parent meeting. Families of high school juniors are invited to learn about scholarship opportunities at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12, at Mid-Columbia Medical Office Building A. 1810 E 19th St., The Dalles. For more information call April at 541-980-8983 or Kristen at 541-993-8803.

October 14

EVENING OF LIGHT: The evening brings to light this tragic statistic that 1 in 5 women are victims of Domestic Violence and honors those who are survivors of DV. Program: Music Speakers: Survivor’s Voices HAVEN Teen Troupe Passion Award Recipients. Tuesday, Oct. 14, 6:30 p.m. Wasco County Courthouse Steps The Dalles. For more information, call Tara Koch, DVC Chair 541-296-2065.

DEMOCRAT MEETING: The Wasco County Democrats will be holding their last meeting before elections at 7 p.m. Oct. 14, in The Dalles Wasco County Library meeting room.

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

Oct. 14, TBD

Oct. 21, Mike Wilson speaking out his trip to Israel

Oct. 28, TBD

October 15

DATE CHANGE: Flu shots at the Mid-Columbia Senior Center have been postponed to Wednesday, Oct. 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. provided by Rite-Aid. Both the regular and the high-dose vaccine recommended for adults over 65 will be available.

Questions call the Senior Center at 541-296-4788.

TOURISM SUMMIT: The Columbia River Gorge Tourism Summit will be held Wednesday, Oct. 15 at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, 5000 Discovery Drive in The Dalles, Oregon. Registration is $30 per person and the day begins with a continental breakfast and registration at 8:15 a.m. Lunch is included with the registration fee, along with a hosted regional beer and wine reception at 4 p.m. To register, please visit

October 16

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

Oct. 16, No noon meeting. Installation of Officers Dinner at Faith Lutheran Church

Oct. 23, No noon meeting. Fishing, Cider Pressing and more at the Honald Ranch for the Builders Club kids.

Oct. 30, Business meeting.

WOODLANDS WORKSHOP: Wasco Co. SWCD Oak Woodlands Workshop at the Discovery Center, The Dalles Wednesday, Oct. 22, 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Free Continental Breakfast provided, “BYO” Lunch. Topics will include plant and wildlife communities unique to Oregon white oak woodlands, fire ecology, vegetation management for specific goals, grazing management in oak woodlands, and conservation programs. Please RSVP by 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, to or call her at 541-296-6178 ext 121

October 18

PANCAKE FEED: K.C.F.D #6 Dallesport/Murdock Fire Departments Pancake Feed Oct. 18, 7 to 10 a.m. Dallesport Fire Station. All proceeds go to the Dallesport Fire Departments building fund. All you can eat pancakes, endless coffee and juice, $5 per person.

BBQ CELEBRATION: 40 Years Celebration, The New Life Pentecostal Church is celebrating 40 years in The Dalles. Saturday, Oct. 18, from noon to 2 p.m. Everyone is invited to this free Barbeque, also announcing our new name: The Lighthouse.

HISTORY WORKSHOP: The Mid-Columbia Family History Center is hosting their annual free Family History Workshop on Saturday, Oct. 18, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Center, located inside the LDS Church at the corner of 18th and May St. in Hood River. Fun classes for all levels will be taught, with family history consultants available to answer your questions. A sack lunch will be offered for $4 or bring your own. For more information, call 541-490-0344.

FRUIT AND CRAFT: Find the best of the Columbia River Gorge and only the Columbia Gorge during the popular Gorge Fruit and Craft Fair, Oct. 18 and 19, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the park-like Hood River County Fairgrounds, 3020 Wy’east Rd. Find wonderful arts and crafts, fresh fruit, award-winning wines, tasty food, flowers and plants, baked goods, entertainment, and much more. Free admission and parking. A few indoor and outdoor vendor spaces remain for qualifying residents of Hood River, Wasco, Klickitat, and Skamania counties.

October 29

FALL SCHEDULE: Fort Dalles Museum and the Anderson Homestead buildings will be on fall schedule beginning Monday, Oct. 29, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., 7 days a week. Fort Dalles Museum is located at, 500 West 15th St. 541-296-4547,

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.


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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