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Arts and entertainment calendar

Entertainment calendar from June 18, 2015.

Historic Balch Hotel announces summer concert series

DUFUR — The Historic Balch Hotel located in sunny Dufur Oregon announces its summer concert series highlighting four amazing groups June-September. Kicking off the summer series this Saturday, June 20th from 5-8 p.m. on the grounds at the Balch will be Fields of May.

Fort Dalles Days events begin July 10

The annual Fort Dalles Days celebration offers almost two weeks of family activities, including the Fort Dalles Days NPRA Pro Rodeo July 16-18. The Second Annual Chili Cook-off kicks things off Saturday, July 11. The cook-off is a benefit for Family Services at The Next Door. Enter your favorite Chili recipe in the contest or come down and sample some of the best chili in the territory.

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King of the Barbecue

Legion to hold cook-off this July

Relay for Life is Saturday, June 20

Relay for Life is Saturday, June 20, 9 a.m. to midnight at the Wahtonka Campus of The Dalles High School, 3601 W. 10 St., The Dalles. SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Vets offered host of services Saturday

The Hometown Heroes focus in The Dalles continues through July 4 and involves an event this Saturday to help veterans access services to improve their quality of life. Jennifer Borne, disabled veteran outreach program coordinator for Worksource Oregon’s office in The Dalles, is organizing Veteran Resource Day on Saturday, June 20. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Community Meals location, 315 West Third Street, veterans will be able to get help from Wasco County Veteran Service Officer Russell Jones. He will provide assistance to file claims for benefits and compensation. In addition, representatives from several agencies will be available to provide information about housing and other social programs. The Vet Mobile Center out of Salem will also be on site to offer counseling.

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Rotary celebrates 60th anniversary

Club motto is ‘Service above self’

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A pilot’s honor flight

Barber missed war by one day

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The best of days at the Davis carnival show

While some describe Disneyland as “The Happiest Place on Earth,” grade-schoolers from Maupin found the Northwest Cherry Festival carnival a close competitor during a visit behind the scenes April 24.

Arts and entertainment calendar from June 11

Arts and entertainment calendar from June 11, 2015.

Return to Pioneer Days in Shaniko

Shaniko kicks Pioneer Days on June 20-21. The streets of Shaniko will be filled with activities such as coal-forge blacksmithing, gunfights, and kids’ pioneer games to offer a glimpse into the past. The focus of the event is Shaniko’s pioneers who left their mark.

Maupin madness

The Maupin Madness Poker Run and Bike Show is Saturday, June 13, at the Imperial River Company. Registration 8-10 a.m., free breakfast 7:30-10:30 a.m., Party begins at 4 p.m. Bike show is 5 to 6:30 p.m., with trophies and raffle prizes. Collect poker cards along a 200 mile route, $15 first hand, $5 second. Live music begins at 4 p.m. Proceeds will be split between Wounded Warrior Project and Outdoor Adventures with Military Heroes. More information, 541-993-7797.

Mom prom June 19

Tickets are still available for the Mom Prom June 19 at the Civic Auditorium, a benefit for four-year-old cancer sufferer Lila May Schow of Hood River. Tickets are available for $25 at Klindt’s Booksellers, 315 E. 2nd St., and The Dalles Wedding Place, 402 E. 2nd St. There is no dress code for the 21-and-over event, which begins at 8 p.m. Lila May’s family just learned that her rare cancer has spread to her bones, a devastating development.

FamFest set for June 13

A full day of activities is planned at the first ever Fam Fest this Saturday, June 13 at the Lewis and Clark Festival Park, with events from ziplines to a climbing wall to pedal go carts and dodgeball.

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Nonprofit events calendar from June 9, 2015.

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