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What's happening from Oct. 23

Nonprofit events calendar from Oct. 23, 2014.

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Harvest Festival at Renken Farms

THE HARVEST Festival at Renken Farms drew big crowds Saturday with pumpkins, pony, tractor and wagon rides, face painting and hair coloring, live entertainment and more. Above, Ike O’Leary, 8, shifts an oversized pumpkin he is carrying to the family collection in the pumpkin patch. He is from Centerville, Wash. Renken Farms is a Century Farm established in 1863. They primarily grow sweet cherries. Many of the activities were provided by Small Wonders Preschool, a program by the Great ’n Small child development center serving MCMC employees and community members as space is available. They also offer before and after school care, holiday care and a camp program in the summer.

Blazers coming to The Dalles

Rip City flag will be raised at waterfront park

HR fruit and craft fair returns Oct. 18-19

The Gorge Fruit and Craft Fair arrives Saturday, Oct. 18, and continues through Sunday, Oct.19, at the Hood River County Fairgrounds, 3020 Wy’east Rd., near the community of Odell. The fruit and craft fair runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.­

Costume ball supports youth ecology program

Are you a pixie or a troll? Possibly a faun? Or even Sasquatch? Join all kinds of mythological creatures of the woodland realm on Saturday, Oct. 25, at Spring House Cellar, First and Cascade streets, in Hood River for the first annual SECRETS After-Dark Costume Ball.

Fruit and craft fair returns to HR Oct. 18-19

The Gorge Fruit and Craft Fair arrives Saturday, Oct. 18, and continues through Sunday, Oct.19, at the Hood River County Fairgrounds, 3020 Wy’east Rd., near the community of Odell. The fruit and craft fair runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.­

Picture deadline for veterans day

The Chronicle is now accepting photos of veterans for its annual Honor Your Hero section in observation of Veteran’s Day. The deadline to submit pictures of active-duty or former service personnel is 5 p.m. Oct. 31.

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Ellsworth marks 102 years

‘Crabby’ senior celebrates with birthday party

What's happening from Oct. 14

Nonprofit events calendar from Oct. 14, 2014

Fall art tour showcases White Salmon artists

White Salmon artists will be showcased during a fall tour the weekend of October 24-26.

What's happening from Oct. 12

Nonprofit events calendar from Oct. 12, 2014.

Afterschool Expo offers free fun Oct. 10 at TDMS

Ten community organizations will join together Tuesday, Oct. 14, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. to put on the Afterschool Expo at The Dalles Middle School, a free night of hands-on activities for kids with food and door prizes for adults.

Pink Project gives comfort to women with cancer

The money raised by The Dalles High School students will help The Pink Project, a local charity, bring comfort to women diagnosed with cancer. Doreen Koch of The Dalles, a breast cancer survivor and founder of Project Pink, said her group averages one new comfort bag a week, and has given out 200 in the last three years.

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Thinking Pink at TDHS

The art classrooms at The Dalles High School are filled with 25 or so decorated bras, and other students are busily painting pink signs — all in an effort to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Domestic Violence vigil is Tuesday, Oct. 14

Community members are encouraged to recognize October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month by joining a vigil at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14, on the steps of the county courthouse, 511 Washington Street.

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