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, 2015.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Nonprofit events calendar from June 9, 2015.
The Dalles dominated the recent 2015 Oregon State Police basketball tournament in Newport, taking home the championship trophy after a six-game winning streak. The basketball tournament, a longstanding tradition, features troopers or their immediate family members. Troopers from The Dalles area command won the tournament three years in a row from 2000 to 2002, then won again in 2005.
Nonprofit events calendar from June 7, 2015.
Marine vet returns for diploma
Organization uses new $10,000 spot machine
Nonprofit events calendar from June 4, 2015.
Carlson reminisces on wartime service
The Mid-Columbia Celilo Daughters of the American Revolution chapter donated over 550 books for the Children’s Book Bank, a nonprofit organization located in Portland, which will now distribute them in the metro area to low income preschool and grade school children.
Nonprofit events calendar from May 29, 2015.