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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.

What's happening from June 9

Nonprofit events calendar from June 9, 2015.

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Local OSP wins hoops title

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.

What's happening from June 7

Nonprofit events calendar from June 7, 2015.

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Dufur grad really is a senior

Marine vet returns for diploma

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Lions provide eye screenings for kids

Organization uses new $10,000 spot machine

What's happening from June 4

Nonprofit events calendar from June 4, 2015.

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One veteran’s flight of honor

Carlson reminisces on wartime service

Books, bags donated to children’s book bank

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.

What's happening from May 29

Nonprofit events calendar from May 29, 2015.

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