Community members are invited to a block party Friday that not only provides an evening of fun but helps take care of the area’s most vulnerable populations. Funds from the fifth annual benefit concert hosted by the United Way Wasco/Sherman Council are used in 36 different programs, including those to help domestic violence victims, developmentally disabled adults, seniors on limited incomes, needy families, runaway teens and the homeless.
Community event calendar
Domestic violence victims who had an intervention from a health care provider saw a 71 percent reduction in coerced pregnancies versus a control group, a study found. The local domestic violence prevention organization, HAVEN, hopes to get more local care providers to participate in a low-key intervention that reaches out to patients about how their lives are going.
Community event calendar from July 2
The Fireside Room at The Dalles Civic Auditorium does not look “drab and dreary” any longer. Thanks to a repainting project completed earlier this month, the room has taken on a lively and attractive new persona.
The Dalles-Wasco County Public Library will host its first ever Maker in Residence visit in July. Artist and professor Arthur Hash arrives from Providence, R.I., where he is a professor of contemporary jewelry and advanced 3D digital manufacturing at the Rhode Island School of Design.
Community event calendar from June 25
Home at Last Humane Society of The Dalles is embarking on a major renovation project that the shelter’s dogs are likely to love. “We’re launching a capital campaign to have the main kennel area completely redone,” explained Anita Clason, shelter manager.
OR Cultural Trust, Google provided most of funding
The Athenaeum — the fancy and unusual name for the innovative new Teen Programming and Digital Media Room at The Dalles-Wasco County Library — is now open for business. At noon on Thursday, approximately 80 people attended a grand opening for the new facility, geared to provide young community members with a place of their own to study, create, and learn.
Two days of family fun are planned this weekend at FamFest, a fundraising event held at Lewis and Clark Festival Park in The Dalles. The event is put on by ACTS (Acclaiming Christ through Sports), which did the inaugural FamFest two years ago.
Dufur native Whitney Hammel is hosting a fundraiser at the Balch Hotel tonight to raise money for a non-profit autism treatment training program she is starting in West Africa.
There’s a new radio show in town. Local radio personality Eloy Pando launched “La Onda Latina del Gorge,” or “the Latin Wave of the Gorge,” on June 4, and the program will air every Sunday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Ever since his family moved here two years ago, Rob Mendoza has wanted to provide a social outlet for people in recovery from addictions. That goal came to fruition last month with the establishment of Recovery Rising, a twice-weekly drop-in sober community center, providing an opportunity for people to play games like pool, ping pong and foosball.
A group of dignitaries picked up their golden shovels Wednesday morning and marked the official groundbreaking for the construction of a new aircraft hangar at the Columbia Gorge Regional Airport in Dallesport.
Columbia Land Trust has been awarded a $5,000 grant from The Land Trust Bird Conservation Initiative, a group formed in 2013 by Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the Land Trust Alliance.