Tryon Edwards, a 19th-century theologian, said, “The secret of a good memory is attention, and attention to a subject depends upon our interest in it. We rarely forget that which has made a deep impression on our minds.” That is so often true. However, bridge fascinates many people who do not have a good memory for what has happened at the table. They also do not remember when to break the “golden rules” of the game. Which dictum should West break on this deal?
An audition is set for Monday, June 17, at The Dalles Wahtonka High School auditorium from 10 a.m. to noon for the Missoula children’s theatre (MCT) production of “Beauty Lou and the Country Beast.”
An audition will be held for the Missoula children’s theatre (MCT) production of Beauty Lou and the Country Beast Monday, June 17th at The Dalles Wahtonka High School from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Those auditioning should arrive at 9:30 am and plan to stay for the full two hours. Most of the cast members will be asked to stay for a rehearsal immediately following the audition.
Distinguished Oregon writers Ralph Salisbury and Ingrid Wendt will present readings in Hood River and The Dalles June 18 and 19.
Robertson Davies, a popular Canadian author, said, “The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend.” I suppose that applies to bridge players, except that they must also try to “see” the opposing hands, imagining where the key missing cards lie.
July 13-14 - “Sing Out, Sweet Land” from the Theatre Company of The Dalles, 7:30 p.m., The Dalles Civic Auditorium, 323 E. Fourth, The Dalles, www.thetheatrecompany.org July 13-14 – Trout Lake Festival of the Arts, Farmgate Homestead, www.troutlakefestivalofthearts.com June 13-14 - Ted Horwitz at the piano, 6-9 p.m., Columbia Portage Grill, Shilo Inn, I-84 Exit 87, 3223 Bret Clodfelter Way, The Dalles
Otto von Bismarck said, “People never lie so much as after a hunt, during a war, or before an election.” Bridge players do not so much lie after a deal as not realize that they failed to take as many tricks as possible.
One of the joys of June in The Dalles is the chance to see one of America’s wizard-class singer-songwriters, Eric Taylor, live and in person.
At the bridge table, do not judge a deal totally from your first glance; give it a second look to check that you have not missed something. So, have a second slice of toast this morning. South is in four spades. West leads the heart king and continues with the heart queen. How should declarer plan the play?
Dalles Art Association hosts summer art camp classes beginning June 18 at The Dalles Art Center. Morning class sessions are for children ages 6 to 8 and run from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Afternoon classes are for ages 9 to 14 and run from 1 to 3 p.m.
On a game show, a prize was a trip to a European destination with a week in a luxury hotel that, according to the announcer, included 24-hour access to the contestant’s room! At the bridge table, access to one hand or the other can be vital to enjoying success. How does that apply in this deal? Against three no-trump, West leads the spade nine. How should South plan the play?
This Week June 6 — DJ B.ill, Come Checkout Bill's fresh style of Kramdown Karaoke, The Vault, 209 E. Second St., The Dalles June 7 – Willy and Nelson, 6-9 p.m., Zim’s Brau Haus, 604 E. Second, The Dalles, www.zimsbrauhaus.com June 7 — First Friday game night, 5-7 p.m., Hood River County Library, 502 State, Hood River, 541-386-2535, http://hoodriverlibrary.org
Nationally respected artist painted in Klickitat County One artist’s unique perspective on the Native Americans of the Pacific Northwest is the subject of the upcoming exhibit, Eanger Irving Couse on the Columbia River, appearing June 8 through Sept. 2 at Maryhill Museum of Art.
At the bridge table, some plays are guaranteed; one example is a safety play. Other plays, though, are not sure to work. You just hope that they do.
WITH PHOTO GALLERY Sing Out, Sweet Land by Walter Kerr is "A musical biography of American popular song." Columbia Gorge Community College and The Theatre Company of The Dalles present the play June 7-8 and June 13, 14 at 7:30 p.m. and June 9 at 2 p.m. at The Dalles Civic Auditorium Theater, 323 East Fourth Street, The Dalles. Tickets are $12 adults, $10 senior and student, $5 children. Doors open one hour before each performance.
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