September Wednesday, September 28 GORGE CHAPTER: Coastal Conservation Association Oregon is seeking to form a gorge chapter and invites people interested in keeping fishing licenses affordable and hatcheries open to come to a meeting starting at 6 p.m. at the Charburger Country in Hood River, 4100 Westcliff Drive. For more information call Chris Cone at 541-213-1464.
Leslie Sullivan teaches her music students at The Dalles Middle School the importance of striving for their dreams. On Oct. 2, she will live out one of her own by singing at Carnegie Hall.
Local farmers and cattle ranchers are getting ready to put their irons in the fire on Saturday.
Jill McDonald of The Dalles, with her husband Thom, have been named as “Entertainers of the Year” by Paint Nite and were recognized at the company’s annual awards gala held in Boston, Mass., last week.
The “Hummm” exhibit ends its run with a free live concert Saturday, Sept. 17, at 2 p.m. Artist Midori Hirose and Cascade Singers are collaborating in the event to be held on the second floor the Morin Printing building, part of historic Vogt Opera House, at 308 Washington St., The Dalles. Music featured at the Opera House between 1888 and 1916 will be interspersed with historic sketches of the theater’s history. There is no seating available so persons attending are invited to bring a camp stool or folding chair. The Hummm exhibit is open through Saturday, 12 to 5 p.m
Annual football game to help families in need The 14th annual Pig Bowl, a friendly flag football competition between Oregon and Washington law enforcement officers, will be 7 p.m. Sept. 17, at the Wahtonka field.
Author Yvonne Wakefield, a resident of The Dalles, signed books and chatted with community members during Klindt’s Booksellers’ Northwest Author Festival on Saturday. Wakefield, author of Babe in the Woods, a memoir of Wakefield’s move into the wilderness, was among a group of 11 authors who signed books during the three-hour event.
Arts and entertainment calendar from Sept. 8
Sherman County resident and metal artist Keith Blaylock is the Sherman County Historical Museum’s featured artist for September. Blaylock was born and raised in Moro, and graduated from Sherman County High School. He has been farming on the family farm, which he now enjoys with his son.
The “Hummm” modern art exhibit ends its run in The Dalles with a free live concert Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Morin Printing Building, 308 Washington St. Artist Midori Hirose and Cascade Singers are collaborating in the event, to be held on the second floor of the building, part of historic Vogt Opera House.
On Saturday, Sept. 10, Klindt’s Booksellers and Stationers hosts its third Northwest Author Festival from noon to 3 p.m. One of three book-related festivals hosted by the store, the festival is rooted in a community need, said Joaquin Perez, co-owner of the bookstore with Kristin Klindt. “We get a lot of local authors throughout the year who want to promote their book,” Perez explained.
Hawai’an Musician Walt Keale performs at Gorge Community Music Wednesday, Sept. 14 at 7 p.m. on the upstairs stage.
Maryhill Museum is hosting the Pacific Northwest Plein Air exhibit Saturday and Sunday Aug. 27-28.
Boy Scout Troop 395 in The Dalles will be manning the gates of the Wasco County Fair in Tygh Valley Thursday through Sunday and are hopeful of staying busy, since they will receive a share of entrance proceeds for their efforts.
It was a hot weekend and dozens of hot cars showed up in The Dalles over the weekend for the annual “Cruise the Gorge” event, which kicked off with a Neon Cruise through downtown The Dalles beginning Friday afternoon at 6 p.m.