The Columbia Gorge Sinfonietta kicks off it’s 2013-2014 with a program of beloved classics for both kids and adults.
Celebrate autumn with pumpkins, scarecrows and a cup of apple cider this weekend, or find a good book or tales from the past or another world waiting around the Columbia Gorge.
Jim Boren was a humorist and writer on “bureaucratese,” in which he poked fun at what he called “the vacuumental thinking and idiotoxicities of Washington.” He said, “I got the bill for my surgery. Now I know why those doctors were wearing masks.” Some bridge players would benefit from being allowed access to a bridge doctor, who would explain how to keep a contract alive.
The Dalles-Wasco County Public Library book discussion welcomes new readers.
Henri-Frederic Amiel, a 17th-century Swiss philosopher and poet, said, “Doing easily what others find difficult is talent; doing what is impossible for talent is genius.” Yesterday’s deal was difficult; today’s requires genius.
Ricarte book has dedication to war leader
Our man A.N. Other continues in good form: “Anybody could get rich if he could guess the exact moment at which a piece of junk becomes an antique.” Any bridge player could get rich if he could work out the exact moment to make an unusual play that is correct. In this deal, West leads his heart six against three no-trump: jack, king, seven. East returns the heart three, covered by South’s four. How should West
A.N. Other’s latest is: “A glutton’s greedy sense of taste shows little sense but lots of waist.” At the bridge table (unless you are playing in a pair event, where overtricks can be valuable), a greedy player who risks his contract trying for an overtrick shows little sense and lots of waste.
Oct. 10 – Trivia Topics: natural disasters and “Saturday Night Live,” 6:30 p.m., Clock Tower Ales, 311 Union St., The Dalles, 541-705-3590, www.clocktowerales.com Oct. 10-13 – “Macbeth,” 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 2 p.m., Sunday, Columbia Center for the Arts, 215 Cascade Ave., Hood River, 541-387-8877, ext. 117, www.columbiaarts.org Oct. 11 – Book Lover’s Ball fundraiser for Half the Gorge Sky, 6-10 p.m., Sunshine Mill Winery, The Dalles, www.facebook.com/page/Half-the-Gorge-Sky, 541-806-0093
Guests at the Civic Auditorium’s piano gala Saturday evening, Oct 12, will be entertained by a performance that has become something of a rarity in modern days: a classical dual piano performance.
That well-known wit, A.N. Other, said, “The young man who stands on his own two feet has probably failed his driving test.” A bridge player of whatever age who failed to make a contract perhaps used only one line when two were available. In this example, South is in four hearts. West leads the spade queen.
Traditional dancers perform for the crowd at the Re-Connect to the River Festival in The Dalles.
Klindt’s Booksellers and Stationers will be visited by nine authors during the Northwest Author’s Festival, Saturday, Oct. 19, from 2 to 5 p.m.
The Shaniko Ragtime and Vintage Music Festival celebrates its 11th year this coming Oct. 11 to Oct. 13.
The Gorge Photography Club will host the 55th annual convention of the Columbia Council of Camera Clubs on Oct. 11, 12 and 13 at the Best Western Hood River Inn.
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