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Fair moves to final weekend of August

The Wasco County Fair and Rodeo Board of Directors unanimously approved a motion to hold the Wasco County Fair Aug. 24 through 27 in 2017.

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‘Game of Tiaras’ starts tonight

Students at The Dalles High School had the rare, and perhaps nerve-wracking, distinction this week of performing a play for the man who wrote it.

What's Happening from Nov. 8

Nonprofit events calendar from Nov. 8.

Vienna Boys Choir Nov. 15

The world-renowned Vienna Boys Choir is performing in Hood River on Tuesday, Nov. 15 at 7 p.m., brought by the Columbia Gorge Orchestra Association.

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Acoustic Eidolon

Acoustic Eidolon, based in Colorado and featuring Joe Scott on double-neck “guitjo” and guitar and Hannah Alkire on cello perform Thursday night at Calvary Baptist Church in The Dalles. The concert was part of this year’s Mid-Columbia Community Concerts. The viruoso performance, mixing an eclectic assortment of instrumental and vocal works, was well attended. Mark B. Gibson photo

What's Happening from Oct. 18

Nonprofit events calendar from Oct. 18.

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Concert Sunday supports music

The Walworth Music Foundation’s annual fall fundraising event is Sunday, Oct. 16, at 2 p.m. at the Christian Science Church, 701 Washington Street in The Dalles.

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Indigenous People Day celebrated

Reconciliation and remembrance were held forth, along with gifts, in Monday’s first-ever Indigenous People Day in Hood River, attended by about 70 people at Overlook Memorial Park.

What's happening from Sept. 28

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.

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TDMS teacher nabs Carnegie gig

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.

Dufur "branding party' Saturday

Local farmers and cattle ranchers are getting ready to put their irons in the fire on Saturday.

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McDonald named ‘Entertainer of the Year’

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.

Hummmm ends Saturday with music

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

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Pig Bowl fundraiser is Saturday

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.

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Authors Gather

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.

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