Community leaders have a plan for making The Dalles a better place, and citizens can learn about it during a May 21 presentation by author and national speaker Dr. Sandra Bloom.
District to consider new rink at site of old skatepark The roller hockey youth league sponsored in recent years by the Northern Wasco County Parks and Recreation District will not compete this year due to a decline in participation, and the district will take advantage of the lull to explore a new site for the rink currently located at Riverfront Park.
Flowers are bursting from their buds and spring entertainment can mean a civilized spot of tea or a little time enjoying the warming sunshine and dappled shade at a nearby park, or sip a frothy drink at any establishment with outdoor dining. Relish these temperate days, the dog days of summer are not far behind.
New Entries COMPASSION TEA: Relay for Life supporters host the Compassion Tea this Saturday, May 18, from 2 to 4 p.m., at United Church of Christ Congregational, 111 E. Fifth St., The Dalles. A vintage and new apron display will be part of the fun. Tickets are $25 each, available at Klindt’s or from Doreen at 541-298-1602. VOLUNTEER MENTORS: Mentor for Success will hold a training class for new volunteer mentors Saturday, May 18, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at The Next Door Inc. office, 965 Tucker Rd., in Hood River. A mentor can make a big difference in the life of a struggling teen, and have fun doing it. For more information: www.mentor4success.org ; or call 541-490-9919; email@example.com
May 18 event is tribute to overseas veterans Mid-Columbia Fire & Rescue, local law enforcement agencies and military representatives are providing community members with an up close and personal look at the world of emergency responders.
New Entries POOL OPENING: Ted Walker Memorial Swimming Pool opens for its full summer season starting June 8 through Labor Day and will offer a number of water-related programs. Activities will include: swim lessons (group, semi-private, or private), lap swim, open swim sessions, and the new splash and slam pool basketball. The pool is also available for party rental. For more information, call Northern Wasco County Parks and Recreatopm at 541-296-9533, after June 8, call Ted-Walker Memorial Pool at 541-298-2020. GARDENING CLASS: Columbia Gorge Community College is offering an Urban Gardening class Saturday, June 1.Topics will include soils, composting, pollination, irrigation and crop rotation. Optional visits throughout the growing and harvesting season are included in fee. Class meets outdoors at a local working garden. Bring a lunch and dress for cold weather. Location provided upon registration.
Fifth Grade Katie Beal (4.0), Riley Brewer (4.0), Mikayla Kelly (4.0), Reghan Smith, Asa Farrell, Madelyne Smith Sixth Grade Hayden Clapham (4.0), Jessica Elam (4,0), Breana Kelly (4.0), Derek Frakes, Cole Kortge, Sydnee Byers, Anthony Thomas, Tabor McLaughlin, Damian Rockwell, Emily Boysen, Tanner Masterson
As seniors involved in extracurricular competitions like the Science Bowl and World Quest look forward to graduation next month, they say they hope younger students behind them will take up the torch.
Student drivers from around the Mid-Columbia gathered Saturday, May 11, to test their skills in engineering and driving at the Gorge Gravity Games.
New Entries SUPPORT GROUP: The next meeting of the Widows of Veterans Gathering and Support Group will be Tuesday, May 14, at 11 a.m. at the Veteran Services Office in The Dalles. These gatherings are an opportunity for grief support, as well as ensuring widows of veterans are aware of and accessing all the support available from Veteran Services. Call Barb Thomas at 541-467-2651, Ruth Otto at 541-769-0078 or Joyce Powell Morin at 541-296-7266 for more information. BREAKFAST EVENT: Breakfast at the Mid-Columbia Senior Center on Saturday, May 15, from 8 to 9:30 a.m. is sponsored this month by The Dalles Health and Rehabilitation Center. Enjoy a breakfast for $5 and $3 for children 12 and under.
ZUMBA PROGRAM: Northern Wasco County Parks and Recreation along with Licensed Zumba Instructor’s Marsha Morrison and Brenda Green are offering Zumba to the community at the Muscle and Fitness Center, 915 Garrison St., Mondays at 9 a.m., Tuesdays 9 a.m. and 6 p.m., and Thursdays 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Drop-in fee is $5. A punch card is available.
This Week May 9-12 – CAST’s “Circle Mirror Transformation,” 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m., Sunday, Columbia Center for the Arts, 215 Cascade Ave., Hood River, 541-387-8877, ext. 117, www.columbiaarts.org May 10 – Terry Robb, 7 p.m., Sunshine Mill, 901 E. Second, The Dalles, www.sunshinemill.com May 10 – Les Vaughn, Alonzo Garbonzo and Rohnan, 6-9 p.m., Zim’s Brau Haus, 604 E. Second, The Dalles, www.zimsbrauhaus.com
The Theatre Company of The Dalles and Northern Wasco County Parks and Recreation are auditioning actors for the children’s classic “Briar Rose,” which is the story of Sleeping Beauty.
Author Kim Stafford will read from his book, 100 Tricks Every Boy Can Do: How My Brother Disappeared,” during an event Thursday, May 16, at 5:30 p.m., at Klindt’s Booksellers.
Columbia Gorge Discovery Center will offer free admission to everyone on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 12.
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