The soapbox derby is coming to town. Next weekend, Sept. 10-11, the streets of The Dalles will be filled with soapbox cars racing down Court Street, which will be closed to traffic during the races.
Young crews trim trees, repair trails — and learn life skills
It’s been a busy couple of months for two teams of young adults planting trees and fixing trails in the Mount Hood National Forest.
Community members and motorcyclists are invited to provide residents of the Oregon Veterans’ Home with a social outings Saturday and provide some of their “wish list” items.
Oregon is first state to make Heads Up program mandatory
PORTLAND – The Oregon School Activities Association recommended its 249 football-playing high schools enroll into USA Football’s Heads Up Football program last year. This year, the OSAA will become the first state high school activities association in the country to require it. USA Football, the sport’s national governing body, trains more high school and youth football coaches combined than any organization in the country. Nearly 1,000 high schools spanning 44 states signed up for USA Football’s Heads Up Football program in 2014.
The Dalles Country Club is throwing a party for the community in a little more than two weeks that includes music by three different groups on the lush front lawn. “This is our way of reaching out to be part of the community,” said Jason Miller, a club member and one of the organizers.
Arts and entertainment calendar from Aug. 4, 2016.
Nonprofit events calendar from July 20, 2016
The Dalles High School: “Evening of Excellence” held its annual recognition night on May 13. The purpose of the “Evening of Excellence” is to recognize students who, in the judgment of their teacher, have displayed that outstanding “spark” and love for being in a particular class.
Gorge Community Foundation awarded more than $190,000 in scholarships and grants in May and June, benefiting students from several local communities as well as a wide range of public service initiatives across the bi-state region.
What would it be like to be a bear, a fox, a raccoon, or an eagle? Kids ages 5 to 9 years old can explore “Animal Habitats of the Gorge” during a day camp Aug. 1-4, 9 a.m. to noon at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, 5000 Discovery Drive. Children will get to choose a favorite wild animal, then learn about each animal’s habitat.
Nonprofit events calendar from July 12, 2016
Events calendar from July 10, 2016
Bullock, Johnson and Rising to make regionals run
Emily Johnson, Chloe Bullock and Ellie Rising have enjoyed a successful summer under the sun. After last weekend’s performance in Portland, the summer just got a little better. At the USATF Junior Olympic State Championships at Jesuit High School, the local trio of runners representing Athletics East all scored top-10 finishes to advance to regional competition in Seattle.
The Fort Dalles Days 3k and 5k run is scheduled for 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 16 at Sorosis Park in The Dalles.
Like more formal polling done earlier, a handful of surveys taken at last Saturday’s school facilities symposium found almost equal support for a variety of new building options. The school district paid for a survey of 300 likely voters that found top support for a new high school, with a middle college a close second.