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MARCH

PHOTO DISPLAY: Twenty-five images from members of the Gorge Photography Club will be on display at the Mid-Columbia Medical Center, mainly in the cafeteria, during the month of March.

Saturday, March 16

SATURDAY BINGO: Bingo at the Mid-Columbia Senior Center, 1112 W 9th Street, The Dalles. Doors open at 4 p.m. Bingo starts at 6 p.m. All ages welcome (children 12 to 18 years old must be accompanied by a legal guardian). New players encouraged to arrive by 5:30 p.m.

Sunday, March 17

ANNUAL CONCERT: “St. Pat’s at St. Pete’s,” the 22nd annual St. Patrick’s Day concert at St. Peter’s Landmark, starting at 7 p.m.  Victor Johnson, the River City Dudes, and others will join Cascade Singers community choir, the ensemble, and “Almost-All-Irish-Almost-All-Brass Band” for Irish love songs, traditional favorites and sing-alongs. Admission is a free-will offering to benefit St. Peter’s Landmark, located at 3rd and Lincoln Streets in The Dalles.

Monday, March 18

FOSTER CARE: An information session on GOBHI’s foster care program, in concert with other agencies, is scheduled for 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the GOBHI office, 401 E. Third St., #101. Snacks and refreshments provided.

Tuesday, March 19

BOOK CLUB: Teen book club at The Dalles-Wasco County Public Library, 4:30 p.m. The book discussed in March is “Goodbye Days,” by Jeff Zentner.

RETIRED TEACHERS: Rescheduled from last month, Unit 20 Oregon Retired Educators will meet at noon at the Hood River Valley Adult Center.  The program will feature “Trekking in Nepal” with Frank Wall.  Guests are welcome.

SAFETY COURSE: The Dalles Rifle & Pistol Club is conducting a sign-up of interested applicants for a NRA Firearms Safety Course includes a presentation by local experts on the legal aspects and responsibilities of firearm ownership. Course is from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. is held in the Deschutes Conference Room located in the basement of the Mid-Columbia Senior Center, 1112 W 9th Street, The Dalles, OR. 100% attendance is required to complete this course. More information or questions, contact Kevin MacIntyre, Instructor, at 541-993-1081.

Thursday, March 21

KIWANIS PROGRAMS:  Kiwanis meetings are held every Thursday at noon at Spooky’s and visitors are welcome. This week’s events include: Women Veterans Coordinator Elizabeth Estabrooks from the Oregon Dept. of Veterans Affairs on the women in the service exhibit at the Veterans Museum. For more information go to www.thedalleskiwanis.org.

BUSINESS AFTER: Business after Hours, a The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce networking event, is 5 to 7 p.m. at Timmons Law PC, 3591 Klindt Drive, Suite 220. No fee, no registration. Evening mixer with food, drink, and prizes.

SAFETY COURSE: The Dalles Rifle & Pistol Club is conducting a sign-up of interested applicants for a NRA Firearms Safety Course includes a presentation by local experts on the legal aspects and responsibilities of firearm ownership. Course is from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. is held in the Deschutes Conference Room located in the basement of the Mid-Columbia Senior Center, 1112 W 9th Street, The Dalles, OR. 100% attendance is required to complete this course. More information or questions, contact Kevin MacIntyre, Instructor, at 541-993-1081.

Friday, March 22

FRIDAY PINOCHLE: Friday night Pinochle at the Mid-Columbia Senior Center, 1112 W 9th Street, The Dalles. Play begins at 6 p.m. New players and beginners welcome. Enter through the door on the 10th Street side. For more information contact the Center.

Saturday, March 23

PRUNING WORKSHOP: The Wasco County Master Gardeners will be holding a Rose Pruning Workshop from 9 a.m. to noon at The Memorial Rose Garden, at Sorosis Park. Bring your pruning tools and learn how to prune various types of roses. The Master Gardener program is part of the Oregon State University Extension Service.

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