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AFS FUNDRAISER: Fundraiser for Exchange Students: Ruby-red grapefruit, oranges, or half and half, 20 pounds for $25 and pecans, one pound bag for $15. Call Rymmel Lovell 541-296-6546 or email your order to All proceeds fund fees and activities for our AFS foreign exchange students and scholarships for Gorge area students going abroad. Orders must be made by Nov. 18. Fruit will be at Polehn Farms, 2121 Dry Hollow Rd., from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., on Dec. 8 for pickup and payment.

Saturday, November 17

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.

ALTAR SOCIETY: St. Peter’s Altar Society’s 40th annual bazaar. Reservations for table rentals are now open for returning 2017 vendors. Payment required by Aug. 1 to hold your space if desired. Open reservations to new vendors begin on that date. Table rental fee and information available, call 541-993-0448 or email

RED YARN: An energetic performance of folksongs and puppetry is at 11 a.m. at The Dalles-Wasco County Public Library in the children’s wing. Red Yarn (aka Andy Furgeson) is a Texas-born, Oregon-based family performer who weaves music and puppetry into high-energy shows for all ages. As Red rambles through the landscapes of American folklore, from the Deep Woods to the Old Barn, he introduces his “critter” friends — lovable, handmade puppets — along the way.

COSPLAY AS ART: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Teen Athenaum at The Dalles-Wasco County Public Library. Come learn from local cosplayers how they make their creations, the “rules of cosplay” and have fun with fellow geeks.

Sunday, November 18

FOOD DRIVE: A food drive to benefit the Windy River Gleaners is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Dalles Aquatic Center, 602 W. 2nd Street, The Dalles. Attendees are asked to bring nonperishable food items to help those in need. Raffle tickets will be given out as part of the event.

Tuesday, November 20

CHRISTIAN YOGA: Yoga classes every Tuesday, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Gateway Presbyterian Church, 1111 Dry Hollow Rd., The Dalles. By donation, proceeds benefit the mission fund. Information on Facebook, “Yoga for Christ,” or email

Thursday, November 22

KIWANIS PROGRAMS:  Kiwanis meetings are held every Thursday at noon at Spooky’s and visitors are welcome. This week’s events include: Thanksgiving Day:  no noontime meeting. Kiwanians meet with Lions Tuesday, Nov. 20. For more information go to

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