What's Happening, a community calendar, from Aug. 17, 2019.
The second annual “Shop with a Hero” event is set for Aug. 17 at Fred Meyer, and signups for local children will take place July 31 and Aug. 1. Limited spots are available for a chance to shop with a local law enforcement officer or firefighter for back-to-school needs.
A “fun-raiser” summer bash for the Gorge Youth Center is set for July 31 from 5-9 p.m. at the Last Stop Saloon in downtown The Dalles. The adults-only event includes a silent and live auction and live music.
TCC and Wireless Zone stores are donating 140,000 backpacks full of school supplies to children across the U.S., including TCC The Dalles, 400 Mt. Hood St., Ste 100. This donation marks TCC’s seventh annual School Rocks Backpack Giveaway. Since 2013, TCC has donated over 950,000 backpacks filled with supplies to children. Local families and their children are encouraged to visit Sunday, July 21, between 1 and 4 p.m. to pick up a backpack filled with various school supplies, including pencils, paper, a pencil box, folders and glue. One backpack per child.
Oregon author Judith Montgomery will perform a reading at 7 p.m., Thursday, July 18, at The Dalles Art Center. Montgomery has been awarded numerous prizes for her poetry. Her collection, Passion, was the 2000 Oregon Book Award winner. Her reading will be followed by a community open mic. Event is free. Readings are planned every third Thursday.
The 20th Annual Founder’s Cup Golf Tournament, presented by Columbia State Bank and Columbia Gorge Community College Foundation, will be held at Indian Creek Golf Course in Hood River on Saturday, Aug. 3. The annual event promises a fun-filled day that brings together golf, friends, food, and raffle prizes.
The Dalles Art Center is hosting a Writer’s Talk event every third Thursday at 7 p.m., followed by an open mic. The event showcases Oregon authors and local writers. Participants in the open mic can be included in The Dalles Art Center Anthology of local authors.
Mosier will host the Missoula Children’s Theatre Camp production of Pinocchio this coming week, July 15-16, with two performances planned July 20 at Mosier Community School.
School age children are encouraged to participate: Cost is $85 for the week. To sign up, contact Camilia at 541-980-1392 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Local cast for Pinocchio, a musical conceived and written by Jim Carson about a wooden puppet who longed to become real, include Pinocchio, the Blue Fairy, Jiminy Cricket, the villainous Fox and the mischievous Cat. Also featured are puppets and Pinocchio’s tough friends, Candlewick, and Candlewick’s Crew.
For the first time in program history spanning 60 years, The Dalles Babe Ruth softball is hosting the Pacific Northwest Regional Tournament this weekend, with championship action slated for Monday afternoon at Sorosis Park in The Dalles.
Fourth of July celebrations began Thursday with a Rainier Amusements Carnival downtown The Dalles on First Street, open noon to 10 p.m. through Saturday. The carnival is presented by Fort Dalles Fourth.
On July 4, Point Man Ministries, with support from Franz bread, United Grocers and H2O Oregon, will celebrate “Fourth of July in the Park” with free hot dogs and music by Outside the Wire from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the covered picnic shelter at Sorosis Park July 4.
All are welcome.
The Fort Dalles Fourth fireworks display will light up the The Dalles’ night sky at 10:10 p.m. in the evening, set off from a Barge on the Columbia River offshore from the Lewis and Clark Festival Park at First and Union streets.
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