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FEBRUARY

PHOTO DISPLAY: Twenty-five images from members of the Gorge Photography Club will be on display at the Mid-Columbia Medical Center’s Celilo Cancer Center, just behind the main MCMC hospital, during the month of February.

Saturday, Feb. 23

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.

HISTORY PROGRAM: “The Town Above Celilo Falls: Launching Site for the Upper River” explores the long-ago town that served as an entry point to the Columbia River above Celilo Falls. Wasco County Original Courthouse Regional History Forum, 1:30 p.m., in the upstairs courtroom of the 1859 courthouse at 410 West 2nd Place, The Dalles. Free admission; donations accepted.

LIBRARY STORYTIME: Spanish-language storytime led by local Spanish-speaking volunteers and patrons at The Dalles-Wasco County Library, 10 a.m. on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month.

LIBRARY PROGRAM: A “Girls in Engineering” program at The Dalles-Wasco County Public Library features female engineers sharing their careers and leading groups of students through an escape room engineering challenge. Students in grades 5 through 8 of all gender identities encouraged to attend.

Sunday, Feb. 24

TABLETOP GAMING: The game club at The Dalles-Wasco County Public Library meets at noon to play tabletop miniature games on the last Sunday of the month. Open to everyone who wants to learn how to play miniature games.

AUTHOR READING: Author Willy Vlautin at Klindt’s Booksellers, 315 East 2nd Street, The Dalles. 2 p.m. Event is free and open to the public.

Tuesday, Feb. 26

NETWORKING MEETING: The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce’s Coffee Connections, 7:30 to 8:30 a.m., at Cousin’s Country Inn, 2114 W. 6th St., The Dalles. Monthly networking meeting.

Wednesday, Feb. 27

TANGO LESSONS: Tango dance lessons are offered weekly on Wednesday evenings from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1805 Minnesota Street, in the Tayler Hall (entrance on Montana Street.) Lessons are $5 and partners are not required. Instructor is Jay Rabe. Follow on Facebook at “Gorge Tango.”

Thursday, Feb. 28

KIWANIS PROGRAMS:  Kiwanis meetings are held every Thursday at noon at Spooky’s and visitors are welcome. This week’s events include: County Commissioner Kathy Schwartz. For more information go to www.thedalleskiwanis.org.     

BOOK CLUB: Teen program at The Dalles-Wasco County Public Library. The LGBTQ YA Book Club will be discussing “Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe,” by Benjamine Alire Saenz, 5 p.m. Open to everyone grades 6 through 12.

MYSTERY BOOK GROUP: The Dalles-Wasco County Public Library Mystery/Crime Book Group meets 6:30 p.m. at the library on the fourth Thursday of most months. February’s book is “Six Wakes,” by Mur Lafferty. Snacks and tea will be served.

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.

Friday, March 1

HISTORY PROGRAM: Eric Gleason presents “From Pioneer Drugstore to Community Icon: The Waldron Brothers’ Drugstore” at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, 5000 Discovery Drive, The Dalles. Dinner starts at 6 p.m. with the presentation starting at 7 p.m. Admission is $15, or $5 for the program only.

Friday, March 8

POET READING: Poet Clemens Starck at Klindt’s Booksellers, 315 East 2nd Street, The Dalles, 5 p.m. Event is free and open to the public.

HVDC TALK: BPA Library and Visitor Center archivist Libby Burke will give a talk about the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center’s new exhibit, “High Voltage: BPA and the HVDC Test Center 1963-2017.” The talk starts at 7 p.m. after a 6 p.m. dinner. Admission for the dinner and program is $18; program alone is $5. Anyone attending is asked to purchase tickets by March 6.

Saturday, March 9

MURAL UNVEILING: The Next Door invites community members to an unveiling of the mural on their new office. The event is planned for Saturday, March 9, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at 1113 Kelly Avenue, The Dalles, and features an open house with snacks, beverages, activities for children, guest speakers and a tribute to Celilo Falls.

MURAL DEDICATION: Next Door will celebrate the mural on their new office at 1113 Kelly Ave. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. An open house is planned with snacks, beverages, kids’ activities, guest speakers and a tribute to Celilo Falls, the subject of the mural.

Saturday, March 9

HEE HAW: The “Hee Haw” TV show on a special 50th anniversary tour at the Granada Theatre, The Dalles, 7 p.m.

Sunday, March 10

BOOK CLUB: Klindt’s Community Book Club discussion at Klindt’s Booksellers, 315 East 2nd Street, The Dalles, 6:30 p.m. The group will discuss “Being There”, by Jerzy Kosinski. Free and open to the public, but RSVP suggested.

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