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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, February 16

CIVIC MARKETPLACE: Marketplace event at The Dalles Civic Auditorium, 323 East 4th Street, The Dalles, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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.

UMPIRES NEEDED: New and Experienced Baseball and Softball Umpires are needed for the upcoming high school season. Association will be meeting February 19th, 6 pm. at The Dalles Middle School. Training will be provided for new officials. For more information contact Commissioner Robert Jamack at 541-980-2460.

HISTORY PROGRAM: “Japanese Families in the Mosier Area Prior to 1942” covers a vibrant Japanese community that existed on what is now the Mayerdale Estate and nearby properties prior to the World War II internment. 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: Sensory storytime for children up to age 10, held on the third Saturday of the month at 9:30 a.m. at The Dalles-Wasco County Public Library. Attendants need to register and will be given special entrance instructions, as the event is outside regular library hours. Space is limited; call 541-296-2815 to reserve.

Sunday, February 17

KINGDOM MAP: “Map of My Kingdom,” a play written by Iowa’s Poet Laureate, Mary Swander, will be performed at the Wyeast Middle School Auditorium in Odell. $10 donation requested. Doors open 6 p.m., one-hour performance begins at 6:30 p.m. The play is hosted in the Gorge by Columbia Gorge community College with contributions from Gorge Grown, Columbia Gorge Wine Growers, Six Rivers Mediation Center, Best Western Hood River Inn, Solstice Woodfire Café and private donors.

Tuesday, February 19

KICK OFF: Join us at the 2019 Relay for Life of Mid-Columbia kick off, from 6:30-8 p.m. Columbia Portage Grill, 3223 Brett Clodfelter Way, The Dalles.  For more information, please contact Marilyn Wong at bossmwong@hotmail.com or Cyndi Vipperman at cynvipp@gmail.com  

EDUCATORS MEETING: Oregon Retired Educators Unit 20 will meet at the Hood River Valley Adult Center at 12 p.m. Frank Wall will present a program titled “Trekking in Nepal.” Guests welcome. Members are asked to update their volunteer hours.

COOKING CLASSES: Free plant-based cooking classes. One bowl meals, Feb. 19 and 20, 6 to 8 p.m. The classes are held in the Multi-Purpose building (lower level), 3339 E 13th St., The Dalles. Please RSVP Healthy Living Ideas, sponsored by The Dalles Seventh-day Adventist Church. 541-296-3445, or email wlskguth@charter.net.

TEEN BOOK CLUB: The Dalles-Wasco County Public Library Teen Book Club is discussing “Genuine Fraud,” by E. Lockhart, at 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 20

BOOK CLUB: The Dalles-Wasco County Public Library Non-Fiction Book Club meets on the third Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the library. February’s book is “Silent Spring,” by Rachel Carson.

LIBRARY STORYTIME: A 20- to 25-minute baby and toddler storytime intended for children three years old and younger, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. at The Dalles-Wasco County Public Library. Adult participation is very helpful.

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, February 21

KIWANIS PROGRAMS:  Kiwanis meetings are held every Thursday at noon at Spooky’s and visitors are welcome. This week’s events include: Kiwanis President Paul Viemeister’s surprise. For more information go to www.thedalleskiwanis.org/.     

FOOD NETWORK: Gorge Grown Food Network, OSU and WSU Extension Services will host an opportunity to network, make plans, discuss challenges, and lay the groundwork for getting more local food into schools, restaurants, hospitals and businesses 10 a.m. to noon at Skyline Hospital in White Salmon.

BOOK GROUP: The Dalles-Wasco County Public Library Third Thursday Book Group meets on the third Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. and is reading some of the titles from PBS’s “Great American Read” list. February’s book is “Wuthering Heights,” by Emily Brontë.

LIBRARY STORYTIME: A 20- to 25-minute baby and toddler storytime intended for children three years old and younger, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. at The Dalles-Wasco County Public Library. Adult participation is very helpful.

Friday, February 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.

TEA CLUB: The first meeting of The Dalles-Wasco County Public Library Tea Club is scheduled for 4 to 5 p.m. Tea will be provided, but anyone interested is encouraged to bring their own favorite tea.

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