Submit your community events via email to mgibson@thedalleschronicle.com.

Ongoing June-Aug.

GARDENING SERIES: “Coffee at the DIG” with Wasco County Master Gardeners, every Saturday at 9 a.m. through August. The Dalles Imagination Garden, located at Klindt Drive and Steelhead Way, in the Port District of The Dalles. For more information call Pam Manning 541-296-5195 or OSU 541-296-5494.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: The Dalles Meals On Wheels is in need of volunteer drivers to deliver meals to our homebound individuals.  We deliver meals to over 100 people a day Monday through Friday. Seven volunteers are needed each day to ensure seniors and the disabled have access to adequate nutrition. Deliveries start around 11 a.m. Most drivers are done by noon. Call 541-298-8333 to get an application or stop by our office, located in The Dalles Senior Center, 1112 W. 9th St, The Dalles.

AUGUST

Friday, August 9

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

Saturday, August 10

SATURDAY BINGO: Bingo at the Mid-Columbia Senior Center, 1112 W. 9th St., 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.

Thursday, August 15

AUTHOR READING: Carolyn Martin will perform a reading 7 p.m. at The Dalles Art Center. Martin is poetry editor for Kosmos Quarterly, has collections of poetry throughout North America and the UK and will read excerpts from her four highly recognized works. Her reading will be followed by a community open mic. Event is free. Readings are scheduled every third Thursday.

KIWANIS PROGRAMS:  Kiwanis meetings are held every Thursday at noon at Spooky’s and visitors are welcome. This week’s events include: Sister Cities delegation will share their recent trip to Japan. For more information go to www.thedalleskiwanis.org/.

 Friday, August 16

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

Saturday, August 10

SATURDAY BINGO: Bingo at the Mid-Columbia Senior Center, 1112 W. 9th St., 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.

Saturday, August 17

SATURDAY BINGO: Bingo at the Mid-Columbia Senior Center, 1112 W. 9th St., 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.

Thursday, August 22

KIWANIS PROGRAMS:  Kiwanis meetings are held every Thursday at noon at Spooky’s and visitors are welcome. This week’s events include: Superintendent Candy Armstrong will give a D-21 update. For more information go to www.thedalleskiwanis.org/.   

COMMUNITY MAKES: A ‘Community Makes’ event is planned from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. during the free family day at the Wasco County Fairgrounds, 81849 Fairgrounds Road, Tygh Valley. Local makers will be showing their innovations, creations and handmade projects. A few of the booths will include a hands-on project that kids can complete and take home. To register as a maker, visit www.gorgestem.org/community-makes. For more information, contact: Lu Seapy at 541-296-5494 or via email at lu.seapy@oregonstate.edu.

  Friday, August 23

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

Saturday, August 24

SATURDAY BINGO: Bingo at the Mid-Columbia Senior Center, 1112 W. 9th St., 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.

HISTORICAL SOCIETY: Wasco County Historical Society invites the public to a free presentation on “Fairbanks” which at one time was  a Great Southern Railroad Station located between Petersburg and the Celilo Village. The presentation, given by Bill Johnson & Phil Kaser, will begin 11 a.m. in the backyard of the Moody/Rorick House, 300 W. 13th St., The Dalles, with personal lawn chairs welcome.  Refreshments.

Thursday, August 29

KIWANIS PROGRAMS:  Kiwanis meetings are held every Thursday at noon at Spooky’s and visitors are welcome. This week’s events include: Rep. Daniel Bonham will give an overview of the recent legislative session. For more information go to www.thedalleskiwanis.org/.     

Friday, August 30

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

Saturday, August 31

SATURDAY BINGO: Bingo at the Mid-Columbia Senior Center, 1112 W. 9th St., 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.

September

Saturday, September 7

FARMERS’ MARKET: The Dalles Farmers’ Market is open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday until October 12 at the City Park. Lots of goodies! Fun and music for everyone. Questions: 541-965-3658.

SATURDAY BINGO: Bingo at the Mid-Columbia Senior Center, 1112 W. 9th St., 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.

Friday, Sept. 13

HOPE: “Stories of Hope, The Dalles” with The Next Door 8 to 9 a.m. at Four Seasons Catering, 1535 Bargeway Road, The Dalles. Complimentary breakfast and inspiring stories of hope. For information or to reserve seats, call 541-436-0304 or email justinez@nextdoorinc.org.

Thursday, September 19

AUTHOR READING: Robin Cody will perform a reading 7 p.m. at The Dalles Art Center. Cody is the author of the book Ricochet River which was made into a movie and Voyage of a Summer Sun, also an award-winning book. Two scenes from his books take place in The Dalles. His reading will be followed by a community open mic. Event is free. Readings are scheduled every third Thursday.

OCTOBER

Saturday, October 12

FARMERS’ MARKET: The Dalles Farmers’ Market is open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday until October 12 at the City Park. Lots of goodies! Fun and music for everyone. Questions: 541-965-3658.

Thursday, Oct.17

AUTHOR READING: Magaret Chula will perform a reading 7 p.m. at The Dalles Art Center. Chula has published eight collections. She lived in Japan for 12 years and is the author of What Remains: Japanese Americans in Internment Camps. She performs a one-woman show about Japanese women poets, and teaches workshops at universities and Zen centers. Her reading will be followed by a community open mic. Event is free. Readings are scheduled every third Thursday.

NOVEMBER

Thursday, Nov. 21

AUTHOR READING: Ingrid Wendt will perform a reading 7 p.m. at The Dalles Art Center. Wendt, recipient of numerous honors, has been featured on Garrison Keillor’s The Writer’s Almanac. Her first book, Moving the House, was recognized by William Stafford, and her following three books each received an award. Her reading will be followed by a community open mic. Event is free. Readings are scheduled every third Thursday.

DECEMBER

Thursday, Dec.19

AUTHOR READING: Rene Denfeld will perform a reading 7 p.m. at The Dalles Art Center. With too many awards to mention, Denfeld, a private death-row investigator and foster mom from Portland, is the author of The Enchanted (winner of numerous awards) and The Child Finder, and her latest, The Butterfly Girl, which Margaret Atwood proclaims is a heartbreaking yet hopeful novel. Her reading will be followed by a community open mic. Event is free. Readings are scheduled every third Thursday.

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