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MAY

Wednesday, May 22

DEMENTIA EDUCATION: Educational session on dementia led by Britta Wilson, MA in Gerontology and is program coordinator for Volunteers in Action at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital, 6 p.m. at The Dalles-Wasco County Public Library meeting room. Contact the library at 541-296-2815 to reserve your seat.

TODDLER STORYTIME: Baby & Toddler Storytime at The Dalles-Wasco County Public Library, for children ages 0 months to 3 years, is held Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10:30, with Wednesdays concentrating more on babies. The 20- to 25-minute storytime features songs, fingerplays, a story, and a lap bounce or two. Adult participation required.

Thursday, May 23

CHOIR FESTIVAL: The 6th annual Columbia Gorge Elementary Choir Festival is 6:30 p.m. at The Fort Dalles Readiness Center in The Dalles. This year, seven elementary schools are combining to make music for the evening.

TOWN HALL: The Wasco County Board of Commissioners will hold a town hall in Maupin 5:30 p.m., in the Maupin CIty Park Community Building, 208 Bakeoven Rd. Maupin City Council meeting follows at 6:30 p.m.

KIWANIS PROGRAMS:  Kiwanis meetings are held every Thursday at noon at Spooky’s and visitors are welcome. This week’s events include: Dr. Marta Yera Cronin, president of Columbia Gorge Community College. For more information go to www.thedalleskiwanis.org/.

TODDLER STORYTIME: Baby & Toddler Storytime at The Dalles-Wasco County Public Library, for children ages 0 months to 3 years, is held Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10:30, with Wednesdays concentrating more on babies. The 20- to 25-minute storytime features songs, fingerplays, a story, and a lap bounce or two. Adult participation required.

MYSTERY BOOK CLUB: The Mystery/Crime Book Group meets 6:30 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of most months. Copies of the book to be discussed are available at the library. Light refreshments will be served.

Friday, May 24

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME: Storytime for children ages 3 years and up is held Friday mornings at 10:30 a.m. at The Dalles-Wasco County Public Library. Songs, finger-plays, movement, and stories. On the first and third Friday of the month, storytime will include a craft project.

LIBRARY EVENT: A fun program for elementary-age children takes place 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the John and Jean Thomas Children’s Wing at The Dalles-Wasco County Library. May 24 is tech gadgets and participants are invited to come play with “Code-a-Pillars” and “BeeBots.”

Saturday, May 25

JAZZ FESTIVAL: The Granada Theatre’s first-ever jazz festival, featuring artists including Tom Grant and the Tom Grant Band, Tamir Hendleman, Cherry Blossom Big Band, Gina Williams, and Benny Goodman’s Carnegie Hall Concert. 7 p.m. at the Granada Theatre in The Dalles.

NUNSENSE MEGA-MUSICAL: “Nunsense: The Mega-Musical,” a “musical comedy” presented by Plays for Non-Profits, starts 7:30 p.m. at the Columbia Center for the Arts, 214 Cascade Avenue, Hood River. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for seniors/students, available at Waucoma Books, Klindt’s Bookstore or www.showtix4u.com; proceeds benefit The Next Door, Inc. (Hood River and Wasco counties.)

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

SPANISH STORYTIME: Held at 10:30 a.m. the second and fourth Saturday of the month at The Dalles-Wasco County Public Library, led by local Spanish-speaking patrons and volunteers.

Sunday, May 26

TABLETOP GAMING: The library game club meets to play tabletop miniature games on the last Sunday of the month in the meeting room at The Dalles-Wasco County Public Library. This meeting is at noon. Open to all who want to learn how to play miniature games; contact the library if you have any questions.

Weekend, May 26-27

WASCO MEMORIAL: Wasco Memorial Day Country Breakfast, sponsored by ABC Huskies Child Care is from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. at North Sherman Rural Fire Hall, 411 Yates Street, in Wasco. The menu includes ham, eggs, hotcakes and choice of drink. Proceeds will be dedicated to operational costs at the child care site. ABC Huskies is governed by the Sherman County Child Care Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, providing quality, state certified child care services and a preschool program. For additional information, please visit www.abchuskiesdaycare.com.

Tuesday, May 28

LYLE LIONS: Senior meals at noon.  Lyle Lions Community Center. Corner of 5th St. & Hwy 14.  Everyone is welcome.

Wednesday, May 29

TODDLER STORYTIME: Baby & Toddler Storytime at The Dalles-Wasco County Public Library, for children ages 0 months to 3 years, is held Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10:30, with Wednesdays concentrating more on babies. The 20- to 25-minute storytime features songs, fingerplays, a story, and a lap bounce or two. Adult participation required.

Thursday, May 30

KIWANIS PROGRAMS:  Kiwanis meetings are held every Thursday at noon at Spooky’s and visitors are welcome. This week’s events include: Nancy Paul from The Next Door on the First Book/Wasco County literacy effort for ages birth to 18 years. For more information go to www.thedalleskiwanis.org/.     

TODDLER STORYTIME: Baby & Toddler Storytime at The Dalles-Wasco County Public Library, for children ages 0 months to 3 years, is held Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10:30, with Wednesdays concentrating more on babies. The 20- to 25-minute storytime features songs, fingerplays, a story, and a lap bounce or two. Adult participation required.

Friday, May 31

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME: Storytime for children ages 3 years and up is held Friday mornings at 10:30 a.m. at The Dalles-Wasco County Public Library. Songs, finger-plays, movement, and stories. On the first and third Friday of the month, storytime will include a craft project.

LIBRARY EVENT: A fun program for elementary-age children takes place 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the John and Jean Thomas Children’s Wing at The Dalles-Wasco County Library. May 30 is the last Fun Friday until October and offers a choice of activities.

JUNE

Saturday, June 1

RAINY DAY RUN: The Columbia Gorge Education Service District’s Early Intervention and Early Childhood Special Education program is holding their annual Rainy Day Fund Run; registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the 3k, 5k, 10k walk/run begins at 9 a.m. Registration forms are available at www.cgesd.k12.or.us.  Contact Cindy Johnson, 541-296-1478, with questions.

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

Sunday, June 9

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 “That Kind of Mother,” by Rumaan Alam. Free and open to the public, but RSVP suggested.

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