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Garnier Vineyards fundraiser for Mosier Community School Centennial. Collector Edition custom labeled wines; each has a vintage image of the school and a brief history. Purchase at Garnier Vineyard Tasting Room, MoCo, and Brenna’s Market.

Aug. 15 — Hood River Saddle Club Sale, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. outside at the club, 4384 Belmont Drive. See page 8 for details.

Thru Aug. 17 — eBike Fundraiser for Hood River Education Foundation. See page 13 for details.

Children and Teens

Aug. 12-13 — The Zaniac Virtual Show. Sponsored by Fort Vancouver Regional Libraries. View at fvrl.librarymarket.com/zaniac-virtual-show (click “View” button).

Exercise & Meditation

Sundays — Online Heart Devotion Meditation, 9-10 a.m. at Bit.ly/heartdevotion. For more info, call Emily at 503-358-1949. 

Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays — Strong Women Classes, 10-11 a.m. at Cemetery Park, Cascade Locks. 

Community Events  

Beginning Aug. 12 — Wellness Initiative for Senior Education (WISE) Virtual Program Series, 2 p.m. Free, six week series; open to anyone 60 and older. Learn about aging process, risk factors and behaviors, more. For info, contact Britta Willson at brittany.willson@providence.org or 541-387-6404.

Aug. 12 — Dufur Recreation District Board Meeting, 7 p.m. at Dufur City Hall. Agenda: Donations, RV gravel, baseball.

Aug. 13 — English Conversation Circle, 10:30 a.m. to noon. Sponsored by Fort Vancouver Regional Libraries. Part of a combined series; registration includes all following events in the series. Need phone, computer or tablet. Register at fvrl.librarymarket.com/english-conversation-circle-450.

Aug. 13 — Hood River County Democrats Meeting, 6 p.m. via Zoom. Register at  hoodriverdemocrats.org.

Aug. 16-19 — Oregon Short Film Fest, outside at Sunshine Mill Winery, The Dalles. Tickets $30 online at  www.eventbrite.com/e/oregon-short-film-festival-summer-2020-tickets-113718759872?aff=Website. Film selections, more at info.filmfestivalcircuit.com/blog/oregon-short-film-festival-summer-2020.

Aug. 17 — Hood River Planning Commission Meeting, 5:30-8 p.m. at Hood River City Hall. Also held via Webex. Visit cityofhoodriver.gov/planning/planning-commission-meetings for info.

Aug. 19 — Cooking Rice Noodle Bowls with Samantha Rodgers, 5:30 p.m. via Facebook Live. Sponsored by the Hood River County Library District. More info at arwen@hoodriverlibrary.org.


This Summer — Gorge Grown Mobile and Farmers Markets: White Salmon, Tuesdays, 4-7 p.m. at Rheingarten Park; Lyle, Fridays, 4-6 p.m. outside the Lyle Activity Center, Highway 14; The Dalles, Wednesdays, 4-6 p.m. outside the Transit Center, 802 Chenowith Loop Road, and Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at City Park, Fifth and Union; Hood River, Fridays, noon to 2 p.m. outside Hawks Ridge Assisted Living, Eighth and Pacific, and Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Fifth and Columbia parking lot; Odell, first and third Thursdays, 4-6 p.m. downtown; Cascade Locks, second and fourth Thursdays, 4-6 p.m. outside Brigham Fish Market, 681 WaNaPa St.; Maupin, second and fourth Wednesdays in Kaiser Park, Hwy. 197 and Sixth St., noon to 2 p.m. (new). Customers asked to follow social distancing regulations. WIC and senior farmers market vouchers, Veggie Rx, debit/credit, and SNAP EBT ($10 SNAP match) accepted. 

Mondays & Thursdays — OSU Hood River County Extension Central Gorge Master Gardeners Virtual Plant Clinic, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. To receive help for your home gardening questions, go to extension.oregonstate.edu/mg/hoodriver to complete and submit the Plant Clinic Submission Form, or call and leave a message at 541-386-3343 ext. 39259.

Monday-Saturday — Curbside Pickup Service at the Wasco County Library, Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, contact thedallespubliclibrary@gmail.com or 541-296-2815.

Monday-Saturday — Curbside Pickup Service at the White Salmon Valley and Goldendale Libraries, 10 a.m. to noon and 2-5 p.m. Have your name and library card number ready when you call 360-906-5000 or 1-888-546-2707.

Tuesdays & Saturdays — Curbside Pickup at the Cascade Locks and Parkdale Libraries, Tuesdays, 2-6 p.m. and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call Cascade Locks at 541-374-9317 or Parkdale at 541-352-6502, or email info@hoodriverlibray.org.

Tuesday-Saturday — Curbside Pickup at the Hood River Library, Tuesday-Thursday, noon to 6 p.m. and Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 541-386-2535 or email info@hoodriverlibray.org. 

Wednesdays — The Dalles Rotary Club, noon via Zoom. Address: us02web.zoom.us/j/693639881?pwd=UFlNdWw2QTZGTURmRHVhY3VlZUQvQT09 (us02web.zoom.us).

Thursdays — The Dalles Kiwanis Club Online Meetings. Log in between 11:45 a.m. and 1 p.m. at TheDallesKiwanisZoom.us. For more information go to www.thedalleskiwanis.org/ or The-Dalles-Kiwanis-Club on Facebook. Upcoming programs: Aug. 13, Karl Vercouteren on getting on the map of the National Vote for Women Trail; Aug. 20, Interim D-21 Superintendent Theresa Peters on plans for fall. More information at www.thedalleskiwanis.org or The-Dalles-Kiwanis-Club on Facebook.

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