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MAY

Friday, May 3

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 3 is simple, fun games everyone can play.

Saturday, May 4

FAMILY STORYTIME: Held on the first Saturday of the month at 10:30 a.m. at The Dalles-Wasco County Public Library. All ages welcome. Songs, fingerplays, rhymes, dance, puppets and stories followed by a simple craft project and a healthy snack.

CLEAN-UP: Dufur Community Cemetery will hold its community clean-up day for the cemetery 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

LYLE LIONS:  Pancake Breakfast / "White Cane Awareness Day" with a special donation jar.  Funds collected will be sent to the Pacific NW Lions Foundation to help screen for vision loss, glaucoma and diabetes. Breakfast is from:  7 to 10 a.m. At the corner of Hwy 14 & 5th St. Everyone is welcome.

PIONEER ASSOCIATION: The annual meeting of the Wasco County Pioneer Association will be held at the Fort Dalles Readiness Center, 402 E. Scenic, The Dalles. Doors open and registration begins at 9:30 a.m. Historic picture boards will be displayed. Lunch at 11:30 a.m., annual meeting and program at 1 p.m. Public welcome.

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.

BROADWAY DANCING: “Broadway Dancing Through the Decades,” featuring over 40 Gorge-area dancers, 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 Columbia Gorge Company Dancers.

Sunday, May 5

BROADWAY DANCING: “Broadway Dancing Through the Decades,” featuring over 40 Gorge-area dancers, presented by Plays for Non-Profits, starts 1:30 p.m. at the Columbia Center for the Arts, 214 Cascade Avenue, Hood River. Tickets at Waucoma Books, Klindt’s Bookstore or www.showtix4u.com; proceeds benefit Columbia Gorge Company Dancers.

Monday, May 6

LYLE LIONS:  Club meeting.  Potluck at 6 p.m. and Meeting is at 6:30 p.m. Public is always welcome.

EDUCATORS CONVENTION: OREA State Convention hosted by Oregon Retired Educators Unit 20 in Hood River. Presenters include Darryl Lloyd, photographer-journalist, and Kevin Gorman, Friends of the Gorge Executive Director. Inquiries may be directed to 541-331-3282 or 541-354-1002.

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