NWS Portland is coming to Cascade Locks to help recruit and train a stable of local weather volunteers in Hood River and eastern Multnomah County. 

Trained Weather Spotters that witness irregular weather events can call into NWS to report unusual conditions where they live. 

This would be extremely useful for monitoring changing conditions in the Eagle Creek Burn Area through winter and as snow melts in spring. 

Hood River County Sheriff's Office of Emergency Management and Multnomah County are teaming up to host this Gorge community training to help enhance weather warning accuracy. 
The training is 6-7:30pm on Wed. November 29 at Cascade Locks Fire Station, 25 Wa Na Pa St, Cascade Locks

All Hood River residents are welcome to attend this free training -- particularly those in or near the Eagle Creek Burn Area. Also residents that live in winter weather impact areas (i.e. on or near slopes, landslide or rockfall risk areas, flood zones,) under reported zones, citizens that regularly commute through the Gorge or that have good views of changing weather and Gorge hillsides at home or work. 

The training will cover: 
- Rainfall reporting 
- Cloud identification 
- Types of severe weather 
- Measuring snow and wind 
- NWS weather terminology 
- Criteria for calling in reports 

Gorge residents, please RSVP for this class at: 
Or call Justin Ross at 503-201-5805.

 Mark your calendar for the annual Holiday Open House December 2, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, 5000 Discovery Drive, The Dalles, Oregon. Enjoy free admission all day, live holiday music, and a visit from Santa. Columbia River Trading Co. is holding a one-day sale, with 20% off everything in the museum store. For information, contact 541-296-8600 x 201 orwww.gorgediscovery.org.


 Kids and their families are invited to make their own special placemat for the Holiday tableWednesday, November 22, from 3-5pm.

All materials are provided, but families are welcome to bring family photos for a special touch. Each placemat will be laminated. 



Ted Horowitz  plays the grand piano at the historic Columbia Gorge Hotel Thursday through Saturday of every week

 A complete schedule is available anytime on the "Take Two" website at:
Rehearsals set for free annual Handel's Messiah Community Concert:
Sundays, Nov. 12, 19, 26 and Dec. 3 and 10, 7:00-8:00pm @ The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 1815 E. 15th St., The Dalles.  All interested community members are invited to sing in the chorus or audition for vocal solos.  Participation in a minimum of one choral rehearsal in addition to a run-through with orchestra on Saturday, Dec. 16 is requested.  
Concert will be on Sunday, Dec. 17that 7:00 pm at St. Peter's Landmark in The Dalles.  For more information  please contact:  Chloris Mullins 541-340-0840/541-296-6406 or Lloyd Walworth 541-340-9858/541-296-3692

 “Mozart Missa Brevis in F Major and Martin Luther Christmas Music” is the title for the Cascade Singers' December 2 and 3holiday concert.  The Mozart Mass is a short work based on the traditional Roman Catholic liturgy.  The Luther pieces honor the 500th anniversary of the Reformation and  reflect the reformer’s project of bringing congregational singing back into the church’s worship.  Other music by Mozart and J.S. Bach will also be featured.  The venue is Zion Lutheran Church, 10th and Union Streets, The Dalles.  Saturday’s concert begins at 7 p.m. and the Sunday concert starts at 3 p.m.  Admission is by donation at the door. 

 Plant Trees To Improve Habitat Along Columbia River Tributaries



Columbia Gorge Community College and Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) offers two pesticide license recertification courses on November 16 at The Dalles campus.

Worker Protection Standard meets from 8:30 – 12:30. Participants receive 4 core credits. Hazard Communication meets from 1:00-5:00. Participants receive 3 credits.


The workshops are free. Pre-registration is required by calling the college at 541.506.6011, or online at www.cgcc.edu.




Members of the community are invited to plant native trees and shrubs this fall and winter. The Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership (Estuary Partnership) is working with volunteers to add native vegetation along rivers and streams throughout the lower Columbia River. These plantings improve habitat for a wide variety of wildlife, and over the years the vegetation grows and creates shade to cool streams for salmon and other native species.


Events welcome groups, individuals, and families. They are also a good opportunity for students to gain required community service hours for school. Warm beverages and snacks are provided, as well as all plants, planting tools, and gloves. Volunteers should bring a water bottle and come dressed for the weather, including appropriate footwear for muddy conditions.


Estuary Partnership educators lead the plantings, and volunteers can learn more about the local ecology and wildlife. The events are a great opportunity for people of all ages to get outdoors, learn about a local natural area, get their hands dirty, and make a difference to local wildlife.


This year, Estuary Partnership volunteers will plant at Burnt Bridge Creek, Salmon Creek, and Vancouver Lake in Vancouver, Washington; La Center Bottoms in La Center, Washington; Abrams Park in Ridgefield, Washington; Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge in Washougal, Washington; and Sandy River Delta in Troutdale, Oregon.


All plantings take place Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon unless otherwise noted. Planting dates and locations are:


  • November 18, 2017 - Sandy River Delta
  • January 15, 2018 - Sandy River Delta (Monday, Martin Luther King, Jr. National Day of Service)
  • February 10, 2018 - La Center Bottoms
  • February 24, 2018 - Burnt Bridge Creek
  • March 3, 2018 - Sandy River Delta
  • March 10, 2018 - Abrams Park
  • March 17, 2018 - Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge
  • March 24, 2018 - Burnt Bridge Creek


Pre-registration is required. Participants are encouraged to register early—events are limited to 40 people and can fill up quickly. Volunteers can register online at www.estuarypartnership.org/get-involved/volunteering.






Cascade Singers community choir begins its fall season Monday, Sept. 11. Work will begin on a major classical work, Mozart’s “Missa Brevis in F,” and other choral selections for a holiday concert in December.  The Singers meet under the direction of Lloyd Walworth Mondays from 7 to 9 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, 10th and Union Streets, in The Dalles.  One-hour work sessions also take place Thursdays at 7 p.m.  Rehearsals are open to all interested singers who will then audition with the director.  The choir often appears at community events, with formal concerts at Christmas, St. Patrick's Day, and late spring.  ### 



Ted Horwitz  plays at The Columbia Gorge Hotel Thursday through Saturday of every week.

A complete schedule is available anytime on the "Take Two" website at:




 "No School? Swim at the Pool!" days planned over the next month. The days are planned for this coming Friday, November 10th, and the others are on November 22nd and December 1st. The small $10 fee provides  transportation to the Hood River Aquatic Center, which is covered and heated, as well as covers the cost of admission and a snack. *Note Lunch is not provided. For kids ages 8 & up.  *Note: a maximum of 26 spots available.  Alternative activities will be available if transportation is unsafe due to unanticipated weather conditions. For more information or to register, you can can visit our website at http://www.nwprd.org/programs2/, call our office (541)296-9533, or stop by; we are located at 602 W. 2nd St., The Dalles, OR.


  Columbia Gorge-area residents who need health insurance or have questions about renewing coverage through HealthCare.gov are invited to get free, in-person help at an event in The Dalles on Wednesday, Nov. 8






Phone: 541-296-4788  e-mail:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.    website: www.midcolumbiaseniorcenter.com




The Center has purchased 12 tickets to see the Singing Christmas Tree for the 2:00 matinee performance on Sunday, November 26th. It is back at the Keller Auditorium in Portland where we have good seats on the orchestra level and in the balcony. The cost is $75 which includes the transportation, so you don’t have to worry about driving through downtown Portland. Everyone who has seen the Singing Christmas Tree in the past has raved about the performances. The tickets should go fast, so call the Center ASAP.

BEREAVEMENT GROUP Nov. 7th (1st Tuesdays of the Month) 9 – 10

Providence Hospice of the Gorge offers a Bereavement Group which meets at the Center on the first Tuesday of every month starting at 9:00 am. It is open to anyone, you just need to show up. During the November meeting on the 7th there will be a discussion of experiencing grief during the holidays.


First ever gorge wide Caregiver Appreciation Day on Saturday, November 4th from 10:00 – 4:00 at The Hood River Valley Adult Center (2010 Sterling Place, Hood River). It is free to all unpaid caregivers in the Gorge.

Massage, acupuncture, and self-care workshops in morning; lunch with keynote speaker, Dr. Elizabeth Eckstrom, geriatrician at OHSU and co-author of The Gift of Caring; and educational sessions in the afternoon.

You can register by contacting the Area Agency on Aging at 541-298-4101 or going to the registration site online: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/1st-annual-caregiver-appreciation-day-tickets-37463570548.  

ROD RUNYON – “RUN FOR THE WALL” Wednesday Lecture Nov. 8th 11:00

Rod Runyon will discuss and show pictures of the 10 day “Run for the Wall” motorcycle ride that he participated in. It covered 2,600 miles with stops to visit veteran memorials and attend wreath laying ceremonies and other patriotic events. It will be a fascinating presentation.

AARP DRIVER SAFETY COURSE November 20th – 21st

The next AARP Smart Driver Course will be held on November 20th and 21st at The Mid-Columbia Senior Center.  Both Classes are from 8:45 am to 12:05 pm.  The cost is $20 ($15 for AARP Members). Call (541) 296-4788 to sign-up. You must attend both days (6 hours) to get your Certificate, and in most cases to qualify for an Auto-mobile Insurance discount.  Those wishing to enroll in a free 20-minute CarFit Safety Event following class may sign up after the class.

HOLIDAY BAZAAR Saturday November 18th 9:00 – 3:00

If you enjoy making and selling items for the holidays, there are still spaces available for additional vendors at the Center’s 4th Annual Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, November 18th. If you are interested, call the Center to sign up.


ST. PETER’S ALTAR SOCIETY 39TH ANNUAL BAZAAR - Sat. Nov. 18th 9:00 – 4:00 pm St. Mary’s Academy

GRANADA THEATRE Grand Opening Celebration

Fri. Nov. 10th Opening Night Gala 7PM

Sat. Nov. 11th 7PM CASH AND KING - Music of Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley

Sun. Nov. 12th 2PM AFTERGLOW AERIAL ARTS Whole family can enjoy an Aerial Circus.

FREE ANNUAL COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING MEAL Thurs. Nov. 23rd 12-3              St. Mary’s Academy sponsored by Salvation Army. To order a delivery meal, call Lt. Sharlena at 541-705-4652. To volunteer, sign up at www.thedalles.salvationarmy.org

THE DALLES DEATH CAFÉ – 4TH Tuesday of every month 6:30 – 8 PM at The Dalles Library. Open Discussion about Life and Death.

PUTTING YOUR HOUSE IN ORDER – Tues. Nov. 28th 4:00 PM at the Center. Anderson’s Tribute Center is proud to announce the upcoming “ask the professionals” seminar. More info and to RSVP contact Dianne Level at 541-806-4920.


3rd Thursday of the Month 1:00 – 2:30 PM. Call 1-800-272-3900 to register.

FREE SMOKE ALARM INSTALLATION American Red Cross. Call 503-528-5783.



  "No School? Swim at the Pool!" days planned over the next month. The days are planned for this coming Friday, November 10th, and the others are on November 22nd and December 1st. The small $10 fee provides  transportation to the Hood River Aquatic Center, which is covered and heated, as well as covers the cost of admission and a snack. *Note Lunch is not provided. For kids ages 8 & up.  *Note: a maximum of 26 spots available.  Alternative activities will be available if transportation is unsafe due to unanticipated weather conditions. For more information or to register, you can can visit our website at http://www.nwprd.org/programs2/, call our office (541)296-9533, or stop by; we are located at 602 W. 2nd St., The Dalles, OR.



MAMA is observing Veterans’ Day on Fri. Nov 10th  and Sat. Nov 11th.


Veterans and their families are encouraged to stop by and enjoy a complimentary baked goodie from our bake sale.  This is our way of saying, “Thank You for your service.”


We will also be having our last yard/bake sale 

of the year to raise funds for MAMA. 

Fri 11-10   9 to 4


   Sat 11-11   9 to noon






It's Happening At WAAAM
November 11
Second Saturday
Local History Spotlight
WWII Auxiliary Fields as the Airports 
of Today 
November 23
WAAAM Closed for Thanksgiving

December 9
Second Saturday
Santa's Surprise

December 25
WAAAM Closed for Christmas




TYGH VALLEY, OREGON – Aero Drone Corporation (A/D) today announced the schedule for two Academy Professional Series classes this fall. These courses provide emerging drone professionals with six full days of total immersion training in Tygh Valley, Oregon. The classes include FAA Part 107 training and certification, along with key commercial drone competencies, including: introduction to aerial cinematography; editing and developing aerial cinematography reels; utilizing UAS (drones) in business applications; career opportunities; enhancing company safety and efficiency though UAS; and hands-on flight training in Class G airspace. “Our immersive approach to training provides a more hands-on experience than most training programs,” Aero Drone CEO Russ Hargrave explained, “and our partnership with the Columbia Gorge Community College (CGCC) allows local students access to some of the curriculum.” Mary Kramer, Director of Career and Technical Education at CGCC said, “We’ve been really impressed with the caliber of the instructors and the class materials Aero Drone Academy provides. Our partnership with Aero Drone enables our students learn about the frontier market of drones from professional pilots in a safe setting where real exploration and learning is possible.” Full Program includes complete instruction and all course materials, transportation, comfortable lodging on site, all catered meals, and a wine social. The first Professional Series 1 (PS-1) class this fall will take place October 16th to 21st. The second PS-1 class will be held November 13th to 18th. Aero Drone Academy provides Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) educational classes and flight training for professional drone pilots. Classes are held at our Academy, located on over 9 square miles of outdoor flight testing grounds in Class G airspace. Aero Drone offers an immersive Professional Series of courses, as well as accredited college courses. Aero Drone Academy: Live Here - Learn Here - Fly Here. ###
For more information, contact: Scott Farrell This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 1-866-232-4022 www.aerodronecorp.com
 : 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM PDT














supported by Klickitat Valley Health 
Life Line Screening, a leading provider of community-based preventive health screenings, will offer their affordable, non-invasive and painless health screenings at The Dalles Civic Auditorium on 11/14/2017.  Five screenings will be offered that scan for potential health problems related to: blocked arteries which is a leading cause of stroke; abdominal aortic aneurysms which can lead to a ruptured aorta; hardening of the arteries in the legs which is a strong predictor of heart disease; atrial fibrillation or irregular heart beat which is closely tied to stroke risk; and a bone density screening, for men and women, used to assess the risk of osteoporosis. Register for a Wellness Package which includes 4 vascular tests and osteoporosis screening from $149 ($139 with our member discount). All five screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete.  In order to register for this event and to receive a $10 discount off any package priced above $129, please call 1-888-653-6441 or visit www.lifelinescreening.com/communitycircle or text the word circle to 797979. 

Every third Wednesday a support group is  


held for  Alzheimers and Dimentia at


Flagstone in The Terrace Lobby.


Flagstone is located at 3325 Columbia


View Drive.









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CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) WANTED:  If interested, more information is available at www.gorgecasa.org.

Oregon Veterans Home - Is looking for Volunteers to read to residents, help with writing, and arts & crafts activities. They are also seeking volunteer drivers for the recreational bus.  For information contact Jade Cantrell: 541.296.7190.

MEAL-ON-WHEELS DRIVERS - Stop by their office at the Senior Center or call 541.298.8333.

CATLINK - A nonprofit organization in The Dalles is looking for Volunteers.  If you would like to or feel you can help, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .





Columbia Area Transit offers "Fixed Route" transportation from Hood River to The Dalles and back to Hood River.  The cost of the ride is $3 each way.  A complete schedule is available on line.  Then select the "fixed route" option. You can call 541.386.4202, for more information.


White Salmon Arts Council                                            www.whitesalmonarts.org 

www.skamaniaarts.org                                                www.thegoldenartgallery.com


www.klickitatcounty.org                                                  www.cityofgoldendale.com







Wasco and Klickitat county residents are invited to visit the Sherman County Historical Museum in Moro!

The Skamania County Economic Development District has a web site (www.skamania-edc.org) that contains updated business information, resources for new or existing small businesses and information for businesses that are looking to expand or relocate to Skamania county.         www.skamania-edc.org.





The Dalles Skate Park - is at 602 W. 2nd St. at upper Thompson Park west of the pool.

Hood River Skate Park - is at 20th and Wasco St. in Hood River.

Both skate parks are Free & offer obstacles from beginner to advanced, they are open till dusk.

FRIENDS of the Skate park - is an organization to help support and promote the Skate park.  Meetings are open to the public and we welcome advice and input from youth and adults.

Bingen Skate park is located at Daubenspeck  Park in Bingen, Washington