UPCOMING EVENTS
 
 
 
Mid-Columbia Senior Center, 1112 W 9th StreetThe Dalles.  BINGO SATURDAY NIGHTOn Oct 14th, over $1200 will be paid out during the night.  With an additional $950.00 payout for a blackout in 57 numbers or less on the final game.  Minimum buy-in is $10.00.  DOORS OPEN AT 4pm.  BINGO STARTS AT 6pm.  ALL AGES WELCOME, (12years-18 must be accompanied by a legal guardian).  New players encouraged to arrive by 5:30.   
 

 

 Plant Trees To Improve Habitat Along Columbia River Tributaries

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:

 

  • October 28, 2017 - Salmon Creek
  • November 4, 2017 - Salmon Creek
  • 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.

  ROCKET CAMP

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28TH FROM 8AM - 1PM FOR AGES 8 AND UP AT COLUMBIA GORGE COMMUNITY COLLEGE AND SOROSIS PARK.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE  IS MONDAY, OCTOBER 23RD. FOR  MORE INFORMATION OR TO REGISTER VISIT: WWW.NWPRD.ORG or call Northern Wasco County Parks and Recreation at 541-296-9533

 

 

 CASCADE  SINGERS

 

 

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:
http://www.TakeTwoBand.com/appear.html#Sep17

 

 

 The Sherman County Historical Society invites you to

 

dinner and a presentation on Camp  Sherman: 100 Years, November 5th at 2pm at the Wasco Events Center in Wasco, Oregon.  Special guests of the Camp Sherman Historical Society will share some history on how Camp Sherman came about and how this magical place became a special retreat for some of Sherman County's early residents.  Please RSVP by November 3rd, with the Sherman County Historical Society at 541-565-3232.  Dinner is $15 per plate and we hope to see you there!

 

 

 

MID COLUMBIA SENIOR CENTER 

 

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 MID COLUMBIA SENIOR CENTER

 

OCTOBER 13th  ACTIVITY SHEET

The water is back on and the Center is open, although you will have to get past the friendly flaggers to get into the parking lot. But don’t let that stop you. The Center’s House Cleaning Sale and Bingo are still on for Saturday, so come on by.

CLEAR OUT THE SENIOR CENTER SALE - Saturday October 14th 9:00 – 1:00

Now that the elevator is up and operating we have started cleaning up around the Center and have found there is a lot of stuff that the Center really doesn’t need or have room to store. Consequently, there will be a sale, downstairs on Saturday, October 14th that will include  file cabinets, bookcases, a pool table, printer, motorized scooters, and misc. stuff.

BLUE ZONES SPEAKER – October 18th 11:00 AM

A team from the BLUE ZONES PROJECT will be at the Mid-Columbia Senior Center on Wednesday October 18th from 11:00 – 12:00 to speak about the Blue Zones Project in The Dalles. Learn the 9 components of living a longer, healthier, and happier life, and how The Dalles BLUE ZONES PROJECT is working to make healthy choices easier throughout The Dalles?

AARP DRIVER SAFETY COURSE

The next AARP Smart Driver Course will be held on October 16 and 17 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 t the class.

WASCO COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY ANNUAL MEETING

The Wasco County Historical Society invites the public to its 2017 annual meeting to be held at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 1805 Minnesota St. in The Dalles, Saturday, October 21st. Registration begins at 11:30AM, Farmhouse dinner by Cobblestone Catering at noon $20/each, followed by a presentation from Craig Hector on the history, legends and lore of The Dalles IOOF Cemetery. Reservations to Jill Durow at 541.296.8400 byOctober 16.

 

FROM THE BULLETIN BOARD:

KLINDT’S BOOKSELLERS AND STATIONERS HOSTS NW AUTHOR FESTIVAL – Saturday, Oct. 21st, 2017 3 – 5 PM

Featuring thirteen visiting authors who live and write here in the Pacific Northwest. Free and open to everyone.

AMERICA’S MUSIC ON PARADE Oct 21st 2:00pm Matinee and 7:00pmEvening Show. Shepherd of the Valley Bible Church 1631 8th Street Hood River. $12 for Seniors, $15 for adults. More info 541-490-2481

 

ALZHEIMER’S TELEPHONE CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP

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.

WAAAM MUSEUM EVENTS

 
The
2017
CALENDAR

 

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

 

 

 

October 20th, 5 pm. In the Children's Library
 
 
It is time again to study up on everyone's favorite Demigods at the Percy Jackson Trivia Challenge!
 
Come in costume for bonus points! Prizes for the most knowledgeable team and plenty of blue food to share!
Open to all mythology and adventure loving kids and teens ages 10 to 18.
 
 

This program is free and open to the public and aimed toward older kids and teens. For more information, please contact the Hood River County Library District at 541-386-2535, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or visit their website at http://hoodriverlibrary.org. 

 

 

 

Klindt’s Booksellers & Stationers Hosts Northwest Author Festival

Saturday, October 21st, 2017

2PM– 5PM

 

Oregon’s oldest bookstore is excited to host the Northwest Author Festival on Saturday, October 21st, 2017, from 2-5PM. This annual celebration features authors who live and write here in the Pacific Northwest.

 

The store will be a buzz with thirteen visiting authors, each with a new title to celebrate. Gathered at Klindt’s Books on this one day, authors will be located throughout the store where readers will have a chance to visit with them, have books personally signed, discuss their writing process, and answer any questions.

 

With authors spanning multiple genres, from local history to cooking, from science fiction to murder mystery there will be something for readers of all ages to enjoy. Our 2017 line-up includes:

 

  1. Peggy Childs. A Trip to Siberia. Memoir.
  2. David Childs. Searching for Water, Willows & Wisdom. Personal Essay.
  3. Bibi Gaston. Gifford Pinchot and the First Foresters. Regional History.
  4. Jesse Edward Johnson. Yearbook. Young Adult.
  5. Mike Lawrence.  Star Scouts. Middle Grade Graphic Novel.
  6. Fonda Lee. Jade City. Fantasy/ Sci-fi.
  7. Kathy McCullough. Ups and Downs. Memoir.
  8. Louisa Morgan. A Secret History of Witches. Historical Fiction.
  9. Kim O’Donnel. PNW Veg. Cooking.
  10. Melissa Eskue Ousley. Pitcher Plant. Mystery/Thriller.
  11. Ruth Wariner. The Sound of Gravel. Memoir.
  12. Mike & Kristy Westby. Oregon Road Trips. Travel.
  13. Karen Spears Zacharias. Christian Bend.  Fiction.

 

Authors are happy to write personal messages in books so this a great opportunity to get a head start on your holiday shopping list. We hope you can join us for the Northwest Author Festival on October 21st from 2-5PM at Klindt’s Booksellers. The event is free and open to the public. 

 
 
 AERO DRONE ANNOUNCES FALL TRAINING ACADEMY REGISTRATION
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
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

LIFE LINE SCREENING
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. 
 
 
 
 
      ALSTHEIMERS & DIMENTIA SUPPORT GROUP 


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.

 

 

EVENTS AT THE COLUMBIA GORGE DISCOVERY CENTER 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
Attachments area
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

NORTH WASCO COUNTY PARKS AND RECREATION UPCOMING EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

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. .

 

 

 

 PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

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.gorgeartistsopenstudios.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.

 

 

 


SKATE PARKS

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