UPLIFTING ELEVATOR PROGRESS REPORT      #13               April 10, 2017

 

WOW!  We are close to the halfway mark!  As construction progress continues, more disruption in the building has to happen.  As of now, the lounge is closed to allow the new flooring, paint, lighting and changes to the entrance to the NU-2-zu shop take place along with the indoor access to the stairs and elevator. 

 

Scott is working his magic and many of the functions you have all enjoyed in the lounge are still available somewhere in the building, the front desk will help you located what might not be obvious. 

 

As always, thanks for your patience.  We are looking hopefully at end of May to reopen the shop and lounge, let’s hope all goes smoothly and we can meet that time frame.

 

Joan 

 

 

 

Here are some quotes from Don Rickles, "Mr. Warmth" who passed away on April 6th. He was known as an insult comic and was a regular guest on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson.

 

Every night when I go out on stage, there's always one nagging fear in the back of my mind. I'm always afraid that somewhere out there, there is one person in the audience that I'm not going to offend!

 

Italians are fantastic people, really. They can work you over in an alley while singing an opera.

 

When you enter a room, you have to kiss his ring. I don't mind, but he has it in his back pocket.

 

Once in a while, when I'm alone, I think about my age. I think, How many more years do I have on this earth? But I can't really conceive of dying. Somehow, in my head, I don't think I'll die. I know that everybody dies, of course. I just think that it'll never come to me. It's crazy, but there it is.

 

I never could tell a joke. I just started talking to the audience, and when the drunks would yell, "Hey, when do the broads come on?" I got good at saying, "Relax. Clear your skin up first." They called me "the insult guy," but it's never mean-spirited. I'm just exaggerating everything about us and about life.

 

I think if I took therapy, the doctor would quit. He'd just pick up the couch and walk out of the room.

 

I always rib people, but nobody ever gives me a hard time. I don't know why. 

Maybe they're afraid of what I might say. There's probably a lesson in that somewhere, but I don't know what it is.

 

Some people say funny things, but I say things funny.

 

You got to have a lot of courage. Secondly, whatever it is you're doing you have to believe in it wholeheartedly. Thirdly, you have to be able to stand up in front of people and know that they'll laugh.

 

Who picks your clothes - Stevie Wonder?

 

If I were to insult people and mean it, that wouldn't be funny.

 

Some people call me a legend and the last of the greats, and I appreciate it.

 

I've never walked off stage and said, I shouldn't have done that. Because when you do what I do, you're like a fighter. You throw the right hand and say, That's what got me to this dance. You can't have doubt. If you have doubt, there's no show.

 

I used to play golf. I wanted to be a better player, but after a while I realized I'd always stink. And that's when I really started to enjoy the game.

 

Famous people are deceptive. Deep down, they're just regular people. Like Larry King. We've been friends for forty years. He's one of the few guys I know who's really famous. One minute he's talking to the president on his cell phone, and then the next minute he's saying to me, Do you think we ought to give the waiter another dollar?

 

I don't care if the average guy on the street really knows what I'm like, as long as he knows I'm not really a mean, vicious guy. My friends and family know what I'm really like. That's what's important.

 

I've never had guys sit me down and say this is what you've got to do. It's my personality that makes me one of a kind, and I believe that.

 

In the old days, that was my ad-lib for hecklers in the joints I worked. It stuck with me. I hardly say it now, say, to fans, even though people do send me hockey pucks.

 

 

My style is my personality. It's always been that way. Being a wiseguy and having fun. It's always been that way for me, when I was in high school, and in the Navy. It's not

something I rehearse. 

 

 

 

 
 
 The 11th Annual Gorge Artistes Open Studio Tour takes place Friday through Sunday April 28, 29 and 30th with four artists participating in The Dalles.  Ron Sheldon exhibits his paintings on copper and Charlotte Van Zant-King will exhibit her prints and ceramic murals at The Dalles Art Center.  Yvonne Pepin-Wakefield opens her studio at Lone Pine featuring fine art paintings and ceramics.  New to this year's tour is Suzzane Krol Boller features paintings and drawings at her recently completed studio on West 10th Street.
 
For a full listing of other participating artists go to gorgeartists.org
 
 
 
Life Line Screening, a leading provider of community-based preventive health screenings, will host their affordable, non-invasive and painless health screenings on 5/15/2017.  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.  There are three ways 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 

 You can call in to register, 541-296-2231

 

Wahtonka Community school in partnership with Community Harvest Cooperative Grocery will celebrate the grand opening of Wahtonka Community Harvest Store on Saturday, April 8th.

The store will be open to the public from 10 am to 4 pm, the same hours as the Spring Fair EGGstravaganza. The store is located at Wahtonka Community School Library, 3601 W. 10th St. in The Dalles, Oregon.

“The store is a learning project and fundraiser for future school overseas trips,” said student and store manager Michelle Woolsey.

“We’ve learned how to do pricing, bookkeeping, purchasing, customer service, and generally how to run a store,” said student and store manager Raquel Garcia.

The store will offer healthy food and natural products, art, greeting cards, coffee, other beverages, candles, and other local products.
 
 

Klindt’s Booksellers to Celebrate New 4th Edition Release of Curious Gorge with Author Scott Cook

On Thursday, April 27th 2017 Klindt’s Booksellers will host Gorge favorite Scott Cook for a slideshow and book signing to celebrate the 4th Edition printing of his ever-popular hiking guide, Curious Gorge.

What: Slideshow and Book Signing with Scott Cook
When: Thursday, April 27th at 5:30P
Where: Klindt’s Booksellers and Stationers

 

 

 

Free and open to the public. We recommend you call ahead to reserve your books.

 

 

Klindts Booksellers and Stationers
315 East Second Street
The Dalles, Or 97058
541.296.3355

www.klindtsbooks.com 

 

 

 

 

 GORGE EVENTS 2017

 

 

 

 

THE HARLEM WIZARDS COME TO THE DALLES


CHENOWITH ELEMENTARY'S PTA IS BRINGING THE HARLEM WIZARDS TO THE DALLES HIGH SCHOOL GYM ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 3RD FOR A FUN FILLED GAME AGAINST THE TEACHERS AND STAFF.

GET YOUR TICKETS NOW ONLINE OR CALL: 

GAMEOPOLY-541-298-8080

OR REBECCA WILSON:541-705-0658

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

United Methodist Womesn's Yard Sale May 5th and May 6th

 The Yard sale will run from 8am - 5pm both days. On Saturday there will be a half price sale during the pm hours.

United Methodist is located at: 1022 E 12th St.

 

FREE ADMISSION TO THE COLUMBIA GORGE DISCOVERY CENTER

20 Year Anniversary Celebration May 14 at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center

 

THE DALLES— Columbia Gorge Discovery Center is giving free admission to everyone during our 20th Anniversary Celebration, Sunday, May 14, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The free admission is offered as a thank you to the Columbia Gorge community for support over the past 20 years.

Activities include a guided wildflower identification walk at 10 a.m. and again at 12 noon. View some of the 100 species of native plants on the museum grounds, many of which are in full bloom.

Jefferson Greene will be holding a traditional Native American drum-making workshop from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and Bernyce Courtney will be giving a Wasco Full-Turn Twine basketry workshop. Both workshops have limited space and the fee includes cost of materials.

 

The Basalt Rock Café will host a special Mother’s Day Brunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  The menu features baked frittata, fresh fruit, French toast, bacon, sausage gravy & biscuits, home fried potatoes, fresh fruit juice, and cheesecake. Mimosas will also be available for only $5, and you can enjoy your brunch on the open-air patio. Brunch prices are just $18 per person, $8 for kids 10 and under, with children under 5 free. Reservations for brunch may be made by calling 541-296-8600 ext. 201 by May 10.

  Join Oregon’s former U.S. Congressman Les AuCoin, Friday, May 12 for a conversation about our national republic values and the value of public debate, entitled ‘It’s a Republic, if You Can Keep It.’ A pre-program dinner will begin at 6 p.m., with the program following at 7 p.m. at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and Museum, 5000 Discovery Drive, The Dalles, Oregon. Seating is limited. Make reservations by May 10 by calling 541-296-8600 ext. 201. For more information, visit www.gorgediscovery.org.

 Upcoming Events at the Goldendale Library

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APRIL

 

Tuesday, April 18th, 3:30pm

Earth Day Recyclables for Youth

Join us for an educational film and create colorful armbands from recycled material  in celebration of Earth Day! This program is in collaboration with Klickitat County Solid Waste Management.  Children under 8 need to be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

 

Wednesday, April 19th, 11am

Family Storytime

 

Wednesday, April 19th, 3:15pm

Learn and Play

… Because learning begins before school does. For pre-school, although older siblings are welcome. In collaboration with Mid-Columbia Children’s Council.

Note: This event will be held at Goldendale Primary School.

 

Wednesday, April 19th 7pm

Bandanas to Badges: Songs and Stories of Northwest Workers from Trillium - 239.

Real people and real experiences are the foundation of folk music and stories, and are codified in the lasting representations found in our oral histories. Acoustic trio Trillium-239 shares stories and songs of working life in the Northwest, beginning with American settlement of the West and ending with modern high-tech industries. Thoughtful music selections and interesting historical tidbits reflect the evolution of these workers’ experiences. Presented in cooperation with Humanities Washington.

 

Tuesdays, April 25, May 2 and 9, 5-7pm

Parent to Parent of Klickitat County is presenting a three week social skills class for teens and young adults on the autism spectrum and their families. We will be having fun getting to know one another through practicing socials skills and creating a video of what we've learned. If you are between the ages of 16 and 25 please come join us at 5:00 pm.

 

Parents are asked to attend so they can get to know one another and gain support from other parents and the coordinator of Parent to Parent, Donna Tiffan.

 

A Game Club will meet immediately following the class at 6:00 pm. Pizza and beverages will be provided.

 

Wednesday, April 26th, 11am

Family Storytime

 

Thursday, April 27th, 1pm to 5pm

Computer classes offered by the Library.  Free 30-minute sessions of individual instruction.  Call the library to reserve a spot or for more information, 509-773-4487.

 

Saturday, April 29th, 11am - 1pm

Build It!

Let’s build a better world with bricks! Explore Lego, Cubelets, and Duplo stations. You can choose to have your creation placed in the library display case. Teen volunteers needed. Contact the library for details.

 

May:

 

Tuesdays, May 2 and 9, 5-7pm

Parent to Parent of Klickitat County is presenting a three week social skills class for teens and young adults on the autism spectrum and their families. We will be having fun getting to know one another through practicing socials skills and creating a video of what we've learned. If you are between the ages of 16 and 25 please come join us at 5:00 pm.

 

Parents are asked to attend so they can get to know one another and gain support from other parents and the coordinator of Parent to Parent, Donna Tiffan.

 

A Game Club will meet immediately following the class at 6:00 pm. Pizza and beverages will be provided.

 

Wednesday, May 3, 11am

Family Storytime

 

Wednesday, May 3, 3:15pm

Art Time

A new project each meeting -- create something special to take home. May project is create a marble maze!  Supplies provided by the library. Kids younger than 8 must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. Teen volunteers needed, contact the library for more info.

 

Wednesday, May 3

Tod Marshall -- Washington State Poet Laureate.

 

2-4 pm Adult Poetry Writing Workshop: Discuss the trials and tribulations of writing poetry with the poet laureate. Please register in advance as space is limited. www.fvrl.org. or 509-773-4487.

 

6-7 pm Poetry Reading: Everyone is invited to hear Tod Marshall talk about poetry, share other people’s poems, and read a few of his own.

 

Monday, May 8th, 11am

Adult Book Discussion

This month’s book is: Elephant Company

 

Monday, May 8th, 6:30pm

Adult Book Discussion

This month’s book is: Pioneer Girl

 

Tuesday, May 9, 5-7pm

Parent to Parent of Klickitat County is presenting a three week social skills class for teens and young adults on the autism spectrum and their families. We will be having fun getting to know one another through practicing socials skills and creating a video of what we've learned. If you are between the ages of 16 and 25 please come join us at 5:00 pm.

 

Parents are asked to attend so they can get to know one another and gain support from other parents and the coordinator of Parent to Parent, Donna Tiffan.

 

A Game Club will meet immediately following the class at 6:00 pm. Pizza and beverages will be provided.

 

Wednesday, May 10th, 11am

Family Storytime

 

Wednesday, May 10th, 3:15pm

Game Time

Play Wii, Minecraft and classic board games and help color our gigantic art poster. Ages 8+.

 

Thursday, May 11th, 1:30pm

Song Circle

Enjoy folk music and poetry in a friendly atmosphere. Play an instrument or just sing along. All levels welcome.

 

Thursday, May 11th, 5pm

Conversations About Death & Dying

 

What does dying in America look like? Has it changed in the past 100 years? What can we do to prepare for our own end of life care? Join us for a facilitated discussion on one of the hardest things to talk about: Death and dying.

 

Facilitated by Colleen Ballinger, RN for Providence Hospice of the Gorge for 23 years, who says "My dying patients teach me about living,"  and Julie Reynolds, a gerontologist with a special interest in how people think about dying.

 

Wednesday, May 17th, 3:15pm

Learn and Play

… Because learning begins before school does. For pre-school, although older siblings are welcome. In collaboration with Mid-Columbia Children’s Council.

Note: This event will be held at Goldendale Primary School.

 

Saturday, May 20th, 11am

Rock Your Community!

Decorate a river rock and place in the library or around town as a surprise for someone to find. A photo display of the rocks will be created for our Summer Reading program Build a Better World. Teen volunteers needed, contact the library for more info.

 

Tuesday, May 23rd, 5:30pm

Creating a Green Home: An Environmental Program Series for Adults

Recycle/Waste Reduction

The main focus will be the three R's - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. We'll have suggestions for reducing waste through purchasing strategies, reusing items, and recycling as much as possible. This program is in collaboration with Klickitat County Solid Waste Management.

 

Thursday, May 25th, 1pm to 5pm

Computer classes offered by the Library.  Free 30-minute sessions of individual instruction.  Call the library to reserve a spot or for more information, 509-773-4487.

 

Monday, May 29th

Library closed in observance of Memorial Day.

 

June and Beyond:

 

Friday, June 2nd, 5pm

H2OMG! Making Sense of Water Scarcity in an Insecure World with Rachel Cardone. In this talk, participants learn about water scarcity and its effects both globally and at local levels here in Washington State. Participants are challenged to consider how they value water in its different uses, and explore whether taking an ethical approach to water issues changes how we manage and govern water on our increasingly thirsty and crowded planet.

 

Rachel Cardone has spent nearly 20 years working on water issues as an economist, writer, policy maker, philanthropist, and advisor to public, private, and non-profit organizations. Presented in cooperation with Humanities Washington.

 

Saturday, June 10th, 2pm

PoetryMusic

"Where Words and Music Meet" with Colleen O'Brien - voice / cello andChris Lee - vibes / percussion. Join us for an afternoon of music and words. PoetryMusic is dedicated to performing poetry that has been set to music, music composed to poetry and poetry as a catalyst for free improvisation.

 

Tuesday, June 13th, 5pm

Weird Washington with Jeff Davis

 

Ah, Washington: evergreens, coffee, rock, and rain. That’s pretty much it, right? Well, no. There is a whole lot of weird going on in our state. Washington is home to some of the weirdest travel destinations, scariest legends, and most colorful folks in the United States. Because there are so many odd and unusual tales, cemeteries, beasts, and people here, it took two authors to traverse the state to document it all. With cameras and notepads, and apples (of course) in hand, Jefferson Davis and Al Eufrasio boldly ventured the highways and byways, backroads and forests, shorelines and mountaintops to investigate all the state has to offer.  Jeff Davis will provide you with highlights from the book, and some behind the scenes reminiscences.

 

Friday and Saturday, July 7-8, 10-6

Friends Book Sale

The big one!!!!

 

Tuesday, July 25th, 5:30pm

Creating a Green Home: An Environmental Program Series for Adults

Household Hazardous Workshop

An overview of HHW and then do a DIY for cleaning products that can replace hazardous commercial products. Supplies Provided. This program is in collaboration with Klickitat County Solid Waste Management.

 

Thursday, July 27th, 6-8:30pm

Annual Ice Cream Social

Sponsored by the Friends of the Goldendale Library

Join us for music and ice cream at this annual community-wide event.

 



CONTACT:

Amy King Schoppert, MLS

Goldendale Branch Manager

Fort Vancouver Regional Library District

509-773-4487

 
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NORTH WASCO COUNTY PARKS AND RECREATION UPCOMING EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VOLUNTEER

THE DALLES WARMING PLACE LOCATED IN THE ST. VINCENT DEPAUL BUILDING AT 315 W 3RD NEEDS VOLUNTEERS TO JOIN TEAMS STAFFING THE OVERNIGHT ACCOMODATIONS FOR THE HOMELESS.

THE  DALLES HOPE WARMING PLACE IS SCHEDULED TO OPEN ON COLD NIGHTS BEGINNING NOVEMBER 20, 2016. VOLUNTEERS RECEIVE TRAINING AND ARE ASKED TO VOLUNTEER FOR ONE NIGHT OF THE WEEK AS NEEDED. CALL ED ELLIOTT FOR DETAILS: 541-386-5857.

AARP TAX AIDE is looking for Volunteers during the tax season.  If interested call Ronell Currie @ 541.478.3461.

AARP Driver Safety Program is looking for Volunteers to Teach the Safe Driver Class.  For more information or to apply, contact Richard Frost at  541.478.2363 or E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

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. .

THE DALLES CHILD WELFARE OFFICE - Is looking for Volunteers who can answer phones, wait on clients at the reception window, copy & scan.  If interested call 541.506.5209.

AWANA is in our area.  This is a non-denominational Christian organization that focuses on memorizing Bible verses and learning Biblical stories.  There are three groups, Cubbies: 3-4 yr. olds, Sparkies: K-2nd grade and Truth & Training: girls and boys, 3-6 grades. They meet at Calvary Baptist Church in The Dalles every Wednesday evening at 6 PM.  Children ages 3 yrs. through 6th grade are invited to come.  For more information call 541.296.2711.

 

 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