NWPRD Boys & Girls Youth Basketball Clinics
 Registration is still open!! Sign your kiddo up for session two of the NWPRD Boys & Girls Youth Basketball Clinics while there is still space available. For more information or to register, you can can visit our website at, call our office(541)296-9533, or stop by; we are located at 602 W. 2nd St., The Dalles, OR."
An on-site registration will take place next Saturday, January 27th, from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. at the Chenowith Elementary School.

 Cascade Singers community choir welcomes new members for its spring season.. Work has begun on the annual St. Patrick’s Day concert and continues on a major classical work, Mozart’s “Missa Brevis in F,” scheduled for a late spring concert.  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.

Citizenship Classes
The Hood River Library will be hosting SOAR (Sponsors Organized to Assist Refugees) citizenship classes on Sundays 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. beginning January 7 and running through April 22. The course will be conducted in intermediate level English.
Students will learn about all components of the U.S. naturalization interview and test. Topics include U.S. history, government, and English language instruction to prepare students for the “100 Questions” and English reading and writing components of the exam. This course is designed to prepare students to pass their U.S. naturalization test with confidence.
Preregistration is recommended but not required. For more information or to register, contact Angie Kelly at 503-384-2482 ext. 116. This program is free and open to the public.






January 17, 2018

Test how much you know at Route 30 Trivia Night, every Wednesday night.

Route 30 Bottles and Brews 317 E 2nd St. The Dalles.

Starting at 7pm.



The Jerry Walker Depriest Endowment Fund Annual Spaghetti Dinner

Fundraiser Event is Friday, January 19th from 4-8pm at Dufur

School. Dinner includes spaghetti dinner with meat sauce, garlic

bread, green salad and punch. The price is $8 for adults and $5 for

students. Kids 5 and under eat free. The dinner coincides with an

evening of High School Basketball. The Dufur Rangers take on the

Maupin Redsides. Game starts at 4:30pm. All proceeds benefit the

JWD Endowment Fund which awards scholarships to graduating Dufur Students.

 Free Program Focuses on Educating Older Adults


Greater Oregon Behavioral Health Inc. and Flagstone Senior Living partner to provide a free educational program for Older Adults.


The Wellness Initiative for Senior Education (WISE) Program celebrates healthy aging and educates older adults on a variety of topics. This free program will take place at Flagstone Senior Living- 3325 Columbia View Drive in The Dalles beginning on January 31, 2018 at 2:00 and is open to anyone 60 or older.


The educational program offers six lessons that cover a wide range of topics. Participants will have an opportunity to meet new people and:

  • Learn about the aging process and how to make healthy lifestyle choices
  • Celebrate this exciting stage of life and all the benefits that come with it
  • Discuss risk factors and behaviors older adults should avoid to stay healthy
  • Examine how alcohol, prescription medications and over-the-counter medications affect seniors differently and how they can avoid problems
  • Learn how to use simple tools to help you feel more empowered about your health and the healthcare you receive


Free refreshments will be served at each lesson, and all program participants will be eligible to receive giveaways for participating in the program.


To register or for more information, please contactKris Boler at 541.397.0548.






The North Central Livestock Association’s Annual Dinner will be Saturday, February 3, 2018, at the Grass Valley Pavillion. 


Social Hour at 5pm$25 Tri Tip dinner at 6pm.  Rory Wilson is cooking the beef, Joanie Bird will be providing Mashed Spuds, Cowboy Beans, Salads and Dessert. No host bar by Moody Tollbridge.  RSVP with Sherman Extension, 541-565-3230


We will be selling raffle tickets for a Yeti Cooler, filled with some neat goodies. 


Preston Winn from Blue Mountain Community College bill be our main speaker,

plus Nathan Jackson, Oregon Cattleman’s Association President, will be speaking as well. 


Music afterward provided by Scott Susi.


Mark your calendars!


NCLA Dinner Feb. 3


Bull Tour:  Friday, April 13th –  Klickitat County this year!







The Winter Fiber Fest at The Dalles will take place at St.Paul's Episcopal Church,1805 Minnesota Street, The Dalles Oregon on January 20, 2018 from 10:00 am to 3:00 p.m.

   Admission is $5.00 per person.  The food is potluck.  All fiber enthusiasts - knitters, spinners, crocheters, felters invited. Those interested in participating as a vendor  or  for more information should   Contact Linda at 541-296-8222

Doctor Who Trivia Challenge

January 26 at 5 pm. In the Children’s Library
Know about all of time and space? Doctor Who fans are invited to come test their knowledge at the Doctor Who Trivia Challenge.
Prizes for the winning team and more. Come in costume for extra points. Bow-ties, converse sneakers, sunglasses and scarves encouraged!
This program is free and open to the public and aimed toward teens and tweens ages 10 to 18. 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




Gorge Roller Girl All Stars take on The Storm City Roller Girls



 Monday, January 15th? There is no school due to MLK day; MLK day is a holiday that many parents do not get the day off from work. Luckily NWPRD has come to the rescue with "No School Swim at the Pool!" For $10 your childcare issue is solved and your kids are having a blast as well as staying active at the Hood River Indoor Aquatic Center.
For more information or to register, you can can visit our website at, call our office (541)296-9533, or stop by; we are located at 602 W. 2nd St., The Dalles, OR."

"No School Swim at the Pool!" on January 15th, 2018. Drop off at the NWC Aquatic Center/ District office before 11:30 a.m. 


Please share. Your help is much appreciated!
  Ted Horowitz performs at the Columbia Gorge Hotel, 4000 Westcliff Dr. just off I-84 at exit 62 in Hood River.

For reservations call 541-386-4410.

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:

 Family Film Series at The Hood River Library

Four movies based on famous children’s books will be shown at the Hood River Library in their new family theater space, 2pm, every Saturday in February. 
Feb 3 – Mr. Popper’s Penguins
Feb 10 – Disney's Mary Poppins
Feb 17 – Charlotte’s Web (2006)
Feb 24 – Jumanji (1995)
A single copy of each book will be raffled off at each matinée movie.





Programs begin at 1:30 p.m. in the upstairs courtroom

of the 1859 courthouse, 410 West 2nd Place, The Dalles

behind the Chamber of Commerce / Visitors' Center

Programs are handicapped accessible on the first floor.

The programs are free but donations are always appreciated.


Saturday, February 3 

Airmail Beacons of the Columbia River Gorge

Local historian Susan Buce has a family connection to early aviation

 in the Gorge.  In the days before radar, her grandfather Jack M. Buce Sr. was “mechanician” for the airway beacons that served as a “highway of light” guiding the pilots who flew the mail from coast to coast. 


Saturday, February 10 

Fourteen Miles on the Spokane, Portland and Seattle Railroad

Retired math teacher Loren Delaney was born in The Dalles and raised in Wishram.  He will present a tour of north shore railroad history between mile posts 94 and 108.  Of special interest are photos of the “Norma,” the stern-wheeler that plied the river prior to the Wishram to Celilo bridge, key to James Hill’s victory in the race to construct the Oregon Trunk railroad.


Saturday, February 17 

The Independent Order of Odd Fellows and Its Cemeteries

Sexton of the local Odd Fellows Cemeteries Craig Hector will share the unique history and values of the I.O.O.F.  Since the nineteenth century,

the lodge’s concern for common folks beyond their fraternal organization led them to sponsor cemeteries that were open to all.


Saturday, February 24 

Obsolete U.S. Currency:  From the Half Cent to the $100,000 Bill

Gorge Country news director Rodger Nichols reveals what pioneers carried as pocket change. He will tell the stories of odd and unusual currency, some from America’s earliest days and some used locally.  He is willing to do a free evaluation of three coins or bills per person after his program.


Coffee and cookies will be served.

Become a member of Original Courthouse – help preserve local history!

 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:


  • 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


January 9th - February 3rd 

Wasco County Elementary Student Show  


 Closing Reception Saturday, February 3rd  from 3-4pm. Sponsored by the Kiwanis Club










  Columbia Gorge-area residents who need health insurance or have questions about renewing coverage through 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:

COME JOIN US FOR SATURDAY NIGHT  at the Mid-Columbia Senior Center, 1112 W 9th Street, The Dalles.  BINGO SATURDAY NIGHT. On January 20th, over $1200 will be paid out during the night.  With an additional $1,000.00 payout for a blackout in 60 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.   

During the month ofFebruary, the Center is celebrating over 30 years of operation. Below is a description of some of the special events planned for February.

BLUE ZONES PURPOSE WORKSHOP – February 6th, 5:30 PM at the Center. Attend a Purpose Workshop and find your true purpose – that unique thing that makes you your best. Take home the tools you need to be the best possible you! To register call Taylor at 541-705-5346 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

THE ART & HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY presented by Kerry Cobb, Executive Director Columbia Art Center. February 7th 10:30 – 12:00. Kerry Cobb offers this presentation on the history and art of photography. Learn about the origins of the photographic arts, and experience the work of noted photographers throughout from the 19th-21st century.

INTERNATIONAL CHICKEN DINNER – February 9th Enjoy an international themed chicken dinner prepared by Rick Leibowitz and company with assistance from the Baldwin Saloon. The cost is $20 per person with every dollar supporting the Center thanks to the generous sponsorship by The Springs at Mill Creek. Dinner will be served from 5:00 – 7:00.

BAGEL BRUNCHSunday February 25th from 10:00 – 1:00. More information will be available in February.

AARP SMART DRIVER CLASS Jan. 15th and 16th

The next AARP Smart Driver Course will be held on January 15th and 16th at The 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 to get your Certificate. Those wishing to enroll in a free 20-minute CarFit Safety Event following class may sign up after the class.


THE DALLES DAM AND LOCK VISITOR CENTER - open every Sat. and Sun in January 9AM to 3PM.

DANCING WITH THE GORGE STARS – Friday, Jan. 12th 7PM The Dalles High School. Tickets $20 prepaid or $25 at the door.

EAGLE WATCH – Saturday, Jan 20, 9AM and 3PM. Join the rangers a The Dalles Lock and Dam for the 8th Annual Eagle Watch.


BEREAVEMENT GROUP (1st Tuesdays of the Month) 9 – 10 am 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.

OREGON SENIOR PEER OUTREACH Toll Free Referral Line 1-833-736-4676. Are you or someone you know lonely, over 55 or disabled and living in rural Oregon? Call to make a referral to receive a weekly phone call.


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.

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


The Dalles WARMING PLACE is looking for volunteers. Volunteer trainings provided. Contact Ed Elliot 541-386-5857.

AMERICAN RED CROSS NEEDS VOLUNTEERS for blood donation centers. If interested call 503-435-9532.

MEALS-ON-WHEELS DRIVERS – As little as 1 hour a week to deliver meals to folks who are homebound or have difficulty preparing their own meals. Call 541-298-8333.

THE CENTER – Needs volunteers to help with bingo concessions from 3:00 – 6:00 pm on Thurs. or Sat. nights. Particularly interested in someone who enjoys making sandwiches. Call 541-298-4788.

SHARE YOUR INTERESTS – If you have an interest you would like to share, we can set you up with a time and place at the Center. Talk to Scott.

OREGON VETERAN’S HOME – To volunteer and support our Veterans, contact volunteer coordinator, Chris Haugen at 541-296-7190 ext. 272


Mondays: Quilters 10:00 – 3:00; Lunch with TED 12:00; Brain Fitness Club 1:00; Wii Bowling 1:30

Tuesdays: Yoga 9:30; Bunco (3rd Tues.) 1:00; Dominos 1:00; Tai Chi 1:00 (returns in February); Strong Women; Table Tennis 3:00;

Wednesdays: Computer/Tablet Help 9:00; Strength Yoga 9:15; Needle Nutz 10:00;

Thursdays: Folk and Line Dancing 10:00 (returns in February); Yoga 9:30; Zumba Gold 10:45-11:30; Pinochle 1:00; Strong Women 2:00; Table Tennis 3:00; MOW Bingo 6:00

Fridays: Strength Yoga 9:15; Mahjong 1:00; Pinochle 6:00;    Saturdays: MCSC Bingo 6:00




























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

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.


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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 ( 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.





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