EVENTS
 
 
 
 
COME JOIN US FOR SATURDAY NIGHT at the Mid-Columbia Senior Center, 1112 W 9th Street, The Dalles. BINGO SATURDAY NIGHT. On April 28th.  Over $1200 will be paid out during the night.  With an additional $1000.00 payout for a blackout in 58 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.
 
 
 

You are invited to join The Dalles Toastmasters every Monday night from 6:30 – 7:30 PM at the Mid-Columbia Senior Center. Toastmasters provide a mutually supportive and positive learning environment where men and women have the opportunity to develop communication and leadership skills. For more information can contact Scott McKay at 541-980-4645 or by email at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

  
 
 

 

 

 
 NORTH WASCO COUNTY PARKS AND RECREATION EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES
 
 

 

MID-COLUMBIA SENIOR CENTER

 

Organizational Contact Person: SCOTT MCKAY

 

Contact Phone: 541-296-4788              Contact Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Date Submitted: 3.20.18              Requested Air Dates: 3.21.18 – 3.28.18

 

Announcement Information:

 

 

 
 On Wednesday, May 2nd at 11:00 at the
Mid-Columbia Senior Center, Scott McKay
will be making a presentation on “Building
Momentum- Changing the Conversation about
Aging”.  To increase public support for policies
and practices that can be advanced to support a
robust, healthy, age-interested society.

 

 
 
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.
 

 

 

 

 

 Hood River Library Celebrates Shakespeare Week

 

Shakespeare Week celebrates the world's most famous playwright with fun events for kids and families. The week begins with a Knight's Quest treasure hunt on Sunday, April 22, from noon-2pm. April 23, the Bard's birthday, will be celebrated with birthday cake and a performance of The Tempest, performed by The Original Practice Shakespeare Festival of Portland. On Wednesday, April 25, students of Little Oak Montessori School will present an abridged performance of Midsummer Night's Dream at 5:30pm.A calligraphy workshop, with parchment and quills made from real feathers, will be offered Thursday, April 26 from 3-5pm.Saturday, April 28 from noon-1pm, a swordplay workshop, covering basic skills and a scene from Macbeth, will be offered for ages 7 and up.  

 

Land of Stories Trivia Challenge

April 27 at 5 pm in the Children’s Library
 
Take an adventure though the Land of Stories and discover how much you know about fairy tales. Prizes, treats and fun facts about book 1: The Wishing Spell. Come in costume for extra points!
 
This program is free and open to the public and aimed toward teens and tweens ages 8 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 athttp://hoodriverlibrary.org.

 MASTER GARDENERS

The Wasco County Master Gardeners 2018 Spring Plant Fair will be held from 9am to 2 pm on Saturday, May 12th at The Dalles City Park (5th & Union).
 
This event is held in conjunction with the Wasco County Master Gardeners and the Juvenile Detention Facility at NORCOR.
 
Come get your garden plants and flowers at this fundraising event. There will also be garden related vendors and educational displays as well as food.

Día – Children’s Day/Book Day Celebration

Celebrate Día on Friday, April 20th at 5 p.m. in Odell at the Mid Valley Elementary School/Gymnasium for arts & crafts activities, food, and drinks. Every child will receive a brand new book, bookmark, and a special Día bag to take home. Stay for the hilarious Bilingual Comedian Angel Ocasio!
 
Día, is a celebration of children, families, and reading. The celebration emphasizes the importance of literacy for children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds.
 

 

 
 
April 28th at 4 pm
 
Check (some of) your good manners at the door- it’s time for an afternoon of trivia and insults about the bard! Prizes for the best insult and trivia champion.
 
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 athttp://hoodriverlibrary.org.
 

 Ted Horwitz performs at the Columbia Gorge Hotel, 4000 Westcliff Dr. just off I-84 at exit 62 in Hood River.

For reservations call 541-386-5566.


Ted Horwitz  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:
http://www.TakeTwoBand.com/appear.html#Oct17
 
 

 

CGCC SADDLE UP & CELEBRATE

FUNDRAISER

 There will be line dancing lessons, live auction, prime rib buffet and fun for the entire family when Columbia Gorge Community College Foundation launches its “Saddle Up and Celebrate” fundraiser April 26 during Northwest Cherry Festival.

 

“Saddle Up and Celebrate” is Thursday, April 26, beginning at 5 p.m. in the Ft. Dalles Readiness Center on The Dalles Campus of Columbia Gorge Community College. The buffet dinner features music and dancing by “Willy and Nelson,” line dancing lessons with Don Slusher, prime rib dinner, and live auction featuring auctioneer David Griffith.

Price at the door is $40 or $35 one week or more in advance. Table sponsorships start at $400.

The evening begins with line dancing lessons from 5 to 6 p.m., followed by dinner, music and dancing, auction at 7 p.m., then more dancing and music starting at 7:30 p.m. “Saddle Up and Celebrate” concludes by 9 p.m.

The event is part of a full roster of Northwest Cherry Festival, which celebrates its 39th season in 2018 with a theme of “Return to the Planet of the Cherries.” The complete schedule for Northwest Cherry Festival is on The Dalles Area Chamber’s calendar at www.thedalleschamber.com

For details on “Saddle Up and Celebrate,”call (541) 506-6111, visit the Foundation website, www.cgccfoundation.org  or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

THE DALLES ART CENTER 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MID COLUMBIA SENIOR CENTER 

 

FRIDAY NIGHT PINOCHLE AT THE MID-COLUMBIA SENIOR CENTER, 1112 W 9th Street, The Dalles.  PLAY BEGINS AT 6:00pm. 

 

NEW PLAYERS & BEGINNERS WELCOME.

 

$6.00 PER PERSON ($5.00 GOES INTO THE POT).

Enter through the door on the 10th Street side.

 

 

COME JOIN US FOR SATURDAY NIGHT at the Mid-Columbia Senior Center, 1112 W 9th Street, The Dalles. BINGO SATURDAY NIGHT. On April 14th.  Over $1200 will be paid out during the night.  With an additional $900.00 payout for a blackout in 56 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 

CREATIVE ARTS @ The Center

The Center has scheduled monthly classes offered by the Columbia Center for the Arts. They will be held on the fourth Wednesdays from 1:00 “ 2:30 starting this month. Call the Center to sign up for each class.

WEDNESDAYS 1:00 “ 2:30

April 25th  - Poetry and Painting

May 23rd  - Theater Play Table Reading

June 27th  - Zentangle

July 25th  - Improv Theater

August 22nd  - What is Abstract Art and Why Should I Care?

September 26th  - Visual Perception: Learning to See through Art

October 24th - Art and History of Photography

WEDNESDAY LECTURES @THE CENTER

On Wednesday, April 4th from 11:00 “ 12:00, Mid-Columbia Community Action is offering a class on Saving Energy (and Money) in Your Home. Besides learning how to identify and reduce your homes top energy wasters, you’ll receive a FREE ENERGY SAVINGS KIT to take home.

APRIL 4th How to Save Energy (and money) in your Home

APRIL 11th Exploring Vietnam “ Slide show of their trip to Vietnam by Sandy and Bob Haechrel

APRIL 18TH Ron Carpenter “ Motorcycle Tip Through South America

SUMMER DAY TRIPS Sign up at the front desk if you are interested in any of these spring and summer day trips so we can give you a call when the costs, times and transportation are determined.

May - Mt. St. Helens Museum (Castle Rock, WA)

May - Gorge Interpretive Center/Camas Woolen Mills

June - Japanese Gardens

June- Portland Grotto

July - Portland Zoo

July 25 - Hood River County Fair

August - Shaniko Days

August - Portland Spirit Lunch Cruise

MORE FROM THE CENTER

AARP SMART DRIVER CLASS April 16th and 17th  at The Center from 8:45 am to 12:05 pm on both days.  The cost is $20 ($15 for AARP Members). Call (541) 296-4788 to sign-up. Those wishing to enroll in a free 20-minute CarFit Safety Event following class may sign up after the class.

FROM THE BULLETIN BOARD

FIRST ANNUAL QUILT SHOW TOUR @ FLAGSTONE Sat. March 31st from noon- 4:00

MID-COLUMBIA COMMUNITY CONCERTS 7 PM AT THE DALLES HIGH SCHOOL

Quebe Sisters Monday April 2nd The trios vocal and instrumental performances are authentic all-Americana and respectful of the artists that inspired them the most.

Steven Vanhauwaert Monday, April 23rd He is passionate about discovering the less familiar jewels of the classical repertoire and sharing them with his audiences.

Good Co Friday, May 18th Seattle’s six piece Electro Swing Band.

Tickets at Klindts, Lines of Designs or at the Door. More info at MCCCA.info.

MEDICARE 101 CLASS TUESDAY, APRIL 10TH at CGCC

9-1 in The Dalles and 1-3 in Hood River. Medicare starts at age 65. Know your deadlines for enrolling to avoid late penalties. Seats are limited. Call 541-308-8211 to register, or register online at CGCC.edu.

COMMUNITY READ BOOK DISCUSSION at The Wasco County Library

This months selection is The Blue Zones by Dan Buettner on Wednesday, May 9th. Get a copy at the library or free through the Ford Family Foundation, www.tfff.org/select-books.

 

BLUE ZONES PROJECT - UPCOMING EVENTS

APRIL 3 “ FRIENDS @ FIVE. Join us for our monthly social hour, Friends @ Five, to find out what's going on with Blue Zones Project each month! First Tuesdays.

3591 Klindt Drive, Suite 120, The Dalles

MAY 1  “ FRIENDS @ FIVE. Tuesday 5:00 “ 6:30.

SUPPORTS

MS SELF-HELP GROUP “ Brings people together who share common life experiences for support, education and mutual aid.. First Tuesday of each month at 10:00.

PARKINSONS SUPPORT GROUP Support and resources for those living with Parkinsons Disease, their families and caregivers. First Wednesday of each month at 2 pm at Waters Edge. More info contact Chad Swanson at 541-296-7319.

BEREAVEMENT GROUP (1st Tuesday of each Month) 9 “ 10am 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.

CAREWORKS OREGON – Community monthly meetings every THIRD WEDNESDAY from 6:00 “ 7:30 PM at the Center. CAREWORKS, a project of SEIU Local 503, is a community of The Dalles area care providers, clients and family members who meet each month to network and help create a care system that works for all of us. Â

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.

ALZHEIMERS TELEPHONE CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP

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

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

THE DALLES DEATH CAFÃ4th Tuesday of every month 6:30 – 8 PM at The Dalles Library. Open Discussion about Life and Death.

VOLUNTEER

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.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 VETERANS HOME  “ To volunteer and support our Veterans, contact volunteer coordinator, Chris Haugen at 541-296-7190 ext. 272.

WEEKLY SCHEDULE

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 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; 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; AARP Tax Aide 2:00 – 6:00

Saturdays: MCSC Bingo 6:00; AARP Tax Aide 9:00 1:00.

Sundays: Pie and Jam Social (3rd Sunday)CREATIVE ARTS @ The Center

The Center has scheduled monthly classes offered by the Columbia Center for the Arts. They will be held on the fourth Wednesdays from 1:00 – 2:30 starting this month. If you appreciate the arts, I guarantee you will enjoy these classes. The first one in March is Coloring which offers you a chance to create, socialize, and enjoy the meditative relaxation of coloring by coloring pages from stunningly beautiful coloring books created by adults for adults. Call the Center to sign up for the class.

WEDNESDAYS 1:00 – 2:30          

March 28th               - Coloring

April 25th                - Poetry and Painting (Tentative Date)

May 23rd                 - Theater Play Table Reading

June 27th                 - What is Abstract Art and Why Should I Care

July 25th                  - Improv Theater

August 22nd           - Five Famous Female Artists

September 26th    - Visual Perception: Learning to See through Art

October 24th          - Art and History of Photography

SUMMER DAY TRIPS – Ginny McNary and I have started putting together a tentative schedule for the Center’s summer day trips starting in May. If you are interested in any of these trips, contact the front desk so we can call you when we firm up the details.

May                - Mt St Helens Museum

May                - Gorge Interpretive Center/Camas Woolen Mills

June               - Japanese Gardens

June               - Portland Grotto

July                - Portland Zoo

July 25          - Hood River County Fair                      

August          - Shaniko Days

August          - Portland Spirit Lunch Cruise

IT'S STILL A MYSTERY!

A box of exquisite, embroidered quilt blocks was found in an empty house and donated to the Center’s Quilters. Each of the sixty-three quilt blocks had a signature stitched into them, but no one has been able to find out why these signed quilt blocks were made. Some of the names on the quilt blocks are: Ella Craig, Leola Egbert, Ruby Franz, Gertrude Maier and Isabel Sandoz. The quilt is currently displayed in the Center’s dining room and you can pick up the list of all 63 names at the Center, so you can do you own sleuthing. If you have questions, you can find the Center Quilters downstairs at the Center on Mondays between 10 and 3.

MORE FROM THE CENTER

 

MEDICARE 101 CLASS TUESDAY, APRIL 10TH at CGCC

9-1 in The Dalles and 1-3 in Hood River. Meidcare starts at age 65. Know your deadlines for enrolling to avoid late penalties. Seats are limited. Call 541-308-8211 to register, or register online at CGCC.edu.

PARKINSON’S SUPPORT GROUP Support and resources for those living with Parkinson’s Disease, their families and caregivers. First Wednesday of each month at 2 pm at Water’s Edge. More info contact Chad Swanson at 541-296-7319.

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

CAREWORKS OREGON – Community monthly meetings every THIRD WEDNESDAY from 6:00 – 7:30 PM at the Center. CAREWORKS, a project of SEIU Local 503, is a community of The Dalles area care providers, clients and family members who meet each month to network and help create a care system that works for all of us.  

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.

ALZHEIMER’S TELEPHONE CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP

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

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.

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.

WEEKLY SCHEDULE

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 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; 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; AARP Tax Aide 2:00 – 6:00

Saturdays: MCSC Bingo 6:00; AARP Tax Aide 9:00 – 1:00.

Sundays: Pie and Jam Social (3rd Sunday)

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
      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