WEEKEND EVENTS
 
Coffee at The DIG
 
Every Saturday at 9am,  The Wasco County Master Gardeners put on a free program called " Coffee at the DIG" DIG-The Dalles Imagination Garden- is located next to the Google Facility and is also accessible from the Riverfront Trail. The Community is invited to come and join every Saturday for Coffee and a presentation. This Saturday's presentation is Garden Flowers for Special Events. Learn about the DIG and more. For more information and other programs contact Master Gardener Pamela Manning: 541-296-5195. 
 
 
 
 THE DALLES ART CENTER  SUMMER COLOR
 
 FEATURING ARTISTS CATHLEEN REHFEL, MELANIE THOMPSON, & KAREN WATSON. SUMMER COLORS IS RUNNING NOW THROUGH JULY 29TH. SEE ALL OF THE EVENTS AND FEATURES AT:
 
 

 

 

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

 

 

UPLIFTING ELEVATOR PROGRESS REPORT      #25          July 10, 2017

 

The Chamber of Commerce team will be doing a traditional Ribbon Cutting to honor the opening of the new addition to our Center.  The ceremony will start at 8:00am on Tuesday, July 18th, with the ribbon cutting at 8:15

The enclosed stairway, new entrance and all the upgrades will be ready to use.  The Nu-2-U shop has been open and the lounge is in use.  While the elevator will not yet be functional due to delays in finishing by the elevator company, it is installed and will be displayed.

Hope to see all the wonderful folks in this town who have been so supportive of our project.  Please come and see all the improvements that this construction project has brought to our building. 

While the ceremony will be brief, we will have plenty of time for a cup of coffee and conversation, along with exposing all the events that regularly take place in the Center.

So just one more week and holding on to our patience for a little longer and we will have the project finished with a working elevator!

Joan

 

 

BECAUSE OF SEVERAL CANCELLATIONS SEATS ARE AVAILABLE FOR CHINESE GARDENS TRIP ON WEDNESDAY JULY 12TH - $20.00 includes admittance and transportation but not lunch. Leave the Center at 9:30, lunch at 11:30and Chinese Garden Tour at 1:00.

Call the Center to reserve your space.

 

CLASS SCHEDULE CHANGES FOR THE SUMMER

During the summer, there are several class changes. Corliss Marsh’s Tai Chi class will not be meeting and will return in September. The same is true for the Brain Fitness Club and Lunch with TED. But during the summer, I will be working on adding new classes and program for the fall and winter. Stay tuned.

 

MUSIC

TUESDAY NIGHT MUSIC 7:00 PM

July 11th and 25th

Andre, KC and Guests

Dance, Dance, Dance to the Nine-String Band featuring Andre LemoureaxKC Kortge and Guests playing blues, ballads, bluegrass and country rock. 

Tuesday, July 11th from 7:00 – 8:30 at the Mid-Columbia Senior Center.  The doors open at 6:00 pmall ages are welcome, and donations are appreciated. 

 

 

 

MID-COLUMBIA SENIOR CENTER ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING

July 18th

 

Mondays: Quilters 10:00 – 3:00; Wii Bowling 1:30

 

Tuesdays: Yoga 9:30; Bunco (3rd Tues.) 1:00; Dominoes 1:00; Strong Women Table 2:00; Table Tennis 3:00Tuesday Night Music 6:30 (2nd and 4th Tuesdays)

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

Thursdays: Yoga 9:30; Line and Folk Dancing 10:15; Zumba Gold 10:45-11:30; Pinochle 1:00; Strong Women Table 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

 

 Donors encouraged to help save lives at annual Hood River Community Blood Drive

 
 
Donors needed to give blood to help address critical shortage
  The Hood River community can help save lives at the annual Hood River Community Blood Drive on July 26 from 12:30 to 6 p.m. at the Hood River Inn, 1108 E. Marina Way. Those who come to donate can enjoy an on-site cookout and get a $10 Visa gift card, courtesy of Suburban Propane, while supplies last.  
 
The American Red Cross recently issued an emergency call for blood donors. Blood donations have fallen short of expectations for the past two months, resulting in about 61,000 fewer donations than needed and causing a significant draw down of the Red Cross blood supply. The shortfall is the equivalent of the Red Cross not collecting any blood donations for more than four days. In addition, new donors are especially encouraged to roll up a sleeve and help save lives. Nearly one-third fewer new blood donors came out to give last summer than during the rest of the year.
 
“There is a critical need for lifesaving blood,” said Neil Tosuntikool, Donor Recruitment director of the Red Cross Pacific Northwest Blood Services Region. “Right now, blood donations are being distributed to hospitals faster than donations are coming in, which could lead to delays in patient care. We are doing everything we can to prevent that from happening but rely on generous volunteers of the community to help restock the shelves.”
 
The Red Cross relies on volunteer donors for the approximately 14,000 blood donations needed every day to support patients at about 2,600 hospitals and transfusion centers nationwide. Blood donors of all types are needed to help accident and burn victims, heart surgery patients, organ transplant patients, and those receiving treatment for leukemia, cancer or sickle cell disease.
 
Blood donation appointments can be scheduled by using the sponsor code HoodRiver through the Red Cross Blood Donor App, online at redcrossblood.org or by calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Blood donors also can save time by using RapidPass to complete their pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day of their donation, prior to arriving at the blood drive. To get started and learn more, visit redcrossblood.org/RapidPass and follow the instructions on the site.
 
How to donate blood
All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age in most states (16 with parental consent where allowed by state law), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.
 
About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

 

 

WAAAM MUSEUM EVENTS

 
The
2017
CALENDAR

 

It's Happening At WAAAM
~

June 10
Second Saturday
Antique Gliders
 
June 24
Model T Driving School
 
July 8
Second Saturday
6th Annual WAAAM
Traffic Jam
Car Show & More!
  
July 10-13
WAAAM Camp

July 22
Model T Driving School

August 12
Second Saturday
Motorcycles & Vintage Snowmobiles
 
August 26
Model T Driving School
 
September 9 & 10
Annual Hood River Fly-in
Our 10 Year Anniversary!
  
September 23
Model T Driving School

October 7
Model T Driving School

October 14
Second Saturday
The 40's! Cars & Planes
Dress the Part
  
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

 

 

The Dalles Country Club's Summer Junior Golf Program

 

 

 

 

 
EVERY KID IN A PARK PASS

Hood River, Ore.  With summer vacation right around the corner, fourth graders can spend their time away from schoolbooks in the scenic beauty of public lands…for free!

 

For the third year in a row, children enrolled in fourth grade for the 2016-17 school year are eligible for an Every Kid in a Park pass, which provides free entry onto federal public lands.

 

Beyond simply the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, the pass is good nationwide, from Tongass National Forest in rugged Alaska all the way to sunny Ocala National Forest in Florida.

 

Every Kid pass waives parking fees anywhere where a day pass is required for the fourth grader.  It can also help cover the cost of family members as it includes the occupants of a single, non-commercial vehicle OR the pass holder plus three people where per person fees are charged. The pass does not cover camping, tours, special recreation permits and most concession operated facilities. The voucher and passes are valid until August 31, 2017.

 

To obtain an Every Kid pass, visit www.everykidinapark.gov, play a fun educational activity, then print your earned voucher and present it to your nearest Forest Service office in exchange for a plastic pass.

Bring the printed voucher into the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area’s headquarters in Hood River, located at 902 Wasco Avenue, Suite 200 from 8:00 to 4:30 on Monday

 through Friday (excluding federal holidays).

 

 

Place your annual pass on your dashboard in lieu of a day pass—no need for fee envelopes! Come try it out at any one of our trailheads, including Eagle Creek Trailhead, Bridge of the Gods Trailhead, Wahclella Falls, Sam’s Walker Picnic Area, and many more.

Better yet, your Every Kid pass is eligible to be used for federal lands managed by these agencies as well:

·        National Park Service

·        U.S. Bureau of Land Management 

·        U.S. Bureau of Reclamation

·        National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

·        National Park Service

·        U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

·        U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

 

 STAYING CONNECTED WITH

YOUR TEEN:

A five week workshop for parents

with teens & pre-teens.        

 

Week 1: Adolescent growth & behavior; Risk factors for problem behavior

Week 2: Family meetings; Effective parenting styles; solving family problems

Week 3: Communication; The power of feelings; Anger Control

Week 4: getting your teen involved; Establish a Family Policy; Consequences

Week 5: Peer influences; refusal skills; supervision strategies; Bonding                         
**Must attend all sessions to receive certificate**

Summer 2017 Sessions:

Tuesdays, 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

July 11, July 18, July 25, Aug 1, Aug 8


Location:

Wasco County Youth Service

202 East 5th Street

The Dalles OR 97058

 

 

To Register Call: Jensie Bryan (503) 847-0288.

 

 The classes are FREE, and snacks will

be provided. Limited space available,

RSVP your spot.

 

 UPCOMING MID COLUMBIA COMMUNITY CONCERTS

 

 6 GUITARS WILL BE PERFORMING AT THE DALLES HIGH SCHOOL  AT 7PM ON THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 7TH, 2017.

 

 THE PHAT PACK-BROADWAY SINGERS BRUCE EWING, TED KEEGAN AND RANDALL KEITH MAKE UP THE PHAT PACK. A FUN BUNCH WITH STORIES AND HUMOR. PERFORMING ON OCTOBER, 2ND 2017 AT THE DALLES HIGH SCHOOL. 

 
 
Lyle Celebration Center, in Lyle WA, announces upcoming Vacation Bible School: ROME 
August 14 - 18 from 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM daily for children Kindergarten through sixth grade.
 
Contact number: 
Wanda Haarstad 509-365-3971

 

 

 

REGISTER NOW FOR MCMC SUMMER 2017

 

STRENGTH CAMP

 


MCMC IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THEIR

 

5TH  ANNUAL SERIES OF FREE SUMMER

 

STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING CAMPS

 

FOR LOCAL MALE AND FEMALE ATHLETES

 

REGISTER NOW:

 

 

 
 
 
 
KLICKITAT HISTORICAL SOCIETY'S 21ST ANNUAL QUILT SHOW
 

Saturday, July 8th During Goldendale's Community Days.
Your quilts are welcome: Register in one of three ways: 
Call Presby House Museum Staff at :509-773-4302, Get your registration online at: presbymuseum.com, or bring the quilt to the museum and register in person at: 127 W. Broadway in Goldendale on or before Thursday,  July 6th
 
 
 

 

FREE CONCERT SERIES IN BOARDMAN AND IRRIGON BEGINS JUNE 12TH

 

         

The Music in the Parks concert series is held each summer alternating between Boardman and Irrigon Marina Parks.  The concerts are free to the public and begin at 7 p.m. on Mondays through August 14th.  Visitors are encouraged to bring chairs and blankets. Concessions will be available for purchase at the event, courtesy of Judy’s Chuck Wagon.  The Music in the Parks series is funded by the Morrow County Unified Recreation District and Portland General Electric and sponsored by the North Morrow Community Foundation.

            Additional dates and performers during the season include Brady Goss in Irrigon on June 19th; country singer Zack Grooms is in Boardman on June 26th; singing duo 98% Angels on July 3rd in Irrigon; Jamie Nasario and Luke Basile in Boardman on July 10th; Melissa Cunnington in Irrigon on July 17th; Dallin Puzey in Boardman on July 24th; on July 7th in Irrigon are the Buttercreek Boys; guitar duo Blue Mt. Spanish Sound in Boardman on August 7th and in Irrigon on August 14th is the band Cruise Control.

            For more information about the Music in the Parks concert series, contact Tami at 541-571-0844.  

GOLDENDALE FARMERS MARKETS SATURDAYS

 

The Goldendale Farmers’ Market will be open on  Saturdays  from 9:00 to 2:00

The is held at Ekone Park at the end of North Wilbur Avenue, off Broadway (Highway 142)

 

This week Barb Patterson from Golden Pine Alpacas, will be bring a few Alpacas for all to enjoy

Music will be provided by Richard Johnston

 

For our EBT users we will give you an additional $5 if you purchase at least $15 in EBT coupons

We will be open every Saturday until October 7th

It is held at Ekone Park at the end of North Wilbur Avenue, off Broadway (Highway 142)

New for this year is an incentive program for our customers that use EBT

This is being supported by Klickitat Valley Health 
 
 
FREE WELL WATER TESTING 
 
NORTH CENTRAL PUBLIC HEALTH DISTRICT IS OFFERING Free Well Water Quality Testing for residents of Wasco, Sherman, and Gilliam County who get theior drinking water from a private well. Those interested should contact NCPHD at 541-506-2600.
 
 
 

THE DALLES SCHOOL DISTRICT

ARCHIVE MUSEUM

3601 West 10th Street

 Wahtonka School Bldg.

Enter at East end of bldg.

closest to athletic fields

 

OPEN EVERY SATURDAY

May thru September

10:00 – 3:00

 

Free - Public Welcome

 

 
      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 

 

FREE ADMISSION TO THE COLUMBIA GORGE DISCOVERY CENTER

Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and Fort Dalles Museum are participating in the 2017 Blue Star Museums, a program that offers free admission for all active duty, National Guard and Reserve military personnel and up to five family members, from Memorial Day weekend beginning May 27, through Labor Day, September 4, 2017. Free admission is available upon the display of an appropriate ID card. The military ID holder can either be an active duty service member or other family members. The active duty member does not have to be present for family members to use the program. A family member of active duty military may include a spouse or child, aunts, uncles, grandparents, etc. For more information about Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, phone (541) 296-8600 ext. 201, or visitwww.gorgediscovery.org.   For information about Fort Dalles Museum, phone (541) 296-4547 or visit www.fortdallesmuseum.org.

 

DISCOVERY KIDS CAMP #1 – July 10- 14 – entering grades 1-6

 

Kids entering grades 1-6 will explore “A Timeless Summer,” through hands-on activities that weave science, history, art, music and play during Discovery Kids Summer Camp #1, July 10-14, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and Museum, 5000 Discovery Drive, The Dalles. For more information, visit www.gorgediscovery.org.

 

 

DISCOVERY KIDS CAMP #2 - July 31-Aug. 4 – Entering grades 6-12

 

Kids entering 6th-12th grade will learn what it’s like to be a meteorologist or oceanographer during the “Weird World of Weather,” Discovery Kids Summer Camp #2, July 31 to August 3, 2017 from 9 a.m. to noon daily at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and Museum, 5000 Discovery Drive, The Dalles. For more information, visit www.gorgediscovery.org. 

 

 

 Steve Carlson leads an expedition to explore Mt. St. Helens, Saturday, July 29, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Meet at 7:45 a.m. at the front entrance of the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, 5000 Discovery Drive, The Dalles. The fee is $50 and includes a box lunch and bottled water. Reserve your place by calling 541-296-8600 ext. 201. For more information visitwww.gorgediscovery.org.

 

 

 

 

 Upcoming Events at The Goldendale Library

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

 
Attachments area
 
 Family Chess Club at the Hood River Library this summer - Thursdays at 5 starting June 22 - August 24

Chess requires fast thinking, on the fly problem-solving and is great to play together. Kids and parents are welcome at this weekly program. Chess sets provided. (no chess club week of county fair.)
 
 
 
 
 
 
EVENTS AND PROGRAMS AT THE DISCOVERY CENTERSteve Carlson leads an expedition to explore Mt. St. Helens, Saturday, July 29, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Meet at 7:45 a.m. at the front entrance of the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, 5000 Discovery Drive, The Dalles. The fee is $50 and includes a box lunch and bottled water. Reserve your place by calling 541-296-8600 ext. 201. For more information visitwww.gorgediscovery.org.
 
 

NORTH WASCO COUNTY PARKS AND RECREATION UPCOMING EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES 

MOVIES IN THE PARK 

Northern Wasco County Parks & Recreation District is working along side Mid-Columbia Fire & Rescue to bring an awesome event to the community that we like to call "Summer Movies in the Park."

We have purchased a giant projector screen to make this happen for everyone and even have some special guests lined up to participate.
Summer Movies in the Park is a free event for all ages that will be taking place at our beloved Sorosis park. 
This event will take place every Saturday starting July 22nd through August 26thThe movies will start at dusk (or as soon as it is dark enough to see the projector screen.)

Outdoor Academy

 We are so excited to be bringing this much activity to the children of our community. They will have the opportunity to see a variety of our outstanding views throughout the Gorge as well as participate in hiking, fishing, and kayaking through NWC Parks & Recreation.

 
The camp will go for two weeks. We invite people to sign up for a day, a week, or both weeks!
Week One: Monday, July 24th- Friday, July 28th 8am- 5pm
Registration Deadline: July 20th
Week Two: Monday, July 31st- Friday, Aug. 4th 8am- 5pm
Registration Deadline: July 27th.
 
Ages: 8- 17 yrs old
Transportation is provided. 
Snack is provided.
In district: $30 per day or $125 for the week
Out of district: $33 per day or $137.50 for the week.
  
For more info visit: nwprd.org
or call: 541-296-9533

FAIRWAY FOLLIES 

 

 

A free community concert event at

 

The Dalles Country Club Saturday,

 

September 9th . Music performed by

 

Got Your Six

 

Willy & Nelson

 

The Sugardaddy's

 

Kenny & Jeff 

 

Admission is free. Food and beverages

 

will be available for purchase.

 


For more information call:541-296-4185

 
 
 2017 DAILY SCHEDULE FOR
 
THE NORTHERN WASCO
 
COUNTY
 
AQUATIC CENTER
 

 

Monday-Friday

6-7am                   Lap Swim (50M)

7-10am                 The Dalles Swim Team

10:10-11:50am    Swim Lessons

12-1pm                 Family Swim/Lap Swim(25m)

1-4:30pm              Open Play Swim

4:30-6pm              Swim Team

4:35-6:50pm        Swim Lessons

6pm-7pm             Lap Swim 50m

7-9pm                   Open Play Swim

4:30pm-7:00pmLap Swim Special (Friday Only)

Saturday & Sunday

10am-12pm          Rentals Available

12-1pm                  Family Play Swim

12-1pm                  Lap Swim(25m)

1-6pm                    Open Play Swim

6-10pm                  Rentals Available

 

 

 
 

PEACE VILLAGE DAY CAMP FOR KIDS


REGISTER YOU KIDS AGES 8-13 NOW FOR PEACE VILLAGE DAY CAMP AUGUST 7-11TH AT MOSIER SCHOOL

Some of the activities offered include  Craetive Arts, Games, Aikido, Yoga, Earth Connections, Media Literacy, Conflict Resolution, Peace Heroes, Mindfulness, Self Empowerment and Collaboration.

Register and find out more at: COLUMBIAGORGEPEACEVILLAGE.COM

 

  AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA) 27th ANNUAL CELEBRATION

WEDNESDAY, JULY 26TH FROM 10AM - 2PM AT SOROSIS PARK IN THE DALLES. THIS IS A FREE EVENT FOR THE WHOLE PUBLIC

FROM 10AM - 10:15AM - GATHER AT SOROSIS

10:15- 11AM - SENATOR REP/ MAYORAL ADDRESS

12-1PM -LUNCH

1-2PM- ENTERTAINMENT, MUSIC AND MEETING

MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call: 541-370-2810.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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