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 (8/19) is "Birdhouse Rehab & Repair" Learn about the DIG and more. For more information and other programs contact Master Gardener Pamela Manning: 541-296-5195. 
 
 
 
  ANNUAL OPEN JURIED ART EXHIBIT AT THE DALLES ART CENTER  AUGUST 1ST - 31ST, 2017
 
 GORGE ARTIST CREATE IS THE ANNUAL OPEN JURIED EXHIBIT HELD EACH SUMMER AT THE DALLES ART CENTER. THE THEME THIS YEAR IS "HUMAN FIGURE." ARTISTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO BE CREATIVE AND ASKED TO EXPLAIN HOW THEIR ARTWORK RELATES TO THE THEME UPON SUBMISSION. CASH PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED FOR 1ST, 2ND, AND 3RD PLACE, BEST OF SHOW, AS WELL AS PEOPLE'S CHOICE DURING THE OPENING RECEPTION ON THURSDAY, AUGUST 3RD AT TDAC FROM 5-7PM. FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT THE WEBSITE:
 
 
 

 Hood River County Library District Annual Unity Picnic

 
Join the Hood River Library on Saturday, August 26 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. for the annual Unity Picnic, a celebration of diversity and the culmination of the library’s summer reading program.
 
Bring a blanket to the Georgiana Smith Memorial Gardens at the library for a free taco bar by Michoacán, Mike’s ice cream and non-alcoholic beverages. Music will be provided by 6 del Rio. Drawings for the winners of the Adult and Teen Summer Reading Programs will be announced. Activities will be provided by  Arts in Education of the Gorge, Columbia Gorge Pride Alliance, Gorge Ecumenical Ministries, and The History Museum of Hood River County.
 
No alcohol, please.


 

 

 

YOGA AND BEER AT ROUTE 30

 

Yoga practice with Angela Hanson


Thursday, July 27th 6pm

Thursday, August 31st 6pm

Thursday, September 28th 6pm

 

$20 For practice and a pint of your favorite beer or cider after yoga. Wear comfortable clothes, bring a mat, bring a friend and delight in connecting with your community!

 

FLAGSTONE SENIOR LIVING

 


FLAGSTONE OUTDOOR SUMMER CONCERT SERIES

 

Begins Thursday, August 17th. The Concerts will be held from 5:00pm - 6:30pm at the new summer house so bring a folding chair and your tapping toes and come enjoy the sounds of World Famous Rock Violinist, Aaron Meyer!

 

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

Mid-Columbia Senior Center, 1112 W 9th Street, The Dalles.  BINGO SATURDAY NIGHT. On Aug. 12, over $1200 will be paid out during the night.  With an additional $1000.00 payout for a blackout in 59 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.    

 

     Tuesday Night Music and Dance at the

Mid-Columbia Senior Center on Aug. 8th,

 

Andre, K.C. & Guest” will be playing.  The

 

doors open at 6:00pm; music starts

 

at7:00pm.  All ages are welcome and

 

donations are always appreciated.

 

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.

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

 

 

 

 

            The final concert of the season will be the band Cruise Control at the Irrigon Marina Park on August 14th.  In the event of inclement weather, the performance will be held at the Irrigon Senior Center.

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

 
 

 

 

WAAAM MUSEUM EVENTS

 
The
2017
CALENDAR

 

It's Happening At WAAAM
 
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

 

 

 

 

 PARENTING: ON THE JOB TIPS
&POINTERS
 
The Series will be held on Saturdays from
4-6pm, August 19th - October 21st at The
 
New Children's Wing in The Wasco County
Public Library, 722 Court St. The Dalles
 
 Register now: Call: 541-298-5156
 THE RIVERHAWK RUN

SATURDAY, AUGUST 26TH

The event starts and finishes at Sorosis Park at 9am . Register now for 1k, 3k or 5k Run and Walk. To pre-register Contact Bob Thouvenal: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 541-298-1119
Register the day of from 8am-8:45am. Pre-register by 8/24 and recieve better rates.
 
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

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

         

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Upcoming Events at The Goldendale Library

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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 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.)
 
 
 
  THE 5th ANNUAL PINK IN THE GORGE GOLF TOURNAMENT
 The 5th annual PINK In THE GORGE Golf Tournament is just around the corner and it’s time to sign up!!!!!

Get Ready for fun Saturday, September 9th at The Skamania Lodge Golf Course. Sign up individually or in teams of Four. Entry fees include 18holes, a golf cart, coffee & donuts and a catered lunch. Tons of  Prizes including two chances to win a car!!!!! I can’t think of a better way to spend the day with friends at this beautiful course and all for a great cause. All proceeds benefit Pink Sistas- a nonprofit organization helping women diagnosed with breast cancer. Sign up today! Spots fill up fast! Check out the website: pinksistas.com

 

 

 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
AN ACT OF EXCLUSION –Chinese History in the Pacific Northwest

 

Helen Ying and Trish Hackett Nicola offer a powerful combination of lectures on Chinese history in the Pacific Northwest in "An Act of Exclusion," Friday, August 25 at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and Museum, 5000 Discovery Drive, The Dalles, Oregon. Tickets for the 5:30 p.m. dinner and program are $22, the 6:30 p.m. set of programs only are $5. Purchase tickets byAugust 23. For tickets and information call 541-296-8600 ext. 201, or 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.)

 

 

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

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

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