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VALENTINE’S DINNER: American Legion Post 19 will host a Valentine’s Day dinner and dance. They will be serving pork loin with all the trimmings and a glass of champagne. Cost for a single is $8, couples $15. Music will be by Les Vaughn. Donations for music are greatly appreciated.
CHINOOK SEASON: There will be no spring chinook season on the Deschutes River. Fisheries managers have announced that the popular spring chinook fishery will not open in 2013. Deschutes River Anglers can expect fall chinook season in August.
DEMOCRATS MEETING: Wasco County Democrats monthly meeting will be Feb. 12 at 7 p.m. in the library conference room. Come and discuss this year’s events.
SUPPORT GROUP: The next meeting of the Women Widows of Veterans Gathering and Support Group will be Tuesday, Feb. 12, at 11 a.m. at the Veterans Service Office, 201 Federal St., The Dalles.
These gatherings are an opportunity for grief support as well as ensuring that widows of veterans are aware of and accessing all the support available from Veteran Services.
Call Barb Thomas at 541-467-2651, Ruth Otto at 541-769-0078 or Joyce Powell Morin at 541-296-7266 for more information.
TUESDAY LECTURE: “A Look at Aging in China” is the topic for the Tuesday Lecture at The Mid-Columbia Senior Center at 11 a.m. on Feb. 12. Julie Reynolds, local resident and expert in the field of aging, will share photographs, stories and insights from her recent trip to China.
PANCAKE SUPPER: First United Methodist Church, 301 E. 11th St. in The Dalles, is inviting the community to a Feb. 12 Shrove Tuesday pancake supper from 5 to 7 p.m. Donations will be accepted to send youth to a weekend retreat later in the month. Questions, call 541-296-4675.
VALENTINE’S DAY: In honor of its patrons, the Hood River Aquatic Center will host its 12th Annual Complimentary Pancake Breakfast Thursday, Feb. 14, from 7:45 to 10:15 a.m. in the Hood River Aquatic Center Party Room.
KIWANIS CLUB: The Dalles Kiwanis Club meetings are held every Thursday noon at Spooky’s. Visitors are welcome.
Feb. 14, Traci Johnson from Mid-Columbia Council of Governments on job clubs and Dave Gross on USFS Youth Conservation Corps.
Feb. 21, club business meeting and preparation for Chamber after Hours sponsored by Kiwanis and held at La Fogata Grill, 400 E. 2nd St., 5 to 7 p.m.
Feb. 28, Trudy Townsend from North Wasco County School District with an update on the schools, Achievement Compact, and the P-20 model.
CIVIC DANCE: Daddy Daughter Dance: Feb. 15, 6 to 8 p.m. at The Dalles Civic Auditorium. Cost: $20 per couple, $10 additional child; Out of district: $22/$11. Pre-register on our website or purchase your tickets in the Parks Office. Contact Anya at Parks and Rec for more information at 541-296-9533, email@example.com.
UMPIRES NEEDED: The Mid-Columbia Umpire Association (MCUA) is looking for a few good men and women to umpire baseball and softball games in the upcoming 2013 High School Season. The MCUA covers games for local high schools in the Mid-Columbia Area. The season starts in March and ends in May. All umpires are paid by the game. Interested individuals should attend meetings at The Dalles Middle School Monday, Feb. 18, and Monday, Feb. 25, at 6 p.m. or contact Bob Ford at 541-980-4165.
SOCCER CLASS: Tuesday nights, Feb. 19, through March 19, 6 p.m. Call 541-296-9533 for information.
Kids are introduced to the basics of soccer, with games and relays focusing on passing, shooting, and dribbling skills. Tuesday nights, Feb.19, through March 19, 6 p.m. Cost is $20 for five weeks. Pre-registration is required. Contact the Parks and Rec. at 541-296-9533 for more information.
SINFONIETTA PERFORMS: The Columbia Gorge Orchestra Association presents the Sinfonietta performing Beethoven, Teleman and Copeland Friday, Feb. 22, at 7:30 p.m. at The Dalles Civic Auditorium and Sunday, Feb. 24, at 1:30 p.m. at Wy’east Middle School. Recommended donation is $10.
CHRISTIAN COWBOYS: The Fellowship of the Christian Cowboys is having a reunion Feb. 23, at 1:30 p.m. at the Mid-Columbia Senior Center. Everyone is welcome to join in the fellowship and music. For more information call Dick LaFever, 541-999-0971.
SPEAKER’S FORUM: Mid- Columbia Fellowship of Churches Speaker’s Forum invites the community to their program Tuesday, Feb. 26, at 5 p.m. This forum will be held at The First United Methodist Church at 305 East 11th Street. The Speaker for the evening will be The Honorable Municipal Judge Tom Peachey, speaking on how the municipal court is functioning. Light snacks and coffee will be served.
CAR SHOW: The KODL Car Show will be Saturday, April 27, part of the Northwest Cherry Festival.
Entrants compete for trophies and plaques. All entrants receive dash plates and gift bags. Awards will be handed out Saturday at 3 p.m.
Look online at www.kodl.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 541-296-2101 for more information. Ask for Marcia.
GENEALOGY MEETS: The Columbia Gorge Genealogical Society meets the second Saturday of each month at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center. The public and guests are welcome. A no-host lunch starts at noon in the Basalt Cafe.
For more information, call Sandra Bisset at 541-298-1240 or email email@example.com. Get a membership application or more information online at http://community.gorge.net/genealogy/about.html Blog: http://cggsblog.blogspot.com. The society is also on Facebook.
WILD ART: The Columbia Art Gallery in Hood River is looking for artists who have the sense of adventure to explore one of the region’s federally designated wilderness areas. Eighteen artists will be selected for this project by a jury of art professionals. Those chosen will visit one of the following: Indian Heaven, Trapper Creek, Mt. Adams in Washington, and Oregon’s Mark O. Hatfield, Mt. Hood and Badger Creek wilderness areas.
The artist will then create art that represents the spirit of the wilderness. The art will be hung an offered for sale at Columbia Art Gallery in Hood River during August 2014. Applications must be received no later than March 1, 2013.
For more information, call the Columbia River Art Gallery at 541-387-8877 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
MOBILE LIBRARY: The Dalles-Wasco County Library now offers a mobile app for patrons.
The new app, WascoCoLib, allows patrons to check their account, renew books, review requests and holds, search the library catalog, log onto LibraryToGo for e-books and e-audio, get library locations and directions and connect with the library on Facebook using their mobile devices.
For more information call 541-296-2815 or visit wasco.plinkit.org.
OPEN CALL: Cascade Singers extends an open call to choral singers. Spring 2013 concerts include Celtic music on St. Patrick’s Day and favorite show tunes on May 31 and June 1.
The regional community choir meets under the leadership of Lloyd Walworth Mondays and Thursdays at 7 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, 10th and Union streets in The Dalles. Rehearsals are open to all interested singers.
REIKI CIRCLE: A reiki share-circle is held the second and fourth Mondays of each month at Mid-Columbia Medical Center in conference room (new location) starting at 7 p.m. There is no charge and all are welcome.
AWANA CLUB: Children 3 years old to sixth grade are invited to Awana Club Wednesday nights, from 6:05 to 8:05 p.m. at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 2819 W. 10th Street, The Dalles. Call Nate at 208-255-6397 or 541-296-2631 for more details.
DODGEBALL SEASON: Every Monday, hit the court for a classic game of Dodgeball. No experience required, just drop in Monday nights at 6 p.m. Cost is $1 at the door at The Dalles Armory, 713 Webber St.
Contact Parks and Rec for more information at 541-296-9533 or, like The Dalles Dodgeball Club on Facebook.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: The Dalles Meals on Wheels, Inc. is in need of volunteer drivers to deliver hot meals to home-bound clients between 11 a.m. to noon.
Drivers can volunteer one to five days per week or even twice a month. The routes usually go out around 11 a.m. and most routes take about 45 minutes.
Call Denise or Ashley at 541-298-8333 to sign up to be a volunteer.
KID’S SAKE: Mark your calendar for Bowl for Kids’ Sake 2013, on March 9, 2013. Every dollar a team raises makes a difference for the kids that The Next Door, Inc., serves. For more information contact The Next Door, Inc. www.nextdoorinc.org
SUPPORT GROUP: Reach support group meetings are on the last Monday of the month, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Spooky’s Pizza Parlor. Contact Lori Carter 541-980-9464 or www.reachthedalles.org.
KNITTING GROUPS: Knitting groups meet in the libraries in both Dufur and The Dalles. All are invited to join. Crocheters are also welcome.
The Dalles Knitting Group meets Wednesdays from about 6:30 p.m., until about 8. The Dufur Knitting Club meets Thursdays, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
For more information, contact the Dufur Library at 541-467-2588; or The Dalles-Wasco County Public Library, at 541-296-2815.
RELAY DATES: The year-long annual fundraiser to fight cancer, Relay for Life The Dalles area, has been set for Saturday, June 22, and Sunday, June 23, as the dates for their signature main event for 2013, Sid White Field at The Dalles Wahtonka High School West Campus, 3601 West 10th St.
Volunteers are needed this year. Contact Don Wimberly 541-296-1007 or email@example.com for more information.
AFTER SCHOOL: Thursday afternoons at Sherman Elementary in Grass Valley, a kids’ cooking class was recently added as part of the afterschool program, “Sherman Kids on the Road to Excellence” (SKORE).
Led by OSU Sherman County Extension staff and teen 4-H members, and assisted by a teen employee of the afterschool program, the opportunity to cook has been well-received by enthusiastic youngsters.
The goal of the cooking program is to focus on basic skills to inspire self-sufficiency and self-confidence in the kitchen.
MARKET BOARD: Hood River Saturday Market is accepting applications for new board members.
The organization has operated in Hood River for 23 years. Its focus is to promote local artists, craftsmen and produce vendors in the gorge by hosting a weekly market every Saturday, May through September.
Those who are supporters of local markets and have an interest in supporting the organization may apply by submitting an application to Hood River Saturday Market Board, PO Box 1101, Hood River, OR 97031. Board meetings are the first Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m. Call 971-258-1446 for information and specific location.