ISABELLE SUPPÉ will present “Starry Night,” a true survival story, at the Sherman County Public Library in Moro Oct 8 and at The Dalles Wasco County Public Library Oct. 9. Both presentations begin at 6:30 p.m.
Starry Night (shortlisted for the Desnivel Award of Literature in 2011) begins with a tragedy and transforms into a spellbinding tale of writing and rewriting of scars, into questions on freedom and desire, and winged words. In a dramatic climbing accident, Isabel survives a 1100-foot fall off Ala Izquierda. Severely injured, she is fully conscious of the fact that a broken foot in the icy solitude of the Bolivian Andes implies a death sentence. Stalked by hypothermia, hallucinations, and despair, she nonetheless places her bet on life and spends two interminable days and nights dragging herself over the ice to seek help for Peter and herself. More than a story based on real life experiences, Starry Night is a celebration of life, a tale of great losses but also a tale of beauty, passion, love, and dreams. — Amazon
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Oct 2 — Crime and deserts are Thursday's trivia topics at Clock Tower Ales, 311 Union St., The Dalles. Starts at 6:30 p.m.
Oct. 1-Oct. 31— Andrew Pate, Dan Noble and Elsie Petrequin-Noble, opening reception Oct. 2, 5-7 p.m., The Dalles Art Center, 220 E. Fourth St., The Dalles, www.thedallesartcenter.org
Oct. 1-Nov. 11 — Pumpkin Funland, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Rasmussen Farms, 3020 Thomsen Rd., Hood River, 800-548-2243, www.rasmussenfarms.com
Oct. 4 — Vintage Evening Auction Fundraiser, doors open at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6, 5000 Discovery Center Drive. 541-296-8600, ext. 201, www.gorgediscovery.org
Oct. 8 — Secret Salsa meets from 7:30 to 10 p.m. at the Mt. View Grange, 1085 N. Main Ave. White Salmon, Wash. Informal lesson 7:30 to 8 p.m.
Oct. 8 — Isabelle Suppé will present “Starry Night,” a true survival account, at the Sherman County Public Library in Moro at 6:30 p.m.
Oct. 9 — David Vest performs with Terry Robb and Jeff Minnick at the Civic Auditorium, 323 E. Fourth, The Dalles.
Oct. 9 — Isabelle Suppé will present “Starry Night,” a true survival account, at The Dalles Wasco County public Library, 722 Court St, The Dalles at 6:30 p.m.
Oct. 10 — Secret Salsa offers a ChaCha class with instructor Don Slusher from 7:30 to 10 p.m. at the White Salmon Mt. View Grange Hall, 1085 N. Main. Everyone welcome- no experience or partner required. More information at secretsalsasociety.weebly.com
Oct 10 — The Wasco County Historical Society will host the author Jane Kirkpatrick for a talk and book signing of her new book, "A Light in the Wilderness" at the Riverenza, 401 E 10th St., The Dalles, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Oct. 16 — Business After Hours at Renken Farms, 5-7 p.m., 3050 Threemile Rd., The Dalles, www. renkenfarms.com
Oct. 17-19 — Hood River Valley Harvest Festival, 1 p.m., Event Site, Hood River, http:// hoodriver.org, 541-386-2000
Oct. 18-19 — Gorge Fruit and Craft Fair, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Hood River County Fairgrounds near Odell, 541-354-2865, www.hoodriverfair.org Oct. 25-26 — Heirloom Apple Celebration, 541-386-7697, www. hoodriverfruitloop.com
Oct. 25 — The Art of Utility Basketry Exhibit expansion is unveiled 9 a.m. to 5 pm., Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, 5000 Discovery Center Drive in The Dalles, 541-296-8600, www. gorgediscovery.org.
Oct. 31 — Downtown The Dalles Trick of Treat for kids, 3-5 p.m.
Nov. 1 — Annual The Dalles Art Association art auction, The Dalles Civic Auditorium
Nov. 11 — Veterans Day Parade, The Dalles Parade Route
Nov. 27 — Annual Thanksgiving Community Dinner, St. Mary’s Academy, TheDalles
Nov. 28 — Starlight Parade, The Dalles parade route
Nov. 28-Dec. 24 — Holiday Show, opening reception.
Dec. 4, 5-7 p.m., The Dalles Art Center, 220 E. Fourth St., The Dalles., www. thedallesartcenter.org
Dec. 5 — Hood River Holidays Kick-Off Celebration, 6 p.m., downtown Hood River
Dec. 5-6 — Festival of the Trees live auction Friday, community day Saturday, The Dalles Civic Auditorium Dec. 6 — Holiday open house, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., 5000 Discovery Center Drive. 541-296-8600, ext. 201, www.gorgediscovery.org
Dec. 6 — I’m Dreaming of a White Salmon Holiday Festival. Dec. 13 — Dufur Hometown Christmas, 541-467-2205 Dec. 13-14 — Last Chance Holiday Bazaar, 10 a.m., Hood River County Fairgrounds, 3020 Wy’east Rd., Odell