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NEW GUIDELINES: Tuesday, Sept. 23, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Dr. David Guarraia, Cardiologist at MCMC/OHSU Cardiology Clinic will discuss the treatment and prevention of high cholesterol and how new guidelines will impact treatment decisions for the millions of Americans living with high cholesterol and the risk of heart attack and stroke. All lectures are free and held at Water’s Edge, second floor Deschutes Room, 551 Lone Pine Blvd., The Dalles. Call 541-296-8444 or visit www.mcmc.net to register.
OFFICIALS NEEDED: The Mid-Columbia Football Officials Association is extremely short on and in need of officials for the upcoming 2014 season. The association provides service for more than 10 high schools, middle schools, and youth football in the Mid-Columbia area. If interested in becoming a football official contact Bob McFadden at 541-340-1900 for more details.
SPECIAL HOURS: The Original Wasco County Courthouse at 410 W. Second Place (behind the Chamber of Commerce) will be open special hours during the Cycle Oregon Event Sept. 13, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. No admission charge, donations welcome. For more information or to schedule special tours contact Sandy Bisset at firstname.lastname@example.org or 541-298-1240.
BURGER AND BALL BASH: Get your Burger and Ball Bash tickets here. The event is on Friday, Sept. 12, in The Dalles at Sid White Field at 5 p.m. kickoff at 7 p.m. $40 for a family pass, $10 for an individual ticket. This includes admission to the game, burgers, chips, soda, dessert in a community meal prior to kickoff. This is a fundraiser for TD Youth Football along with TD Middle & High School football programs.
VINTAGE CARS: The Mosier Twin Tunnels will be open on Saturday for historic vehicles (pre 1949) to drive through from Hood River to Mosier. All vintage autos will be able to park in the school lawn to enjoy the celebration. Pull those jewels out of the garage dust them off and come join in the fun. The West gate (Hood River) will be open from 8 to 9 a.m. Saturday Sept. 13. The East gate (Mosier) will be open from noon to 1 p.m. for return. For more information go to www.mosier100year.com Contact for vintage auto participation: Karen Bailey 541-478-3467 or 971-701.3696
GRAND OPENING: Wasco County’s Republican Party will officially open its 2014 campaign headquarters, 213 East Court Street, at 12:45 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 13.
Oregon Rep. John Huffman will be present to meet with community members and provide information on legislative issues facing the state.
RECIRCULATION SALE: Have you grown tired of the same old artwork that’s been hanging in your house for years?
The Dalles Art Center will be hosting our annual Recirculation Sale from Sept. 17 through 20, at The Dalles Art Center building. The Recirculation Sale is a silent auction that runs four days long and gives you the chance to freshen up your home with something new. TDAC is also accepting donations for the Recirculation Sale now through Saturday, Sept. 13.
MOSIER CELEBRATES: Sept. 13, and 14, Mosier City Celebrates its Centennial with a full weekend. One highlight is Saturday’s 7-9 a.m. pancake feed at the Grange and 9:30 a.m. parade; 1 p.m. presentation on 1911 Ortley by Addie Root Schwartz, school gym; 4 p.m. “Voices from the Past”, historical enactments, school gym. Repeating Sunday will be the pancake feed; 2 p.m. “Voices from the Past, school gym; 4 p.m. birthday party, school. Additional details provided at www.mosier100year.com.
BOOK SALE: The Dalles Friends of Library used book sale, Saturday Sept. 13, 10 a.m. to noon. 722 Court St, at The Book Barn behind the library. Lots of books for lots of interests. A little something for everyone. Some stuff is even free. Proceeds aid the library and their community programs. Help support Literacy. For more information call 541-296-2815.
LIONS SPEAKERS: The Dalles Lions Club meets Tuesdays at noon at Spooky’s. Upcoming speakers include:
Sept. 16, Leisha Wallace & Travis Biggs speaking on the new and improved St. Vincent de Paul store in The Dalles.
Sept.23, Open @ this time.
Sept. 30, Sue Jaggers speaking about Earth Angles.
CASA 101: If you have been thinking about becoming a CASA volunteer or just curious about what CASA is and what CASA volunteers do, attend this informal talk Tuesday, Sept. 16, 5:15 to 6 p.m. at Planetree Health Resource Center, 200 E 4th St, The Dalles.
ROBOTICS MEETING: A parent meeting for the new bilingual Lego Robotica club (ages 9-14) for Spanish and English speakers is planned for Tuesday, Sept. 16, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at The Dalles Middle School.
KIWANIS PROGRAMS: Kiwanis meetings are held every Thursday noon at Spooky’s and visitors are welcome. September speakers include:
Sept. 18, no noon meeting: 5:30 p.m. celebration of Kiwanis 100th anniversary and visit by District Governor at Honald’s ranch.
PEAR CELEBRATION: The Hood River County Fruit Loop hosts the 2014 Pear Celebration, Sept. 19 and 20, at farms, fruit stands, wineries, and special attractions all along the scenic “loop.” Find many varieties of fresh pears, baked goods, gourmet pear specialties, pear wines and hard ciders, many food and barbecue options, country fun for kids, beautiful scenery, and much more. The pear is Oregon’s official state fruit.
HOMESTEADING FAIR: The third annual Northwest Homesteading Fair is a full-day event that will excite and motivate people to learn more about sustainability, self-sufficiency, and preparedness. The fair is on Saturday, Sept. 20, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Lyle Community Center in Lyle, WA on Highway 141. There will be free workshops, free children’s activities, a full schedule of live music, as well as local food and craft vendors.
NATURAL DISASTER: If a natural disaster hits our area, we want you and your family to be prepared. Join us for an event that will help you Get Ready. NW Natural will be joined by local emergency groups to give away safety items and free lunch. Saturday, Sept. 20, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mid-Columbia Fire & Rescue, 1400 W 8th St., The Dalles
The first 100 families will also receive free Red Cross emergency kits.
SATURDAY BREAKFAST: The next Saturday Breakfast will be Sept. 20, sponsored by the AARP Smart Driver’s Course. The Smart Driver’s course is offered at the Center from 9 a.m. to noon on the third Monday and Tuesday of every month. The cost is $20 and $15 for AARP members. Call the Center at 541-296-4788 to sign up.
VOLUNTEER TRAINING: Fall CASA Volunteer Training Begins Thursday, Sept. 25. Become an advocate for local kids in foster care. For more information contact Columbia Gorge CASA at 541-386-3468 or go to www.gorgecasa.org.
SMITHSONIAN MUSEUM: Columbia Gorge Discovery Center is participating in the Smithsonian Museum Live Day ticket program Saturday, Sept. 27, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The program provides free admission for up to two people who present the ticket acquired through the Smithsonian Magazine website www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/. You must print your ticket or have it accessible on your mobile device, then present it at the admissions desk to receive your free admission. As a gift for participating online in Museum Day Live, participants will receive the digital edition of Smithsonian magazine free for one year with no obligation, beginning with the October edition.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Home at Last Humane Society needs help with can and bottle sorting. This is a downright dirty job which makes it difficult to maintain volunteers on a consistent basis. We are grateful for all of the donated cans and now need help processing them. Sorting can be done Tuesday through Saturday and Sundays if scheduled ahead. Contact Home at Last Humane Society, 200 River Road, The Dalles.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: The Dalles Hope Warming Place needs volunteers. The organization will open its doors Nov. 16, to people in need of shelter from the cold from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Volunteer trainings will be available soon. Contact Nonie Cornell 541-397-0591 or Ed Elliott 541-386-5857.
WOMEN VETERANS: Information and support for women veterans is available through the Veterans Administration and the local Veterans Services Office. Find out more about pensions, education, employment, health issues, sexual trauma, disability, death benefits, mental health, aid and attendance, home loans, community service and peer support.
Contact Wasco County Veterans Services, 201 Federal St., The Dalles, 541-506-2502; VA Outpatient Clinic in The Dalles, 541-296-3937; VA Women’s Clinic, Portland, 800-949-1004, ext. 52852; VA Rural Mental Health Triage, 800-949-1004, ext. 56409; Veterans Crisis Line, 800-273-8255, press 1. Online: www.va.gov.
SOIL TESTING: OSU Extension Service Master Gardeners are now offering soil testing, which will continue weekly until October. Garden soil will be tested for nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, pH, humus and texture. Cost is $25 per sample.
Information on sample collection is available on the OSU Master Gardener website. www.extension.oregonstate.edu/wasco or call 541-296-5494 with your questions. Testing is available for home gardeners only.
WOMEN’S CYCLING: Bicycle rides for women of all abilities are forming up Thursday evenings at 5:30 p.m. at the new Dalles City Cyclery, 121 E. Second St., The Dalles.
PRESCHOOL REGISTRATION: The First United Methodist Preschool for 3, 4, and 5 year olds is now accepting registration for the 2014-2015 school year. Call 541-980-2713 or 541-298-1008.
AFS EXCHANGE: Become a global family by hosting an AFS Intercultural Programs high school student this school year. Welcome an AFS Exchange Student from one of 90 countries. Families and individuals are accepted year-round.
Local AFS Volunteers will support families and their hosted student throughout the experience to help both receive the most from their time together.
Start the process at www.afsusa.org/host, or call 1-800-AFS-INFO or email the local Portland Oregon contact at email@example.com for more information.
WEEKLY RUN: The Dalles Young Professionals hosts a weekly 5K run from Clock Tower Ales. The run happens each Tuesday starting at 5:30 pm. All skill levels and ages are welcome. It is a great opportunity to get a run in after work. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for additional questions or concerns.
MONTHLY MEETING: China Painters meet every Tuesday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Alphonses Hall on 1st and Church Street in Dufur. For more information call 541-467-2204 or 541-467-2465.
BINGO THURSDAY: The Dalles Meals on Wheels, Inc. has bingo every Thursday night starting at 6 p.m. at 1112 W. 9th St., The Dalles. Minimum buy-in is $8 and players could win between $750 to $1,000 on the pink card game. The Dalles Meals on Wheels has been serving seniors for over 40 years both in their homes and at the congregate mealsite. Bingo is our major fund raiser and makes up about 35 percent of the budget.
SUPPORT PROGRAM: The National Family Caregiver Support Program has respite funding available. Are you caring for an adult 60 years of age or older?
Are you at least 55 or older and raising a grandchild or grandchildren? Respite, a temporary break from caregiving duties, can make a world of difference in helping family caregivers.
Funding of the program is provided through the local Area Agency on Aging. To learn more about the program and its services call Melissa Howtopat at Area Agency on Aging, Mid-Columbia Council of Governments. Call 541-298-4101 or 1-888-316-1362.
VOLUNTEERS WANTED: Volunteers are needed to knit, crochet shawls and lap robes for cancer patients. Yarn and patterns will be provided. Call Betty at 541-980-0774.
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.