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March 24 & March 28-29 — Annie Jr., 5-7 p.m. March 24 & 29 and 4-6 p.m. March 28 at The Civic Auditorium, The Dalles. No experience necessary. Rehearsals Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4-6 p.m. and Sundays 1-4 p.m. starting April 1. Performances June 18-19, 25 & 27. Info or register, Gail Farris at 360-880-6642 or Nancy Moon at 509-767-1195. CDC/Oregon Health Authority COVID protocol will be followed. Masks are required by all.
Children and Teens
In March — Hood River County Library District Teen Drawing Contest. Two rules: It must have some sort of fuzzy worm in the drawing somewhere and it has to be appropriate for general viewing. What is a fuzzy worm? Whatever you make it. Entries accepted throughout March and with permission will be added to our Teen Art Gallery. Prizes awarded at the start of April. Entries to email@example.com.
In March — Hood River County Library District Teen Take-Home Craft Kit: Felted “Among Us” crew-mate keychains. Includes everything needed. More at firstname.lastname@example.org.
March 26 — Among Us Game Night, 3 p.m. in the Teen Meeting room on Zoom, zoom.us/j/91001800954; Meeting ID: 910 0180 0954. Sponsored by the Hood River County Library District.
Tuesdays — Hood River Squares Chess Club Weekly Tournament, 5-7 p.m. Free online chess through lichess.org; click “Community” tab under “Teams.” All abilities are welcome; individuals can also make challenges any time, and games can be played at any pace. For more information on joining, email Justin at email@example.com.
Mondays — 4-H Chess Club, 3:45–5 pm. Grades 5-12; online, free. Creative problem solving skills, tactical maneuvers. Register at 541-298-4004 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesdays — Sea Scouts, 7-8:30 p.m. downstairs at The Dalles UCC, 111 E. Fifth St. (marine branch of Boy Scouts). Open to all teens ages 14-20. Bring mask. Info at 707- 363-5353 or email@example.com.
Tuesdays & Thursdays — Online Homework Help for Students and Parents, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and 3:30-4:30 p.m. Thursdays; Hood River County Library staff available by Zoom at zoom.us/j/91001800954. Teachers also welcome.
Tuesdays & Thursdays — Teen Study Space, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Fireside Room at The Dalles Civic Auditorium. Supervised; masks and social distancing required. For high schoolers; bring homework, laptops.
Wednesdays — Online Teen Hangout, 5 p.m. Sponsored by the Hood River County Library District. Games, chat, etc. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to join. For teens.
Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays — Virtual Storytime, 10:30-11 a.m., sponsored by Wasco County Library. Wednesday is for babies (birth to 18 months), Thursday is for toddlers and Friday for preschoolers. For information on how to join, contact email@example.com or 541-296-2815.
Wednesdays — 4-H Girls Who Code, 3:45–5 p.m. Free. Learn coding skills, build web pages, apps, more as a team. For girls grades 6-12. Register at 541-298-4004 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursdays — Storytime on Facebook, 10:30 a.m. Sponsored by the Hood River County Library District. Join Teacher Jana each week for stories and songs.
Thursdays — 4-H Coder Club, 3:45-5 p.m. Free. Grades 5-12; program games and animations. Register at 541-298-4004 or email@example.com.
Fridays — Children’s Activity, 3-4 p.m. at Tucker Road Baptist Church, 1450 Tucker Road, Hood River. Includes bible study, mission study and fun. Ages 5-12. Contact Pastor Dean for more info at 360-944-0964.
Exercise & Meditation
Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays — Strong Women Classes, 10-11 a.m. at Cemetery Park, Cascade Locks.
Register now — Seed to Supper Program, 6-7:30 p.m. on Mondays, April 5 thru May 3, via Zoom. Sponsored by OSU Extension and Oregon Food Bank. Registration is required; contact Megan Wickersham, 541-386-3343 ext. 38257 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
March 15 — Mid- Columbia Fire and Rescue Board Meeting, 5:30 p.m. Register at attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8778512244695527439; webinar ID: 174-189-771. Public comment may be forwarded to email@example.com until March 15 at noon.
March 15 — Lyle Lions Club Meeting, 6 p.m. at the Lyle Lions Community Center, corner of Fifth and Highway 14. No potluck; masks required.
March 17 — St. Pat’s at St. Pete’s. The 23rd annual St. Patrick’s Day concert by Cascade Singers community choir benefiting St. Peter’s Landmark will be taped and posted to YouTube; search “St Pats at St Petes 2021.” Donations can be sent to St. Peter’s Landmark, P.O. Box 882, The Dalles, OR 97058.
March 17 — Wasco County Board of Commissioners Regular Session, 9 a.m. at wascocounty-org.zoom.us/j/3957734524 or 1-253-215-8782; Meeting ID: 3957734524#.
March 17 — Northern Wasco County Parks and Recreation District Board of Directors Meeting, 5:30 p.m. via Zoom; to join, visit nwprd.org or call 541-296-9533. Financial report, executive directors report. Public encouraged and welcome to attend.
March 17 — Columbia Gorge Education Service District Board Meeting, 7 p.m. via Zoom, us02web.zoom.us/j/89090317767?pwd=RWRZV0pjbVVhOVVMaC83WmZjTjRydz09.
March 18 — NORCOR Board Meeting, 10 a.m. by video or by phone; by Zoom at wasco-county-org.zoom.us/j/84677486442 or phone at +1 253 215 8782 US, Meeting ID: 846 7748 6442.
March 20 — Gorge Grown Winter Market, 10 a.m. to noon, ground floor, Ferment Brewing Co., 403 Portway Ave., Hood River. Info on COVID safety, fresh sheets and vendors at gorgegrown.com.
March 23 — Hood River Watershed Group Meeting, 6-8 p.m. Parr Excellence Project Engineer Bill Norris will describe design and implementation of East Fork Hood River Habitat Restoration Project. Info at firstname.lastname@example.org.
March 25 — Hood River County Reads Zoom Presentation, “Powered by Science: from Rachel Carson to Greta Thunberg,” 6:30 p.m. at us02web.zoom.us/j/88692198217 (Meeting ID: 886 9219 8217) or by phone (+1 253 215 8782; Meeting ID: 886 9219 8217). Presented by Dr. Antonio Baptista. Participants are invited to watch the film prior to the program on Kanopy (hoodriverlibrary.org): “Rachel Carson: The Woman Who Launched the Modern Environmental Movement.”
March 27 — Hood River County Reads Tree Planting with Bill Weiler, 10 a.m. to noon at Barrett Park. For all ages. Parking is available; bring a shovel, gloves and mask. Email email@example.com or call 541-386-2535 to register.
Thru March 27 — Exhibition: “Out There,” Tuesday thru Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Columbia Center for the Arts, Hood River. More at columbiaarts.org.
March 27 — 2021 Minoru Yasui Day, 1-3 p.m. “Immigrants and Refugees: The Path to Justice,” via Zoom; free and live, but registration required at action.aclu.org/webform/2021-minoru-yasui-day-virtual. With U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii).
March 28 — Hood River Student Activist Honorees Legacy Stone Placement, 1 p.m. at the Minoru Yasui Legacy Garden, Oak Street, Hood River. In celebration of 2021 Minoru Yasui Day.
Ongoing — Hood River County Library District Craft Supply Drive. Drop off any and all craft supplies during Curbside Service hours. For child craft projects. More information at 541-386-2535 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit hoodriverlibrary.org.
Thru April 12 — AARP Tax Aide. Hood River and Wasco counties, make an appointment at email@example.com; Skamania County, call 360-302-2641.
Mondays — NU-2-U Shop Open, 9 a.m. to noon at the Mid-Columbia Senior Center, 1112 W. Ninth, The Dalles. Enter via front desk; masks required. No trying on clothes, no refunds. Donations of clothing items now accepted. More information at 541-296-4788.
Monday thru Friday — Klickitat Senior Services Telephone Support, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Goldendale, 509-773-3757; White Salmon, 509-493-3068; or Toll Free, 1- 800-447-7858. Staff will direct callers to available resources, assist with online benefit applications and issues with Social Security and Medicare. Seniors can also call for essential grocery delivery, prescription pickup or food bank needs.
Mondays & Thursdays — OSU Hood River County Extension Central Gorge Master Gardeners Virtual Plant Clinic, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. To receive help for your home gardening questions, go to extension.oregonstate.edu/mg/hoodriver to complete and submit the Plant Clinic Submission Form, or call and leave a message at 541-386-3343 ext. 39259.
Monday-Saturday — Curbside Pickup Service at the Wasco County Library, Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 541-296-2815.
Monday-Saturday — Curbside Pickup Service at the White Salmon Valley and Goldendale Libraries, 10 a.m. to noon and 2-5 p.m. Have your name and library card number ready when you call. Holds that have not been picked up at the scheduled time will be held for three business days to allow for re-scheduling. Call 360-906-5000 or 1-888-546-2707.
Tuesdays & Thursdays thru March 25 — Online Classes for Seniors, 2-3:15 p.m. via Zoom; for those 60 and over. Learn new skills, save money, get in shape, and make new friends. Sponsored by Providence Volunteers in Action in partnership with Senior Planet. Info or registration at 541-387-6404 or email email@example.com.
Tuesdays & Saturdays — Curbside Pickup at the Cascade Locks and Parkdale Libraries, Tuesdays, 2-6 p.m. and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call Cascade Locks at 541-374-9317 or Parkdale at 541-352-6502, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Pickups are limited to 15 items.
Tuesday-Saturday — Curbside Pickup at the Hood River Library, Tuesday-Thursday, noon to 6 p.m. and Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 541-386-2535 or email email@example.com.
Wednesdays — The Dalles Rotary Club, noon via Zoom. Address: us02web.zoom.us/j/693639881?pwd=UFlNdWw2QTZGTURmRHVhY3VlZUQvQT09 (us02web.zoom.us).
Wednesdays & Saturdays — Hood River County Library District “Grab and Go.” Appointments to browse, gather materials and checkout items in 15-20 minute slots at the Hood River branch Wednesdays and Saturdays; sign up at hoodriverlibrary.org.
First & Third Wednesday — Lyle Good Food Pantry, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3-5 p.m. Drive-thru service during COVID restrictions. Come in, apply and take food home the same day.
Thursdays — The Dalles Kiwanis Club Online Meetings. Log in between 11:45 a.m. and 1 p.m. at TheDallesKiwanisZoom.us. For more information go to www.thedalleskiwanis.org/ or The-Dalles-Kiwanis-Club on Facebook. March 18, Rhonda Hull from The Dalles Head Start reports on serving children through COVID times and when Kiwanians can resume reading programs; March 25 is a social TBA (no noontime meeting).
Fridays — Bilingual Conversation Series, noon to 1 p.m. via Zoom, us02web.zoom.us/j/88382995731. Casual language exchange; part English and part Spanish. Sponsored by Hood River County Library District.
Fridays — Gorge Women in Black, Fridays from noon to 1 p.m. at the corner of Fifth and Oak, Hood River. Standing in silence for peace and justice. More on Facebook.
Fridays and Saturdays — Hood River Valley Adult Center Thrift Shop, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Proceeds benefit Meals on Wheels. Masks must be worn and provided hand sanitizer used before entering; limited capacity inside.
Saturdays — Grief Share, 10 a.m. to noon in the fellowship hall at Tucker Road Baptist Church, 1450 Tucker Road, Hood River. Contact Pastor Dean for more info at 360-944-0964.