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Call to Artists

July 5 — Deadline to Apply for “Best of the Gorge” Exhibition. Annual Columbia Center for the Arts show. Must live in one of five Columbia Gorge counties to apply. Show held Aug. 6-28. More at bestofthegorge.securechkout.net/apply.


June 27-28 — “As You Like It,” 6-8 p.m. near the stage in Jackson Park, Hood River. Auditions for Performances at the Adult Center (PACT) fall production. Performance dates: Sept. 11-12 and 17-18. Those interested in working crew should email Lynda.dallman@gmail.com or show up June 27-28.

On Stage

June 18-19 & June 25 — Annie Jr., 7 p.m. at The Dalles Civic Auditorium. Matinee performances June 27 at 2 p.m. Tickets at Klindt’s, TheDallesCivic.org, and at the door; adults $12, seniors and children under 12 $10.

Children and Teens

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 sushiokalani@gorge.net.

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 ssfreedom399@gmail.com.

Wednesdays — Online Teen Hangout, 5 p.m. Sponsored by the Hood River County Library District. Games, chat, etc. Email rachelt@hoodriverlibrary.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 thedallespubliclibrary@gmail.com or 541-296-2815.

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.

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.

Fridays — Family Gaming Hour, 3-4 p.m. at the Hood River Library. For teens. Log on to the Teen Program Zoom; games will be selected by the group. Thru May. Info at hoodriverlibrary.org/teen-program.

Community Events

June 15 — Mommy & Baby Wellness, noon to 1 p.m. via Zoom; register at 541-296-7319 or visit mcmc.net. “Nutrition for mom and baby, and sexual healing and scar management.” Facilitated by Laurie VanCott.

June 16 — CAT Board Meeting and Budget Public Hearing, 4 p.m. via Zoom, us02web.zoom.us/j/81909404683?pwd=VFJlWXo2b3ZwVjVRYTloWGtPem1WUT09, or call 253- 215-8782, Meeting ID: 819 0940 4683, Password: 904438

June 16 — Hood River Valley Parks and Recreation District Regular Board Meeting, 6 p.m. at Odell Community Park, 3163 Tamarack Road, Odell. In person meeting.

June 16 — Hood River County Library Board of Directors Meeting, 7 p.m. via Zoom, us02web.zoom.us/j/88987942233; (253) 215-8782, Meeting ID: 889 8794 2233.

June 16 — Love Your Columbia Summer Series, 7:30 p.m. Online; register at www.columbiariverkeeper.org/events. “Conservation History for the Curious Featuring Michelle Nijhuis.” Author of “Beloved Beasts: Fighting for Life in an Age of Extinction.”

June 17 — NORCOR Board Meeting, 10 a.m. to noon via Zoom; wascocounty-org.zoom.us/j/84289905115 or call 1(253)215-8782, Pin: 84289905515# .

June 17 — (Virtual) Afternoon Tea Celebration, 4 p.m. Benefit for History Museum of Hood River County, featuring guest speaker Elizabeth Woody. Cost includes treats, tea and a free admission pass to museum. RSVP required at www.hoodriverhistorymuseum.org; click “events/rentals” tab. Food and tea can be picked up between noon and 2 p.m. at Spirit of Grace Church, 1140 Tucker Road, Hood River.

June 17 — Odell Mobile Farmers Market, 4-6 p.m. at Oregon Child Development Coalition, 3485 Early Road.

June 18 — Mercado del Valle Farmers Market, 4-6 p.m. at Atkinson Drive, downtown Odell.

June 19 — Goldendale Mobile Farmers Market, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 903 E. Broadway St.

June 21 — Lyle Lions Club Meeting, 6 p.m. at the Lyle Lions Community Center, corner of Fifth and Highway 14. No potluck; masks required.

June 22 —Mommy & Baby Wellness, noon to 1 p.m. via Zoom; register at 541-296-7319 or visit mcmc.net. “Mindfulness, restful sleep and post baby belly workout.” Facilitated by Laurie VanCott.

June 24 — Carson Mobile Farmers Market, noon to 2 p.m. at Backwoods Brewing Company, 1162 Wind River Highway; Cascade Locks Mobile Farmers Market, 4-6 p.m. at 300 S.W. WaNaPa Street.

June 24— Crop Talk, 5:30-7 p.m. For a link, email Dan@ ucdwa.org. Featuring West Balch Ranch, Sponsored by Gorge Grown Food Network, Underwood Conservation District and OSU Extension and held every fourth Thursday.

June 30 — Mid-Columbia Economic Development District Strategy Meeting: Analysis of Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats. Virtual meeting; visit mcedd.org/strategy/get-involved to participate. More info at Jessica@mcedd.org, and 541-296-2266.


Thru June 26 — Art-a-Day Exhibit, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday thru Saturday at Columbia Center for the Arts. Masks, social distancing required.

Thru July 23 — Comment Period, Hanford Site. Send comments to bit.ly/2Swg7KJ. Virtual public meeting June 24 at 5:30 p.m.; register at bit.ly/3dwPvB8. Administrative record at pdw.hanford.gov.

Daily — Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and Museum, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., 5000 Discovery Drive, The Dalles. More information at www.gorgediscovery.org or call 541-296-8600.

Monday, Wednesday and Saturday — 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.

Tuesdays — Movement and Yoga, 10 a.m. at the Mt. Hood Town Hall. Pay what you can if you can; all are welcome. Bring your own mat. Questions to cindy@yogavisual.com.

Tuesdays beginning June 15 — White Salmon Farmers Market, 4-7 p.m. at Rheingarten Park; thru Sept. 14.

Tuesdays — Harmony of the Gorge Chorus, 6:30-8 p.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church, Bingen. Masks, social distancing. Info at 541-490-2481.

Wednesdays — The Dalles Rotary Club, noon via Zoom. Address: us02web.zoom.us/j/693639881?pwd=UFlNdWw2QTZGTURmRHVhY3VlZUQvQT09 (us02web.zoom.us).

Wednesdays — Gorge Grown Mobile Farmers Markets, May thru October. Moro, first and third Wednesdays from noon to 2 p.m. at Huskey’s 97 Market, 106 Main St.; Maupin, second and fourth Wednesdays from noon to 2 p.m. at Kaiser Park, 506 Deschutes Ave.; The Dalles, every Wednesday from 4-6 p.m. at The Dalles Transit Center, 802 Chenowith Loop Road. Market info, COVID guidelines at www.gorgegrown.com.

First & Third Wednesday — Lyle Good Food Pantry, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4-6 p.m. Drive-thru service during COVID restrictions. Come in, apply and take food home the same day.

Wednesdays & Saturdays thru August — Thrift Shop, 9 a.m. to noon at Hood River Valley Christian Church, Hood River. Volunteers needed to work shifts at the shop; call 541-806-4011 for details.

Thursdays — Take Pounds Off Sensible (TOPS) Support Group, 8:30 a.m. weigh-in and 9 a.m. meeting at Zion Church, 10th and Union, The Dalles. First meeting is free.

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. June 10: Andrea Klaas, update on Port of The Dalles; June 17: Steve Light, Freebridge Brewing, managing a small business during the COVID pandemic; June 24: Social meeting

Thursday, Friday and Saturday — 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.

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 — 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 — Hood River Mobile Farmers Market, noon-2 p.m. at Hawk’s Ridge Assisted Living, 1795 Eighth Street thru October; Lyle Mobile Farmers Market, 4-6 p.m. at Lyle Activity Center, 308 Klickitat Street thru October.

Saturdays — Gorge Grown Farmers Markets: Hood River Farmers Market, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Fifth and Columbia parking lot thru Nov. 30; Goldendale Farmers Market, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 903 E. Broadway thru Sept. 25; The Dalles Farmers Market, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at City Park on Union Street thru Oct. 9 (interested volunteers, email tdfmvolunteer@gmail.com); Stevenson Farmers Market, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. starting June 12 on the waterfront, 140 SW Cascade Ave., thru Oct. 9. Market info, COVID guidelines at www.gorgegrown.com.

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.

Saturdays — The Original Wasco County Courthouse Open, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 410 West Second Place, The Dalles. Masks required and COVID-19 precautions observed. Admission free to members and $3 per adult; families welcome.

Saturdays — Historical Twin Bridges Museum, noon to 5 p.m. at 403 E. Klickitat St., Lyle. Admission by donation. Thru Sept. 4.