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Call to Artists
June 7 — Application Deadline, “Mother River: The Columbia and Her Tributaries,” sponsored by Columbia Center for the Arts. BIPOC, LGBTQ, people with disabilities encouraged to apply. For more information, visit www.columbiaarts.org/landscape-show.
June 4-6 — City of White Salmon Spring Festival. Those interested in planning the 2022 event, call Amanda McDonald at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more info about the cancellation, visit whitesalmonspringfestival.com.
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 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.
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.
May 25 — Gorge Outdoor Rec and Tourism Summit, 8:30-11 a.m. at gorgeoutdoorrectourismsummit.eventbrite.com.
May 25 — Mommy & Baby Wellness, noon to 1 p.m. via Zoom; register at 541-296-7319 or visit mcmc.net. “Maternal mental health and baby sign.” Facilitated by Laurie VanCott.
May 25 — Mitigating Wildfire Risk Through Grazing and Taking an Inventory Webinar, noon to 1 p.m.; register at beav.es/J9w or information and registration at extension.oregonstate.edu/county/wasco/events. Webinar will be recorded and posted at beav.es/42a.
May 25 — Hood River Watershed Group Meeting, 6-8 p.m. Zoom virtual presentation; RSVP at tinyurl.com/5ff4xjw3. “Mt. Hood Glaciers and Mountain Aquifer Recharge” with Jordyn B. Miller.
May 25 — Screenagers: Next Chapter, 6:30 p.m. Will show online; sponsored by YouthThink. Free; spots are limited. Register at Youththink.net. Appropriate for families.
May 25 — Vanport Flood of 1948 Virtual Event, 6:30-8 p.m. via Zoom. Visit www.hoodriverhistorymuseum.org to register; participants will be emailed a link. Hosted by History Museum of Hood River County. Free, with suggested $10 donation.
May 25-27 — Hood River City Works Paving Project. Crews will be paving Ninth Street between State and Hazel streets, and Hazel Street between Seventh and Ninth streets. Vehicles must not be parked on the streets between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m.; vehicles in work area will be towed at owner’s expense. Call Marlo Messmer, 541-387-5201, for information.
May 26 — Mid-Columbia Economic Development District Strategy Meeting: Sector Focus Areas. Virtual meeting; visit mcedd.org/strategy/get-involved to participate. More info at Jessica@mcedd.org, and 541-296-2266.
May 26 — American Red Cross Blood Drive, 12:30-6 p.m. at Seventh Day Adventist Fellowship Hall, 531 E. Tohomish, White Salmon. Register at RedCrossBlood.org, keyword: whitesalmon.
May 27 — 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.
May 27— Crop Talk, 5:30-7 p.m. For a link, email Dan@ ucdwa.org. Featuring Stamboom Meats. Sponsored by Gorge Grown Food Network, Underwood Conservation District and OSU Extension and held every fourth Thursday.
May 27, June 3 & June 10 — Practical Parenting Series, 6-7:30 p.m. at Little Oak Montessori School, White Salmon. Outdoor, in-person. Free; register at www.littleoakmontessori.com/practical-parenting-series-tickets.
June 1 — Mommy & Baby Wellness, noon to 1 p.m. via Zoom; register at 541-296-7319 or visit mcmc.net. “Early childhood development and feeding.” Facilitated by Laurie VanCott.
June 3 — NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) of the Gorge, 6-7:30 p.m. via Zoom (in-person meetings are suspend due to COVID); for a link, email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Provides a monthly support group meeting for caregivers, friends, and family members of persons with mental illness, meeting the first Thursday of the month.
June 5 — Craft-Flea Market, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Mid-Columbia Senior Center, 1112 W. Ninth, The Dalles. For vendor info, call/text Dianna Thomas, 541-980-1405.
June 7 — Lyle Lions Club Meeting, 6 p.m. at the Lyle Lions Community Center, corner of Fifth and Highway 14. No potluck; masks required.
June 8 — Mommy & Baby Wellness, noon to 1 p.m. via Zoom; register at 541-296-7319 or visit mcmc.net. “Kegels, bladder health and exercise.” Facilitated by Laurie VanCott.
June 8— Growing Oregon Gardeners: Level Up Series, 3 p.m. via Zoom. Unique Winter Vegetables to Grow with Lane Selman. Hosted by OSU horticulture experts. Free, open to public. Register at extension.oregonstate.edu/mg/growing-oregon-gardeners-level-series.
June 8 — Survivors of Suicide Loss Support Group, 5:30-630 p.m. via Zoom (in-person meetings are suspend due to COVID); for a link, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Open to anyone who lost a loved one to suicide. Meets second Tuesday of the month.
June 10 — 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 12 — Hazardous Waste Collection Event (for rural households and small businesses), 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Eastgate Park, 95 WaNaPa St., Cascade Locks. For more info, call Tri-County Hazardous Waste & Recycling, 541-506-2636, or visit www.tricountyrecycle.com.
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 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 May 31 — “Oregon Voices” at the History Museum of Hood River County, 300 E. Port Marina Drive, Hood River. Visiting exhibition from the Oregon Historical Society. Hours: Thursday thru Saturday and Monday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday from noon to 4 p.m., and Tuesday and Wednesday by appointment. More at www.hoodriverhistorymuseum.org.
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 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. May 20: Star Tennison, community outreach, One Community Health, on the rebuilding of the Lyle Longhouse which was lost in a fire March 2020; May 27: Club business 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 email@example.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.