Tree sales benefit Next Door

Tree Sales Benefit Next Door: Looking for your Christmas tree? Visit Thomas Tree Farm, 3974 Portland Drive, Hood River, this Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 4-5, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; $5 from every sale of a u-cut tree will be donated to The Next Door. The event takes place this weekend only and limited stock is available.

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On Stage

Dec. 11-12 — A Holly Jolly Holiday Revue, 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Dec. 11 and 2 p.m. Dec. 12 at Hood River Valley Adult Center. PACT performance benefits Meals on Wheels. Tickets $10 adults, $5 children and $25 families. Suitable for all ages.

Community Events

On Now — Registration for The Program to Encourage Active and Rewarding Lives (PEARLS). Evidence-based program from University of Washington designed to reduce depression in elders and people with disabilities; free. For age 55 and older in Oregon in English and Spanish. More at 971-718-6226.

Dec. 1 — Film Screening: “He Named Me Malala,” 6-9 p.m. at Sunshine Mill, 901 E. Second, The Dalles. Hosted by Gorge Tech Alliance and Gorge Women in STEM. Free, but tickets are limited; RSPV a crg-ta.org/event/gwis-drive-up-movie-screening-he-named-me-malala.

Dec. 1-7 — Festival of Trees; view online at www.facebook.com/ MidColumbiaHealth Foundation or www.mcmc.net/foundation. Donations instead of auction; will support the Celilo Cancer Center Fund and the purchase of a new linear accelerator for radiation therapy.

Dec. 1-12 — 12 Days of Dogs and Cats Holiday Auction; benefits Home At Last. More at homeatlasths.org.

Dec. 2 — Hood River Soil and Water Conservation District Board Meeting, 4-6 p.m. via Zoom. For link con-tact District Manager Heather Hendrixson (Heather@hoodriverswcd.org; 541-386-4588) prior to meeting and request login info.

Dec. 2 — NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) of the Gorge, 6-7:30 p.m. via Zoom; for a link, email margiest@centurylink.net. Provides a monthly support group meeting for caregivers, friends, and family members of persons with mental illness.

Dec. 2 — Trivia Night, 6:30 p.m. at Working Hands Fermentation, 1021 12th St., Hood River. Friendly competition and prizes. $5 per person.

Dec. 2-4 — High Prairie Christmas Bazaar, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 701 Struck Road, Lyle (Community Center). Proceeds to HPCC firefighters and the center; local vendors; hot dogs, chips, soda and dessert available for purchase.

Dec. 3 — Hood River Holidays: Downtown Festival and Tree Lighting and Static Parade, 5-8 p.m. in downtown Hood River.

Dec. 3-4 — Twin Bridges Museum Christmas Bazaar, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the museum in Lyle.

Dec. 3-5 —19th Annual Nativities in the Gorge Community Nativity Display, noon to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 1-4 p.m. Sunday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Stevenson. Free admission and refreshments, hands-on children’s area and musical performances by local artists.

Dec. 3-Jan. 7 — Holiday Market at Columbia Center for the Arts, 215 Cascade Ave., Hood River. Opening reception Dec. 3, 5-7 p.m. Small works by local and regional artists (cards, jewelry, paintings, ceramics, wearable items, more). More at www.columbiaarts.org.

Dec. 4 — Lyle Lions Club Pancake Breakfast, 7-10 a.m. at Lyle Lions Community Center, corner of Fifth and Highway 14. Adults $7, children 6-12 $4, under 6 free.

Dec. 4 — I’m Dreaming of a White Salmon Holi-Day Event. White Salmon shops open; 4-6 p.m., outdoor fire pits around White Salmon Holiday Tree at Riverview Bank; around 5 p.m., lighting of the White Salmon holiday tree and menorah. PLEASE NOTE: The bazaar and breakfast at Henkle has been canceled, as has the library's annual event, due to COVID.

Dec. 4 — Holiday Bazaar, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 11th and Eugene streets, Hood River. Special gifts for all ages, holiday-themed items, handcrafts, yarn, tools, baked goods.

Dec. 4 — Cascade Locks Christmas beginning at 11 a.m. at downtown businesses (family activities include crafts, prize drawings, more); 5:30 p.m., Cascade Locks Elementary, drive-thru hot cocoa from Thirsty Café and cookies from Bridgeside; 6:30 p.m., live music in the Bridgeside parking lot and countdown to drive-thru light display. Tune into 91.1FM for the broadcast. More at www.facebook.com/events/435130218203315.

Dec. 4 — Holiday Open House, 1-3 p.m. at The History Museum of Hood River County. Free admission and refreshments; donations accepted. Music by CGOA brass ensemble (1:15 p.m.) and Harmony of the Gorge Chorus (2 p.m.). Proof of COVID vaccination or negative test plus masks required. Info at www.hoodriverhistorymuseum.org.

Dec. 4 — Cascade Singers Christmas Concert, 2 p.m. at United Church of Christ Congregational, Fifth and Court, The Dalles. Free and open to the public; families are encouraged to attend. Donations accepted for the church’s music program. Ends in a sing-along.

Dec. 4-5 — Christmas Bazaar, after all Masses (6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sunday) at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Hood River. Gifts, raffles; benefits FISH Food Bank and The Christmas Project. COVID protocols will be followed.

Dec. 4-31 — The Dalles Art Center Holiday Show, Tuesday thru Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the gallery, 220 E 4th St., The Dalles. Treasures from local artists. More at www.thedallesartcenter.org.

Dec. 5 — The Dalles Organ Crawl starting at 2 p.m. at St. Peter’s Landmark, downtown The Dalles, then traveling to Zion Lutheran, United Church of Christ Congregational, Christian Science Society and ending at St. Paul’s Episcopal. Each performer will present 20-25 minutes of music with a special holiday theme. Free, open to public; families encouraged to attend.

Dec. 6 — Fall Prevention Webinar, 1-3 p.m. Register by phone at 541-506-3512 or email at Information@capeco-works.org. Free; sponsored by CAPECO’s Area Agency on Aging and Providence Health & Services.

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

Dec. 7 & 9 — Tree of Remembrance / Light Up A Life Services, 5:30 p.m., Dec. 7 at Anderson’s Tribute Center Celilo Chapel, The Dalles, and Thursday, Dec. 9 at Anderson’s Tribute Center, Hood River. In partnership with Providence; both will be in person and live streamed on the Anderson’s Facebook page.

Dec. 10 & Dec. 12 — Christmas Through the Ages and Around the World, 7 p.m. Dec. 10 at Riverside Community Church, Hood River, and 2 p.m. Dec. 12 at St. Peter’s Landmark, The Dalles. Columbia Gorge Orchestra Association’s Voci Choir; concert of inspired music for the season. Tickets $20 adults ($15 for CGOA members), $5 Youth (10-17) and free for kids under 10 at the door or gorgeorchestra.org. Proof of COVID vaccination OR negative test within 48 hours prior to the concert required. All audience members must be masked and will be socially distanced.

Dec. 11 — Christmas Bazaar, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Route 30 Burgers, Bottles & Brews, 317 E. Second St., The Dalles.

Dec. 11 — Lyle Grange Meeting, 11 a.m. at Columbia Grange 87 off Old Highway 8 near Canyon Road; potluck at noon. Second Saturday.

Dec. 11-12 — Last Chance Holiday Craft Show, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hood River County Fairgrounds in Odell. Parking and admission are free.

Dec. 11-12 — Maupin Winter Bazaar, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Maupin Legion Hall. Handmade crafts, cloth-ing exchange and bake sale to raise money for local women in need.

Dec. 12 — Cascade Singers Christmas Concert, 2 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal, 1805 Minnesota St., The Dalles. Free and open to the public; families are encouraged to attend. Donations accepted for the church’s music program. Ends in a sing-along.

Dec. 13-16 — Fire Departments Christmas Lighted Truck Parade, 6-9 p.m. through Hood River County as follows: Dec. 13, Odell and Pine Grove; Dec. 14, Parkdale and Dee; Dec. 15, West Side and Hood River; and Dec. 16, Cascade Locks. A route schedule will appear in Columbia Gorge News.

Dec. 13-25 — Hood River Holidays: Free Downtown Parking.

Thru Dec. 14 — Tree of Joy Donations Accepted. Donor shopping lists available. Gifts should be wrapped and clearly indicate the family and children numbers assigned. Deliver to Bingen Food Bank; families will start picking up gifts on Dec. 16. Organizations sought to help with the effort coordinated by Washington Gorge Action Programs (WAGAP) Food Bank. Contact patty@wagap.org or call 509-493-2662 ext. 207.

Dec. 14 — Survivors of Suicide Loss Support Group, 5:30-630 p.m. via Zoom; for a link, email belinda.ballah@co.hood-river.or.us. Open to anyone who lost a loved one to suicide. Meets second Tuesday of the month.

Dec. 17-18 — The Groove Project Grooves Christmas, 7:30 p.m. at Columbia Center for the Arts, Hood River. Featuring Tim Mayer, Joanna Grammon, Dave Henehan, Jon Green and Mike Grodner. Tickets $25 at the door or columbiaarts.org; those 12 and over must present proof of full vaccination and all must wear a mask.

Dec. 18 — Cascade Singers Christmas Concert, 7 p.m. at St. Peter’s Landmark, downtown The Dalles. Free and open to the public; families are encouraged to attend. Donations accepted for the church’s music program. Ends in a sing-along.

Dec. 20 — Lyle Lions Club Meeting, 6 p.m. at the Lyle Lions Community Center, corner of Fifth and Highway 14. No potluck; masks required.

Ongoing

Now — Free Organ Lessons. By Garry Estep, Zion Lutheran organist; for individuals or groups for those who play piano and would like to learn how to play a pipe organ. By appointment; contact estepgarry@gmail.com for info.

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.

Mondays — Movement and Yoga, 9 a.m. at the FISH Community Room, Hood River. Pay what you can if you can; all are welcome. Bring your own mat. Questions to cindy@yogavisual.com.

Mondays — Columbia Gorge Orchestra Association Voci Choir Rehearsals, 6:30-8 p.m. at Valley Christian Church. All welcome. Questions to info@gorgeorchestra.org.

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, Wednesday and Friday — Strong Women, 10-11 a.m. at the Cascade Locks cemetery.

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.

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 — Harmony of the Gorge Chorus, 6-8 p.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church, Bingen. Please check the website for rehearsal details at www.harmonyofthegorge.com. Masks, social distancing. Info at 541-490-2481.

Tuesdays — Columbia Gorge Orchestra Association Sinfonietta Rehearsals, 7-9 p.m. at Valley Christian Church. All welcome. Questions to info@gorgeorchestra.org.

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

First & Third Wednesday — Lyle Good Food Pantry, 9 a.m. to noon and 1-3:30 p.m. Drive-thru service during COVID restrictions. Come in, apply and take food home the same day.

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 — Hood River Art Club, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at FISH Food Bank Community Room, 1130 Tuck-er Road, Hood River. Thru May. Membership $25/year. Masks and vaccinations required. FISH and Spirit of Grace Church do not endorse or sponsor the event. For information contact Sue Moore, 541-490-2275.

Thursdays — The Dalles Kiwanis Club Meetings, noon at Spooky’s, The Dalles. Visitors welcome. More in-formation at www.thedalleskiwanis.org or The-Dalles-Kiwanis-Club on Facebook. Thursdays — The Dalles Kiwanis Club Meetings, noon at Spooky’s, The Dalles. Visitors welcome. More in-formation at www.thedalleskiwanis.org or The-Dalles-Kiwanis-Club on Facebook. Dec. 2: Lt. Gov. Ben DeReemer, Key Club; Dec. 9: Kenny LaPoint, plan for Navigation Center for houseless.

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 — Movement and Resets, 9 a.m. at the FISH Community Room, Hood River. Exploring restorative movement patterns. Pay what you can if you can; all are welcome. Bring your own mat. Questions to cindy@yogavisual.com.

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.

Saturdays — Master Gardener Plant Clinics, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. First Saturday, Dickey Farms, 806 W. Steuben St., Bingen; third Saturday, Tum A Lum Lumber, 408 Highway 35, Hood River; second, fourth and fifth Saturdays, Hood River Supply, 1945 12th St., Hood River. Public invited to ask home gardening questions for Master Gardener recommendations. Bring a sample or photo of the pest, plant disease or concern.

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 — Saturday Night Bingo, 5:30-8 p.m. at the Mid-Columbia Senior Center. Cash prizes, dinner concessions.

Sundays — Pickup Basketball, noon at the Horizon Christian gym, Hood River. Players 18 and older, $3/visit.

Sundays — Columbia Gorge Orchestra Association Jazz Collective Rehearsals, 4-6 p.m. at WAAAM. All welcome. Questions to info@gorgeorchestra.org.

Children and Teens

Dec. 1 — Magic: The Gathering, 6-7:30 p.m. at the Hood River Library Reading Room. First Wednesday of the month; teens at all levels and experiences welcome to join casual play. Ages 10-20, limit 15 players. Registration required at hoodriverlibrary.as.me/mtg.

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.