What’s Happening is a free service of Columbia Gorge News and may be edited for length. Items can also be found online on the Columbia Gorge News website (Gorge Life tab); calendar items are updated daily. Send items to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Call to Artists
Sept. 8 — Deadline, Artists of the Gorge Exhibition, Stevenson Community Library, 120 N.W. Vancouver Ave., Stevenson. Exhibition will be Oct. 1-30; juror awards announced Oct. 1 and People’s Choice award Nov. 1. More info at fvrl.org/artists-gorge or 360-906-4823.
Sept. 10-11 and Sept. 17-18 — As You Like It at Jackson Park, Hood River. Seating at 5:30 p.m., show at 6 p.m. PACT performance benefiting Hood River Valley Adult Center’s Meals on Wheels program. Chairs available, or bring a blanket and picnic basket. Tickets at www.showtix4u.com, Waucoma Bookstore in Hood River or Klindt’s Booksellers in The Dalles. Directed by Sullivan Mackintosh.
Children and Teens
Sept. 10 — Random Craft Giveaway at the Wasco County Library. For ages 11-18; take and make craft kit. Register at www.wascocuntylibrary.com/teen-services.
Sept. 15 — Magic the Gathering Tournament, 5 p.m. at the Hood River Library. Held in the library gardens. For teens.
Sept. 25 — Paint Night at the Wasco County Library. For ages 11-18; take and make craft kit. Register at www.wascocuntylibrary.com/teen-services.
Sept. 28 — Teen’s Bookish Box (Banned Book Club) at the Wasco County Library. For ages 11-18. Register at www.wascocuntylibrary.com/teen-services.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesdays — Online Teen Hangout, 5 p.m. Sponsored by the Hood River County Library District. Games, chat, etc. Email email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
CANCELED Sept. 6 — Roy Webster Cross-Channel Swim, due to current conditions.
CANCELED Sept. 6 — Lyle Lions Club Meeting, due to Labor Day holiday.
Sept. 9 — 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.
Sept. 9 — Town hall with Rep. Cliff Bentz, 1 p.m. at the Hood River Armory, 1590 12th St. All invited; in-person, indoor event. Masks required regardless of vaccination status. Brief remarks followed by constituent Q&A. More at bentz.house.gov/about/events.
Sept. 11 — Hazardous Waste Collection Event (for rural households and small businesses), 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Mid Valley Market, 3380 Odell Highway, Odell. For more info, call Tri-County Hazardous Waste & Recycling, 541-506-2636, or visit www.tricountyrecycle.com.
Sept. 11 — Lyle Grange Meeting, 11 a.m. at Columbia Grange 87 off Old Highway 8 near Canyon Road; potluck at noon.
Sept. 11 — Cedar Creek Alpacas 12th Anniversary, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 182 McNichols Road, Cook. Free, all ages event. Bring a picnic; local music, baby alpacas, new fiber art studio and demos, door prizes. No dogs (they stress the alpacas).
CANCELED Sept. 11-12 — Huckleberry Festival, Bingen.
Sept. 12 — Boka Marimba, 2 p.m. at Hood River Valley Christian Church. Free; donations accepted. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, all audience members will be required to wear a mask and practice social distancing.
Sept. 14 — Growing Oregon Gardeners: Level Up Series, 3 p.m. via Zoom. Gardening with Native Plants for Pollinators with Gail Langellotto. Hosted by OSU horticulture experts. Free, open to public. Register at ex-tension.oregonstate.edu/mg/growing-oregon-gardeners-level-series.
Sept. 14 — 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 email@example.com. Open to anyone who lost a loved one to suicide. Meets second Tuesday of the month.
Sept. 16 — Odell Mobile Farmers Market, 4-6 p.m. at Oregon Child Development Coalition, 3485 Early Road.
Sept. 17 — Mercado del Valle Farmers Market, 4-6 p.m. at Atkinson Drive, downtown Odell.
Sept. 17-19 — Gorge Artists Open Studios Tour, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at various studios throughout the Gorge. Info on the Otocast app or gorgeartists.org.
Sept. 18 — Virtual CROP Hunger Walk. Fundraiser to fight global and local hunger. . For information and ideas for doing your own virtual walk, visit resources.crophungerwalk.org/virtual-walks. For CROP Walk materials, call 541-386-2608 (leave a message) or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Donations online at events.crophungerwalk.org/2021 or mail to CWS CROP Walk, c/o Hood River Valley Christian Church, 975 Indian Creek Road, Hood River, OR 97031.
Sept. 18 — Hazardous Waste Collection Event (for rural households and small businesses), 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Wasco County Fairgrounds, Tygh Valley. For more info, call Tri-County Hazardous Waste & Recy-cling, 541-506-2636, or visit www.tricountyrecycle.com.
Sept. 18-19 — Artisan Market, Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Hood River Val-ley Adult Center. Sponsored by Soroptimist Hood River and HRVAC. Proceeds to Soroptimist Live Your Dream Awards and Meals on Wheels. Outdoors, masks required. Featuring local artists.
Sept. 20 — Lyle Lions Club Meeting, 6 p.m. at the Lyle Lions Community Center, corner of Fifth and Highway 14. No potluck; masks required.
Sept. 23 — 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.
Sept. 23 — Crop Talk, 5:30-7 p.m. For a link, email Dan@ ucdwa.org. Raíces Cooperative FarmSponsored by Gorge Grown Food Network, Underwood Conservation District and OSU Extension.
Sept. 28 — Hood River Watershed Group Meeting via Zoom. Niklas Christensen presents on watershed irrigation pipeline project. For details, visit hoodriverwatershed.org (click “Get Involved” and scroll to “Meetings and Events”). All meetings are recorded and can be watched at any time.
Sept. 30 — Fall CASA Training Begins. Learn how to advocate for a child in foster care. For more info or to begin application process, contact 541-386-3468 email@example.com.
Sept. 30 — Parkdale Mobile Farmers Market, 4-6 p.m. at Parkdale Fire Station, 4895 Baseline Drive.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
Mondays starting Sept. 13 — Columbia Gorge Orchestra Association Voci Choir Rehearsals, 6:30-8 p.m. at Valley Christian Church. All welcome. Questions to firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com.
Tuesdays — 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.
Tuesdays beginning Sept. 7 — Columbia Gorge Orchestra Association Sinfonietta Rehearsals, 7-9 p.m. at Valley Christian Church. All welcome. Questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesdays, Sept. 21-Nov. 16 — Mommy Wellness, noon to 1 p.m. via Zoom; register at 541-296-7319 or visit mcmc.net. Sept. 21: Introduction, Yoga & Home Exercise Programs; Sept. 28: Infant Biomechanics, Breastfeeding, & Lactation Support and Ab Lab; Oct. 5: Infant Massage and Baby Sign; Oct. 12: Return to Running & Exercise; Oct. 19: Early Child Development & Feeding; Oct. 26: Maternal Mental Health and Post Belly Workout; Nov. 2: Nutrition for Mom & Baby and Kegels, Bladder Health, & Exercise; Nov. 9: Sexual Healing, Scar Management & Exercise; Nov. 16: Post-Partum Exercise, Restful Sleep & Mindfulness for Moms.
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 Meetings, noon at Spooky’s, The Dalles. Visitors welcome. More information at www.thedalleskiwanis.org or The-Dalles-Kiwanis-Club on Facebook. Sept. 2: Nancy Paul, First Book; Sept. 9: No noontime meeting: STEAK FEED, Sorosis Park, 5-7 p.m.; Sept. 16: Consulting Services Program Manager Todd Dierker; Sept. 23: Patti Blagg introduces Mid-Columbia Community Concert Association’s 2021-22 season; Sept. 30: David Benko presents Northwest Mural Fest and the upcoming “teaser” mural.
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.
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday — 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.
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 — 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 — 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. 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.
Sundays beginning Sept. 12 — Columbia Gorge Orchestra Association Jazz Collective Rehearsals, 4-6 p.m. at WAAAM. All welcome. Questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.