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Town Hall March 23; EPA settles with Arlington Flight Services; Blasting continues along River Road in The Dalles; Gastrointestinal outbreak in local schools, long term care facility

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HOOD RIVER — Join the Washington State Department of Agriculture and the Hood River Soil and Water Conservation District for an all day sprayer calibration training in Spanish or English. Participants will get both classroom and field experience in:

This year marks the 17th anniversary of the Gorge Artists Open Studios Tour, where 40 local artists open their studios to the public for self-guided tours over the course of three days.


“On a dark and stormy night, six strangers arrive at a majestic mansion for dinner with a side of blackmail.”

HOOD RIVER — Victoria Loorz, internationally renowned author of “Church of the Wild: How Nature Invites Us into the Sacred,” will lead three explorations of our spiritual connection to the natural world, the weekend of Feb. 24-26 at Riverside Community Church in Hood River.

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Columbia Gorge Community College’s seven-member board of directors agreed unanimously to seek input from other colleges to inform their search for a professional search firm. One firm will be asked to orchestrate the process of hiring a new college president directly, avoiding the need for a…

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THE DALLES — The annual Gorge Tourism Summit returns in-person Feb. 23 after a three year pause. The summit is a day-long event bringing together people working with visitors in any way to discuss the latest changes, long-term vision, and ideas for tourism in the region. The gathering will t…

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HOOD RIVER — Have a passion for automobiles? Like to talk to people? Think history is cool? Then join the Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum on Feb. 18 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to explore volunteer opportunities at the museum’s Volunteer Open House.

Viewing: The Mahabharata; ‘Salvesen’s Sweethearts’ Blood Drive Feb. 2; Free GOrge Pass for downtown employees; Hood River County Library adds children’s events to calendar; Skamania EMS & Rescue program; Circles of Care volunteers needed; HR Toastmasters meet; ‘Oregon Forest Facts’ updated

BEND — The High Desert Museum is now accepting submissions for the 2023 Waterston Desert Writing Prize. The prize honors outstanding literary nonfiction that illustrates artistic excellence, sensitivity to place, and desert literacy with the desert as both subject and setting, said a press r…

Brian Rohr visits Hood River Library; Dallesport Community Center remodel update; Gorge-to-Mountain Express now running; Native plants on sale now; Grants available for veterans, war memorials

PRIDE book club meets Thursday; Circles of Care volunteers needed; ‘Guide to Mushroom Hunting’; Writer’s Talks resume at art center; Bookmobile comes to community park; Lyle Lions give thanks; Gorge-to-Mountain Express now running

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UPDATE: The Cascade Singers concert schedule for this Thursday, Dec. 22 at the Christian Science Church in The Dalles is being postponed a week due to inclement weather predictions. The concert will be held on Thursday the 29th at 7 p.m.

Mt. Adams Institute hosts its next Sense of Place lecture series, “The Iconic Mitchell Point Tunnel Returns” with Tova Peltz and Kevin Price, on Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. at the Columbia Center for the Arts, Hood River.

THE DALLES — Columbia Basin Care will host weekly HOPE Dementia Support groups every other Tuesday at 6 p.m., starting with Dec. 6.

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HE FOLLOWING EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED, ACCORDING TO CGCC. A future date has not yet been announced.

Columbia Gorge Community College is hosting Oregon Book Award winner Omar El Akkad for a reading on Wednesday, Nov 30 at 6 p.m. The reading, followed by a Q&A, will take place in the CGCC Lecture Hall in Building 2 on The Dalles Campus.

Ageless Awards Friday; Eden Grow Systems hosts open house; Thrive HR celebrates 45th; Coat drive at Cousin’s; Bookmobile stops at community park; Free community playgroup meets

Unit 20, ORE meets Nov. 15; St. Mary’s hosts harvest fest; Energy Assistance applications available; Wilhite at The Dalles Art Center Nov. 17; St. Mark’s hosts holiday bazaar; Coming up at TD Library; FVRLibraries host teen writing contest

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Spaghetti and live music benefit; HR Museum hosts annual fundraiser; Wizard of Oz auditions open to kids; Radio Tierra hosts AGA book talk; Coming up at TD Library; RAGS hosts amateur radio tech license class; Movies at the Cascade Locks library

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HOOD RIVER — Aging in the Gorge Alliance (AGA) llevará a su comunidad el libro "Juntos" del Dr. Vivek Murthy ("Juntos") al programa Entérate de Alejandro Aguilera en Radio Tierra el 9 de noviembre a las 6 p.m. Se invitará a los oyentes a llamar para la discusión, y los pasajes del libro se l…

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Head to The Dalles-Wasco County Library to join master storyteller William Kennedy Hornyak on a journey of haunting stories, poems and historical lore in celebration of the Celtic New Year of Samhain (Halloween) on Saturday, Oct. 29 at 3 p.m. This free event is for all ages.

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