The Dalles Free Community Thanksgiving Dinner…November 27, noon-3 p.m. at St. Mary’s Academy in The Dalles. Sponsored by the Salvation Army. Everyone is welcome. To volunteer or to order a delivered meal call 541-296-6417.
American Red Cross Blood Drive…November 28, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the Hood River Elks Lodge on 3rd and Cascade. Call 541-387-3669.
The Dalles Starlight Parade…6 p.m. on November 28 in downtown The Dalles. Christmas Tree Lighting at 7:30 p.m. at The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce on 404 West 2nd.
Hood River County Christmas Project registration…November 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, and December 5-6 at the Department of Human Services on 1610 9th Court from 10 a.m. -6 p.m. on Fridays and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturdays…at Parkdale Community Church on November 10 and 24 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m…at the Odell Food Bank on November 13 and December 4 from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m….and Cascade Locks City Hall on November 19 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. For information go to hoodrivercountychristmasproject.com.
Gorge Owned Sense of Place Lecture Series…on the Taste of the Gorge Terrior…December 3, 7 p.m. at Columbia Center for the Arts in Hood River. Wine tasting, 6 p.m.-7 p.m.
Hood River Holidays Kick-Off…December 5. Downtown streets close at 5 p.m., holiday parade at 6 p.m., tree lighting ceremony at Overlook Memorial Park at 7 p.m.
Columbia Gorge Discovery Center Exhibit Opening for “Bittersweet Harvest: The Bracero Program 1942-1964″…Smithsonian traveling exhibit…December 5, 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m. and December 6, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free and open the public.
Festival of Trees…December 5 live auction at 6 p.m. at The Dalles Civic Auditorium. 21 and over event, but registration is appreciated. Community Day to view the trees on December 6, 9 a.m.-noon. Benefits Mid-Columbia Health Foundation, for more information call 541-296-7275.
Dallesport Christmas Bazaar…December 5-6, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. each day.
Breakfast with Santa…at the Westside Fire Department on Barrett Drive in Hood River…December 6, 8 a.m.-11 a.m. $6 adults, $4 for kids. Get pictures with Santa. Breakfast supports the Leo Phillips Scholarship Fund.
Columbia Gorge Discovery Center Holiday Open House…December 6, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free admission, holiday music 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., refreshments, and more.
Hope For The Holidays Bazaar…December 6, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Hood River County Fairgrounds. Tables $25 each, fee donated to the American Cancer Society. Call 541-490-1722 or 509-493-1723.
Eyeopeners Lions Club Photos With Santa Food Drive…December 6, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Columbia Gorge Hotel in Hood River. Free photo with Santa (jpeg image and CD to print your own) with monetary or non-perishable food item donation to the Hood River County Christmas Project.
Sherman County Scholarship Association Holiday Bazaar…December 6, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Sherman Jr./Sr. High School cafeteria in Moro.
Flagstone Holiday Bazaar…December 6, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at 3325 Columbia View Drive in The Dalles. Call 541-298-5656 for vendor information.
Old St. Peter’s Landmark Holiday Concert…Piano & violin concert with Diane Alan and Donna Reuter…December 6 at 2 p.m.
Mosier Country Christmas Fair…December 6-7, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Mosier Community School. Admission is $2 and one can of food to the local Christmas Basket project or a can of animal food for Home At Last animal shelter. Santa will be there 11 a.m.-3 p.m. both days, and breakfast both days at the Mosier Grange Hall from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. to benefit the Mosier School 6th Grade Outdoor School.
Shaniko Holiday Bazaar…December 6-7, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. both days at Shaniko School House. Call 541-489-3434 for information.
Christmas Bazaar in Goldendale at 318 West Brooks…9 a.m.-4 p.m. on December 7. Tables $10, call 509-773-3000 or 509-539-2452.
United Way of the Columbia Gorge benefit concert with rock violinist Aaron Meyer…December 7, 3:30 p.m. at the Best Western Hood River Inn Gorge Room. Guest performances by Tess Barr and Kristian Apland. Preferred seating tickets $45 includes a pre-concert party…general admission $20, kids 12 and under $15, available at Waucoma Bookstore. Call 541-386-6100.
Last Chance Holiday Bazaar…December 13-14 at the Hood River County Fairgrounds, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. For information call 541-354-2865.
Cascade Singers Small Venue Holiday Concerts…December 12 at 7 p.m. at Old St. Paul’s Chapel on 601 Union in The Dalles…December 13 at 3 p.m. at the Wasco County Courthouse…and December 14 at 3 p.m. at Riverenza on 401 East 10th. Suggested donation $10 for adults, $5 for students and seniors, children under 12 free.
Old St. Peter’s Landmark Holiday Concert…Barley Draught with traditional holiday tunes…December 14 at 6 p.m.
Old St. Peter’s Landmark Holiday Concert…Messiah Community Concert…December 20 at 7 p.m.
Big Bingo at Hood River Valley Adult Center Every Tuesday night at 6 p.m., doors open and food available at 5 p.m. Funds raised support the Meals on Wheels program.
Bingo for Meals on Wheels at Mid-Columbia Senior Center in The Dalles…every Thursday at 6 p.m. Minimum buy-in is $8.
Wahtonka Community School Farmer’s Market…every Thursday, 8:15 a.m.-11:30 a.m. in front of the Wahtonka campus on 3601 West 10th in The Dalles. Seeking vendors, consignors, and customers. Call 541-506-3410 for information.
Free car seat checks the second Wednesday of each month, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., at the Hood River Fire Station on 1785 Meyer Parkway.