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Griffith Motors Easter Egg Scramble…April 4 at 11 a.m. on the east side of Sorosis Park in The Dalles.  Separate age divisions and times for ages 1 to 10.

The Dalles Art Center Wearable Art Show Opening Reception…April 2, 5 p.m.-7 p.m.

Hood River Library Book Club reads and discusses “Into the Beautiful North”…April 2 at 6:30 p.m.

Author reading with Kate Dyer-Seeley from her latest book “Slayed on the Slopes”…April 2 at 6:30 p.m. at the Hood River Library.

Hood River Valley Adult Center Friday Fun Lunch…April 3 with the For the Good Times Band…11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Little Feet Pre-school open house for families interested in the school year beginning this fall…8 a.m.-noon on April 8 at 400 11th Avenue on the north side of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church.

Hood River Soil and Water Conservation District Native Plant Sale…April 3, 1 p.m.-5 p.m. and April 4, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at OSU Experiment Station cold storage building on 3005 Experiment Station Road in Hood River.

Lyle Lions Saturday Breakfast…April 4, 7 a.m.-10 a.m. at the Lyle Lions Community Center at the corner of Highway 14 and 5th Street.  Adults $6, ages 6-12 $3, children 5 and under free.

“Uke” Can Do It!…beginners ukulele workshop with Cinda the Ukulele Lady, April 4 at 11 a.m. at The Dalles/Wasco County Library.  Free event.

Wildfire Resistance and Drought Tolerance Workshop…April 4, 1 p.m.-3 p.m. at the White Salmon Valley Community Library.  Presented by Stevenson Grange #121.

U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley town hall meetings…April 6 at 3:30 p.m at the Fort Dalles Readiness Center and 6 p.m. at Hood River Middle School…and April 7 at 10:30 a.m. at Sherman Junior/Senior High School in Moro.

Oregon Cultural Trust “Conversations with Funders”…April 7, 3 p.m.-5 p.m. at The Dalles Art Center.

Singer-songwriter Dana Lyons in concert at Hood River’s Columbia Center for the Arts…April 7 at 7 p.m.  Tickets $15, available at the Center.

The Mellow Guitar of Bill Davis…11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on April 8 at the Hood River Valley Adult Center.

The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce “Hospitality U”…April 8, 3:30 p.m. at Petite Provence.  To register call 541-296-2231.

Hood River Valley Adult Center Friday Fun Lunch…April 10 with Jack Shepherd & Friends…11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Main Street Community Showcase presents The Simcoe Boys…7 p.m. on April 10 at White Salmon United Methodist Church.

Cultural Performance Series…”Legends of Mexico” on April 11…1 p.m. at The Dalles-Wasco County Library.

Gorge Artists Open Studios Tour…April 10-12.  Information at gorgeartists.org.

Mid-Columbia Lions Folllies present “Follies in the Ozarks”…April 10-11 and 17-18 at 7:30 p.m. and April 12 at 2 p.m. at the Hood River Middle School Auditorium.  Tickets $10 ($9 in advance) for adults and $8 ($7 in advance) for children.  Call 541-386-2763.  Benefits the Oregon Lions Sight and Hearing Foundation.

The Dalles-Wasco County Book Bag Sale…April 11, 9 a.m.-noon at the Book Barn behind the library on 722 Court Street in The Dalles.  Bags cost $3 from 9 a.m.-10 a.m., $2 from 10 a.m.-11 a.m., and $1 from 11 a.m.-noon.  Presented by Friends of The Dalles-Wasco County Library.

Hood River Hard-Pressed Cider Fest…April 11 at 3315 Stadelman Drive in Hood River, noon-6 p.m.  Entry tickets $5, branded cider glass and four drink tokens $5.

Hood River Valley Blossom Time…April 11-26.  Go to hoodriver.org for information.

Mosier Grange Cherry Blossom Buffet…April 12, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Grange Hall.  $10 adults, $2 ages 6-12, under 6 free.  Proceeds benefit the Mosier Grange Hall as a Red Cross Emergency Shelter.

“Journey to Hood River”…panel discussion with first generation stories…April 12 at 2 p.m. at Hood River Library.

Portland Gay Men’s Chorus…performs at Old St. Peter’s Landmark in The Dalles on April 12 at 3 p.m.  Tickets at the door $10 for adults, $5 seniors and students.  Funds raised benefit the Gay-Straight Alliance student groups in Hood River and The Dalles.

Decoding Dyslexia 2015 Parent & Educator Workshop Series…April 14 on Technology for People with Learning Differences with Mathieu Jazbinschek of Evergreen Public Schools…6:30 p.m. at the Hood River Hotel.  Free event.

Columbia Gorge Habitat For Humanity All You Can Eat Pizza Feed…April 15, 4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. at Spooky’s in The Dalles.  Adults $12, ages 7-12 $7, ages 6 and under $4.  All proceeds go to the building of Habitat houses.

Columbia Gorge Internship Network workshop on hosting an intern…April 16, 3 p.m. at White Buffalo Wine Bar and Bistro on 4040 Westcliff Drive in Hood River.  Free event.

Hood River Valley Adult Center Friday Fun Lunch…April 17 with the Simcoe Boys…11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Hood River Saddle Club Spaghetti Feed…April 17, 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at Hood River Saddle Club on the corner of Country Club and Belmont.  $8 adults, $5 ages 6-12.

Flora In Focus…at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center on April 18.  Virtual tour of the Riverfront Trail at noon, wildflower photography workshop at 1 p.m.  To register call 541-296-8600, ext. 201.

Meet the Author Series…April 18 with Molly Gloss…1 p.m. at The Dalles-Wasco County Public Library.

Music In Mill A…April 18 at 6 p.m. at Mill A School.  Dinner at 6 p.m. ($5), auction at 7 p.m., 7:30 p.m. dance with Les Vaughn and the Fenderbenders.  Benefits Mill A School Music and Arts Program.

Blossom Craft and Quilt Show…April 18-19, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Hood River County Fairgrounds in Odell.

Cherry Of A Ride…recreational bike ride presented by St. Mary’s Academy…April 19, leaving from the school.  Click here for information.

Fifth biennial Organ Crawl…April 19 beginning at 2 p.m. at St. Peter’s Landmark in The Dalles.  Continues to United Church of Christ, First Church of Christ Scientist, Zion Lutheran Church, and concluding at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church at 5 p.m.

“The Magnificent Seven”…movie to be shown at 2 p.m. on April 19 at the Hood River Library.

Northwest Cherry Festival Lip-Sync Contest…April 21 at 7 p.m. at The Dalles High School Auditorium.  For information go to thedalleschamber.com

Maryhill Museum of Art Poetry for All Workship…with Washington State Poet Laureate Elizabeth Austen…April 23, 2 p.m.-4 p.m.  Free event, reservations required.  Call 509-773-3733, ext. 25 to register.

Poetry Aloud…workshop with Washington State Poet Laureate Elizabeth Austen…April 23 at 7 p.m. at the Goldendale Library. For information call 509-773-4487.

Hood River Valley Adult Center Friday Fun Lunch…April 24 with the 9 String Band…11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Northwest Cherry Festival…April 24-26 in The Dalles.  For more information go to thedalleschamber.com.

Hood River County Reads presentation with author Luis Urrea, 2 p.m. on April 25 at the Hood River Library.

Hood River County Reads presentation in Spanish with author Luis Urrea, 2 p.m. on April 26 at Mid-Valley Elementary School in Odell.

Plant-based cooking classes…April 27-28, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. at The Dalles Seventh-Day Adventist Church on 3339 East 13th in The Dalles.  To RSVP call 541-296-3445.

Columbia Gorge Community College Plant Stewardship Workshops…April 30, May 20, and June 4, 4 p.m.-7 p.m. at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center.  For registration contact CGCC at 541-506-6000.

Cultural Performance Series…storyteller Habiba Addo on May 2…1 p.m. at The Dalles-Wasco County Library.

Meet the Author Series…May 30 with Brian Doyle…2 p.m. at The Dalles-Wasco County Public Library.

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 Saturday at 6 p.m.  Minimum buy-in is $10.

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.









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