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Saturday 10%
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Hood River County Christmas Project Registrations…December 2, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and December 3, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Hood River Department of Human Services office at 1610 9th Court in Hood River.  Click here for information.

Dallesport Christmas Bazaar…noon-6 p.m. December 2, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. December 3, and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. December 4, at the Log Cabin on 111 Highway 197 in Dallesport.  Benefits Project ELFF.

Hood River Holidays Kick-off…December 2, 4 p.m.-7 p.m. in downtown Hood River.  Holiday parade begins on Oak and 7th at 6 p.m., tree lighting and caroling at 7 p.m. at 2nd and State.

Columbia Gorge Orchestra Association Celtic Christmas Concert…December 2 at 7 p.m. and December 4 at 4 p.m. at Wy’east Middle School Performing Arts Center in Odell.  Tickets $10 for adults, $5 for students, available at gorgeorchestra.org.

Happy Hands Christmas Craft and Bake Sale…December 2-3, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. each day, at Spirit of Grace Church Methodist and Lutheran partnership on 1140 Tucker Road in Hood River.  Cookie Walk on December 3, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Journey to Bethlehem…Goldendale Seventh-Day Adventist Church interactive play…45 minute presentation…December 2-4, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.  Presentation is free of charge, reservations suggested, call 509-773-5028.

Festival of Trees…live auction on December 2 at 6 p.m. at The Dalles Civic Auditorium, tickets $10 per person.  Community Day on December 3, 9 a.m.-noon, free and open to the public.  Benefits Mid-Columbia Health Foundation projects.

Lyle Lions December Breakfast…December 3, 7 a.m.-10 a.m. at the Lyle Lions Community Center on 5th Street and Highway 14.  Adults $7, children 6-12 $4, under 5 free.  Cash, canned food, and non-perishable donations to the Christmas Food Box Project will be accepted.

White Salmon Valley K-8 PTO Santa’s Breakfast & Holiday Bazaar…December 3, 7:30 a.m.-noon at Henkle Middle School in White Salmon.

Westside Fire District Breakfast with Santa…December 3, 8 a.m.-11 a.m. at the Barrett Road station.  All-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage, and eggs.  $6 adults, $4 for kids.  Pictures with Santa.

Step It Up! The Dalles Kickoff Event…December 3, 9 a.m.-11 a.m. at Lewis & Clark Festival Park, to kick off community walking groups program.

Mid-Valley Elementary Holiday Bazaar…December 3, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Mid-Valley Elementary in Odell.

Hope for the Holidays Bazaar…9 a.m.-4 p.m. on December 3 at the Hood River County Fairgrounds…benefits American Cancer Society Relay For Life.

Sherman County Holiday Bazaar…December 3, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Sherman County Schools in Moro.

Mosier Country Christmas Fair…December 3-4, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Mosier Community School.  Admission $2 per person or one can of human or pet food (donated to local charity and Home At Last Animal Shelter).  Children under 12 admitted free.  Photos with Santa Claus, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Columbia Gorge Discovery Center Holiday Open House…December 3, noon-5 p.m. Bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the local food bank and get free museum admission, with complimentary cookies and hot cocoa or cider.  Holiday music from noon to 4 p.m., raptor show at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.  Visits with Santa from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

White Salmon Valley Community Library Holiday Wassail…December 3, 2 p.m.-5 p.m.

I’m Dreaming of a White Salmon Christmas…December 3…outdoor fire pits lit around the White Salmon Holiday Tree at Riverview Bank, 4 p.m.-6 p.m. with Santa, Christmas music, caroling, holiday booths, and more…lighting of the tree at 5 p.m.

Stevenson Community Harvest Feast…December 3, 5 p.m.-7 p.m. at the Methodist Church on 325 NW Jefferson. Free and open to the public.

Owen Meany’s Christmas Pageant…by Plays for Non-Profits at Riverside Community Church in Hood River, December 3, 9-10, 16-17 at 7:30 p.m. and December 11 at 2 p.m.  Tickets $15 for adults and $12 for students and seniors, available at Waucoma Bookstore and showtix4u.com.  Proceeds benefit Fresh Start and the Performing Arts Initiative.

Holiday Benefit Concert & Tribute To Tim Ellis…with rock violinist Aaron Meyer and his six piece band…December 4 at 3:30 p.m. at the Gorge Room at the Best Western Plus Hood River Inn…preferred seating with pre-concert party $55, general admission $20, kids 12 and under $15, available at Waucoma Bookstore or at the door.  All proceeds benefit United Way of the Columbia Gorge.

Cascade Locks Festival of Lights…December 4, 3 p.m. at the Cascade Locks City Hall Gymnasium.

Mid-Columbia Senior Center Tuesday Lecture…on healthy aging, second in a series of videotaped panel presentations from the 2016 Oregon Conference on Aging…December 6 at 11 a.m.

White Salmon Valley Community Library Holiday Wreath Workshop…December 6, 3 p.m.-5 p.m. at the library.  Call 509-493-1132 for more information.

Mid-Columbia Senior Center Tuesday Night Music and Dance…December 6 with “Andre, K.C., and Joe”…doors open at 6 p.m., music at 7 p.m.

City of The Dalles Meet and Greet…5 p.m.-7 p.m. on December 7 at The Dalles City Hall.

Last Chance Holiday Bazaar…December 10-11, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Hood River County Fairgrounds.

Santa in the Downtown (The Dalles)…December 10 and 17, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Griffith building across from Sawyer’s True Value.  Pictures, baked goods, sleigh rides, and more.

Candy Cane Lane Parade…December 10 at 5 p.m. in Goldendale.  Free Christmas music, hot chocolate, hot soup, cookies, and children’s books at the Masonic Lodge following the parade.

Cascade Singers Christmas Concert…December 10 at 7 p.m. and December 11 at 3 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church on 10th and Union in The Dalles.  Donations accepted at the door.

Cascade Locks Library Winter Solstice Party…December 21, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Hood River Library Winter Solstice Party…December 21 at 7 p.m.

White Salmon Valley Community Library Teen Book Group…for ages 12-18 the fourth Tuesday of every month at 5:30 p.m. at the White Salmon library.  December 27 book is Anya’s Ghost by Vera Brosgol.

Winter Matinees at the Hood River Library…December 27-30 at 2 p.m., titles include Muppets Most Wanted, Jungle Book 2016, Secret Life of Pets, and Kubo.

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.

Hood River Farmers Market…every Saturday from May 7 to November 19, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., at 5th and Columbia.