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The Dalles High School Drama Department presents Shrek The Musical…March 23-24 at 7:30 p.m. and March 25 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.  Tickets at the door $7 adults and students, $5 for seniors and children under 12.

Plays For Non-Profits Presents Calendar Girls…March 17-18, 24-25, and 31-April 1 at 7:30 p.m. and March 26 at 1:30 p.m.  Tickets $20 for adults, $18 for students and seniors, available at Waucoma Bookstore in Hood River and showtix4u.com.  Proceeds benefit Helping Hands Against Violence and Soroptimist International of Hood River’s Live Your Dream Awards.

Friends of The Dalles-Wasco County Library Book Sale…March 25.   Grand opening of the book barn in the upper parking lot of The Dalles Library.  9 a.m.-10 a.m. $3 a bag, 10 a.m.-11 a.m. $2 a bag, 11 a.m.-noon $1 a bag.

Columbia Gorge Job Fair…March 25, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Fort Dalles Readiness Center at Columbia Gorge Community College in The Dalles.

White Salmon Valley Library Family Movie Matinee…2 p.m. on March 25.  Disney movie with the adventures of an orphaned boy named Pete and his best friend Elliot, who just so happens to be a dragon.

Urban Tellers…Live storytelling at The Dalles Civic Auditorium on March 25 at 7 p.m.  Tickets $10, available at the Civic, Klindt’s Booksellers, and at the door.  Recommended for age 18 and over due to mature themes and content.

Northern Wasco County Parks and Recreation Spring Break Camp Extravaganza…for ages 6 and up…March 27-31 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., meeting each day at the Northern Wasco County Aquatic Center.  Fun hands-on activities and field trips each day.  Fee $115 or $30 per day, out of district fee $132.25.  Register online at nwprd.org.

Washington 14th Legislative District Telephone Town Hall…with Senator Curtis King and Representatives Gina McCabe and Norm Johnson on March 28, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  To take part call 509-204-7030.

Tintin Party…March 29 at  2 p.m. at the Hood River Library.  Screening of Steven Spielberg’s Adventures of Tintin followed by Belgian waffles with the works.  Free and open to the public.

Lord of the Rins Teen Movie Marathon…March 29-31 at 5:30 p.m. at the Hood River Library.  The Fellowship of the Ring on March 29, The Two Towers on March 30, The Return of the King on March 31.

Northern Wasco County Parks and Recreation District Excellent Adventure…go to see the Blazers vs. Houston on March 30.  Leave from the North Wasco County Aquatic Center, 5 p.m.-11:30 p.m. $40 in district and $43.50 out of district.  For ages 6 and up.  Go to nwprd.org or call 541-296-9533.

White Salmon Valley Community Library Teen Movie Night…adventures of writer Newt Scamander in New York’s secret community of witches and wizards seventy years before a famous young wizard reads his book in school…March 31 at 6:30 p.m.

Lyle Lions Pancake Breakfast…April 1, 7 a.m.-10 a.m. at the Lyle Community Center on Highway 14 and 5th Street.  Adults $7, children age 6-12 $4, 5 and under free.

Earth Day Natural Death Care Symposium…April 1, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and 3 p.m.-5 p.m. at the Hood River Library.

Take The Hill 7K Challenge…April 1 at 10 a.m. on the Historic Maryhill Loops Road.  Run or walk at your own pace.  $35 entry fee, register online.

Little Swan Dancers…Indigenous Voices presentation at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center…April 1, 1 p.m.-2 p.m.

The Young Irelanders…presented by Mid-Columbia Community Concerts on April 3 at 7 p.m. at The Dalles High School Auditorium.  Tickets $27, available at Klindt’s, Lines of Design, or at the door.

Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance Medicare 101 class…April 6 at both Columbia Gorge Community College campuses…in The Dalles 9 a.m.-11 a.m. and in Hood River 1 p.m.-3 p.m.  To register in The Dalles call 541-506-6011, in Hood River call 541-308-8211.

An Evening With HAVEN…April 6 at 5:30 p.m. at the Fort Dalles Readiness Center.  Culinary delights from local chefs, wine, beer, music, and auction.

Rising From The Ashes:  The Jacksonville Chinese Quarter…Columbia Gorge Discovery Center program with Chelsea Rose on April 6…dinner at 6 p.m., program at 7 p.m.  Dinner & program $12, program only $5, get tickets by April 3 at 541-296-8600, ext. 201.

North Central Livestock Association Bull Tour…April 7 leaving the Wasco County Fairgrounds in Tygh Valley at 8 a.m.  Check-in at 7 a.m.  RSVP by April 1 through Sherman County Extension at 541-565-3230.  Fee is $45.

Mosier Grange Cherry Blossom Buffet…April 9, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Mosier Grange.  Grilled salmon/ham, main dishes, salads, and cherry dessert.  Adults $10, ages 6-12 $2, under 6 free.  Proceeds benefit the Mosier Grange Hall as an Red Cross Emergency Shelter.

Oregon Health Insurance Marketplace presentations…April 14 at both Columbia Gorge Community College campuses:  9 a.m.-11 a.m. in The Dalles and 1 p.m.-3 p.m. in Hood River.  Free presentation, to register call 855-268-3767.

Dallesport/Murdock Fire Department Eggs Benedict…April 15, 7 a.m.-10 a.m. at the Dallesport Fire Station.  $8 per person.

Blossom Craft and Quilt Show…April 15-16, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Hood River County Fairgrounds in Odell.

Westside Volunteer Firefighters Annual Blossom Day Breakfast…$7 per person, $6 for seniors, $5 for kids…7 a.m.-11 a.m. at the Rockford Fire Hall on 4250 Barrett Drive in Hood River.

The Big One 2.0…Hood River County Emergency Management Preparedness Fair at the Rockford Grange on 4250 Barrett Drive…April 20, 5 p.m.-8 p.m.

Northwest Cherry Festival…April 21-23 in The Dalles.

March For Science…April 22 at Rhinegarten Park in White Salmon.  Science booths and speakers at 10 a.m., march at 11 a.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 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.