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2016 Fly Fishing Film Tour…April 29-30, 6:30 p.m. at the IOOF Building in The Dalles.  Tickets $15, benefits The Dalles Main Street program.

Google Wind Challenge…middle and high school wind turbine competition and STEM Fair…April 3o, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at The Dalles Civic Auditorium.  Go to windchallenge.org for more information.

March For Babies…benefiting the March of Dimes…April 30 starting at the Parkdale Fire Department.  Registration at 8 a.m., 5K walk at 9 a.m.  For information call 541-399-4766.

National Drug Take Back Event…put on by Hood River Police, Hood River Fire, and Hood River County Prevention Department.  April 30, 9 a.m.-noon at the corner of State and 2nd next to City Hall.  For expired or unwanted prescription drugs…no illegal drugs or injection needles will be accepted.

The Dalles Civic Auditorium Open House…11 a.m-3 p.m. on May 1.  Free tours, presentation of theatre restoration project.

The Natural History of Martin Marten’s World…with naturalist Bill Weiler, 2 p.m. on May 1 at Hood River Library.  Part of Hood River County Reads.

North Wasco County School District 21 2016-17 Kindergarten Pre-registration..May 2-6, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at at district elementary schools.  Children must be five years old on or before September 1, 2016 to be eligible to attend.  Call the elementary school in your zone for more information.

Mid-Columbia Senior Center Tuesday Music and Dance…May 3  with Andre, K.C., and Tom…doors open at 6 p.m., music at 7 p.m.

The Dalles Art Center Opening Reception…for the art and math exhibit by Girls Inc. student artists, 5 p.m.-7 p.m. on May 5.  Sponsored by Google.

Hood River Library Book Club Discussion of Martin Marten…May 5, 6:30 p.m. at Hood River Library.  Part of Hood River County Reads.

CAST Presents Vonia & Sonia & Masha & Spike…May 6-7, 13-14, and 20-21 at 7:30 p.m. and May 8 & 15 at 2 p.m. at Columbia Center for the Arts in Hood River.  $20 adults, $15 for students and seniors, available at the Center and at Waucoma Bookstore.  For audiences 14 and over.

Lyle Lions May Breakfast…May 7, 7 a.m.-10 a.m. at the Lyle Lions Community Center.  $7 adults, $4 for children ages 6-12, 5 and under are free.

Barlow Ranger District Youth Fishing Clinic…May 7, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at Camp Baldwin west of Dufur on Dufur Valley Road.  For information call 541-467-5119.

Wasco County Extension Spring Plant Sale…May 7, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at The Dalles City Park.

The Dalles Community Cleanup…May 7, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the old Wasco County public works yard on Walnut Street.  For more information call 541-506-2004.

Wasco County Pioneer Association Meeting and Luncheon…May 7 at Calvary Baptist Church in The Dalles.  Registration at 9:30 a.m., lunch at 11:30 a.m., program at 1 p.m.  Call 541-993-6413 for information.

Angela Coe Rainy Day 5K/10K run/walk…May 7 at 10 a.m. in Cascade Locks.  Registration from 9 a.m.-10 a.m. in the City Hall gym.  $25 adults, $15 ages 12-16, under 12 free, or $45 for a family.  Benefits the Children’s Cancer Association.  To pre-register go online.

Mill Creek School House Country Antique Market…May 7, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at 5755 Mill Creek Road.

Columbia Gorge Discovery Center Mother’s Day… free admission for everyone on May 8, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.  Meet Oregon’s 8th poet laureate Elizabeth Woody at 1 p.m.

Travel Oregon Tourism Town Hall…May 10, 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m. at Columbia Gorge Community College Building 2, Floor 3 in The Dalles.

Author talk…with Dan Ropek on his new book “Tragic Magic…The Life of Traffic’s Chris Wood”…May 12, 7 p.m. at the Columbia Gorge Community College Indian Creek Campus in Hood River.  Free and open to the public.

Hood River Ranger District Youth Fishing Clinic…May 14, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at Middle Fork Irrigation Pond on Laurance Lake Road in Parkdale.  For information call 541-352-1222.

Crag Rat Mountain Rescue Stories…with Bill and Don Pattison, 2 p.m. on May 15 at the History Museum of Hood River County.  Hood River County Reads event.

Trails to Ales…Gorge Owned Green Drinks event at Marine Park Pavilion in Cascade Locks, May 18, 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m.  $5 suggested donations, free to GO! members.  Click here for more information

Paint Nite at The Dalles Civic Auditorium…May 18, 7 p.m.-9 p.m.  Tickets $45, available online.  Benefits  The Dalles Civic Auditorium.

Volunteers In Action Good Neighbor Saturday…May 21, volunteers meet for breakfast at 8 a.m. and then from 9 a.m.-noon to perform tasks to assist older adults and people with chronic health conditions get their homes ready.  Call 541-387-6404 to volunteer.

A Day On The Mount Hood Trail:  Stalking the Wild Marten with Bill Weiler…May 21, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.  Space is limited, reservations taken by calling the Hood River Library at 541-386-2535.  Hood River County Reads event.

The Dalles Booster Club Golf Classic…May 22 at 2 p.m. at The Dalles Country Club.  Four-person scramble, call 541-506-9185 for registration information.

Public Presentation by author Brian Doyle…May 22 at 2 p.m. at the Hood River Library.  Hood River County Reads event.

Fresh Start Culinary Arts Program…Second session begins on May 31 at Riverside Community Church in Hood River.  Go to freshstartculinaryarts.org for more information, or call 541-399-6929.

Lyle Lions June Breakfast…June 4, 7 a.m.-10 a.m. at the Lyle Lions Community Center.  $7 adults, $4 for children ages 6-12, 5 and under are free.

“Forty Years of Happy Singing”…Cascade Singers concerts on June 4-5 at St. Peter’s Landmark in The Dalles.  Former singers invited to join in…contact director Lloyd Walworth at 541-340-9858.

Springfest Fun Run/Walk…June 5 at 10 a.m., beginning and ending at Rheingarten Park in White Salmon.  For information go to MAPARD.org.

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.