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Bicoastal Media/Guild Mortgage Home and Lifestyle Show…April 24, 5 p.m.-8 p.m., April 25, 10 a.m-6 p.m., and April 26, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at The Dalles Civic Auditorium.  Free admission.

Taste of Home Cooking School…at the Bicoastal Media/Guild Mortgage Home and Lifestyle Show in The Dalles Civic Auditorium Theatre on Friday, April 24 at 6 p.m. and Saturday, April 25 at 4 p.m.  Tickets for the cooking school are $10…go to brownpapertickets.com or buy them at Klindt’s and Cottage Café in The Dalles.

Northwest Cherry Festival…April 24-26 in The Dalles.  For more information go to thedalleschamber.com, and download your 2015 Event Guide here.

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


BYU-Idaho Symphony Band in concert at The Dalles High School Auditorium…April 23 at 7 p.m.  Tickets $10 at Klindt’s and Columbia River Music in The Dalles and Waucoma Books in Hood River.  Proceeds go to The Dalles High School band to perform at the Rose Festival Starlight Parade.

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.

Skamania County Community Garage Sale…April 24-25 at the County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall in Stevenson.  Early bird sale, April 24, 6 p.m.-8 p.m., $2 admission.  Regular sale April 25, 9 a.m.-2 p.m, free admission.

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

Happy Hour Wine Tasting and Silent Auction…April 24 at 5 p.m. at The History Museum of Hood River County.  Presentation by Steve Bickford on Mt. Hood Winery.  For information go to thehistorymuseum.net.

Writers In Progress Open Mic Night…April 24, 7 p.m.-8 p.m. at The Dalles Art Center.  Free admission, the public is welcome to attend.

Klickitat County Community Pride Clean-up…April 24-26 in Bingen.  All residents of Klickitat County are encouraged to bring their recyclables, yard waste, and other materials to the Bingen collection center for a small fee.  Go to gorgeowned.org for more information.

Mid-Columbia Senior Center Cherry Festival Breakfast…7:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. on April 25 at the Center in The Dalles.  $5 per person, $3 for children 12 and under.

Northwest Cherry Festival Run/Walk…3K, 5K and 10K…April 25 at 8 a.m. starting at Dry Hollow School.  Day of event registration, 7 a.m.-7:45 a.m.  To pre-register call 541-298-1119.  Benefits The Dalles High School cross country teams.

Pathways to Responsible Fatherhood…April 25, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Hood River Middle School.  Presented by The Next Door, Inc. and Northwest Marriage Institute.  Free, call 360-260-1100.

Tonkin Subaru Cherry Festival Parade…10 a.m. on April 25…starting at 6th and Webber in The Dalles and heading downtown.

“Anson’s Bike Buddies” bike drive…April 25-26, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. outside of Cascade Eye Center at the Cascade Commons Shopping Center in Hood River.  For information go to ansonsbikebuddies.org.

Springs at Mill Creek Yard Sale…April 25, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

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

Made for Mosier Art Auction & Fundraiser…April 25, 5:30 p.m.-10 p.m. at Springhouse Cellars in Hood River.  Tickets $30 include food and one drink, available at Waucoma Bookstore in Hood River, Klindt’s in The Dalles, Mosier Community School, and online at madeformosier.com.

Hood River Valley High School FFA Steak Feed and Silent Auction…April 25 at 6 p.m. at the Hood River Valley High School cafeteria.  Tickets $10, available at Hood River Supply, Tum A Lum Lumber, Hood River Valley High School, and any HRV FFA member.

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

St. Mary’s Academy Open House…April 27, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. at the school on 1112 Cherry Heights Road.  Presentation in the gym begins at 6 p.m.

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.

Lyle Lions May Breakfast/”White Cane Awareness Day”…May 2, 7 a.m.-10 a.m. at the Lyle Lions Community Center on Highway 14 and 5th Street.  $6 adults, $3 ages 6-12, 5 and under are free.

The Dalles Community Clean-Up…May 2, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the County public works yard on West 10th and Walnut.  Limit two standard-sized pickup loads per household.  Items no longer needed but too good to throw away can be donated to the Re-use area.  For information call 541-296-5401.

2015 Wind Challenge…May 2, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Ft. Dalles Readiness Center.  Sponsored by Google and Columbia Gorge Community College.

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

Civil War Reenactment…May 2-3 at Fort Simcoe State Park.

The Dalles Art Center Adult Art Class…”Who Invited The Moose?”:  basics in simple sculpture.  May 3, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at The Dalles Art Center.  Class cost $130, call 541-296-4759 or go to thedallesartcenter.org.

A Glimpse of History…The Dalles Civic Auditorium celebrates Historic Preservation Month.  May 3, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., free admission.

Author reading with Dee Williams…discussing her book “The Big Tiny:  A Built-It-Myself Memoir”…6:30 p.m. on May 6 at the Hood River Library.

Hood River Independent Film Festival…7 p.m. on May 8 at Hood River Valley High School Bowe Theatre.  Short films produced by Hood River Valley High School students.  Free admission with donations accepted for the Hood River County Education Foundation Visual Arts Scholarship Foundation.

Columbia Gorge Community College RET Open House…May 11, 5 p.m.-7 p.m. at the Ft. Dalles Readiness Center.

Mt. Hood and Gifford Pinchot national forests listening session…May 11, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. at the Columbia Gorge Hotel in Hood River.

The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce Hospitality U…May 12, 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. at Mid-Columbia Senior Center.  To sign-up call 541-296-2231.

The Color Dash…5K run/walk in The Dalles on May 16.  Benefits Mid-Columbia Health Foundation’s Level The Playing Field campaign.  To sign-up go to CD5K.com.

Mid-Columbia Fire & Rescue 20th annual Firefighters Ball…May 16 at 7:30 p.m. at the Fort Dalles Readiness Center.  Tickets $20, call 541-296-9445.

“Thirteen Moons”…a concert with Mezcal Jazz Unit and GrayHawk Perkins…7 p.m. on May 21 at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center.  Concert only $10, concert and cajun dinner at 6 p.m. $25.  Call 541-296-8600, ext. 201 or go to gorgediscovery.org.

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

The Dalles Civic Summer Kick-Off Beer Festival…June 13, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. at The Dalles Civic Auditorium.  Tickets $10 at the door and includes four tastings and a commemorative mug.  21 & over event.

Splash For Pink…in Maupin on the Deschutes River to benefit breast cancer care…June 27.  For information go to SplashForPink.com.

Fort Dalles Fourth Weekend…July 3-4 in downtown The Dalles.  Concert with county artist James Otto on July 3, activities and fireworks on July 4.  For information go to fortdallesfourth.com.

Trout Lake Fair…July 31-August 2.  For information go to troutlakefair.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.









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