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The Dalles Free Community Thanksgiving Dinner…November 27, noon-3 p.m. at St. Mary’s Academy in The Dalles.  Sponsored by the Salvation Army.  Everyone is welcome.  To volunteer or to order a delivered meal call 541-296-6417.

American Red Cross Blood Drive…November 28, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the Hood River Elks Lodge on 3rd and Cascade.  Call 541-387-3669.

The Dalles Starlight Parade…6 p.m. on November 28 in downtown The Dalles.  Christmas Tree Lighting at 7:30 p.m. at The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce on 404 West 2nd.

Hood River County Christmas Project registration…November 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, and December 5-6 at the Department of Human Services on 1610 9th Court from 10 a.m. -6 p.m. on Fridays and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturdays…at Parkdale Community Church on November 10 and 24 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m…at the Odell Food Bank on November 13 and December 4 from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m….and Cascade Locks City Hall on November 19 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.  For information go to hoodrivercountychristmasproject.com.

Gorge Owned Sense of Place Lecture Series…on the Taste of the Gorge Terrior…December 3, 7 p.m. at Columbia Center for the Arts in Hood River.  Wine tasting, 6 p.m.-7 p.m.

Hood River Holidays Kick-Off…December 5.  Downtown streets close at 5 p.m., holiday parade at 6 p.m., tree lighting ceremony at Overlook Memorial Park at 7 p.m.

Columbia Gorge Discovery Center Exhibit Opening for “Bittersweet Harvest:  The Bracero Program 1942-1964″…Smithsonian traveling exhibit…December 5, 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m.  and December 6, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.  Free and open the public.

Festival of Trees…December 5 live auction at 6 p.m. at The Dalles Civic Auditorium.  21 and over event, but registration is appreciated.  Community Day to view the trees on December 6, 9 a.m.-noon.  Benefits Mid-Columbia Health Foundation, for more information call 541-296-7275.

Dallesport Christmas Bazaar…December 5-6, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. each day.

Breakfast with Santa…at the Westside Fire Department on Barrett Drive in Hood River…December 6, 8 a.m.-11 a.m.  $6 adults, $4 for kids.  Get pictures with Santa.  Breakfast supports the Leo Phillips Scholarship Fund.

Columbia Gorge Discovery Center Holiday Open House…December 6, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.  Free admission, holiday music 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., refreshments, and more.

Hope For The Holidays Bazaar…December 6, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Hood River County Fairgrounds.  Tables $25 each, fee donated to the American Cancer Society.  Call 541-490-1722 or 509-493-1723.

Eyeopeners Lions Club Photos With Santa Food Drive…December 6, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Columbia Gorge Hotel in Hood River.  Free photo with Santa (jpeg image and CD to print your own) with monetary or non-perishable food item donation to the Hood River County Christmas Project.

Sherman County Scholarship Association Holiday Bazaar…December 6, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Sherman Jr./Sr. High School cafeteria in Moro.

Flagstone Holiday Bazaar…December 6, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at 3325 Columbia View Drive in The Dalles.  Call 541-298-5656 for vendor information.

Old St. Peter’s Landmark Holiday Concert…Piano & violin concert with Diane Alan and Donna Reuter…December 6 at 2 p.m.

Mosier Country Christmas Fair…December 6-7, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Mosier Community School.  Admission is $2 and one can of food to the local Christmas Basket project or a can of animal food for Home At Last animal shelter.  Santa will be there 11 a.m.-3 p.m. both days, and breakfast both days at the Mosier Grange Hall from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. to benefit the Mosier School 6th Grade Outdoor School.

Shaniko Holiday Bazaar…December 6-7, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. both days at Shaniko School House.  Call 541-489-3434 for information.

Christmas Bazaar in Goldendale at 318 West Brooks…9 a.m.-4 p.m. on December 7.  Tables $10, call 509-773-3000 or 509-539-2452.

United Way of the Columbia Gorge benefit concert with rock violinist Aaron Meyer…December 7, 3:30 p.m. at the Best Western Hood River Inn Gorge Room.  Guest performances by Tess Barr and Kristian Apland.  Preferred seating tickets $45 includes a pre-concert party…general admission $20, kids 12 and under $15, available at Waucoma Bookstore.  Call 541-386-6100.

Last Chance Holiday Bazaar…December 13-14 at the Hood River County Fairgrounds, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.  For information call 541-354-2865.

Cascade Singers Small Venue Holiday Concerts…December 12 at 7 p.m. at Old St. Paul’s Chapel on 601 Union in The Dalles…December 13 at 3 p.m. at the Wasco County Courthouse…and December 14 at 3 p.m. at Riverenza on 401 East 10th.  Suggested donation $10 for adults, $5 for students and seniors, children under 12 free.

Old St. Peter’s Landmark Holiday Concert…Barley Draught with traditional holiday tunes…December 14 at 6 p.m.

Old St. Peter’s Landmark Holiday Concert…Messiah Community Concert…December 20 at 7 p.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 Thursday at 6 p.m.  Minimum buy-in is $8.

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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