Events

Mid-Columbia Senior Center Bingo every Thursday and Saturday night, 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Center in The Dalles.  There will be cash prizes, and evening dinner concessions will be available. 

YouthThink Parent “Boost Camps”…parents of ages 0-8 and tweens and teens…held virtually via Zoom.  For information, call 541-506-2673.

High Prairie Farmers Market…at the High Prairie Community Center on 701 Struck Rd between Centerville & Lyle…10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the first and third Friday of the month from May to September.  Vendors can call 509-281-0971.

High Prairie Bingo Night…second Thursday of every month through November…6 p.m.-8 p.m. on 701 Struck Drive between Lyle and Centerville.  All minors must be accompanied by an adult 18 years or older.

Grass Valley Farmers Market…every second Saturday from May to October…10 a.m.-1 .m. at Grass Valley Park.  To be a vendor or for information call 541-993-2780 or 541-993-2252.

White Salmon Wildflower Festival…May 1-31.

Friends of the Mill A Little Free Library Plant, Art, & Bake Sale…May 27-28, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Gallery on 3632 Cook-Underwood Road in Mill A.  All proceeds benefit community projects.

Author Reading with Linda Meanus, author of My Name Is LaMoosh…May 27 at 2 p.m. at the Hood River Library.

Wasco Memorial Day…centered on the Wasco Depot Park at 1108 Clark Street.  Memorial service at 10 a.m., parade at 11 a.m.  Information at the Wasco Memorial Day Facebook page.

Hood River American Legion Post 22 Memorial Day celebration…May 29, 11 a.m. at Idlewilde Cemetery.

The Dalles Memorial Day services…May 29 at noon at the Sorosis Park “Multi-Conflict Memorial Site.”

American Legion Post 87 Memorial Day Service…May 29 at 1 p.m. at the Klickitat County Cemetery in White Salmon.

White Salmon Valley Schools Family Night Math Play Event…May 30, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. in the Whitson Elementary School gym.

Columbia Gorge Pride Alliance Drive-In Movie Fundraiser…But I’m A Cheerleader…May 30 at 8:15 p.m. at the Sunshine Mill in The Dalles.  Tickets are $20 a car…available at eventbrite.com.

“Communities of Care in Klickitat County”…five-week Lunch ‘n Learn series on building relationships and find resources in our rural area…Wednesdays, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the White Salmon Grange beginning May 31.  Contact eve@nextdoorinc.org for information.

Hood River-White Salmon Bridge Replacement Open House…May 31, 4:30 p.m.-7 p.m. at the White Salmon Valley Library Gallery.

Downtown Hood River First Friday…June 2, 5 p.m.-8 p.m.  Pride Parade begins at 6:30 p.m.  For information go to visithoodriver.com.

White Salmon Spring Festival…June 2-3 at Rheingarten Park.  Parade at 11 a.m. June 3.  Information at whitesalmonspringfestival.com.

Troutfest…June 3 at Oasis Campground in Maupin.  Free & open to all ages.  Vendor booths, presentations, beer garden, casting competition, and concert by Western Supply Company.  Presented by Deschutes River Alliance.

Hood River Cascade Avenue Clean-up…June 3…register at cityofhoodriver.gov.

Gorge STEM Fair…June 3, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Horizon Christian School’s sports field on 700 Pacific Ave. in Hood River.  Information at gorgestem.org.

Coastal Farm & Ranch Lifejacket Giveaway…giving away 300 lifejackets to children age 12 and younger…June 3, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Coastal on 2600 West 6th in The Dalles.

Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum Ribbon Cutting for the Interactive Explorer Room…June 3, 2 p.m.  For more information go to gorgediscovery.org.

The Original Wasco County Courthouse annual meeting and program…June 4 at 2 p.m.  The program features murals painted by Walldogs at last summer’s MuralFest presented by Carolyn Wood.  There is no charge for admission to the meeting and program. Located at 410 W. 2nd Place, behind the Chamber of Commerce.

Columbia Gorge Community College Presidential Candidate Open Forums…June 5 with Dr. Anne Howsare Boyens…10:30 a.m. at The Dalles Campus Room 3.301 Building 3, and 3:30 p.m. at Hood River Campus Room 1.310.

Hood River-White Salmon Bridge Replacement Open House…June 7, 4:30 p.m.-7 p.m. at the May Street Elementary School Gym.

Columbia Gorge Community College Presidential Candidate Open Forums…June 8 with Dr. Ken Lawson…10:30 a.m. at The Dalles Campus Room 3.301 Building 3, and 4:30 p.m. at Hood River Campus Room 1.310.

Columbia Gorge Community College Presidential Candidate Open Forums…June 9 with Dr. Jerry Fliger…10:30 a.m. at The Dalles Campus Room 3.301 Building 3, and 3:30 p.m. at Hood River Campus Room 1.310.

Flight of the Yankovics…benefit concert for The Next Door…June 9 at 7 p.m. at the Bingen Theater.  Tickets $25 at eventbrite.com

Maupin Madness Poker Run & Rally…June 9-11.  For event information go to maupinmadness.com.  Benefits the Maupin Legion Hall and Veterans Back 40 Adventure.

Second Saturday Cleanup…with the City of The Dalles Beautification Committee and Columbia Gorge Toyota & Honda..June 10.  Meet at Thompson Park at 10 a.m.

It’s All About You Shopping Bazaar…June 10, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at The Dalles Eagles Lodge.

Wasco County Historical Society Program…featuring the David Cooper Family Farm on its sesquicentennial year.  June 10, 11 a.m., at the backyard of the Moody/Rorick House on 300 West 13th in The Dalles.  Free admission,  lawn chairs welcome.

Aaron Meyer and Band with the Gorge Sinfonietta…free concert of classics and rock on June 10 at 7 p.m. in Hood River’s Jackson Park. Information at gorgeorchestra.org.

Columbia Gorge Community College Presidential Candidate Open Forums…June 12 with Dr. Rachel Solemsaas…10:30 a.m. at The Dalles Campus Room 3.301 Building 3, and 3:30 p.m. at Hood River Campus Room 1.310.

Gorge Pitch Fest…June 14 at 5:30 p.m. at the Granada Theatre in The Dalles.  Put on by the Wasco County Innovation Initiative.  Information at mcedd.org.  Free tickets at eventbrite.com.

Central Gorge Master Gardeners Association presents The Garden Gathering…garden tours and open houses at the Learning Garden on 2990 Experiment Station Drive, Water Wise Garden at the Hood River Library, FISH Food Bank Garden on 1130 Tucker Road, and Parkdale Memorial Garden on Baseline Drive & Dee Highway.  June 17, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Hood River Valley Parks and Recreation District Father’s Day Craft…make a handmade gift for Father’s Day.  For ages 3 to 14…June 17 at the Westside Elementary School Cafeteria and Play Shed.  10 a.m. and 11 a.m. timeslots available.  To register…go to hoodriverparksandrec.org/fathers-day-craft-day.

Gorge Blues & Brews…June 23-24 at the Skamania County Fairgrounds in Stevenson.  For schedule and ticket information go to gorgeblues.com.

Mid-Columbia Medical Center Tournament of Tradition Golf Tournament…June 24 at The Dalles Country Club.  Register at mcmc.net/mchf.

Mt. Hood National Forest “Hike With A Ranger” series…June 24 with Jody Matz on the Pacific Crest & Twin Lake trails…five mile intermediate hike from the Frog Lake Trailhead.  Cost is $5 day-use fee, recreation passes accepted.  Space is limited, click here to learn more.

Starry Night at the Museum with Rose City Astronomy…June 24 at Maryhill Museum of Art.  Stargazing free on the grounds of the museum.  Camping tickets available at etix.com.  Check-in begins at 4 p.m.

Music Festival of the Gorge Summer Kickoff..at Kickstand in Hood River.  With The Groove Cabin and Frankton Car Crash.  June 24, 5 p.m.-9 p.m.

Hood River Valley Parks & Recreation District 4th of July Field Games…for ages 6-14 at Hood River Middle School on July 4, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.  Potato sack races, hula hoop competition, cornhole, tug-o-war, 100 yard dash, and more.  Registration $15, go to hoodriverparksandrec.org.

WAAAM Traffic Jam Car Show & More…July 9, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum in Hood River.  Fundraiser for WAAAM.  Go to WAAAMuseum.org for more information.

United Way of the Columbia Gorge benefit concert and auction…July 21 at the Bargeway Pub in The Dalles.  Doors open at 5:30 p.m., 21 and over event.  Featuring Huckleberry Road and Jessie Leigh.  Tickets $25, available at uwcg.ejoinme.org.

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