Original Wasco County Courthouse back on normal summer schedule…Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 410 West 2nd Place in The Dalles.  $3 for adults, $2 ages 12-18, $1 ages 6-12.

COVID-19 Vaccines…Tuesdays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Hood River County Health Department on 1109 June Street.  Drop-in…no appointment needed.

COVID-19 Vaccines…Thursdays in October, 3 p.m.-6 p.m. at Fort Dalles Readiness Center in The Dalles.  To schedule an appointment call North Central Public Health District at 541-506-2600 or go to

COVID-19 Testing…Tuesdays in October, 2 p.m.-4 p.m. at River of Life Assembly Church on 979 Tucker Road in Hood River.  Get an appointment at

Mid-Columbia Senior Center Bingo every 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.

Friends of the White Salmon Valley Community Library’s Community Reads program…KOOBDOOGA…is underway for 2021. This year’s featured book is “A River Lost: The Life and Death of the Columbia” by Blaine Harden. Books are available at the White Salmon Library…and there will be online events every Thursday evening at 6:30 starting on September 30 and continuing through October. For complete information…go to

Columbia Center for the Arts October exhibit…”Fever Dream:  Abstract Interpretations of Dreamscapes and Nightmares.”  Show runs through October 30.  At the gallery on 215 Cascade Avenue.

Mid-Columbia Community Action and Hood River Alliance Church partnering to provide warm meals every Sunday & Thursday at 5;45 p.m. through mid-November at the church on 2650 Montello.

Columbia Center for the Arts presents “Constallations” by Nick Payne…October 15-16 at 7:30 p.m. and October 17 at 2 p.m. in the Center Theater.  Tickets $20 adults, $18 seniors and students, go to to purchase.

Kids Paint Night…October 12 at 5:30 p.m. at The Dalles Civic Auditorium.  Ages 5 & up…parental participation is encouraged.  Must register by October 11.  Cost is $30 per painter.  Call 541-298-8533.

Sense of Place Lecture Series…The Unusual Mushrooms of Cascadia wtih speaker Michael Beug…October 13 at 7 p.m. in virtual format.  For information go to

Hood River Valley Harvest Festival…October 15-17 at the Hood River Waterfront.  Click here for ticket and other information.

Columbia Gorge Fruit & Craft Fair…October 16-17, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Hood River County Fairgrounds in Odell.

Friends of The Dalles Library Book Sale…October 16, 9 a.m.-noon at The Dalles-Wasco County Library Book Barn in the library parking lot.  9 a.m. $3 per bag…10 a.m. $2 per bag…11 a.m. $1 per bag.  Special books and collections priced individually.  

Pacific Islander COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic…October 16, 1 p.m.-4 p.m. at First United Methodist Church on 305 East 11th in The Dalles.  Drive-thru, no insurance of ID required.  Put on North Central Public Health District, Samoa Pacific Development Corporation, and Utopia PDX.  For information call 541-340-0498.

The Dalles Toastmasters is offering an overview of “How to Write a Resume” on October 25 at 6:30 p.m. at the Mid-Columbia Senior Center on 1112 West 9th in The Dalles.

Birds & Brews at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center…October 21, 7 p.m.-9 p.m.  Beer from pFriem Family Brewers and the Discovery Center’s resident raptors and raptor educators.  Tickets $18 for center members, $22 for non-members.  Go to or call 541-296-8600, ext. 201 for ticket information.  21 and over event.

Hood River Watershed Group meets on Zoom at 6 p.m. on October 26.  Subject will be the Neal Creek Restoration Project.  Go to for information.

Trunk or Treat…October 31, 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. at The Dalles church parking lots:  Life in Christ at 3095 Cherry Heights…Bridge Church at 2500 Old Dufur Road…One Life Church at 2500 Old Dufur Road…Cornerstone Church at 1313 Mt. Hood Street…Rivers of Grace on 1122 Oak Street W…St. Paul’s Episcopal Church at 1805 Minnesota…and Gateway Church on 1111 Dry Hollow.

Hood River Valley Christian Church Christmas Decor and More Sale…November 6, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the church on 975 Indian Creek Road.

Trauma Intervention Program training academy for the Columbia Gorge Response Team…November 11 at 6 p.m. at FISH Food Bank on 1130 Tucker Road in Hood River.  For more information, go to

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