Fridays at noon and Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at St. Mark’s Episcopal
Church, 11th and Eugene streets inHood River. Family and friends
of alcoholics are welcome.
every Wednesday from 6-7 p.m. at the Mt. Hood Town
Hall, 6575 Highway 35, Parkdale.
every Sunday from 6-7 p.m.at the Parkdale Fire Department, 4895
Baseline Drive, Parkdale.
Alzheimer’s Support Group:
from 2-3 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month at Providence
Brookside Manor, 1550 Brookside Drive, Hood River. Contact:
by Heart of Hospice: meets Tuesday mornings from 10-11:30 a.m. in the fourth
floor family dining room at Providence Down Manor, 1950 Sterling Place, Hood
River. Contact: 541-386-1942.
the second and fourth Thursdays, 9 a.m., in the conference room of the
Hospice of the Gorge, 1610 Woods Court. Take 12th Street to
Pacific, turn east and take a left on Woods Court. Enter the building off
the west parking lot. An evening bereavement group can meet by arrangement;
call Hospice at 541-387-6449.
Cancer Support Group:
first and third Tuesdays of each month from noon to 1
p.m. at Down Manor. For information call Marianne Durkan at 541-386-6520.
Cancer Caregiver Group:
the third Tuesday of each month
at Celilo Cancer Center, 1800 E. 19th St., The Dalles,
from 2-3 p.m. in the Columbia Room. This is an ongoing, committed
support group for adults who are the primary caregiver for someone with cancer.
For more information call541-296-7205.
Chronic disease support group:
you suffer from a chronic disease such as diabetes or heart disease? Are you
alone much of the time? Would you feel more comfortable knowing that someone
was going to be checking on you on a regular basis? If so, consider joining our
phone tree. For more information, call Joan McReynolds at 541-386-3634.
Columbia Gorge GLBTA:
when needed at the United Church of Christ in The Dalles. For more
information go to yahoo groups, Columbia Gorge GLBTA.
meets at Brookside Manor, 1550 Brookside
Drive, Hood River. For meeting days and times, contact
Assault Survivors Support Group:
meets every Wednesday
at 5 p.m. Call Helping Hands for meeting location and other
information, 541-386-4808, or the 24-hour crisis line, 541-386-6603.
on Thursdays at 6 p.m. at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 11th
and Eugene streets, HoodRiver.
INOKA, for women victims of
and abuse: meets at 1:30 and 6 p.m. Thursdays at a secure
location. Call 541-490-1030 for more info.
Mid-Columbia Lyme Disease
meets the first Tuesday of each month at Cascade Acupuncture
Center, 104 Fifth St., Hood River, from 6-7:30 p.m. Each meeting will
have a time for planned informational exchanges, with occasional guest speaker.
Contact: Pam Ritzenthaler, 541-386-5658 or
Multiple Sclerosis Support
Call Shannon Pulliam at541-354-2208 for details.
Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m.at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Ninth
and Sherman streets.
faith-based 12-step recovery group for men who struggle with inappropriate
sexual behavior and use of pornography meets regularly. For details on
locations and times, call Lud at 541-308-5339.
TOPS (Taking Off Pounds
meets Tuesdays from4-5 p.m., downstairs at Hood River Valley
Christian Church,975 Indian Creek Road.
Women’s Cancer Support Group:
to all women with cancer, meets the first Tuesday of the month at 6:30
p.m.and third Tuesday at 3:30
p.m. at Celilo Cancer Center,1800 E. 19th St. on the
campus of Mid-Columbia MedicalCenter. For more information
Business After Hours:
Thursday of each month, 5-7 p.m., at different locations. Call Hood River
Chamber of Commerce for details, 541-386-2000.
Carpenters Local Union No.
has informational meetings which are open to all carpenters
regardless of their union affiliation. The purpose is to discuss job
opportunities and issues pertaining to apprenticeship and training. The
meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month at Spooky’s Pizza, 3320
W. Sixth St., The Dalles, at 7 p.m.Contact: 541-548-4447.
Columbia Gorge Chapter, Society
for Human Resources Management (SHRM):
meets every other month
on the third Thursday from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Members and
nonmembers are welcome to attend. For information call Sandy Smith
Downtown Hood River Business
meets at 8 a.m. on the second Thursday of each
month at Sage’s Cafe. Contact: 541-490-0022 or
meets first and third Thursdays of each month, 8-9 a.m. The
first Thursday meeting is held at Columbia Gorge Community College, and the
third Thursday meeting is held at varying locations.Contact: Jack
Trumbull, 541-386-1000 or
Hood River Rotary:
at noon every Thursday, usually at the Hood River Inn, Gorge Room. To
check location and special events visit
Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug
meets the third Wednesday of every month at 3:30 p.m. at
China Gorge Restaurant. The mission of the coalition is to reduce the use of
alcohol, marijuana, tobacco and other drugs by youth and ultimately adults
through identifying the factors in our community, schools, families and selves
that increase risk of drug abuse. Contact: 541-386-2500, option 3.
Big Brothers/Big Sisters:
Board meets on the second Wednesday of the odd-numbered months (May, July,
etc.) at varying locations around the Mid-Columbia. Contact Kristin Reese to
find out how you can help youth in your community by being an active advisory
board member,541-308-2231 or
The Columbia Gorge
Chapter of the Back Country Horsemen:
meets the third
Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Hood River Saddle Club on
Belmont and Country Club Road. This is a nonprofit group dedicated to
maintaining and riding trails on our public lands. For more information call
Peggy at 541-352-7500 and leave a message or e-mail
meets the second Saturday of each month at 1
p.m. at Columbia GorgeDiscovery Center in The
Dalles. For details call Shirley Karr at 541-352-6463.
Columbia Gorge Lions Bingo:
first, third and fifth Friday at Cascade Locks City Hall, 7 p.m. (6 p.m. Early
Birds), $250 jackpot; $900 progressive jackpot.
Columbia River Fellowship
Steering committee meetings are open to all and take place
on fourth Tuesday/Thursday of each month at 7 p.m., alternating
between Hood River (Riverside Church) and White Salmon
(Library). For more information, call 541-806-1234 (Trish), or
Delta Kappa chapter:
Sigma Alpha International meets the first and third Thursdays of each month.
The purpose is to be of service and promote friendship. Meetings are held in
members’ homes. Call Betty Draper, 541-386-1018, for details.
Duplicate Bridge Club:
every Tuesday evening at the Hood River Inn. New players are welcome. Call
Carole Murphy, 541-490-6657, or Sam Asai, 541-386-1974, for more
Friday Night Movies:
Parkdale Community Church hosts
family movie nights at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Fridays of each
month. There is no admission, and popcorn and drinks are free. Call to see what
is playing next: 541-352-7747.
the Hood River Library:
meets on the second
Tuesday of the month at noon in the Jean Marie Gaulke Meeting Room at
the Hood River County Library. Contact:541-386-2535.
Gorge Boomer Women:
forming group to develop a sense of community with other women who’ve shared
the milestones of this unique generation. Call Michelle for dates and
Gorge Home Learners:
at the Grange Hall in Underwood, Wash., on Tuesdays from 11
a.m. to 3 p.m.during the fall and winter. Admission is free, and open
to all home-schoolers. For more information call Lynn Lewis at541-386-7175.
The Heroes Club:
at the Hood River Armory, 1590 12th St., on the fourth Wednesday of each
month, 5:30 p.m., to assemble care packages for the troops. All interested
community members are welcome to help support deployed military personnel.
Hood River Care Center Family
: meets on the third Monday of every month at 4 p.m. at the care
center. The group works to improve the quality of life for residents of the
center and give support to their families and caregivers. Contact: Connie
Burton, 541-490-5538, or Carol Daniel, 541-490-6136 or
Hood River County Commission
on Children and Families:
meets the first Tuesday of every
month at 5:15 p.m. at the Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital's
second floor board room. Local agencies and community members plan together to
provide programs that address the needs, strengths and assets
of Hood River County. Youth and adults work together to
make Hood River Countya better place for children and their
families to live and prosper. Contact: 541-386-2500, option 3.
Hood River Valley Chorus:
women’s four-part a cappella harmony chorus meets Thursdays, 6:30-9
p.m. at Hood River Valley Christian Church, 975 Indian Creek Drive.
Guests always welcome. Call Judy
at 541-490-2481 or 509-493-2006 for more information.
Mid-Columbia Provider Resource
meets monthly. Child care professionals are welcome. Invitations
are sent out by mail. Contact: Cyndi Adams,541-442-5024.
Tuesday, business meeting, 7 p.m.; third Tuesday, potluck at 7 p.m.
Mt. Adams Chapter, Back Country
meets the second Monday of each month at the Columbia River Bank
in White Salmon, Wash. For more information call Dave Welch
Mt. Hood Town
meets at 6:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of each
month at the Town Hall, Mt. Hood. Contact: 352-1078.
Oregon Retired Educators
Unit 20 meets every third Tuesday alternating between Hood River andThe
Dalles. Call president Merrijo Gredler at 541-296-5004 or first vice
president Frank Wall, 541-354-1505 for details. All retired school
personnel from Hood River, Wasco andSherman counties are
welcome; no dues for first-year retirees.
Republican Central Committee:
on the second Thursday of each month, 7 p.m. at China Gorge Restaurant.
on the second Monday of each month, 7 p.m., at 4250 Barrett Drive, Hood River.
Contact: Gene Wright, 541-386-3286.
Teen Court Training:
for youth interested in volunteering as Teen Court jury members are held twice
a month at The Next Door, 212 Second St. Times and dates change; call for
details Contact: Sky Vaday at 541-387-2367 or e-mail
at 6:35 a.m. every Thursday at the Charburger Restaurant in Hood River. All are
welcome. The purpose is to enhance public speaking skills in a fun and
supportive environment. Contact: Amy, 541-387-4360 for more info or visit
Vegans and Vegetarians of the
: group forming now, to meet monthly at a location to be
determined. Contact: Dayna, 541-386-2321.
Waterfront Community Park Association
the second Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m. at Nunamaker Realty, 2495 Cascade
Ave., Hood River. The WCPA raised funds for the Waterfront Park and interested
parties are welcome. Contact:
Afro-Brazilian dance class:
most Saturdays atColumbia Gorge Dance Academy, 2600 May Ave.,
at 10 a.m.The last Saturday of each month, there is live music by Samba
Hood Rio. For information, call 541-387-2523.
meets Tuesdays, 7-9 p.m. in
the Hood River Valley High School music room; open to
all instrumentalists. Directed by Mark Steighner. No audition.
Call 541-386-4826 for more information.
The Gorge Strings:
on Tuesday evenings from 5-6:30 p.m. in
the Hood River Valley High School music room.
Conducted by Deniese Sajdak, the string ensemble welcomes beginning and
intermediate string players. For more info visit
Hood River Valley Art
has weekly painting sessions Thursdays from 10
a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hood River AllianceChurch,
2650 Montello (off Rand) in modular building M-1. This is for anyone who
likes to work on their own painting (any medium) while enjoying the fun and
camaraderie of being with other artists. Bring a sack lunch; $1 is collected to
offset expenses. You do not have to be a member to attend monthly meetings or
weekly paintings, but only members may participate in group shows. Annual dues
are $15. For more information call Pat Toy, 541-352-6631 or Carolyn
Life Drawing open studio:
on hiatus; when in session meets most Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 2:30
p.m. at the Columbia Center for the Arts
in Hood River. $10 fee. Interested persons call: Todd
Smith, 541-296-4040 or the CCA office, 541-387-8877, or
Portrait open session (one long
meets 9 a.m. tonoon Fridays at
the Columbia Center for the Arts. $10 fee. For more information,
call the CCA office, 541-387-8877.
for Providence Hood RiverMemorial Hospital meets the
first Wednesday of each month from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at Down
Manor, 1950 Sterling Place,Hood River.
Dog River Quilters:
every second and fourth Monday evening at 6:30 p.m. in the craft room at Down
Manor, 1950 Sterling Place, Hood River. Dog
make the quilts for the WIC program. Contact Ellen Larson at the HR Co. Health
Dept., 541-386-1115, for additional information
informal group of knitters of all levels, meets on the second Sunday of the
month, excluding the months of December and August. Meetings are held
from 2-4 p.m. at the Bingen Station Coffee House, 213 W.
Steuben,Bingen, Wash. For further information, contact Val
Lutheran World Relief
meets at 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the first and third
Wednesdays of each month at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 1140 Tucker
Road. Contact: Elaine Kirby 541-352-6600.
MEOW (Machine Embroiderers
of Oregon andWashington) chapter:
at 10 a.m. on the second Friday of each month, at varying locations
in the Mid-Columbia. Call Barbara Frasier at 541-352-6774.
Northwest Regional Spinners
meets on the fourth Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2
p.m. at Hood RiverAlliance Church. Call Mary
Alice, 509-493-5062, or Jane,541-352-7761 for details.
Oregon Glass Guild, Gorge
meets second Monday of every month; locations vary. Contact
Robin,509-493-8686 for more info.
Project Keep Warm:
project seeks donations of yarn from community, for making hats, scarves,
mittens and blankets for low-income children’s programs in the Columbia Gorge.
Contact: Sue Craig, 541-298-2937, for drop-off locations or for more info.
Rather Bees Quilters:
every Monday to hand-quilt from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at
the Immanuel Lutheran Church. Contact: Elizabeth
HOME AND GARDEN
Have you wondered
what kinds of trees and shrubs do well in the Gorge? Looking for ways to
protect and conserve the planet’s natural resources in your garden? Want to
learn more about flower arranging? Seeking a group of gardeners to share
knowledge with? There are three garden clubs
in Hood River County that would love to have you as a
member or guest. All gardeners welcome. For more information on a club near
you, contact District Director Norma Curtis, 541-386-6635 or
Hood River Valley Evening Garden Club:
on the second Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. Location varies.
Contact: Janis Gaylord, 541-387-3314 or
, or Pam Crider,
from both Oregon and Washington are welcome.
Odell Garden Club:
the second Tuesday of each month, at 9:30 a.m. at
the Community Building of the county fairgrounds in Odell. For
more information call Norma Curtis at 541-386-6635 or e-mail
All gardeners welcome.
Parkdale Garden Club:
the first Tuesday at 1 p.m.at the Parkdale Fire Hall. July, August and
December are potlucks in members’ homes. All gardeners are welcome. Call Mary
Lou Larson, 541-352-7742, for details.
on the first Sunday evening of each month at the HeartGate Sanctuary, in the
old schoolhouse in Oak Grove Park (where Country Club Road and Portland Drive
meet); arrive before 5 p.m. Core teachings on spiritual enlightenment practices;
refreshments and discussion afterward. $10 suggested donation. Contact:
8:30-11 a.m. by
appointment; HoodRiver Valley Adult Center, 541-386-2060.
INEI-RE Gate of Return,
open-minded, open-hearted center for divine at-one-ment studies. Offerings
include: daily morning meditation, 7:30-8:30 a.m.; spiritual discourses
and experientials of the awakened state. For details,
call 541-387-5554 or visit
, or come by: INEI-RE is
located at 2121 Reed Road, Hood River.
Messianic dance class:
every Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Tucker Road Baptist Church, 1455 Tucker Road, Hood
River. Beginners are encouraged to come at 5:30. Contact: Sheila Gonzalez,
Mid-Columbia Center for Living:
meeting is held the first Monday of each month, at 419 E. Seventh St., #207,
The Dalles, from noon to 1:30 p.m. Call Amy Conner at541-296-5452, ext.
272, for details.
One River Dances of Universal
meets monthly on third Fridays, alternating between the Hood
River Valley Adult Center, 2010 Sterling Place, and the White Salmon Grange, at
the corner of Estes and Main. A multicultural experience for the family
honoring all spiritual traditions with simple circle dances, fully taught. $5
suggested donation. Contact: 509-493-2514.