SonQuest Rainforest comes to Parkdale

It’s already time to start thinking about summer and Vacation Bible School in the Upper Valley.

The four churches of Parkdale Community, Parkdale Nazarene, Parkdale Baptist and Pillar Bible Fellowship are co-sponsoring VBS together the week of June 23-27.

Dinners will be held each evening at 5 p.m. for children ages 2 years to eighth grade, their families, and VBS helpers, followed by activities from 5:30-8 p.m.

SonQuest Rainforest is a five-day journey of following Jesus on a life-changing adventure that combines music, crafts, Bible stories, skits and puppet theater to teach children and give them the opportunity to make new friends.

Parents can register their children at any of the four churches or by calling Jan Dykstra at 541-806-0881.


Don’t forget the Parkdale Grange is serving up Mother’s Day breakfast this Sunday, May 11, from 7:30-11:30 a.m. at the Grange Hall.

This will be the final Grange breakfast for the season.

Everyone in the community is invited to treat the mothers in their lives to a special homemade breakfast out and support the Grange at the same time.


The Mount Hood Town Hall will hold its 100th Anniversary Celebration as a special edition of the annual Enchanted Evening fundraiser titled “Seasons of the Upper Valley” on Saturday, June 28, this year.

The evening will combine music, good food, and auctions along with friends and neighbors for a big evening of fun and celebration.

The hearty soup dinner is $30 per person and includes salads, sides, bread, dessert, and one drink.

Live local music will be provided by bands Toy Gun Conspiracy and Unbroken Circle.

Tickets can be purchased in advance online at: or by contacting Heather at 541-490-0352.

If you or your business would like to donate items to the auction, you are asked to contact Christina at 541-490-6844.

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The Mount Hood Town Hall will soon hold an unveiling of its new playground, but finishing touches are still being put on the project.

If you would like to help with the process, please contact Nikki Stansel at 541-645-0341.


Tai Chi for Balance will hold its last class of the season at the Mount Hood Town Hall on Monday, May 12, from 1-2 p.m.

The class will resume again in the fall.

If you would like to be on the emailing list, please contact Elise Cain at or 541-352-6566.


Have you ever wanted to learn how to make cheese?

Chef Suzi will be teaching the Parkdale OSU Extension Study Group and anyone else in the community who is interested, how to make cheese.

This Thursday, May 8, everyone is to meet at 9 a.m. at the Parkdale Grange Hall to carpool to Chef Suzi’s home in Mosier for the demonstration at 10 a.m.

The fun learning experience will include good conversation and a potluck lunch, and dessert will be provided.

For more information, contact Joanne Ehl at 541-352-7363


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