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Happenings for Aug. 17

CALL TO ARTISTS

Due Sept. 1 — Gorge Artists Open Studio applications due for 2017 event, held Apr. 28-30. To apply, visit www.gorgeartists.org.

ON STAGE

Aug. 19-20 — Oklahoma!, 7:30 p.m. at the Hood River Middle School Auditorium. Presented by Plays for Nonprofits. Tickets $20 adults, $15 for students, seniors and groups of 10 or more; available at showtix4u.com and Waucoma Bookstore.

Aug. 27 — Un Día de Teatro, 7 p.m. at the Columbia Center for the Arts. All ages show; Latin theater, dance and music, orchestrated by Angel Reyes, Jr. Free. RSVP in the Gallery. Tickets will not be held in Will Call and the Theater is open seating. Doors open at 6.

FOR CHILDREN AND TEENS

Story Time at Hood River Library: Baby/Toddler and Big Kids story time, 10:30 a.m. Thursday mornings.

New Parent Services Playgroups. For parents and their children ages newborn to 5; for more info contact Nancy Johanson Paul at 541-436-0319 or nancyp@nextdoorinc.org. Tuesdays, 9-10:30 a.m. at Hood River Alliance Church, 2650 Montello Ave. (Contact the church at 541-386-2812 for details.) Wednesdays, Cascade Locks School, 300 WaNaPa, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Info at 541-541-490-0659. Fridays, 10-11:30 a.m. at HR Early Childhood Center (former Pine Grove School), bilingual, with developmental specialists available (follows school calendar). For more info call 541-386-4919.

Wednesdays — Pokemon Club, 3 p.m. at Hood River Hobbies. Ages 8-12; parent or guardian must register. $5 drop-in fee. Learn to play, learn strategy, meet other players. Bring deck and cards to trade; some loaner decks available. More at info@ hoodriverhobbies.com.

Aug. 17 — Bilingual Comedy Show, 5:30 p.m. at the Hood River Library. With comedian Angel Ocasio. Free.

Aug. 17-19 — Kids’ Theater Workshop, 2-5 p.m. at the Hood River Library. With Sullivan Macintosh; RSVP required by signing up at kids’ desk. “Folktale Puppetry.” Create puppets and perform a show of famous folktales. Ages 7-11.

Aug. 18 — Crafternoon, 2 p.m. at the Hood River Library. Kids’ crafts provided by G. Willliker’s Toy Shoppe. Free.

Aug. 22, 24 & 26 — Financial Literacy 101 for Teens. Three part series for teens 14-18 by CenterPointe Community Bank and Leaders for Tomorrow. Basic money management, borrowing and managing credit, financial services; free but RSVP required as space is limited at 541-806-0278 or kristin@gorgeowned.org.

EXHIBITS

Through Aug. 27 — 2016 Gorge Artists Create: Architectural at The Dalles Art Center. Opening reception Aug. 4, 5-7 p.m. Featuring local artists in all media.

Through Aug. 28 — Wear It Well Exhibition at the Columbia Center for the Arts. Wearable art meant to be shown on the human form.

Through August — Celebrating the Life of Kris Karlsson at the White Salmon Valley Community Library’s Sprint/Baker Gallery. Karlsson (1959-2014) grew up in Willard and White Salmon, and was an artist, pianist and landscape architect. Fore at 509-493-1132.

Through August — The Big Deuce at The Remains Gallery, 500 Industrial Way. Multi-artist exhibit in celebration of the gallery’s second anniversary.

COMMUNITY EVENTS

Mon., Wed., and Fri. — Strong Women Exercise Classes, 9 a.m. at the Mt. Hood Town Hall. $10/month. Strength training program for middle aged and older women. For info call Ann Dow at 541-354-1264.

Daily Mon.-Fri. — Senior Meals, noon-1 p.m. at the Hood River Valley Adult Center, 2010 Sterling. Open to public, all ages. For transportation call CAT at 541-386-4202. Suggested $5 donation. Supports seniors.

Aug. 17 — Plastic Bag Summit, 10 a.m. at the Jeanne Marie Gaulke Meeting Room, HR Library. With Mayor Paul Blackburn; discuss reducing consumption of single-use carry out bags. With Earth Bag Initiative (May Street Elementary students).

Aug. 17 — Wednesday Yoga, 10-11 a.m. at the FISH Food Bank. By donation. For all abilities; mats available. Wear loose clothing, bring water. With Christine Shannon.

Aug. 17 — Mother Hope Support Group, 4 p.m. at Riverside Community Church. Meets first and third Wed. of month. Free support group for moms and moms-to-be; talk about what motherhood is really like and feel the hope. Babies in arms welcome.

Aug. 17 — Free advanced mediation training, 5-7 p.m. at Six Rivers Dispute Resolution Center, 601 Cascade, a registered nonprofit. Register or info at 541-386-1283 or office@6rivers.org.

Aug. 17 — OSU Extension Food Preservation Class, 6-9 p.m. at FISH Food Bank, 1130 Tucker. Theme: Freezing; $10. More info at Lauren.Kraemer@oregonstate.edu or 541-386-3343 ext. 38258.

Aug. 17 — Putting Your House in Order Seminar, 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Tribute Center. With Dianne Level, Teunis Wyers and Collene Ballinger. RSVP at 541-806-4920 or level@gorge.net. Free.

Aug. 17 — Columbia Gorge ESD Board Meeting, 7 p.m. in the ESD Board Room, 400 East Scenic Dr., The Dalles.

Aug. 18 — Community Meals at the Mt. Hood Town Hall. Noon; call CAT at 541-386-4202 for transport. More info at 541-352-7141. Each Thursday.

Aug. 18 — "Access: Historic Modes of Transportation in Hood River," 2-3 p.m. at Hawks Ridge Assisted Living. Part of the Lifelong Learning series. Free, all ages. With Maureen Lauran of The History Museum of Hood River County. How transportation effected growth of HR.

Aug. 18 — El Mercado del Valle, 4-7 p.m. on Atkinson Drive, downtown Odell next to the Methodist Church. First and third Thurs. of the month. Food, produce, kids activities, more. A Gorge Grown market.

Aug. 18 — Hood River Republicans’ Monthly Meeting, 5:30 p.m. in the China Gorge Restaurant conference room. Third Thurs. of each month. More info at hr_gop@embarqmail.com.

Aug. 18 — Families in the Park, 7 p.m. at Jackson Park. With Catch a Wave. Free and open to all. Bring a picnic or buy food.

Aug. 18-19 — Gorge Night Sky Symposium at the Goldendale Observatory. Focus on bringing together lighting professionals, astronomy experts, lighting vendors and large end users, utilities, city and county decision makers and community members to discuss light pollution issues. Full symposium $55; Thurs., $35, 5 p.m., includes dinner; Fri., $25, 9:30 a.m., includes coffee service, lunch.

Aug. 19 — Hazardous Waste Collection Event, 9-2 p.m. at HR Garbage Service, 3440 Guignard Drive.

Aug. 19 — Gorge Women in Black, 12-1 p.m. at the corner of 5th and Oak. Standing in silence for peace and justice every Friday. More info on Facebook: Gorge Women in Black.

Aug. 19 — Author Event, 6 p.m. at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center in The Dalles. With author, geologist, instructor, and photographer Ellen Morris Bishop; “Hell Unleashed: Flood Basalts, Extinctions, and the Death of Dinosaurs.” Dinner 6 p.m. (tuna steak), program at 7. Dinner and program, $18, program only, $5. RSVP by Aug. 17 at 541-296-8600 ext. 201.

Aug. 20 — Gorge Soup Art Grant Applications Due. Download at gorgesoup.wordpress.com.

Aug. 20 — Cardio Tennis, 9-10:30 a.m. at the May Street Courts. All levels welcome; $5. Runs Saturdays thru Sept.

Aug. 20 — RC Fly Fun, 9-noon at Barrett Field. Sponsored by Hood River Hobbies. Bring radio-controlled electric plane or quad. Open to all flyers and spectators who can respect and maintain safety rules. Assistance provided. More at info@hoodriverhobbies.com.

Aug. 20 — Hood River Farmers Market, 9-1 p.m. at 5th & Columbia, downtown HR. Local food and craft vendors. DEBIT and SNAP cards, WIC and FDNP accepted. Children’s activities, cooking demos, hot food vendors, more.

Aug. 20 — Arts in the Park, 10-5 p.m. at City Park, The Dalles. Family-friendly; artists, craft vendors, music and food.

Aug. 20 — Pastel and Poetry Workshop, 1 p.m. at the Cascade Locks Library. Open to all, 10 and over. Free, materials supplied, but registration required at 541-386-2535, info@hoodriverlibrary.org, or the library branch.

Aug. 20 — Starry Nights Benefit for WINGS, 5 p.m. at Lakecliff bed & Breakfast, 3820 Westcliff Dr., Hood River. Food by Chef Mark Whitehead, music by Willie & Nelson. WINGS provides support for formerly homeless and unemployed 18-23 year old men and women. Tickets $75 ($50 tax-deductible); table for 8, $500. Tickets at www. getwings.net.

Aug. 20 — Wild Bill's Bingo at the Elks Lodge, 7 p.m. Fundraiser for Elks scholarship programs. Open to the community. Minimum $250 progressive blackout each week. Hosted by the Elks and the Mid-Columbia Knights of Columbus. Dinners, starting at $8.50, are available from 5-7 p.m.

Aug. 20 — Soroptimist International Mt. Adams Dance Party Fundraiser, 7:30 p.m. at the Gorge Room, Best Western Plus Hood River Inn. Tickets $10, 21 and over, no-host bar; available at the Inn, Trellis Fresh Flowers, Columbia Bank (White Salmon). With Tony Smiley.

Aug. 20 — Movies in the Park at Jackson Park. Starts at dusk. “Zootopia,” PG. Blankets and low folding chairs welcome on the grass. Free, all ages.

Aug. 21 — Garden Party Fundraiser for Opportunity Connections, 3-6 p.m. at Divots Restaurant/Indian Creek Golf Course. Wine, cider, food; live auction with Dave Griffiths. Tickets $30. For 21 and over.

Aug. 22 — Meditation & Metta, noon-1p.m. at Trinity Natural Medicine, 1808 Belmont. With Rev. Kozen Sampson. Mondays; more at 503-358-1949 or sweetem@gmail.com.

Aug. 22 — Community Tennis Mixed Doubles, 6-7:30 p.m. at the May Street Courts. Do not need partner to play. Come and have fun; $5. Mondays thru summer.

Aug. 22 — Voci Choir Rehearsals Begin, 6:30-8:15 p.m. at the HRVHS choir room. No formal audition, but singers should be able to accurately match pitch and prior choral experience is recommend, though not mandatory. Mondays.

Aug. 22 & 25 — Free Zumba at St. Francis House, Mid Valley Elementary. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Every Mon. and Thurs.

Aug. 23 — Gorge Windbags Toastmaster Meeting, noon at Columbia Gorge Community College Hood River campus, 1730 College Way. Meets every Tuesday. Info at 541-506-6022 or tmsullivan@cgcc.edu.

Aug. 23 — Senior Meals, noon at the Lyle Lions Community Center, corner of Fifth and Highway 14. Everyone welcome.

Aug. 23 — Walk-in Acupuncture Clinic, 4-7 p.m. at the Mt. Hood Town Hall. Ten Needle Protocol (five needles in each ear); $5. Bilingual, with Rachel Moore-Beitler, Lac.

Aug. 23 — Big Bingo at the HR Valley Adult Center, 6-8 p.m. Proceeds benefit meals for home bound seniors. Snacks available for purchase.

Aug. 23 — Free Community Ed Compassionate Listening Practice Group, 6:30 p.m. at Six Rivers Dispute Resolution Center, 601 Cascade. Sponsored by Six Rivers Dispute Resolution Center, a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit. More at 541-386-1283 or office@6rivers.org.

Aug. 24 — Wednesday Yoga, 10-11 a.m. at the FISH Food Bank. By donation. For all abilities; mats available. Wear loose clothing, bring water. With Christine Shannon.

Aug. 25 — Community Meals at the Mt. Hood Town Hall. Noon; call CAT at 541-386-4202 for transport. More info at 541-352-7141. Each Thursday.

Aug. 25 — "Introduction to Acupuncture,” 2:30-3:30 p.m. at Hawks Ridge Assisted Living. Part of the Lifelong Learning series. Free, all ages. With Carola Stepper, Cascade Acupuncture Center. Intro to acupuncture.

Aug. 25 — Fresh Start Culinary Arts Program Home Cooking Class, 6 p.m. at Riverside Community Church. “Layer Upon Layer.” $60; tickets at www.freshstartculinaryartsprogram.org.

Aug. 25 — Cohousing in the Gorge Meeting, 6:30 p.m. in the Hood River Library Jean Marie Gaulke Meeting Room. Group organizing and educating selves about cohousing possibilities here. More at gorgecohousing.com. All welcome.

Aug. 25 — Families in the Park, 7 p.m. at Jackson Park. With Hit Machine. Free and open to all. Bring a picnic or buy food.

Aug. 26 — Gorge Women in Black, 12-1 p.m. at the corner of 5th and Oak. Standing in silence for peace and justice every Friday. More info on Facebook: Gorge Women in Black.

Aug. 26 — Movies in the Park at the Cascade Locks Waterfront. Starts at dusk. “Labyrinth,” PG. Drugs, alcohol and tobacco prohibited; blankets and low folding chairs welcome on the grass. Free, all ages.

Aug. 27 — CPR & AED classes (Spanish). Last Sat. of each month; register with Gladys, 541-490-8521, or Lorena, 541-400-9988, or hrcommunityed.org. Classes at HR Fire.

Aug. 27 — Gorge Rocket Club, 9 a.m. at Wy’east Middle School. More dates in fall and winter. Bring a rocket and engine; $10 to join for season, $15 for a family. More at info@hoodriverhobbies.com.

Aug. 27 — Cardio Tennis, 9-10:30 a.m. at the May Street Courts. All levels welcome; $5. Runs Saturdays thru Sept.

Aug. 27 — Hood River Farmers Market, 9-1 p.m. at 5th & Columbia, downtown HR. Hood River Farmers Market, 9-1 p.m. at 5th & Columbia, downtown HR. Local food and craft vendors. DEBIT and SNAP cards, WIC and FDNP accepted. Children’s activities, cooking demos, hot food vendors, more.

Aug. 27 — Get Outside for Education, 1-6 p.m. at Waterfront Park. Fundraiser for HR Ed Foundation. Family-fun includes "Human Hamster Ball," dry land obstacle course, slack line, music, raffle and prizes. $5 per person; $20 for up to 5 family members. Activities 1-4 p.m.; music by Tsoko Marimba and Moe Dixon.

Aug. 27 — Farm-2-Fork at Dahle Orchards, The Dalles, 5-8 p.m. Sponsored by The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce. With Chefs Mark Linebarger and Tamara Huffman; more at http://thedalleschamber.com/event-farm-2-fork.

Aug. 27 — Wild Bill's Bingo at the Elks Lodge, 7 p.m. Fundraiser for Elks scholarship programs. Open to the community. Minimum $250 progressive blackout each week. Hosted by the Elks and the Mid-Columbia Knights of Columbus. Dinners, starting at $8.50, are available from 5-7 p.m.

Aug. 27 — Movies in the Park at Jackson Park. Starts at dusk. “Star Wars, The New Hope,” PG. Blankets and low folding chairs welcome on the grass. Free, all ages.

Aug. 28 — Jazz Collective Rehearsals Begin, 6-8 p.m. at the HRVHS choir room. Big band and several smaller ensembles. Sundays.

Aug. 29 — Red Cross Blood Drive, 11-4 p.m. at The Dalles Fitness and Court Club, 731 Pomona W., The Dalles. Schedule at redcrossblood.org or 1-800-733-2767.

Aug. 29 — Meditation & Metta, noon-1p.m. at Trinity Natural Medicine, 1808 Belmont. With Rev. Kozen Sampson. Mondays; more at 503-358-1949 or sweetem@gmail.com.

Aug. 29 — Community Tennis Mixed Doubles, 6-7:30 p.m. at the May Street Courts. Do not need partner to play. Come and have fun; $5. Mondays thru summer.

Aug. 29 & Sept. 1 — Free Zumba at St. Francis House, Mid Valley Elementary. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Every Mon. and Thurs.

Aug. 30 — Red Cross Blood Drive, 9-2 p.m. at Columbia Gorge Community College, The Dalles campus. Schedule an appointment at redcrossblood.org or 1-800-733-2767.

Aug. 30 — Gorge Windbags Toastmaster Meeting, noon at Columbia Gorge Community College Hood River campus, 1730 College Way. Meets every Tuesday. Info at 541-506-6022 or tmsullivan@cgcc.edu.

Aug. 30 — Senior Meals, noon at the Lyle Lions Community Center, corner of Fifth and Highway 14. Everyone welcome.

Aug. 30 — Red Cross Blood Drive, 1-6 p.m. at St. Peter’s Parish Center, St. Peter’s Catholic Church, 1222 W. 10th, The Dalles. Schedule an appointment at redcrossblood.org or 1-800-733-2767.

Aug. 30 — Walk-in Acupuncture Clinic, 4-7 p.m. at the Mt. Hood Town Hall. Ten Needle Protocol (five needles in each ear); $5. Bilingual, with Rachel Moore-Beitler, Lac.

Aug. 30 — Big Bingo at the HR Valley Adult Center, 6-8 p.m. Proceeds benefit meals for home bound seniors. Snacks available for purchase.

n Aug. 30 — Sinfonietta Orchestra Rehearsals Begin, 7-9 at the HRVHS choir room. Looking for experienced string players as well as additional winds and percussion. Tuesdays.

Aug. 31 — Wednesday Yoga, 10-11 a.m. at the FISH Food Bank. By donation. For all abilities; mats available. Wear loose clothing, bring water. With Christine Shannon.

Aug. 31 — Red Cross Blood Drive, 10:30-4 p.m. at the Mid-Columbia Medical Center, 1700 E. 19th, The Dalles. Schedule an appointment at redcrossblood.org or 1-800-733-2767.

Aug. 31 — OSU Extension Food Preservation Class, 6-9 p.m. at FISH Food Bank, 1130 Tucker. Theme: Cheese making; $10. More info at Lauren.Kraemer @oregonstate.edu or 541-386-3343 ext. 38258.

Sept. 1 — Community Meals at the Mt. Hood Town Hall. Noon; call CAT at 541-386-4202 for transport. More info at 541-352-7141. Each Thursday.

Sept. 1 — El Mercado del Valle, 4-7 p.m. on Atkinson Drive, downtown Odell next to the Methodist Church. First and third Thurs. of the month. Food, produce, kids activities, more. A Gorge Grown market.

Sept. 2 — Gorge Women in Black, 12-1 p.m. at the corner of 5th and Oak. Standing in silence for peace and justice every Friday. More info on Facebook: Gorge Women in Black.

Sept. 2 — First Friday in downtown Hood River. Begins at 5 p.m.

Sept. 2 — Annual Unity Picnic, 5:30 p.m. at the Hood River Library. Celebrate summer of reading and our cultural diversity. River City Jazz Band, special activities, taco bar, drinks and ice cream, winners of adult and teen summer reading program.

Sept. 2 — Movies in the Park at the Cascade Locks Waterfront. Starts at dusk. “Cinderella,” PG. Drugs, alcohol and tobacco prohibited; blankets and low folding chairs welcome on the grass. Free, all ages.

Sept. 3 — CPR & AED classes (English). First Sat. each month; register through Community Ed, 541-386-2055 or hrcommunityed.org. Classes at HR Fire.

Sept. 3 — Lyle Lions Pancake Breakfast, 7-10 a.m. at the Lyle Lions Community Center, corner of Fifth and Highway 14. Everyone welcome.

Sept. 3 — Radio Amateurs of the Gorge (RATS) monthly meeting, 8 a.m. at Charburger Country Restaurant, 4100 Westcliff Dr. Anyone interested in amateur radio is invited to attend. Group meets first Sat. of each month.

Sept. 3 — Hood River Farmers Market, 9-1 p.m. at 5th & Columbia, downtown HR. Local food and craft vendors. DEBIT and SNAP cards, WIC and FDNP accepted. Children’s activities, cooking demos, hot food vendors, more.

Sept. 3 — Wild Bill's Bingo at the Elks Lodge, 7 p.m. Fundraiser for Elks scholarship programs. Open to the community. Minimum $250 progressive blackout each week. Hosted by the Elks and the Mid-Columbia Knights of Columbus. Dinners, starting at $8.50, are available from 5-7 p.m.

Sept. 5 — 74tth Annual Roy Webster Cross-Channel Swim. Registration required at hoodriver.org/roy-webster-cross-channel-swim.

Sept. 6 — Gorge Windbags Toastmaster Meeting, noon at Columbia Gorge Community College Hood River campus, 1730 College Way. Meets every Tuesday. Info at 541-506-6022 or tmsullivan@cgcc.edu.

Sept. 6— Senior Meals, noon at the Lyle Lions Community Center, corner of Fifth and Highway 14. Everyone welcome.

Sept. 6 — Big Bingo at the HR Valley Adult Center, 6-8 p.m. Proceeds benefit meals for home bound seniors. Snacks available for purchase.

Sept. 7 — Wellness Wednesday all day at Rite Aide Pharmacy, 2049 W. Cascade. For seniors; free BMI and blood pressure checks, free samples, walk-in vaccinations, more.

Sept. 7 — Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Prevention Coalition Meeting, 3:30-5 p.m. at Grace Su’s China Gorge. Community welcome. More at 541-387-6890.

Sept. 7 — Mother Hope Support Group, 4 p.m. at Riverside Community Church. Meets first and third Wed. of month. Free support group for moms and moms-to-be; talk about what motherhood is really like and feel the hope. Babies in arms welcome.

Sept. 8 — Community Meals at the Mt. Hood Town Hall. Noon; call CAT at 541-386-4202 for transport. More info at 541-352-7141. Each Thursday.

Sept. 8 — Mt. Hood Town Hall Farmers’ Market, 4-7 p.m. Featuring Upper Valley growers and artisans, Master Gardener plant clinic, farm to plate series created by Fresh Start and fun for all ages. Every second Tuesday thru Sept.

Sept. 8 — The Dalles Kiwanis Club 61st Annual Steak Feed, 5-7 p.m. at Sorosis Park. Adults, $15; 8-ounce sirloin steak, baked potato, coleslaw, roll, dessert and drink. Kids 12 and under, free; hot dog, baked potato, drink and ice cream. Music, kids’ activities.

n Sept. 8 — Cohousing in the Gorge Meeting, 6:30 p.m. in the Hood River Library Jean Marie Gaulke Meeting Room. Group organizing and educating selves about cohousing possibilities here. More at gorgecohousing.com. All welcome.

Sept. 8 — Free Zumba at St. Francis House, Mid Valley Elementary. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Every Mon. and Thurs.

Sept. 9 — Gorge Women in Black, 12-1 p.m. at the corner of 5th and Oak. Standing in silence for peace and justice every Friday. More info on Facebook: Gorge Women in Black.

Sept. 9-10 — “Free Clothes for Kids” at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 11th Street. Donations accepted at church office through August. New, lightly used clothing, shoes, coats and basic school supplies sought.

Sept. 10 — Gorge Rocket Club, 9 a.m. at Wy’east Middle School. More dates in fall and winter. Bring a rocket and engine; $10 to join for season, $15 for a family. More at info@hoodriverhobbies.com.

Sept 10 — Hazardous Waste Collection rural event, 10-2 p.m. at Odell.

Sept. 10 — A Royal Occasion: Benefit Auction for Maryhill Museum of Art, 5-9 p.m. at the museum, 35 Maryhill Museum Drive, Goldendale, Wash. Wines, microbeers, hors d’ouevres, games, silent auction, live auction, desserts. Meet “Sam Hill” and “Queen Marie.” Tickets at 509-773-3733 x20.

Sept. 10-11 — Hood River Fly-In, 8-5 p.m. at WAAAM. Hundreds of visiting planes; food and activities. Airplane and biplane rides. Free parking. Lions Breakfast 8 a.m. both days. More at 541-308-1600 or www. waaamuseum.org.

Sept. 10 — Hood River Farmers Market, 9-1 p.m. at 5th & Columbia, downtown HR. Local food and craft vendors. DEBIT and SNAP cards, WIC and FDNP accepted. Children’s activities, cooking demos, hot food vendors, more.

Sept. 10 — Wild Bill's Bingo at the Elks Lodge, 7 p.m. Fundraiser for Elks scholarship programs. Open to the community. Minimum $250 progressive blackout each week. Hosted by the Elks and the Mid-Columbia Knights of Columbus. Dinners, starting at $8.50, are available from 5-7 p.m.

Sept. 12 — Meditation & Metta, noon-1p.m. at Trinity Natural Medicine, 1808 Belmont. With Rev. Kozen Sampson. Mondays; more at 503-358-1949 or sweetem@gmail.com.

Sept. 12 — What it Takes to Become a Foster Parent Open House, noon at Mid-Columbia Fire & Rescue, 1400 W. 8th, The Dalles. Learn how to become a professional foster parent, the rewards and challenges. Lunch included, RSVP appreciated to Foster Parent Recruiter Amy Lindley, 541-308-2207. More at www. nextdoorinc.org.

Sept. 12 — Free Community Meal and Cooking Class, 5-8 p.m. at the FISH Food Bank, 1130 Tucker. “Cooking Matters” program sponsored by Oregon Food Bank. Community meal and cooking class; all are welcome. Class in English and Spanish. Preregistration required: 541-386-3343 x 38258. Every second Monday of month.

Sept. 12 & 15 — Free Zumba at St. Francis House, Mid Valley Elementary. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Every Mon. and Thurs.

Sept, 13 — Gorge Windbags Toastmaster Meeting, noon at Columbia Gorge Community College Hood River campus, 1730 College Way. Meets every Tuesday. Info at 541-506-6022 or tmsullivan@cgcc.edu.

Sept. 13 — Senior Meals, noon at the Lyle Lions Community Center, corner of Fifth and Highway 14. Everyone welcome.

Sept. 13 — Big Bingo at the HR Valley Adult Center, 6-8 p.m. Proceeds benefit meals for home bound seniors. Snacks available for purchase.

n Sept. 13 — Free Community Ed Compassionate Listening Practice Group, 6:30 p.m. at Six Rivers Dispute Resolution Center, 601 Cascade. Sponsored by Six Rivers Dispute Resolution Center, a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit. More at 541-386-1283 or office@6rivers.org.

Sept. 14 — Brassicas and Beer seminar: Fermenting Vegetables with Kathy Mitchell, 6-7 p.m. at Volcanic Bottle Shoppe. Sponsored by Central Gorge Master Gardener Association. Series of 1-hour seminars offered every second Wednesday, April through September. Free or donation; bring a friend and share ideas.

Sept. 15 — Community Meals at the Mt. Hood Town Hall. Noon; call CAT at 541-386-4202 for transport. More info at 541-352-7141. Each Thursday.

Sept. 15 — El Mercado del Valle, 4-7 p.m. on Atkinson Drive, downtown Odell next to the Methodist Church. First and third Thurs. of the month. Food, produce, kids activities, more. A Gorge Grown market. Last market of the season.

Sept. 15 — Hood River Republicans’ Monthly Meeting, 5:30 p.m. in the China Gorge Restaurant conference room. Third Thurs. of each month. More info at hr_gop@embarqmail.com.

Sept. 15 — Fresh Start Culinary Arts Program Home Cooking Class, 6 p.m. at Riverside Community Church. “Put a Bird on It.” $60; tickets at www.freshstartculinaryartsprogram.org.

Sept. 16 — Gorge Women in Black, 12-1 p.m. at the corner of 5th and Oak. Standing in silence for peace and justice every Friday. More info on Facebook: Gorge Women in Black.

Sept. 17 — International Model A Day at WAAAM, 10-2 p.m. Bring your Model A out for a drive. More at 541-308-1600 or www.waaamuseum.org.

Sept. 17 — Hood River Farmers Market, 9-1 p.m. at 5th & Columbia, downtown HR. Local food and craft vendors. DEBIT and SNAP cards, WIC and FDNP accepted. Children’s activities, cooking demos, hot food vendors, more.

Sept. 17 — Wild Bill's Bingo at the Elks Lodge, 7 p.m. Fundraiser for Elks scholarship programs. Open to the community. Minimum $250 progressive blackout each week. Hosted by the Elks and the Mid-Columbia Knights of Columbus. Dinners, starting at $8.50, are available from 5-7 p.m.

Sept. 18 — Gorge Kids Triathlon, 9 a.m. at Hood River Waterfront Park. Entry-level triathlon open to all elementary-aged kids. Participants receive t-shirt and swag bag. Proceeds to HRCSD elementary schools to enhance PE programs. $20-$30; register and info at www.gorgekidstri.com.

Sept. 20 — Gorge Windbags Toastmaster Meeting, noon at Columbia Gorge Community College Hood River campus, 1730 College Way. Meets every Tuesday. Info at 541-506-6022 or tmsullivan@cgcc.edu.

Sept. 20 — Senior Meals, noon at the Lyle Lions Community Center, corner of Fifth and Highway 14. Everyone welcome.

Sept. 19 — Meditation & Metta, noon-1p.m. at Trinity Natural Medicine, 1808 Belmont. With Rev. Kozen Sampson. Mondays; more at 503-358-1949 or sweetem@gmail.com.

n Sept. 19 — What it Takes to Become a Foster Parent Open House, noon at Mid-Columbia Fire & Rescue, 1400 W. 8th, The Dalles. Learn how to become a professional foster parent, the rewards and challenges. Lunch included, RSVP appreciated to Foster Parent Recruiter Amy Lindley, 541-308-2207. More at www. nextdoorinc.org.

Sept. 19 & 22 — Free Zumba at St. Francis House, Mid Valley Elementary. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Every Mon. and Thurs.

Sept. 20 — Hood River Republicans’ monthly meeting, 5:15 p.m. at the Hood River Library; meet in the Jean Marie Gaulke meeting room. hr_gop@embarqmail.com.

Sept. 20 — Big Bingo at the HR Valley Adult Center, 6-8 p.m. Proceeds benefit meals for home bound seniors. Snacks available for purchase.

Sept. 21 — Mother Hope Support Group, 4 p.m. at Riverside Community Church. Meets first and third Wed. of month. Free support group for moms and moms-to-be; talk about what motherhood is really like and feel the hope. Babies in arms welcome.

Sept. 21 — Free advanced mediation training, 5-7 p.m. at Six Rivers Dispute Resolution Center, 601 Cascade, a registered nonprofit. Register or info at 541-386-1283 or office@6rivers.org.

Sept. 22 — United Way of the Columbia Gorge Fall Masquerade. Details to follow.

Sept. 22 — Community Meals at the Mt. Hood Town Hall. Noon; call CAT at 541-386-4202 for transport. More info at 541-352-7141. Each Thursday.

Sept. 22 — Fresh Start Culinary Arts Program Home Cooking Class, 6 p.m. at Riverside Community Church. “The Sneaky Trick of Faux Puff Pastry.” $60; tickets at www .freshstartculinaryartsprogram.org.

Sept. 22 — Cohousing in the Gorge Meeting, 6:30 p.m. in the Hood River Library Jean Marie Gaulke Meeting Room. Group organizing and educating selves about cohousing possibilities here. More at gorgecohousing.com. All welcome.

Sept. 23 — Gorge Women in Black, 12-1 p.m. at the corner of 5th and Oak. Standing in silence for peace and justice every Friday. More info on Facebook: Gorge Women in Black.

Sept. 24 — CPR & AED classes (Spanish). Last Sat. of each month; register with Gladys, 541-490-8521, or Lorena, 541-400-9988, or hrcommunityed.org. Classes at HR Fire.

Sept. 24 — Hood River Farmers Market, 9-1 p.m. in the Hood River News’ parking lot in downtown HR (one weekend only, because of Hops Fest). Local food and craft vendors. DEBIT and SNAP cards, WIC and FDNP accepted. Children’s activities, cooking demos, hot food vendors, more.

Sept. 24 — Wild Bill's Bingo at the Elks Lodge, 7 p.m. Fundraiser for Elks scholarship programs. Open to the community. Minimum $250 progressive blackout each week. Hosted by the Elks and the Mid-Columbia Knights of Columbus. Dinners, starting at $8.50, are available from 5-7 p.m.

Sept. 26 — Meditation & Metta, noon-1p.m. at Trinity Natural Medicine, 1808 Belmont. With Rev. Kozen Sampson. Mondays; more at 503-358-1949 or sweetem@gmail.com.

Sept. 26 & 29— Free Zumba at St. Francis House, Mid Valley Elementary. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Every Mon. and Thurs.

Sept. 27 — Gorge Windbags Toastmaster Meeting, noon at Columbia Gorge Community College Hood River campus, 1730 College Way. Meets every Tuesday. Info at 541-506-6022 or tmsullivan@cgcc.edu.

Sept. 27 — Senior Meals, noon at the Lyle Lions Community Center, corner of Fifth and Highway 14. Everyone welcome.

Sept. 27 — Big Bingo at the HR Valley Adult Center, 6-8 p.m. Proceeds benefit meals for home bound seniors. Snacks available for purchase.

Sept. 27 — Free Community Ed Compassionate Listening Practice Group, 6:30 p.m. at Six Rivers Dispute Resolution Center, 601 Cascade. Sponsored by Six Rivers Dispute Resolution Center, a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit. More at 541-386-1283 or office@6rivers.org.

Sept. 29 — Community Meals at the Mt. Hood Town Hall. Noon; call CAT at 541-386-4202 for transport. More info at 541-352-7141. Each Thursday.

Sept. 30 — Gorge Women in Black, 12-1 p.m. at the corner of 5th and Oak. Standing in silence for peace and justice every Friday. More info on Facebook: Gorge Women in Black.

Oct. 1 — Hazardous Waste Collection rural event, 10-2 p.m. at Mosier.

Oct. 1 — CPR & AED classes (English). First Sat. each month; register through Community Ed, 541-386-2055 or hrcommunityed.org. Classes at HR Fire.

Oct. 1 — Radio Amateurs of the Gorge (RATS) monthly meeting, 8 a.m. at Charburger Country Restaurant, 4100 Westcliff Dr. Anyone interested in amateur radio is invited to attend. Group meets first Sat. of each month.

Oct. 1-2 — Car Is King / Maryhill Arts Festival, 10-5 p.m. at Maryhill Museum of Art, Goldendale. Classic car show, arts festival with booths by artists, kids’ art activities, veggie car races, more. Complete schedule at maryhillmuseum.org.

Oct. 2 — Gorge Grown Food Network Harvest Dinner at Mt. View Orchards. Four-course, locally sourced meal by Chef Ben Stenn; local wine parings, live music, orchard views. $85; fundraiser for Gorge Grown. Tickets at brownpapertickets.com/event/2558471.

Oct. 5 — Wellness Wednesday all day at Rite Aide Pharmacy, 2049 W. Cascade. For seniors; free BMI and blood pressure checks, free samples, walk-in vaccinations, more.

Oct. 5 — Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Prevention Coalition Meeting, 3:30-5 p.m. at Grace Su’s China Gorge. Community welcome. More at 541-387-6890.

Oct. 7 — First Friday in downtown Hood River. Begins at 5 p.m.

Oct. 8 — Second Saturday at WAAAM, 9-5 p.m. Visitors watch airplane operations up close and may get to ride in old cars too. Open 9-5. Activities 10-2. Lunch 11-1. Free parking. More at 541-308-1600 or www.waaamuseum.org.

Oct. 9 — Parkdale Grange breakfast, 7:30-11:30 a.m. All you can eat pancakes or biscuits and gravy, eggs, sausage, applesauce and beverage. $6 adults, $4 kids 4-12, under 4 eat free.

Oct. 10 — Free Community Meal and Cooking Class, 5-8 p.m. at the FISH Food Bank, 1130 Tucker. “Cooking Matters” program sponsored by Oregon Food Bank. Community meal and cooking class; all are welcome. Class in English and Spanish. Preregistration required: 541-386-3343 x 38258. Every second Monday of month.

Oct. 13 — Cohousing in the Gorge Meeting, 6:30 p.m. in the Hood River Library Jean Marie Gaulke Meeting Room. Group organizing and educating selves about cohousing possibilities here. More at gorgecohousing.com. All welcome.

Oct. 15-16 — Gorge Fruit & Craft Fair, 10-5



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