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For more information, email Trisha Walker at or call 541-386-1234 ext. 107.


ADHD/ADD, OCD and Tourette Syndrome/tics Support Group, first Thursday of the month from 5:30-7 p.m. at St. Mark’s, 400 11th St., Hood River. For parents; teachers and counselors also welcome. More at 303-709-2912 or 971-404-6504.

Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drug (ATOD) Prevention Coalition meeting the first Wednesday of each month at Grace Su’s China Gorge, 3:30-5 p.m. Please contact 541-386-2500 for more information.

Alzheimer’s Support Group, second Wednesday of the month from 2:20-3:30 p.m. at the Hood River Valley Adult Center, 2010 Sterling Place, Hood River. More at 541-386-2060.

Area Agency on Aging, Senior Advisory Council (SAC). The public is welcome. Discusses senior programs, services, budget and area plan for the counties of Gilliam, Hood River, Sherman, Wasco and Wheeler. For questions, contact Scott McKay at 541-980-4645; call for meeting times.

Coastal Conservation Association Columbia Gorge Chapter meets the third Tuesday of the months at Cousins Restaurant, 2114 W. Sixth, The Dalles. Open to public. For more information, contact President Charles Parker at 541-806-3669 or

Columbia Fibres Guild meets at 10 a.m. on the second Tuesday of the month, September through June, at The Dalles-Wasco County Library, The Dalles. Check location before attending. Promotes crafts of spinning, weaving and fiber arts by providing encouragement and education with programs, demonstrations, classes, mentoring and community outreach. Members from novice to professional welcome. For more information, email or call President Anne Kramer at 541-786-3378.

Columbia Gorge Threshold Singing Circle meets the second and fourth Thursdays of the month in the Ruth Wells room at Riverside Community Church, Fourth and State. Join voices for non-performance songs of the times and for thresholds of all kinds. Gather at 6:30 p.m., sing from 7-8:30 p.m. For more information, contact

Domestic Violence Support Group, Tuesdays at noon. Free; for women survivors. With Rebecca Hunter, MSW, in partnership with Helping Hands Against Violence. Call for location, 541-400-0186.

Friends of the Library meets the second Tuesday of each month (except for July, August and December) at noon in the Gaulke Meeting Room at the Hood River Library.

Gorge Photography Club, second Monday of the month in The Dalles, at Northern Wasco County PUD, 2345 River Road, and fourth Monday of the month in Hood River, Next Door Meeting Room 965 Tucker Road. Social time at 6:30 p.m., meeting at 7 p.m. More at

Gorge Rebuild It Center Board Meetings, second Tuesday of the month beginning at 6:30 p.m. at 995 Tucker Road (the office building on the property of Gorge Rebuild It Center). All welcome.

Gorge Women in Black, Fridays from noon to 1 p.m. at the corner of Fifth and Oak. Standing in silence for peace and justice. More on Facebook.

Grief Share, a faith-based grief support group offered by Parkdale Community Church, 4910 Baseline Drive, Parkdale, meets every Tuesday afternoons from 1-3 p.m. from Jan. 15 to April 9. For more information, call 541-352-7747 or visit to register. There is a $20 material fee (scholarships are available).

Happiness Group, meets the fourth Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. at the Hood River Library to discuss the topic of happiness in all its forms, from the latest science to habits we’ve tried and thoughts from interesting authors. The group will also be following along with the book “The Happiness Project” by Gretchen Rubin, which explores different tactics month by month. Moderated by Lucy Mason. All are welcome at any time. More at

Harmony of the Gorge Chorus/Wind Masters Men’s Chorus, Tuesdays from 6:30-9 p.m. at Valley Christian, 975 Indian Creek. Guests are welcome to participate in four-part a cappella singing. For more information, visit or Facebook, or call 509-493-2006 or 541-490-2481 (women’s chorus); and or 541-490-6680 (men’s).

Hood River Art Club meets Thursday mornings, 10-1 p.m. to motivate, share and support each other’s creative endeavors. Meets at FISH Food Bank. Open to the public. All levels of expertise in any art medium; bring your project, supplies, lunch plus $1 for coffee, etc.

Hood River County Democrats Meeting, second Wednesday of the month beginning at 6 p.m. at May Street Elementary Cafeteria, 911 May St. More at

Hood River Republicans Meeting, third Thursday of the month beginning at 5:30 p.m. at Grace Su’s China Gorge. For more information, email

Hood River Valley Evening Garden Club meets the second Thursday of the month beginning at 6:30 p.m. Contact for location and more information. All gardeners are welcome.

Mid-Columbia Cribbage Club, first and third Mondays of the month at Brookside Manor, 1550 Brookside Drive, Hood River. Play starts at 6:30 p.m. More information at, or call Gary at 541-386-3055.

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) of the Gorge meets the fourth Saturday of every month, 10 a.m. at the Hood River Library, 502 State St., basement meeting room. For more information, call Margie, 541-980-7479 or Susan, 541-380-0829.

The Next Door’s Youth Services: Advisory Council meets on the second Wednesday of the even-numbered months (February, April, etc.) at varying locations around the Mid-Columbia. Contact: Christy Morton, 541-399-4437 or

Odell Garden Club meets every second Tuesday of the month beginning at 10 a.m. Contact President Norma Curtis at 541-806-1019 or for location (usually at the Community Building at the Hood River Fairgrounds) and events. All gardeners are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Overeaters Anonymous, Tuesdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Ninth and State. In Hood River, contact Liz at 541-490-3819 for more information.

Rockford Grange meets the first Wednesday of every month, starting with a potluck at 5:30 p.m. Located at 4262 Barrett Drive, Hood River. For information about membership, events, and hall rental, visit hte website at or email at

TOPS OR9901 (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets Tuesdays from 3:45-5 p.m. in the Hood River Valley Christian Church Fireside Room. All welcome.

Ukulele Song Circle gathers every second Sunday of the month at the Hood River Fish Food Bank, 1130 Tucker Road, Hood River. Doors open at 1:30 p.m.; sing and play from 2-4 p.m. This is a non-profit, amateur group, open to all skill levels. Bring $1 donation for use of the building. Call for details, 541 352-9317.

Unit 20, Oregon Retired Educators, noon monthly meetings September through June, alternating between Hood River, Wasco and Sherman counties. Interested persons may inquire at 541-478-3429. As one of our goals, we award an annual scholarship to a teacher candidate. Scholarship information at 541-354-1505.



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