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Columbia River Weather
Monday 90%
High 53° / Low 41°
Chance of Rain
Tuesday 40%
High 56° / Low 47°
Chance of Rain
Wednesday 60%
High 55° / Low 42°

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Guild Mortgage/Bicoastal Media Home & Lifestyle Show…April 21-23 at The Dalles Civic Auditorium.  Open April 21 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., April 22 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and April 23 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Columbia Gorge Orchestra Association presents Death of a Salesman…April 20-22 at 7:30 p.m. and April 23 at 2 p.m. at Bingen Theater.  Tickets $15 adults, $10 students, available at the door or at gorgeorchestra.org.

Camp Morrow Fundraiser Yard Sale…April 20-22, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at 1001 West 6th in The Dalles.  Accepting donations for the sale, call 541-298-8117.

Northwest Cherry Festival…April 21-23 in The Dalles.  Open air market at 1st Street between Union & Federal…Senator Ted Ferrioli Stage at 1st and Washington features the Family Pit Party at 6:30 p.m. on April 21, entertainment April 22 from noon to 10 p.m. with the Cherry Idol finals at 6:30 p.m., and the Community  Celebration Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Tonkin Subaru Cherry Festival Parade at 10 a.m. on April 22 starts from 6th and Webber.

Hood River Soil & Water Conservation District Native Plant Sale…April 21, 1 p.m.-5 p.m. and April 22, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the OSU Experiment Station cold storage building off of Tucker Road.

Mid-Columbia Lions Follies presents “Kid Awesome and the Disco Girls”…April 21-22 and 27-29 at 7:30 p.m. and April 23 at 2 p.m. at the Hood River Middle School Auditorium.  Tickets $10 for adults, $8 for children ($1 pre-sale discount from Lions Club members).  Benefits the Oregon Lions Sight and Hearing Foundation.

Cherry Festival Breakfast…April 22, 7:30 a.m.-10 a.m. at Mid-Columbia Senior Center on 9th and Cherry Heights.

Cherry Festival Walk/Run…8:30 a.m. on April 22 starting from Dry Hollow Elemenatry.

Columbia Gorge Discovery Center Earth Day…April 22. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Center in The Dalles.

Columbia Hills State Park Wildflower Adventure…April 22 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Transportation provided, meet at the North Wasco County Aquatic Center.  For ages eight and up, $20 ($22 out of district).  Register by April 20, call 541-296-9533.

March For Science…April 22 at Rheingarten Park in White Salmon.  Science fair at 10 a.m. speakers at 11 a.m., march at noon.

Columbia Riverkeeper Hood River Beach Clean-up…April 22, 10 a.m.-noon at the Hood River Spit parking area.

Columbia Gorge Safe Kids Car Seat Clinic…April 22, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the old Griffith Motors Building in The Dalles.

Hard-Pressed Cider Fest…April 22, noon-7 p.m. at 3315 Stadelman Drive in Odell.  For ticket information go to hoodriver.org.

Agriculture Job Fair…April 22, noon-6 p.m. and April 23, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Cherry Festival Grand Entrance on 2nd and Washington Street in The Dalles.

Cherry of a Ride bicycle ride…April 23 beginning at St. Mary’s Academy on 1112 Cherry Heights in The Dalles.  Rides begin between 6 a.m. and 9 a.m., go to cherryofaride.org for more information.

St. Peter’s Catholic Church plant sale and breakfast…April 23 at 10 a.m. at the St. Peter’s Parish Center on 10th and Cherry Heights in The Dalles.  Plant sale runs until 3 p.m.

Sixth Biennial Organ Crawl…April 23 beginning at 2 p.m. at St. Peter’s Landmark in The Dalles.  20 minute programs on five historic pipe organs in The Dalles, proceeding to United Church of Christ, First Church of Christ Scientist, Zion Lutheran Church, and ending at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church at 5 p.m.

Hood River County Library Shakespeare Week…Knight’s Quest on April 23, noon-2 p.m., and Much Ado About Nothing performed by Portland’s Original Practice Shakespeare Festival at 4 p.m.

Fossil Fuel Divestment Talk…with Rev. John Boonstra, 7 p.m. April 24 at Riverside Church on 4th and State in Hood River.

Hood River County Library Shakespeare Week…Masquerade Mask Making, 3 p.m.-5 p.m. on April 25.

Port of Hood River and Hood River Valley Parks and Recreation District Candidate Forum…April 25, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. at Columbia Center for the Arts.

Hood River Watershed Group Meeting…April 25, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. at the OSU Extension meeting room in Hood River.  Speaker is Ryan Gerstenberger of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Reservation on Radio Telemetry Results of Spring Chinook Migration and Spawning Distribution in the Hood River Watershed.

Gorge Technology Alliance Event…with an update on Google from Head of External Affairs NW Darcy Nothnagle.  April 25 at 6:30 p.m. at Route 30 Bottles and Brews in The Dalles.  Free for GTA members, $10 for non-members, RSVP to jessica@crgta.org.

Global Migration Crisis Talk…with Tina Castanares at 7 p.m. on April 25 at Riverside Church on 4th and State in Hood River.

Hood River County Library Shakespeare Week…Put on a Play!, 6 p.m. on April 26.

Helping Hands Against Violence Honors…April 26, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. at Springhouse Cellar in Hood River.

“Fake News”…April 26 at 6:30 p.m. at The Dalles-Wasco County Library.

Joy of Clean Energy Talk…with Eric Strid at 6:45 p.m. on April 26 at the Hood River Middle School Music and Science Building.

Washington State Department of Transportation Highway 14  Improvement Project Open House…April 27, 4 p.m.-6 p.m. at 113 West Steuben in Bingen.

Hood River County Library Shakespeare Week…Matinee movie (animation of Twelfth Night) and wax seal craft, 4 p.m. on April 27.

Confronting the Fossil Fuel Agenda…with Peter Cornelison and Mosier Mayor Arlene Burns at 7 p.m. on April 27 at Riverside Church on 4th and State in Hood River.

Gorge Artists Open Studios Tour…April 28-30, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. throughout the region.  For maps go to gorgeartists.org.

White Salmon/Bingen Rotary Club Community Pride Spring Cleanup Event…April 28-29.  Bingen Marina Way drop off site open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on those days.  Call the Mt. Adams Chamber of Commerce at 509-493-3630 for more information.

White Salmon Valley K-8 PTO Silent Auction…April 28, 5 p.m.-7:30 p.m. at Whitson Elementary School in White Salmon.  Children’s workshops and various supervised activities available…most workshops priced $10-$12 with dinner included.  To register or for more information e-mail wsvptoauction@gmail.com.

Portland Taiko Drumming Ensemble…free community performance at 7:30 p.m. on April 28 at the South Wasco County High School gym in Maupin at 7:30 p.m., workshop at 2 p.m.  For information call the Maupin library at 541-395-2208.

Earth Science Rocks!…Columbia Gorge Discovery Center trip to Cape Disappointment with geologist Steve Carlson…April 29…meet at the Discovery Center at 7:45 a.m.  Fee is $50, includes box lunch and bottled water.  Reservations with $25 deposit by April 24 by calling 541-296-8600, ext. 201.

Hood River County Reads 2017…writing workshop with author William Kent Krueger…April 29, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the writing room in Down Manor.  Registration is limited, call the Hood River Library at 541-386-2535.

Hood River County Library Shakespeare Week…swordplay workshop…noon-1 p.m. on April 29 at the Hood River Library (for ages 7 and up).

Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Banquet…April 29, 4:30 p.m.-10 p.m. at the Hood River County Fairgrounds in Odell.  Dinner, auctions, and games to raise funds for wildlife conservation.  Tickets available at RMEF.org or call 541-490-0423 for more information.

People’s Climate and Justice March…April 30 starting with yoga at 10 a.m. at the Hood River Waterfront Park Ampitheater, followed by speakers and a march to the Hood River Library lawn.

Lyle School PTO Spring Carnival…April 30, 1 p.m.-3 p.m. at the Lyle School gym and outdoor play area.

Hood River County Reads 2017…public presentation with Ordinary Grace author William Kent Krueger…April 30, 2 p.m. at the Hood River Library.

North Wasco County School District 21 Kindergarten Pre-registration for 2017-18…May 1-5, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at all district elementary schools.

“Embracing Fear with Courage of an Open Heart”…presentation by Ellen Donoghue, PhD on May 3 at 7 p.m. at the Hood River Library.

Stop The Invasion…Weed Management 101 workshop at Marine Park Pavilion in Cascade Locks on May 6, 8 a.m.-noon.  Free class, but seating is limited, reserve your free ticket online.  Put on by the Columbia Gorge Cooperative Weed Management Area, Washington Invasive Species Council, Washington State University Extension, and Oregon Invasive Species Council.

Free Plant Based Cooking Class…with Karen Haughton (via DVD), May 8-9, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. both days, at The Dalles Seventh-Day Adventist Church Multi-Purpose Building Lower Level on 3339 East 13th in The Dalles.  RSVP by calling 541-296-3445.

Columbia Gorge Discovery Center Program with former Congressman Les AuCoin…”It’s A Republic, If You Can Keep It”…May 12, program at 7 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m.  Dinner & program $19, program only $5.  Reservations required by May 5, call 541-296-8600, ext. 201.

Columbia Gorge Discovery Center 20th Anniversary Community Appreciation Day…free admission all day on May 14.

Children’s Fair 2017…May 20, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at The Dalles City Park.

Beer Fest in The Dalles…June 10 at Lewis & Clark Festival Park.

Mt. Adams Country Bicycle Tour…June 24 in Trout Lake.  Choose from 11 to 105 mile tours.  Information at troutlakewashington.com.

Big Bingo at Hood River Valley Adult Center Every Tuesday night at 6 p.m., doors open and food available at 5 p.m. Funds raised support the Meals on Wheels program.

Bingo for Meals on Wheels at Mid-Columbia Senior Center in The Dalles…every Saturday at 6 p.m.  Minimum buy-in is $10.

Wahtonka Community School Farmer’s Market…every Thursday, 8:15 a.m.-11:30 a.m. in front of the Wahtonka campus on 3601 West 10th in The Dalles.  Seeking vendors, consignors, and customers.  Call 541-506-3410 for information.

Free car seat checks the second Wednesday of each month, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., at the Hood River Fire Station on 1785 Meyer Parkway.

Hood River Farmers Market…every Saturday from May 7 to November 19, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., at 5th and Columbia.








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