Hood River County Christmas Project Signups…at Hood River FISH Food Bank on November 23 and December 7, 10 a.m.-2 p.m….at Hood River Department of Human Services on November 22 and December 6, 10 a.m.-6 p.m….Cascade Locks City Hall on November 20, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m….and Wy’east Community Church in Odell on November 26, 3 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Families must live in Hood River County and meet Oregon low income eligibility standards.
Teen Movie Night in Cascade Locks…November 20 at 4:30 p.m. for ages 11-19 at the Cascade Locks Library. Go to hoodriverlibrary.org for information on titles.
Legends of Coyote Puppet Show…performed by Pegasus Puppet Theatre of Portland…November 20 at 5:30 p.m. in the Hood River Library. Free and open to the public, sponsored in part by the History Museum of Hood River County.
Sense Of Place Lecture Series: November 20 on Bradford Island, “Forgotten Toxic Waste Dump on the Columbia.” Doors open at 6 p.m., event at 7 p.m. at Columbia Center for the Arts in Hood River. $10 suggested donation.
The Dalles Kiwanis Club meets every Thursday at noon at Spooky’s…visitors are welcome. November 21 guest is The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Lisa Farquharson.
Hood River Library College Prep Night…November 21 at 4:30 p.m. Intended for high school students.
Gorge Gear Swap…consignment check-in on November 22, 4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. at the Hood River Valley High School cafeteria. Early admission on November 23, 7:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m., is $25 per person…main sale 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., $5 per person. Hosted by Hood River Valley High School ski and freestyle team.
Author discussion and book signing with Peter Marbach, author of Healing the Big River: Salmon Dreams and the Columbia River Treaty…November 22 at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center in The Dalles. Dinner at 6 p.m. available for $18, program at 7 p.m. without dinner for $5. Go to gorgediscovery.org.
Mt. Adams Elks Lodge Holiday Bazaar…November 23, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Elks Lodge in White Salmon.
St. Peter’s 41st Annual Holiday Bazaar…November 23, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at St. Mary’s Academy in The Dalles.
Home At Last Humane Society Monte Carlo Night…November 23, 5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. at The Dalles Country Club. Tickets $30 (includes food and $10 casino scrip), available at Klindt’s Booksellers, Home At Last, and at homeatlasths.org.
White Salmon Valley Community Library Teen Book Group…November 26 discussion on “They Both Die at the End” by Adam Silvera, 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Pick up a copy at the library while supplies last.
Hood River Watershed Group Meeting…November 26, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. at the OSU Extension meeting room on 2990 Experiment Station Drive in Hood River.
The Dalles Community Thanksgiving Meal…November 28, 12 noon to 3 p.m. at St. Mary’s Academy. Sponsored by The Salvation Army. Everyone is welcome. To order a delivery meal call 541-296-6417. To volunteer sign up at thedalles.salvationarmy.org.
Hood River Community Thanksgiving Meal…November 28, 12 noon to 3 p.m. at Riverside Community Church. To volunteer to help with the meal, call 541-399-2384…deliveries are available in to Hood River, Cascade Locks, Parkdale, Odell, Bingen, and White Salmon, call 541-806-0900.
Cascade Locks Community Thanksgiving Meal…November 28, 12 noon to 2 p.m. at the Port Pavilion in Cascade Locks. To volunteer to help with the meal, call 541-399-2384…deliveries are available in to Hood River, Cascade Locks, Parkdale, Odell, Bingen, and White Salmon, call 541-806-0900.
The Dalles Starlight Parade…November 29 starting at 6 p.m. from West 6th and Webber Streets, going through downtown to The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce for the tree lighting at 7 p.m. Applications for the parade available at the Chamber office on 404 West Second or at thedalleschamber.com. Applications due by November 16 at 5 p.m.
Columbia Gorge Discovery Center Holiday Open House…November 30, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free museum admission all day, live holiday music concerts, cookies & hot cider, and a visit from Santa Claus.
Mosier Holiday Fair…November 30-December 1, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Mosier Community School. Admission $2 per person & one non-perishable food item. Under 12 admitted free. Photos with Santa 11 a.m.-2 p.m. both days. Benefit for Mosier Community School.
Hood River Library Teen Movie Night…November 30 at 4 p.m. For ages 11-19. For more information go to hoodriverlibrary.org.
Project ELFF Canned Food Drive…sponsored by the Mid-Columbia Fire and Rescue Volunteer Association, The Salvation Army, St. Vincent dePaul, and the Dallesport Fire District. December 3 on the east side of The Dalles, December 4 on the west side of The Dalles, and December 5 in Dallesport, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. all three nights. To volunteer, call 541-296-9445.
Wy’east Community Church Christmas Bazaar…December 6, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and December 7, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Located in downtown Odell.
Taco Feed & Bingo Night…December 6 at the Mt. Adams Elks Lodge in White Salmon. Benefits Gorge Thunder 14U & 16U softball teams. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., bingo starts at 7 p.m. Dinner is $10 per adult, $5 for kids under age 10. Bingo cards $20 for 7 games, $2 for extra blackout cards. Dinner purchase not necessary to play bingo.
Festival of Trees…Gala & Auction on December 6 at The Dalles Civic Auditorium. Tickets $20 (21 & over event), doors open at 6 p.m. , auction at 7 p.m. For more information go to mcmc.net/fot or call 541-296-7275. Proceeds benefit the Celilo Cancer Center Fund and Mid-Columbia Health Foundation Nursing Scholarships. Community Day to view the trees on December 7, 9 a.m.-noon at The Dalles Civic Auditorium, free admission.
Hood River Holiday Kickoff Party and Parade…December 6 in downtown Hood River. Parade starts at 6 p.m. at 7th and Oak, lighting of the tree at 7 p.m. Parade registration open until December 3 by going to hoodriver.org.
Wahtonka Christmas Bazaar…December 7, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Wahtonka Campus on 3601 West 10th in The Dalles. Presented by The Dalles High School Youth Transition Program.
Country Christmas Bazaar…December 7, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Grass Valley Pavilion on Highway 97. Free admission.
Gateway Church Christmas Fair…December 7, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Gateway Church on 1111 Dry Hollow Road in The Dalles. Gift making, holiday goodies, festive music, and more. Free event for all ages, children under 12 accompanied by an adult.
Columbia Center for the Arts Children’s Theatre presents The Snow Queen…December 7-8 and 14-15 at 2 p.m. and December 13 at 7 p.m. Tickets $13 for adults and $8 for children, available at the CCA Gallery and at columbiaarts.org.
Hood River Indoor Farmers Market…first & third Saturdays of the month, December through April, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at May Street Elementary.
Cascade Singers Holiday Concert…”A Parker-Shaw Christmas”…7 p.m. on December 7 and 3 p.m. on December 8 at Zion Lutheran Church on 10th and Union in The Dalles. Admission is by donation at the door.
Hood River Adopt-A-Dog’s Pictures With Santa Paws…December 14, noon -4 p.m. on Oak Street in Hood River (location to be announced). Sitting fee $25 per family. All proceeds benefit the HRAAD programs and the dogs in their care.
North Wasco Parks and Recreation District Creative Kids Workshop…December 14, 10 a.m.-noon at Dry Hollow Elementary School in The Dalles. Kids of all ages welcome, fee is $10. Call 541-296-9533.
Last Chance Holiday Bazaar…December 14-15, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Hood River County Fairgrounds in Odell. Santa Claus pictures from noon to 2 p.m. both days.
United Way Holiday Benefit Concert with rock violinist Aaron Meyer & his six piece band, with special guests The Brown Sisters…December 15 at 3:30 p.m. at the Best Western Plus Hood River Inn. General admission $25, kids under 12 $15, available at Waucoma Bookstore. Preferred seating $75. Call 541-386-6100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Proceeds benefit United Way of the Columbia Gorge.