Unit 20, Oregon Retired Educators Association…meeting at noon on October 15 at China Gorge Restaurant in Hood River. Special guest will be OREA State Co-President Lona Odom.
An Evening of Light…presented by the Domestic Violence Council in conjunction with HAVEN…October 15 at 6 p.m. at the Columbia Gorge Community College Ampitheater in The Dalles.
Underwood Community Council Meeting…6 p.m. on October 16 at the Underwood Community Center. Underwood Coalition, PacifiCorp, and a Skamania County Commissioner will present their vision for land around the old Northwest Dam & Bridge.
Sense of Place Lecture Series…October 16 on Traditional First Foods & The Creation Story with “Smunitee” Mary Lee Jones on the Confederated Tribes & Bands of the Yakama Nation. 7 p.m. at the Columbia Center for the Arts in Hood River. $10 suggested donation.
WorkSource Job Fair…October 17, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Elks Lodge in White Salmon. With local manufacturing and hospitality employers. Bring your resume and be prepared to meet with company representatives.
The Power of Women in Community…October 17, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. at the Columbia Center for the Arts. Filmmaker Jennifer Cloer shares episode 2 of the Chasing Grace Project. Put on by the Gorge Technology Alliance and Gorge Women in STEM. Free for GTA members and students, $20 each for non-GTA members. Available through Eventbrite or at the door.
Gorge Quilt Show…October 18-19, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. each day, at the Hood River Armory. $6 admission.
KOOBDOOGA…Friends of the White Salmon Valley Library community reads event…at the library’s Sprint/Baker Gallery. The Community Preparedness Legacy of David A. Johnson with hydrologist Carolyn Driedger…October 18, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. at the library’s Sprint/Baker Gallery.
Halcyon Performing Aureum…October 18 at 7 p.m. at The Dalles Civic Auditorium. Tickets $33, available at midcolumbiacommunityconcerts.org.
Gorge Sinfonietta’s World Tour Concert…October 18 at 7:30 p.m. and October 20 at 2 p.m. at the Wy’east Middle School Performing Arts Center in Odell. Tickets $20 for adults ($15 for Columbia Gorge Orchestra Association members), $5 ages 10-17, under 10 free. Tickets available at the door or at gorgeorchestra.org.
Gorge Fruit and Craft Fair…October 19-20 at the Hood River County Fairgrounds. Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. both days.
Ballet Folklorico…October 19 at the Hood River Library. Performance at 10:30 a.m., workshop for teens at 1 p.m.
Wasco County Historical Society Annual Meeting…October 20 at the IOOF Building on 423 E. 2nd in The Dalles. Registration at 12:30 p.m., lunch at 1 p.m. Cost of the luncheon is $15 (RSVP by October 17 at 541-296-8400). Program and meeting are free to the public.
White Salmon Valley Library Teen Book Group…meets on October 22 at 5:30 p.m. Book will be And Then There Were Four by Nancy Werlin.
Managing Pollinators & Beneficial Insects for Orchard Fruit Production Workshop…October 23 at 9 a.m. at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center. For information call the Wasco Soil & Water Conservation District at 541-298-8559.
Wasco County Republicans’ Beef & Burgandy Dinner…October 24 at 5:30 p.m. at The Shilo Inn in The Dalles. Tickets $35 each, available at The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce.
The Hood River Valley High School Performing Arts Department presents Disney’s Newsies…October 25-26, November 1-2 and 8-9 at 7 p.m. and October 27 & November 3 at 2 p.m. at the Bowe Theatre. Adults $10, students $8, available at Waucoma Bookstore and hrvhs.booktix.com.
KOOBDOOGA…Friends of the White Salmon Valley Library community reads event…at the library’s Sprint/Baker Gallery. Volcanoes in the Cascades: Why Are They Here? with research hydrologist Tom Pierson…October 25, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. at the library’s Sprint/Baker Gallery.
The Next Door’s Cornhole For A Cause…double elimination tournament on October 26 at 3 p.m. at the Gorge Athletic Club in The Dalles. Main prize $500. Adults $50, kids $30, teams of two people. Benefiting the programs of The Next Door. Details at nextdoorinc.org/cornhole.
Harvest Hope For Kids…a fundraiser to benefit the Columbia Gorge Children’s Advocacy Center…October 26, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. at The Ruins in Hood River. $25 per person.
Head Bangers Ball…featuring Blistered Earth (Metallica tribute) on October 26 at 7 p.m. in the Granada Theatre in The Dalles. Tickets $20 in advance, $25 at the door. 21 & over event. Costumes encouraged but must be photo ID recognizable.
Gorge Winds Band October Spooktacular Concert…October 27 at 7 p.m. at The Dalles Middle School. Suggested donations $20 for a family, $10 general admission, seniors and children age 13-18 $5, under 12 free. Dress code is Halloween costumes.
Columbia Gorge Economic Symposium…November 1, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Fort Dalles Readiness Center. Keynote speaker is NW Natural CEO David Anderson. Tickets $25, available at mcedd.org/symposium.
Lyle Community Craft Bazaar…November 1, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and November 2, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the corner of 3rd Street and Highway 14.
Hood River Adopt-A-Dog’s Pictures With Santa Paws…November 2, 11 a.m. -3 p.m. at Dog River Pet Supplies on 1118 12th Street in Hood River. Sitting fee $25 per family. All proceeds benefit the HRAAD programs and the dogs in their care.
Hood River Valley Christian Church Christmas Decor and More Sale…November 2, 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. at the Church Fellowship Hall on 975 Indian Creek Road.
The Dalles Art Center’s Annual Art Auction…November 9 at the Fort Dalles Readiness Center. Doors open at 6 p.m. Live and silent auction with gourmet Cuban dinner. Tickets $45. Call 541-296-4759.