Columbia Gorge Orchestra Association Stages presents Mamma Mia! …March 22-23 at Wy’east Performing Arts Center in Odell. Tickets $20 adults, $15 CGOA members, $5 for youth ages 10-17. Tickets at gorgeorchestra.org.
Friends of The Dalles Library St. Patrick’s Day (a week late) Book Sale…March 23 in the Friends book barn above the library. Bag prices and times: $3 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., $2 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., $1 from 11 a.m. to noon.
North Wasco Parks & Recreation Spring Break Camp…March 25-29, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., based out of the North Wasco Aquatic Center. For ages 8 & up. Early drop-off and late pickup available. For information call 541-296-9533 or go to nwprd.org.
American Red Cross Blood Drive…March 26, 12:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. at the Fort Dalles Readiness Center. Call 1-800-RED CROSS or go to RedCrossBlood.org for more information.
Paper Flower Craft…March 27 at 11 a.m. at the Cascade Locks Library and March 29 at 11 a.m. at the Parkdale Library. Free and open to the public, suitable for families.
American Red Cross Blood Drive…March 27, 1 p.m.-6 p.m. at the Dufur Fire Hall. Call 1-800-RED CROSS or go to RedCrossBlood.org for more information.
Tintin Party at Hood River Library…March 27 at 2 p.m. in the children’s theatre. Features a movie screening, a Tintin book giveaway, and Belgian waffles served by special guests Thompson and Thomson. Fee and open to the public, suitable for families.
Central Gorge Master Gardeners Extension Gardener Class…March 27 on Designing Your Landscape…6 p.m.-9 p.m. at Hood River Valley Christian Church. $10 fee.
Author Visit…by Darryl Lloyd, author of Ever Wild: A Lifetime on Mount Adams…March 28, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. at the White Salmon Valley Community Library.
Columbia Gorge Community College Surplus Sale…March 29, noon-5 p.m. and March 30, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Fort Dalles Readiness Center.
Teen Tech Night…Virtual Reality at the White Salmon Valley Community Library…for ages 12-18 on March 29, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. at the library. Must be 13 or older to use the virtual reality headsets, and attendees must have a waiver signed by their legal guardian…available at bit.ly/ocwaiver.
Hood River County Reads 2019 Event…Fun with Wool Animals…10:30 a.m. to noon on March 30 at the Hood River Library Makerspace.
Oregon Congressman Greg Walden Town Hall Meeting…March 31 at 2:30 p.m. at the Wasco Event Center in Wasco.
YouthThink Speaker Series…Ann Atkins of Vets for Child Rescue on “Citizens Against Predators”…April 3, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. at The Dalles High School.
An Evening With HAVEN…April 4. For information call 541-296-2065.
Wild About Nature Natural History Series…Friday nights in April from 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. at the White Salmon Valley Community Library’s Sprint/Baker Gallery. April 5 on Saving Bats, Birds, and Beavers by Patricia Otto and the Rare and Remarkable Zumwalt Prairie by Marcy Cottrell Houle.
Lyle Lions Pancake Breakfast…April 6, 7 a.m.-10 a.m. at the Lyle Lions Community Center on Highway 14 and 5th Street. Adults $7, children 6-12 $4, 5 and under free.
Hood River County Reads 2019 Event…Sheep & Sheepdog Demonstration and wool activities with Dr. Cynthia Mills and Gorge Spinners and Weavers…April 6, 9:30 a.m.-noon at the Hood River Saddle Club.
Corps of Engineers’ Great Electrifying Event…April 6, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Bonneville Lock & Dam.
North Wasco Parks & Recreation Daddy Daughter Dance…for ages 4-12 on April 6, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. at the Fort Dalles Readiness Center. Fee is $30 ($20 for each additional daughter). For information call 541-296-9533 or go to nwprd.org.
Adult Learn To Swim Class…April 8, 10, 15, 17, & 22, 6:45 p.m.-7:15 p.m. at the Hood River Aquatic Center. Made for beginners, free class. To sign up call 541-386-1303 or go to hoodriverparksandrec.org.
Hood River Elementary Track Team…April 11-May 7 for K-5 students in Hood River County. Meets every Tuesday and Thursday, 5 p.m.-6 p.m. at Hood River Valley High School. Sign up through hrcommunityed.org.
Wild About Nature Natural History Series…Friday nights in April from 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. at the White Salmon Valley Community Library’s Sprint/Baker Gallery. April 12 on Lichen Lessons and Lore by Andrea Ruchty Montgomery and Living with Washington’s Large Carnivores with Todd Jacobsen.
Hood River County Reads 2019 Event…Writing workshop with Pamela Royes, April 13, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m at the Hood River Library. To make a reservation call the Hood River Library at 541-386-2535.
Columbia Gorge Genealogical Society meeting…April 13 at 10:30 a.m. at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center. Beginners’ class program, free and the public is welcome.
CCA Oregon Columbia River Gorge Chapter Dinner & Auction…April 13 at Bargeway Pub in The Dalles. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Single ticket $65, couples ticket $120, table for eight $500. Buy online at ccaoregon.org.
15th Annual Cherry of a Ride…April 14 beginning and ending at St. Mary’s Academy in The Dalles. Rides begin from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m., five different routes to choose from. For full information and to register go to cherryofaride.org or call 541-296-6004.
Wasco County Historical Society 40-mile Poker Run fundraiser…April 14 For location details, call 541-980-0918.
52nd Annual Cherry Blossom Buffet…April 14 11:30 a.m.- 3 p.m. at the Mosier Grange Hall. Adults $12, ages 6-12 $5, under 6 free. Proceeds to benefit the Mosier Grange Hall as a Red Cross Emergency Shelter.
Hood River County Reads 2019 Event…public presentation by Pamela Royes, author of Temperance Creek…April 14 at 2 p.m. in the Hood River Library reading room.
Wild About Nature Natural History Series…Friday nights in April from 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. at the White Salmon Valley Community Library’s Sprint/Baker Gallery. April 19 on The Biogeography of Fish in the Columbia River Gorge & White Salmon River by Pat Connolly & Ian Jerorek and SDS Forestry and Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Forest Herbicides by Dave Wasgatt & Nate Putnam.
Trout Lake Run…April 20, half-marathon at 9 a.m., 10K/5K at 10 a.m., start-finish at Trout Lake School. For registration information go to troutlakerun.blogspot.com.
Blossom Fest Craft & Quilt Show…April 20-21 at the Hood River County Fairgrounds. Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. both days.
Wild About Nature Natural History Series…Friday nights in April from 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. at the White Salmon Valley Community Library’s Sprint/Baker Gallery. April 26 on The Burke Museum Herbarium and the New Flora of the Pacific Northwest by David E. Giblin and Snakes of the Columbia Gorge by Chris Rombough.
Seventh Biennial Organ Crawl…April 28 in The Dalles. Five organists present 20 minute programs on five historic pipe organs. Begins at 2 p.m. at St. Peter’s Landmark, then proceeding to United Church of Christ, First Church of Christ Scientist, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, and Zion Lutheran Church.
Lyle Lions Pancake Breakfast…May 4, 7 a.m.-10 a.m. at the Lyle Lions Community Center on Highway 14 and 5th Street. Adults $7, children 6-12 $4, 5 and under free. Special donation jar for White Cane Awareness Day.
YouthThink Speaker Series…Kristen Jenson of Protect Young Minds on “Kids Can Learn To Reject Pornography”…May 7, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. at The Dalles High School.