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Skamania County Fair…August 16-19 in Stevenson.

Musical Stories for Kids and Families…with Rick Huddle on August 16 at 5:30 p.m. at the Hood River Library.  Free and open to the public.

Rock Violinist Aaron Meyer…in concert at Flagstone Senior Living in The Dalles on August 17, 5 p.m.-6:30 p.m.  Free concert, bring a folding chair.

Health Insurance 101…August 17, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. at The Dalles-Wasco County Library.  Presented by the Oregon Health Insurance Marketplace.  Seating is limited, register by calling 855-268-3767.

Families In The Park…every Thursday in August at Jackson Park in Hood River, 6 p.m.-9 p.m.  August 17 headliner is Aerosmith Rocks.  Kid Fit 2 Go Fun, 6 p.m.-7 p.m.

History Museum of Hood River County Event…five episodes of “Lassie” which were filmed in the Gorge will be shown starting at 7 p.m.  Local author and storyteller Scott Cook will be emcee. Cost is $10. Children 10 and under are free.

Dallesport/Murdock Fire Department Biscuits & Gravy Feed… August 19, 7 a.m.-10 a.m. at the Dallesport Fire Station.  $5 per person, all proceeds go to the Dallesport Fire Department Building Fund.

White Salmon Valley Community Library Family Movie…Sing on August 19 at 2 p.m.

Hood River Community Education Movies In The Park…at Jackson Park in Hood River.  August 19 movie is Pete’s Dragon (2016) at 8:40 p.m.  Free event.

Movies In The Park…at Sorosis Park in The Dalles.  August 19 movie is Guardians of the Galaxy at dusk.

American Red Cross Blood Drive…August 21, 1 p.m.-6 p.m. at the White Salmon Elks Lodge.  Senior Project Blood Drive sponsored by Brooke Gowen & White Salmon Elks.  For an appointment call 509-310-3286.

Sherman County Fair…August 22-27 in Moro.

2017 Washington Legislature Recaps with Representative Gina McCabe…August 23…noon-1 p.m. at Skamania County PUD in Carson, 3 p.m.-4 p.m. at the White Salmon Valley Community Library, and 6 p.m.-7 p.m. at Quality Inn and Suites in Goldendale.

History Museum of Hood River County Event…”Fish Tales, Traditions and Challenges of Seafood in Oregon”…an Oregon Humanities Conversation led by Jennifer Burns Bright, a food and travel writer. August 23 at 7 p.m.  Free, $5 donation suggested.

Wasco County Fair and Rodeo…August 24-27 in Tygh Valley.

Klickitat County Fair…August 24-27 in Goldendale.

Families In The Park…every Thursday in August at Jackson Park in Hood River, 6 p.m.-9 p.m.  August 24 headliner is Artuvo Leyva & Guests (Multicultural Musical Journey).  Mariachi-Los Temerosos De Juan Antonio, 6 p.m.-7 p.m.

An Act of Exclusion:  Chinese History in the Pacific Northwest…Columbia Gorge Discovery Center “Culture a la Carte” dinner/program with Helen Ying and Trish Hackett Nicola on August 25.  Dinner at 5:30 p.m., programs begin at 6:30 p.m.  Dinner and program $22, program only $5.  Call 541-296-8600 or go to gorgediscovery.org.  Purchase tickets by August 23.

Movies In The Park…at Cascade Locks Marine Park.  August 25 movie is Secret Life of Pets at dusk.

Piggin’ Out For Schools!…fundraising pig roast for the White Salmon Valley Education Foundation…August 26, 4 p.m.-8 p.m. at Rheingarten Park in White Salmon.  $5 per plate, $5 per beer.

Hood River County Library District Annual Unity Picnic…August 26, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. at Georgiana Smith Memorial Gardens at the library.  Taco bar by Michoacan, Mike’s Ice Cream, and non-alcoholic beverages, music by 6 del Rio.

Hood River Community Education Movies In The Park…at Jackson Park in Hood River.  August 26 movie is Moana at 8:25 p.m.  Free event.

Movies In The Park…at Sorosis Park in The Dalles.  August 26 movie is Sing! at dusk.

Hood River Library Teen Summer Movies…Jurassic Park on August 30 at 6:30 p.m.

The Wall That Heals…Vietnam Veterans Memorial Replica Wall and Mobile Education Center at the Klickitat County Fairgrounds in Goldendale, August 31-September 3.  Open to the public 24 hours a day.

Families In The Park…every Thursday in August at Jackson Park in Hood River, 6 p.m.-9 p.m.  August 31 headliner is Hit Machine.  BriCauz Band, 6 p.m.-7 p.m.

Movies In The Park…at Cascade Locks Marine Park.  September 1 movie is Aladdin at dusk.

Hood River Aquatic Center Labor Day Open Swim…September 4, 1 p.m.-5 p.m.  Admission is $1.

The Dalles Kiwanis Club Steak Feed…September 7, 5 p.m.-7 p.m. at Sorosis Park in The Dalles.  Eight-ounce sirloin steak, baked potato, coleslaw, roll, dessert, and drink for $15.  Free hot dog meal for children under 12.  Activities for kids and country music by the Dufur Boys.  Tickets available from Kiwanis members or at the park on September 7.

Movies In The Park…at Cascade Locks Marine Park.  September 8 movie is Moana at dusk.

Hood River Valley High School Athletic Hall of Fame Classic Golf Tournament…September 9 at Indian Creek Golf Course.  Team check-in at 8 a.m., scramble begins at 8:30 a.m.  $350 per four-player team or $100 per person.  For information call the HRV Athletic Department at 541-386-2318.

Aluminum Man Triathlon…September 9 at 9 a.m. in The Dalles, headquartered at Riverfront Park.  Ages 10 & up welcome to participate.  For information call 541-296-9533.  Register online.

Cemetery Tales 2017…presented by the Hood River History Museum on September 15-17 at Idlewilde Cemetery in Hood River.  Guides will lead groups through the cemetery where a previous resident of Hood River will be telling about their lives. The focus this year is on six strong women who survived challenges and adventures. Tickets can be purchased on line at www.brownpapertickets.com or at The History Museum. (541-386-6772).  The tours will start at Down Manor, a change from previous years. This event is not appropriate for children under 12.   Down Manor will be serving dinner on Friday and Saturday. Dinner reservations are required and can be made by calling 541-387-8295.

Music Festival of the Gorge…September 16, 1 p.m.-10 p.m. in Hood River in support of music education programs in Hood River County schools.  Live music at Hood River Waterfront Park and Springhouse Cellar.  For information go to musicfestivalofthegorge.com.

Gorge Kids Triathlon…September 17 at Hood River Waterfront Park.  Registration at 8:30 a.m., opening ceremony at 9:45 a.m.  For elementary-age kids, benefits Hood River County elementary schools physical education programs.  Register online.

Lyle Lions October Breakfast…October 7, 7 a.m.-10 a.m. at the Lyle Lions Community Center on the corner of Highway 14 and 5th Street.   Adults $7, ages 6-12 $4, 5 and under free.

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.