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Friends of the White Salmon Valley Library Book and Multimedia Sale…March 16, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m….March 17, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.,..and March 18 $1 bag sale, noon-3 p.m.


50’s Sockhop…fundraiser for Dominican Republic mission trip…March 16, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. at the Hood River Alliance Church Gym.  $5 individual, $15 for a family.

St. Paddy’s Day Promenade…March 16, 7 p.m. at the Mountain View Grange in White Salmon.  Fundraiser for the White Salmon Valley Education Foundation.  $25 per person, includes two drinks and snacks.  21 and over event.

Columbia Gorge Sinfonietta…performing Beethoven’s Symphony #7 and Grieg’s Peer Gynt Suite, plus songs by Strauss and Duparc with special guest soprano May Arden, March 16 at 7 p.m. and March 18 at 2 p.m. at the Wy’east Middle School Performing Arts Center in Odell.  Tickets $15 for adults, $10 for students and ages 10-17, children under 10 free.  Tickets at the door or gorgeorchestra.org.

Dallesport/Murdock Fire Department French Toast Feed…March 17, 7 a.m.-10 a.m. at the Dallesport Fire Station.  $5 per person, all proceeds to the Dallesport Fire Department Building Fund.

Google Wind Challenge and STEM Fair…March 17 at the Fort Dalles Readiness Center.  Wind Challenge from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., STEM Fair 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

St. Patrick’s Day Fun Run/Walk…March 17 at 10 a.m. at Lewis and Clark Festival Park in The Dalles.  Registration at 9 a.m.  3K, 5K, 10K  run/walk, fundraiser for Colonel Wright Elementary School’s physical education program in The Dalles.  For registration information e-mail jumpstartyouthactivities@gmail.com.  Free for D-21 elementary school students.

Earth Science Rocks…Winery & Soils of the Gorge with Steve Carlson…March 17, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.  Trip begins at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center.  Cost is $50, with reservations and $25 deposit required by March 13.  Call 541-296-8600, ext. 201 for more information and reservations.

Hood River Reads 2018 Kickoff Events…March 17, 2 p.m.-3:30 p.m. at Hood River Library, March 20, 5 p.m.-7 p.m. at Parkdale and Cascade Locks libraries.  This year’s book is Moreno. Prieto. Brown. by Alejandro Jimenez.

Cultivate Columbia…Skyline Hospital Foundation fundraiser on March 17 at 5:30 p.m. at the Best Western PLUS Hood River Inn.  For ticket information call 509-637-2602.

St. Pat’s at St. Pete’s…Cascade Singers St. Patrick’s Day concert on March 17 at 7 p.m. at St. Peter’s Landmark in The Dalles.  Admission is a free-will offering to benefit St. Peter’s Landmark.

Family Friendly Dance Party…with the Wasco Bros. Band at the Underwood Community Center…March 17, 7 p.m.-10 p.m.  $10 adult admission, $5 children over 6.

Columbia Center for the Arts National Theatre Live…Cat on a Hot Tin Roof on March 18 at noon.  For ticket information go to columbiaarts.org.

Underwood Community Meeting…with the PUD on water and electricity.  March 19, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. at the Underwood Community Center.

The Dalles Spring Break Camp…March 26-30, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at Columbia Gorge Community College.  For ages 8 and up.  For registration and fee information…call 541-296-9533 or go to nwprd.org.

Crop Talks Farmer Network and Farm Tours…March 27, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. at the Rockford Grange.  Attend to discuss what you like to talk about during the upcoming season of tours.

The Bug Chicks…entomologist team teaches kids about insects, arachnids and their relatives while encouraging bravery and empowerment…March 28 at Cascade Locks Library at 10 a.m., Parkdale Library at 1 p.m., Hood River Library at 4 p.m.

Columbia Center for the Arts National Theatre Live…Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead on April 1 at noon.  For ticket information go to columbiaarts.org.

Gorge Master Naturalist Field Course Series…begins on April 7.  Register by March 31.  For more details go to oregonmasternaturalist.org/Ecoregion_courses.

Columbia Hills State Park Wildland Adventure…April 21 for ages 8 and up.  Leaves from the Northern Wasco County Aquatic Center at 10 a.m.  Fee is $20, out of district $23.  Registration deadline is April 16.  Call 541-296-9533 or go to nwprd.org.

Blossom Craft Show…April 21-22, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Hood River County Fairgrounds in Odell.

St. Mary’s Academy Cherry of a Ride…Recreational bike ride with various distance options, April 22 leaving St. Mary’s Academy in The Dalles.  Rides begin from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m.  For registration information call the school at 541-296-6004, ext. 414.

Columbia Center for the Arts National Theatre Live…Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolff on April 22 at noon.  For ticket information go to columbiaarts.org.

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.

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.