The big three-day Home, Garden and Sportsman show kicks off Friday at noon in the Joan Frey arena at the Klickitat County fairgrounds in Goldendale. Nearly 100 vendors will be on hand for the weekend, Free parking and free admission.
The Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training, in partnership with the Oregon Peace Officers Association, Oregon State Sheriff’s Association, and the Oregon Association of Chiefs of Police, is hosting the Oregon Criminal Justice Career Fair at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem today and Saturday. The reason for this first-ever statewide event is that agencies around the state are looking to hire more than 500 qualified employees to fill positions at city, county, state, tribal, university and federal law enforcement agencies. Agencies are looking to fill sworn-in positions in police, corrections, parole and probation and emergency communications and non-sworn staff including chemists, nurses, and those working in crime scene investigation.
Flyfishing Film Tour 2nd Floor IOOF Building above Pioner Electric in The Dalles Friday and Saturday. Doors Open at 5:30, Tickets $15 at Klindts and Flyfishing Strategies Fly Shop
Bob Yoesle from Friends of the Goldendale Observatory will present a solar viewing free to the public Saturday, April 30 from 10 am to 4 pm at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center in The Dalles. Using special safely-filtered telescopes you can view the surface of the sun. This event is free, and will be held, weather permitting, on the museum lawn. Museum admission still applies for visitors who wish to see the exhibits.
It’s the annual Wind Challenge program Saturday 9 am to 5 pm at The Dalles Civic Auditorium. Nearly 40 teams of local middle school and high school students learn about wind turbine technology and design, and apply their skills in an all-day competition to build, test, and present their wind turbine models to a group of judges. There will also be a STEM fair with exhibitors including OMSI and the Bonneville The event is sponsored by Google, the Gorge Technology Alliance and Columbia Gorge Community College.
Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife free youth fishing clinic. Saturday 8:30 am to 1 pm at Mayer State Park. Children 11 and under are invited (license required for children 12 and older) all children must be accompanied by an adult. Loaner gear available or bring fishing gear. Free hot dogs and soft drinks!
The White Salmon Valley Community Library will host the library’s first annual Repair Cafe on Saturday, April 30th from 1-4 pm in the library’s Sprint/Baker Gallery. During the Repair Cafe community members are invited to bring in broken items (that they would otherwise throw away) and local volunteers (who enjoy fixing things) will try to fix them. Bring in anything from clothing needing some stitches and small equipment (like vacuum cleaners) to bicycles. Should your item need any replacement parts, please bring the replacement parts along with the item to be repaired. Although there’s no guarantee that we’ll be able to fix your item, we’ll certainly try.
Enjoy dinner and a show for the whole family Saturday 6 pm at Columbia Gorge Dance Academy, 2600 May Street in Hood River. Enjoy a family style gourmet 4-course dinner provided by Stephani’s Table and wine from Syncline Winery plus a show by the dance students. Take the whole family for just $75. The event is a fundraiser for the academy.
The Civic Auditorium will be hosting the 3rd Annual Open House celebrating Historic Preservation Month Sunday, May 1st from 11am to 3pm. The event is open to the public. This year’s theme is “This Place Matters.” Local organizations and individuals who have recently conducted or are currently conducting historic preservation on their buildings were invited to share photographic displays of their projects. Among those invited are: Fort Dalles Museum, Wing Hong Hai Co. (owned by Eric Gleason), IOOF Building, Herbring House (owned by Victor Johnson), and St. Peter’s Landmark. The open house will include tours of the Civic Auditorium, photographic displays of local projects, and information on historic preservation. In addition, the Civic Auditorium Historic Preservation Committee will be kicking off their Theatre Renovation Capital Campaign during the open house.
May 1st the Sherman County Historical Museum opens for the season and visitors are welcome daily 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. through October. Along with viewing artifacts and photographs of the past check out the temporary display The Art of Taxidermy. Visit the museum Sunday, May 1st from 2pm to 4pm and learn more about taxidermy, preservation and local wildlife with Joe Dabulskis. Come see Joe as he works on and demonstrates how taxidermy is done while enjoying his stories and appreciation of our local wildlife.