Weekend activities October 6-8

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6

Klickitat salutes veterans and emergency personnel with the Home with Heroes events with events today and Saturday. The event kicks off today with the hero’s parade through Klickitat at noon followed by a baked potato bar. Lunch for veterans and emergency personnel is free, $5 for others, cash only.

15th Annual Shaniko Ragtime & Vintage Music Festival, Friday through Sunday in Shankio and Madras, featuring musicians from Oregon, California, Washington and New Hampshire! Friday, October 6th at the Shaniko Schoolhouse. Schedule: 1 pm Keith Taylor,  2 pm Meg Graf & Vicki Cox, 3 pm Lance MacLean,  4 pm Clare Kennedy,  5 pm Jack & Chris Bradsha. Donations appreciated. Jam session Friday in the Shaniko Sage Saloon, inside the Stagecoach Station 7-10 pm  Event sponsored by The Shaniko Preservation Guild

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7

Car is King Weekend, a free two-day event starts with the Concours de Maryhill from 9 am to 4 pm on the grounds of the Maryhill Museum of Art. It’s a classic car show; anyone can enter, and the Goldendale Motorsports Association, which organizes the event, is expecting more than 200 cars to register. The event is free for spectators Members of the Maryhill Loops Vintage Hillclimb Association will have a range of vintage race cars on site. Everyone will have a chance to drive the Maryhill Loops Road and its eight hairpin curves from Noon to 2 p.m.

Face painting, carnival games, arts, crafts and much more will all be featured when the Hood River County Early Childhood Committee hosts the 2017 Children’s Fair Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm in the Old Pine Grove Elementary School 2405 Eastside Road, Hood River/ The program is a public service of Columbia Gorge Community College in conjunction with the Four Rivers Early Learning Hub and the State of Oregon Early Learning Division.

The Dalles Hope Warming Place hosts an open house 11 am to 1 pm at St Vincent DePaul building at 315 West Third Street in The Dalles, Find out about the volunteer program to help homeless people in the winter. Need volunteers and donations of jackets, socks, blankets, scarves and hats.

15th Annual Shaniko Ragtime & Vintage Music Festival Saturday, October 7th at the Erickson Aircraft Museum at the Madras Airport. Schedule: 1 pm Meg Graf & Vicki Cox & Lance MacLean,  2:30 Clare Kennedy,  3 pm Keith Taylor,  4 pm Bradshaw’s. Donations to Museum welcome. Jam session Saturday at the Madras Airport Erickson Museum, 7-11 pm

Klickitat salues Home with Heroes kicks off Saturday night festivities at 4:30 at Canyon Market. Live music by Kurt Van Meter and Got Your Six. Dinner with choice of cheesburger or smoked pulled pork for $7 cash only. Also beer garden and raffle.

SUNDAY. OCTOBER 8

Maryhill Loops Hill Climb: Vintage sports cars from the 1930s to 1960s race singly in a three-mile timed climb up the historic Maryhill Loops Road from 9 am to 5 pm. FREE for spectators viewing the race from the Highway 97 Overlook and from designated viewpoints along the route. Organized by the Maryhill Loops Vintage Hill Climb Association; only their approved cars and drivers will be competing. This program is assisted by members of the Tri-Cities Strictly British Motor Club; Yakima Valley Sports Car Club and Society of Vintage Racing Enthusiasts.

15th Annual Shaniko Ragtime & Vintage Music Festival Sunday, October 8th at 2 pm the Shaniko Schoolhouse Concert. Performances by all artists. Suggested Donation: $10 per person. All musicians who sing or play acoustic instruments welcome. Sunday at 5 pm, October 8th, Special Meeting of the Cascade Ragtime Society. Camping is free on the streets of Shaniko. Further Festival information call (541) 489-3434

The Western Music Association presents cowboy music and poetry Sunday at 4 pm at the Bingen Theater, 210 Oak Street in Bingen. Fifteen performers, tickets just $10.

A Sherman County community meeting is scheduled for Sunday at 6 p.m. at Wasco School Events Center to discuss a proposal to build a Respite Center to provide a place for kids between 10 and 17 who need a safe place to be while a more permanent solution is found.  Come and learn about what a Respite Center is, what it can do for Sherman County, including the potential of 18 new local jobs that could be created. Refreshments will be provided Please attend in order to ask questions, provide input and learn why our Juvenile Director, Sheriff, D.A., County Court and the School Superintendent believe this will be a benefit to kids and our community. Come and learn about what a Respite Center is, what it can do for Sherman County and our region. Ask about the potential of 18 new local jobs that could be created. Refreshments will be provided