Weekend events October 20-22


Blues guitarist and singer Terry Robb at 7 pm at St. Peter’s Landmark in The Dalles. Tickets $15.

Parkdale Grange Harvest Festival Chuckwagon Dinner Friday and Saturday 11 am to 3 pm featuring steak or ham, vegetables, rolls, variety of salads, mashed potatoes and gravy, baked beans, sauerkraut with sausage, and pie. That’s at the Parkdale Grange 7375 Clear Creek Road, Parkdale. Tickets $10 for adults, $5 for children 4 to 12, and free for children under 4.

Sinfonietta Orchestra presents A Musical Movie Night with three performances Friday and Saturday nights at 7 p.m. and Sunday matinee at 2p.m. At Wy’east Middle School Performing Arts Center. The program features music from such classics as Fantasia, Star Wars, Harry Potter, Superman, Spider-man, How to Train Your Dragon, Frozen and more. Conductor Mark Steighner says that audiences may be surprised by some special guests in the lobby, so be ready with your camera phones. Younger audience members are encouraged to dressing as their favorite character from any of the featured movies. Anyone coming in costume will get a free cookie. Tickets are $15 for adults (18+), $10 for students and children (10-17) and free for kids under 10.


Klindt’s Booksellers Northwest Author Festival Saturday from 2 to 5 pm Twelve visiting regional authors, each with a new title to celebrate, will be located throughout the store where readers can visit with them, have books personally signed and ask questions. With authors spanning multiple genres, from local history to cooking, from science fiction to murder mystery, there will be something for readers of all ages to enjoy.

Community Enrichment for Klickitat and Skamania Counties (CEKC) and the Skamania Klickitat Community Network are holding the first Rural Family and Business Emergency Preparedness Expo. The Expo will take place Oct. 21 in Goldendale at the Goldendale Grange from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This is no charge to attend. First aid kits will be given to the first 25 families attending, and “Good to Go” emergency backpacks will be available as door prizes.

Have lunch or dinner at Burgerville and support youth mentoring! 10% of all sales between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. and 5 and 8 p.m. Saturday go directly to Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Columbia Gorge, a program of The Next Door. Purchase a raffle ticket for a chance to win a two-hour, stand up paddle board experience for 6 people courtesy of Big Winds.

Genealogy Jamboree presents a free National Family History Month event at the Discovery Center Saturday 10 am to 4 pm There will be door prizes, research assistance, and special guests.

Appraisal Clinic Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm at Maryhill Museum Learn more about objects you love, from family heirlooms to garage sale treasures, as leading regional art dealers and appraisers donate their time and expertise in the areas of American Indian art, jewelry, fine and decorative arts. The opinions and appraisals are informal but always educational. Cost: $10.00 for the first item; $25.00 for three (includes free museum admission). Proceeds support Maryhill Museum of Art.

The Gorge Fruit & Craft Fair Saturday and Sunday 10 am to 5 pm at the Hood River County Fairgrounds features only offerings crafted, grown, or made by residents of the four central Oregon and Washington Gorge counties. Arts and crafts, fresh Hood River Fruit, flowers, baked goods, award-winning local wines, jewelry, household and garden items, soft goods, gourmet food items, tasty food choices and more. Admission is free and also free to watch the Ranch Sorting event in the fairgrounds arena on Saturday.

Harmony of the Gorge presents America’s Music on Parade with two performances Saturday – a 2 pm matinee and a 7 pm evening concert – at Shepherd of the Valley Bible Church 1631 8th Street Hood River. Performances by four singing groups: Flip Side, Wind Masters, Up to Something and Harmony of the Gorge. Tickets $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and $10 for under 18.

Farm to Table benefit event in honor of the Wonderworks Children’s Museum’s 40 years of service in the community. Enjoy a locally inspired dinner prepared by San Francisco Chef Tony Sterelli, paired with local wines. The evening will also feature a silent auction. Tickets $80 each or $600 for a table of eight, available at Wonderworks downtown The Dalles or online.