Weekend events – March 23-25


The Dalles High School Theatre Department will perform its Spring Musical, “BYE, BYE BIRDIE.” The show centers around Conrad Birdie (loosely based on Elvis Presley), who, to the dismay of his adoring fans, is about to be drafted into the Army by Uncle Sam. Birdies’ manager, Albert, and his secretary/girlfriend, Rosie, cook up a plan to send him off in style with a hit new song and one last kiss from a lucky fan on “The Ed Sullivan Show.” A town full of colorful characters including crazed teenagers, a jealous boyfriend, and spotlight stealing father make for a rollicking good time. The upbeat score features such classics “Put on a Happy Face”, “The Telephone Hour”, “A Lot of Livin’ To Do”, “Kids” and “One Last Kiss.”  Performances Friday night at 7:30 pm, Saturday matinee at 2 pm and Saturday night at 7:30 pm, all at The Dalles High School auditorium. Tickets $7 for adults and students, $5 for seniors and those under 12



Grass Valley’s 11th Annual Easter Egg Hunt 10 a.m. Grass Valley Park & Pavilion.  No charge to participate. This year features a kids’ tractor pedal and pull competition Immediately following egg hunt for kids aged 4 to 12 (through a generous grant from Sherman County Cultural Coalition). Dress Warm! Bring a sack lunch & bag or basket to collect eggs! Games for children 0-4 inside the Pavilion after tractor pedal and pull is over, A Skate Party! (approximately at noon) All ages welcome to skate! Prizes & Snacks.

Local author and City of The Dalles Mayor, Steve Lawrence, will signing copies of his book, First Light Saturday from 1 to 3 at Klindt’s Booksellers in The Dalles.  The book is a fictional account of close combat in Vietnam, based on Lawrence’s own service in 1968-69.  The novel follows 2nd Lt. Kenneth McKenzie from his first day in the country to his experiences in the field, leading men in combat. Refreshments will be served.

Roller Derby: Gorge Roller Girls Home Game from 6 to 8 plm
at their home track at the Fort Dalles Readiness Center at Columbia Gorge Community College  Go to gorgerollergirls.org for more information and tickets.
Tickets purchased  ONLINE: Students: $5.50, Adults: $10.50.
Tickets Purchased AT THE DOOR: Students: $8.00, Adults: $13.00, Kids under the age of Six: FREE