Weekend events – August 3-5




Every Friday night pinochle at the Mid-Columbia Senior Center in The Dalles, Play begins at 6 pm. New players and beginners welcome.. $6 per person, of which $5 goes into the pot.

The 53rd annual Trout Lake Fair kicks off Friday and runs throgh Sunday. There is something for everyone, from a potluck to contests and displays to food and fun and games for the kids. Come enjoy this classic event.

For the first time ever, all 13 breweries in the Gorge will be gathered together with two hard cider companies for the Gorge Gulp Friday from 5 to 7 pm outdoors in the parking lot at State and Third streets in Hood River. Admission $20 per person and includes an etched souvenir glass and 5 tastings. Additional 5 tastings can be purchased for $10. The event is a fundraiser for The Hood River County Education Foundation

And its the Hot August Nights edition of First Friday in Hood River with WAAAM Museum, Fish’s Hot Rods and the Gorge Sports Car Group exhibiting vehicles in downtown Hood River from 5:30 until 8:30 Friday night.



It’s the 5th Annual Uphill Challenge and 5K Mountain Run 9 am to noon Saturday at Mt. Hood Meadows. The 1.2 mile uphill course gains 621 feet in elevation from the base area parking lot to the top of the Stadium Express. All category winners receive a custom branded trophy and the fastest man and woman each receive a $250 cash prize. There is an optional additional 2 mile route as well. Registration for both $35 for adults, $30 for age 14 and under.


What’s better than making art? Making art you can eat. The Hood River Library is sponsoring a sugar rock art creative class for teenagers, Saturday from 11 am to 12:30 pm. Teens can come create the sugar agates that will be both beautiful and tasty. Admission is free.


Shaniko Days Saturday and Sunday, starting with the parade Saturday at 10am. The Mud Springs Gospel Band performs at 11am, the Sunshine Exchange Cloggers 1 & 2:30pm., bluegrass and more in the late afternoon, ragtime & vintage music in Stagecoach Station. Sunday there’s a Bake Sale, Raffles, Kiddie Train Rides & Black Powder Gunfights throughout the day, & street Dancing from 7 – 10pm


Habitat for Humaity is accepting applications for new owners starting at 2 pm Saturday at the Mid-Columbia Senior Center in The Dalles Habitat for Humanity is a Christian housing ministry financed through private donations and volunteer labor that builds simple, decent, affordable homes and sells these homes to selected applicants at no profit and low interest. Those who qualify must have a housing need, meet income guidelines, have a steady income to afford the modestmonthy mortgage payment on a Habitat Home and be willing to contribute 500 hours of sweat equity by working on the home during construction.

The Dalles school bond volunteer campaign kickoff event is Saturday 5 to 7 pm at Kaino’s Coffee, 418 East Second in The Dalles


The “Raised Country” music festival on the community church lawn in Antelope Sunday starts at 1 pm with Steve and RonaLee Campbell, followed by the Paradise Rose Chuckwagon barbecue and kids activities at 2, the Mud Springs Gospel Band at 3 and Award-winning singer-songwriter Joni Harms at 3:45. Bring a blanket or lawn chair, seating is limited. Donations appreciated