Weekend events – September 7-9


The 57th annual Huckleberry Festival kicks off tonight at Daubenspeck Park in Bingen  with Samoa Dancers at 6:30 tonight and headliner bank Live Wire playing from 8 to 11 pm. The Festival runs through Sunday . with activities for kids including a coin dig Saturday at noon following the parade at 11, lots of live music and huckleberry everything, from pies to pancakes to pork tenderloin with wild huckleberry sauce.


Just the Blues: CGOA Jazz Collective Big Band plus special guest Ernie Sterno and the Blind Drunks a blues trio made up of Ben Bonham, Jeff Minnick and Don Campbell. – tonight at 7:30pm and Sunday at 2:30 pm at Wy’East Middle School Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $20 Adults, $15 for CGOA Members, $5 kids 10-17 and free for kids under 10.


30th Annual Aluminum Man Triathalon starts at Riverfront Park in The Dalles at 9 am. One of the longest consecutive annual triathlons and duathlons in the Pacific Northwest, the Aluminum Man features a swim in the Columbia River, run on the scenic Riverfront Trail, and a bike course through rolling hills and farmland, with vista views of Mt. Hood. Everyone 10 & up welcome to participate! Course Distances Sprint Triathlon: Swim 0.5K Bike 25K Run 5K Olympic Triathlon: Swim 1K Bike 50K Run 10K Olympic Duathlon: Bike 50K Run 10K Camping available Friday and Saturday. :  Race Day Registration: $95 Teams (per person): Race Day Registration:$55

Alder Creek Pioneer Carousel Museum Car Show and Flea Market in Bickleton, featuring Antique and Classic Cars, Trucks, and Motorcycles – All makes, models, and years. Awards, door prizes, and raffles. Entry fee is $10 per car with dash plaques to the first 150 cars. Car Show Contact – David or Audrey Haynes at 509-896-2062 Flea Market Contact – Marlynn Roberts at 509-896-2113 Flea Market at the Grange Enjoy homemade pie at the Lodge Hall Vendors on the street Visit the Carousel Museum…

The September monthly meeting of the Columbia Gorge Genealogical Society will be on September 8, 2018 at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center. The general meeting and program will begin at 10:30 am with this months speaker Sandy Bisset . The program ” The Elusive Dr. Brooks – Early Physician in Jacksonville and The Dalles” Public is always welcome. A $1.00 donation is suggested to cover room fees.

One of the most anticipated occasions of the year is Maryhill’s annual benefit auction from 5 to 9 pm Saturday. This year we celebrate the heartland of the Pacific Northwest with some of the region’s most celebrated wines and brews and a fabulous array of traditional western foods from Paradise Rose—an authentic chuck wagon experience. Nab amazing auction lots, such as exclusive dinners, trips, wine and more. Join us overlooking the Columbia and under the stars for a night you won’t soon forget. All proceeds support the museum’s annual exhibitions and programs. Cost: Tickets are $100 per person. $50 is tax-deductible. Purchase tickets at 509.773.3733 ext. 20.