Weekend events October 5-7

This week’s topic in the “Let’s Talk”eight-week series at the Mid-Columbia Senior Center is “Independence or Safety—finding balance.” Come and share your ideas today at 11:00am at the center.

Northwest vocalist Nehemiah Brown will be performing at the Mid-Columbia Senior Center today before and after the noon lunch provided by Meals-on-Wheels. Nehemiah sings pop, country and gospel standards from the 50’s and 60’s. There is no cost but you are welcome to enjoy lunch for a suggested donation of $4.00 for anyone 60 and over or $5.50 for anyone under 60.

Musicians from Oregon, California, Washington, and as far away as New Hampshire come together to celebrate the 16th annual Shaniko Ragtime & Vintage Music Festival today through Sunday. Starts today from 1 to 5 pm at Shaniko schoolhouse, Saturday 1 to 5 at Erikson Airport in Madras and Sunday gospel music and potluck picnic at Shaniko schoolhouse from 11 to 1followed by all performers concert at 2. Donations accepted.

Eagles Auxiliary Flea Market 9 am to 3 pm Saturday at The Dalles Eagles Lodge, 2006 West 7th Street
Free family fun day at the former Pine Grove School in Hood River 10 am to 2 pm. Face painting, carnival style games, arts and crafts. Prizes, music, dancing and more. Organized by Hood River County Early Childhood Committee.

The Car is King Weekend features several events. The Concours de Maryhill on the grounds at Maryhill Museum is an open car show that welcomes all makes and models Saturday. Spectators Free. Registration at 9 a.m., show lasts until 5 pm. From noon to 2 pm Saturday the famed Maryhill Loops Road with its eight hairpin turns will be open to anyone to drive. Then Sunday from 9 am to 5 pm the Maryhill Loops Hill Climb features vintage sports cars from the 1930s to 1960s on a timed race up those same hairpin curves.

Second Amendment rally at Centerville Grange Saturday from 9 am to 3 pm. Speakers from the NRA and other Second Amendment supporting groups. Discussion of the effects if Initiative 1639 passes. Food available, and a free signup to win a Ruger 10-22 rifle as a door prize from McCready Company Store, in Goldendale. The drawing will be held at 1 PM Saturday the day of the rally, and must be present at the time of the drawing to win.

The Third Annual Kriekfest Saturday 11 am to 7 pm at Hood River’s Waterfront Park. More than 30 sour cherry beers plus cherry ciders, wine and mead. Tickets $25 to $40 in advance, $45 at the door. Family friendly event includes free glassware.

Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum’s 11th Annual Rustler’s Rendezvous dinner and auction 5:30 to 9 pm Saturday. All proceeds support the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum. This is a 21 and older event. Tickets $45 per person, $400 for a table of 10.

Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Carlene Carter, daughter of country music legends June Carter and Carl Smith, stepdaughter of Johnny Cash, and granddaughter of “Mother” Maybelle Carter of the original Carter Family performs live at the Granada Theater in The Dalles. Doors open at 6, show at 7 pm Tickets $50 for the show, $70 for VIP tickets $70 includes dinner and reserved seating in first three rows.

Award-winning Jazz Americana and Brazilian Bossa Nova with Max Hatt / Edda Glass Saturday 7 to 9 at Gorge Community Music 410 East Second Street in The Dalles. The duo has appeared on NPR Mountain Stage, New York City’s Lincoln Center and the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. These two are just stopping over amidst a national tour. Tickets $15 at the door.