Weekend events – October 19 – 21

North Wasco County School District is looking for on-call substitutes. Positions are available for all levels of education and experience. A recruiter will be at the Worksource Oregon office in Suite 105 at the state office building 700 Union Street in The Dalles today from 9:30 to noon.
This annual quilt show at the Hood River Armory 10 to 5 today and Saturday features traditional and contemporary work by quilt makers living in the Columbia River Gorge. Special exhibitions include an art quilt installation by Beyond the Block: Art Quilters of the Gorge and the 2018 Guild Challenge quilts. Also featured is the work of nationally recognized fiber artist Pat Pauly known for her improvisational technique and bold use of color. Enjoy on-going demonstrations, shop at vendor booths and the popular Quilter’s Market, a treasure trove of quilted items, fabrics, books, magazines, tools and more; both new and gently used items. Tickets $6
A weekend of fun is planned during an Oktoberfest event in Gilliam Countyas a fundraiser for The Woolery, Gilliam County’s future regional event center. The fun begins Friday with a scarecrow contest at Arlington City Park and a Parade of Goblins at 4 p.m., with participants assembling at the Bank of Eastern Oregon. All ages are welcome to dress up and shuffle through downtown. Refreshments and goodies will be provided to all ghouls and goblins.
2nd Annual Witches Walk. the autumn celebration for downtown The Dalles businesses. Come stroll downtown for an evening of dining and shopping Businesses will be open extended hours from 6 to 9 pm tonight.
The Columbia Gorge Orchestra Association presents a Broadway Spectacular. Featuring the Gorge Sinfonietta and Voci Choir, the concerts will include instrumental or choral selections from favorites by Rodgers and Hammerstein, Bernstein’s West Side Story, Hamilton, Carole King’s jukebox musical, Beautiful, and much more. Orchestra members will dress as their favorite musical theatre characters, and an onstage “Name that Broadway Tune,” contest will give selected audience members a chance to guess song titles and win a free dinner. Performances tonight at 7:30 and Sunday at 2 pm. Tickets $20 for adults, $15 for CGOA Members, $5 for youth ages 10 through 17, and free for kids under 10.
STREAM Explorers Camp hosted by Klickitat Trout Unlimited. A fall weekend full of watershed exploration, new friends and fun starts tonight at 7 pm at Brooks Memorial State Park on Highway 97 north of Goldendale. Registration is $25 and financial assistance available Campers will see our streams in ways that they never would have imagined! Sessions include aquatic bug investigation, stream dynamics, watershed reflections and introductions to fly fishing, fly tying and nature art.
Saturday’s Octoberfest activities in Arlington kick off with a 5K run/walk at 8:30 a.m. At 9 a.m., park vendors open. Live music begins at 11 a.m. Family fun activities include a pumpkin carving contest, human foosball, a petting zoo, hay rides, face painting, bouncy houses, balloons and chalk art. A social starts at 4 p.m. at the Arlington Fire Hall. The evening includes music by the Wheeler County Ramblers, a prime rib dinner at 5:30 p.m. ($35 per person, available at the Condon and Heppner chambers or by calling 541-454-0025). The auction, which begins at 7 p.m., features everything from artwork and a Henry rifle to Pendleton blankets and Pendleton Whisky, plus trips to Sun River, Skamania Lodge, Wallowa Lake and more. A dance with Countrified follows the auction.
Visit the red Book Barn in the upper parking lot of The Dalles–Wasco County Public Library to find treasures at the Fall Book Sale Saturday 9 am to noon. The Friends of the Library know how to sell books—by the bag! $3 a bag from 9 to 10; $2 a bag from 10 to 11; $1 from 11 to noon. Members of the Friends of the Library can buy one bag and get one free. The group will also be renewing membership for 2019.
Dufur Valley Garden Club presents their fall bake and plant sale starting at 9 am at the hall on First and Church Street in Dufur. Goodies, slightly used gardening tools nd books, lilies, mums, perennials, succulents, bulbs, decorative kale and cabbages and house plants.
Gardening questions and new members welcomed. Dues ar just $7 for the year and procees go to community projects.
The Columbia Gorge Genealogical Society and the Family History Center are co-sponsoring a FREE Family History Workshop Saturday 9 am to 2 pm at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints, 1825 May Street in Hood River. The workshop is for all levels of genealogy research from beginners to advanced. There will be door prizes and lab time with consultants. Lunch may be purchased for $5.00 or you may bring your own. Classes include Beginning Genealogy, DNA, using foreign records, using Facebook for family history, creating a memorable ancestor interview, finding elusive records on family search and ancestry, Your DNA – why test it and what’s in it? and fun ways to share family history with kids. Registration begins at 8:30 am, workshop begins at 9:00 am and runs till 2:00 pm. The public is welcome.
Hood River Distillers is holding a job fair 9 am to noon Saturday with job interviews on site at the distillery plant at 660 Riverside Drive on the Hood River waterfront. Looking for production workers, materials manager, janitor and more. Bring your resumé; they are hiring.
Gorge Fruit and Craft Fair Saturday and Sunday 10 am to 5 pm at the Hood River County Fairgrounds near Odell. The fair features arts and crafts, gourmet foods, fresh Hood River fruit, flowers, baked goods, local wines, jewelry, furniture, plants and flowers, soft goods, and much more – all grown, made or crafted in four Oregon and Washington counties of the central Columbia River Gorge. Special guests the Society for Creative Anachronism will hold a medieval demonstration event in conjunction with the fair.Free admission and free parking.
Harvest Fest 10 am to 5 pm Saturday at Renken Farms, 3050 Three Mile Road. Admission is free, then purchase tickets for designated activities including wagon rides,scarecrow making, carnival games, live music, petting zoo. Because of animals on site, they ask that people leave their pets at home. Food items and seasonal produce for purchase also. All proceeds benefit Great n Small Child Development Center.

Kim Stafford, Oregon’s new Poet Laureate, is making good on his promise to connect with as many Oregonians as possible, with more than two dozen statewide appearances scheduled before the end of the year. That includes am free poetry reading Saturday at 2 pm at the Hood River Library.

Masters Family Circus appearing at St. Mary’s Academy 1112 Cherry Heights Road in The Dalles with two shows Saturday and Sunday at 2 pm and 5 pm. Tickets $10 to $15, available at St. Mary’s Academy.


Get ready to get active on Sunday as the Octoberfest fundraiser in Arlington continues with with the Lion’s Club Shootout, volleyball, a paddle board race, a pie-eating contest, a golf tournament and trap shooting.