Weekend events – Nov. 2 – 4


Mid-Columbia Economic Development District hods its annual 2018 Gorge Economic Symposium today from 9am to 1 pm at The Dalles Civic Auditorium. Features President and CEO of Insitu as keynote speaker. Plus presentations by Washington economist Scott Bailey and Oregon economist Dallas Fridley, covering Hood River, Wasco, Sherman, Klickitat and Skamania counties. Tickets $25 

Hazardous Waste Event at Wasco Event Center in Sherman County. They accept agricultural chemicals, paints and stains, yard and garden products, household cleaners and chemicals, automotive fluids, old gas and kerosene, pool and spa chemicals, hobby solvents and glues, propane bottles and tanks, all batteries, ballasts, fluorescent bulbs and CFL bulbs, thermostats and thermometers, and fire extinguishers. They now accept E-Waste (computers, monitors, keyboards, mice, laptops/tablets, printers & televisions), cell phones and unwanted medicines. Although free, PRE-REGISTRATION is required for farmers and businesses. Please contact Stericycle Environmental Services at (360) 772-2838 or email John.Pitman@STERICYCLE.com. Agricultural pesticides from farms and orchards WILL BE ACCEPTED at this event. Go to their website for more details: www.tricountyrecycle.com

Dufur football playoff game against the Bonanza Antlers will be heard on Gorge Country Media’s Y102 radio station (102.3 FM) at an earlier hour with kickoff at 5 pm today


Mill Creek School House Craft Sale today through Sunday 10 am to 3 pm at Sandoz Ranch 5810 Mill Creek Road – soaps, candy, all manner of baked goods i.e. cinnamon rolls, pies, etc., canned farm products, sewing & craft items, and much, much more!



Northwest Authors Festival at Oregons oldest bookstore Klindts Booksellers in The Dalles. This year they are hosting 12 authors, each with a new title to celebrate. From local history to cooking, from children’s picture books to young adult fiction, That’s from 3 to 5 pm and the event is free.

The 2018 author line-up includes:

Pat Barry. Bonneville Lock & Dam: A Gift from the People of the Great Depression. Local Interest/History.
Virginia Boecker. An Assassin’s Guide to Love and Treason. Young Adult Fiction.
Jane Gibson. Gardener at Heart. Poetry.
Wendy Gorton. 50 Hikes with Kids: Oregon and Washington. Hiking.
Darryl Lloyd. Ever Wild: A Lifetime on Mt. Adams. Memoir.
Dennis McGregor. You Stole My Name. Children’s Picture Book.
Gretchen McLellan. I’m Done! Children’s Picture Book.
Peter Nathaniel Malae. Son of Amity. Fiction.
Deborah Reed. The Days When Birds Come Back. Fiction.
Charlene Rivers. Parkdale Palette: Seasons. Cooking.
Aron Nels Steinke. Mr. Wolf’s Class. Middle Grade/Graphic Novel.
Lee Weinstein. Write. Open. Act. Personal Development.
Authors are happy to write personal messages in books. If you would like signed books but can’t make the festival, just give us a call. Our staff can get books signed for you and we’ll hold them for later pick up.
This event is free and open to the public.

Fill your pantry and celebrate the harvest event 2 to 6 pm Saturday hosted by the Rockford Grange, 4262 Barrett Drive, Hood River Stock up on storable food products grown by local farmers! Shop in bulk for vegetables, grains, fruit, meat, honey, cheese, pickles, preserves and more! Enjoy homemade soup with locally baked bread and desserts Live music from The Coffers Educational demonstrations Activities for kids SNAP EBT, Veggie Rx, Credit & Debit Cards Accepted

Youth Empowerment Center “reach out” event Saturday from 6 to 8 pm at Whatonka Cafeteria. Learn about the Y.E.S. Shelter and what they do. Thee will be donated prized including a deep sea fishing trip, dinner for two at the Baldwin Saloon, movie tickets, blown glass bowl, two night stay at a Newport beach house