Weekend and more events – December 7-11

FRIDAY

Festival of the Trees 7 pm Friday at The Dalles Civic Auditorium. Live tree auction for beautifully decorated full-sized trees and silent auction for mini-trees and other goodies. Doors opening at 6 pm. The live auction begins at 7:00 PM. tickets $10 for this 21-and-over benefit for the Mid-Columbia Health Foundation.

SATURDAY

The Dalles Eagles Auxiliary #2126 Christmas Bazaar 9 am to 3 pm. at 2006 West 7th Street. New & handmade gifts, holiday and specialty baked goods.

Dufur’s Hometown Christmas Bazaar hosted by The Dufur Garden Club from 9 am to 3 pm at  St. Alphonsus Hall Corner of 1st and Church streets in Dufur. Finish your Christmas Shopping and find many different, one-of-a-kind treasures, including the Altar Society’s famous bake sale.

Habitat for Humanity Christmas Bazaar 10 am to 2 pm at  United Church of Christ
111 E 5th St in The Dalles. Plus Homemade soup lunch with rolls, beverages and a slice of pie for only $6.00.

Santa Downtown The Dalles 10 am to 2 pm Saturday at 315 Federal Street in the old Chronicle building.  Crafts, Bake Sale, Story Time and of course Santa and Mrs. Claus will be there.

Autism Friendly Santa 11 am to 1 pm. RSVP required. The Autism Society  will be making an appointment for each family with Santa to avoid wait times. Please Call Heather Tarnasky: 509-540-7360

Last Chance Holiday Bazaar 10 am to 4 pm both Saturday and Sunday at the Hood River County Fairgrounds near Odell. Handcrafted items, food, toys, decorations, and more with free parking and admission.

Wahtonka Community School Holiday Bazaar 10 am to 4 pm at 3601 West 10th Street. Added attraction visit with Santa, Mrs. Claus, Rudolph & the Elf for pictures from 11 am to 3 pm. Gratefully accepting donations for community meals.

Holiday Bazaar at Flagstone Senior Living 11 am to 3 pm.

Festival of the Trees Community Day. Bring the whole family out to view the trees on Community Day, Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to noon. Free admission. Opportunity for photos with Santa as a fundraiser for the local Kiwanis Children’s Literacy Program.

CASA Kids Toy Drive. Bring a new, unwrapped toy or gift for foster children & teens to Avenue Properties locations in The Dalles or Hood River through 12/15 or drop off your donation Saturday December 8th, 2018 at Festival of Trees Community Day at the Civic Auditorium.

CCA Children’s Theatre: A Charlie Brown Christmas  Join all your favorites from the Peanuts gang as they dance, sing, and ice skate through the holiday season. A Charlie Brown Christmas brings to life the heart-warming and fun 1965 holiday cartoon classic. Performances Sat Dec 8, 2 to 4 pm, 7 to 9 pm Sun Dec 9, 2 to 4 pm Tickets are $10. Ages 10 and under are free! Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Cascade Singers & CGOA Youth Choir Present: Choose Something Like a Star at Zion Lutheran Church, 101 E 10th Street in The Dalles. Performances Saturday at 7 pm and Sunday at 3 pm. Donations gladly accepted.

Dufur Hometown Christmas Saturday:

· 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Christmas Bazaar Catholic Church 1st & Church St

· 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Art Show Dufur Community Center 2nd & Aikin

· 11 a.m. – Catholic Church 1st & Church St

· 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Art Show Dufur Community Center 2nd & Aikin

· 11 a.m. – p.m. Hot Chocolate & Peppermint Brownies for Kids WE3 Coffee & Deli 5th & Court

· 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Soup and roll special Kramer’s Market Main street

· 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Cider & Cookies Kramer’s Market Main street

· 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Pictures with Santa Kramer’s Market Main street

· 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Musical Performance, Artist’s Reception and sale Dufur Community Center 2nd & Aiken

· 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Old-Time Music with The Dufur Boys The Balch Hotel Heimrich Street

· 4:30-ish Lighted Tractor Parade Main Street

· 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. Prime Rib Dinner Reservations Required, The Balch Hotel

Candy Cane Lane Parade in Goldendales Saturday, beginning at 5 pm. The parade will be broadcast on KLCK 1400am and KLCK1400.com from the Masonic Lodge on S. Columbus, across the street from the courthouse. It will also be playing on the speakers along Main Street, from 5pm to 6pm, thanks to Dan McCredy. The Brighter Goldendale Christmas Committee would also like to thank Klickitat County for decorating the Christmas Tree on the Courthouse lawn, with their boom truck, considering the even larger size of the tree now. Also, listen for the Goldendale High School Choir singing under the Christmas Tree at the time it is lit. The tree will be lit as the end of the parade stops in front of the Masonic Lodge with Santa in the sleigh. The Lodge will then open to the public for soup, cocoa, cookies and children’s books, with Santa being available to greet the kids and having their photo taken with him.

SUNDAY

Goldendale American Legion Community Breakfast Benefiting the Goldendale Fire Department 8  am to 10 am All You Can Eat Pancakes $5.00 includes orange juice and coffee
Additional Items:
1 Egg $1.00
1 Ham Slice $1.00
2 Sausage Patties $1.00
1 Biscuit w/Gravy $2.00
Hash Browns $1.00
Gravy $1.00
Milk $1.00
Orange Juice $1.00
Coffee $1.00

CCA Children’s Theatre: A Charlie Brown Christmas  Join all your favorites from the Peanuts gang as they dance, sing, and ice skate through the holiday season. A Charlie Brown Christmas brings to life the heart-warming and fun 1965 holiday cartoon classic. Sun Dec 9, 2 to 4 pm Tickets are $10. Ages 10 and under are free! Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Last Chance Holiday Bazaar 10 am to 4 pm Sunday at the Hood River County Fairgrounds near Odell. Handcrafted items, food, toys, decorations, and more with free parking and admission.

Cascade Singers & CGOA Youth Choir Present: Choose Something Like a Star at Zion Lutheran Church, 101 E 10th Street in The Dalles. Performance Sunday at 3 pm. Donations gladly accepted.

The Goldendale Holiday Food Drive is being held Sunday, December 9th. It is an annual tradition and a joint effort of Goldendale Jr Community Chamber, Klickitat Co Rural 7 Fire and Rescue, and Goldendale Fire Department. Beginning at noon, Fire trucks and accompanying GJCC trucks will make our way through the residential streets of Goldendale gathering non-parishable food items. All donations are going directly to the WA Gorge Action Programs for distribution to Goldendale residents.
The Community of Goldendale has made this event a success for many years, helping to keep the less fortunate in our town well supplied with food for Christmas. Listen for the sirens or have food set out near the curb for pick up.

MONDAY

Trail Band Christmas – Farewell Tour and more at The Dalles Civic Auditorium Monday. General admission and theater seating is $25.  Doors open at 6  pm with showtime at 7 pm. But that’s not all. Prior to the show Club 22 will be serving beverages starting at 5:30 for a pre-show happy hour with acoustic music in the ballroom, followed by a dinner for $45 that includes dancing and a large screen live video cast of the concert.

Tickets available at Klindt’s Booksellers, online at : thedallescivic.org and also at the Civic center box office noon to 6 pm Mon-Fri.