Weekend events Dec 14-16


All thumbs when it comes to gift wrapping? The residents and staff of Columbia Basin Care at 1015 Webber Street in The Dalles will provide free gift wrapping Friday from 2 to 4 pm as part of their holiday open house. While you wait, enjoy music, sweets, treats, mingling & good cheer.

Find out what wonders Goldendale has to offer at the Winter Wonderland event Friday and Saturday 5 to 10 pm behind Pete’s Pizza Get to know all the local talented people and get introduced to all the clubs you didn’t know were here. Many vendors from offerin good, games, products,contests, painting, raffles, and don’t forget the sleigh rides,Santa and Mrs. Claus will be there too.

CCA Children’s Theatre: A Charlie BrownChristmas  Join all your favorites from the Peanuts gang as they dance, sing, and ice skate through the holiday season at the Columbia Center for the Arts 215 Cascade Avenue Hood River,. A Charlie Brown Christmas brings to life the heart-warming and fun 1965 holiday cartoon classic. Performances tonight and Saturday night at 7 pm with matinees Saturday and Sunday at 2 pm.Tickets are $10. Ages 10 and under are free! Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Columbia Gorge Orchestra Association presents theDown Home Christmas Concert tonight at 7:30 and Sunday at 2 pm at thehistoric Hood River Middle School auditorium. The Sinfonietta Orchestra, the Voci Choir and special guests, the JUNE BUG BOYS will perform holiday classics as well as uniquely American music. Tickets are $20 adults, $15 for CGOA members, $5 for Youth (ages 10-17) and free to kids under 10. Tickets are available at the door and in advance through gorgeorchestra.org


Join the Blue Zones Project Reindeer Run & Snowflake Stroll at Lewis & Clark Festival Park Saturday. Registration starts at 9 am, with race at 10 am. – The Dalles and North Central Public Health are sponsoring this free 3K/5K Costume Run/Walk! This event is free, but donations will be accepted to benefit The Dalles High School Drama Department.Prizes will be awarded for: – Ugliest Sweater – Most Festive Individual – Most Festive Running Train (3 or more individuals linked linearly–think Santa behind a few reindeer!)

The Holiday“All-You-Can-Eat Pancakes” Saturday Breakfast” sponsored by Dennis Morgan – Copper West Realtors and Dean Dollarhide – State Farm Insurance will be held on Saturday, December 15th from 8:00 – 9:30at the Mid-Columbia Senior Center, 1112 W 9th Street, The Dalles. The menu includes Pancakes, Scrambled Eggs, Sausage, Fruit and Beverage all for $6.00 per person or $3.00 for children 12 and under. There will be door prizes, blankets and aprons for sale, and your chance to win one of two beautiful quilts. Support the Mid-Columbia Senior Center by enjoying a delicious breakfast before your local holiday shopping.

Creative Kids Workshop: Santas Workshop and Photos with Santa Saturday 10 am to noon at the Dry Hollow Elementary Gym Drop kids off or work along side them and let their creativity run wild! Creativity shines when making a special gift for a loved one. There is nothing like cocoa and crafts to get you in the holiday spirit. Options available for additional projects the day of the event. Drop kids off or work along side them and let their creativity run wild! $10 fee Includes: experienced staff and all the supplies to make a special gift. Pictures with Santa available for an additional cost.

Winter Brew Fest 21-and-over event noon to 4 pm Saturday in Vertical North at Mt.Hood Meadows ski area $16 at admission includes a souvenir mug and drink coupons. Breweries include: Double Mountain, Full Sail ,pFriem, Everybody’s Brewing, Backwoods, Widmer, Hopworks, Ninkasi,and Burnside

The Eastern Star at the Goldendale Masonic Lodge is having a Christmas Cookie Baking Contest this Saturday, December 15th from 2 pm to 4 pm at the Masonic Lodge at 210 S. Columbus Ave. You can enter 1 dozen each of as many types of cookies as you want, and pay $5 per entry. The cookies will be judged with cash prizes for the judges top two favorites. All cookies entered become property of the contest and will not be returned. You will have a chance to buy different cookies to enjoy with milk or coffee, or purchase to take home. Come enjoy the fun. For questions,call Bette Wilde at 773-5774.

Join Gorge Community Music(GCM) at 410 East Second in The Dalles on Saturday, Dec. 15, from noon to 3 p.m. for a Christmas Party and live video shoot. Immense Imagery will be capturing the official launch of GCM’s own line of handmade Hawaiian hardwood “Ho’okipa” ukuleles.A community conga line will form inside of the music store, accompanied by live and recorded music.

Pictures with Santa!Crafts, Bake Sale, Story Time and of course Santa and Mrs. Claus will be there from 10 am to 2 pm at315Federal St. (Old Chronicle Building) downtown. $5 donation per picture.

The Dalles Main Street project invites those who are 21 and older to the SantaCon Pub Crawl Saturday. Dress up as your favorite Christmas character, get your friends together for a fun evening at the downtown pubs in The Dalles starting at 6 pm at Freebridge Brewing.To add to the event, fill your Santa Bag with donations for The Warming House. Each pub will have a donation bin and a certain item for donating.

Its an Ugly Christmas Sweater Party and music with DJ Fergie at The Dalles Eagles Lodge,2006 West 7th. Prizes awarded for the funniest attire! Dance on the biggest dance floor in the gorge! Cover: $3 for members, $4 for guests.

Flannel & Frost Holiday Party 6 to 9 plm Saturday at The Pines Tasting Room 202 Cascade Ave. Suite B, Hood River. Tickets $10, free to wine club members.


The Dalles Civic Marketplace noon to 5 pm with many tables of new and used items, Free admission

The Dalles Elks Hoop Shoot Free Throw Contest Sunday at Chenowith Elementary School Gym. Registration at 2:15, contest starts at 2:30. The annual event is free and open to all children living in Wasco and Sherman counties who will be between 8 and 13 years old on April 1, 2019. Please bring proof of age. Three categories for boys and three for girls, with winners advancing to district competition in Hermiston and the chance to go on to state, regional and national level competitions. National winners are enshrined in the Basketball Hall of Fame