Weekend events March 15-17


Oregon Second District Congressman Greg Walden will hold town halls today in both Hood River and The Dalles. He will be at the Hood River Armory, 1590 12th St. at 8:30 this morning and at The Dalles Civic Auditorium at 11:15.

The Missoula Children’s Theatre performances of “Peter and Wendy” will be held on tonight at 7 pm and tomorrow at 3:00 pm in the cafeteria at Sherman County School. A total of 55 kindergarten through 12th grade students are performing in this production.

Serious Theater, the new non-profit performing arts organization in The Dalles has extended the run on is production of The War of the Worlds through this weekend and the following weekend with performances tonight and Saturday night at 7 pm with Sunday matinee at 2 pm on the newly ren ovated stage in the Fellowship Hall of Zion Lutheran Church at 10th and Union Streets. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for seniors over 65 and children 12 and under.

The 2019 Cherry Festival is still six weeks away but one of the signature events has already begun. From now until April 5, parents, grandparents and legal guardians can enter children into the Miss Royal Anne and Mr Royal Andy competition by dropping off an application and a 5 x 7 photograph of the child at Rivermark Community Credit Union in The Dalles. Then between April 8 and 20th, people can stop by Rivermark and vote for their favorite . Winners will be crowned at the Cherry Festival Breakfast at the Mid-Columbia Senior Center on April 27 and will receive a special place to ride in the Cherry Festival Parade that day as well as gifts from Rivermark.


“We Are Not Invisible” is the title of a traveling exhibit from Oregon Dept. of Veterans Affairs features images and stories of Oregon women veterans appearing at the Veterans museum 203 East Second Street in The Dalles starting tomorrow. The museum is open 10 am to 2 pm Tuesday through Saturday, and the exhibit will be there through March 29.

Google Wind Challenge takes place tomorrow at the Readiness Center. Some 40 teams from local middle schools and high schools will compete in designing and building a miniature wind machine. They’ll start building at 8 am and competition begins at noon. There’s also a STEM fair in conjunction with the competition that’s open to the public starting at noon.

The Wasco County Soil and Water Conservation District will hold its annual tree and shrub sale Saturday from 9 am to 1 pm at the USDA Service Center on the Port of The Dalles. Cash or check only for the sale. Go to the Conservation District website for selection and pricing.

Mid-Columbia Senior Center at 1112 W 9th Street in The Dalles celebrates the coming of spring with special edition of bingo Saturday night. Guaranteed $1,000 payout on the final game of the night. That’s in addition to the more than $1,000 that will be paid out during the night. Minimum buy-in is $10 Doors open at 4pm. Bingo starts at 6 pm. All ages are welcome but those 12 -18 years must be accompanied by a legal guardian . New players encouraged to arrive by 5:30.


The Dalles Babe Ruth League tryouts postponed by the snows will now be held this Sunday 1 pm at Quinton Street ballpark in The Dalles.

The Cascade Singers present their annual St. Pat’s at St. Pete’s Saint Patrick’s Day concert at St Peter’s Landmark from 7 to 9 pm Sunday.There will be a free-will offering to support St Peter’s Landmark