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Oct
21
Sat
KCFD#3 – 5th Annual Free Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction @ Husum Fire Station
Oct 21 @ 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm
5th Annual Free Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction for Klickitat County Fire District #3

 

Oct. 21st 4:30 to 8:00pm at Husum Fire Station

A fundraiser to support the activities of the KCFD3 Volunteer Firefighters Association and our community programs such as:

  • Christmas Giving Project
  • Firefighters in School – Community AED Project
  • WSHS Graduation Party – White Salmon Lions Club
  • Mt. Adams Chamber of Commerce

Bid on some great local items – Make a donation

Please bring the family and join us for good Food

Enjoy Spaghetti, salad, garlic bread & dessert provided by Beneventi’s Pizza, while music is provided by Kit Garouett

Oct
31
Tue
White Salmon Community Halloween @ Downtown White Salmon
Oct 31 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Halloween2010TrickstersKids of all ages enjoy costuming up for the annual White Salmon Halloween Trick-or-Treat on Jewett Blvd.

HalloweenPumpkinOrngTrnsBusinesses and community organizations line the downtown Jewett sidewalks to hand out treats to the ghouls, goblins, fairies, and superheroes, even some for the parents. Any organization, business, or individual is welcome to join in to help feed the monsters.

Mid-Columbia Ministries will also host their Festival of Light Halloween Fair again this year, with hot cider, cookies, games, candy and other prizes, from 5:30-7:30 in the Wauna St. parking lot between Harvest Market and our three banks.

So join us on Halloween evening, Oct 31, 4:30-7:00 pm, for a ghoulishly great time. DyingToSeeYouTrnsp

Nov
8
Wed
Sense of Place – Talking History/Talking Spanish @ Columbia Center for the Arts
Nov 8 @ 7:00 pm
Sense of Place - Talking History/Talking Spanish @ Columbia Center for the Arts

Talking History/Talking Spanish: A Panel Exploring the Latino Experience in the Hood River Valley

Sense of Place
November 8, 7 PM, Doors open at 6:30
Columbia Center for the Arts

For the past two years, Dr. Linn Orr, Executive Director of the Hood River History Museum, and Natalia Maria Fernandez, curator/archivist with Oregon Multicultural Archives at Oregon State University, have been collaborating on an exhibition entitled Talking History/Talking Spanish, which runs September through November at the History Museum and traces the Latino experience in the Hood River Valley.
 
On Wednesday, November 8, Orr and Fernandez will be joined by a panel of local Latino residents for Gorge Owned’s Sense of Place Series. Each member of the panel will add a unique perspective to a conversation about Latino life in the Hood River area as it has been experienced across generations. They will be joined by the following:

Fania Lora, a longtime Hood River resident originally from the Mexican state of Jalisco. Part of an enterprising family dedicated to politics and education, Fania earned a university degree in accounting in her native Mexico before settling here. In turn she has raised a family of very successful young professional women;

Ubaldo Hernandez, Gorge resident since the 1990s and a co-founder of Radio Tierra, Ubaldo recently joined Columbia Riverkeeper as Community Organizer. He offers a novel take on the Latino experience in the realm of community involvement and social activism;

Lisa Muñoz, born and raised in Hood River, received her BA degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Lewis & Clark College in 2012. Having returned to Hood River to assess and chart her future, Lisa is manager at Dog River. Lisa is also Oral History Coordinator for The History Museum’s Latino outreach program.

Event Details:
GO Sense of Place
When – Wednesday, November 8, 7PM
Where -Columbia Center for the Arts, Hood River Oregon
Admission – Pay what you can; $10 suggested donation
More info: http://gorgeowned.org

Dec
2
Sat
I’m Dreaming of a White Salmon @ Various White Salmon Locations
Dec 2 all-day

Holiday Arts, Crafts, Music and Tree Lighting – 1st Saturday in December

*Start the day with Santa’s Breakfast and Bazaar
at Henkle Middle School 7:30 to 11:30
Pancakes, sausage and beverages for $5/person or $15/family of five, $3 for seniors and K-8 students, and $2 for preschoolers.  Photos with Santa 8:00 to noon, package prices.

*Beginning at 12pm: Downtown White Salmon shops will open with food and drink, artists, entertainment, demonstrations, lots of gift ideas, and warm spaces.

*From 2pm to 5pm: The White Salmon Community Library’s 
annual Holiday Wassail Event:
*Demonstrations and hands-on crafts for kids, music, seasonal snacks, and the traditional wassail punch provide a family-friendly afternoon for all ages.

*4pm to 6pm: Outdoor fire pits will be lit around the White Salmon Holiday Tree at Riverview Bank
*Santa, Christmas music, caroling, holiday booths, hot chocolate and S’mores makin’s will be available for all to enjoy, and to keep everyone warm and in the spirit of the day while awaiting:

*~5 pm: Lighting the White Salmon Holiday Tree, the Grand Finale of the day
As a hush comes over the crowd, the Mayor and all the children take a deep breath, then blow on the tree to magically bring it blazing alight.

This is THE community family event of the season in Bingen and White Salmon,
so don’t miss enjoying the start of the holiday season with your family, friends, visitors,
and the rest of our community.

Mar
28
Wed
Minoru Yasui Day – An Audio Postcard Tribute
Mar 28 all-day

Tuesday March 28th is Minoru Yasui Day. Let’s discover and celebrate our unique Gorge history by listening to this handy digital postcard and sharing it with others!

Jul
4
Wed
Husum July 4th Parade & .1K Micro-Marathon @ "Downtown" Husum
Jul 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join in the biggest, smallest town 4th of July parade in the Gorge, in Husum, WA. Everyone and anyone is welcome to march or roll along with other floats along the parade route, join the Husum Yacht & Canoe Club Kazoo Band, parade in a costume with the hula-hoop hula dancers, or just observe the craziness as a spectator along the 1/4 mile parade route.

husum4th2010colorguard Husum, WA, loves its annual July 4th Parade and .1K Micro-Marathon Fun Run, not surprisingly on July 4th.  The parade includes an ex-military honor guard, floats, a kazoo band, antique vehicles, animals, and many 10’s of (costumes encouraged) participants and spectators lining the streets. The parade begins at (or about) 10:00am at the north end of Main Street and proceeds south and east along the approximately 1/4 mile (440 yards) parade route to the Husum St. bridge over the White Salmon River.

husum4th2010hycfloatEveryone and anyone is welcome to participate in the parade. To “march” in the parade just begin to congregate at the North end of Main Street around 9:30am. Or you are encouraged to at least line the streets as spectators about 10:00am, and then join the procession to the end of the parade route.

husum4th2010tshirtfrontAt the end of the route everyone, parade participants and following spectators alike, will turn around and take off on the famous Husum .1K Micro-Marathon Fun Run (yes, that’s point 1 kilometer, 100 meters, approximately 328 feet!!!). For anyone who needs hydration during the run the micro-marathon includes a mid-run water stop, and there’s a huge group photo at the end.

There is no entry fee for either the parade or the micro-marathon, even though the run includes the totally awesome water stop, and the event includes a free hot dog barbeque and no-host bar following the parade and fun run at nearby Wet Planet Whitewater Grill. However, if you must drop some cash, you can purchase an Official Husum .1k Micro-Marathon Fun Run T-shirt for only $20 to commemorate this spectacular patriotic celebration.

The annual parade began in 2005 with a small group of goofy locals marching down Main Street “just for patriotic fun”. It has since grown to become the self-proclaimed “Biggest Small Parade in the Country”. Though it’s still pretty goofy, this may be the best way ever to celebrate this great country and this magical place we live.

 

 

 

White Salmon July 4th Parade & Band Concert @ Downtown and Rheingarten Park
Jul 4 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

flag-fireworks[1]The best 4th of July celebration in the Gorge is right here in White Salmon! Join us for a patriotic hometown parade, followed by family-oriented fun in the park, including a band concert, old-fashioned games for kids, hot dogs, and refreshing beverages.

The parade starts up Jewett Blvd at 1:00 pm, led by the color guard and a large contingent of veterans riding in vintage cars, and followed by everything from colorful floats to kids on their bikes. Upon reaching the city park, parade and spectators alike will be welcomed to the music of the White Salmon Jazz Band. Recognition of Veterans will take place at 2:30 with the help of Harmony of the Gorge singing the anthems of the branches of service. The concert will be rounded out by the Gorge Winds Concert Band from 3:00 to 4:00pm.

Games for kids will begin at 2:00, including the “wheelbarrow” race, balloon toss, and 3-legged race. Bring your chairs and blankets and enjoy a picnic lunch with your friends and neighbors. Community Partners will be selling loaded sausage dogs, regular hot dogs for the kids, and soda, water or beer. Then choose from a selection of sweets — rootbeer floats, snow cones, cotton candy and ice cream.

Everyone is invited to take part in the parade – businesses, families, individual ‘floats.’ Decorate your dog, chicken, bike, wagon, wheelbarrow, car, or anything that can move, and join in the fun.

Parade entry forms are due by July 1 and can be found at City Hall, Gorge Ink at 176 Jewett, or download the July 4th Parade Application 2015. For more information call Karen at 541-340-0174. Veterans can sign up to ride in the parade by calling Jerry Smith at 509-493-1934.

Jul
28
Sat
Art & Wine Fusion @ Downtown White Salmon
Jul 28 @ 2:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The annual Art & Wine Fusion celebrates  many things that define our magnificent home in the Columbia River Gorge. The day will feature exciting and delightful family-friendly activities with talented local food vendors & restaurants, renowned local entertainment, top-notch artisans and award-winning vintners offering tastings of their incredible local fermentations. All enhanced by a wonderful early summer evening in the Gorge.

When: 4th Saturday in July, 2:00-10:00 pm.
Where: Rheingarten Park, White Salmon, WA
Who: Artists, vintners, chefs, musicians, crafts people, entertainers, and well over 2,000 attendees.
What: An exciting community event featuring carefully selected and highest quality local arts and crafts, wines, beers, ciders, foods, and activities that celebrate our unique and beautiful area of the Columbia River Gorge.

Rheingarten Park in White Salmon will be transformed to a lively festival with.

  • Local artists and vendors — Offering locally made, quality crafted pieces in street booths and local shops.
  • Exciting Music — Popular entertainers on the main stage and others at local venues.
  • Award-winning local beverages — Tastings of great regional wines and ciders from local master vintners.
  • Salmon Cook-off — Our guests vote for the best of our renowned local restaurateurs and caterers.
  • Local food booths — Specially selected for their unique taste and quality.
  • “Everybody’s” Beer Garden — Celebrating the success of our own local craft beer maker.
  • Shops, galleries and businesses — Hosting wine tastings and items/demonstrations by local artists.
  • Kid-friendly activities — Dress-up Bike parade, potato stamps, balloon-animals, street chalk art, and more.

Find more information at ArtWineFusion.com

Oct
31
Wed
White Salmon Community Halloween @ Downtown White Salmon
Oct 31 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Halloween2010TrickstersKids of all ages enjoy costuming up for the annual White Salmon Halloween Trick-or-Treat on Jewett Blvd.

HalloweenPumpkinOrngTrnsBusinesses and community organizations line the downtown Jewett sidewalks to hand out treats to the ghouls, goblins, fairies, and superheroes, even some for the parents. Any organization, business, or individual is welcome to join in to help feed the monsters.

Mid-Columbia Ministries will also host their Festival of Light Halloween Fair again this year, with hot cider, cookies, games, candy and other prizes, from 5:30-7:30 in the Wauna St. parking lot between Harvest Market and our three banks.

So join us on Halloween evening, Oct 31, 4:30-7:00 pm, for a ghoulishly great time. DyingToSeeYouTrnsp

Dec
1
Sat
I’m Dreaming of a White Salmon @ Various White Salmon Locations
Dec 1 all-day

Holiday Arts, Crafts, Music and Tree Lighting – 1st Saturday in December

*Start the day with Santa’s Breakfast and Bazaar
at Henkle Middle School 7:30 to 11:30
Pancakes, sausage and beverages for $5/person or $15/family of five, $3 for seniors and K-8 students, and $2 for preschoolers.  Photos with Santa 8:00 to noon, package prices.

*Beginning at 12pm: Downtown White Salmon shops will open with food and drink, artists, entertainment, demonstrations, lots of gift ideas, and warm spaces.

*From 2pm to 5pm: The White Salmon Community Library’s 
annual Holiday Wassail Event:
*Demonstrations and hands-on crafts for kids, music, seasonal snacks, and the traditional wassail punch provide a family-friendly afternoon for all ages.

*4pm to 6pm: Outdoor fire pits will be lit around the White Salmon Holiday Tree at Riverview Bank
*Santa, Christmas music, caroling, holiday booths, hot chocolate and S’mores makin’s will be available for all to enjoy, and to keep everyone warm and in the spirit of the day while awaiting:

*~5 pm: Lighting the White Salmon Holiday Tree, the Grand Finale of the day
As a hush comes over the crowd, the Mayor and all the children take a deep breath, then blow on the tree to magically bring it blazing alight.

This is THE community family event of the season in Bingen and White Salmon,
so don’t miss enjoying the start of the holiday season with your family, friends, visitors,
and the rest of our community.