Sherman County eNews #83


  1. Discover the art and passion of tango! March 25
  2. Urban-Rural Gathering, Melting Mountains: Conversations Continue
  3. Indigenous Voices, Little Swans Dancers, April 1
  4. American Indian Cultural Festival Author Book Signing, April 13
  5. Newspaper Home Delivery Availability and Rates
  6. Maryhill to Host Reception for Gorge Culture and Hospitality Industry, April 5
  7. Exchange Student Host Family Opportunity
  8. Links: Things to Think About & Things to Do

1.Discover the art and passion of tango! March 25

Join us at Maryhill Museum of Art  this Saturday, March 25, as we kick-off a new monthly tango program. The evening starts at at 6 p.m. with a a 45-minute tango lesson, followed by a milonga (tango dance party) from 7 to 9 p.m. All levels welcome, from beginner to advanced; no partner or experience required.

Cost: $5 Maryhill Museum of Art members / $10 non-members. Registration preferred; but not required. To reserve, call 509.773.3733 ext. 25.

To gain entry after hours, please use the glass doors to the Mary and Bruce Stevenson Wing just off the Cannon Power Plaza. Program repeats the last Saturday of the month, March through October.

2. Urban-Rural Gathering, Melting Mountains: Conversations Continue

arrow-rightIn a recent posting of the blog, The Everygrey,, it was reported: “Remember that trip some of you took with us to Sherman County, Oregon, the county nearest to King County that voted opposite us in the election? We’ve gotten a lot of questions from people here and around the country about how we put it together, and how there might be more events like it.”  The Evergrey will be doing a YouTube Live Friday to answer those questions. Visit their YouTube channel <; at noon PT on Friday if you want to join the chat.

3. Indigenous Voices, Little Swans Dancers, April 1

The Little Swans dancers will give an Indigenous Voices presentation, Saturday, April 1 from 1 to 2 p.m. at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and Museum, 5000 Discovery Drive, The Dalles, Oregon.  The “Iksiks Washanahl’a” Little Swans group members include Indigenous grandmothers, mothers, and daughters. The daughters are the dancers and the mothers and grandmothers sing. Each dance tells a cultural story from the plateau area of Indian Country that has been carried down for generations. The program is included with museum admission. Kids get in free with paid adult during Oregon and Washington Spring Break.  For more information, visit

4. American Indian Cultural Festival Author Book Signing, April 13

Klindt’s Booksellers is excited to host Sherman Alexie, Elizabeth Woody, Rosanne Parry, and Craig Lesley for a book signing in support of the American Indian Cultural Festival in The Dalles.

All four authors will appear on Thursday, April 13th at 7PM at Klindt’s Bookstore to sign books and meet readers. This event is free and open to the public. Guests are encouraged to call ahead to reserve books. Please note that admission to Sherman Alexie’s autograph line does require a pre-purchased book so call Klindt’s to reserve your space now.

All four of these amazing authors explore issues facing Native People in their books.

  • Sherman Alexie
  • Featured Titles: Thunder Boy, Jr; The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
  • Highlight: National Book Award winner. Grew up on Spokane Reservation.
  • Website:
  • Rosanne Parry
  • Featured Title: Written in Stone
  • Highlight: Popular OBOB author. Written in Stone is Community Reads program pick and 400 copies have been given away locally.
  • Website:
  • Craig Lesley
  • Featured Titles: Winterkill, River Song
  • Highlight: Twice nominated for Pulitzer Prize, recipient of Oregon Book Award. Lived in The Dalles as a child and features the area in his books.
  • Website:

For more information about other events for the festival visit Please, no outside books at this signing. Klindt’s Booksellers and Stationers. 315 East Second Street. The Dalles, OR. 541-296-3355.

5. Newspaper Home Delivery Availability and Rates

THE OREGONIAN home delivery options:

SUNDAY ONLY for only 17.00/per month!

(Available in Biggs Junction, Rufus, Wasco, Moro, and Grass Valley)

Receive the paper 7 days/week, 365 days a year (even on holidays!):

DAILY and SUNDAY subscription for only $45.00/per month!

(Available in Biggs Junction, Rufus, Wasco, Moro)

USA TODAY home delivery

(Monday through Friday): $45.00/per month

(Available in Biggs Junction, Rufus, Wasco, Moro)

Payment Methods accepted: Check or Money Order

Subscriptions billed on a bi-monthly basis. First payment due before new subscriptions begin.

The Dalles Oregonian, P.O. Box 1367, The Dalles, OR   97058


6. Maryhill to Host Reception for Gorge Culture and Hospitality Industry, April 5

April 5 Event Kicks Off Spring Tourism Season

(GOLDENDALE, Wash., March 22, 2017) — As seasonal visitors begin flocking to the Columbia River Gorge, Maryhill Museum of Art invites fellow tourism industry colleagues to gather for an evening of networking. On Wednesday, April 5 from 5 to 7 p.m., members of the Gorge cultural and hospitality communities – hoteliers, restaurateurs, wineries, breweries and cultural attractions – are invited to Maryhill for light hors d’oeuvres, artist demos, and a chance to chat with colleagues in the field.

“We’ve just opened our doors for the season, and know that area wineries, hotels and attractions are also gearing up to welcome the seasonal influx of visitors,” says Maryhill executive director Colleen Schafroth. “This reception gives folks an opportunity to gather, get to know one another, and forge connections as we kick off the annual tourism season.”

The free event is presented in collaboration with the Columbia Gorge Tourism Alliance, Columbia Gorge Arts and Culture Alliance, Museums of the Gorge, Gorge Open Studios and Greater Goldendale Area Chamber of Commerce. All are welcome; those planning to attend are asked to RSVP to 509.773.3733 ext. 20.

 7. Exchange Student Host Family Opportunity

Non-Profit Organization is Seeking Local Host Families for High School Exchange Students. ASSE International Student Exchange Programs (ASSE), in cooperation with your community high school, is looking for local families to host boys and girls between the ages of 15 to 18 from a variety of countries: Norway, Denmark, Spain, Italy, Japan, to name a few. ASSE students are enthusiastic and excited to experience American culture while they practice their English. They also love to share their own culture and language with their host families. Host families welcome these students into their family, not as a guest, but as a family member, giving everyone involved a rich cultural experience. The exchange students have pocket money for personal expenses and full health, accident and liability insurance. ASSE students are selected based on academics and personality, and host families can choose their student from a wide variety of backgrounds, countries and personal interests.  To become an ASSE Host Family or to find out how to become involved with ASSE in your community, please call the ASSE Western Regional Office at 1-800-733-2773 or go to to begin your host family application. Students are eager to learn about their American host family, so begin the process of welcoming your new son or daughter today! ASSE INTERNATIONAL (FORMERLY AMERICAN SCANDINAVIAN STUDENT EXCHANGE) IS A NON-PROFIT, PUBLIC BENEFIT ORGANIZATION.  ASSE IS OFFICIALLY DESIGNATED AS AN EXCHANGE VISITOR PROGRAM BY THE U. S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE, WAS FOUNDED BY THE SWEDISH MINISTRY OF EDUCATION, COOPERATES WITH THE CANADIAN PROVINCIAL MINISTRIES OF EDUCATION,  and the NEW ZEALAND DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.

8. Links: Things to Think About & Things to Do 

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