Sherman County eNews #130


  1. Sherman Public/School Library: A Call for Entries Summer Art Display

  2. Sherman Public/School Library Book and Dessert Sale, May 11

  3. The Dalles Dam Visitor Center & Dam Tours

  4. Sherman County Farmers’ Market & Art Walk, 1st Saturdays

  5. Gorge Grown Food Network

  6. Maryhill Museum Fun and Adventures in May

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

1. Sherman Public/School Library: A Call for Entries Summer Art Display

Logo.ShermanPub.School.Library2017Our theme this summer is Build a Better World. Art will be displayed June 15th through August 18th. Each artist may submit 2 entries.

All 2-dimensional media will be considered (drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, mixed media, collage, textile arts, etc.). Entries must be new original works (no copies, patterns, etc.). Artwork must be suitably prepared for hanging; framed, wired, and ready for display as appropriate.

Artwork is to be submitted after June 1st during Library hours.
Artwork is to be picked up by August 26th during Library hours.

Questions? Contact

2. Sherman Public/School Library Book and Dessert Sale, May 11

Logo.ShermanPub.School.Library2017Please join us for our annual book and dessert sale at the 25th annual Sherman County Spring Symposium on May 11th from 6pm to 8pm at the Sherman County School.

3. The Dalles Dam Visitor Center & Dam Tours

PORTLAND, Ore. — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers invites guests to visit The Dalles Dam Visitor Center and tour the dam this summer beginning tomorrow.

The visitor center will be open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from May 6 through the end of September. The visitor center will also be open every day from May 30 through Sept. 3. Hours of operation are always 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tours of the dam will be offered at 10 a.m. and at 2 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday. Tour guests will be shuttled from the visitor’s center along the Riverfront Trail to the dam. Visitors are invited to take part in fish passage viewing and interactive displays while learning about the dam’s history and how it works to generate power for the region. Because space on the shuttle is limited, visitors are encouraged to register for tours before visiting the dam.

The Dalles Dam Visitor Center is located just north of Interstate 84 at exit 87. After exiting the highway, turn east onto Bret Clodfelter Way and follow the road to the visitor center. For more information and to register for tours, please contact The Dalles Lock and Dam Ranger Office at 541-506-7857 or 541-296-9778, or visit the dam’s website at

4. Sherman County Farmers’ Market & Art Walk, 1st Saturdays

1st Saturday of the month,

May – October, 10 am – 5pm

Main Street & Community Park in Moro

Come wander through the park for the Farmers Market, and stroll the sidewalks for the many artists, crafters, and businesses, enjoy listening to some of the talented musicians. Folks interested in being a vendor can contact (541) 705-0232 for more information.

5. Gorge Grown Food Network

Local Food First

Farmers’ Markets

Events & Classes


Gorge Gleaning


Veggie Rx Program, Vouchers


6. Maryhill Museum Fun and Adventures in May

May 9, 10 & 11, 2017
Spring Museum Week: Shadow Play

Area 3rd and 4th graders are immersed in a day of art with hands-on activities, gallery tours, and group discussions. This year’s program will feature the Oregon Shadow Theatre and their production Jack and the Dragon. Click here for more details. The program runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $3/student; teachers and chaperones are free. Transportation grants may be available. To register, call 509.773.3733 ext. 25. or email

Saturday, May 20, 2017 | all day
Members’ Appreciation Day: Everyone is welcome!

Maryhill thrives because of its members. Come spend the day with us as we fête YOU! While this event celebrates our members, ALL ARE WELCOME! All activities are FREE with museum admission, except where noted.

Not a member? Join today! See

Drive the Maryhill Loops Road | 10 a.m. to noon
Take a spin past the beautiful scenery and through the eight majestic hairpin curves on the hsitoric Maryhill Loops Road. Free activity. Road is located just east of US 97 off of State Route 14.

Annual Meeting of the Membership | 1 p.m.
Curious about what’s going on at the museum? Join us as we fill you in on all the wonderful things we are doing at Maryhill; we’ll also share some of our plans for the future.

Western Art 101 | 2 p.m.
What makes a work of art uniquely “Western”? Join Maryhill’s curator of art Steve Grafe for a closer look at the motifs, genres and elements specific to the Western art tradition.

Ranch Tour w/ Marty Hudson, Chair of the Ranchlands Committee | 3 to 4:30 p.m.
Originally created as a Quaker farming community, Maryhill is a working ranch that includes cultural, historic and recreational sites. Visit the historic Maryhill Loops Road, Stonehenge Memorial, ranching operations, working wind turbines and much more. Space is limited; check at the membership desk to sign up for tours on arrival.

Family Activities | 3 to 4:30 p.m.
Wild Weavers: Using natural materials and a piece of chicken wire, create a woven design of your own.  Pictograph Paintings: Using inspiration from Mayhill’s Native American Gallery, create your own pictographs using rocks and paint. Horseshoes: It wouldn’t be a real western themed event without a round of horseshoes! Our pitching guide will be James Link, who has been pitching shoes for over four decades, is a member of the National Horseshoe Pitchers Association, and editor of Shoes News, the Washington State Horseshoe Pitching Association’s newsletter.

Western-Style BBQ | 4 p.m.
Bob’s Texas T-Bone will be serving up chicken and ribs, coleslaw, beans, potatoes and dessert. Vegetarian option available. Drinks provided. Cost: $20 members / $25 non-members. To reserve, call 509.773.3733 ext 20 or use PayPal to register online here. 

Saturday, May 27, 2017 | 6 to 9 p.m.
Tango Lesson & Dance

Discover the art and passion of tango! The evening starts with a 45-minute tango lesson at 6 p.m., 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 members / $10 non-members. Registration preferred; but not required. To gain entry after hours, please use entrance to the Mary and Bruce Stevenson Wing just off the Cannon Power Plaza. Program repeats the last Saturday of the month, March through October.

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

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Free Art Books to Download – Digitized by the Guggenheim Museum 

House Unanimously Passes McSally Bill Striking AHCA Exemptions for Members of Congress

27 vintage photos that show the glamorous, 143-year history of the Kentucky Derby

 Live Radio Streams

 This is how big Walmart is…

 Nutritional Solutions

 50 Years Ago, This Was a Wasteland. He Changed Everything. 

A Professor Looks at the College Racket

The Case for Flying Coach

The Fifties