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New Foster Parent Info Night: Learn what it takes to become a professional foster parent. The Next Door Inc. hosts a one hour session about becoming a Gorge foster parent. When: Monday, August 6th from 6-7PM. Where: 318 West 2nd St, The Dalles. Check out for more info. Note from GorgeConnection Admin Please consider opening your heart and home to a child. Can you imagine going through your teen years feeling unloved and unwanted? Being a teenager is tough enough without having to deal no family structure. This is a rewarding opportunity that gives YOU an opportunity to make a positive difference in a young person's life. It doesn't get much better than that! - 8/6

Magic and Ventriloquism: (For ages 6-12). When: Tuesday, July 31st from 2-3PM. Where: The Dalles Library. Call 541-296-2815 for more info. - 7/31

Teen Summer Reading Program: Glowing Jewelry (Ages 13-18). When: Thursday, July 26th from 2-3PM. Where: The Dalles Library. Call 541-296-2815 for more information. - 7/26

Camp Meadowlark: Outdoor Education: When: Monday, July 23rd through Friday July 27th from 9AM-Noon. Get full details in the GorgeConnection Kids section. - 7/23 through 7/27

Summer Drivers Ed: Diamond F Driving School is now accepting applications for their summer session. Students must have a permit prior to their 1st class which is on Wednesday, May 30th. Call 541-296-4334 for more info. - 5/30

Making Healthy Babies - Preconception and Fertility: Where: 130 E. Jewett Blvd, White Salmon WA. When: 6-8:30PM. Check out for more info. - 5/23

Toddler Open Gym: Every Friday morning from 9AM-9:45AM at Riverside Gymnastics in The Dalles (2221 River Road, near the Windseeker). Cost: $5. Kids will enjoy obstacle courses, trampoline, the pit, a big parachute, music and more. Call 541-993-8625 for more information. - Every Friday

Be sure to check out our Kids section for spring break activities going on around the Gorge! If you know of any, please drop us a line and we'll get them posted!

Single Parent Family Night: Attendees will enjoy charades, wacky games, competitions and more! Come and mingle with other single parents while enjoying a night out with your kids! Bring an appetite as dinner is provided! When: Wednesday, March 28th. Where: Taylor Hall (St Paulís Episcopal Church 1805 Minnesota Street, The Dalles). Time: 6PM-8PM. Call 541-296-9587 for more information. - 3/28

Driving School: Diamond F Driving School is accepting applications for their Spring and Summer classes. Spring classes start February 27th and students are required to have their permit by their first class. Call 541-296-4334 to register. Note: Many insurance companies offer discounts for students who have completed driving school! - 2/15

Driving School: Diamond F Driving School will be starting a class on Wednesday November 2nd. Meeting place will be at NORCOR and will start at 6:00 p.m. Students must have their permit by the first class. For more information call (541) 980-8025. - 11/2


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