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Welcome to the GorgeConnection seniors section! While researching and building the web site, we came across many topics relative to being a senior and in all candidness, we were frustrated. Why you ask? Because most of the topics had to do with hearing aids, heart monitors, retirement homes etc. What we're getting at is that many of the topics were somewhat monotonous and lacked "fun".

If you're a senior, you're in your golden years! You've worked hard to get to where you're at today and you deserve to have some fun! With that being said, it is with great pride that we make this section as entertaining for you as possible!

News and Events

Eagle Watch: When: Saturday and Sunday Jan. 19/20 from 9AM-10AM. Where: The Dalles Dam Visitor Center. - 1/19 and 1/20

5th Annual Call to Action: Honoring all Veterans. Featuring the Patriot Guard Riders. When: Saturday, July 21st from 11AM-4PM. Where: Oregon Veterans Home. Call 541-993-6413 for more info. - 7/21

Lavender Festival: See our Gorge Events page for full details! - 7/14 and 7/15

Senior Kayaking Lessons: Julie Blenn instructs this class which is specifically designed for older adults! Learn how to kayak on "sit on top" kayaks which offer comfort and more stability than a standard kayak. When: June 8, July 13, August 10 from 1PM-3PM. Where: Riverfront Park, The Dalles. Cost: $20 (includes equipment) Call 541-296-9633 to register today!

Live Music Program: Where: Mid-Columbia Senior Center. When: Tuesday, May 29th from 7-9PM. Cost: FREE! - 5/29

Annual Spring Tour: "Flowers and Frauleins" brought to you by OSU Extension Service and the Mid Columbia Family and Community Education Study Groups. Attendees will enjoy a round trip from the Best Western, Hood River Inn at 8AM on Thursday, April 19th and head out of the Columbia Gorge to the Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival in Woodburn, then to the Glockenspiel Restaurant in Mt. Angel, then on to the Mt. Angel Abbey, then on to Oregon Garden and head back to Hood River by around 6PM! Cost is $45 and includes transportation, entry fees, lunch and gratuities. Pre-paid registration is required (Cutoff to sign up is April 10th). Call the Hood River County Extension Office at 541-386-3343 to register! - 4/19

Music Program: With Martin and Friends! Where: Mid Columbia Senior Center (1112 East 9th). When: Tuesday, March 27th from 7-9PM. Cost: A smile. - 3/27

Music Program: With Jammers at Mid Columbia Senior Center! (1112 East 9th St.) When: Sunday, March 25th from 2-5PM. This event is FREE to attend! - 3/25

Living Well With Chronic Conditions: @ Flagstone Senior Living. When: Monday, March 19th. Time: 9:30-11:30AM. This class is FREE and open to anyone interested in attending. - 3/19

Jazz Generations Live! When: Tuesday, October 25th. Where: Mid Columbia Senior Center. Time: 7-9PM. Cost: FREE! - 10/25

Jammers Live! at Mid Columbia Senior Center in The Dalles. Time: 2-5PM. This is a FREE event! - 10/23

Truman Boler LIVE! FREE at Mid Columbia Senior Center at 7PM. - 10/18

Baby Back Rib Dinner: at the Mid Columbia Senior Center from 5-8PM. Cost: TBA. - 10/7

Social Security Strategies Course: This class will help you avoid mistakes and gain max. benefits. Cost: $49. Class will be held at Columbia Gorge Community College. Call 541-506-6011 to register. - 9/28

Jazz Generations: Time: 7-9PM at the Mid Columbia Senior Center. This event is FREE. Donations are greatly appreciated! - 9/27

Jammers: LIVE! From 2-5PM at Mid Columbia Senior Center. - 9/25

American Heroes Day: Veterans, active duty and families. Time: 11AM-3PM at Riverfront Park. Admission: FREE. - 7/23

Bird Watching Hike: Ornithologist Tim Pitz leads us on an early morning stroll in which you'll view a ton of different bird species! Last year, over 38 different types of species were spotted within an hour's time! Rise and shine! 6:30AM. This is a free event but you must pre-register by calling Parks and Rec at 541-296-9533. - 5/29

Dufur Boys: LIVE! FREE! @ Mid-Columbia Senior Center. Info: 541.296.4788. - 4/26

Country Jammers: LIVE! FREE! @ Mid-Columbia Senior Center. Info: 541.296.4788. - 4/24

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Seniors Don't Know Living Green? - A great story about a conversation between a naive youngin' and a wise older woman about the good old days when Seniors were practicing "living green" before Green was Green!