There’s More Than Just Thanksgiving Going On In the Gorge This November!

Although smaller than a city, The Dalles and Hood River, Oregon have a lot going on! Sometimes bigger isn’t always better and this month the Columbia Gorge proves that by having countless events and activities ever week! If you’re staying at the Celilo Inn this month and are wondering what to do when you get here, this post will provide you with some great ideas. However, for the most up-to-date event calendar be sure to check out www.thedalleschamber.com or www.hoodriver.org!

 

November 16th:  Love doing crafts? If the answer is “yes” than you’ll want to sign up for Country Living Class: Soap Making! Held from 6:30pm-8:30pm, you will learn how to create your very own soap out of olive oil, soy, and coconut oils as well as steamed distilled oils. All participants will leave with a recipe as well as their very own hand crafted soap. Participants must call 541-386-2055 to register for the class. The class will be held at Rockford Grange 4520 Barrett Dr,Hood River,Oregon, only 40 minutes from Celilo Inn!

 

November 17th:  With the cost of food nowadays, many people are growing their own. However, often times they grow too much and when this happens, they regretfully end up wasting much of it. If this sounds like you, The Dalles has just the thing! Stop by the Zion Lutheran Church between 1:00pm-3:30pm and learn how to preserve your food with their Fall and Winter Food Preservation Class: Food Drying Basics. The class will cover how to preserve fruits, vegetables, meats and even canned goods into delicious dehydrated treats. The class costs $10 for supplies and there is a $5 registration fee. For more information call 541-386-3343. Fall and Winter Food Preservation Class is located at 101 W. 10th St in The Dalles, only 10 minutes from Celilo Inn.

 

November 17th:If you love dancing, or you’ve always wanted to learn you’ll need to stop by The Dalles Civic Auditorium. From 7:00pm-9:00pm, you can stop by for square dancing lessons! The first two lessons are free and any lessons after will be $2. The Dalles Civic Auditorium is located at   323 E. 4th St, only 10 minutes from Celilo Inn!

 

November 19th: Cozying up next to a campfire, while listening to soulful music is just what we need! Stop by the Imperial River Company for their 10th anniversary. You’ll get to hang out by the warm camp fire while listening to the popular singer songwriter Will West free of charge! The Imperial River Company is located at 304 Bakeoven Rd,Maupin,OR, a pleasant 55 minute drive from Celilo Inn.

 

November 19-20, 23, 25-27, 30th: For those who truly believe, come join Mt. Hood Railroad on the Polar Express! Based on the popular children’s book by the same name, the Polar Express is for children of all ages, from 1 to 92! A ride on the Polar Express includes hot chocolate and cookies. When the train reaches the “North Pole,” Santa will hand out a Christmas bell to every child. Everyone is encouraged to dress in their comfy pajamas. For more information you can visit http://www.mthoodrr.com. Guests will board the train at 110 Railroad St, Hood River, only 30 minutes from the Celilo Inn!

 

November 25th-27th: This event is perfect for wine lovers! During Thanksgiving Weekend, the wineries of the Columbia Gorge will be hosting at Open House! Stop by one of 30 wineries for special releases, huge discounts, delicious treats, music and much more! For a complete list of wineries you can visit http://www.columbiagorgewine.com.

 

For more information on what’s going on around The Dalles be sure to speak to our friendly staff when staying at Celilo Inn.

 

To make a reservation you can call 541-769-0001 or go to www.celiloinn.com. For more information you can email info@celiloinn.com. For the latest updates on events, Like us on Facebook or Follow us on Twitter!

 

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