Table of Friends in The Dalles May 2

TOF14Get ready to know your onions at Families First’s 5th annual benefit dinner and dessert auction, Table of Friends. This sockdollager features great food from Anzac Tea Parlor and live music by the Alan Taylor Band.. For those so inclined…get your Roaring Twenties beaded dress out of the attic and start practicing the Charleston. But if you’re not inclined, Ish Kabibble! You don’t have to be togged to the bricks to have fun with us.

The thrill of the night is our live dessert auction, where friends hit on all sixes, bidding together to win ducky desserts made by incredible local bakers – all in support of vulnerable children in our community!

Tickets are $35. Reserve yours now: call Families First, 541-296-8118.
Now you’re on the trolley!
Friday, May 2, 2014 | 5:30 – 9:00 pm | The Mint, The Dalles

For details on table hosting and sponsorship, please call Ida at 541-296-8118

You, too, can have health insurance

coveroregon4-30-14The deadline to apply for Cover Oregon has been extended. The Next Door’s Application Specialist Alicia Ramirez can make it easier for you to apply. She is available to help both Spanish and English speakers at our Hood River office. Call Alicia for an appointment 541-436-0329.



Help yourself to some hope.


You need a lot of stuff for your first apartment.

Tina Pasto has started the Hope Chest Project to gather new household items for teens leaving foster care. Because when your hope chest is empty, what you really miss is the hope. Bring new items to Tina’s Allstate office at the corner of 12th and Nix Dr. in Hood River.


Parenting Class Just for Dads in The Dalles

CartwrightBabyDaddyKiss2Pathways to Responsible Fatherhood, an all day parenting seminar, will be presented at the Gorge Discovery Center on April 12. There will be food. And great information. Not only that, men who complete the seminar will receive a $40 gift card at Fred Meyer. Call 360-260-1100 to register.

Bowling Grosses $52,000!

Team Photos-80So many bowlers, many times more donors and countless slices of pizza! That’s what it takes for a successful Bowl For Kids’ Sake fundraiser. This event supports the work we do with half the kids in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program. As you can see, our photographer, Ray Perkins, has completely given up on taking serious team photos. People are having too much fun.