HOOD RIVER — It is a great feeling to deck the halls and be ready for Christmas ahead of time. Plan to shop at the annual Pre-Christmas Sale at Hood River Valley Christian Church, 975 Indian Creek Road. Doors will be open on Saturday, Nov. 6 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

When you live in an area for a long time — maybe even your whole life — it’s not uncommon to forgo local tourist attractions. That being said, if you’re a Gorge area local looking something interesting, fun, and nearby for your next “staycation,” make sure to put The National Neon Sign Museu…

HOOD RIVER — When Jennifer Wilson’s little chihuahua, Paco, got lost while they were hiking, she was worried she would never see him again.

Is your club or organization planning a holiday event, Nov. 17 through Jan. 1? Send your items to Trisha Walker, trishaw@gorgenew.com, or call 541-386-1234 ext. 109 for more information. Items will be included in our weekly What’s Happening listing, as well as the annual Gift Guide special p…

On Sept. 25, Parkdale Grange donated two chairs found stored in their attic to the Hutson Museum in Parkdale.

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“Constellations,” a romantic drama written by Nick Payne, directed by Tom Burns, and starring Dawn and Matt Rankin, opens at Columbia Center for the Arts on Oct. 8 and continues on Oct. 9 and Oct. 15-16 at 7:30 p.m., with matinees Oct. 10 and Oct. 17 at 2 p.m.

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Columbia Center for the Arts presents “Fever Dream: Abstract Interpretations of Dreamscapes and Nightmares,” Oct. 1-30.

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HOOD RIVER — Downtown Hood River will again be “hopping” with the return of one of the Hood River Hops Fest. This one-day, outdoor festival, now in its 17th year, brings together more than 40 Pacific Northwest breweries to debut their seasonal fresh-hop beers.

You can also stretch your legs again while having lots of fun at the Lyle Walk-a-thon Saturday, Sept. 25. So shake the kinks out of those legs, don your spandex and headbands and head for a day long walk (from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.) in beautiful downtown Lyle. A parade of young children will star…

Gorge Artists Open Studio 2021 was held Sept. 17-19. and featured a host of local artists. One such artist was illustrator Autumn Quigley, who showed off her creative space in White Salmon. She said her work is inspired by nature, story, and folkways, and seeks to examine our relationship wi…

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My father turned 90 this year. It hasn’t been easy getting there. Recently he decided impulsively to spray the weeds. Within seconds, my brother heard a yell for help. Outside he found two neighbors barely holding my father up while he tried to keep spraying. The neighbors screamed, “What ar…

THE DALLES — Take a Harvest Moon walk, Monday, Sept. 20 under the full moon on The Dalles’ Riverfront Trail. Enjoy a one hour interpretive nature walk with a Columbia Gorge Discovery Center astronomer and guide.

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August marked a month of celebration for The Next Door Inc. Last month, the non-profit celebrated 50 years of service to local Gorge youth and families in need, commemorating the milestone with a 50th anniversary fundraising campaign that exceeded their $50,000 goal by more than $7,000. To t…

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The Lyle School message on their website stated, “What a great start to the 2021-2022 school year! We’re back to 100% in-person, face-to-face learning. We’re working hard to keep it that way, including following the state’s safety requirements and we whole-heartedly appreciate the support of…

County fairs aren’t just about corndogs, curly fries, sno-cones, and bouncy houses. There are a lot of local kids and their parents who put a huge effort into what they prepared and brought to the fair, and, boy it sure showed!

HOOD RIVER — The sound of African marimba is coming to the Gorge, along with the music of Mexico, Eastern Europe, Japan and other far-flung locations, as the Columbia Gorge Orchestra Association presents Music from the Global Village, a new monthly music series.

Residents and visitors are invited to explore the Columbia River Gorge through the eyes of artists in the setting that inspires them as area artists participate in the annual Gorge Artists Open Studios Tour Friday through Sunday, Sept. 17-19, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Reflections on fishing: A pair of fly fishers in small boats are dwarfed by the cliffs — and the cliff’s reflection — while fishing at Drano Lake, Wash. earlier this summer. 

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In October, White Salmon Valley Community Library looks forward to KOOBDOOGA (“A Good Book” read backwards) where the community will read and discuss “A River Lost: The Life and Death of the Columbia.”

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What’s Happening is a free service of Columbia Gorge News and may be edited for length. Items can also be found online on the Columbia Gorge News website (Gorge Life tab); calendar items are updated daily. Send items to trishaw@gorgenews.com.

Aug. 2-5, Hood River Valley Christian Church, 975 Indian Creek Road, Hood River, was the site for a regional middle school and high school camp for Disciples Churches in Oregon. The youth completed two service projects during camp, said Rev. Alicia Speidel, Valley Christian: With FISH Food B…

TYGH VALLEY — Teresa Clemence and Teresa Dunsmoor run a business calls T Sells Seashells, where they sell little sculptures composed of seashells and other odds and ends. They sell at fairs, like the Wasco County Fair.

Johnny Young, an award-winning Nashville recording artist who grew up in Trout Lake and spent his formative years gigging around the Columbia River Gorge with the country-rock bands Crossfire and HookahStew, has released a self-titled album, available at participating ACE Hardware stores inc…

If the heat comes back and you or someone you know are in the need of a cooling place, the Lyle Lions has been set up as a cooling shelter for residents to gather. Liaison Annie Maguire said if the doors are not open and there is a dire need, call Joan Titus, Dean Oldenburg, Barb Mills or Ly…

I mentioned awhile back that rodeo is a big deal here in Glenwood. The Klickitat County Fair is also a very big deal, and many adults from our community volunteer as officers or in other positions, and as 4-H leaders, helping make the fair a great success each year. We are excited that, afte…

This year our dine and drink business locations throughout the Gorge have suffered with closures. You can help support your favorites by purchasing take out and gift cards. Many of these business will offer curb-side delivery and some will deliver to your home. Let’s keep the Gorge going strong!

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