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Now in its 11th season, the popular lecture series will be live-streamed and video archived Trout Lake, Wash. (October 9, 2020) — Mt. Adams Institute has announced the line-up for the annual Sense of Place Lecture Series. Now in its 11th season, the series will feature virtual lectures rathe…

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Hood River county Early Childhood Committee will host its annual Children’s Fair on Oct. 3 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at River of Life Assembly, 979 Tucker Road, Hood River — with a twist, due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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The pandemic may have stopped the Columbia Gorge Orchestra Association (CGOA) from performing live, but it hasn’t stopped the beat. 

A Murder Mystery Dinner with audience participation will feature The Fatal Fifties Affair by Eileen Moushey Friday, Sept. 25 and Saturday, Sept. 26, 6 p.m. at The Dalles Civic Auditorium, 323 E. Fourth St., The Dalles. Solve a murder and enjoy lots of laughs. The cast, above, includes Skot B…

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With September, we come to my favorite month for stargazing. Darkness comes earlier, yet nights are still warm. Weather is usually good, particularly in early September. And this year, there is plenty to see in the night sky.

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The seventh Annual Hood River Hard-Pressed Cider Fest has been canceled for 2020, organizers for the event announced Thursday in a press release. The event, which is sponsored by FruitSmart and the Hood River County Chamber of Commerce, was scheduled for May 30 after originally being postpon…

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“Organic” comes to Columbia Center for the Arts in Hood River, Aug. 7-29.

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Several months into the global pandemic, most people are very familiar with virtual meeting apps such as Zoom, now used in lieu of face-to-face meetings, in schools and even for families to stay connected. But what if a group of typical eighth graders are left to their own devices on Zoom? W…

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While July 4 pyrotechnics will return to The Dalles this year, with limited public gathering space available, three other Gorge fireworks shows —Bingen, Cascade Locks and Hood River — will not happen in 2020.

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A new Hood River County Public Safety Parade has been announced for the evening of June 24. The lighted event will be similar to the annual Christmas parade, which take place in three areas on successive nights in the Hood River valley. In this case, citizens can look for one of four simulta…

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Klickitat County is moving into Phase 2 of the state’s reopening plan, and therefore Maryhill Museum of Art is getting closer to welcoming visitors back to the museum, which will be allowed to open in the state’s Phase 3. If all goes well, museum planners expect to open to the public in early July.

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The Hood River County School District Community Education program has announced cancellation of its August 2020 concert series, Families in the Park.

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The board of Performances at the Adult Center Theater (PACT) is presenting two original one-act plays on Friday and Saturday, May 8 and 9, at 7 p.m. (Pacific Time) online. To see the plays, go to www.zoom.us and sign in to Webinar 965-2925-4102. You do not need to have a zoom account to view…

To readers of this column: I want to simply say Thank You to the community.* I’d have to check, but I believe we’ve been running for more than 15** years. One thing I’ve always known: Music and performing arts events could have filled the entire paper, each and every time. But, sadly, you ca…

There is resiliency in music. Instead of listing all of the cancellations, I’d rather talk about what our local music community is up to, and, of course, try to make you smile while reading it. Thanks to the News for running what they can, in these difficult times. I’d also like to thank the…

The Confluence Story gathering event on March 18, in collaboration with the Sense of Place Lecture Series, has been postponed to a date to be announced, due to coronavirus concerns, according to an emailed statement from Confluence Project Executive Director Colin Fogarty. Purchased tickets …

On March 16, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown prohibited all gatherings larger than 25 people, effective for the next four weeks, due to the Coronavirus outbreak.

Barley Draught ‘Farewell Tour’ postponed“Barely Draught has decided that gathering people in a tight space with friends and fans coming from Portland and Seattle for our three shows (March 13, 14 and 21) would be irresponsible due to the expected trajectory of the Corona Virus. We are postpo…

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