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On Dec. 31, Discover Hood River and Neal Creek Forest Products announced the winners of the 2021 Woodstack Contest, a small contest held in Hood River.

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The History Museum of Hood River County presents a virtual (Zoom) book talk with Sam Grotte on Dec.18 at 1 p.m. Grotte will talk about his life, as documented in his book, “A Life; Or as Much of It as I Can Factually Recall.”  Grotte’s book has been described as a “captivating autobiography …

HOOD RIVER— Columbia Center for the Arts (CCA) presents The Groove Project, a concert celebrating the holiday season, Dec. 17-18. The revamped holiday set, from producer Tim Mayer, gives familiar standards a fresh perspective, making them entertaining and enjoyable for both the audience and …

Winter is a season of gifts and giving for many cultures and several religious faiths. People of various ages and backgrounds, connected with our Gorge communities, have generously written here about some of the most meaningful gifts they’ve received…or given. Remembering special gifts can b…

HR History Museum hosts open house; Cascade Locks celebrates Dec. 4; Music at Valley Christian; Nativities in the Gorge this weekend; St. Mark’s bazaar

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Turkey Trot

Columbia Center for the Arts, Hood River, hosts the annual Holiday Market Dec. 3-31. The opening reception on First Friday will be Dec. 3 from 5-7 p.m. Gallery hours for December are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

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When the COVID-19 pandemic closed its live performances in 2020, Columbia Gorge Orchestra Association Artistic Director Mark Steighner and board of directors had one goal: “To keep our performers engaged and to provide as much as possible an uninterrupted flow of musical entertainment, educa…

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The Cascade Singers will be presenting its 2021 Christmas Concerts at four different churches in The Dalles. Each concert is free and open to the public, and families are encouraged to attend. All donations will remain with the church we perform at on that day to support their music program.…

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Hood River Valley High School’s Bowe Theater will be open to the public for two upcoming events. The first happens Tuesday, Nov. 30, at 7 p.m., with a Performing Arts Showcase concert by music students, directed by Music Director Dan Kenealy. The concert will run approximately one hour witho…

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HOOD RIVER — The annual Holiday Bazaar of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church has returned for the 2021 season. Stop by the church at the corner of 11th and Eugene streets on Saturday, Dec. 4 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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While Organ Crawls featuring the five historic pipe organs in The Dalles generally happens every other year in the spring, COVID restrictions have been lifted enough to allow for an in-person Advent-Christmas Crawl on Sunday, Dec. 5 from 2-5 p.m.

Zion Lutheran Church in The Dalles (10th and Union) is holding its second annual Clara Shortt Memorial Silent Auction on Saturday, Nov. 20 from 1-5 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 21 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., when final bids must be in. Auction items include a number of themed baskets ranging from “t…

Sandor Katz is the New York Times bestselling author of “The Art of Fermentation,” which won a James Beard Award, sold more than 500,000 copies, and has been translated into more than a dozen languages.

CL hosts free ‘Cemetery Tales’ screening; Volunteers needed for TD Community Thanksgiving; ‘Fall Prevention’ webinar

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HOOD RIVER — Columbia Center for the Arts (CCA) presents “Don’t Quit Your Day Job”, a gallery exhibit showing the art and stories of artists with day jobs and day to day responsibilities that provide the resources needed to survive — food, shelter, healthcare, transportation.

November is here, a month noted for rain (a good thing this year), colder weather, and a month not very cooperative when it comes to clear skies. Then again, when it does clear, you don’t have to wait long to view dark skies! Sunset comes early, at 5:51 p.m. on Nov. 1, and 4:22 p.m. at the e…

Each fall, the Mt. Hood Cultural Center & Museum’s (MHCCM) biggest fundraiser of the year celebrates the beginning of winter season on the mountain. Heritage Night will take place Saturday, Nov. 6 from 6-10 p.m. at the museum in Government Camp.

THE DALLES — Celebrate Halloween with a day dedicated to creepy crawly bugs and bats on Saturday, Oct. 30 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center. This event is geared toward kids and is free for all kids who arrive in costume. Adults and kids without costumes pay regular m…

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Hood River Valley High School Performing Arts Department presents “Puffs: Or Seven Incredibly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic” this weekend and next, Oct. 29-30 and Nov. 5-6 at 7 p.m., and Oct. 31 at 2 p.m.

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