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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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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Theatreworks at Columbia Center for the Arts opens its theater season with “The Breath of Life,” a story of intimacy and betrayal penned by British playwright David Hare. Aug. 20 is opening night and a fundraiser that includes dinner, wine, dessert and the play; cost is $75 per person and in…

After 16 months of limited operations, Wonderworks Children’s Museum, 206 Madison St., The Dalles, reopened Aug. 13. For the month of August, admission is free.

Showing in August at The Dalles Art Center is the photography of Ernesto Méndez, an independent filmmaker, photographer and barista. Méndez worked two cherry seasons in the Columbia River Gorge and currently rescues old forgotten movies in a film preservation foundation in San Francisco, Calif.

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Families in the Park Aug. 5; Live theater in August; Herrera Beutler hosts town hall Aug. 17; Moose celebrate Aug. 28

This year’s “Show in the Shade” will be held at Riverfront Park in The Dalles Saturday, Aug. 14, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The park is located at exit 84 off Interstate 84. The event has traditionally been held at Sorosis Park, where work continues in revitalizing the park following the removal of de…

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It was a full house — or rather, full park — at Hood River’s Jackson Park on July 17. Rock Violinist Aaron Meyer and his five-piece band joined Columbia Gorge Orchestra Association (CGOA) and Artistic Director and Conductor Mark Steighner for a free concert.

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Since the spring, tour boats have resumed operations on the Columbia River, and on-shore excursions to Gorge museums, restaurants and other entertainment are now back as well. Above, an American Cruise Line ship is met by a quartet of buses while docked at the Port of Hood River in a panoram…

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The Hood River Library will host several teen lead and teen focused programs, as well as take home projects for teens throughout July. All in person programs will require registration.

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The Hood River County Fair is back this year after last summer’s hiatus due to COVID-19 restrictions. Fair Manager Clara Rice said that this year’s fair will be bigger and better than ever. This year, the fair will run from July 21-24. This year’s theme: Celebrate 100 Years of County Fair.

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July, our first full month of summer, is here. Days are beginning to grow shorter, and nights longer, as the seasons progress. At the start of July, day length will be quite long, with sunset coming at about 9 p.m. and sunrise at about 5:20 a.m. By the end of the month, the Sun will set abou…

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For its first live performance since the pandemic shut down in-person events, the Gorge Sinfonietta is teaming up with rock violinist Aaron Meyer and his five piece band for a free concert in Hood River’s Jackson Park. The concert begins at 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 17.

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Sunday is the Fourth of July holiday, celebrating the signing of the Declaration of Independence of the United States in 1776.

HOOD RIVER — One hundred years after the era of flappers and bootleggers, The History Museum of Hood River welcomes the Roaring 2020s with its latest exhibition, “Cheers: From Teetotalers to Tasting Rooms.”

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The performance of Annie Jr. filled The Dalles Civic Auditorium theater with sound and laughter over the weekend for the first time since the first performance of the play, scheduled for March of 2020, was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Additional performances are next weekend, 7 p.m…

Seattle-based Flamenco dancer Savannah Fuentes brings her latest work, “Flores de Verano, Flamenco en Vivo,” to the Rockford Grange Hall, 4262 Barrett Drive, Hood River, on Sunday, June 27. The show begins at 8 p.m. Ticket information is available at www.eventbrite.com/e/152270427949.

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Beginning July 2 and running through July 31, Columbia Center for the Arts, 215 Cascade Ave., Hood River, presents “Mother River: The Columbia and Her Tributaries.”

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I’m confused. Most of you are reading this column on June 16, but I’ve been writing it since I finished my last column because my wife and I are driving to California for my son’s college graduation on Saturday. As I’m writing, that will be this coming Saturday — but for you readers, it was …

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As distance learning became the norm for the 2020-21 school year, many extracurricular activities — from sports to robotics, culinary and other clubs — had to get creative in order to operate at all. The Dalles High School Theater Department did just that.

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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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