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Local and worldwide Baha’is are marking the 100th anniversary of the passing of ‘Abdu’l-Baha, the son of Baha’u’llah, founder of the Baha’i Faith, on Saturday.

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Veterans were honored throughout the Gorge on Thursday, Nov. 11, with ceremonies, military fly-overs and one of the largest Veterans Day parades seen in recent years.

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

Columbia Center for the Arts in Hood River will host a live screening of Cemetery Tales 2021 at 7:30 p.m. There will be a talkback after the screening with director/producer Joe Garoutte, writer/producer Michael Friend and actors Jim Yue, Elisa Solis, Kathy Williams, Ann Harris, Richard With…

Nearly 70 garden club members, visitors, and residents gathered at the Bicentennial Memorial Garden in Parkdale on Sunday, Oct. 10 to dedicate a Blue Star Memorial By-Way Marker near the garden’s flagpole.

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Last week, the Northwest MuralFest event board released the top five voted on topics that will be painted about in next year’s Walldogs Northwest Muralfest event.

HOOD RIVER — Columbia Center for the Arts (CCA), in partnership with The History Museum of Hood River County and Arts in Education of the Gorge, will honor the Hood River community with a Día de Los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, celebration on Saturday, Nov. 6.

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…

On Oct. 14, volunteers began painting a mural in homage to Blanche McGaughey, former Wasco County resident and “rodeo pioneer,” who was recognized as the champion woman bronc buster of the northwest in 1912 and 1913, according to Cowgirl Magazine.

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…

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

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.

“This is the coolest thing he has ever done in his life,” said David “Papa” Doede, above left, as he and his grandson Hudson Doede, 8, dissect owl pellets during an International Day of the Owl at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center last week. “Me too!” he added. “I’m living vicariously.” Guided…

Full disclosure: I graduated from Hood River Valley High School in 1990, my husband in 1989 and our oldest daughter in 2017. Our youngest begins her junior year this fall and yes, she’ll be an HRVHS grad too.

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It’s time again for Hood River Saddle Club’s annual sale (saddles/tack, household goods, furniture and much more). Proceeds promote horseback riding as a sport and are used for clubhouse/grounds’ repairs and improvements.

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.

The woolen swimsuit gifted to me came with history, a personal challenge and a lesson in cold water swimming. Could this over a century old garment hold up during a swim from The Best Western Plus beach to the red buoy below the Hood River Bridge and back? I’d done this before in a wet suit …

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 …

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.

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You’ve probably driven by it many times while passing through Parkdale and thought it might just be a few nice shrubs planted at the intersection of Baseline Drive and Dee Highway (Rt. 281). But, oh no, it is so much more that. This little plot of land is actually the Parkdale Bicentennial M…

HOOD RIVER — Visit Hood River opened a visitor center and office within common area space at the History Museum of Hood River County, located at 300 E. Port Marina Drive, Hood River, on May 1. The visitor center reopening is a significant leap forward for Visit Hood River, following a year o…

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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. Send items to trishaw@gorgenews.com.

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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