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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.

The return to in-person learning marked the return of the annual homecoming week festivities at Hood River Valley High School.

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A warm welcome is open to all to enjoy a season of very special music at Hood River Valley Christian Church. On Sunday, Oct. 24, trombonists Bob Smith, Ed Price, Hugh Amick and French hornist Carol Goter, all members of the Columbia Gorge Orchestra Association, will be providing service musi…

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The Parkdale Pumpkin Parade is back on Saturday, Oct. 30 at 11:30 a.m. Float entries are free and should line up at 11 a.m. on the corner of Baseline and Allen. Parade route will be along Baseline in downtown Parkdale.

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The Hood River Library is hosting two Halloween activities for children the week before Halloween, Tuesday, Oct. 26 through Saturday, Oct. 30.

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Hood River Adopt A Dog will host its third annual “Art of Bark — It’s A Dog’s Life Calendar Release Party” Oct. 22 beginning at 6 p.m. online at fundraiser.bid/HRAAD2022Calendar.

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

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

“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.

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.

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.

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HOOD RIVER — Now in its 30th year, the annual Columbia Gorge CROP Hunger Walk is going virtual to keep everyone safe and healthy during the pandemic. Walk alone, with immediate family or in small groups, keeping a safe distance apart.

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…

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Riding dirt bikes through narrow trails and the steep hills of central Idaho, five women became the first all-female dirt bike team to complete the Great R’Idaho Trails Challenge. Kalyn Benaroya of Hood River, assembled a squad of dirt bike fanatics and small business owners to make history.

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…

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There’s a lot of celebrating to be had when you hit a milestone birthday. Just ask Hood River’s Naomi Frisbie, who turned 100 on July 9.

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Girls age 11-16 took part in a girls only sailing class recently at the Hood River Marina Basin. The three-day summer camp, called “Girls at the Helm,” was offered by Seibel Sailors Program in partnership with Gorge Junior Sailing with an emphasis on helming skills. Classes are taught in the…

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PARKDALE — The Old Parkdale Inn Bed and Breakfast is one of 29 bed and breakfasts across the state of Oregon that have come together to draw a doodle map and encourage travelers to fill their tanks, hit the road, and seize the summer — one waterfall at a time.

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The Hood River County Fair made its return to the upper valley July 21-24. A year after the decision was made to cancel the festivities due to the COVID-19 pandemic, thousands of people came from far and wide to catch a glimpse of the return to normalcy. Planted between the peaks of Mount Ho…

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The Dalles Cascade Singers are back in action, preparing for the first live concert in 2021. This fall concert features music from the hit musicals “Anything Goes,” “West Side Story,” “Godspell,” “Rent,” and “Hamilton.” The concert is slated for October and the group is inviting new singers …

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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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.

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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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Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum invites all to come see the action on Saturday, July 10 at the Ninth Annual Traffic Jam fundraising event.

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Laurel Gallery, a new art gallery in historic downtown Hood River, joins the Gorge art community with a Grand Opening on Friday, July 9. Doors will open that day from 1-8 p.m. A reception will be held from 5-8 p.m.

A cyclist climbs one of the many curves in Hood River Road, southwest of Mosier, near the east access to the Mark Hatfield Twin Tunnels trailhead, among the Gorge’s most popular places to visit for cyclists and pedestrians. From the parking lot, or by bike via Mosier, visitors can take the s…

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Five generations of the Beam men, ranging in age from 95 years to 2 months old, came together for a photo May 8 in Hood River: Cliff Beam (great-great grandfather), Doug Beam (great-grandfather), Mark Beam (grandfather), Kyle Beam (father) and Theodore Beam. Great-great-grandfather Cliff is …

In 2016, a group of performing arts enthusiasts — local artists, business professionals and community leaders — joined forces and formed the Performing Arts Initiative. This nonprofit organization of committed volunteers has been working steadily towards its mission — and big dream — to buil…

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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Friday, April 23 marked the first live music in more than a year performed at the Hawks Ridge Assisted Living Center in Hood River. It was also a milestone for the musicians, the Columbia Gorge Orchestra Association’s (CGOA) trombone trio composed of Bob Smith, Ed Price and Hugh Amick, who h…

HOOD RIVER — Protect Our Parks Hood River, a non-profit parks advocacy group, is building tee-pads and removing invasive species to make Morrison Park a better place for disc golfers and others who enjoy the park.

Hood River Cultural Trust (HRCT), Hood River Outrigger Canoe Club (HROCC), and a private donor have joined forces with professional textile artist Chloë Hight to fund and create a large fence weaving public art installation at the southeast corner of Nichols Basin near the dock. The exhibit …

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