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On Saturday, Sept. 17, Hood River Valley High School’s Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlán (MEChA) group and community members gathered at Jackson Park in Hood River for an afternoon of showcasing the culture and history of Latinx people for a National Hispanic Heritage Month celebration.

The History Museum of Hood River County debuts its 2022 Cemetery Tales production Friday, Sept. 30, with tickets on sale now. There will also be a special screening that evening at 7 p.m. at the Bingen Theater, a fundraiser for the museum (see info box for details).

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Families in the Park, the popular music series held each Thursday in August at Jackson Park, wrapped up on Aug. 25 with the band Hit Machine. “The crowd was massive and estimated at 2,500,” said Hood River Lion Mike Schend. “The Hood River Lions Club appreciates all our series sponsors.” The…

The Hood River County Library District is offering outreach services in the community of Odell this summer.

When you walk into Wy’East Community Church — the brown church adjacent to the Wy’East Fire District station in downtown Odell — one of the first things you’ll see is a large wooden sculpture of the building itself hanging on the wall.

The History Museum of Hood River County and Big Britches Productions have learned that the video documentary, Cemetery Tales 2021, was selected as a Telly Winner in the 43rd Annual Telly Awards.

Hidden History is a new monthly lecture series at The History Museum of Hood River County, 300 E. Port Marina Drive. Participants will delve into the less obvious aspects of historical topics, investigate unexpected stories, and discover the myriad ways that we can learn about the past.

Hood River Valley High School AP Art students, including Keyla Ramirez at left and, at right, Miles Del Angel, Bella Soth, Karina Barrientes, Duyen Nguyen and Scarlet Caudill ready for their weekend show at Tokki Art Supply, 409 Oak St., Hood River, on June 1. Students held a well-attended o…

The History Museum of Hood River County held its annual tea party fundraiser — a hybrid function held both in person and online — May 14. Guests enjoyed tea and sweet and savory treats, as well as a presentation by Eileen Garvin, a Hood River author whose “The Music of Bees” was released in …

Lisa Lynne began her Hands on Harps tour at the Hood River Library, located on State Street, April 21. Lynne and husband Aryeh Frankfurter showcased their skills and taught about a dozen community members how to play the harp. The tour continues at several other locations throughout Oregon.

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Three students from Hood River Valley High School were selected as this year’s winners in the Hood River County Reads poster contest. The posters feature artwork inspired by Brian Fies’ graphic memoir “A Fire Story,” this year’s book. Yesenia Alaniz took first, Hayden Faaborg second and Emil…

Hood River fiddler Donna Reuter competed in the 56th annual Oregon State Fiddle contest

The 16th annual Hood River County Reads begins Saturday, March 26 with free copies of this year’s book, Brian Fies’ graphic memoir “A Fire Story,” 2 p.m. at the Hood River Library and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Cascade Locks and Parkdale libraries.

HOOD RIVER — Columbia Center for the Arts (CCA) will host visiting illioo Native Theatre in an Evening of Native Voices on Saturday, March 19, at 7:30 p.m. in the CCA Theater, 215 Cascade Ave., Hood River. This is event is free to the public; due to limited seating, reserving tickets is required.

Recently established Pinewater Publishing announces the publication of a one-of-a-kind adult coloring book by local artist Maureen Lauran. The book features many favorite landmarks of the Columbia River Gorge: Vista House, Multnomah Falls, Cascade Locks, downtown Hood River, Rowena Heights, …


Dancing With The Gorge Stars crowned a new champion as Annette Byers, Columbia Gorge Community College math instructor, took home the mirror-ball trophy Friday, following her performance of the hustle to “It’s Raining Men,” with pro-partner Drew Innis.

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.

PACT — Performances at Adult Center Theater — will present the family-friendly “Holly Jolly Holiday Revue” this weekend, Saturday, Dec. 11 at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 12 at 2 p.m. at Hood River Valley Adult Center.

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 …

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.

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.

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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.

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…

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.

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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.

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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 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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