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Latte love: Aaron Trueb of Doppio Cafe serves up an espresso adorned with Domestic Violence Month sticker.
Tickets are on sale for “The Great Human Race,” a benefit for helping Hands Against Violence, which is observing Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October.
The Nov. 16 “Human Race” event, at Hood River Hotel, 102 Oak St., 6 p.m., is billed as a “deliciously delightful dinner adventure” involving team problem-solving challenges courtesy of the guys at Escape The Hood.  Tickets are $75; go to helpinghandsoregon.org or call 541-386-4808 for details.
HHAV and community partners are planning a “week of action” Oct. 20-26.
This is what’s happening this week:
  •  Pine Street Bakery: Purple icing on cookies and HHAV stickers on coffee cups (until supplies run out).
  •  Doppio and Ground: HHAV stickers on coffee cups (again, until supplies run out).
  •  Kickstand: Coffee cups and table tents.
  •  River Daze Cafe: Table tents.
  •  Columbia Gorge GF Bakery: purple cupcakes (Fridays in October).
  •  Radio Tierra: (Oct. 19 and Oct. 25, 9-10 a.m. — Dulce Heredia (bilingual advocate for Helping Hands) will be on Radio Tierra answering call-in questions about domestic violence.
  •  Bi-Coastal Media will be running a PSA which informs listeners about Helping Hands’ 24/7 crisis line.
  •  Rosauers: DV display all month in the bakery section.
  •  Evergreen and Gorge Green dispensaries are displaying DV information.
  •  Mt. Adams Zen Buddhist Temple is displaying and promoting information on DV awareness.
  •  Helping Hands Jesuit Volunteer Prevention Educator Taylor Elinski is presenting healthy relationship trainings in various classrooms in Hood River Middle School and Hood River Valley High School.
All month:
  • DV Awareness book display in the Hood River County Library.
  • Posters on community bulletin boards around town.