Caregiver workshop offered

Providence Volunteers in Action, a program of Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital, and the Area Agency on Aging, a program of Mid-Columbia Council of Governments, are cohosting Powerful Tools for Caregivers, a six-week workshop beginning in October.

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Music fest, triathlon merge their energies

Two events, and the common elements of art and exercise, overlapped last weekend in ways that showed how nimble and creative the Hood River community can be.

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Performing Arts Initiative hosts second town hall

Performing Arts Initiative is holding its second Town Hall meeting on Sunday Oct. 2 at 6 p.m. at the AniChe Winetasting Room, 301 Oak St. in Hood River (formerly Venue 301 and the Butler Bank Building).

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Prosit! Oktoberfest and Hops Fest happen Saturday

Downtown will be a beer drinker’s paradise on Saturday, with two events open to families happening simultaneously a few blocks apart. The first Oktoberfest at Hood River Elks Lodge, Third and Cascade, runs 4 to 9 p.m. Admission is free for all ages.

Kites raise Alzheimer’s awareness Wednesday

Kites will fill the skies at Hood River Care Center Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 21, World Alzheimer’s day. Residents and staff will fly hand-decorated kites, honoring the millions of families affected by the disease.

This weekend: WAAAM hosts Model A event, ‘Danger Close’ book talk, signing

Model A Ford owners are invited to celebrate International Model A Day at the Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum on Sept. 17.

GO Green Drinks comes to Columbia Gorge Title

Join Gorge Owned on Sept. 21 from 5:30-7 p.m. for the final Green Drinks of the season at Columbia Gorge Title, in the Union Building in downtown Hood River.

Providence seeks nominations for ‘Heart of Gold’ awards

“Heart of Gold” honorees are people who make a difference: people who enrich our community through their good works, selfless dedication and commitment to health.

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Sight Lines

Many of the Lions Clubs of Lions International have already started celebrating the 100th year of the organization.

HRV's Grace Whitmore works as News intern

Grace Whitmore, a junior at Hood River Valley High School, has started as an intern with Hood River News.

Fall prevention: learn more at free Sept. 27 event with Thomas Keolker

A free presentation on fall prevention — how to prevent falls in the home — will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 27 beginning at 11 a.m. at the Parkdale Grange, 7375 Clear Creek Rd., Parkdale.

Free elder care class offered on Sept. 27

Oregon Care Partners is hosting a free, instructor-led class, “Challenging Behaviors: Effective Approaches to Common Behaviors,” on Tuesday, Sept. 27 from 12:30-5 p.m.

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HR Elks renew support to help local youth attend speech, hearing Camp Meadowood

Hood River Elks Lodge No. 1507 supports a number of local and statewide organizations, but this summer had the opportunity to do something it hasn’t in 25 years — send two local kids to camp.

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One Community Health Happiness Month: simple acts for yourself, for others

Happiness is good for your health. A review of hundreds of studies has found compelling evidence that happier people have better overall health and live longer than their less happy peers.