You know the magic and charm of Roald Dahl’s books “Matilda,” “Fantastic Mr. Fox” and “James and the Giant Peach.” You might have recently seen the film “The BFG” (be sure to read the book — aloud).
EnviroGorge sponsored a free kids writing contest this summer where elementary, middle school and high school students were invited to submit an open-topic entry having to do with the environmental and the Columbia River Gorge.
New course starts Nov. 29
What are four courses that change the course of someone’s life? It’s not a trick question. On Oct. 19, Fresh Start Culinary Arts Program students prepare a four-course dinner in celebration of their own graduation, said Board Chair Kathy Watson. And after that, jobs await these graduates.
The Columbia Gorge Genealogical Society (CGGS) hosts a “Genealogy Jamboree” on Oct. 8 at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce and Google are launching a new educational event series for the Gorge community called Tech Talk.
BCI Group was awarded three grants from the State of Oregon to assist individuals in the Columbia Gorge community with enrolling in individual health insurance. The grant funding allows BCI Group to invest in technology and allocate resources specifically to help residents of Hood River, The Dalles and beyond efficiently enroll in Oregon’s health insurance marketplace.
On Sept. 13, the Hood River County School District (HRCSD) closed on the sale of $57.2 million of voter-supported bonds.
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.
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.
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).
“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.
Aging in the Gorge Alliance (AGA) has begun a new community reading and conversation project this week — and there’s still time to join in.
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.
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.
Gorge Cohousing hosts a public presentation Oct. 21 with Charles Durrett and Kathryn McCamant, two leaders of the cohousing movement in the U.S. The event begins at 7 p.m. at Springhouse Cellars. There will be an additional two-day workshop Oct. 22-23. For more information or to RSPV, email email@example.com or go to www.gorgecohousing.com.