“What we’re doing is reducing the brightness of the sun by 100,000 times,” Bob Yoesle said of his solar viewing telescope system that he brought to The Columbia Gorge Discovery Center in The Dalles last Saturday afternoon.
Emmy-award winning animator Teresa Drilling of Portland visited Hood River recently for a series of school and after-school workshops on stop-motion animation, which she terms “an esoteric little art form.”
Students attending Columbia Gorge Community College this fall will see a tuition increase of $6 per credit hour and a new $25 admission fee for registering students as the institution seeks to fill a budget gap of $748,000 for the upcoming year. A number of current fees were also increased.
After much discussion, the Washougal School Board has selected a name for its newest elementary school.
Columbia Gorge Discovery Center is welcoming Robbie Smith as the new director of education, following the retirement of Steve Thompson, who has held the position for the past 12 years. He began work at the museum on April 12.
Friends and members of Gorge-area faith communities are invited to Gorge Ecumenical Ministries’ annual celebration on May 1 at 6:30 p.m.
The White Salmon Valley K-8 PTO will hold its 24th Annual Silent Auction on Friday, April 29 from 5-7:30 p.m. at Whitson Elementary School. Bidding will end promptly at 7 p.m. Hundreds of items donated by local businesses and individuals will be available for bidding. The entire community is invited and encouraged to attend. You do not need to have students attending White Salmon schools to participate.
The Columbia Gorge Community College (CGCC) Foundation full-year scholarship application is available. Recipients may be awarded up to 12 credits per term, which can only be used at CGCC. Applications can be found in the CGCC Student Services department at The Dalles or Hood River, as well as online at www.cgcc.edu/financial-aid/scholarships.
The Hood River County School District will hold their annual “Kindergarten Roundup” during the week of May 2-6.
In honor of Earth Day, Columbia Gorge Community College and Hood River County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Management present an interactive learning event, offering insight into Cascadia earthquake geology, impacts and preparedness actions residents can take. Cascadia earthquake is “Oregon’s greatest natural threat,” according to the Governor’s Task Force on Resilience
Attention anyone with a closet: Those shoes you no longer want are needed to help fight global poverty.
Gorge Grown Food Network is hosting two events this spring to support and celebrate regional school gardens.
This May 19, OSU Extension’s Family and Community Education offers the organization’s annual Spring Tour, an opportunity to tour historic Champoeg State Park, the DAR Newell Pioneer Village museums, walk through blooming iris gardens and see chocolates being made. The public is welcome.
The Columbia Gorge Community College (CGCC) Foundation full-year scholarship application is available.