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Crop Talk scheduled for April 27

This month’s Crop Talk, 6 p.m. at the Rockford Grange, 4250 Barrett Drive in Hood River, will feature a short field trip to a farm located near the Grange. Meet at the Grange and then car pool to Casa Verde CSA, which delivers veggies to members’ homes March through October.

Learn about the National Alliance on Mental Illness

Do you or someone you love have a mental illness? Come learn more and get support at an exploratory meeting to create a chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).

Library renews Shakespeare Week with birthday bash, workshops, performances

Hood River Library Shakespeare Week is April 21 - 25.

Shakespeare Week is April 21-25

Here are the events taking place at the Hood River Library:

‘Responsible Fatherhood’ course offered April 25

On April 25 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. the Northwest Marriage institute in partnership with the Next Door presents “Pathways to Responsible Fatherhood.”

‘Pair it Forward’: local youth collect used shoes

Attention anyone with a closet: Those shoes you no longer want are desperately needed to help fight global poverty.

Climate Action Network plans Earth Day events

Columbia Gorge Climate Action Network (CGCAN) is coordinating a series of Earth Day events on Saturday, April 25 in Hood River to celebrate and connect Columbia Gorge residents around Earth awareness.

HRVHS Cheerleading program holds mandatory tryout meeting April 16

Anyone interested in trying out for cheerleading at HRVHS for the 2015-16 season is required to attend an informational meeting Thursday, April 16 at 7 p.m. in the HRVHS library.

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HRVHS robotics student gives back to community

“I love giving back to the community” is Lucas Gilbert’s response to Hood River Valley High School Robotics newest project.

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Schools looking at $896,000 in budget cuts next year

Saying “it will be impossible to make cuts that don’t affect kids,” Superintendent Dan Goldman announced that he expects budget cuts totaling $896,000 will be required of Hood River County School District for the 2015-16 school year.

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Blue Ribbon Campaign raises awareness

The Blue Ribbon Campaign, started in 1989 as a grandmother’s tribute to her grandson, who had died as the result of child abuse, came to downtown Hood River on April 4.

Head Start programs earn 5-star rating

Two of Mid-Columbia Children’s Council Head Start facilities — Country Club and Parkdale — recently received the Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) five-star rating from the state of Oregon.

Equipment rentals available through OSU/Gorge Grown

Ever want to try out some kitchen equipment for food preservation before you buy them for yourself? Or need some kitchen equipment to use for a short period of time? Or to try out some equipment that you might want to use for your up and coming food business?

‘Strengthening Families’ returns

Strengthening Families Program, offered by the Hood River Alliance Church on Rand Road, starts April 9.

Hood River Elks Lodge honors Kylie Webb, Breanna Weekly

Kylie Webb and Breanna Weekly have been selected as February Students of the Month by the Hood River Elks Lodge and were presented $100 checks at a recent Lodge meeting. Both are seniors at Hood River Valley High School.