Kindergarten Roundup May 4-8

The Hood River County School District will hold their annual “Kindergarten Roundup” during the week of May 4 - 8, 2015.

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Parkdale School accepting donations for displaced family

Family recovering from mid-April house fire

Parkdale Elementary School is coordinating a donation fund for Rigoberto and Mayra Rodriguez’s family, who were displaced by a house fire on Sunday, April 19.

HR Reads concludes

Hood River Reads concluded Saturday with a talk by author Luis Urrea of “Into the Beautiful North” in the main reading room at Hood River Library.

Plant class series starts

Columbia Gorge Community College, in partnership with the Discovery Center, will offer a series of plant stewardship class this spring.

Young Voices:Student hosts eating disorder benefit May 1

Zoe Shepard, Hood River Valley High School junior, is using her Extended Application (EA) Project to raise money for the National Eating Disorder Association, to aid in the research of eating disorders and the building of treatment facilities, on May 1.

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HRVHS Garden Symposium brings students together

100 gather for annual presentation fair

Hood River Valley High School and Gorge Grown Food Network hosted the third annual School Garden Symposium on April 21 at HRVHS. Students from Lyle middle and high school, Klahre House and Corbett CAPS joined HRVHS students for the day, with about 100 total participants.

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Horizon scientists excel at fair

Horizon Christian School students Brennan Drach, sixth grader, and Marisa Rigert, fifth grader, recently traveled to the ACSI Regional Science Fair.

About Dementia Series offered May 2

OSU Extension Office, Oregon Geriatric Education Center and Providence Home Services, Mid-Columbia Senior Center and Hood River Valley Adult Center present “About Dementia Series” on May 2. The series begins at the Mid-Columbia Senior Center, 1112 W. Ninth, The Dalles, from 10 a.m. to noon, and moves to the Hood River Valley Adult Center, 2010 Sterling Drive, from 2-4 p.m.

Cascade Mountain School announces summer courses

Climbing volcanic trails. Making fresh mozzarella cheese. Bicycling through alfalfa fields. Hunting for salmon.

Made for Mosier gala tonight in HR

Mosier Schools holds its biggest fundraiser of the year today — the Made for Mosier Art Auction and Gala. As a charter school, Mosier gets 80 percent of its funding from the state and county, with the rest coming from fundraisers. The goal is to raise at least $30,000 at this gala.

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Tyson Miller gains ag experience, has fun, in FFA

Tyson Miller, 16, Hood River Valley High School sophomore, has been busy the past few weeks, helping get ready for the school’s 8th Annual FFA Steak Feed and Silent Auction fundraiser, held today (April 25) in the HRVHS cafeteria and Commons beginning at 6 p.m.

Free Veterans seminar offered April 30 at Parkhurst Place

Join the Hood River County Veterans Service Office (HRCVSO), in partnership with Parkhurst Place, on April 30 at from 1:30-3:30 p.m. for a free Veterans Benefit Seminar.

Budget committee meets

A public meeting of the Budget Committee of Columbia Gorge Community College, to discuss the 2015-16 budget, happens in the Board Room 1.162, Building One, 400 East Scenic Drive, The Dalles.

FFA excels in Career Development events

Three FFA chapters gathered at Hood River Valley High School Wednesday, April 17, for the Shop Skills and Floriculture Career Development Events (CDE) contests.

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Earth Week: Celebrating Sustainability

Columbia Gorge Climate Action Network (CGCAN) and other local groups are hosting a number of Earth Day events on Saturday and Sunday in Hood River supporters said are intended “to celebrate and connect Columbia Gorge residents around Earth awareness.”