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Aging in the Gorge: Reading, conversation project hits the Gorge

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.

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.

Imagine cohousing in the Gorge: Authors, cohousing architects coming to HR Oct. 21

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 or go to

Hood River Therapy hosts ‘Living with Persistent Pain’

Hood River Therapy hosts a free, eight class series on persistent (chronic) pain beginning Sept. 29 from noon to 1 p.m.

Death Café at the Hood River County library

The Hood River Library will host its sixth Death Café on Wednesday, Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. in the Jean Marie Gaulke Meeting Room.

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Pollinators: students create art with function

An innovative arts-meets-ag project is now in place at Hood River FISH Food Bank garden on Tucker Road, in a collaboration with Hood River County students, and the Arts in Education of the Gorge, directed by Shelley Toon Lindberg.

‘Boost Your Child’s Brain Potential’ Sept. 15

Join us as we use Dr. Becky Bailey’s Conscious Discipline topics to explore the Brain State model and how to literally “wire” the child’s brain for self-control.

Hood River Therapy hosts ‘Living with Persistent Pain’

Hood River Therapy hosts a free, eight class series on persistent (chronic) pain beginning Sept. 29 from noon to 1 p.m.

‘Seeing My Time’ at Horizon Christian

Horizon Christian School and the Hood River branch of Decoding Dyslexia Oregon have joined together to sponsor a program this fall to help struggling students and their families have a successful school year and develop lifelong organizational skills.

‘Mommy Wellness’ class starts fall term

Mothers and their babies, from birth to 2 years old, are the focus of a series of free Mommy Wellness classes at Hood River Therapy, 2690 May St., every Tuesday from Sept. 20 through Nov. 8.

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This month at Mt. Hood Town Hall: Health classes offered at upper valley center

Mt. Hood Town Hall Manager Amy Gray reports numerous ongoing exercise classes and wellness opportunities scheduled in September.

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Next Door launches ‘Latino Hike’ program

The Sierra Club and Latino Outdoors collaborated with local nonprofit The Next Door to offer a free, Spanish-language Latino Hike Leader training on Aug. 20-21. The training took place primarily on Indian Creek Trail and covered all the essential skills for preparing and going on a hike, as well as skills for leading groups in the outdoors

ASPIRE seeks volunteers

The ASPIRE Program at Hood River Valley High School is seeking volunteers to help encourage all students to further their education, set goals and achieve career dreams.

‘Parenting’ photo contest winners shown at library

Eight photos have been selected as winners of the fourth annual Columbia Gorge Parenting Together photo contest. Winning photographers are Blanca Flores, Elisa Cartwright, Jessica Hoffman, Karen Harding, Karin Tauscher, Lauren Kramer, Melanie Kelly and Paloma Ayala.