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Rocket building class Nov. 22

Hood River Hobbies hosts its annual Thanksgiving rocket building and launch class on Wednesday, Nov. 22 from 11 a.m. to noon.

Church News: Interfaith Thanksgiving service Nov. 20 in White Salmon

Christmas tree sales support youth camps

The Mount Adams Ministerial Association (MAMA) will host its annual Thanksgiving Celebration and Dessert Potluck on Monday, Nov. 20 at 7 p.m. at the White Salmon United Methodist Church, 341 N. Main Ave.

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Northwest author pens book of hunting stories

The Miner family has hunted blacktail deer in Goldendale for over 55 years. In that time, they have experienced some nearly unbelievable events. Todd Miner, of Richland, decided to write a book describing these events in detail, said a press release.

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Roots and Branches: ‘Melody of hope’

I had the great pleasure of watching the high school production of “Fiddler on the Roof” multiple times over the last three weeks. It was a splendid experience seeing these young singers, dancers, actors, musicians and technicians demonstrating an awesome array of talent to an ever-appreciative audience.

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Yesteryears: Partial eclipse hits Mid-Columbia in 1947

Residents of the Mid-Columbia who are interested in the partial eclipse of the sun Wednesday morning had an excellent opportunity to study the phenomena, for nearly clear skies prevailed during the two-hour period of progress of the partial eclipse, which covered about 25 percent of the sun’s surface as visible here.

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Pick of the Week: Operation Christmas Child collection this week

Hood River families are on a mission to make an impact in the lives of children in need. They are donating colorfully wrapped shoebox gifts to be sent to children around the world — many of whom have never received a gift before and have very little to call their own.

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Strong Women get helping hand from Troop 282

Boy Scout Troop 282, under the direction of Scoutmaster Jeff McCaw, helped the Hood River Strong Women program with a location change recently.

Entertainment Update for Nov. 15

Fields of May at Moth; Chic Preston at The Pines; more

Climb for a Cause: Free info session at pFriem Brewery Nov. 16

The Climb for Clean Air mountaineering and fundraising program announces its 2018 climb dates with honorary co-chairs and climbing professionals Win Whittaker and Stacy Allison, as they inspire new teams of climbers to train for a summit, have an experience of a lifetime and help the fight to end lung disease.

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Meet this year’s HRVHS exchange students

The Hood River Valley High School exchange students arrived this past summer, and call various countries home. Francesca Mela, Javier Pico Escudero, Julia Carmen Van den Broek, Nadja Essing, and Stefan Salmar are among these students, and had a lot to say about their experience and what they have enjoyed about their exchange so far.

Peter Marbach’s 2018 Oregon calendar features total eclipse image

Hood River photographer Peter Marbach has created a limited edition, collectible 2018 Oregon calendar featuring the 2017 total eclipse.

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Waiting for Godot opens this weekend

Gogo (David Dye) struggles to get out of his boots while Didi (Kathleen Morrow) calmly ignores him in the opening scene of the Stages’ production, opening this weekend.

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'Fiddler' closes this weekend

Hood River Valley High School Performing Arts Department’s fall musical, “Fiddler on the Roof,” continues its run this weekend, with shows Nov. 10-11 at 7 p.m

‘Share the Warmth’: Windermere renews annual coats and blankets collection

Real estate brokers throughout Oregon and southwest Washington are gearing up for Windermere Real Estate’s annual Share the Warmth campaign, Nov. 6 through Dec. 15.

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The Porch, Nov. 11 edition

WELL SAID: “Gentlemen, I don’t know what came over me. Forgive me. Forget all I said. I don’t remember exactly what it was, but you may be sure there wasn’t a word of truth in it.” — Pozzo, in “Waiting for Godot” by Samuel Beckett. Below, Gregory Gilbertson, who plays Pozzo, studies his script during a recent rehearsal at Wy’east Performing Arts Center — see Happenings, page A9.