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Pool notes: Dollar open swim offered Memorial Day

Here is what’s new at the Hood River Aquatic Center, corner of May and 17th streets, courtesy of pool Director Marcie Wiley:

Entertainment Update for May 25

Cascade Singers announce Spring Concerts June 4-5; Concert, book signing at Mosier School June 12; more

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Women pastors lead all three UCC congregations in the Gorge

Faith, not gender, guides Allen, Ryan, Stifter in their work

A little over five years ago when Deb Allen became the first woman pastor at the United Church of Christ, which has been in The Dalles for more than 150 years, she didn’t think it was a big deal.

Fresh Start Culinary Arts seeks applicants for summer

Fresh Start Culinary Arts Program, based at Riverside Community Church, is recruiting students for the next term, which begins May 31.

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Entertainment update for May 21, 2016

Yesteryears: Columbia Sightseer to start tours in Cascade Locks in 1976

A tour boat will go into operation on Saturday to provide daily cruises from Cascade Locks and Stevenson, according to Harry Cramblett, president of the Port of Cascade Locks. The tour boat Columbia Sightseer was purchased by the Ports of Cascade Locks and Stevenson from Gray Lines. Tours on the 100 passenger boat are scheduled to start May 22.

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Roots and Branches: Blossom quilt turns to ‘funeral pyre’

Blossom time has long held a special place on our family’s seasonal calendar.

Hutson Museum seeks arts and cultural events

Parkdale’s Hutson Museum would like to encourage visitors to the museum by offering art and cultural events this summer.

Gorge Soup for the Arts seeks applicants

Micro-philanthropy event supports new art projects

Gorge Soup returns with a new focus this fall: the arts. The Hood River based group is seeking presenter applications from individuals or teams from throughout the Gorge who are starting a new artistic endeavor or community initiative centered on the arts.

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Going to the dogs: Hood River’s dog-friendly vibe doesn’t end at the office

It’s no secret that Hood River is a dog-friendly town — go literally anywhere and you’ll see dogs and their humans together.

Arts Center presents discussion with humanitarian Anna Marie Spindler

Columbia Center for the Arts presents “One Woman’s Humanitarian Experiences: From Hood River to Asia, Africa and the Middle East,” with Anna Marie Spindler, on May 25 at 7 p.m. Admission is free.

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GEM honors peace leader Kalama Reuter

Gorge Ecumenical Ministries Annual Ministries held its 2016 Annual Celebration and Dinner on Sunday May 1, at Riverside Community Church (UCC) in Hood River.

Dirty Fingers’ Superhero party happens May 21

Los Perros Olividades, a Mexican punk band, will perform starting at 7 p.m. Saturday at Dirty Fingers Bicycle Repair for the business’s ninth anniversary celebration.

Jim Drake’s Entertainment Blog: Believing in what you believe

Portland musician-troubadour-folk-preacher McDougall returns to Hood River on Friday with a new CD that expands his regular one-man show into new territory: a full band sound.

Entertainment Update for May 18

HRVHS Film Festival May 26; Go and Catch ‘Feed the Dogg’; more

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