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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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Church News: VBS planned at HR Alliance

Covenant Christian hosts OCC fundraiser

Hood River Alliance Church, 2650 Montello Ave., will host a summer kids’ vacation bible school event called “Expedition Norway” from June 20-23 and running from 9-11:45 a.m. Children ages 4 to fifth grade are invited to attend.

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EnviroGorge Kids holds writing contest

EnviroGorge wants to encourage kids to get outside this summer and write about their experiences.

Bailey McManus receives CGCC, Soroptomist International awards

Bailey McManus, Columbia Gorge Community College student and president of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, is Soroptomist International’s $5,000 Live Your Dream award recipient.

Class notes: Johnson graduates from Lewis & Clark

Nicholas Cooper makes Dean’s List; Ellie Rinella featured in student anthology

Woody Alexander Johnson, of Hood River and Portland, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree at Lewis & Clark College’s 143rd commencement ceremony, held on May 7, 2016.

‘Broadway and All That Jazz’ May 13

Broadway and jazz are both quintessential genres of American music, and not surprisingly, they have a history of coming together in surprising ways.

Soroptimist announces ‘Women of Distinction’ honors

Soroptimist International of Hood River will honor Becky Bugge, Dottie Gilbertson, Martha LaMont and Cherie Vannet, this year’s winners of the Women of Distinction Award.

Northwest Mixtape: A conversation about Hip Hop history

Hip Hop history is the topic at Columbia Center for the Arts on Saturday, June 4.

Entertainment Update for May 14

‘Cahill’ at Everybody’s May 13; Skamania Lodge hosts annual free Live Music Series; more

Learn how to read the river at the library May 26

In Eliot Treichel’s debut young adult novel, “A Series of Small Maneuvers,” 15-year-old Emma Wilson finds herself alone on the river after the accidental death of her father on a wilderness canoe trip meant to bring them closer together.

‘Beyond the Block’ art quilt exhibit at library

During the month of May, Beyond the Block will be showing their art exhibition “Building(s)” at the Hood River Library in the Jeanne Marie Gaulke Community Meeting Room. The art quilts were created by members of Beyond the Block in response to a challenge to make artwork 14” wide by 42” long, with a vertical orientation in representational or abstract design, conveying the concept “Building” (noun or verb).

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‘Mama-logues’ raises $2,300 for One Community Health

On Thursday, April 28, a big crowd of local mamas and many others shared big laughs in support of a local perinatal program.