Gorge Life


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Entertainment Update for Aug. 20

Solog ale fest returns to Parkdale Aug. 20; Hood Crest grand opening Saturday; more

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Plein Air exhibit opens at Maryhill

Pacific Northwest Plein Air Event opens Aug. 26 at Maryhill Museum, featuring 40 artists working outside to capture the sublime light and inspiring vistas of the Columbia River Gorge, from the waterfalls, rivers and plateaus to the surrounding peaks.

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Bloomin’ fun

Aunt Eller (Lisa Roth) shakes her bloomers in the rousing “Farmer and the Cowman” dance number in the musical “Oklahoma!”

‘Music Festival of the Gorge’ returns Sept. 17

The Music Festival of the Gorge, now in its second year, happens at the Hood River Waterfront Park Amphitheater on Saturday, Sept. 17.

Linda Reichenbach at Hutson Museum

Linda Reichenbach, an art quilter from the Hood River Valley, will display her work at Parkdale’s Hutson Museum Aug. 20-21 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Laughlin gives actor workshop

Join experienced actress Sharon Laughlin in a small workshop to improve your acting skills on Sept. 10 from 1-3 p.m., and Sept. 17 from 1-4 p.m

Hardshell Harmony brings bluegrass to Riverside UCC

The Gorge-based bluegrass band Hardshell Harmony will bring its spirit-filled gospel music to Riverside Community Church on Aug. 21.

Entertainment update for Aug. 17

Entertainment update for Aug. 17.

‘Get Outside’ Event Aug. 27 at waterfront

Hood River Education Foundation and local merchants host the Aug. 27 event “Get Outside For Education,” 1-4 p.m. at Hood River Waterfront Park.

Free ‘Un Dia de Teatro’ brings Latin music live theater

Un Día de Teatro is a culturally-rich evening of Latin dance, music, and live theatre coming to the Columbia Center for the Arts on Aug. 27 and hosted by Angel Reyes, Jr.

‘Finding Yourself in the Gorge’ camp starts Aug. 22

What survival skills would you need if you were exploring the untamed wilderness? Kids ages 9 to 12 can learn through the “Finding Yourself in the Gorge” summer camp Aug. 22-25, held at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center from 9 a.m. to noon.

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Hood River Soaring: New nonprofit begins youth outreach program

There’s a new nonprofit in town encouraging community youth to reach for the sky. Quite literally.

Entertainment Update for Aug. 13

Guitars and cider at Slopeswell; ‘Pete’s Dragon’ flies quietly; more

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Oklahoma! continues at HRMS

In “Oklahoma!” Will Parker (Matthew McCravey, above, left) sings the classic “Everything’s Up To Date in Kansas City” and dances with Aunt Eller (Lisa Roth) while cowpoke Cooper Case and his real-life Mom, Shauna Ramsey, trip the prairie light fantastic.