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YESTERYEARS: Chamber of Commerce mails out ‘chicken survey’ in 1927

A survey is being made by the local chamber of commerce of the number of chickens in Hood River County.

Pick of the Week: ‘America’s Music on Parade’ Oct. 21

Harmony of the Gorge (women’s chorus) and the new Wind Masters (men’s chorus) are hosting their first joint shows on Oct. 21 — a 2 p.m. matinee and a 7 p.m. evening show — at Shepherd of the Valley Church (Horizon Christian School), 1631 Eighth St., Hood River.

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MASKED BALL KICKOFF: Serious Fun for United Way

The second annual Masquerade Ball, the kickoff for the Columbia Gorge United Way fall campaign, meant serious fun Sept. 30 at Best Western Plus Hood River Inn.

Paws for a Cause: Thursday event helps Adopt a Dog

On the evening of Oct.12 the sixth annual Paws for a Cause Silent Auction and Social Event will be held by Hood River Adopt A Dog.

Entertainment Update for Oct. 11

Jazz, Funkship show Oct. 15; Crow & Canyon at Ruins; more

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Staged reading Saturday benefits Meals on Wheels

Hood River Valley Adult Center hosts a staged reading of the play “Old Unfaithful” on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.

‘Monster Mash’ Halloween fundraiser benefits WS schools

The White Salmon Valley K-8 PTO presents their annual Monster Mash fundraiser event on Saturday, Oct. 28 from 5-7:30 p.m. at Henkle Middle School, White Salmon.

Crush Cider Café, Waucoma host cider book author visit

Waucoma Bookstore and Crush Cider Café are hosting “Tasting Cider” author Erin James for a book talk and cider tasting on Tuesday, Oct. 10 at 6:30 p.m. at Crush Cider Café, 1020 Wasco St. James is the editor-in-chief of CiderCraft magazine and will be discussing her new book, subtitled “The CiderCraft Guide to the Distinctive Flavors of North American Hard Cider.”

Church News for Oct. 7

Animal blessing at Riverside Sunday; Payroll, tax seminar for clergy at HR Nazarene

Finnish folk duo at HR Library Oct. 11

Vellamo, a Finnish folk duo, will bring their ethereal melodies to the Hood River Library on Oct. 11 at 6:30 p.m.

‘Story Slam’ workshop Oct. 10 at HR Library

Visit the Hood River Library on Oct. 10 at 5:30 p.m. for a workshop about storytelling.

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‘H is for Harvest’ benefits Residents Committee

“Homegrown” best describes the third annual “H is for Harvest” auction fundraiser for Hood River Valley Residents Committee on Saturday, Oct. 7 from 6-9 p.m. at Springhouse Cellars.

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YESTERYEARS: HRHS closes for apple harvest in 1917

The Hood River High School will close next Friday evening, Oct. 5, for two weeks to assist in the apple harvest.

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Pick of the Week: ‘1000 Words’ opens at art center

Columbia Center for the Arts opens a new show, “1000 Words: Visual Arts Response to Literature,” on Wednesday, Oct. 4, with an opening reception planned on First Friday, Oct. 6 from 6-8 p.m.

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KAYAK SHED: Spanning Three Centuries

The old building bridged the downtown enterprises of three centuries. From 19th century blacksmiths through its machine shop era of the early- and mid-1990s, to the wind and water sports of the 20th and 21st century, the Schlosser family-owned Kayak Shed building had served multiple needs for more than 100 years.