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Entertainment Update for Feb. 11

MOsley WOtta, Third Seven; Freehugger plays Slopeswell; Tess Barr Band at Hood Crest

‘Tongue Twister’ features past champs Feb. 24

With a new location and a familiar set of faces, the SMART Tongue Twister Tournament returns Feb. 24 for its seventh year.

Zwickelmania is Feb. 25; now two weekends

Tuesday Night Music returns to Springhouse

Sedition in The Dalles, one of the Gorge’s newest breweries, joins Zwickelmania on Feb. 25.

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TRACKS THROUGH THE TREES

Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort got another healthy dose of snow earlier this week, making for some fine tree-skiing on this Hood River Meadows run.

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Bacon Fest benefits Helping Hands

Helping Hands Against Violence’s annual Aporkalypse Now! Bacon Fest happens this Friday, Feb. 10 at Springhouse Cellars from 6-9 p.m.

Yesteryears: Hood River News adds photo engraving plant to equipment cache in 1937

Within a few weeks, the Hood River News will add to its already extensive equipment a photo engraving plant.

Cascade Observations: 'You are adored'

When it comes to unidentifiable incoming phone calls, I’ll admit I’m wary to answer them. I feel distrust, even fear, of the unknown caller. Some menacing stranger may be on the other end, poised to steal my identity or my money.

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Dinner is served: Mosier Valley Senior Center, Up, Running and Looking to Future

The Mosier Valley Senior Center was hoppin’ the last Wednesday of January — the first time it had been able to open all month due to inclement weather.

Oregon Historical Society: Peter Marbach gives ‘River of Hope’ talk Feb. 15

Hood River photographer Peter Marbach will share stories and imagery from his current project documenting the landscapes and culture of the entire 1,250-mile Columbia River, from its humble beginnings in Canal Flats, British Columbia, to the two-mile-wide confluence with the Pacific.

‘Carnal Love’ opens at AniChe

“Carnal Love” is the latest installation in a series of art shows featured at AniChe Cellars, 301 Oak St., Hood River, in the historic Butler Bank building in downtown Hood River.

Entertainment Update for Feb. 8

Maryhill music Feb 11-12; ‘Willy & Me’ at the Buffalo; more

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‘Pirates’ on stage this week only

Columbia Gorge Orchestra Association (CGOA) Stages presents its second theater ensemble, “The Pirates of Penzance,” Feb. 9-12 at the Wy’east Middle School Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students and seniors.

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Spotlight on local history during Second Saturday

The Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum (WAAAM) will feature some unusual local history on Feb. 11 during Second Saturday events.

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‘Sense of Place’ programs return Feb. 15 with music of Woody Guthrie

As a commissioned songwriter for the Portland’s Bonneville Power Administration in 1941, Woody Guthrie wrote 26 songs, including classics like "Roll On, Columbia," "Hard Travelin’," and "Pastures of Plenty," extolling the benefits of public power, hydroelectricity, irrigation, and the Grand Coulee Dam.

Harmony of the Gorge to deliver ‘Singing Valentines’

Group adds dessert social, new this year

What can say, “You are so special,” better than a Singing Valentine delivered right to a loved one? Quartets from Harmony of the Gorge have been giving the gift of Singing Valentines for over 20 years.