Gorge Life


Gorge Lit seeks writers of poetry, short fiction, essays

May 1 dealine nears for entries

The Gorge Literary Journal, a new voice for writers in the Columbia Gorge, is soliciting short original works for publication. Partnering with The Hood River News, selected items will appear in a special newspaper section this summer. There is no financial remuneration for acceptance.

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Pet of the week: RosieBee loves car rides, walks and treats

This week volunteers at Adopt A Dog have selected RosieBee as the program’s adoptable pet of the week:

Entertainment Update for April 18

‘Voice’ finalist Taylor John Williams plays Gorge April 26; more

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Cider Scenes: Hard-Pressed Cider Fest features local fare, music

Hard-Pressed Cider Fest features local

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PET OF THE WEEK: Hugs loves cuddles, lap time

This week volunteers at Adopt A Dog have selected Hugs as the program’s adoptable pet of the week:

Blossom Craft and Quilt show happens April 18-19 at county Fairgrounds

Blossom Craft Show and the Blossom Fest Quilt Show take place April 18-19, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Hood River County Fairgrounds in Odell. Admission and parking are free.

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Schends celebrate 40th

Patty and Mike Schend of Hood River celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary on April 19.

Folklorist speaks April 21 at Hood River Library

Learn about folklife and some of the people in your community who practice traditional crafts and skills. The Oregon Folklife Network presents Folklife in your community by folklorist Nancy Nusz at the Hood River Library on Tuesday, April 21, 6 p.m.

Roots and Branches: The competition of spirit

Competition among kids has its pros and cons.

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Student Ag-art-culture

Concern for community grows from two different, yet connected, creative projects

“We’re learning a bunch of cool stuff about art and I’m also happy we helped our community.”

Watercolor Workshop April 23

The Hood River Art Club will host a workshop by local artist Jan Muir on Thursday, April 23, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Building M1, Hood River Alliance Church, 2650 Montello (corner of Rand and Montello).

Entertainment Update for April 15

Mountain Film Fest April 24-26; Tracy Klass & Jeff Carrell at White Buffalo April 16; more

Call for instrument makers, artists

The Columbia Center for the Arts is planning an invitational art show entitled "Instrumental," which will be inspired by the beauty of handmade musical instruments. The show is being curated by Sarah Burr Arnold, and is planned for March 2016.

Library renews Shakespeare Week with birthday bash, workshops, performances

Hood River Library Shakespeare Week is April 21 - 25.

Shakespeare Week is April 21-25

Here are the events taking place at the Hood River Library: