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Hardshell Harmony starts 2016 Advent Concert series

The four-piece Hood River folk band Hardshell Harmony starts the annual Advent Concert series, free to the public the next three Fridays.

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Scouts honor veterans at Anderson’s ceremony

Members of Boy Scout Pack 282 and 392 and Troop 392 helped to honor veterans at the annual Veterans Day ceremony held at Anderson’s Tribute Center on Friday, Nov. 11.

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Watch a new ’12 Days’ song

Ever heard “The 12 Days of Christmas”?

Tim Schell at AniChe Dec. 1

Waucoma Bookstore and AniChe Cellars are hosting Hood River author Tim Schell for a book talk on Thursday, Dec. 1 at 7 p.m. at AniChe Cellars Tasting Room in Hood River, 301 Oak St. Schell will be discussing his new book, “Road to the Sea.”

Church News: Churches announce holiday schedules

Holiday service schedules, more

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The Porch for Nov. 26

WELL SAID: “Thanksgiving comes to us out of the prehistoric dimness, universal to all ages and all faiths. At whatever straws we must grasp, there is always a time for gratitude and new beginnings.” — J. Robert Moskin

Entertainment Update for Nov. 26

United Way benefit Dec. 4 with Aaron Meyer; Holiday Open House at Discovery Center Dec. 3; Author Santella at Double Mountain discusses beer book

Glassometry’s Laurel Hagner offers Solstice retreat Dec. 17-19

Artist and teacher Laurel Marie Hagner of Glassometry Studios in Odell hosts a weekend Solstice retreat Dec. 17-19. To learn more about Hagner, her artwork or this retreat, visit www.glassometry.com, email laurel @glassometry.com or call 541-354-3015. Registration price includes all activities, art supplies and snacks on Saturday.

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Arts Center hosts new Holiday Show and Sale

Opens Nov. 25; artists’ reception will be Dec. 2

Arts, crafts, toys, wearables, and more will be on display and available for purchase at the Columbia Center for the Arts’ Holiday Show and Sale, Nov. 25 to Dec. 24. Local artists have pulled out all the stops to create beautiful handcrafted items.

‘Celtic Christmas’: CGOA presents music, readings Dec. 2, 4

The Columbia Gorge Orchestra Association invites audiences to start the holiday season with some Celtic-inspired music and readings as Voci, Stages, and special guests Barley Draught present “A Celtic Christmas,” Dec. 2 at 7 p.m., and Dec. 4 at 2 p.m.

‘Indoor Walking Club’ at Rockford Grange

The Rockford Grange is offering a new walking club on Sundays.

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Historic collections and the community: What to know in making a year-end gift to the museum

As the holiday season draws near, The History Museum of Hood River County is getting ready for end-of-year gifts from donors who wish to take advantage of any tax benefits that their giving to charitable non-profit organizations can provide.

Entertainment Update for Nov. 23

John Bunzow at The Pines, Red and Ruby play Dec. 3, more

Library holiday activities coming up

Wednesday, Dec. 2, 7 p.m. — Winter Solstice Party

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Community to gather at Thanksgiving events

Turkey Trot Nov. 24, more