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Entertainment Update for June 27

‘Daddies,’ more at Everybody’s; more

JIM DRAKE’S ENTERTAINMENT BLOG: The voices have the power for ‘Independence Eve’

My timing was perfect the other evening. Not only did I catch the Columbiaires at band practice for the upcoming “Independence Eve” show at the Bingen Theater, but I managed to show up exactly during the fairly lengthy power failure that White Salmon and Bingen were experiencing at the time.

Yesteryears: John Weber retires from HR Port in 1995

It was an emotional evening for returning Port of Hood River Commissioner John Weber Tuesday as he attended a reception in his honor followed by his final commission meeting. People came from Salem and Portland as well as the Mid-Columbia to congratulate Webber on a job — many jobs — well done during his 24 years on the commission.

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Lions collect food

Lions Don and Bonnie Benton hold up an order form given to shoppers as part of the June 6 food drive at local grocery stores.

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Indian Creek Golf Course teams up with BBBS

Indian Creek Golf Course hosted Big Brothers Big Sisters’ first ever golf clinic on May 16. Mark Gradin, Director of Instruction and Player Development, and a few volunteers from the Hood River Valley girls and boys golf teams generously presented the event.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL: Tucker Road Baptist announces VBS in July

Updated for June 24

Tucker Road Baptist Church, 1455 Tucker Road, Hood River, will hold its annual Vacation Bible School July 13-17, from 9 a.m. to noon.

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In Borneo, a solo traveler sets out to help with rainforest conservation

I heard crashing to my right. My heart jumped. I imagined the biggest and most dangerous of creatures just beyond my view.

‘Country Garden Tour’ June 27 in Upper Valley

‘Country Garden Tour’ June 27 in Upper Valley

Pet of the Week: Rufus is a happy guy looking for a fresh start

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

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Heat is on

Local law, fire leaders urge safety

It’s going to be a scorcher. With an anticipated surge of locals and tourists hitting the Columbia River and other natural water playgrounds throughout Hood River County, local law enforcement and safety officials are urging caution.

Entertainment Update for June 24

Blues and Brews returns June 26-27; Steve Hale at The Pines; more

“Live Music on the Terrace” CD helps musicians in need

More than a dozen Northwest bands have contributed songs to Maryhill Winery’s 2015 “Live Music on The Terrace Vol. 2,” a CD that showcases artists scheduled to play at the venue this summer.

Cripple Hop performs at July 11 Trailgate event

Celebrate the world of Mt. Hood single track at Trailgate, hosted by the 44 Trails Association and the Mt Hood National Forest! Trailgate is a day to celebrate and enjoy the fine single track trails accessible from Forest Road 44 on the Mt. Hood National Forest. There’s plenty of great riding and hiking to be had from the Billy Bob SnoPark, including rides for all abilities, even kids.

Auditions planned June 28-29 for two `art of protest’ plays

Directors Bill Weiler and Lynda Dallman will hold auditions for the plays Inherit the Wind and The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail at Columbia Center for the Arts in the Studio at 6 p.m. on Sunday, June 28 and Monday, June 29.

Busy weekend: Beach Bash, Sternwheeler, Garden Tour highlighted

The Upper Valley Garden Tour is one of three big community events covering plenty of ground this weekend.