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Entertainment Update for June 22

Blueprint at Underground Music Station July 1; ‘Retro punk,’ windsurfing mash up; more

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Kayak prize at Kickstand event

This Pongo kayak will be the prize at the summer kickoff party at Kickstand Coffee and Kitchen, 13th and State streets, on June 23, 4-7 p.m. — and the Columbia Gorge Peace Village the beneficiary.

The Porch for June 18

WELL DONE: The kids in the Westside Elementary talent show, with a special shout-out to emcee Ben Bauman, a fourth-grader, who ably kept things moving with a dryly humorous touch, at Wednesday’s event.

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‘Air Panther’

Hood River Middle School students “painted” the newest “Art for the Sky” image on June 3, directed by Daniel Dancer, the Mosier resident who has done dozens of images involving large numbers of students forming an image and photographed aerially (www.artforthesky.com).

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Church News: New church names for Wy'east Community, Spirit of Grace

The recently merged Lutheran/Methodist congregation, formerly known as Asbury Our Redeemer Partnership, officially changed its name to Spirit of Grace on June 5.

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A carnival to take on cancer

Luminaria remain, but changes abound in revamped ‘Relay For Life’ July 9 at Hood River Marina

This year’s Columbia River Relay For Life, titled “Evening of Hope,” moves to a new location, and proceeds on a different, shorter schedule, with an emphasis on music, dancing, and active fun while honoring cancer survivors and treasuring loved ones’ memories.

Audition July 10 for ‘Los Vendidos’

poTENtial series brings short play about cultural stereotypes to CCA stage

Auditions for two theater productions are announced by the Columbia Center for the Arts:

Entertainment Update for June 18

Maryhill concert with Tears For Fears postponed; more

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Nature, landscape, wildlife photography at the library

Photographer Linda Steider offers a display of nature, landscape and wildlife photography in the Hood River Library Jeanne Marie Gaulke Community Meeting Room during the month of June.

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Yesteryears: Dee Flat to get ‘modern light and power service’ in 1926

Negotiations, aiming at the extension of Pacific Power & Light Co.’s service to Dee Flat, which have been in progress for nearly two years, were brought to an end on Tuesday of this week, when the power company announced that work will be started in the near future in putting through the desired extension, and making available a modern light and power service for the progressive community of Dee Flat. Foremost in the project is Rory A. Collins, prominent orchardist and dairyman of the Flat.

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Christian ‘role models’: Horizon sends off 2016 graduates

Horizon Christian School sent off its Class of 2016 with a call to action: share your faith and wisdom with the world.

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Graduation 2016: HRV grads weather the storm to receive diplomas

It was rainy, it was windy, it was cold, but the weather Friday night at Henderson Community Stadium failed to dampen the spirits of the Hood River Valley High School students and their loved ones who gathered to watch the Class of 2016 graduate.

How to join in the Hood River July 4 parade

JeanHarmon named grand marshal

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Entertainment Update for June 15

Henry Schifter at The Pines; Tillinghast at Double Mt.; more

‘Retro punk,’ windsurfing mash up, film event June 25 at arts center

Classic old-school Gorge wind sports video footage will be screened while Ben Bonham and the guys in Bonneville Power Trio play “retro punk and old wave” music in the Classic Windsurfing Show, set for June 25, 7 to 9 p.m. at Columbia Center for the Arts.