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Gorge Hikers start season of trail outings

Saturday day hikes, a program of Hood River Community Education, starts up again April 1.

CYCLING TALK AND FILM: Tom Camero tells his Trans America bike tale April 1 at Arts Center

The granddaddy of U.S. cross-country bike routes is the Trans America Bike Trail at 4,234 miles and over 211,000 vertical feet of climbing from Astoria, Ore., to Yorktown, Va., as endpoints

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Library celebrates ‘Feast of Words’

Local restaurant goodies, beer, cider and wine, and tunes from Matt Mesa, Mark Reynolds and Jim Drake created the party atmosphere for a successful $31,000 fundraiser for the Hood River Library on Saturday.

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‘Monsters’ run ends this weekend

“She Kills Monsters” is in its closing weekend, with shows at 7 p.m. March 17-18 in the Hood River Valley High School Bowe Theater.

Lunafest Film Festival in Hood River March 16-17

Lunafest, the fundraising film festival dedicated to promoting awareness about women's issues, highlighting women filmmakers and bringing women together in their communities, will be hosted by Soroptimist International of Hood River at the Columbia Center for the Arts in Hood River on March 16 and 17.

Entertainment Update for March 15

Pink Floyd tribute March 25; Tillinghast at White Buffalo; more

‘Hoffman Method’ piano workshop March 18

Pianist and educator speaks Saturday at Riverside

Music educator Joseph Hoffman, M.M., will present a workshop on “The Hoffman Method” on March 18 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the sanctuary of Riverside Community Church, 317 State St.

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OBOB winners

The Awesome Readers will be representing Westside Elementary School at the Regional Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB) on March 18.

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Mathletes score well at Regional Competition

Hood River County School District represented well at the 11th Annual Columbia Gorge Regional Middle School Math Competition on Saturday, March 11 at Henkle Middle School in White Salmon.

Patterson wins first in speech tournament

Hood River Valley High School junior Ruby Patterson won first place in Original Oratory at the March 4 Oregon City High School Invitational Speech and Debate Tournament.

Annual Tintin party returns to HR library on March 29

Whether you’re a big fan or never even heard of Tintin, you don’t want to miss this party.

First ever ‘Forum on Aging in Rural Oregon’ registration open now

The Oregon Office of Rural Health has organized "Forum on Aging in Rural Oregon," to be held in Hood River April 20-21.

Reservations starting for state park camping trips

The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department welcomes beginning campers to join an overnight guided camping experience this summer at state parks. For $30 per family, the parks district provides tents, sleeping bags and other gear. Volunteers will help out.

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Tribute mural project

Artist Nate Chavez power washes a retaining wall Wednesday at Hood River Elks as he and fellow artist Nic Vik start work on what will be Hood River’s longest outdoor mural, to be completed by early June at Third Street and Industrial Way.

Entertainment Update for March 11

Feast of Words party in the library; Tillinghast plays at White Buffalo; more