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The Porch for Oct. 8

WELL SAID: ”Ours is the age that is proud of machines that think and suspicious of men who try to.” — H. Mumford Jones (1892-1980)

Entertainment Update for Oct. 8

‘Full Moon’ screens Oct. 19; Secret Salsa hosts Zouk dancing; more

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Maltese Falcon-Casablanca

Radio theater performers Emelie Pennington-Davis and Bill Weiler rehearse a portion of Radio KZAS’ “The Maltese Falcon” and “Casablanca” at Columbia Center for the Arts.

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Mentors needed for BBBS and Mentors for Success

Calling all men in the Columbia Gorge! The Next Door is looking for 30 men in 30 days who are ready to say yes to mentoring!

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This month at MHTH: Dance classes at Mt. Hood Town Hall

When Amy Gray, Mt. Hood Town Hall manager, was approached by Gail Bacon, a professional Scottish dancer, about starting a class, Gray jumped at the chance to add a new course to the town hall’s flourishing schedule.

‘King Of Roads’ author Oct. 13 at Mosier Grange

Family Community Education announces E. Michael Friend’s presentation of his book “King Of Roads” at 11 a.m. on Oct. 13 at the Mosier Grange Hall. Lunch follows the presentation. The public is welcome.

Yesteryears: Land purchased for Down Manor retirement center in 1986

A seven-acre site near Tucker Road has been selected for a proposed retirement facility here, and county commissioners adopted a request Monday to accept title to the real property once the arrangements have been completed.

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Travelogue: Peace Corps in South Africa

They say growing old is not for sissies. When you add serving as a volunteer for the Peace Corps to that equation, I think that I was announcing to the world (at least my family and friends) that I am no sissy and here is the proof. But I had a dream! And one risks a lot when going for a dream.

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Daily Bread: Mornings with Jack

It started with a phone call at night last October from a concerned neighbor who knew we had cats — a cat was by the side of the road; could it possibly be ours?

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Johnsons celebrate 50th

Terry and Donna Johnson, of Hood River, will mark their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday, Oct. 9. The family gathered for a celebration on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016.

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‘Maltese Falcon’ and ‘Casablanca’ open at CAST

The spirit of “radio days” comes through in the new production at CAST Theater, Columbia Center for the Arts, opening this week.

Entertainment Update for Oct. 5

‘Show Boat Night’ Oct. 7; All you need is ... to come on the Magical History Tour; more

JIM DRAKE’S ENTERTAINMENT BLOG: Hands on the wheel, hands on the fiddle

Bruce Molsky debuts solo show in Hood River Oct. 6

A true traveling musician, old-time fiddler Bruce Molsky had to call me back right after I contacted him last week — he was driving down a Virginia Highway, keeping both hands on the wheel as he safely pulled into a rest stop.

Talk ‘Boys in the Boat’ Oct. 8 at White Salmon Library

The Friends of the White Salmon Valley Community Library hosts “KOOBDOOGA: Community Reads 2016” with keynote speaker Judy Willman, the daughter of Joe Rantz, the primary subject of this year’s featured book “The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics,” Oct. 8 at 2 p.m. in the library’s Sprint/Baker Gallery.

Church Notes: ‘Die Wise’ book program starts Sunday at Riverside

Community members are invited to join in the study and exploration of a new and provocative book, “Die Wise — A Manifesto for Sanity and Soul,“ by Stephen Jenkinson