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‘Emerging Artists’ now at CCA

Columbia Center for the Arts is showcasing “Emerging Artists” in this month’s gallery show. An emerging artist is someone in the early stages of their career, who hasn’t yet established a solid reputation as an artist. Work can be raw and rough, or refined and sophisticated.

Entertainment Update for Sept. 14

Minstrels ‘St. Cinder’ at The Remains Gallery; Music Festival of the Gorge returns to HR Sept. 17; more

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Hands-on sculptures rise this week

Meanwhile, Arts in Education gains Learning Grant from Oregon Commission

Arts in Education of the Gorge community art works are taking shape this week at three outside locations.

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HRVHS starts rehearsals for ‘Catch Me If You Can’

Hood River Valley High School students and teachers have started rehearsals for this fall’s musical, the Tony Award winning “Catch Me If You Can."

Entertainment Update for Sept.10

Music Festival of the Gorge returns to HR Sept. 17; Walking Man hosts 14th annual ‘Hoptoberfest’ Sept. 10; more

Writers in Residence program runs for second year at the Columbia Art Center

What happens when local writers meet visitors at the Columbia Art Center?

Tygh Valley Bluegrass Jamboree Sept. 23-25

The last full weekend in September of each year finds the Wasco County Fairgrounds filled to the brim with what turns out to be one event that is almost “two” – the annual Tygh Valley Bluegrass Jamboree.

Hawaiian Musician Walt Keale performs Sept. 14

Hawaiian Musician Walt Keale performs at Gorge Community Music Wednesday, Sept. 14 at 7 p.m. on the upstairs stage.

From Soup to Arts: Seven presenters chosen for annual ‘Gorge Soup’ pitches

Seven presenters have been announced for the first ever Gorge Soup for the Arts, coming to Columbia Center for the Arts on the evening of Sept. 20.

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The Porch for Sept. 10

WELL SAID: “One benefit of summer was that each day we had more light to read by.” — Jeannette Walls

Pear Celebration comes to Hood River County

Farm stands and businesses along the Hood River Fruit Loop are ready to share the bounty of the valley — including Hood River pears.

BodyVox comes to CCA

An afternoon and evening of exuberant dance with Portland’s BodyVox happens at the Columbia Art Center on Saturday, Sept. 10, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Forum set Sept. 22 for Area ‘Aging’ plan

In 1965, Congress passed the Older Americans Act (OAA), creating programs and services for adults aged 60 and over. As a recipient of OAA federal funds, the Mid-Columbia Council of Governments, Area Agency on Aging (AAA), is required to update their Area Plan every five years to address needs of seniors.

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‘Cemetery Tales’ at Idlewilde

Cemetery Tales happens this weekend at Idlewilde Cemetery, opening Sept. 9.

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Yesteryears: Parkdale getting ready for annual Labor Day rodeo in 1936

Parkdale, the Town Nearest the Mountain, will again present its bigger and better annual rodeo on Sunday and Monday, Sept. 6 and Labor Day, and, with the excellent program promised, will draw a big crowd for the two-day event.