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Entertainment Update for Nov. 26

United Way benefit Dec. 4 with Aaron Meyer; Holiday Open House at Discovery Center Dec. 3; Author Santella at Double Mountain discusses beer book

Glassometry’s Laurel Hagner offers Solstice retreat Dec. 17-19

Artist and teacher Laurel Marie Hagner of Glassometry Studios in Odell hosts a weekend Solstice retreat Dec. 17-19. To learn more about Hagner, her artwork or this retreat, visit www.glassometry.com, email laurel @glassometry.com or call 541-354-3015. Registration price includes all activities, art supplies and snacks on Saturday.

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Arts Center hosts new Holiday Show and Sale

Opens Nov. 25; artists’ reception will be Dec. 2

Arts, crafts, toys, wearables, and more will be on display and available for purchase at the Columbia Center for the Arts’ Holiday Show and Sale, Nov. 25 to Dec. 24. Local artists have pulled out all the stops to create beautiful handcrafted items.

‘Celtic Christmas’: CGOA presents music, readings Dec. 2, 4

The Columbia Gorge Orchestra Association invites audiences to start the holiday season with some Celtic-inspired music and readings as Voci, Stages, and special guests Barley Draught present “A Celtic Christmas,” Dec. 2 at 7 p.m., and Dec. 4 at 2 p.m.

‘Indoor Walking Club’ at Rockford Grange

The Rockford Grange is offering a new walking club on Sundays.

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Historic collections and the community: What to know in making a year-end gift to the museum

As the holiday season draws near, The History Museum of Hood River County is getting ready for end-of-year gifts from donors who wish to take advantage of any tax benefits that their giving to charitable non-profit organizations can provide.

Entertainment Update for Nov. 23

John Bunzow at The Pines, Red and Ruby play Dec. 3, more

Library holiday activities coming up

Wednesday, Dec. 2, 7 p.m. — Winter Solstice Party

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Community to gather at Thanksgiving events

Turkey Trot Nov. 24, more

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‘Tuekey and masht ptaytows’: County school children share favorite Thanksgiving recipes

“Es el dia de acsoi de grasia”

What’s your favorite Thanksgiving recipe?

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What to do during Thanksgiving Week? Kids’ fun, this way …

For youngsters, the fact that there is no school all week, along with a big Thanksgiving dinner, and the prospect of snow on the mountains (be optimistic!) are enjoyable enough aspects to the last week of Thanksgiving.

Pool notes: Lifeguard training starts; classes, special swims offered

The Hood River Aquatic Center will be closed all day Saturday, Nov. 19 for a Masters Swim Meet. The pool will reopen for normal business hours Sunday, Nov. 20.

Church News: Faith Bible announces holiday services

Knights of Columbus helps FISH; Journeys come to HR Nazarene Dec. 15

Faith Bible Church will hold a Thanksgiving Eve service on Nov. 23 at 7 p.m. It will be a time to reflect on blessings received throughout the year.

Thanksgiving week: ‘Hymns of Thanksgiving’ benefit Nov. 19

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The public is invited to a benefit concert, “Hymns of Thanksgiving,” featuring gospel hymns with Perry Cole, director of the Mid-Columbia Community Choir, along with vocalist friends from the choir, on Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. at the Parkdale Community Church, 4910 Baseline Drive, Parkdale. There is no admission at the door, but a freewill offering will benefit the FISH Food Bank.