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Craft and Quilt shows come to Fairgrounds April 16-17

Two of the Blossom Time Festival’s most popular events — the Blossom Craft Show and the Blossom Fest Quilt Show — take place Saturday and Sunday, April 16-17, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Hood River County Fairgrounds. Admission and parking are free.

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Mt. Hood named top Oregon winery

Here’s a stop for your Blossom Time wanderings this weekend: Mt. Hood Winery, just voted 2016 Oregon Winery of the Year.

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Pressing Matters: Cider Fest returns April 16 in Odell

Hood River’s two newest cideries will be among those pouring Saturday at the third annual Hood River Hard-Pressed Cider Fest in Odell.

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Lot 4 Lifespan: Expo Center teardown marks new era for property

The former Expo Center is deep into demolition.

Double feature: Kool Stuff and Stubborn Son share bill April 15

The other day I popped a cassette of John Williams playing some Spanish classical guitar songs into the old Kenwood stereo tape deck at home.

Entertainment update for April 13

John Bunzow at White Buffalo; Hop Trip at Lyle Hotel; HR Mountain Film Festival

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HR Art Club displays at fairgrounds

Show and sale April 16-17

Hood River Art Club will hold its annual Blossom Craft Show art show and sale at the Hood River County Fairgrounds on April 16-17, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Explore death, dying through writing

Award winning writer Judith Pulman will offer a free writing class, “Exploring death and dying through writing,” on Saturday, April 16, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Hood River Library. Space is limited. To register, please visit the Hood River Library, call 541-386-2535 or email info@hoodriverlibrary.org.

Community Meals fights food insecurity

OSU Extension’s Community Meals and Cooking Class is entering its fourth month, and has proven a popular way to not only fight food insecurity in the Gorge, but teach cooking and nutrition.

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Angie Williamson show at Hood River Library

White Salmon artist Angie Williamson exhibits her work in the Jean Marie Gaulke Meeting Room at the Hood River Library in April.

Hood River County Reads kicks off April 17

Hood River County Reads will kick off its 10th year with “Martin Marten” on April 17.

Saddle Club hosts spaghetti feed fundraiser

Hood River Saddle Club will hold their annual spaghetti feed fundraiser on Friday.

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Entertainment Update for April 9

T-Sisters in town Monday; Blossom Time Jam April 9; more

New exhibit opens at The Dalles Art Center

Three local artists of the Columbia Gorge are displaying a breadth of art at The Dalles Art Center, in an exhibit called “Pottery — Painting — Jewels.”

Church News: Nominations sought for ‘Inspired Service and Action’ award

Plus: Covenant hosts women’s conference, video series at Parkdale Baptist

Gorge Ecumenical Ministries (GEM) is now accepting nominations for the 2016 “Inspired Service and Action” award.