Gorge Life


‘Owen Meany’s Christmas Pageant’ starts Dec. 3

Plays for Non-Profits, with director Kathleen Morrow, proudly announces the holiday showing of “Owen Meany’s Christmas Pageant,” to be performed at Riverside Community Church, 317 State St., Hood River, on Dec. 3 at 7:30 p.m. and continuing Dec. 9, 10, 16 and 17 at 7:30 p.m., with a matinee on Dec. 11 at 2 p.m.

Entertainment Update for Nov. 19

United Way benefit Dec. 4 with Aaron Meyer; Wasco Brothers Nov. 19; more

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Yesteryears: Crag Rats make vinegar plant run in 1926

Last Sunday, members of the Hood River Crag Rats were all set to scale Wind Mountain when it was reported by one of the “Rats” that 40 tons of vinegar apples were at the Ralph Jarvis ranch, ready to be hauled to the vinegar plant, and nobody ready to haul them.

Roots and Branches: Honoring Benji’s Legacy

Benji Izazaga-Flores, a fifth grader at Mid Valley Elementary, lost his battle with cancer in the loving arms of his family on Thursday, Nov. 10.

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Gala Fashion Show raises money for Christmas Project

The Gala Fashion show, the primary fundraising event for the Hood River County Christmas Project, is set to take center stage at the Best Western Plus Hood River Inn on Thursday, Nov. 17. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the show begins at 7 p.m

Entertainment Update for Nov. 16

Two chances to see Casey MacGill; more

HRVAC News: It’s a busy November at the HRV Adult Center

November is here, but those looking to slow down after the busy summer months might be in for a surprise. The Hood River Valley Adult Center is as busy as ever, said Board President Beth Peters in a recent newsletter.

‘Being Mortal’ film screens Nov. 20 at Center for the Arts

Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital holds a free screening of the documentary “Being Mortal” on Nov. 20 at 2 p.m. at Columbia Center for the Arts.

‘We are one’ event held on Saturday

‘Somos Uno’

Gorge Ecumenical Ministries (GEM) invites all community members to participate in a community expression of unity and solidarity, “We Are One—Somos Uno” on Saturday, Nov. 12 from 4:30-5:30 p.m.

‘Polar Express’ starts rolling

Mt. Hood Railroad’s “The Polar Express,” inspired by the book of the same title by Chris Van Allsburg, starts 2016 service on Nov. 12.

Deadline is Nov. 15 to submit writings to Gorge Lit Journal

The Gorge Literary Journal, a voice for writers in the Columbia Gorge, is now accepting submissions for its fourth edition. The submission deadline is Nov. 15 for this twice-yearly publication.

‘Rivers of Oregon’ book talk, slide show on Nov. 16

Visit the Hood River Library on Nov. 16 at 6:30 p.m. to join award winning author and photographer Tim Palmer while he presents a slide show based on his new book, “Rivers of Oregon.”

‘Paradox of the Cascades Tribes’ talk happens Nov. 16

For decades, people have assumed that the Cascades tribes were sent away to reservations and are part of reservation communities. This historical paradox has vexed historians for generations because it appears that for many Cascades people, they did not remove nor are part of reservation communities.

Remains gallery hosts ‘Creatives for a Cause’

The Remains art gallery hosts a pop-up shop, “Creatives for a Cause” on Nov. 12, from 1 to 8 p.m.