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Finale for ‘15 as HRV, Horizon award diplomas

Eagle voices filled the evening air with a choral farewell Friday evening.

July 10 is deadline for Plein Air writing exhibit

The registration deadline is July 10 for the 11th annual Pacific Northwest Plein Air Writing Exhibition, organized by the Columbia Center for the Arts and sponsored by the Schmuck Family Fund.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL: ‘Thailand Trek’ at HR Alliance

Updated for June 10

Thailand Trek VBS, for kids from age 4 to 5th grade, will be hosted by Hood River Alliance Church June 23-26 and will run from 9–11:45 a.m. each day. Kids will participate in memorable Bible-learning activities, sing catchy songs, play teamwork building games, and dig into yummy Thai-inspired treats.

At WAAAM: Luhr Jensen remembered Saturday

Luhr Jensen history is the feature of the June 13 Second Saturday at Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum.

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Elks honor ‘Students of the Year’

The 19th annual Elks Student of the Year ceremony was held in the Elks Lodge ballroom on the evening of May 31. Les Perkins, local businessman and County Commissioner, was the guest speaker. He talked about the value of community service and how the benefits of helping others within the community are long lasting and beneficial in many different ways.

HRCSD announces spelling winners

Each year, the Hood River County School District conducts a spelling contest.

Workshops set for bird and pollinator habitats

Learn to create habitat around your home at the Hood River Watershed Group’s upcoming Backyard Habitat Workshop on Saturday, June 13 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Entertainment Update for June 10

‘New Orleans’ night in Lyle; Scarlet Thistle at Moth Lounge; Feeny, Johnedis featured in house concert June 19; more

Gorge Geology Tour June 21

Retired Professor Steve Carlson will lead a geology tour Sunday, June 21, as he explains the dramatic upheavals, raging floods, and volcanic activities that shaped the Columbia Gorge. The tour van will depart the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center parking lot at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday, June 21.

‘Independence Eve’ at the Bingen Theater July 3

Radio Tierra and Columbia Center for the Arts are proud to present the live radio broadcast of Independence Eve at the Bingen Theater, 210 Main, Bingen, Wash., on July 3 from 7-9 p.m.

Bike Tour on Mt. Adams

Bikers will traverse the scenic flanks of snow clad Mt. Adams soon — the 2015 Mt. Adams Country Bike Tour is hitting the Trout Lake, Wash. area on Saturday, June 27.

‘Author Talk’ at Discovery Center June 12

Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and Museum presents author Dr. Robert Boyd on Friday, June 12, with “Henry K.W. Perkins: Forgotten Wascopam Missionary.” The culture a la carte dinner begins at 6 p.m. and the program starts at 7 p.m. at the Discovery Center, 5000 Discovery Drive, in The Dalles.

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‘Puff Factory’ coming to Cascade Locks

The Port of Cascade Locks has finalized a deal with an Odell orchardist, Jacqueline Alexander, which will make way for “The Puff Factory,” a plant that will freeze-dry Hood River Valley fruit and turn it into packageable snacks.

Entertainment Update for June 6

Russian folk music in The Dalles; Baugher, Rodgers play Cascade Cliffs June 5; many more

Julie Amici Trio plays Griffin House Sunday

Julie Amici Trio brings jazz and blues to The Griffin House, 4168 Westcliff Drive, Hood River, June 7 for a 7 p.m. show. Doors open at 6 p.m.