Gorge Life


Entertainment Update for April 8

Daredevils at Everybody’s; Solera celebrates April 15; more

Annual Easter egg hunt, safety fair April 15 at Jackson Park

The annual Community Easter Egg Hunt, held each year on the Saturday morning before Easter at Jackson Park, will be held April 15 and again be combined with the annual Children’s Safety Fair.

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Houfek Brown works displayed in Hood River and at PDX

Hood River artist’s Nancy Houfek Brown works are on display at two locations in Hood River this month, and ongoing at Portland International Airport.

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‘After Hours’ Music

Gorge band Oakenfir plays Thursday at the Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours event at Underground Music Station in Hood River.

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May St. Dinner-Auction

May Street students created a number of artworks in class that will be sold to benefit the school’s Artists in Residence program, including bowls and tiled mirrors, at the annual Teddy Webber Scholarship Dinner and Student Art Auction on Thursday, April 13.

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Denim Day: Students line downtown streets with jeans

Hood River Valley High School art students installed blue jeans with anti-sexual assault messages along Oak Street on Wednesday as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Week. The art was inspired by Denim Day protests, which began in Italy when a rape conviction was overturned because judges deemed wearing tight jeans as implying consent to sex.

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HRVHS blood drive

Lauren Greenleaf prepares to give blood Wednesday at the American Red Cross Blood Drive at Hood River Valley High School, with encouragement from her friend Elizabeth Bailey.

Grow your garden photography skills via Gorge Photography Club

Want to grow your garden photography skills? The Gorge Photography Club will offer tips and techniques for photographing gardens and wildflowers at their bi-monthly meeting on Monday, April 10 in The Dalles at the Columbia Fire and Rescue building meeting room, 1400 West Eighth St. The program will include a session called “Photographing Gardens” by guest speaker Doreen Wynja.

Church News: Easter schedules announced

Easter church services schedules

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Calling all Willys: April 8 Second Saturday at WAAAM

If you have a Willys automobile, bring it down to the Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile to show it off during the April 8 Second Saturday event.

Forestry workers fight hunger

The Oregon Department of Forestry (The Dalles Unit), which provides fire protection on private land in Hood River and Wasco counties, would like to thank the following businesses for supporting the 2017 Governor’s State Employees Food Drive, writes Deborah Gonzales Cyparski, The Dalles Unit:

Soroptimist looking for ‘Women of Distinction’

Is there a woman in your business, civic or personal life who has made a distinctive difference in the quality of life in Hood River County or in the lives of local women and girls? Soroptimist International of Hood River is asking individuals, businesses and organizations to help honor a woman in their midst whose professional or volunteer work qualifies her as a Soroptimist “Woman of Distinction.”

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Yesteryears: Officials break ground on new ‘Little Theater’ at HRVHS in 1977

First earth was turned at Hood River Valley High School Monday for a new little theater building.

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Photography by Danny McCarty newest exhibit at History Museum

Leading to its strength in vintage photography, The History Museum of Hood River County showcases “Inhabited/Uninhab-ited/Inhabitants,” an exhibition of recent photographs by Hood River artist Danny McCarty. The public is invited to an opening reception on Friday, April 7 to meet the artist. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with artist’s remarks at 8 p.m. The show runs from April 8 through May 31.