Gorge Life


Entertainment Update for May 9

Bob Connolly schedules shows; Wasco Bros. play May 9; ‘Anita Margarita’ at CEBU May 8; more

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‘Remembering the Year 1980’: Lloyd presents slide show of St. Helens

Local photographer Darryl Lloyd will present “Remembering the Year 1980” at Skamania Lodge in Stevenson on May 13, beginning at 6:30 p.m. The presentation is part of the Mount St. Helens Institute’s Volcanic Views and Brews Scenic Pub Lecture Series, which is celebrating the 35th anniversary of the mountain’s eruption.

Nellie Hjaltalin shares Meals on Wheels experience

Nellie Hjaltalin, 88, has found it hard to retire as a driver with the Hood River Valley Adult Center (HRVAC) Meals on Wheels program, where she’s volunteered for the past 25 years.

Don Howell becomes Valley Worship pastor

On Sunday, April 26, exactly 73 years to the day from the date that the church came into being, Rev. Don Howell was voted unanimously to become the permanent pastor of Valley Worship Center, which was formerly called the Mount Hood Assembly of God.

Vineyard hosts choir, orchestra on May 15

The Columbia Gorge Fellowship of Churches are hosting the California Baptist University’s Collinsworth School of Music’s University choir and orchestra on May 15, 7 p.m. at Vineyard Christian Fellowship, 508 Ninth Street, Hood River.

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‘Good People’ at Columbia Arts Center

The title of the play is itself full of irony: “good people,” the phrase used in South Boston and elsewhere to loosely describe firm acquaintances for whom you know, both the good and not-so-good.

Part 2: The Girl From Ipanema...

Starting in the late 1990s, I endured a stretch of my life when every single morning of every single day for five years I woke up with the same song stuck in my head.

PARKDALE NEWS: Strong women classes coming to upper valley

The Oregon State University Extension office is sponsoring a new program in the upper valley with a series of classes from May 12 through July 31.

Yesteryears: Hood River Memorial Hospital open house scheduled this week in 1955

1955 — Open house at Hood River Memorial Hospital will be observed during a celebration Thursday between 1:30-4:30 p.m. under the sponsorship of the newly-formed hospital auxiliary. Conducted tours of the hospital are planned and the auxiliary has invited the public to attend the observance of National Hospital Day.

Military vehicles take center stage at WAAAM

Keeping with tradition, the May 9 Second Saturday events at the Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum will feature the vehicles of the American armed forces.

Brian McClure Memorial Hike scheduled for May 9

Friends are hosting the Brian McClure Memorial Hike on May 9, to remember Parkdale resident Brian McClure, who died April 8 while mountain biking on Dog River Trail.

VOCI ‘Earth Light’ concert May 9-10

Two very different choral masterpieces are the focus of the Voci Community Choir’s next concerts, May 9 at 7 p.m., and May 10 at 4 p.m.

Entertainment Update for May 6

Help the Hood River Library win a visit from Nick Bruel, a famous children’s author; more

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Forest service hosting free fishing clinics for kids

The Barlow Ranger District and Hood River Ranger District of the Mt. Hood National Forest will be hosting free fishing clinics for kids. The Barlow Ranger District event will take place on Saturday, May 9, and Hood River Ranger District’s fishing clinic will take place on Saturday, May 16. Both events will begin at 8 a.m. and end at 1 p.m.

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Gorge Scenic Area stars in expanded Google Maps

With dramatic waterfalls, mountain peaks, alpine lakes and the magnificent Columbia River and Gorge, the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area in Oregon and Washington is one of the United States most spectacular natural areas.