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Paul Tobin and Colleen Coover talk graphic novels Aug. 13

Winners of the coveted Eisner Award, Paul Tobin and wife Colleen Coover will share their experiences working on comics and graphic novels in a presentation on Aug. 13 at the Columbia Center for the Arts.

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Oklahoma! opens

Peddler Ali Hakim (Bob Fox, left), finds himself at the edge of a literal shotgun wedding thanks to an adoring Ado Annie (Anne Marie Goodman) and her stern father, Andrew Carnes (Bruce Ludwig).

Upper valley farmers’ market returns to Mt. Hood Town Hall Aug. 11

The second of three upper valley farmers’ markets, held at the Mt. Hood Town Hall, takes place Thursday, Aug. 11, from 4-7 p.m.

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The Porch Aug. 6

The Porch Aug. 6, 2016

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2016 Hood River County Fair, 4-H results

4-H Fair results started in our Aug. 3 edition, and continue here. Open Class results will appear in the Aug. 10 edition.

Entertainment Update for Aug. 6

Local author Vikki Claflin at HR Library Aug. 13; Secret Salsa presents Kizomba; Slocan Ramblers in HR Aug. 16

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Yesteryears: First postwar Legion climb attracts 3,000 in 1946

From the satisfaction angle, the combined efforts of several hundred Legionnaires, Auxiliary members, Crag Rats and civic-minded Hood River Valley people paid dividends last weekend with the resumption of the annual American Legion Climb of Mount Hood.

TD Art show celebrates Oregon

Two Portland artists are featured in a local show that opened July 9 in The Dalles. The installation at the former Morin Printing building joins 24 other venues around the state celebrating the unique landscapes and culture of Oregon.

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'I could see forever': Woman recounts 1940 climb of Mount Hood

Climbing Mount Hood is not an experience you forget. Just ask Peggy McLucas Tetlow, 94. She was 18 when she climbed Mount Hood on July 21, 1940, part of the annual Legion Climb aided by Crag Rats.

‘Wear it Well’ sneak preview and fundraiser Aug. 4

Want a sneak peek and the first chance to try on and purchase the wearable art on display at this month’s “Wear it Well” show at the Columbia Center for the Arts? Then you’ll want to attend the ladies’ night out fundraising event on Aug. 4 beginning at 6 p.m.

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The Daily Bread: A place with no name

“It’s not the destination, it’s the journey.”

Lions offer thanks for fireworks help

Eye Opener Lion Tony Merz writes:

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CGOA announces new season of Voci, Sinfonietta, debuts Stages and Salons

In anticipation of an upcoming season of performances, Columbia Gorge Orchestra Association ensembles will soon begin rehearsals, and according to Music Director and conductor Mark Steighner, new members are welcome.

‘Arts in the Park’ in Wasco Co. Aug. 20

Northern Wasco County Parks and Recreation District is partnering with The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce, Opportunity Connections, The Dalles Art Center and Farmers Market to host the third annual Art in the Park Festival at City Park from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Oklahoma!: Shows benefit non-profits

Opening Aug. 5 at HRMS

“Brand new state! Gonna treat you great!” A classic romance, with plenty of comedy and action, and a touch of tragedy, “Oklahoma!” unfolds against the historic backdrop of the eponymous Midwest prairie territory preparing to become a state, as it did in 1907.