Gorge Life


‘Dishing the Dirt’ author Bemis reads March 19 at Springhouse

Join Waucoma Bookstore and local author and farmer Andrea Bemis for the book launch party for her cookbook, “Dishing Up the Dirt,” on Sunday, March 19 from 3-5 p.m. at Springhouse Cellar, 13 Railroad St., Hood River.

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CELEBRATING YASUI and SOCIAL JUSTICE: Museum hosts new exhibit

“WHEREAS the successful prosecution of war requires every possible protection against espionage and against sabotage…” read the opening words of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Presidential Order 9066. Through that sweeping executive action Roosevelt gave the military control over the U.S. civilian population at the onset of World War II.

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‘Monsters’ continues

A D&D module, ‘90s pop culture references, deluxe fight scenes and distinctive costumes await audiences of “She Kills Monsters,” running this weekend in the Bowe Theater at Hood River Valley High School.

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In Kitchen and Garden: Fresh Start, OSU Extension offer new skills and ideas in varied spring classes

Fresh Start Culinary Arts Program and Central Gorge Master Gardener Association are bringing two types of food-related classes to town starting this month — one on the growing end, one on the preparing — offering community members a chance to learn new skills or brush up on techniques.

‘Ordinary Grace’ comes to HR

Long before Oprah Winfrey made book clubs trendy, a group of Hood River women began meeting to share their love of reading.

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Yesteryears: Gehrig’s Chevron gets new modern look in 1967

Like the long skirt and the padded shoulder, Rudy and Harold’s aging white Chevron service station building in Odell had long since passed out of style when the two partners decided to do something about it.

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Bravo Youth Orchestra performs March 11

Bravo Youth Orchestra and Edna Vazquez perform Saturday, March 11 in the next event in the poTENtial culture series at Columbia Center for the Arts.

Entertainment Update for March 8

‘Spamalot’ auditions March 19; Don & Glen at White Buffalo; more

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‘Monsters’ continues run

“She Kills Monsters,” the first of two Hood River Valley High School plays staged this winter, continues this weekend, March 10-11 in the Bowe Theater beginning at 7 p.m., with a 2 p.m. matinee March 12.

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La Boheme staged March 18

Columbia Center for the Arts partners with OperaBend to bring the Giacomo Puccini opera La Bohème to the Columbia Center for the Arts theater on March 18.

Book release with Andrea Bemis March 19

Join Waucoma Book-store and local author and farmer Andrea Bemis for the book launch party for her cookbook, “Dishing Up the Dirt,” on Sunday, March 19.

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Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center Museum holds annual fundraiser

Staff and volunteers are “be-boppin’” to get everything ready for the annual silent auction and dinner at the Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center Museum in Stevenson on March 11. This year’s theme is “The Nifty Fifties,” with many planning 1950s costumes and accessories.

Entertainment Update for March 4

Klas at Clocktower March 3; Don & Glen at White Buffalo; more

Parkdale Elementary to hold carnival March 10

Parkdale Elementary School will host its annual carnival on March 10 from 5-8 p.m. Find activities such as a bounce house, cake walk with locally made desserts, massage room, Nerf zone, and face painting, as well as a number of game booths. Game tickets can be purchased at the carnival.

Arts Center renews ‘spring cleaning’ sale

The Columbia Center for the Arts is hosting a spring cleaning art sale in its main gallery, featuring deeply discounted original art by local artists, donated original art, and pre-loved original art from local community members, from now until April 1.