WELL SAID: “Drink and be thankful to the host! What seems insignificant when you have it, is important when you need it.” — Franz Grillparzer
Buntings Auto won the first round in the competitive Wednesday night Fraternal league at Hood River’s 10 pin fun spot, Orchard Lanes. This puts Buntings in the roll-off for their league championship that will be held at the end of the season. Bowling for Buntings are John Riggleman, Mike Bosse and Ed Busick. Congrats to Buntings; it’s always fun to see some upstarts take it to the big boys. This is what makes league bowling so great.
The annual Turkey Trot 12K, 5K and 3K run/walk takes place this Thursday, Nov. 23 — Thanksgiving Day — beginning at the Mark Hatfield West Visitor Center in Hood River. Registration is from 8:30-9:50 a.m., with a free kids fun run starting things off at 9:50 a.m. The race will begin at 10 a.m.
Hood River will shortly have its own aviation school, in charge of and run by a Hood River aviator.
Underwood Jazz Dec. 1; Early Winter Shindig Dec. 2; more
From opportunities to exercise to arts and crafts, here are community events to enjoy during the Thanksgiving holiday week:
Each year the historic Columbia Gorge Hotel and Spa grounds become an oasis of white lights during the holiday season.
Hood River Hobbies hosts its annual Thanksgiving rocket building and launch class on Wednesday, Nov. 22 from 11 a.m. to noon.
I had the great pleasure of watching the high school production of “Fiddler on the Roof” multiple times over the last three weeks. It was a splendid experience seeing these young singers, dancers, actors, musicians and technicians demonstrating an awesome array of talent to an ever-appreciative audience.
Residents of the Mid-Columbia who are interested in the partial eclipse of the sun Wednesday morning had an excellent opportunity to study the phenomena, for nearly clear skies prevailed during the two-hour period of progress of the partial eclipse, which covered about 25 percent of the sun’s surface as visible here.
Fields of May at Moth; Chic Preston at The Pines; more
The Climb for Clean Air mountaineering and fundraising program announces its 2018 climb dates with honorary co-chairs and climbing professionals Win Whittaker and Stacy Allison, as they inspire new teams of climbers to train for a summit, have an experience of a lifetime and help the fight to end lung disease.
WELL SAID: “Gentlemen, I don’t know what came over me. Forgive me. Forget all I said. I don’t remember exactly what it was, but you may be sure there wasn’t a word of truth in it.” — Pozzo, in “Waiting for Godot” by Samuel Beckett. Below, Gregory Gilbertson, who plays Pozzo, studies his script during a recent rehearsal at Wy’east Performing Arts Center — see Happenings, page A9.
Highway 35 reopened to vehicles Saturday night after being closed for two days when mud, rocks and trees slid onto its surface near Polallie Creek.
It’s been sell-out crowds for Hood River Valley High School Performing Arts Department’s fall musical, “Fiddler on the Roof,” but there’s still one more weekend to catch the show.