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Hawk Migration Festival Sept. 23

HawkWatch International (HWI) partners with USFS Mt. Hood National Forest, Portland Audubon, and Mt. Hood Cultural Center and Museum to host a Hawk Migration Festival on Sept. 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Fun, or learning, or both: A week full of local events and activities

Looking for something to do this weekend — and beyond? This list offers a variety of options, from music and stories to gardening and after school activities.

‘HeART of Our Gorge’

Troutdale Fall Arts Fest supports communities impacted by wildfires

The West Columbia Gorge Chamber of Commerce is hosting the third annual Fall Festival of the Arts event Sept. 23-24 at Glenn Otto Park in Troutdale from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. This juried event of 40-60 artists is free and includes Hood River ceramicist Rebecca Brochu among the artists.

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Oktoberfest is Sept. 23

The second annual Hood River Elks Oktoberfest fills the parking lot at Third and Cascade, overlooking Industrial Way, from 5-10 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 23. There is no cover charge. The community is welcome, and the event is family-friendly.

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‘The Tangled Skirt’ at River Daze

Director Judie Hanel presents the Steve Braunstein play “The Tangled Skirt” in an unusual theatrical setting, River Daze Café.

Kegler's Corner: Mark Chabotte rolls perfect 300 game

We’ve got a new definition of going postal. Two weeks ago, postal staffer Randy Tumlinson posted a beautiful scratch 708 series to lead all league scores at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes.

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Pick of the Week: Elks’ Oktoberfest returns Sept. 23

The second annual Hood River Elks Oktoberfest fills the parking lot at Third and Cascade, overlooking Industrial Way, from 5-10 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 23. There is no cover charge. The community is welcome, and the event is family-friendly.

Roots and Branches: There is no masking care

Farming is an honorable profession that can be immensely rewarding on one hand or exceedingly costly on the other, depending on often uncontrollable factors. I am reminded of the decades-old television commercial where the smirking actress says, “It’s not right to fool with Mother Nature.” Either we are getting our comeuppance for fooling with Mother Nature as of late, or she is fooling with us.

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YESTERYEARS: Odell Sanitation District opens bids for new plant in 1967

Days of the septic tank in Odell are numbered. Directors of the Odell Sanitation District have marked October 9 on the calendar as the bid opening date on $342,000 in the sewer construction bonds.

Entertainment Update for Sept. 20 edition

Lesley & Kerry at White Buffalo; Steve Hale at The Pines; more

Sports Briefs for Sept. 20 edition

Upcoming HRV and Horizon games, HRVHS Athletic Hall of Fame rescheduled, Tennis tournament and celebration rescheduled for Saturday, Sept. 30

Hawk Migration Festival Sept. 23

HawkWatch International (HWI) partners with USFS Mt. Hood National Forest, Portland Audubon, and Mt. Hood Cultural Center and Museum to host a Hawk Migration Festival on Sept. 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

‘Boot Scootin’ Boogie Ball’ Oct. 7

Columbia Gorge Discovery Center hosts the annual “A Vintage Evening: Boot Scootin’ Boogie Ball” auction and fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 7.

Introduction to geocaching meeting Sept. 30 in Parkdale

Are you new to geocaching? Have you been geocaching awhile but want to pick up additional tips? Are you an experienced geocacher who is willing to share knowledge and team up with beginners to lend a hand?

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‘Conoce Tu Columbia’ launch party Sept. 19

Join Columbia Riverkeeper for the launch of its new Radio Tierra broadcast, “Conoce Tu Columbia / Know Your Columbia,” on Tuesday, Sept. 19 from 6-8 p.m. at Lake Taco, 1213 June St., Hood River. Free tacos for the first 20 people.

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