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Fresh and Local: Farmers Markets in the Gorge

It is market time again; the bounty of the Gorge is available to all.

Entertainment Update for May 24

­Matt Brown at The Pines; Daphne Willis at Griffin House; more

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The Porch for May 20

WELL SAID: “A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.” — Georg Christoph Lichtenburg

Columbia Center offers Summer Arts class scholarships

A Giving Tuesday community fundraiser by Columbia Center for the Arts has enabled it to offer 15 full scholarships to children in need of financial assistance to attend an art class this summer.

Kegler's Corner: MWB threepeats

Last week, MWB won the high-scoring and competitive Wednesday night Fraternal League at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes. This is MWB’s third championship in a row, which is quite a feat in a tough league like this one. Congrats to the threepeaters: smooth Levi Phelps and Ma Barker’s boys, Casey and Court Barker.

Sports Briefs for May 20

Ian Walker finishes middle of the pack at state golf, Early discount on Event Site passes ends May 24, Softball team crushes Silverton, Baseball team edges 6A Jesuit

Home with Heroes 5K Run & Gun May 27

Home with Heroes, a nonprofit organization committed to bringing veterans and active duty military together and into the outdoors to honor and thank them for their service, will have their annual endurance race fundraiser, the 5K Run & Gun, May 27.

Entertainment Update for May 17

A celebration of music, history of Flamenco May 20; Take Two Trio plays May 20; more

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Center celebrates Japanese art

Columbia Center for the Arts hosts a month-long, center-wide celebration of the art and culture of Japan throughout May.

Museum downtown walking tour dates start May 15

The first opportunity to join the Historic Downtown Walking Tour this year will be Monday, May 15 at 11 a.m.

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‘POTENTIAL’ series: Recipes and Japanese Taiko drumming are next

Two events in two days are next in the “poTENtial” performance series running throughout 2017 at Columbia Center for the Arts.

Sports Briefs for May 13

Horizon’s Ian Walker qualifies for state golf tourney; HRV baseball unloads on Pendleton; Gorge Sailing Team hosts state regatta Sunday

Horizon Christian senior Ian Walker qualified for the 3A/2A/1A state tournament after finishing fourth place during the Special District 1 tournament last week at Quail Valley in Banks, where Walker carded an 82 both days of competition for a two-day total of 164. “One excited guy,” his coach, Oscar Stenberg, said of Walker.

Interpretive Center holds anniversary celebration May 13

Staff and volunteers at the Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center Museum have announced a packed schedule for the museum’s free 22nd anniversary party on May 13.

HR Latino Fest May 14 at fairgrounds

The first-ever Hood River Latino Festival takes place on Sunday, May 14 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Hood River County Fairgrounds, and is free and open to all. (The headline in Wednesday’s Hood River News gave the wrong day of the week.)

‘Mama-Logues’ May 11 at Springhouse

Back for a second year, “The Mama-Logues, A Comedy About Motherhood!” is scheduled to hit the stage at Springhouse Cellars on Thursday, May 11 at 7 p.m.