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‘Death: An Oral History’ comes to library Jan. 28

On Jan. 28 at 2 p.m., Portland author Casey Jarman will read from his book “Death: An Oral History” at the Hood River Library. A group conversation will follow the reading. For more information about the book or author visit zestbooks.net/death.

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‘Bowl for Kids’ Sake’ March 11

The Next Door’s annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake event benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Columbia Gorge is right around the corner. The event takes place on Saturday, March 11 at Orchard Lanes in Hood River.

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The Porch: Our many slippery slopes

Giving into the juggernaut winter, here is an all-weather, chains off edition of The Porch, asking the question: Will we now add “Yaktrax” to that list of standard Hood River equipment?

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Library Opens

Weather-related closures have kept patrons out of the Hood River Library in the past week, but on Friday, that changed.

Pirates of Penzance at Wy’east

Local audiences should prepare to set sail with one of Gilbert and Sullivan’s most popular operettas, as CGOA Stages presents “The Pirates of Penzance” on Feb. 9, 10, 11, and 12. All performances will be in the Wy’east Middle School Performing Arts Center.

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Cooper Spur Race Team alum Jacqueline Wiles finds the podium in World Cup downhill event

Former Cooper Spur Race Team member Jacqueline Wiles has started her 2017 ski season on a high note, finding the podium in a World Cup event for the first time in her career last weekend when she placed third in a downhill competition in Altenmarkt-Zauchensee, Austria.

Report hunt results by to ODFW Jan. 31 to avoid penalty

Any hunter who purchased 2016 big game or turkey tags needs to report their hunt results by the deadline, which is Jan. 31 for most tags, says the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Sports Briefs for Jan. 21

Sports impacted by weather… again, Gorge Roller Girls season opener Jan. 28

Entertainment update for Jan. 21

Winter Festival of the Gorge at Underground Music Jan. 20; more

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Julie Abowitt demonstration at Hood River Art Club meeting Jan. 19

Julie Abowitt, local printmaker and painter, will show her original linoleum block prints, etchings, and monotypes to the Hood River Art Club on Thursday, Jan. 19 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Hood River Alliance Church, 2650 Montello Ave.

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‘Hero’s journey’ exhibition at arts center

During the January exhibition at the Columbia Art Center, titled, “The Hero’s Journey,” two events focused on the show’s theme will take place. Both are free and open to the public.

Entertainment Update for Jan. 18

‘Community Forgotten’ opens; Winter Festival Jan. 20; more

Kegler's Corner: Mid-season highs

It was the best of times; it was the worst of times — great if you’re a skier, that is, if you could get up to the slopes, but not so good for bowlers. Our incessant downpour of snow forced cancellation of all leagues at Hood River’s frosty Orchard Lanes last week, except for the Wednesday night Fraternal League.

Sports Briefs for Jan. 18

HRV boys basketball team pummels Columbia; Nordic team hosts Vintage Ski Movie Night fundraiser Jan. 20

Sports briefs for Jan. 14

Rotary Ski Night Jan. 16, Update to Paulina Finn quadruple-double story

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