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Pick of the Week: Turkey Trot happens Thanksgiving morning

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.

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YESTERYEARS: Hood River will soon have its own aviation school in 1927

Hood River will shortly have its own aviation school, in charge of and run by a Hood River aviator.

Entertainment Update for Nov. 22

Underwood Jazz Dec. 1; Early Winter Shindig Dec. 2; more

Thanksgiving week community events

From opportunities to exercise to arts and crafts, here are community events to enjoy during the Thanksgiving holiday week:

Columbia Gorge Hotel turns on its lights Nov. 25

Each year the historic Columbia Gorge Hotel and Spa grounds become an oasis of white lights during the holiday season.

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Rocket building class Nov. 22

Hood River Hobbies hosts its annual Thanksgiving rocket building and launch class on Wednesday, Nov. 22 from 11 a.m. to noon.

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Roots and Branches: ‘Melody of hope’

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.

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Yesteryears: Partial eclipse hits Mid-Columbia in 1947

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.

Entertainment Update for Nov. 15

Fields of May at Moth; Chic Preston at The Pines; more

Climb for a Cause: Free info session at pFriem Brewery Nov. 16

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.

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The Porch, Nov. 11 edition

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.

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YESTERYEARS: Highway 35 reopens after mudslide in 1997

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.

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Pick of the Week: ‘Fiddler’ to close this weekend

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.

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Waiting for Godot: Classic Beckett tragicomedy opens this weekend

Two men wait by the side of a deserted road, near a barren tree.

Entertainment Update, Nov. 8 edition

PT Barton at The Pines; Peter Mulvey in TD Nov. 15; more