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Bowling with the Cops and Firefighters event is Oct. 27

Hood River’s Special Olympics athletes and coaches are gearing-up and gathering donations for one of the local program’s biggest fundraisers of the year – Bowling with the Cops and Firemen. The event, in its ninth year, will take place Oct. 27 at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes Bowling Alley and will pair Gorge-area Special Olympics athletes with and against local police officers and firefighters in a friendly but fiercely-contested roll-off.

Cornhusker fan knows how to pick ‘em

The top dog in Division 1 college football might be unclear right now, but the Hood River News weekly football contest, now in week four, has a definite premier picker.

Entertainment Update for Oct. 8

This week at CEBU Lounge;Moe Dixon Friday at The Pines; more

Sports Briefs for Oct. 4

Take a Kid Mtn. Biking Day is Oct. 4; Schwandtner scores hole-in-one; more

Friends of the Gorge lists five hikes for fall

Unlike alpine areas, the Columbia River Gorge can be hiked year-round.

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Entertainment Update for Oct. 4

‘Virginia Woolf?’ opens Oct. 9; Quiz Night returns to Marley’s; more

David Vest at The Civic Oct. 9

‘Piano Night’ features Terry Robb, Jeff Minnick

How often do you have a chance to thank your piano teacher for all those lessons your parents paid for so many years ago?

Discovery Center hosts ‘Vintage Evening’ auction fundraiser Oct. 4

THE DALLES—Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and Museum presents “A Vintage Evening – Rock & Roll Sock Hop,” Saturday, Oct. 4. Doors open at 5 p.m. and dinner is served at 6 p.m. at the Discovery Center, 5000 Discovery Drive, in The Dalles.

Kegler’s Corner: Eskildsen shines

Woody Eskildsen earned top honors in league action last week at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes. Woody scattered the sticks like a pro in the Monday night Industrial league, finishing the session with a super scratch 258 game. For the evening’s work, Woody was 138 pins over his average. We’ve been watching Woody’s progress and he’s definitely found some keys to successful bowling. The right hander has a nice smooth approach, finishes on the right side of the lane at the foul line which gives the best strike angle into the pins and rolls a nice hook.

Sports Briefs for Oct. 1

Payne claims HRMGA championship; Middle school coaches needed; Homecoming game is Friday

Entertainment Update for Oct. 1

Voci sings ‘Requiem’ Oct. 26; Magical History Tour Oct. 24 benefits Cascade Locks museum; more

Fun fall activities for the family

Just because school is back in session and the leaves are beginning to change color and fall from the trees doesn’t mean that it’s time to hibernate. There are plenty of fun activities for kids of all ages — and their parents, too — like those listed below.

Chess, Maze Runner, Minecraft at the Hood River Library

The Chess Club at the Hood River Library welcomes kids of all ages for friendly competition. The club meets downstairs on Tuesdays from 6-7 p.m. Bring a friend and a chess set.

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Kids show great effort at triathlon

Almost 300 kids from around the northwest stormed the Hood River Waterfront Park last Sunday for the annual Gorge Kids Triathlon.

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Grominator skate contest a soaring success

The Grominator Hood River Skate Contest attracted more than 50 kids ages 15 and younger to the Hood River Skatepark last Sunday for the fifth-annual kids-only street and bowl contest.