What to do for Winter Break

Wednesdays through December — Pokemon Club, 4-5 p.m. at Hood River Hobbies. Ages 7-13; $5. Registration and parent check-in required. Bring a deck. Learn to play, battle with friends. More at info@

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Meeting Santa

Second-grader Nolan Buel finds presents as names are called by his dad, Brandon Buel.

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Mt. Hood National Forest seeks outfitter guides to serve youth, underrepresented groups this winter

The Mt. Hood National Forest will be accepting proposals for new outfitter guide temporary use permits during the open season from Jan. 1 through March 1.

Entertainment Update for Dec. 24

Soul Street at White Buffalo, Ben Bonham at Stave and Stone, more

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Roots and Branches: Winter charm

Living in Hood River affords you the opportunity of experiencing four unique seasons.

Entertainment Update for Dec. 21

‘Al & Nolan’ at Stave and Stone, New Year’s Eve music planner, more

Kegler's Corner: Pat Olson rolls huge scratch 791 series

For the second week in a row, cold Artic flurries dumped on us, frustrating more 10-pin bowling action at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes.

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Continued winter weather opens up more ski terrain on Mount Hood

Although winter only officially began today, its weather has been hanging around Mount Hood and the Columbia River Gorge for a while now.

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Oregon State Parks hosts ‘First Day’ hikes

Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) joins America’s State Parks in sponsoring “First Day” hikes in 21 Oregon State Parks on New Year’s Day.

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Steep Slope

Yellow “Caution/Cuidado” tape stretches from power pole to power pole at Seventh and Montello.

Entertainment update for Dec. 17

La Boheme screens Dec. 18, Karaoke at Thirteen-O-One, more

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‘Upcycling’ class

Trash to Treasure class participants enjoy their “upcycled projects” class Tuesday at Old Trunk Store, owned by Karin and Dan Platt, on Dee Highway.

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‘Twist and the Trees’ and ‘Owen Meany’ this weekend

Weather permitting, two Christmas-themed plays run simultaneously this weekend: “The Twist and the Trees” and “Owen Meany’s Christmas Pageant.”

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Creative cross-country skiing

Snowfall in the Columbia River Gorge meant that many people didn’t have to go up to Mt. Hood Meadows or Teacup Lake to get their winter recreation fixes.