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Kids give ‘Follies’ a kick

Youngsters have always been a big part of Lions Follies, and this year is no exception. Dozens of kids from 4-18 participate in the musical revue, which closes Friday and Saturday at Hood River Middle School auditorium, 7:30 p.m. Bev Bridgewater directs, and Mike Oates wrote the show, titled “40 Years of Magic,” a tribute to its 40 years. Former kid and Mike’s son, Jimmie Oates, is also in the show.

Sports Briefs for April 23

HRMGA tourney results; HRVHS Cheer tryout meeting April 27; HRV track athletes sign with colleges; Boys lacrosse’s Alex Ellifritz signs with Notre Dame de Namur; Payton Rigert signs with University of the Cumberlands

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Kegler's Corner: E&L Auto Parts wins Industrial

E&L Auto Parts won the championship of the Monday night Industrial League at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes last week, beating Hood River Supply 19-11.

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Puffy Pucker

Spring is a fascinating time; sometimes you can just taste it, with strange results.

Entertainment Update for April 23

‘Luke & Katie’ at the Lyle Hotel; David Barsamian lecture May 5; more

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‘Rallying point’ Cider Fest sells out

Last weekend’s third Annual Hood River Hard-Pressed Cider Fest, a Hood River County Chamber of Commerce event, drew approximately 3,000 people to the Odell fruit packing district. The family-friendly celebration was full of cider-seeking locals and visitors from open to close, according to event coordinator Ashley Huckaby May.

Entertainment Update for April 20

Ron Rogers at Double Mountain; ‘Sharing the Rough’ benefit film April 21 at arts center; more

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The Porch for April 16

WELL SAID: As City Council and staff discussed the water line installation project for busy Rand Road set to happen next month — see notice at right — Public Works director Mark Lago was asked by Councilor Mark Zanmiller if sidewalk improvements could be done at the same time (answer, no, this is being done with water line funding) so Planning Director Cindy Walbridge joked, “How about a kind of slip and slide for the summer?” That drew a laugh, but City Manager Steve Wheeler’s wry remark was, “Cindy is a great planning director, but perhaps she is not ready for the job of parks and rec director.”

Sports Briefs for April 16

Spring chinook season opens on the Hood; ICMGA tourney results; Ian Walker shooting well on Horizon golf team; Annie Veatch breaks home run record; Boys tennis defeats Hermiston Bulldogs

Gorge sailors enjoy Newport Regatta

Befriending your teammates is an integral part of building a cohesive team, and there’s no better way to make friends than to go camping. On Friday night, we arrived in Newport and set up camp around our fire, met up and said our hellos and goodnights. In the morning, the team woke up to a delicious egg and bagel breakfast cooked up by the Sutherland family. Whipping up a batch of scrambled eggs for over 30 people is no small feat, so thanks were plentiful.

Entertainment Update for April 16

Tuesdays at Springhouse Cellar; Tim Mayer at CG Hotel; more

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Mid-Columbia Lions Follies celebrates '40 Years of Magic'

The Mid-Columbia Lions Follies is celebrating 40 years of performances and presents“40 Years of Magic,” opening April 15 at the historic Hood River Middle School Auditorium. The show will feature selected songs, dances and skits from past shows in a variety format.

Craft and Quilt shows come to Fairgrounds April 16-17

Two of the Blossom Time Festival’s most popular events — the Blossom Craft Show and the Blossom Fest Quilt Show — take place Saturday and Sunday, April 16-17, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Hood River County Fairgrounds. Admission and parking are free.

Entertainment update for April 13

John Bunzow at White Buffalo; Hop Trip at Lyle Hotel; HR Mountain Film Festival

Kegler's Corner: Neville rules City

Here are the winners of the recently completed Hood River Women’s City bowling tournament held at Orchard Lanes: