Story Time at Hood River Library: To better meet the needs of different age groups, the library is offering two different story times: Music and Movement is perfect for infants and toddlers who aren’t quite ready to sit still for long and love to move; Song and Stories is ideal for older children who have an awareness of reading and can sit for longer stories. Both story times are held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursdays in the Children’s library.

New Parent Services Playgroups

For parents and their children ages newborn to 5; for more info contact Nancy Johanson Paul at 541-436-0319 or nancyp@nextdoorinc.org.

Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Cascade Locks City Hall gym.

Wednesdays, 9-10:30 a.m. at Hood River Alliance Church, 2650 Montello Ave. (Contact the church at 541-386-2812 for details.)

Fridays, 10-11:30 a.m. at Hood River Early Childhood Center (former Pine Grove School), bilingual, with developmental specialists available (follows school calendar). For more info call 541-386-4919.