Kids’ events to plan for in February

Feb. 20 — Second annual Aporkalypse Now, 6 p.m. at Springhouse Cellars. A benefit for Helping Hands Against Violence pitting local chefs against each other in judged bacon recipes. Entertainment includes a bacon eating contest.

Feb. 21 — Third annual Father-Daughter Dance, 6-8 p.m., Hood River Elks Lodge, sponsored by Gorge Young Life. $30 per couple, $10 for each additional daughter; tickets at Shortt Supply.

Feb. 26 — Kids Gorge Soup, 6 p.m., Celilo Restaurant. Eat a soup meal and hear young people pitch their business or community project ideas for a chance at the “grubstake.” The deadline for Gorge Soup for Kids is Feb. 9. Young people starting a business or community project may vie for cash awards at the Feb. 26 soup dinner. Buy tickets at

Applications can be found on Gorge Soup’s website:

Applications must be handwritten, mailed, and posted marked by Feb. 9.

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