HRVAC News: Thrift store, meals programs revamped at adult center

The Hood River Valley Adult Center thrift shop has been closed since July 23 for maintenance and “house cleaning,” reported Board President Beth Peters, and reopened on Tuesday, Aug. 2 with an improved look and new merchandise.

The thrift store is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to noon, and Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Donation drop-off is available 24 hours a day.

The center’s meal program has also undergone changes, with much attention given to health and nutrition, including more fresh products — fruits, vegetables, means and grains — from the Gorge area. New portion sizes and content choices are also available.

All are invited to come and enjoy lunch Monday through Friday, from noon to 1 p.m. Suggested donation is $5.

The Hood River Library Bookmobile visits the center every second Wednesday of the month — Aug. 10 — from 11:30-1 p.m. An assortment of items are available for checkout, including best sellers in large and regular print, non-fiction books, DVDs, audiobooks and more. A librarian will be available to answer questions and check out materials; items can also be placed on hold and brought on the next visit.

HRVAC serves as an area cooling shelter during regular business hours, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Hours will be extended if the heat becomes too unbearable. The center is also able to help seniors in obtaining a fan if their residence does not have air conditioning.

Call 541-386-2060 for more information, or stop by the center.

August’s Friday Fun Lunch schedule is as follows:

Aug. 5 and 19 — Music by the Simcoe Boys, 11-1:30 p.m.

Aug. 12 — Music with Jack Shepherd and Friends, 11-1:30 p.m.

Aug. 26 — Music by Shades of Country, 11-1:30 p.m.

Enjoy the mellow guitar of Bill Davis every second Wednesday of the month — Aug. 10 — from 11:30-12:30 p.m.

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