Four to Go, Jan. 3 edition

Lions schedule tree pickup

Hood River Lions can help with your Christmas tree clean-up.

Set your tree by the curb before 9 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 13, and club members will pick it up between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. There's no charge for the service but the club will accept donations to support Lions Club youth, and sight and hearing activities. Club members will leave donation envelopes. As it did last year, the City of Hood River is supporting the project by making space available for tree drops.

Warming Shelter plans training sessions

Hood River Warming Shelter, a service of Hood River Shelter Services ( is open nightly at Riverside Community Church in Hood River.

Volunteer training dates are scheduled on Jan. 21 from 2-4 p.m. at Riverside Community Church and Jan. 23 from 6-8 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church. Each overnight stay contains three shifts: 5-7 a.m. (wakeup, checkout and cleanup), 5:45-10:15 p.m. (setup, intake and service), and 10:15 p.m. to 5:15 a.m. (evening prep and overnight watch).

For questions about volunteering and donating, email Warm goods are needed, including gloves and sleeping bags.

Cascade Housing hosts meeting Jan. 9

Columbia Cascade Housing Corporation (CCHC) will host a community discussion for its proposed Hood River community housing development on Lot 700 (Morrison Park).

The event will be held on Jan. 9 at the Westside Elementary School Cafeteria, 3685 Belmont Drive, Hood River. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and a brief presentation will begin at 6:15 p.m. CCHC requests public attendance to learn about the community development on Lot 700 and engage in the design and planning efforts.

Teacup Nordic hosts events

Teacup Nordic Lodge hosts two events this weekend, including the annual Tea Party on Jan. 7.

Free ski lessons start at 11 a.m., and tea and (potluck) cookies are served at noon. For more details, go to

Teacup will host the annual Oregon High School Nordic Open Jan. 6 starting at 9 a.m.; some of the upper trails will be closed for the course, but the facility remains open to the public.

Teacup provides 20 kilometers of groomed trails next to Highway 35 in the Mt. Hood National Forest. The ski area is operated by the Teacup Lake Nordic Club, under a special use permit issued by the Mt. Hood National Forest, USDA Forest Service.

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