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Animation Workshop for adults and children at Columbia Center for the Arts

Instructor and artist Steven Christian will teach students how to use everyday school and office supplies to make comics and cartoons. The workshop will run from 1-4 p.m. on May 13 in the studio at Columbia Center for the Arts, and is geared for anyone age 10 and up. By the end of the class, Christian and the class participants will have created a short digital cartoon.

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Wy’east Pandroids return from Worlds

The Pandroids robotics team from Wy’east Middle School participated in the First Lego League World Festival in Houston, Texas, last month.

Elks select Ticknor, Gallegos as April Students of the Month

Anna Ticknor and Emily Gallegos, both Hood River Valley High School seniors, have been selected as the April Elks Students of the Month.

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Governor’s visit focuses on ag, affordable housing

A room full of agricultural business owners and a near-vacant lot with a view drew Gov. Kate Brown to the Gorge last week.

Hearts of Gold gains awards

Hearts of Gold Caregivers learned this spring it is repeat recipient of both the Best of Home Care Provider of Choice and Employer of Choice Awards from Home Care Pulse.

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‘Mommy Wellness’ spring sessions

Mothers and their babies, from birth to 2 years old, are the focus of a series of free Mommy Wellness classes at Hood River Therapy, 2690 May St., on Tuesdays through June 13, from noon to 1 p.m.

‘Artist Collective’ opens at Frame Gallery

Twelve longtime local artists have formed the Columbia River Artist Collective and will hold their grand opening during First Friday, May 5, until 8:30 p.m.

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Library District wins award for Odell Library Express project

The Hood River Library District has been awarded the 2016 Outstanding Ready to Read Grant Project Award for its Odell Library Express bus project.

OSU spring plant sale canceled

The annual OSU Central Gorge Master Gardener Spring Plant Sale, scheduled for Saturday, May 13, has been cancelled due to the combination of a cold, wet spring and lack of access to a greenhouse. The greenhouse is needed to start vegetable plants, while the cold and wet weather delayed digging and potting of perennial flowers and shrubs.

‘Putting Your House in Order’ seminar May 16 at Anderson’s Tribute Center

Anderson’s Tribute Center, 14th and Belmont, Hood River, hosts a “Putting Your House in Order” seminar on Tuesday, May 16 from 5:30-7 p.m.

‘Persistent pain’ education classes begin May 4 at Hood River Therapy

Persistent pain affects 100 million Americans and imposes societal costs estimated between $560-635 billion annually. Treatment approaches focused on medications, injections and surgeries are not always effective for many patients dealing with persistent pain.

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New cideries debut at Hard Pressed Cider Fest

Under a tent with other cider makers was the fitting place for two of Oregon’s newest cider makers to have a “pouring-out party.”

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Rotary Peace Pole

Aryan Argrawal, exchange student from India, right, joins Rotarians last week at the dedication of the Peace Pole at the city-owned Jackson Park in Hood River.

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STEM students tour Insitu

Student STEM Tour brought about 100 high school age students from around the Gorge to Insitu’s Eagle Point Production facility in Bingen.

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