The Dalles Chamber, Google start ‘Tech Talk’ series Oct. 5

The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce and Google are launching a new educational event series for the Gorge community called Tech Talk.

BCI Group holds individual health insurance enrollment workshop Sept. 29

BCI Group was awarded three grants from the State of Oregon to assist individuals in the Columbia Gorge community with enrolling in individual health insurance. The grant funding allows BCI Group to invest in technology and allocate resources specifically to help residents of Hood River, The Dalles and beyond efficiently enroll in Oregon’s health insurance marketplace.

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School District: bonds sell at a premium

On Sept. 13, the Hood River County School District (HRCSD) closed on the sale of $57.2 million of voter-supported bonds.

Caregiver workshop offered

Providence Volunteers in Action, a program of Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital, and the Area Agency on Aging, a program of Mid-Columbia Council of Governments, are cohosting Powerful Tools for Caregivers, a six-week workshop beginning in October.

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Music fest, triathlon merge their energies

Two events, and the common elements of art and exercise, overlapped last weekend in ways that showed how nimble and creative the Hood River community can be.

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Performing Arts Initiative hosts second town hall

Performing Arts Initiative is holding its second Town Hall meeting on Sunday Oct. 2 at 6 p.m. at the AniChe Winetasting Room, 301 Oak St. in Hood River (formerly Venue 301 and the Butler Bank Building).

Providence seeks nominations for ‘Heart of Gold’ awards

“Heart of Gold” honorees are people who make a difference: people who enrich our community through their good works, selfless dedication and commitment to health.

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Aging in the Gorge: Reading, conversation project hits the Gorge

Aging in the Gorge Alliance (AGA) has begun a new community reading and conversation project this week — and there’s still time to join in.

Fall prevention: learn more at free Sept. 27 event with Thomas Keolker

A free presentation on fall prevention — how to prevent falls in the home — will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 27 beginning at 11 a.m. at the Parkdale Grange, 7375 Clear Creek Rd., Parkdale.

Free elder care class offered on Sept. 27

Oregon Care Partners is hosting a free, instructor-led class, “Challenging Behaviors: Effective Approaches to Common Behaviors,” on Tuesday, Sept. 27 from 12:30-5 p.m.

Imagine cohousing in the Gorge: Authors, cohousing architects coming to HR Oct. 21

Gorge Cohousing hosts a public presentation Oct. 21 with Charles Durrett and Kathryn McCamant, two leaders of the cohousing movement in the U.S. The event begins at 7 p.m. at Springhouse Cellars. There will be an additional two-day workshop Oct. 22-23. For more information or to RSPV, email or go to

Hood River Therapy hosts ‘Living with Persistent Pain’

Hood River Therapy hosts a free, eight class series on persistent (chronic) pain beginning Sept. 29 from noon to 1 p.m.

Death Café at the Hood River County library

The Hood River Library will host its sixth Death Café on Wednesday, Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. in the Jean Marie Gaulke Meeting Room.

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Pollinators: students create art with function

An innovative arts-meets-ag project is now in place at Hood River FISH Food Bank garden on Tucker Road, in a collaboration with Hood River County students, and the Arts in Education of the Gorge, directed by Shelley Toon Lindberg.

‘Boost Your Child’s Brain Potential’ Sept. 15

Join us as we use Dr. Becky Bailey’s Conscious Discipline topics to explore the Brain State model and how to literally “wire” the child’s brain for self-control.


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