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Roots and Branches: Turn, turn, turn

Sometimes life has to smack you on the noggin to get your attention.

Entertainment Update for May 2

Ben Ballinger returns May 7; Wasco Bros. play May 9; more

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‘Tutu Trot’ May 9, helps Lila May, 4, in cancer fight

How much can we inspire a community to give when its most talked-about little girl is facing the cancer fight of her life, always smiling despite the grim odds? In Hood River and beyond, that’s the question that’s been on the minds of hundreds of people, particularly those who are making tutus and planning to wear other fun costumes to show their spirit and support in the 2nd Annual Lila May Tutu Trot.

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A taste of HRVHS cinema May 8

The first ever Hood River Independent Film Festival is coming to Hood River Valley High School on Friday, May 8. Catch the action at the high school’s Bowe Theater at 7 p.m.

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‘Good People’ to open may 8

Bingo is the setting as the trying lives of South Boston residents intertwine in oft-surprising ways, in David Lindsay Abaire‘s “Good People."

HR Reads concludes

Hood River Reads concluded Saturday with a talk by author Luis Urrea of “Into the Beautiful North” in the main reading room at Hood River Library.

Yesteryears: Forest Service begins charging day use fee at Lost Lake in 1965

1965 — 50 years ago: Lost Lake, the Forest Service showplace in Hood River County, comes under a new program that will require visitors to pay a fee for using the park starting this summer. In the past, Lost Lake has been free for anyone wanting to use its facilities. This is the only Forest Service Park in Hood River District that will be designated this year, according to Cranson Fosburg, District Ranger. Other Forest Service Parks will remain on the same basis as before.

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EARTH WEEK: Hood River celebrates the Spirit and Diversity of the planet

More than 100 people turned out Saturday for the Procession of the Species Parade and a cleanup of the Hood River waterfront. These are just a few scenes from a busy culmination of Earth Week observances in Hood River County.

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‘Art That’s Beneath You’ opens at The Remains Gallery May 1

The Remains opens new show May 1 in the ‘out there’ below-ground gallery

The Remains gallery packs its subterranean walls with oils, acrylics, murals, cartoons, and paintings on wood, doors, windows and other surfaces for its first show of 2015.

Hood River Entertainment Update for April 29

‘Good People’ opens May 8; Tim Mayer seeks ‘Groove Project’ Kickstarter funding

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Bike Buddies holds bike drive this weekend

8-year-old organizes bike restoration, give-away program

Anson is a very special 8 year old who lives in Hood River.

Cascade Mountain School announces summer courses

Climbing volcanic trails. Making fresh mozzarella cheese. Bicycling through alfalfa fields. Hunting for salmon.

Neighbors: Sweet Pea, Helping Hands

Cameron Teems, RNC-OB, Family Birth Center, Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital, reports that 27 new baby blankets were collected during the center’s Sweet Pea Project blanket drive.

Entertainment Update for April 25

Weather Machine, more at CEBU; ‘Hillbillies’ at Vintage Grille; more

Next Door’s ‘Table of Friends’ returns May 1

Get ready to know your onions at Table of Friends, The Next Door’s annual benefit dinner and dessert auction, May 1 with the theme, “Puttin’ On The Ritz” from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at Springhouse Cellars.