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Church News: Churches announce holiday schedules

Updated for Dec. 3

St. Mary’s, Faith Bible, Wy’east and Valley Christian

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WAAAM focuses on ‘Christmas in Wartime’

With a nod to the season, the Dec. 10 Second Saturday at the Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum will have a theme of Christmas in Wartime.

Hood River Lions Club announces local Peace Poster finalists

Claire Bokovoy, an eighth grade student at Hood River Middle School, Jennifer Alvarez an eighth grade student at Mid Columbia Adventist School, Luke Harden, a seventh grade student at Horizon Christian School, and Mitzi Ortega, and eighth grade student at Wy’east Middle School have all taken the first step to becoming an internationally recognized artist by winning a local competition sponsored by the Hood River Lions Club.

Entertainment update for Dec. 3

Entertainment update for Dec. 3

Adopt A Dog’s ‘Tinsel and Tails’ concert Dec. 8

Enjoy fine music and support your local pooch at the fourth annual “Tinsel and Tails” (formerly known as “Friends of Diana”) concert on Dec. 8 beginning at 7 p.m. at Riverside Community Church, 317 State St.

Newcomb presents evening of music at Hood Crest on Dec. 10

Olivia Newcomb, a 2016 graduate of Hood River Valley High School, is hosting a benefit concert at Hood Crest Winery in Hood River on Dec. 10 from 6 to 8 p.m.

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‘Sense of Place’ features Crag Rats Dec. 14 at art center

When the Crag Rats Mountain Rescue beeper goes off, the call may take the elite team of Gorge residents racing up a mountain peak to rescue an injured hiker, scaling a rocky ledge to revive a hiker who has fallen over a cliff, into a blizzard to search for missing skiers, or to a mountain airplane crash scene for body recovery.

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Yesteryears: Hood River Inn has new owner in 1986

And now it’s Nendels Hood River Inn — no longer just the Hood River Inn. The change came abruptly last week when Gordon Weller took over general management duties after Hood River Village Resort, Inc., closed the purchase arrangement.

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Holiday Show and Sale reception Friday

The Columbia Center for the Arts is the scene for locally made arts, crafts, toys, wearables and more during the annual Holiday Show and Sale, on now through Dec. 24.

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Roots And Branches: The spirits of Willow Flat

A series of losses for our family, community and nation over the last year has left an empty feeling inside that is difficult to dispel. The empty places at our family table leave hollow openings in our heart.

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Travelogue: South India

Helping farmers thrive in a ‘wild and unique’ place

“Ujire?” I asked the bus driver for the 15th time, butchering the name of the village I would be calling home for the foreseeable future.

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‘Owen Meany’s Christmas Pageant’ opens Dec. 3

The Christ Church pageant rehearsal is underway, and Owen Meany (Jimmie Oates, second from left) is redefining the crèche experience, to the surprise of Rev. Dudley Wiggin (David Dye, left,) and his best friend Johnny (Aiden Tappert, third from left) and the rest of the pageant cast — youngsters portrayed by adults in the irreverently comic “Owen Meany’s Christmas Pageant,” opening Dec. 3 at 7:30 p.m. at Riverside Community Church.

Entertainment Update for Nov. 30

Ted Horwitz at White Buffalo, Secret Salsa meets Dec. 9, ‘Threeform’ plays Dec. 2 and Ryan Kolberg at The Pines

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‘He had an incredible gift for helping other people’: Sunday’s Meyer concert tributes Tim Ellis

A concert Sunday honors one of Hood River’s true musical friends, the late Tim Ellis. Violinist Aaron Meyer will dedicate Sunday’s annual holiday concert to guitarist Ellis, his long-time “musical sidekick,” arranger, and musical director.

Holiday parade and tree-lighting happens downtown Friday

Hood River holiday parade and tree-lighting happens as it does every year on the first Friday of December, Dec. 2.

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