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Taste of Tsuruta benefit dinner Nov. 4 at Mt. Hood Winery

Get more familiar with Hood River’s sister city, Tsuruta, Japan, and support the Hood River-Tsuruta Sister City program.

HRVAC hosts harvest dinner Oct. 21

Hood River Valley Adult Center hosts a harvest dinner fundraising event on Saturday, Oct. 21 from 5-7 p.m. in the Kathleen Room. Tickets are $20 and proceeds support the center’s senior meals program.

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Mosier Senior Center hosts Harvest Fair

The Mosier Senior Center is planning its annual Harvest Fair on Saturday, Oct. 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the center, located on Second Street in Mosier.

‘Gen Silent’ film, workshop on Oct. 25

A “Gen Silent” screening and workshop will take place Oct. 25 at Hood River Hotel, 102 S.W. Oak St., from 1:30-3:30 p.m., and is free and open to the public.

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Calling All Costumes: ‘Movie Night’ rehearsal wows youngsters, dress up for this weekend’s shows

More than 80 schoolchildren were treated Tuesday night to a special dress rehearsal by the Columbia Gorge Orchestra Association’s Sinfonietta. The Sinfonietta concert was comprised of musical selections from popular movies — songs the young crowd immediately recognized from “Star Wars,” “Spider-Man,” and “Frozen,” to name a few.

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‘Fiddler’ opens next weekend

Hood River Valley High School Performing Arts Department presents the musical “Fiddler on the Roof” in the Bowe Theater Oct. 27-28, Nov. 3-4 and Nov. 10-11 at 7 p.m., and Oct. 29 and Nov. 5 at 2 p.m.

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Harmony of the Gorge and Windmasters perform today

Harmony of the Gorge (women’s chorus) and the new Wind Masters (men’s chorus) are hosting their first joint shows on Oct. 21 — a 2 p.m. matinee and a 7 p.m. evening show.

‘Upstream’ author talk Oct. 26 at Double Mtn.

Waucoma Bookstore, Columbia Riverkeeper, and Double Mountain Brewery host “Upstream: Searching for Wild Salmon, from River to Table” author Langdon Cook for a book talk on Oct. 26 at 6:30 p.m. at Double Mountain.

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The Porch for Oct. 21

WELL SAID: From The Tragically Hip (RIP Gord Downie): “Can we get it quiet enough?/ In here, I can hear God, cat paws on the keys/ And the wish for tomorrow is but a whisper from your lips and I fall to my knees/ I’m not afraid of convincingness, I’m just uncertain for sure.”

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‘Fill Your Pantry’ market returns Nov. 4

Residents from around the Gorge can stock up on locally-grown produce and staples at the third annual Fill Your Pantry Market, hosted by the Rockford Grange in Hood River. More than 25 farms and food businesses will be present, offering shoppers a variety of Gorge grown produce, meats, grains, preserves, and more. Most vendors offer discounts for bulk purchases, making the market a great way to stock up on this year’s harvest and support local farms.

HR Saddle Club reports record fundraiser crowd

Hood River Saddle Club writes: The turnout for September’s Hood River Saddle Club (HRSC) spaghetti feed fundraiser was phenomenal!

Oct. 23 event: ‘Responding to Immigration through the Eyes of Faith’

Rev. Alex Salvatierra, an author and organizer, will speak Oct. 23 in a program entitled, “Responding to Immigration through the Eyes of Faith,” from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Hood River Alliance Church sanctuary, 2650 Montello Ave. (corner of Montello Avenue and Rand Road).

Second annual ‘Rooted’ story event on Nov. 2

What secrets can you discover about your community in five minutes? Find out on Thursday, Nov.2, when nonprofit organization Livable Hood River presents an evening of storytelling by a diverse array of area residents.

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Colors Day

Oct. 4 was a day for college colors, both to celebrate the alma mater or otherwise beloved institutions and to help students throughout Hood River County School District develop a better sense of their futures by learning more about their post-public school options.

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Two quilt shows in the Gorge

The Columbia River Gorge Quilters’ Guild (CRGQG) have two shows running concurrently in Hood River and The Dalles this week.

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