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Parkdale Pumpkin parade, fun run Oct. 29

Parkdale Elementary hosts its fifth annual Pumpkin Fun Run on Saturday, Oct. 29. The event is sponsored by the PTO.

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Yesteryears: Trailer-house colony plan to ease housing shortage abandoned in 1946

Plans to sponsor a trailer-house colony as one means of meeting the present housing shortage in the Hood River area fell short of gaining approval of the city council after an investigation.

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‘Catch Me If You Can’

HRVHS drama students stage a big musical with funny, moving true story

Hood River Valley High School’s fall musical, “Catch Me If You Can,” is a big production.

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‘Remember Minoru’: Hood River community honors a civil rights hero

He was a 25-year-old man who challenged FDR.

Entertainment Update for Oct. 26

Ben Bonham at Stave & Stone; Bob Connolly at The Pines; Guitar duo at the White Buffalo; Antonyms at Springhouse

Stafford offers writers workshop Nov. 11

Regional favorite Kim Stafford will offer a writing workshop on Friday, Nov. 11 from 9 a.m. until noon at Klindt’s Booksellers, downtown The Dalles.

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‘Catch Me If You Can’ opens next weekend

Hood River Valley High School’s fall musical, “Catch Me If You Can,” opens next weekend, Oct. 28-29, in the Bowe Theater beginning at 7 p.m.

Entertainment Update for Oct. 22

AniChe hosts music, Helping Hands benefit; ‘Beer of the Gods’ at Thunder Island Oct. 22; more

Halloween’s a Coming: Your Guide to Fun Oct. 29-31

Halloween Happenings There’s plenty of fun to be had for Halloween — and before — all around the Gorge. Here are a few themed events taking place next weekend:

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What’s the BUZZ on pollinators?

Bees are critical to pollination, and new sculptures in the community will become homes to bees while standing as artistic representations by middle school students.

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Honoring Citizen Min

Hundreds gathered last week at centennial birth anniversary events for Minoru Yasui, native son and civil rights advocate who received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2015.

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Yesteryears: Cooper’s Spur Road completed in 1926

With an official trip last Tuesday of Forest Service officials and commissioners from Multnomah and Hood River counties over the new Cooper’s Spur Road, the completion of this important mountain road is now conceded.

Roots and Branches: Find and use your tools

October has been a chaotic month filled with euphoric highs, deep lows and an abundance of typical day to day experiences, including work and family responsibilities.

Columbia Gorge Peace Village hosts film

Columbia Gorge Peace Village​ is hosting a community screening of the film “Room to Breathe” ​at CAST Theater, 215 Cascade Ave., on Saturday, Oct. 29 at 6 p.m.

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WS Library holds ‘Boys in the Boat’ talk Oct. 22

The Friends of the White Salmon Community Library invites the public to a community discussion of the KOOBDOOGA: Community Reads featured book, “The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics.”



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