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A special night at the theater

A classic children’s Christmas tale fills the Columbia Center for the Arts stage starting Saturday.

Theater Notes

‘The Little Prince’ auditions Dec. 11-12; ‘Chicago’ bound? Dance lessons start

Open auditions are announced for “The Little Prince,” directed by Nicole Scribner, at Columbia Center for the Arts Dec. 11-12, 6:30 p.m.

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Holiday Happenings, updated for Dec. 6 edition

Dec. 7 — Tinsel and Tails, 7-8:30 p.m. at Riverside Community Church (pick of the Week, page B3).

‘I Am Jazz’ reading supports transgender, non-binary youth

The book “I Am Jazz” will be read Dec. 7 at White Salmon Community Library.

CCA holds Dittebrandt drawing

Columbia Center for the Arts has announced a raffle of the two paintings by the late Ellen Dittebrandt remaining in the center collection.

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The Porch, Dec. 2 edition

WELL SAID: “Don’t stumble over something behind you.” — Buster, the State and Ninth Street Bear

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Arts Center, Plays for Non-Profits start shows

The second graders at Mid Valley Elementary receive a treat on Wednesday night: they will be the guest audience for a dress rehearsal performance of “Merry Christmas, Strega Nona” (photo above).

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Holiday Happenings updated for Dec. 2 edition

Local holiday events

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Multnomah Falls Lodge reopens

Visitors got their first glimpse of Multnomah Falls Nov. 29 as the lodge reopened to the public following the Eagle Creek fire.

Good cheer in words, pictures, and swags

Julie Adams of “Hello Gorgeous” beauty and barber shop in Odell writes, “I would like to give a big thank you to the Odell Garden Club. At the beginning of the Christmas holidays, a lovely handmade swag adorns all the businesses in Odell. Thank you to all who make these swags and deliver them. They have been adding beauty and joy to my piece of heaven for the past 10 years.”

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Lions announces grocery winners

For the 19th year, the Hood River Lions has awarded two more winners in its Grocery Raffle contest hosted by Rosauers Supermarket, who donates $500, said a press release.

Groups offer ways to help during the holidays

Warm, handknit or crocheted items for men, women and children are being collected at Knot Another Hat for local warming shelters in Hood River and The Dalles, as well as for The Next Door, Helping Hands Against Violence, and the people of Cascade Locks.

Church News: HRV Christian announces advent schedule

Advent Concerts continue

Hood River Valley Christian has announced its advent and Christmas schedule, as follows:

Blanket (and more) Drive returns

The Wasco County Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is hosting its fifth annual Blanket Drive. All items collected from this drive will be donated to The Warming Place in The Dalles, and to Gilliam and Sherman County Emergency Management.

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‘A Christmas Carol’ opens Dec. 2: Interview with Gary “Ebenezer Scrooge” Young

Gary Young, who portrays Ebenezer Scrooge in the new production of Dickens’ classic “A Christmas Carol,” sat for an interview Nov. 27 in his Heights home, after polishing off a bowl of his own homemade soup. He spoke with editor Kirby Neumann-Rea, who has the role of Mr. Fezziwig in the production, by Plays For Non-Profits.

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