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Cider Fest Returns: Expanded 4th annual event in Odell adds local cideries

Now in its fourth year, the Hood River Hard-Pressed Cider Fest on April 22 gives seasoned and novice cider drinkers alike the chance to sample cider from Hood River County’s very own cider makers, as well as a variety of additional Northwest cideries.

Local author Vikki Claflin releases third book

Local author Vikki Claflin has released her third book, “Chin Hairs & Back Fat: Somewhere Between Tweezers, Yoga Pants & a Box of Wine,” now available on Amazon.

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Plant sale in White Salmon April 29

The 14th annual St. Joseph’s Church Plant Sale will take place on Saturday, April 29 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot across from Thriftway Harvest Market in White Salmon.

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Columbia Center for the Arts celebrates Japanese art and culture

Columbia Center for the Arts host a month-long, center-wide celebration of the art and culture of Japan throughout the month of May.

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‘ORDINARY GRACE’ staged reading happens Thursday at 7:15 p.m. at Stave and Stone Winery .

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‘Death of a Salesman’

Biff Loman (David Dye, right) makes a crushing discovery in “Death of a Salesman,” encountering his father, Willy (Tom Burns) and The Woman (Brenda Hering).

Hood River Library celebrates Shakespeare’s birthday

Party like it’s 1564 at the Hood River County Library’s fourth annual Shakespeare Week. This celebration was created to give kids and their families fun, exciting experiences with the world’s most famous playwright.

Entertainment Update for April 19

Jess Clemons at White Buffalo; HR String Quartet at AniChe; more

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Blossom Time: Easter Egg Hunt, Plant Sales and Firefighter's Breakfast

YOUNGSTERS, AND OLDER HELPERS, fill the main lawn and parking lot at Jackson Park for the community egg hunt and Children’ Safety Fair, both held under prime sunny skies.

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Wind by rail

Linda Forsberg spotted a train carrying an estimated 30 windmill “arms,” each in a separate, successive flatbed car, heading east through the Gorge Thursday morning on the Washington side.

Marbach hosts sale to close photo studio

Silent auction helps Rotary scholarship

Local photographer Peter Marbach will hold a one day only fine art studio close out sale on Saturday, April 22 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 3121 Eliot Drive in Hood River.

The Porch: A place to sit and watch, but more than that …

WELL SAID: “I tend to live in the past because most of my life is there.” — Herb Caen

Earth Week events planned

Earth Day, Saturday, April 22, has expanded to Earth Week this year. Four separate events at different locations will take place on Earth Day to provide Gorge residents with opportunities to get involved. Then, for the next seven days, one event will take place per day, culminating in the People’s Climate and Justice March on Saturday, April 29 in Hood River.


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