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GEM group holds annual meeting

Gorge Ecumenical Ministries will hold its annual community assembly from 5 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 25 at the Asbury/Our Redeemer partnership congregation on Tucker Road in Hood River.

Harmony of the Gorge singers hosts ‘Girls’ Night Out’ Jan. 27

Singers are invited to come and see what being a Sweet Adeline is all about on Jan. 27.

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Braceros in the Pacific Northwest exhibit comes to Discovery Center

THE DALLES—Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and Museum presents Culture a la Carte, an evening presentation on the topic of Braceros of the Pacific Northwest, Saturday, Jan. 31, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., 5000 Discovery Drive, The Dalles. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Enjoy an optional dinner for $15, served at 6 p.m., followed by the free presentation at 7 p.m.

Yesteryears: Nisei given permits to return, arrive by train this week in 1945

1915 — 100 years ago: The three boats of the Oregon River Transportation Company will resume service between Portland and The Dalles, if a deal pending between the Open River company and the Willamette & Columbia River Towing Company is closed.

Sense of Place: Mosier Centennial, on Feb. 4

Join Mosier residents on Feb. 4 as they recall significant tales and events from Mosier’s past.

Rockford Grange looks ahead to next 100 years

The Rockford Community Grange 501 is celebrating the New Year as the renewed owners of its 92-year-old Grange Hall building.

Roots and Branches: Young people and the art of guidance

The winter holiday season has been a blur of Nutcracker practices and performances, charity fund raisers, shopping for gifts and food, cooking and cleaning. Add to that all the family meals and holiday visitors and my five weeks of vacation was overflowing with the basic elements of happiness, sharing, caring and service with loved ones.

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Travelogue part one: A week on the Rio Maranon

Drew and Christie Eastman take on Peru’s ‘Grand Canyon' of the Amazon

Standing at the bottom of canyon walls that tower hundreds of feet above the river, staring at a maelstrom of whitewater knowing that it would be the biggest rapid we had ever run, and having been told that there was no way to walk around the exploding chaos named Shapalmonte, we studied the rapid intently while walking back to our kayaks.

Entertainment Update for Jan. 21

Kay Floria at White Buffalo; ‘Quiet American’ at Springhouse; more

A Small Big Year 2015: Friendly bird counting competition in the Gorge

Join your friends and neighbors in the Gorge by tracking each species you count in both Hood River County and Klickitat County throughout 2015, now through Dec. 31, 2015.

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Pet of the Week: Alice loves kids and walks

This week volunteers at Adopt A Dog have selected Alice as the program’s adoptable pet of the week:

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‘Our dreams live on’

Speakers call for continued efforts to fulfill Dr. King’s vision of justice

In music, in readings, and in a challenge to keep on working for justice, a capacity congregation celebrated the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Monday at Riverside Community Church.

OSU Extension offers meal planning class in Hood River

“Let’s Cook Up a Meal Plan” will be offered on Tuesday, Feb. 3 starting at 6 p.m. in the Hood River County Extension Annex meeting room, 2990 Experiment Station Dr. (turn just south of Your Party and Rental Center).

How to Help: Updated for Jan. 17

Helping Hands Against Violence — Helping Hands operates two facilities that offer shelter and safety to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.

Entertainment Update for Jan. 17

Voci choir seeks more singers; ‘Banner Days’ at Springhouse; more