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How to help in the Gorge this holiday season

FISH Food Bank can drive; Operation Christmas Child drop-off; Christmas Project barrel donations starting

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Pet of the Week: Filomena is a beauty who needs extra loving care

This week volunteers at Adopt A Dog have selected Filomena as the program’s adoptable pet of the week. They describe her as follows:

Wolves spotted on West Side

Joyce Reinig, who lives on Country Club Road near Sunset, wants to warn neighbors of confirmed wolf sightings in the neighborhood.

Christmas tree permits now on sale

As the holiday season approaches, Mt. Hood National Forest Christmas tree permits are now on sale.

Ski films ‘Pretty Faces,’ ‘A Dozen More Turns’ screen Nov. 21

Ski Films presented by Columbia Center for the Arts and Cooper Spur

Columbia Center for the Arts and Cooper Spur Race team join forces to bring a night of ski films in celebration of the Snow Show, proceeds will benefit Cooper Spur Race team. The films will be shown on Nov. 21 at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tickets are $7 for children and students 18 and under, adult tickets are $10 and available through Columbia Center for the Arts, 215 Cascade Ave. and Waucoma Bookstore.

Entertainment Update for Nov. 19

‘Easy Boys’ at River City Nov. 26; Tess Barr at Double Mt.; more

Mockingjay challenge at library

Hood River Library hosts its next Literary Challenge on Nov. 21 in the downstairs section. The event is open to all youth.

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Jimmy Guthrie is truly working on the railroad, and he loves it all the live long day

There isn’t a job on the Mt. Hood Railroad that Jimmy Guthrie hasn’t done, whether that’s working on the track or running the trains.

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Warming Shelter opens

The Hood River Warming Shelter is open, at Mid-Columbia Center for Living, on Woods Court on the Heights.

‘Simple Joy of Art’ auction set Nov. 22

HRVHS junior Kaitlyn Scarborough and friends are organizing the first-ever art auction Nov. 20 from 6-7:30 p.m. in the high school commons. The title of the event is “The simple joy of art."

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Elements of Friendship

Two Gorge artists create art and connect with Korean artists in week-long exchange

“In the End the Elements Win.”

Meals with Meaning: Empty Bowls dinner serves FISH Nov. 18

Plus: Solstice ‘Community Appreciation’ dinners, St. Mary’s Ham Dinner and Bazaar, Community Soup Supper

Expanded Operation Christmas Child program gets going

Operation Christmas Child (OCC) is up and running for 2014, with more businesses and individuals than ever interested in filling one (or more) of the program’s green and red shoeboxes for a child in need in one of 130 countries under the umbrella of Samaritan’s Purse, an international relief organization chaired by Franklin Graham

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Pet of the week: Axle is eager to please

This week volunteers at Adopt A Dog have selected Axle as the program’s adoptable pet of the week. They describe him as follows:

Poet Clem Starck returns to Stevenson Nov. 15

Charles Goodrich joins annual reading in Stevenson

Award-winning poet-carpenter Clem Starck returns to Stevenson Nov. 15 for a time-honored evening of poetry recitation.