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Finnish folk duo at HR Library Oct. 11

Vellamo, a Finnish folk duo, will bring their ethereal melodies to the Hood River Library on Oct. 11 at 6:30 p.m.

‘Story Slam’ workshop Oct. 10 at HR Library

Visit the Hood River Library on Oct. 10 at 5:30 p.m. for a workshop about storytelling.

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‘H is for Harvest’ benefits Residents Committee

“Homegrown” best describes the third annual “H is for Harvest” auction fundraiser for Hood River Valley Residents Committee on Saturday, Oct. 7 from 6-9 p.m. at Springhouse Cellars.

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YESTERYEARS: HRHS closes for apple harvest in 1917

The Hood River High School will close next Friday evening, Oct. 5, for two weeks to assist in the apple harvest.

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Pick of the Week: ‘1000 Words’ opens at art center

Columbia Center for the Arts opens a new show, “1000 Words: Visual Arts Response to Literature,” on Wednesday, Oct. 4, with an opening reception planned on First Friday, Oct. 6 from 6-8 p.m.

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KAYAK SHED: Spanning Three Centuries

The old building bridged the downtown enterprises of three centuries. From 19th century blacksmiths through its machine shop era of the early- and mid-1990s, to the wind and water sports of the 20th and 21st century, the Schlosser family-owned Kayak Shed building had served multiple needs for more than 100 years.

Entertainment Update for Oct. 4 edition

‘Notes from the Riverkeepers’ tour in Mosier, Hood River; Maryhill Music on the Terrace; more

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Rain Dance helps Cascade Locks

Marianne Brevard, left, Marge Gale, Andy Roof and Ryan Brevard, part of the newly-assembled band “Going Down Reunion” perform at last week’s benefit event Rain Dance, held at Springhouse Cellar in Hood River, for the community of Cascade Locks, wracked by evacuations and business closures from the Eagle Creek fire.

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The Ale List: Rescheduled Hops Fest happens Saturday

The 14th annual Hood River Hops Fest, staged by Hood River Chamber of Commerce, pours fresh-hopped ales from around the Northwest on a new date, Oct. 7 (delayed from Sept. 23).

Happiness Month update: Exploring the three daily habits: Gratitude, kindness, silence

Sponsored by the non-profit community health center One Community Health, Gorge Happiness Month lasts all of October — 31 days focused on the three daily habits scientifically proven to make people happier: Gratitude, acts of kindness, and moments of silence. The goal is to inspire as many people as possible to make happy a habit.

Seddon Wylde’s garden scrolls

Hood River artist Seddon Wylde’s unique garden scrolls will be on display in two settings this month: Columbia Center for the Arts’ October show and at Gorge Ink, 176 E Jewett Blvd., White Salmon. During the White Salmon Art Walk, Oct. 20-22, the entire “Couplets by My Friends” folded scroll and three framed originals will be exhibited and for sale.

First brewery opens in Goldendale

Dwinell Country Ales in Goldendale will celebrate its grand opening on Saturday, Oct. 14 from noon to 10 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 15 from noon to 9 p.m.

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Pomegranates focus of speaker’s free talk

Pomegranates and their topographical and cultural power will be the focus when artist Yvonne Pepin-Wakefield speaks Oct. 6 at Columbia Center for the Arts.

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Toney Rocks at Hood River Library Oct. 4

Visit the Hood River Library on Oct. 4 at 8 p.m. for an intimate concert by singer-songwriter Toney Rocks.

‘BLIMP’ band will open for Ben Jones at Oct. 7 Gabay Peace Scholarship benefit

The BLIMP Band, aka “Bingen Loving Interstate Mystical Peace Band” opens for headliner Portland funk bass master Ben Jones and his band “Just Friends” in an Oct. 7 show at the Bingen Theater. The event is a benefit for the Susanna Blake Gabay Peace Scholarship Fund, “and a fun way to show support for our high school seniors,” said organizer Trish Leighton.


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