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WAAAM celebrates history of the Chevrolet April 12

On the April 12 Second Saturday event, the Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum will feature Chevrolets.

Pine Grove News: Pine Grove Church hosts open house April 19

Hello again! I would like to welcome many of our new neighbors. There have been some changes in the area so hopefully we can all get to know each other soon.

Mid Valley News: Blossom Fest Craft and Quilt show coming soon

It’s Blossom Fest time! The Blossom Craft Show and Quilt Show takes place at the Hood River County Fairgrounds April 19-20, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. A wide variety of Northwest vendors — at last count, 120 — will be on site, featuring art, crafts, garden art, home furnishings and decorations, photographs, gourmet food products, jewelry, clothing, plants and more.

Books’ great beginnings

In 2004 during our weekly visits to the school library, many of the female students in my third-grade class were inclined to check out books about princesses, fairies and cute puppies. Meanwhile, their classmate Thania Torres searched the shelves for books about anatomy. She shared with me every fascinating fact she discovered about the human body. At the ripe old age of 8, Thania was already certain that one day she wanted to be a doctor.

April 12 ‘Be a Hero’ event helps McCabe family

The community can gather to “Be a Hero” for the Matt McCabe family of Hood River on April 12 with a Zumbathon charity event from 9-10:30 a.m. at Westside Elementary School, 3685 Belmont Drive. No tickets are needed; donations are accepted at the door.

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Wy’east students weave images of cultures that combine for community

Even days after the unveiling, students at Wy’east are still stopping to admire the intricate pieces of artwork, staring and studying until they suddenly realize they are late to class.

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Art Notes: Celebrating works large and small

‘Collective Voices’ at CCA; Essley in ‘The Nook’At CCA; ‘Best of the Gorge’ artist call issued; more

Made for Mosier auction April 26

The sixth-annual Made for Mosier Benefit Auction will be at Springhouse Cellar in Hood River on Saturday, April 26.

Woman of Heart and Mind: Joni Mitchell's 70th birthday tribute April 18

Bringing together some of Portland’s finest musicians, this is a true celebration to Joni Mitchell and her 70 glorious years (and counting!) on this planet making music that just gets better and better. Get ready for Woman of Heart and Mind on Friday, April 18, at 7:30 p.m. at Columbia Center for the Arts.

Casting call for ‘King of Roads’ film

Laughing Deva Productions is holding a casting call for roles in its feature travel documentary “King of Roads.”

Entertainment Update for April 9

Chinook Winds quintet in concert April 10; Trio, Pickers and Coconuts; Ritchie Young at CEBU Lounge; Earth Day birder’s social; ‘Assault on El Capitan’ April 17

Hood River Blossom Festival starts this weekend

Blossom Fest’s first of three weekends offers plenty of family-friendly activities around the Hood River valley. The Hood River News’ Panorama special section, published April 12, gives the full Blossom schedule and map, but here is the list of what’s happening this Friday through Sunday, weekend one.

Time for Art at May Street

May Street Lasagna Dinner and Art Auction happens Thursday

May Street Elementary School holds its annual Teddy Webber Scholarship Dinner and Student Art Auction on Thursday. This event, which began in 1997, raises money for the school’s artist-in-residence program and the Teddy Webber Scholarship fund.

Blossom Fest starts with cider

Hard-Pressed Fest in Odell celebrates valley’s burgeoning libation industry

It is blossom time again, and Hood River Blossom Festival starts off Saturday with a new event: Hard-Pressed Cider Fest, noon to 6 p.m. in Odell.

Entertainment Update for April 5

Music Mondays at Solstice; ‘Noble Spirit’ screens April 9; ‘DamNation’ screening April 18; more