Visit the Hood River Library on Saturday, Dec. 2 at 2 p.m. to learn how to play the ukulele as instructed by the Ukalaliens. All levels are welcome; bring your own ukulele or use one of the instruments provided.
For hundreds of motorists, Thanksgiving Eve of 1977 and Hood River will be frozen solidly together in their memories.
Our Thanksgiving table was overflowing this year with caloric dishes large and small. The turkey was the centerpiece, cooked to perfection by son Corey, who uses a fancy device called a thermometer rather than my old-fashioned method of flapping the oven door open and shut every few hours to check on the bird’s progress. If the bird looks like it is getting too dark I slap a foil tent on its noggin and let it keep cooking.
“You are about to show me shadows of the things that have not happened, but will happen in the time before us. Is that so, spirit?” Scrooge’s longest night receives a fresh take starting Dec. 2 from the large cast of “A Christmas Carol,” directed by Lynda Dallman, on stage at Wy’east Middle School.
McDougall at Rivertap Dec. 8; Free Hugger at Slopeswell; more
Holiday events, updated Nov. 29 edition
Goldendale Observatory kicks off its monthly movie-night and lecture series Nov. 30. Real scientific topics will be discussed and questions answered prior to each film.
The three-week Advent Concert Series returns to Riverside Community Church, with Rule Beasley of The Dalles in the first performance, Dec. 1.
Visit the Parkdale Branch of the Hood River County Library District for music, food, games and prizes for the whole family on Saturday, Dec. 2 at 2 p.m. to celebrate the remodeling of the branch
On the evening of Thursday, Dec. 7, the annual Tinsel and Tails concert will be held at Riverside Church. This is a holiday concert presented by students and friends of Diana Beterbide.
WELL SAID: “Drink and be thankful to the host! What seems insignificant when you have it, is important when you need it.” — Franz Grillparzer
Columbia Gorge Orchestra Association Stages is bringing “Chicago: The Musical” to Hood River in June 2018. In anticipation of the production, show choreographer and dance instructor Susan Sorensen, owner of Columbia Gorge Dance Academy, will be offering a class series for interested actors to brush up on their dance moves.
Open auditions are announced for “The Little Prince,” directed by Nicole Scribner, at Columbia Center for the Arts, Dec. 11-12 at 6:30 p.m. People of all ages are invited to audition.
The annual Turkey Trot 12K, 5K and 3K run/walk takes place this Thursday, Nov. 23 — Thanksgiving Day — beginning at the Mark Hatfield West Visitor Center in Hood River. Registration is from 8:30-9:50 a.m., with a free kids fun run starting things off at 9:50 a.m. The race will begin at 10 a.m.
Hood River will shortly have its own aviation school, in charge of and run by a Hood River aviator.