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Celebrate ‘Independent Bookstore Day’ with local authors

Waucoma Bookstore will host local authors for a book signing to celebrate Independent Bookstore Day on Saturday, April 30 at the bookstore, located at 212 Oak St., Hood River.

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Pet of the week: Bogie is ‘super star at the shelter’

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

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‘Rallying point’ Cider Fest sells out

Last weekend’s third Annual Hood River Hard-Pressed Cider Fest, a Hood River County Chamber of Commerce event, drew approximately 3,000 people to the Odell fruit packing district. The family-friendly celebration was full of cider-seeking locals and visitors from open to close, according to event coordinator Ashley Huckaby May.

The Ale List: Gorge Brewers hold tap takeover April 20

Tarwater Tavern on Jewett in White Salmon hosts a tap takeover by 11 breweries in Breweries in the Gorge, 5 p.m. on April 20.

Entertainment Update for April 20

Ron Rogers at Double Mountain; ‘Sharing the Rough’ benefit film April 21 at arts center; more

Church News for April 16

Kozen Sampson speaks at RCC

Kozen Sampson speaks at RCC; Jehovah’s Witness assembly April 17; A study of Judas, Sunday at Immanuel; Covenant Christian hosts OCC fundraiser

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'Little free book boxes': Student to bring libraries to 3 neighborhoods

A trio of “little free book boxes” will come to Hood River this spring, thanks to Lucy Fine, Hood River Valley High School junior.

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Art center’s got poTENtial

Columbia Center for the Arts has poTENtial — the center’s 10th anniversary series started off April 4 with 100 people in attendance to hear “Martin Marten” author Brian Doyle in a wide-ranging and hilarious talk.

Cosi Fan Tutte cast features opera singing HRVHS grad

The Mozart opera in town this weekend won’t be longhair music, unless you mean the hipsters’ beards.

Jim Drake’s Entertainment Blog: Claudia Schmidt plays new venue in TD April 21

What’s the best way to describe a 12-string guitarist with an affinity for the mountain dulcimer who describes her 40-year career as more of a “careen”?

Blossom Time brings plenty of local color to the valley

With the heart of Blossom Time happening this weekend, Panorama special sections are a great way to plan your weekend.

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HRV Leos holds Soles4Souls drive

Attention anyone with a closet: Those shoes you no longer want are needed to help fight global poverty.

Library announces Shakespeare Week events April 19-23

The Hood River County Library Celebrates Shakespeare’s 451st birthday with a week of fun events for kids and families.

Annual Stafford gathering celebrates April Poetry Month

When asked “Why do you write poetry?” noted poet William Stafford answered, “Why did you stop?”

Gem documentary gets Oregon Premiere April 21

By traveling to East Africa searching out the finest colored gemstones, Ken Apland of Apland Jewelers has had the opportunity to help local communities in Kenya and Tanzania. While many jewelers wait for gem dealers to come to their store, Apland goes straight to the source — this not only provides access to gemstone rough directly from the mine but also provides much needed business for local miners.