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Entertainment Update for Jan. 4

‘Old Man’ author visits Jan. 17; World’s Finest in town Jan. 6; more

‘Writing Memories for the Next Generation’

Memoirist Carolyn Wood will facilitate a creative writing workshop called Writing Memories for the Next Generation on Jan. 10 at the Hood River Library. The workshop will run from 3-4:30 p.m. and focus on developing a creative nonfiction piece.

‘Death: An Oral History’ Jan. 28

On Jan. 28 at 2 p.m., Portland author Casey Jarman will read from his book “Death: An Oral History” at the Hood River Library. A group conversation will follow the reading.

Lions pick up Christmas trees Jan. 7

Hood River Lions will be picking up Christmas trees in the City of Hood River this coming Saturday, Jan. 7, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m

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‘The Hero’s Journey’ at Columbia Center for Arts

Columbia Center for the Arts’ first exhibition of 2017 is “Men’s Art: The Hero’s Journey,” running Jan. 6-29. This juried show explores the hero’s journey through the eyes of male artists for the region in a variety of artistic forms.

Entertainment Update for Dec. 31

World’s Finest in town Jan. 6, New Year’s Eve music planner, more

‘Big Lebowski Dude Bowl’ benefits Little Oak Jan. 27

Gather a team of five and dress in your Big Lebowski best for the first-ever Big Lebowski Dude Bowl in support of Little Oak Montessori Jan. 27 at Orchard Lanes, Hood River.

Paint-out Jan. 21 features ‘Heart & Soul’

Calling all community members who love to make art — all levels of artistic ability welcome. Columbia Center for the Arts will be hosting a community paint-out in their studio/classroom at the center on Saturday, Jan. 21, and folks are welcome to drop in between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Sweet Adelines offer singing Valentines

Surprise a coworker, parent, loved one and others with the gift of a live Singing Valentine delivered on your behalf this Valentine’s Day.

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Interesting People Series: Nepali trek guide speaks Jan. 5 at Mt. Hood Town Hall

Chandra Man Bajyoo, a 43-year-old Nepali guide who has done more than 100 treks in the Himalayas, will speak about his experiences at the Mt. Hood Town Hall on Thursday, Jan. 5 at 6:30 p.m. This is the first in a series of “Interesting People” talks at the community center, located at 6575 Hwy. 35 in the upper Hood River valley.

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Try Galore Jared, or rainbow skeet shooting in the luminous abyss

The end of the year brought a downheaval, but I stayed upcast and uphearted. I had the whole year since the last column, and all this to think about:

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Yesteryears: Golfers take advantage of unusually good weather in 1946

A number of residents who found themselves free of Christmas preparations last Sunday decided to play a round or two at the golf course at Oak Grove and found the weather entirely to their liking.

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Hood River Art Club exhibit

The Hood River Art Club is exhibiting works by members this month at the Hood River Library during regular library hours. Coming in January, the club will hold a show at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital through the month of March.

Bid on unique art benefit by Dec. 31

The community has three days to bid on a painting for a unique non-profit benefit that is itself a unique piece of artwork.

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Winning Windows 2016

Lucy Gorman, owner of Lucy’s Flowers on Oak Street, stands in front of her winning storefront display

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