‘Notes from the Riverkeepers’ tour in Mosier, Hood River; Maryhill Music on the Terrace; more
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Visit the Hood River Library on Oct. 4 at 8 p.m. for an intimate concert by singer-songwriter Toney Rocks.
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.
Local metal artist Alan Root has donated his sculpture, “Heron Viewing Spawning Salmon,” to Columbia Center for the Arts.
Sept. 30 is National Public Lands Day, the nation’s largest, single-day volunteer effort for public lands. To encourage people to join in and visit their public lands, the Forest Service is waiving day-use fees at recreation sites across the Pacific Northwest.
Waucoma Bookstore and Gorge Grown are hosting author Tara Whitsitt for a book signing on Saturday, Sept. 30 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hood River Farmers’ Market, Fifth and Columbia streets in downtown Hood River.
Plans for the forthcoming visit of President Franklin D. Roosevelt to Bonneville Dam, Hood River Valley and Timberline Lodge on Mount Hood were completed yesterday and, unless there is further change, will stand as published.
In the first few days of the rapidly burning Eagle Creek wildfire, my heart hurt. It was a hurt that was raw, and penetrated to a previously unknown depth in my soul.
Happiness Month is coming to the Gorge again this October and businesses and organizations are getting involved.