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Dinner is served: Mosier Valley Senior Center, Up, Running and Looking to Future

The Mosier Valley Senior Center was hoppin’ the last Wednesday of January — the first time it had been able to open all month due to inclement weather.

Oregon Historical Society: Peter Marbach gives ‘River of Hope’ talk Feb. 15

Hood River photographer Peter Marbach will share stories and imagery from his current project documenting the landscapes and culture of the entire 1,250-mile Columbia River, from its humble beginnings in Canal Flats, British Columbia, to the two-mile-wide confluence with the Pacific.

‘Carnal Love’ opens at AniChe

“Carnal Love” is the latest installation in a series of art shows featured at AniChe Cellars, 301 Oak St., Hood River, in the historic Butler Bank building in downtown Hood River.

Entertainment Update for Feb. 8

Maryhill music Feb 11-12; ‘Willy & Me’ at the Buffalo; more

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‘Pirates’ on stage this week only

Columbia Gorge Orchestra Association (CGOA) Stages presents its second theater ensemble, “The Pirates of Penzance,” Feb. 9-12 at the Wy’east Middle School Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students and seniors.

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Spotlight on local history during Second Saturday

The Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum (WAAAM) will feature some unusual local history on Feb. 11 during Second Saturday events.

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‘Sense of Place’ programs return Feb. 15 with music of Woody Guthrie

As a commissioned songwriter for the Portland’s Bonneville Power Administration in 1941, Woody Guthrie wrote 26 songs, including classics like "Roll On, Columbia," "Hard Travelin’," and "Pastures of Plenty," extolling the benefits of public power, hydroelectricity, irrigation, and the Grand Coulee Dam.

Harmony of the Gorge to deliver ‘Singing Valentines’

Group adds dessert social, new this year

What can say, “You are so special,” better than a Singing Valentine delivered right to a loved one? Quartets from Harmony of the Gorge have been giving the gift of Singing Valentines for over 20 years.

Entertainment Update for Feb. 4

Freehugger plays Slopeswell, Blues Cabaret returns Feb. 26, and Country Dance Feb. 11

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‘Pirates’ opens Feb. 9

Columbia Gorge Orchestra Association Stages presents “Pirates of Penzance” at Wy’east Middle School’s Performing Arts Center Feb. 9-12 at 7 p.m.

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‘Heart & Soul’ opens at Center for Arts

Local artist Charlene Rivers curates “Heart & Soul,” a show of heart-themed art by female artists from the Gorge and beyond.

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Yesteryears: High winds in Parkdale hits Fischer’s store in 1967

Winds sweeping through Parkdale Sunday sucked the second-floor wall at Fischer’s Grocery, scattering rubble across the community’s main street. Estimates placed the velocity of the wind gusts up to 100 miles an hour in a storm that centered almost entirely in the upper part of the Hood River Valley.

Entertainment Update for Feb. 1

Ted Horwitz at White Buffalo, more

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Working to stay Warm

Hood River Shelter Services looks to future

Hood River Shelter Services — perhaps better known as the warming shelter — is now in its eighth season, with a mission to provide a warm, safe place to sleep during the winter months, generally from November through early March.

‘Gatherings’ returns

Hood River News plans a thorough update of a long-time information resource: Gatherings.

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