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Entertainment Update for Jan. 20

Kolberg, Gould at The Pines; Saunders at White Buffalo; more

Jim Drake’s Entertainment Blog: ‘Europatopia’ features guitarist Joel Kabakov

By now, you should know that the Columbia Gorge Orchestra Association will be presenting “A Community of Music” at the Wy’east Middle School Performing Arts Center on Friday, Jan. 22, at 7 p.m., and on Sunday, Jan. 24, at 2 p.m.

Learn to knit at the library

Winter is here and that means it is time to knit! What better way to spend hours inside than creating knitted items to wear and share?

Entertainment Update for Jan. 16

Scratchdog Stringband at Trillium Cafe Jan. 30; Wasco Bros play Jan. 16; more

The Porch: Jan. 16

WELL SAID: From late last year, on The Mesquitery chalkboard, and an excellent thought for the New Year:

Church News: 'Mission-Minded Women' at Covenant Christian

Christian women from across the Columbia Gorge are uniting to focus on local and global missions, says Ann Dunagan, director of the new Mission-Minded Women group now forming.

GEM churches, KZAS host MLK Day event

Here are two ways to observe the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., whose birthday is observed Monday as a federal holiday; schools, government offices and banks will be closed.

Yesteryears: New Ray  T. Yasui Dialysis Center opens in 2006

The community is invited to an open house and dedication of the new Ray T. Yasui Dialysis Center on Jan. 15. The center is located on the third floor of the new addition to the Providence Health Services Building, 1151 May Street in Hood River. The new center boasts 12 state-of-the-art dialysis stations, an increase from eight in the former center. The added chairs allow people who had been traveling to Portland for their thrice-weekly treatments to now just drive the short distance to the Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital campus.

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Rotary Ski Night returns Jan. 18

Advance tickets cost $15 for seven hours on the slopes

“Ski your heart out for a good cause” as Hood River Rotary hosts the annual Rotary Ski Night at Mt. Hood Meadows, on the Martin Luther King holiday, Monday, Jan.18, from 2-9 p.m.

Cascade Observations: Read any good books?

Steve Duin, a columnist for The Oregonian/Oregon Live, wants his readers to read. And read. And read.

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YoHOHs, friends spread cheer

On a cold, wet and windy Friday afternoon, while most students were leaving for winter break, the Hood River the Youth of Heart of Hospice (YoHOH) club met up with Santa (Robin Pereyda) in the front lobby of school to begin their annual Christmas outing.

MLK Day: Monday events surround ‘Justice for all’ theme

Gorge residents are invited to celebrate the life, work and dreams of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Monday, Jan. 18, at Riverside Community Church, Fourth and State streets in downtown Hood River.

Entertainment Update for Jan. 13

Brigid’s Cross at The Pines; Kay Floria at White Buffalo; more

Tongue Twister Tourney returns Feb. 26

Hood River County Start Making A Reader Today (SMART) has announced the sixth annual Tongue Twister Tournament will take place on Feb. 26, at a new location – Butler Bank Social Cub, 301 Oak St.

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2015 from the files

The year 2016 is settling in with its own personality — hefty snowpack, high desert dramas and elections at all levels — but for our second Kaleidoscope of the year, we take one last look back at 2015, and some of the photos that never made it into the paper.