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CCA, Museum host ‘Conversation Project’ events

Communities around the state have year-round access to free discussions through the Conversation Project, a program of Oregon Humanities that brings Oregonians together to discuss provocative issues and ideas.

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‘Almost, Maine’: A senior-laden cast presents vignettes of love and loss under the Aurora Borealis

Hood River Valley High School theater students have always had two performances a year: the fall musical and the winter play. Until this year, when a second winter play was added to the schedule.

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‘Death of a Salesman’ At Bingen Theater: ‘A salesman is got to dream, boy. It comes with the territory.’

Willy Loman’s troubles come down to this: “A man can’t go out the way he came in, Ben, a man has got to add up to something.”

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A busy Blossom Time: Hood River County events guide

The second weekend of Blossom Time in Hood River Valley brings a plethora of events, ranging from hearty meals to a hard-working trail work party.

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Eagle Creek Trail Reopens

A destination hike, Eagle Creek Trail in westernmost Hood River County, is ready for spring visitors — a major stretch that had been closed due to landslides reopened last week. Above, a team of hikers enjoy the early steps of the trail in late March.

Entertainment Update for April 12

Kit Garoutte at White Buffalo; Kay Floria at The Pines; more

Gorge Literary Journal welcomes submissions

The Gorge Literary Journal, a voice for writers in the Columbia Gorge, is accepting submissions for its fifth edition. The submission deadline is May 15.

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Craft, quilt show returns April 15-16

The Blossom Craft Show and the Blossom Fest Quilt Show take place Saturday and Sunday, April 15-16 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Hood River County Fairgrounds. Admission and parking are free.

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Art auction

Kerry Cobb holds up one of more than 30 works by the late Ellen Dittebrandt and Judith Cunningham at Sunday’s Art Auction at Columbia Center for the Arts, while auctioneer Steve Talbot scans for bids.

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‘Death of a Salesman’ opens

The anguished older son Biff (David Dye), left, pleads for understanding from his father, Willy Loman (Tom Burns) in a critical moment in Arthur Miller’s “Death of a Salesman,” opening April 13 at Bingen Theater.

Entertainment Update for April 8

Daredevils at Everybody’s; Solera celebrates April 15; more

Annual Easter egg hunt, safety fair April 15 at Jackson Park

The annual Community Easter Egg Hunt, held each year on the Saturday morning before Easter at Jackson Park, will be held April 15 and again be combined with the annual Children’s Safety Fair.

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Houfek Brown works displayed in Hood River and at PDX

Hood River artist’s Nancy Houfek Brown works are on display at two locations in Hood River this month, and ongoing at Portland International Airport.

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‘After Hours’ Music

Gorge band Oakenfir plays Thursday at the Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours event at Underground Music Station in Hood River.

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May St. Dinner-Auction

May Street students created a number of artworks in class that will be sold to benefit the school’s Artists in Residence program, including bowls and tiled mirrors, at the annual Teddy Webber Scholarship Dinner and Student Art Auction on Thursday, April 13.

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