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Coming in August to the Hood River Library

The Hood River Library has a variety of free activities planned in August, most beginning at 5:30 p.m. (unless otherwise noted).

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RC Car Club meeting

On Wednesday, Aug. 2 beginning at 6:15 p.m., the first Radio-controlled Car Club meeting will begin at Hood River Hobbies, 110 Fourth St., downtown Hood River.

Church News: River of Life plans VBS

Covenant Hood River Church offers classes

River of Life Assembly will hold “Galactic Starveyors” Vacation Bible School July 31-Aug. 4 from 9 a.m. to noon. Free; open to kids going into kindergarten to sixth grade. Enjoy music, games, prizes, snacks and God’s story. When registering, please note any special needs. Register online at rolahr.org/vbs.

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Shakespeare on the green

Confused lovers Hermia (Ashly Will) and Lysander (William Thayer-Daugherty) ponder their future in an early scene of William Shakespeare’s comical gem “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” opening Aug. 3.

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County Fair continues through Saturday

Plenty is happening at the Hood River County Fairgrounds in Odell as the 2017 County Fair concludes on Saturday.

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Photo gallery: Hood River County Fair

Scenes from the Hood River County Fair; photos by Kirby Neumann-Rea

‘Invention Camp’ Aug. 14-18

Oregon State University is offering a free summer camp for middle schoolers in the Gorge. Invention Camp takes place Aug. 14-18 at Columbia Gorge Community College, The Dalles campus, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Pick of the Week: Westside forum July 26

An informational meeting about the Westside Area Concept Plan — a study by the City of Hood River to prepare for future growth — takes place Wednesday, July 26 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Columbia Center for the Arts, 215 Cascade Ave., Hood River.

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Fair Time: HOOD RIVER COUNTY FAIR — ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW

Sammy Kershaw headlines on July 29

The 2017 Hood River County Fair runs Wednesday through Saturday, July 26-29, at the Hood River County Fairgrounds, with the theme “Get Your Biscuits in the Oven and Your Buns to the Fair.”

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YESTERYEARS: ‘Lassie’ films in HR in 1947

Television’s “Lassie” comes to Mount Hood and the Mid-Columbia late this month for a shooting of several scenes, the U.S. Forest Service has announced.

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Daily Bread: Blame it on The Moon

They say there is a first time for everything.

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McAlexanders celebrate 50th anniversary

Lyle Smith McAlexander and Ruthie Merz McAlexander celebrated 50 years of married life July 23.

Hood River Library hosts Death Café

The Hood River Library will host its next Death Café on Wednesday, July 26 at 6:30pm. At a Death Café, people, often strangers, gather to eat cake, drink tea and discuss death.

Pet of the Week: Charlie is happy and playful

Charlie has been selected by volunteers as Adopt A Dog’s adoptable pet of the week. He’s about a year old, 73 pounds, and some kind of mix ... who knows?! We're guessing he's got Shepherd, Pittie, maybe snuggle-bug in there?

Entertainment Update for July 26

Andy T Band at Hood Crest, Blues Cabaret at Griffin House, more

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