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‘We are one’ event held on Saturday

‘Somos Uno’

Gorge Ecumenical Ministries (GEM) invites all community members to participate in a community expression of unity and solidarity, “We Are One—Somos Uno” on Saturday, Nov. 12 from 4:30-5:30 p.m.

‘Polar Express’ starts rolling

Mt. Hood Railroad’s “The Polar Express,” inspired by the book of the same title by Chris Van Allsburg, starts 2016 service on Nov. 12.

Deadline is Nov. 15 to submit writings to Gorge Lit Journal

The Gorge Literary Journal, a voice for writers in the Columbia Gorge, is now accepting submissions for its fourth edition. The submission deadline is Nov. 15 for this twice-yearly publication.

‘Rivers of Oregon’ book talk, slide show on Nov. 16

Visit the Hood River Library on Nov. 16 at 6:30 p.m. to join award winning author and photographer Tim Palmer while he presents a slide show based on his new book, “Rivers of Oregon.”

‘Paradox of the Cascades Tribes’ talk happens Nov. 16

For decades, people have assumed that the Cascades tribes were sent away to reservations and are part of reservation communities. This historical paradox has vexed historians for generations because it appears that for many Cascades people, they did not remove nor are part of reservation communities.

Remains gallery hosts ‘Creatives for a Cause’

The Remains art gallery hosts a pop-up shop, “Creatives for a Cause” on Nov. 12, from 1 to 8 p.m.

Church News: St. Mary’s Ham Dinner is Sunday, Nov. 13

Nobody can quite remember when the St. Mary’s Ham Dinner and Christmas Bazaar first started, but it’s been going on for at least the past 40 years.

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Chair Affair Nov. 11

The annual “Chair Affair” event for Westside Elementary will be Nov. 11 at Springhouse Cellars from 6-10 p.m.

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Entertainment Update for Nov. 12

‘Catch Me’ closes this weekend; United Way concert benefit Dec. 4 with Aaron Meyer; more

Israeli vegan food expert Ori Shavit speaks Friday at Tofurky Company

Ori Shavit, an Israeli food writer, food critic and leading promoter of the Israeli vegan cuisine and vegan culture, animal liberation and green lifestyle, will speak Friday at 5 p.m. at Tofurky Company.

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Catch ‘Catch Me’ before it’s gone

“Catch Me If You Can” closes this weekend at Hood River Valley High School’s Bowe Theater, with 7 p.m. shows Nov. 11-12.

Yesteryears: ‘The dearth of fuel has become acute’ in 1916

With the advent of cold weather, the dearth of fuel has become acute. The Mount Hood Railroad has been using all available cars for the past several weeks and has been unable to deliver any wood to the city.

Special Olympics thanks

Writes Terry Cannon, Hood River Special Olympics coordinator: “Our local Special Olympics sincerely appreciates community support of the Barb Langer Memorial Shred Day held on Sept. 10."

Cascade Observations: Isaac Newton’s lessons

I’ve spent the last few days hanging out with Isaac Newton — yes, that Isaac Newton, the guru of gravity, who should properly be addressed as Sir Isaac Newton. This past week, his lordship was reincarnated by local educator and May Street Principal Kelly Beard to help bring science alive — literally — to hundreds of kids from Odell.

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90th anniversary event generates fond memories, hope for the future

The gathering was the first of its kind, at least in years.

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