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Author Laura Jack debuts her new book on Sept. 6

Hood River author Laura Jack’s new book, “The Compassion Code,” debuts at the downtown Basik Açai Café on Sept. 6. The book launch party will be from 6-8 p.m. at the café, 112 Oak St.

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Unity Picnic

At Saturday’s annual Unity Picnic hosted by Hood River Library, people enjoyed Mexican food, listened to music by Hood River Norteno quartet 6 Del Rio and posted words of beauty and hope as the library wrapped up its Summer Reading Program.

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Rev. Ron Maag retires from St. Mary's

'Diversity promotes health' - Pastor worked for unity in the congregation

Longtime St. Mary’s Catholic Church Pastor Rev. Ron Maag retires Aug. 31 after 19 years in Hood River.

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First Farmworker Celebration hits Jackson Park Sunday

The community’s first celebration of farm workers happens Sunday at Jackson Park from 2-8 p.m.

‘Love your Columbia’ events return Saturday

Community clean-up events and celebrations are coming back to the Columbia Gorge.

State Parks extends comment period on camping fee increase

The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) is proposing amendments to agency rules related to overnight camping rates for state parks.

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Peace Village in Mosier draws 150 campers

The 11th annual Columbia Gorge Peace Village last month drew a record 150 campers to Mosier School for a week of active learning about social justice, environmental citizenship, wellness, collaboration, media literacy, and self-empowerment.

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Pick of the Week: ‘Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead’ at CCA

The next National Theater Live broadcast, shown at Columbia Center for the Arts, will be Sunday, Aug. 27 at noon.

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HR County Library District holds annual Unity Picnic to celebrate diversity, reading

Join the Hood River County Library District on Saturday, Aug. 26 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. for the annual Unity Picnic, a celebration of diversity and the culmination of the library’s summer reading program.

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YESTERYEARS: Hood River pool facing possible closure in 1987

When the Hood River Swimming Pool closes its doors this Sunday, it may not be for good, Hood River’s city council decided Monday.

Entertainment Update for Aug. 23 edition

Polecat at River City Sept. 1; Jose Maya Duo at the Buffalo; more

‘Sketchbook Project’ invites conversation

With the new “Sketchbook Project,” Columbia Center for the Arts is looking ahead to a January 2018 exhibition.

poTENtial series continues at Center for Arts

Columbia Center for the Arts continues its poTENtial arts series Aug. 26 with two presentations of Thumbelina by The Oregon Shadow Theater at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.

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Golden Eagle

The old picnic shelter is gone and where it stood is the new asphalt base for tennis and pickleball courts and basketball hoops at Golden Eagle Park.

Genealogical Society meets Sept. 9 in TD

The next Columbia Gorge Genealogical Society meeting will be held Saturday, Sept. 9 at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, The Dalles, in the Basalt Café.

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