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'I could see forever': Woman recounts 1940 climb of Mount Hood

Climbing Mount Hood is not an experience you forget. Just ask Peggy McLucas Tetlow, 94. She was 18 when she climbed Mount Hood on July 21, 1940, part of the annual Legion Climb aided by Crag Rats.

‘Wear it Well’ sneak preview and fundraiser Aug. 4

Want a sneak peek and the first chance to try on and purchase the wearable art on display at this month’s “Wear it Well” show at the Columbia Center for the Arts? Then you’ll want to attend the ladies’ night out fundraising event on Aug. 4 beginning at 6 p.m.

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The Daily Bread: A place with no name

“It’s not the destination, it’s the journey.”

Lions offer thanks for fireworks help

Eye Opener Lion Tony Merz writes:

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CGOA announces new season of Voci, Sinfonietta, debuts Stages and Salons

In anticipation of an upcoming season of performances, Columbia Gorge Orchestra Association ensembles will soon begin rehearsals, and according to Music Director and conductor Mark Steighner, new members are welcome.

‘Arts in the Park’ in Wasco Co. Aug. 20

Northern Wasco County Parks and Recreation District is partnering with The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce, Opportunity Connections, The Dalles Art Center and Farmers Market to host the third annual Art in the Park Festival at City Park from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Oklahoma!: Shows benefit non-profits

Opening Aug. 5 at HRMS

“Brand new state! Gonna treat you great!” A classic romance, with plenty of comedy and action, and a touch of tragedy, “Oklahoma!” unfolds against the historic backdrop of the eponymous Midwest prairie territory preparing to become a state, as it did in 1907.

Entertainment Update for Aug. 3

Free evening of Latino Theater, music, dance Aug. 27 at CCA; John Bunzow at White Buffalo; more

‘Silenced in the Surf’ author at Waucoma

Waucoma Bookstore hosts author Kate Dyer-Seeley for a book signing, 5 to 8 p.m. on Aug. 5 at the bookstore, 212 Oak St.

Gorge quilters featured in area shows this summer and fall

Several upcoming exhibits will feature quilts and fiber art by members of the Columbia River Gorge Quilters’ Guild. Through Saturday, visit the Hood River County Fair to see 21 quilts created by members in answer to a guild challenge: Participants were asked to make a 24-inch square quilt using only two colors — plus lime green.

Entertainment Update for July 30

Get the led out; Market welcomes cookbook author Carver July 30 ; more

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‘American Pickers’ seeks local troves

Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, and their team are planning to return to Oregon to film episodes of the hit series “American Pickers” throughout the region this summer.

Richard Tillinghast concert at library Aug 10

With an acoustic guitar, Richard Tillinghast incorporates the sounds of Appalachian banjo, distortion, bottleneck slide, and syncopation into his poetic songs about wilderness, adventure, and self-discovery.

Gorge Soup art grant applications due Aug. 20

Gorge Soup for the Arts is seeking presenter applications from individuals or teams who are starting a new artistic endeavor or community initiative centered on the arts.


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