Gorge Life


‘Full Monty’ tickets, packages on sale

Tickets – but not just regular tickets – are now on sale for “The Full Monty,” at Columbia Center for the Arts Feb. 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27 and 28 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 22 at 2 p.m.

Young Voices: What Being an Oregon pioneer descendent means to me

Starting in the early 1840s, whispers of a new territory rich with opportunity were beginning to reach the ears of those living in the east. Its name was Oregon, and it promised a fresh start for whomever dared make the journey west. It was the start of a mass exodus. Brave settlers craving better lives took their fates into their own hands, packed what they could into covered wagons, and left their old lives behind. They knew what they sought would be dangerous to obtain, and that many would not survive. But they were determined to fulfill their dreams, or to die trying.

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Pet of the Week: Larry is a playful, happy pup

This week volunteers at Adopt A Dog have selected Larry as the program’s adoptable pet of the week:

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Teen donates to ‘Locks of Love'

Ruby Guenther, 17, a junior at Hood River Valley High School, donated 12-inches of her hair on Dec. 29, 2014, to Locks of Love.

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Walker sisters win art, essay awards from Sons and Daughters of Pioneers

Sisters Abby and Johanna Walker have won the Sons and Daughters of Oregon Pioneers (SDOP) 2015 Junior Awards in their respective age groups, announced SDOP Junior Award Committee Chair Maryjane Davey earlier this month.

Kids’ events to plan for in February

Feb. 20 — Second annual Aporkalypse Now, 6 p.m. at Springhouse Cellars. A benefit for Helping Hands Against Violence pitting local chefs against each other in judged bacon recipes. Entertainment includes a bacon eating contest.

Entertainment Update for Jan. 24

‘Holy Broke’ at Trillium Feb. 6; Fields of May play Jan. 24 in CL; more

‘One Small Hitch’ screens Jan. 28

The romantic comedy “One Small Hitch,” directed by John Burgess, comes to Columbia Cetner for the Arts, 7 p.m. on Jan. 28.

Local author reading at HR library

Local author Vikki Claflin will read from her new book Shake, Rattle & Roll With It: Living and Laughing with Parkinson’s at the Hood River Library on Saturday, February 7 at 2 p.m.

Dakota Bickle takes first at Speech event

The Hood River Valley Speech and Debate team took 15 competitors to the Glencoe High School Tournament on Saturday, Jan. 17.

GEM group holds annual meeting

Gorge Ecumenical Ministries will hold its annual community assembly from 5 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 25 at the Asbury/Our Redeemer partnership congregation on Tucker Road in Hood River.

Harmony of the Gorge singers hosts ‘Girls’ Night Out’ Jan. 27

Singers are invited to come and see what being a Sweet Adeline is all about on Jan. 27.

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Braceros in the Pacific Northwest exhibit comes to Discovery Center

THE DALLES—Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and Museum presents Culture a la Carte, an evening presentation on the topic of Braceros of the Pacific Northwest, Saturday, Jan. 31, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., 5000 Discovery Drive, The Dalles. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Enjoy an optional dinner for $15, served at 6 p.m., followed by the free presentation at 7 p.m.

Yesteryears: Nisei given permits to return, arrive by train this week in 1945

1915 — 100 years ago: The three boats of the Oregon River Transportation Company will resume service between Portland and The Dalles, if a deal pending between the Open River company and the Willamette & Columbia River Towing Company is closed.

Sense of Place: Mosier Centennial, on Feb. 4

Join Mosier residents on Feb. 4 as they recall significant tales and events from Mosier’s past.