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Next Walking Tour June 5

The Historic Downtown Walking Tour, sponsored by the History Museum of Hood River County, offers an insight into the architectural and cultural history of how downtown buildings and sites developed.

Lyle Pioneer Days return May 27

Lyle Pioneer Days returns May 27 after a 14-year hiatus with a full day of events planned that includes carnival games, a bouncy house, blacksmithing demos, a car and bike show, and craft and food vendor booths.

CASA launches 2017 Playhouse Raffle

The fifth annual CASA Playhouse Raffle marks the program’s return.

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YESTERYEARS: Ross, Daphne Hukari Animal Shelter opens in 2007

Camille Hukari wore her “I love my dog and my dog loves me” t-shirt to Thursday’s dedication of an animal shelter named after her parents.

‘Guy, Guitar, Girl’: young actor seeks film support

Connor Muhl, 17, is seeking community support for his film project “A Guy, A Guitar And A Girl,” directed by Katie O’Grady and produced by Muhl and his mother, Maura Muhl.

Author signing June 3 at HR Farmers’ Market

Waucoma Bookstore and Gorge Grown are hosting authors Kirsten and Christopher Shockey for a book signing at the Hood River Farmers’ Market, Fifth and Columbia streets, on Saturday, June 3 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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Fresh and Local: Farmers Markets in the Gorge

It is market time again; the bounty of the Gorge is available to all.

‘Earth Camp’ returns for summer 2017

Looking for a summer camp that incorporates art, outdoor activities, music, games, healthy snacks and a spiritual grounding in creation? Sign up for Riverside’s “Earth Camp,” where kids will grow in faith, have fun, and learn how they might change the world.

The Ale List: Tasting notes on newly fermented tangs; no ‘suds’ here

I found Dan Peterson carbonating half-kegs at Pine Street Kitchen the other day, but the contents were not one of his beers. It was kombucha, the newest venture for the Hood River-based Ferment brewery.

Entertainment Update for May 24

­Matt Brown at The Pines; Daphne Willis at Griffin House; more

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The Porch for May 20

WELL SAID: “A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.” — Georg Christoph Lichtenburg

Columbia Center offers Summer Arts class scholarships

A Giving Tuesday community fundraiser by Columbia Center for the Arts has enabled it to offer 15 full scholarships to children in need of financial assistance to attend an art class this summer.

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Students join HRVHS teacher Rachel Harry in Tony Award surprise

‘She gives us the tools for creation’

Forget three times — the second time was the charm for Hood River Valley High School theater arts teacher Rachel Harry, who learned Wednesday that she had been awarded The Tony Awards and Carnegie Mellon University “Teachers with the Excellence in Theater Education” Award.

‘Connect to Your Cause’ fair June 4

Find diverse community groups, nonprofits and causes on Sunday, June 4 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the first ever “Connect to Your Cause” fair.

The Great American Songbook May 19, 21

For anyone familiar with the history of American popular music, the era from 1930-1950 is regarded as an especially fertile and important period.

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