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Denim Day: Students line downtown streets with jeans

Hood River Valley High School art students installed blue jeans with anti-sexual assault messages along Oak Street on Wednesday as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Week. The art was inspired by Denim Day protests, which began in Italy when a rape conviction was overturned because judges deemed wearing tight jeans as implying consent to sex.

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HRVHS blood drive

Lauren Greenleaf prepares to give blood Wednesday at the American Red Cross Blood Drive at Hood River Valley High School, with encouragement from her friend Elizabeth Bailey.

Grow your garden photography skills via Gorge Photography Club

Want to grow your garden photography skills? The Gorge Photography Club will offer tips and techniques for photographing gardens and wildflowers at their bi-monthly meeting on Monday, April 10 in The Dalles at the Columbia Fire and Rescue building meeting room, 1400 West Eighth St. The program will include a session called “Photographing Gardens” by guest speaker Doreen Wynja.

Church News: Easter schedules announced

Easter church services schedules

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Calling all Willys: April 8 Second Saturday at WAAAM

If you have a Willys automobile, bring it down to the Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile to show it off during the April 8 Second Saturday event.

Forestry workers fight hunger

The Oregon Department of Forestry (The Dalles Unit), which provides fire protection on private land in Hood River and Wasco counties, would like to thank the following businesses for supporting the 2017 Governor’s State Employees Food Drive, writes Deborah Gonzales Cyparski, The Dalles Unit:

Soroptimist looking for ‘Women of Distinction’

Is there a woman in your business, civic or personal life who has made a distinctive difference in the quality of life in Hood River County or in the lives of local women and girls? Soroptimist International of Hood River is asking individuals, businesses and organizations to help honor a woman in their midst whose professional or volunteer work qualifies her as a Soroptimist “Woman of Distinction.”

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Yesteryears: Officials break ground on new ‘Little Theater’ at HRVHS in 1977

First earth was turned at Hood River Valley High School Monday for a new little theater building.

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Photography by Danny McCarty newest exhibit at History Museum

Leading to its strength in vintage photography, The History Museum of Hood River County showcases “Inhabited/Uninhab-ited/Inhabitants,” an exhibition of recent photographs by Hood River artist Danny McCarty. The public is invited to an opening reception on Friday, April 7 to meet the artist. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with artist’s remarks at 8 p.m. The show runs from April 8 through May 31.

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The context of beer: Brewers talk fellowship of fermentation

Three local brewmasters sat in an unusual place — under the spotlight — for a recent conversation at Columbia Center for the Arts with renowned beer writer Jeff Alworth of Portland (author of 2015’s “The Beer Bible”).

The Ale List: Solera celebrates with a sour, Double Mountain expands refillable program

Solera Brewery in Parkdale brings out its first bottled beer April 15 at its fifth anniversary party. This is a fully-local ale; brewer Jason Kahler said the sour apricot ale is made from fruit grown at Mountain View Orchards in Parkdale and aged in pinot noir barrels from Syncline winery.

Panorama special section returns Saturday

Panorama special section returns April 8, with a smorgasbord of articles, photos, news, and insights about life in the Hood River Valley.

Entertainment Update for April 5

CGOA’s Jazz Collective April 7; Dixon, Garoutte at The Pines; more

‘Astronomy for Everyone’ lecture April 15

Astronomer Kevin Manning, a former consultant with NASA, has always been passionate about astronomy, and wants to share the excitement. Visit the Hood River Library on Saturday, April 15, at 2 p.m. to learn more about astronomy and the universe.

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