New Year's Eve edition
Where to go on New Year's Eve
Beauty is found in ugly sweaters in Shortt Supply’s first “Ugly Sweater Contest” on Dec. 24 at the store at Oak and Second.
Asbury-Our Redeemer; Hood River Alliance Church; Concordia Evangelical Lutheran; Parkdale Baptist; Riverside Community Church; Pine Grove-Odell United Methodist; Valley Christian Church; Tucker Road Baptist; St. Mary’s; Valley Worship Center; Immanuel Lutheran Church
Rock school is in session at Underground Music Station.
For me, the holiday season doesn’t officially begin until I hear the opening notes of the music from “Scenes from the Nutcracker.” The festive costumes and magical storyline from the CGDA ballet performance never fails to put me right in the holiday spirit, ready to eat Christmas cookies and make snow angels.
Cooper Spur Ski Area has opened!
Christmas Day, 1935, found most Hood River families in their own homes and celebrating in much freer manner than in several years, for optimism has already taken the place of the gloom of depression years. The weather, too, was such that there was little temptation to venture too far from the cheerful warmth of the open fireplace or heater.
The Gorge Fly Shop led a fly casting instruction session for Inter-Fluve employees at Hood River’s Waterfront Park, spending the afternoon perfecting their loops right in their own front yard.
On New Year’s Eve, Mt. Hood Meadows lifts are scheduled to operate until midnight with the annual fireworks starting at 10:15 p.m. You can view the fireworks from the base area or from the mountain (but not from the chairlift).
I love December.
Artists are invited to donate works to the next big event for Ed Wilder, “EdStravaganza,” at Butler Bank Social Club on Jan. 27.
Asbury-Our Redeemer, located at 1140 Tucker Road, will hold two candlelight services on Christmas Eve.
WELL SAID: A yellow 2-by-3 card rests on a Hood River Library shelf. On one side, it reads: “… Out beyond that/there is a field. I will meet you there.” On the other side: “May we meet in a peaceful new year.”
Barley Draught at The Pines; ‘Bluenami’ at Solera Dec. 21; more
Allison Walls of Hood River started chemotherapy treatments Friday in her battle with large-cell lymphoma.