Gorge Life


Entertainment Update for April 2

World’s Finest at CEBU Lounge; ‘Poem in Your Pocket,’ April 17 at Maryhill Museum of Art; more

Claudia Schmidt plays White Salmon Guitar April 4

Hailing from Michigan, she knew at a young age that she was destined to be a singer. Performing in numerous choirs throughout her youth, Claudia Schmidt soon pursued a professional career while in Chicago, leading her to Wisconsin and Minnesota, where she was a frequent guest on the early days of A Prairie Home Companion.

Open Studios Tour returns April 11-13

The Gorge Artists Open Studios Tour April 11-13 is your opportunity to meet artists in their studios, to ask artists about their inspiration and process, to see artists at work.

The Dalles Art Association celebrates Janice Staver April 3

The Dalles Art Association presents a Janice Staver Retrospective opening reception at The Dalles Art Center on Thursday, April 3, from 5-7 p.m.

Poet Laureate highlights Hood River Reads events

The Hood River County Reads project brings Oregon Poet Laureate Paulann Petersen to Hood River April 6.

Collective Voices speak

This weekend brings a special art show, “Collective Voices,” connecting the ideas of about 25 Hood River and Klickitat County middle schoolers.

Benton weds Cushman

Sarah Ann Benton, of Hood River, was married to Peter Alan Cushman, of McMinnville, in a traditional Mayan ceremony on the beach in Tulum, Mexico, on March 1. Close family and friends were in attendance.

Irwins celebrate 50th

Roy and Susie Irwin, longtime Hood River residents now living in Prineville, will celebrate 50 years of marriage with an open house given by their family April 5. The Irwins were married April 4, 1964, in Reno, Nev.

Grannemanns mark 25th anniversary

Glenn and Donnamae (Craber) Grannemann will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary with an open reception on Sunday, April 6, at noon, (after the 10:30 a.m. worship) at Hood River Valley Christian Church, 975 Indian Creek Road.

Alison Lee to marry Daniel Molina

Alison Lee and Daniel Molina, both of Hood River, have announced their engagement. They will be married July 12, 2014.

Long ago, in a country far, far away: Guesthouse in Nepal

The guest house had a splendid dining area, with a heavy, 20-foot-long dining table that was built over a trench and covered with a heavy wool blanket that draped down over your lap. When it got cold, the owners shoveled small loads of glowing coals into the trench, the warmth kept beneath the table by the blanket, splendidly toasting your feet and legs. It was bliss!

Entertainment Update for March 29

Night Club Salsa with Ari Levitt; ‘Parkdale’ at Solera March 29; Western-swing dance April 3; more

Need more music on your plate? There’s plenty more happening ...

On Monday, March 31, The Hapa Hillbillies will be swinging it up in decidedly vintage Hawaiian fashion from 6-8 p.m. at the Hood River Hotel.

Lecture tells story of legendary boatman

Gorge Owned (GO!) welcomes writer and river guide Vince Welch to the Columbia Center for the Arts on April 2 for a lecture on Oregon native and legendary boatman Amos Burg.

Wet weekend weather could bring landslides

PORTLAND, Ore. – The National Weather Service anticipates a strong, wet storm for northwest Oregon and southwest Washington tonight. Saturated soil conditions could lead to additional landslides, especially in the Coast Range, Willapa Hills, North Oregon Cascades, and Columbia River Gorge.