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CGCAN hosts holiday party Dec. 20

Columbia Gorge Climate Action Network and partners will celebrate the holiday season with a kid-friendly potluck supper and program on Wednesday, Dec. 20 at Springhouse Cellar.

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Lighted fire trucks roll Dec. 11 to 13

The annual Hood River County fire departments’ lighted truck Christmas parade will take place Dec. 11 in Odell and Pine Grove, Dec. 12 in Parkdale and Dee, and Dec. 13 on the West Side and Hood River, each night from 6-9p.m.

Church News: Updated for Dec. 9 edition

‘Valve turner’ activist speaks Sunday at Riverside Church

Activist Michael Foster will be guest speaker during the 10:30 a.m. worship service on Dec. 10 at Riverside Community Church.

New Year’s Day: State Parks offers ‘First Day Hikes’

The First Day Hikes tradition continues New Year’s Day 2018 when the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) joins America’s State Parks in sponsoring the seventh annual event. All 24 hikes in 22 Oregon state parks will be guided by park rangers or volunteers who will share stories about a park’s geology, history, wildlife and plants. Day-use parking fees are waived for all visitors at participating parks Jan. 1 only.

Holiday Happenings, updated Dec. 9 edition

List updated for Saturday, Dec. 9

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YESTERYEARS: Marvin Turner picked as principal of new elementary school in 1967

Marvin Turner, principal at Coe and Park Street schools in Hood River, has been picked to head a new elementary building to be constructed west of Hood River.

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Pick of the Week: Adopt A Dog ‘Tinsel and Tails’ fundraiser Dec. 7

On the evening of Thursday, Dec. 7, the annual Tinsel and Tails concert will be held at Riverside Community Church, 317 State St., from 7-8:30 p.m.

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HR Valley Christian’s Women’s Ministries holds quilt fundraiser

It’s a win/win for the Hood River community because Women’s Ministries at Hood River Valley Christian Church loves to give.

HR Soil and Water Conservation District native plant sale now on

Did you lose trees to winter storms or bark beetle damage? Want to add color to your garden in the grey winter months?

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'Merry Christmas, Strega Nona' opens Dec. 9

Columbia Center for the Arts presents family-friendly holiday comedy

A fun, joyful and poignant story of how villagers in southern Italy discover the magic of Christmas comes to the stage in Hood River starting Saturday.

Entertainment Update for Dec. 6

History Slam! at CCA Dec. 13, Ugly Sweater Party at The Pines, more

Introduction to Knitting class at Cascade Locks, Parkdale libraries

Hood River County Library District brings an “Introduction to Knitting” class to two of its branches this month.

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‘Natural Disasters’ team wins FLL Robotics

Fourteen teams of students ages 9 to 14 competed at the First Lego League (FLL) robotics tournament last Saturday, Dec 2.

At library: Teen ‘Holidaze’ night, Star Wars ‘Marathon’ continues

At Hood River Library this month, teens are invited to caught up on all that is happening in a galaxy far, far away, leading up to the release Dec. 17 of the new film in the franchise, “The Last Jedi.”

Trombone quartet performs Dec. 6 at Second and State

A holiday treat awaits downtown shoppers and passing motorists as members of the Columbia Gorge Sinfonietta will hold a special curbside performance, and unique ribbon-cutting event, Dec. 6 at 12:15 p.m.

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