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Pick of the Week: ‘Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead’ at CCA

The next National Theater Live broadcast, shown at Columbia Center for the Arts, will be Sunday, Aug. 27 at noon.

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HR County Library District holds annual Unity Picnic to celebrate diversity, reading

Join the Hood River County Library District on Saturday, Aug. 26 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. for the annual Unity Picnic, a celebration of diversity and the culmination of the library’s summer reading program.

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YESTERYEARS: Hood River pool facing possible closure in 1987

When the Hood River Swimming Pool closes its doors this Sunday, it may not be for good, Hood River’s city council decided Monday.

Entertainment Update for Aug. 23 edition

Polecat at River City Sept. 1; Jose Maya Duo at the Buffalo; more

‘Sketchbook Project’ invites conversation

With the new “Sketchbook Project,” Columbia Center for the Arts is looking ahead to a January 2018 exhibition.

poTENtial series continues at Center for Arts

Columbia Center for the Arts continues its poTENtial arts series Aug. 26 with two presentations of Thumbelina by The Oregon Shadow Theater at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.

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Golden Eagle

The old picnic shelter is gone and where it stood is the new asphalt base for tennis and pickleball courts and basketball hoops at Golden Eagle Park.

Genealogical Society meets Sept. 9 in TD

The next Columbia Gorge Genealogical Society meeting will be held Saturday, Sept. 9 at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, The Dalles, in the Basalt Café.

Open studio tour calls for Gorge Artists

The annual Gorge Artists Open Studio Tour will be held April 20-22, 2018, at Gorge-area studios, and applications are now being sought from artists who would like to participate. Application deadline is Sept. 1.

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Kaleidoscope: Summer scenes 2017

SUMMER 2017 brought the troublesome combination of heavy smoke in early August and some of the hottest temperatures on record in late July.

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‘Terrific Tale of Thumbelina’ Aug. 25 at Arts Center

Join Columbia Center for the Arts on Friday, Aug. 25 at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. for The Oregon Shadow Theater’s (OST) production of “The Terrific Tale of Thumbelina.” Oregon Shadow Theater is a Portland-based company specializing in the art of shadow puppetry.

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‘Wheels of Hope’ nominations sought

The radio stations of Bicoastal Media are teaming with Northshore Medical Group to launch their annual campaign to help a Columbia Gorge family in need. “Wheels of Hope” will provide a deserving family lacking transportation a 2007 Honda Accord from Griffith Motors to help them meet their daily needs.

Church News: St. Mary’s holds retirement party for Rev. Maag

Covenant Hood River Church offers classes

St. Mary’s Catholic Church will host a retirement party for longtime pastor Rev. Ron Maag on Sunday, Aug. 20 from 3-6 p.m. on the church lawn. The potluck is open to the community. He will retire at the end of August.

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Nuttin’ to do? Our final daily activity summer guide for the Gorge

As the end of summer nears, remember there is more to do than just watch the eclipse. Here is the final installment of our School’s Out-to-Labor Day list of one-a-day activities for the busy Gorge summer. (As this is intended for fun, we have not included “back to school shopping.”)

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‘He helped me see things in a different light’

Nate Chavez’s work speaks for ‘Los otro de lado’ by m. Eugene

Nate Chavez brought energy to all he did, and the response following his death seems to be in keeping with that.

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