Bigfoot Bash Sept. 19

Liberty Bond Jug Band featured at annual event

In celebration and recognition of the elusive creature Bigfoot and in an effort to promote the natural beauty and local businesses in the rural areas of Skamania County, including the communities of Carson, Home Valley and Stabler, Wind River Business Association is holding the eighth annual Bigfoot Bash and Bounty on Saturday, Sept. 19, at Home Valley Park, just off Washington’s State Route 14 in the heart of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.

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‘Big Art’ sculptures on view

Art of Community large art works are all — but a few — installed including two new locations on the Heights, three downtown and three on the waterfront. A new map will be printed soon and the tour updated on the website, art-of-community.com.

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Cripple Hop playing fundraiser Friday for Education Foundation

School has started but summer fun continues. Hood River Education Foundation hosts a summer party, Sept. 11, 6-10 p.m, in the Ruins at Springhouse Cellar, featuring the band Cripple Hop.

Entertainment Update for Sept. 9

HR Library hosts Songwriters in the Round Sept. 16; Patrick Haley at Growlerz; more

HR Library hosts Songwriters in the Round Sept. 16

Songwriters in the Round, hosted by the ambassador of song Steve Hale, is a program where three songwriters Steven Hale, Tracy Klass, and Lincoln Crockett each take turns playing an original composition and sharing about why and how they wrote it.

Entertainment Update for Sept. 5

Tess Barr at Hood Crest; Patrick Haley at Growlerz; more

Entertainment Update for Sept. 2

‘Take Two’ at CEBU; Amber Charms dance Sept. 19; more

Lorang Fine Art open house will be Oct. 4

Lorang Fine Art on WaNaPa Avenue in Cascade Locks announces it will hold its annual fall open studio starting at 11 a.m. on Oct. 4 as part of the Western Columbia River Gorge Fall Festival of the Arts (www.fallfestivalofthearts.com).

Entertainment update for Aug. 26

Entertainment update for Aug. 26

Jim Drake’s Entertainment Blog: Beer Bible puts Hood River on the map

Hood River beer aficionados have a chance to meet up with Jeff Alworth, author of “The Beer Bible,” on Sunday, Aug. 23. He’ll be at Double Mountain Brewery as part of the Great Bottle Roundup, which starts at noon. If you’re ready for a 644-page reference guide that represents over two years of world-wide travel to major beer-producing regions, Sunday would be a good time to head down and check it out.

Entertainment Update for Aug. 22

Hillbillies at Vintage Grille; Free Moe Dixon concert Aug. 23; Ural Thomas at The Ruins; more

Entertainment Update for Aug. 19

Hop Trip at White Buffalo; ‘Finest,’ more at River City; more

Jim Drake’s Entertainment Blog: New Orleans style Tubaluba returns Aug. 21

I probably don’t need to say this, but music has been crazy-good this summer.

Entertainment Update for Aug. 15

Gospel concert Aug. 16; Tony Furtado at CEBU Lounge; more

Entertainment Update for Aug. 12

Hell’s Belles at the Columbia Gorge Hotel Aug. 14; MacMillan at Lyle Hotel; more