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Rocket building class Nov. 22

Hood River Hobbies hosts its annual Thanksgiving rocket building and launch class on Wednesday, Nov. 22 from 11 a.m. to noon.

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Roots and Branches: ‘Melody of hope’

I had the great pleasure of watching the high school production of “Fiddler on the Roof” multiple times over the last three weeks. It was a splendid experience seeing these young singers, dancers, actors, musicians and technicians demonstrating an awesome array of talent to an ever-appreciative audience.

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Yesteryears: Partial eclipse hits Mid-Columbia in 1947

Residents of the Mid-Columbia who are interested in the partial eclipse of the sun Wednesday morning had an excellent opportunity to study the phenomena, for nearly clear skies prevailed during the two-hour period of progress of the partial eclipse, which covered about 25 percent of the sun’s surface as visible here.

Entertainment Update for Nov. 15

Fields of May at Moth; Chic Preston at The Pines; more

Sponsored content: Climb for a Cause: Free info session at pFriem Brewery Nov. 16

The Climb for Clean Air mountaineering and fundraising program announces its 2018 climb dates with honorary co-chairs and climbing professionals Win Whittaker and Stacy Allison, as they inspire new teams of climbers to train for a summit, have an experience of a lifetime and help the fight to end lung disease.

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The Porch, Nov. 11 edition

WELL SAID: “Gentlemen, I don’t know what came over me. Forgive me. Forget all I said. I don’t remember exactly what it was, but you may be sure there wasn’t a word of truth in it.” — Pozzo, in “Waiting for Godot” by Samuel Beckett. Below, Gregory Gilbertson, who plays Pozzo, studies his script during a recent rehearsal at Wy’east Performing Arts Center — see Happenings, page A9.

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YESTERYEARS: Highway 35 reopens after mudslide in 1997

Highway 35 reopened to vehicles Saturday night after being closed for two days when mud, rocks and trees slid onto its surface near Polallie Creek.

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Pick of the Week: ‘Fiddler’ to close this weekend

It’s been sell-out crowds for Hood River Valley High School Performing Arts Department’s fall musical, “Fiddler on the Roof,” but there’s still one more weekend to catch the show.

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Waiting for Godot: Classic Beckett tragicomedy opens this weekend

Two men wait by the side of a deserted road, near a barren tree.

Entertainment Update, Nov. 8 edition

PT Barton at The Pines; Peter Mulvey in TD Nov. 15; more

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Tsuruta visit

Guests from Tsuruta High School, Hood River Valley High School’s sister city school in Japan, were in town this week.

Waiting for Godot

“We always find something, eh Didi, to let us think we exist?” Estragon (David Dye, right) asks his friend Vladamir, aka Didi (Kathleen Morrow), in “Waiting for Godot,” the classic absurdist tragicomedy by Samuel Beckett, written in 1953 and still asking questions humans are still trying to figure out.

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Insitu says thanks to Eagle Creek fire responders

Fun and games, including music by Family Man and Tony Smiley, and pumpkin bowling were part of the Insitu-hosted fire responder appreciation event Oct. 28 at Hood River County Fairgrounds. Ryan Hartman, Insitu CEO, left, and others talk with Hood River County Sheriff Matt English.

‘Christmas Décor and More’ comes to HR Valley Christian on Saturday and Sunday

It can be a great feeling to deck the halls early and be ready for Christmas ahead of time.

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YESTERYEARS: Wy’east HS homecoming delayed due to power outage in 1967

Wy’east alumni were a little late for their homecoming this year, and a power outage drew the blame. Lights at the Wy’east field flickered and died as fans packed into the stadium overlooking a rain swept field. They failed to come back on, leaving the crowd to find its way home in the dark, wondering what happened.

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