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Discovery Center hosts ‘Vintage Evening’ auction fundraiser Oct. 4

THE DALLES—Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and Museum presents “A Vintage Evening – Rock & Roll Sock Hop,” Saturday, Oct. 4. Doors open at 5 p.m. and dinner is served at 6 p.m. at the Discovery Center, 5000 Discovery Drive, in The Dalles.

Kegler’s Corner: Eskildsen shines

Woody Eskildsen earned top honors in league action last week at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes. Woody scattered the sticks like a pro in the Monday night Industrial league, finishing the session with a super scratch 258 game. For the evening’s work, Woody was 138 pins over his average. We’ve been watching Woody’s progress and he’s definitely found some keys to successful bowling. The right hander has a nice smooth approach, finishes on the right side of the lane at the foul line which gives the best strike angle into the pins and rolls a nice hook.

Sports Briefs for Oct. 1

Payne claims HRMGA championship; Middle school coaches needed; Homecoming game is Friday

Entertainment Update for Oct. 1

Voci sings ‘Requiem’ Oct. 26; Magical History Tour Oct. 24 benefits Cascade Locks museum; more

Fun fall activities for the family

Just because school is back in session and the leaves are beginning to change color and fall from the trees doesn’t mean that it’s time to hibernate. There are plenty of fun activities for kids of all ages — and their parents, too — like those listed below.

Chess, Maze Runner, Minecraft at the Hood River Library

The Chess Club at the Hood River Library welcomes kids of all ages for friendly competition. The club meets downstairs on Tuesdays from 6-7 p.m. Bring a friend and a chess set.

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Kids show great effort at triathlon

Almost 300 kids from around the northwest stormed the Hood River Waterfront Park last Sunday for the annual Gorge Kids Triathlon.

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Grominator skate contest a soaring success

The Grominator Hood River Skate Contest attracted more than 50 kids ages 15 and younger to the Hood River Skatepark last Sunday for the fifth-annual kids-only street and bowl contest.

Sports Briefs for Sept. 27

Take a Kid Mtn. Biking Day Oct. 4; IMBA trail building workshop Oct. 18

Partnership promotes bike transport across Hood River Interstate Bridge

Bicyclists in the Mid-Columbia have an option for transporting their bikes across the Hood River Interstate Bridge. Mt. Adams Transportation Service (MATS) recently added bicycle racks to some vehicles so that cyclists may utilize its fixed route service across the bridge during on its a three-day per week schedule, for the cost of $1. on (Monday, September 15).

The Pioneering Life: A Living History Camp along the Barlow Road

A scar across the trunk of a towering pine tree in the Mount Hood National Forest is believed by historians to have been caused by ropes that early settlers used to secure and pull wagons across the White River. The crevice in the bark is pointed out by U.S. Forest Service officials to students coming to the Living History Camp on the site of the old Barlow Road.

Sing with Harmony of the Gorge

If you are a woman of any age, who loves to sing and make people happy, then you won’t want to miss the “Girls’ Night Out” guest night with the Harmony of the Gorge Chorus Sept. 30 at 6:15 p.m. in the fellowship hall at Valley Christian Church.

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Under Way: Eight years in the making, Mariana finds water — what will be home port for Hood River man’s giant catamaran?

One of the largest boats ever launched at the Port of Hood River is safely in the water, but the catamaran Mariana remains in an uncertain position: what will be its home port?

Kegler's Corner:Bergren and Mason star

There’s been no shortage of big scores in the last two weeks of league action at Hood River’s venerable Orchard Lanes. We’ve already had six 700 sets, and it looks like many of our big shooters are already in mid-season form even though we’re only just delving into the bowling season.

Sports Briefs for Sept. 24

Indian Creek hosts drive, chip and putt contest; Free IMBA trail building workshop Oct. 18; Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day is Oct. 4

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