‘Jazz Adventures’ at Stave & Stone, more
The inaugural A-Town Throwdown wind and water sports event was held last weekend in Arlington as a way to show off the Port of Arlington’s new launch site; Hood River’s Columbia Gorge Windsurfing Association donated funds to the port to help with the project, which was completed early this spring.
July 4 coordinator Tom Yates writes, “With July 4th event posters printed by the Hood River Chamber of Commerce, I had a pleasant time lately walking the business areas of our county, handing out the posters. I talked to a whole lot of nice people!"
Back before I drank beer, LONG before (and I only took it up at age 24) I remember a Seattle Times report that the famed Ivar’s Acre of Clams restaurant got in trouble for putting lesser beer into Heidelberg empties and selling it to go with the bivalves.
National Theatre Live is the National Theatre’s groundbreaking project to broadcast world-class theater to venues around the world. Columbia Center for the Arts in Hood River recently obtained the rights to bring this theatrical experience to the communities of the Gorge.
The Gorge Kids Triathlon returns to Waterfront Park in Hood River on Sept. 17. Kids can run or swim across the swim beach, then choose from various length bike and run courses. Proceeds promote health and fitness programs in the Hood River County schools.
The 2017 Cascade Locks Business Showcase will be on June 22 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Cascade Locks Marine Park Pavilion.
Riverside ‘Earth Camp’ and HR Nazarene ‘Go Fish’
St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 1501 Belmont, holds its annual three-day rummage sale June 22-24.
Underwood Community Gardens welcomes the community to celebrate children and wellness in the garden this summer with free gardening programs at the Underwood Community Center.
Columbia Gorge Peace Village hosts a 10th anniversary fundraiser at Kickstand Kitchen on June 14 at 5 p.m., sponsored by Don and Bonnie Benton and Little Shredders Dental. Live music will be provided by “oo-la-la,” Violet Montenegro and digeridoo player Patrick Stevens.
Lately, the Seven Deadly Sins have been rearing their ugly heads far too often. Evil and excess seem to be in charge. In the same week that good Samaritans were murdered on a Portland MAX train defending two innocent girls, I paid $30 to take a voyeuristic tour through William Randolph Hearst’s monument to excess, the Hearst Castle.
A brick business block will replace the frame structure on Oak Street which was destroyed by fire last week.
John Bunzow at The Pines; Rob Guidera at White Buffalo; more
King Arthur (William Thayer-Daugherty) belts one out with Lady of the Lake (Emily Vawter), right, Patsy (April Sampson), left, Dennis (Peter Tappert) and Lance (Jimmie Oates) in a Vegas-style number in “Spamalot” opening Saturday.
The annual Columbia Gorge Windsurfing Association’s Beack Bash extravaganza returns June 22-25, helping usher in the summer wind and watersports season in the Gorge.