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Parkdale News: Run or walk to Oct. 25 Parkdale pumpkin parade

It’s time to get those Halloween costumes out and add your running shoes to what has become not only Parkdale’s annual Pumpkin Parade, but also a Fun Run/Walk fundraiser for Parkdale Elementary School.

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Columbia Gorge Marathon runs Sunday

The sixth-annual Columbia Gorge Marathon and Half Marathon returns to Hood River this Sunday, and with fall foliage well on its way and the potential for sunny weather in the forecast, the event promises to live up to its reputation as one of the most scenic marathons in the nation.

Sports Briefs for Oct. 22

Get ready for the Gorge Gear Swap; Saddle Club hosts rummage sale; HRV football to 2-5; HRATS, Dirty Fingers host Halloween-themed Kleeway fundraiser party

Kegler's Corner: George Buck is No. 1

Hats off to the most improved bowler in town, George Buck, who took top honors in league action at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes last week.

Entertainment Update for Oct. 22

Mozart Requiem Oct. 24, 26; Kerry Williams at The Pines; Planet Booty in HR Oct. 24; more

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Although short of forecasts, salmon run still breaks records

Although about 12,000 stragglers made their way through Bonneville Dam in the last week, the 2014 fall Chinook salmon run on the Columbia River is quickly tapering to an end. All told, some 2.5 million salmon and steelhead will have been counted at the Bonneville fish ladder this year (between Jan. 1 and the end of fall) as they continue their long journey from open ocean to their home streams anywhere from Eagle Creek just above the dam to the upper reaches of the Columbia and Snake River systems.

Sports Briefs for Oct. 18

Vampires and Victims run is Saturday; Saddle Club hosts rummage sale; HRATS, Dirty Fingers host Halloween-themed Kleeway fundraiser party; Middle school coaches needed; CSRT FreeRide Team signups start

Entertainment Update for Oct. 18

Cripple Hop at Springhouse; Bluesman Doug MacLeod in Hood River Oct. 17; more

Mid Valley News: Gorge Fruit and Craft Fair this weekend

St. Francis House held its annual pet blessing ceremony Oct. 10 at the youth center in Odell. Dogs, one very brave cat, and even a chicken came with their humans for a special blessing by Fr. Ron Maag, pastor at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Hood River.

Sports Briefs for Oct. 15

Vampires and Victims fundraiser is Saturday; Saddle Club hosts rummage sale; more

Kegler’s Corner: Eskildsen Repeats

For the second time in just a couple of weeks, Woody Eskildsen emerged as the No. 1 bowler of the week in league action at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes.

Entertainment Update for Oct. 15

‘Caddyshack’ screens at ‘Throwback’ film series; Bingen Theater Jam Oct. 23; mroe

Gorge Fruit and Craft Fair this weekend in Odell

A little of everything: classical music, barbecue, fruit, art, and horses

The popular Gorge Fruit and Craft Fair arrives Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 18-19, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the park-like Hood River County Fairgrounds, 3020 Wy’east Rd., near the community of Odell

Spirit of the Forest: mushroom expert Taylor Lockwood presents Oct. 22

Experience the passion of the world’s leading mushroom photographer, when Columbia Center for the Arts presents Taylor Lockwood and Spirit of the Forest on Oct. 22 at 7:30 p.m.

Vampires and Victims run returns Oct. 18

Get your freak on with the Hood River Valley High School Booster Club’s Vampires and Victims fun run and fundraiser Oct. 18, 6:30 p.m. at HRVHS.

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