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Learn about the Grange April 26

Rockford Community Grange celebrates Grange Month with an open house. The community is invited to come see the 100-plus-year-old Grange building and learn about the Patrons of Husbandry.

Book reading examines slavery in Oregon

The History Museum of Hood River County invites the community to “Slavery in the Oregon Territory,” a book reading and discussion with bestselling legal thriller author Phillip Margolin and Oregon history author R. Gregory Nokes, Saturday, May 10, at 2 p.m.

Parkdale News: Parkdale Garden Club hosts ‘Hats off to Spring’

The Parkdale Garden Club is hosting this year’s annual Hood River District meeting on Saturday, April 26, at 9 a.m. at the Parkdale Grange Hall, and anyone in the community who is interested in the garden club is welcome to come to the free event.

Mid Valley news: Mercado del Valle to open in June

It’s been long rumored that a farmers market was coming to Odell … sometime. This summer, the Gorge Grown Mercado del Valle (Valley Market) becomes a reality.

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Blossom festivities reflect Hood River’s small-town goodness

We Eat Well — "You can't find gooseberry pie anywhere, but we get it here every year," said Longview's Harry Blair, who ate at the Parkdale Grange Blossom Dinner with his wife, Dorothy, and his brother, Terry, and his wife, Suzie.

Entertainment Update for April 23

Sara Holman at The Pines; Smiley, more at Springhouse; Music at White Buffalo; Massey Ferguson at CEBU

What’s new at Community Ed?

Hood River County is known for its abundance of outdoor athletic activities. But what about those of us who are afraid of water, heights, and flying projectiles?

A busy Saturday in sports

There’s always something happening in Hood River County, but Saturday’s list of athletic happenings is especially long. Here’s a quick roundup of several things going on:

Kegler’s Corner: 3 Fingers Deep wins Industrial League title

We had quite a match last week between teams 3 Fingers Deep and Hood River Supply for the championship of the Monday night Industrial league at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes.

Sports briefs for April 19

HRV girls lacrosse defeats Central Catholic in overtime; Water’s Edge Duathlon, Half Marathon and 10K is May 3 in The Dalles; more

Birthday Bard: Library events celebrate Shakespeare’s 450th

Celebrate Shakespeare’s 450th birthday at the Hood River Library with performances and activities for kids and grown-ups alike.

Entertainment Update for April 19

Best of student films April 23; ‘Art of Movement’ April 26; more

‘DamNation’ screening on April 18 benefits Columbia Riverkeeper

“DamNation,” a long-awaited documentary film about dam removal, featuring the Condit Dam removal as well as the plight of Columbia River salmon, will premiere in Hood River at the Hood River Middle School auditorium on Friday, April 18, at 7 p.m. Admission is $5, benefiting Columbia Riverkeeper. The film is 87 minutes.

Tour Portland gardens with study groups May 22

OSU Home Extension Services invites the community to join the Mid-Columbia Family and Community Education Study Groups on their annual Spring Tour, set for May 22.

Short Track Shoot-Out is Saturday in Cascade Locks

As a follow-up to last spring’s popular Gorge Short Track Series, the Cascade Locks’ EasyClimb trail system will be host to a one-day, two-race event Saturday titled The Short Track Shoot-Out Mountain Bike Race.

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