From comic books to soccer, here are four fun upcoming events for local kids:
With volunteer workers edging over a hundred adults plus innumerable child-helpers, the Earth Day celebration and Waterfront park cleanup event on Saturday simultaneously brought smiles to faces and much-needed order to park landscaping.
For the last several weeks, I’ve been preparing for trout season. Of course, there has been no small amount of encouragement; our two boys (I mean young men; sons Wade and Blake are now 20 and 23), remembering all the fun we had last year reminded me they’d like to go again
Columbia Gorge Racing Association started in the 1990s as a group of friends who came to Cascade Locks in the summer to sail dinghies and hold impromptu races they dubbed “bush regattas.”
Dry Hollow Vineyards winery presents the 2013 Gorge Vineyard 3K/5K Run-Walk on May 4 at 10 a.m., a benefit for Home at Last.
Open to area youth ages 12-19, new paddlers welcome, boards available
The Big Winds Stand Up Paddle Race Team is now accepting applications for the 2013 summer season. Now in its third year, Team Big Winds is made up of a select group of kids, ages 12-19, who are interested in SUP racing. Team Big Winds has established itself as the premier youth SUP race team in the U.S., with podium finishes at events all over the West Coast and Mexico.
I just returned from the north Oregon Coast, near Tillamook, where friends and I spent multiple days chasing steelhead on rivers where the water levels were high and the water clarity ranged from that fishy looking steelhead green to approaching brown in color. Since we were fishing from a drift boat, our plan was to target rivers like the Wilson, Trask, Nestucca and Kilches. Not to be detoured when the water conditions were less than perfect, we simply changed our location and fishing methods to match the water conditions.
It’s trail season, and the Hood River Area Trail Stewards and Hood River County Forestry are planning a few early-season work parties for Northwest Area Trail System. Below are details.
Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort has a list of spring activities for the sunny spring season starting this weekend with the annual Full Sail Banked Slalom race on Saturday (open to skiers and snowboarders, register at www.skihood.com) and Sunday’s third-annual Hood River Appreciation Day all day at the Hood River Meadows lodge with food, drinks, music, raffles and more.
Hood River local and competitive fisherman Dan Betz travels next week to Grand Lake, Okla., to compete in the 2013 the Bass Federation National Championship. The bass fishing tournament brings the best fishermen from across the United States and Canada, who qualified for the event finishing in the top two in local and regional contests over nearly 25,000 other anglers.
As is typical for the Cascades, the first official days of spring were met with cold, wet and windy weather that brought quite a bit of fresh snow to the mountains. Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort announced 44 inches of new snow last week as it prepared for a busy schedule of spring break activities and operations. The resort’s 117-inch base (as of Monday) ensures a quality late season with plenty of opportunity for skiing and snowboarding in T-shirts and sunglasses.
Cascade Locks disc golf course naming contest deadline March 22; Hood River Elks host adult hoops contests; Indian Creek Men’s Golf hosts scramble results; CGORA hosts group ride; A selection of fun runs are on the docket
Turning fans away at the door isn’t normally something to be proud of,
Each child gets goodie bag; help needed March 27
The annual Community Easter Egg Hunt held each year on March 30 at Jackson Park is going to bigger and better than ever, according to organizer Jeff Mueller, pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church.
On Saturday, March 9, from 7-10 p.m., it’s the Second Saturday Country Dance at the Rockford Grange in Hood River.