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WAAAM Traffic Jam Saturday

The WAAAM Traffic Jam Car Show and More takes place July 8. This event is packed with activities for all to enjoy in addition to the show cars and museum.

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A Full Fourth

Independence Day celebrations ...

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Gorge Explorer: Weldon Wagon Trail falls short of other Gorge hikes

The Weldon Wagon Trail maybe over a century old, bit it has been enjoying some recent prominence.

Entertainment Update for July 5

‘Together Again’ tribute to Patsy Cline & Loretta Lynn; Bonham at Solera July 8; more

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‘Tortoise and Hare’ puppet show July 5

The Hood River Library presents “The Tortoise and the Hare” puppet show with Portland’s Tears of Joy Puppet Theater on Wednesday, July 5 beginning at 5:30 p.m.

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New gravel grinder grows out of the ashes of former bike races

Mt. Hood Gravel Grinder hits the upper valley July 8

There’s a litany of recreational events in the Gorge this summer, but there always seems to be room for one more.

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IWT competitions waited for wind, went off Monday

The wind wasn’t cooperative for the International Windsurfing Tour (IWT) competitions slated as part of the Columbia Gorge Windsurfing Association’s (CGWA) Beach Bash celebration held last weekend, but in the Gorge, if you wait long enough, the wind will always come back.

Sports Briefs for July 1

Big Winds 30th Anniversary Party is July 3, Kite launch/land at Event Site ends for the season

Big Winds 30th Anniversary Party is July 3, Kite launch/land at Event Site ends for the season

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Fourth of July Schedule of Events

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Schedule of Events

Entertainment Update for June 21

‘Jazz Adventures’ at Stave & Stone, more

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A-TOWN THROWDOWN

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.

Independence Day events coordinator: ‘You don’t want to miss July 4 activities’

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!"

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The Ale List: Not particularly Bourbon Street: a look at the ‘Hood Orleans’ myth

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.

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National Theatre Live from London comes to CCA June 25

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.

‘Kids Tri’ sign-up open

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.

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