Entertainment Update for Jan. 28

Daredevils play ‘80s Ski Party; Wasco Bros. at Clock Tower; Comedy Night at Lyle Hotel; Origami for Fun and Profit*

Rick McBee to read from new book ‘The Ghosts of Ukuthula’

The library will host a reading and Q&A with Hood River author Richard McBee. He will read from and discuss his book, “The Ghosts of Ukuthula.” The reading will be held on Feb. 4 at 2 p.m.

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‘Eagle Watch’ Jan. 28 at Dalles Dam

Every year, bald eagles congregate along the Columbia River in search of food during their winter migration.

Thought-provoking ‘Seeker’ screens Feb. 3

The film “The Seeker” featuring the music of the band Cloud Cult will screen Feb. 3 at Columbia Center for the Arts, sponsored by Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital and Hood River Coffee Roasters. Peggy Thompson, Hood River Coffee Roasters, worked with the CCA to bring “The Seeker” to Hood River.

‘poTENtial’ series starts Feb. 11

“How Recipes Can Preserve History & Nourish Community” and the experimental music of MOsley WOtta start the second “poTENtial” performance series next month at Columbia Center for the Arts.

‘Death: An Oral History’ comes to library Jan. 28

On Jan. 28 at 2 p.m., Portland author Casey Jarman will read from his book “Death: An Oral History” at the Hood River Library. A group conversation will follow the reading. For more information about the book or author visit

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‘Bowl for Kids’ Sake’ March 11

The Next Door’s annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake event benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Columbia Gorge is right around the corner. The event takes place on Saturday, March 11 at Orchard Lanes in Hood River.

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The Porch: Our many slippery slopes

Giving into the juggernaut winter, here is an all-weather, chains off edition of The Porch, asking the question: Will we now add “Yaktrax” to that list of standard Hood River equipment?

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Library Opens

Weather-related closures have kept patrons out of the Hood River Library in the past week, but on Friday, that changed.

Pirates of Penzance at Wy’east

Local audiences should prepare to set sail with one of Gilbert and Sullivan’s most popular operettas, as CGOA Stages presents “The Pirates of Penzance” on Feb. 9, 10, 11, and 12. All performances will be in the Wy’east Middle School Performing Arts Center.

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Cooper Spur Race Team alum Jacqueline Wiles finds the podium in World Cup downhill event

Former Cooper Spur Race Team member Jacqueline Wiles has started her 2017 ski season on a high note, finding the podium in a World Cup event for the first time in her career last weekend when she placed third in a downhill competition in Altenmarkt-Zauchensee, Austria.

Report hunt results by to ODFW Jan. 31 to avoid penalty

Any hunter who purchased 2016 big game or turkey tags needs to report their hunt results by the deadline, which is Jan. 31 for most tags, says the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Sports Briefs for Jan. 21

Sports impacted by weather… again, Gorge Roller Girls season opener Jan. 28

Entertainment update for Jan. 21

Winter Festival of the Gorge at Underground Music Jan. 20; more

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Julie Abowitt demonstration at Hood River Art Club meeting Jan. 19

Julie Abowitt, local printmaker and painter, will show her original linoleum block prints, etchings, and monotypes to the Hood River Art Club on Thursday, Jan. 19 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Hood River Alliance Church, 2650 Montello Ave.


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