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Maryhill Winery announces 2014 summer concert series

Classic rock and blues highlight the 2014 Summer Concert Series at Maryhill Winery in Goldendale, Wash. Tickets for the series are on sale Friday, April 11, at the venue’s website http://www.maryhillwinery.com/news-events/calendar-of-events.

WAAAM celebrates history of the Chevrolet April 12

On the April 12 Second Saturday event, the Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum will feature Chevrolets.

Mid Valley News: Blossom Fest Craft and Quilt show coming soon

It’s Blossom Fest time! The Blossom Craft Show and Quilt Show takes place at the Hood River County Fairgrounds April 19-20, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. A wide variety of Northwest vendors — at last count, 120 — will be on site, featuring art, crafts, garden art, home furnishings and decorations, photographs, gourmet food products, jewelry, clothing, plants and more.

Supply, 3 Fingers vie for Industrial Crown

The Monday night Industrial league is finishing up its own version of March Mayhem with bracket matches at Hood River’s Legendary Orchard Lanes to decide its champion. Last week, the final four teams in the league met.

Woman of Heart and Mind: Joni Mitchell's 70th birthday tribute April 18

Bringing together some of Portland’s finest musicians, this is a true celebration to Joni Mitchell and her 70 glorious years (and counting!) on this planet making music that just gets better and better. Get ready for Woman of Heart and Mind on Friday, April 18, at 7:30 p.m. at Columbia Center for the Arts.

Entertainment Update for April 9

Chinook Winds quintet in concert April 10; Trio, Pickers and Coconuts; Ritchie Young at CEBU Lounge; Earth Day birder’s social; ‘Assault on El Capitan’ April 17

Hood River Blossom Festival starts this weekend

Blossom Fest’s first of three weekends offers plenty of family-friendly activities around the Hood River valley. The Hood River News’ Panorama special section, published April 12, gives the full Blossom schedule and map, but here is the list of what’s happening this Friday through Sunday, weekend one.

Blossom Fest starts with cider

Hard-Pressed Fest in Odell celebrates valley’s burgeoning libation industry

It is blossom time again, and Hood River Blossom Festival starts off Saturday with a new event: Hard-Pressed Cider Fest, noon to 6 p.m. in Odell.

The Noble Spirit: Say goodbye to Fred Noble at April 9 movie premiere

Few people embody a true zest for life quite like Fred Noble, and even as he struggles with a disease that means an unrelenting and painful decline to death, he is reaching out to inspire others in the eternal quest to find meaning, purpose and happiness

Sports briefs for April 5

Varsity boys lacrosse stomps Hillsboro; Meadows hosts HRAD April 6; Girls lacrosse clinic is April 14

Entertainment Update for April 5

Music Mondays at Solstice; ‘Noble Spirit’ screens April 9; ‘DamNation’ screening April 18; more

Author Willis to discuss Columbia River Highway

Join The History Museum on Saturday, April 5, at 2 p.m. as it explores the roots of the Columbia River Highway with author Peg Willis. Admission is a $5 suggested donation.

Gorge Community Foundation requests grant proposals

The Gorge Community Foundation announced Monday that they are accepting grant applications for projects that promote outdoor education or recreation.

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Mid-Columbia Lions Follies goes Broadway, starting this weekend

‘Mayhem at the Madison’

The Mid-Columbia Lions Follies will be presenting “Mayhem at the Madison” as its 38th annual show starting Thursday.

Snowpack is close to average

Late season storms bring SWE to 93% at Mt. Hood

Fantastic February transitioned into marvelous March on Mount Hood, and as this winter’s erratic attitude improved dramatically from depressing December, it delivered enough snow by the start of spring to end in an almost average April.