The sun was shining bright on Saturday for Parkdale’s annual Pumkpin Parade. The small downtown was transformed into Halloween Town as families gathered wearing their best costumes. While the little kids stole the show, some of the attendees had been to the Pumpkin Parade since it started in 1987.
3-D films, shorts, documentaries, narratives, student films at four venues
Columbia Center for the Arts will present the second annual Mt. Hood Independent Film Festival in Hood River Nov. 8 through Nov. 10.
Plenty in store for this weekend
For the third year in a row, Hood River sent two teams to the Gorge Youth Football League championship. Hood River was represented at the 3rd/4th and the 5th/6th grade levels in this year’s finals, which took place last weekend in Stevenson.
Paul Henke, lieutenant of Hood River Fire, has helmed the production of the haunted house for the past several years, but for 2013, he’s outdone himself.
Just missing the elite Team of the Week at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes were Rod Pratt and Mark Chabotte. Pratt rolled a nice 671 set in the first outing of the Thursday afternoon County league with a fine opening series capped by a big 255 game.
In what has become an annual tradition at Hood River Middle School, the entire student body was outside enjoying a gorgeous fall afternoon last Friday for wellness activity day.
Four weekend runs offer fun for everyone
Saturday’s Pumpkin Run starts at 9:30 a.m. (registration at 9 a.m.) at Parkdale’s Rails End Park, with 5k and 10k distances offered.
The Hood River County Fruit Loop Heirloom Apple Celebration takes place Saturday and Sunday, and honors apples now known as “heirloom” or “classic” varieties, which can trace their heritage back 100 years or more.
Parkdale Pumpkin Fun Run/Walk from the Parkdale PTO returns Saturday, along with the annual Pumpkin Parade.
Although many of you may still be getting over the disappointment of such an abrupt end to summer, the fall sports season is already well under way, and coaches and organizers are gearing up for the indoor sports that will run through the winter. Below is a selection of some of the many organized activities to keep kids occupied during the winter months.
Harvest Hustle returns Oct. 26; Vampires and Victims Oct. 27
Local cyclists filled the ranks for two-wheeled adventures in Hood River County and in central Oregon earlier this fall.
Tasty, classic apple varieties — many now quite rare — are at the center of the Hood River County Fruit Loop’s Heirloom Apple Celebration, along with delicious fresh cider, gourmet food, country fun, and lots more, Oct. 26-27.
Columbia Gorge Marathon and Half Marathon start and finish in Hood River
Labeled the most scenic marathon in the country, the annual Columbia Gorge Marathon and Half Marathon will take place Oct. 27, starting and finishing at the Port of Hood River’s Marina Park.