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‘Almost, Maine’ opens this weekend

The second of Hood River Valley High School’s winter plays opens this weekend, April 7-8, with shows beginning at 7 p.m. at the Columbia Center for the Arts.

Entertainment Update for April 1

Tillinghasts at Moth April 1; Willy & Nelson at The Pines; more

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Hood River Yacht Club’s Forrest Cook Regatta sees huge turnout for local and visiting teams

The Gorge Sailing Team’s fourth season is underway and the team had their first of two home races this season last week with a great showing at a regatta down at the Hood River Waterfront.

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‘Calendar Girls’ concludes

A friendship is tested between Annie (Kathleen Morrow, left) and Chris (Barb Berry) in the comedy “Calendar Girls, continuing its run at Wy’east Middle School Performing Arts Center.

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Pick of the Week: Community Ed annual spring tour

The 2017 Family and Community Education annual spring tour, “Blooms, Bulbs, Bogies and Bread,” will explore the sites of nearby Woodland, Wash., on Thursday, April 27.

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Visit the HR County library for a one-room tour of the Gorge

“It lets the architecture speak,” Mark Nilsson said of his new mural in the children’s section of Hood River County Library. “There are a lot of walls here, and angles, and they’re broken up. Initially I was going to paint on the angles but I decided to keep them as natural breaks.”

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Art auction, annual Studio Tour, and more local art notes

Columbia Arts is hosting an exciting live auction in the theatre on April 9 at 3 p.m., starting with music, silent auction and social hour at 2 p.m. The live auction will feature: 18 original works by artist Ellen Dittebrandt; three original pastels by artist Judith Cunningham; and additional collector pieces by Sherrie Wolfe, Sydney Roark, Roland White, and more.

Entertainment Update for March 29

Emily & Julie at Lyle Hotel; Young Irelanders in TD April 3; more

This year’s Follies is ‘Kid Awesome’

Youth star in ‘Superhero-Sized’ Lions musical opening April 21

It’s the year of the Superhero show, starting with the Mid-Columbia Lions Follies. The 2017 show will be “Kid Awesome and the Disco Girls.” It is an original script with story by Terri Tyler and Bev Bridgewater, written by Tyler.

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Parkdale Snow fun

Students at Parkdale Elementary took advantage of the snowpack around campus to do a little cross country skiing Feb. 28 and March 1.

Entertainment Update for March 25

CGOA’s Jazz Collective April 7, Garoutte, Mayer play, more

Cultural Fest April 13

Through a partnership for literacy and social justice in the region, The Dalles will be hosting its American Indian Cultural Festival in April.

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On stage at Wy’east

Kat Blackmar, left, and Barb Berry, right, prepare their calendar poses in the comedy ‘Calendar Girls’ continuing its run at Wy'east Middle School Performing Arts Center in Odell. Also shown, from left, are Kathleen Morrow, Blaire Carroll, Kathy Williams, and Maren Euwer.

‘The Secrets of Master Brewers’ book and beer discussion Thursday

Waucoma Bookstore and Columbia Center for the Arts are hosting author Jeff Alworth for a book and beer discussion on Thursday, March 23.

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‘Reads’ kicks off

Community gathered Saturday, March 18 for the kickoff celebration of Hood River County Reads.

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