If international acclaim and recent nods in such publications as Sunset Magazine, National Geographic and The New York Times weren’t enough, here’s more proof the Gorge is a desirable place to visit: the upcoming Bridge of the Gods Marathon and the Roy Webster Cross Channel Swim are both filled to capacity.
Music, sponsors and fundraising schedule
Aug. 7 — Families in the Park: Radical Revolution (‘80s genre gems), 6-9 p.m. at Jackson Park, 13th and May Streets, Hood River. Toy Gun Conspiracy open. Fajitas will be served by Eye Openers Lions Club, raising money for sight and hearing. Free concert sponsored by Griffith Motors, Northwest Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Bruce Burton DMD, Lions Eye Openers, Rotary of Hood River.
‘After the Rain’ plays Aug. 16; Kit Garoutte at The Pines; more
With the addition of “Kleeway” – a proposed new trail named after the late Matt Klee – congestion issues on the popular Seven Streams Trail should be greatly alleviated.
Sports slideshow Saturday at Hood River Hostel; Bernie Fagan Soccer Camp runs next week; Youth tennis camps coming up
At Gorge Paddle Challenge, one competitor will be two
Matt and Hunter make a great pair.
The Columbia Gorge Racing Association is gearing up for a busy next few weeks of sailing in Cascade Locks.
Ruins open at Springhouse; more
Van Gogh Days, celebrating the beauty of summer’s signature flower — the sunflower —returns to Rasmussen Farms in the heart of Oregon’s Hood River Valley Aug. 2-3.
This 90-degree weather doesn’t exactly say “warm blankets,” but in fact August is the month to wrap yourself in quilting.
The Hood River County Library District and the Columbia Gorge Chapter of the Ice Age Floods Institute are hosting Dr. Victor R. Baker from the University of Arizona for a presentation on “Megafloods on Earth, Mars, and Beyond” Saturday, Aug. 2 at 1 p.m. The presentation is free and open to the public.
Youth football start soon; Indian Creek hosts two good-cause golf tournaments; more
Downwind Blowout race rescheduled for this weekend
Fueled by steady thermal winds and sizzling summer temps, the 14th annual Bridge of the Gods Kite Fest brought hundreds of kiteboarders and spectators to the Stevenson waterfront over the weekend for two days of friendly but fierce freestyle competition.
Folksinger, storyteller Adam Miller plays Hood River Library Aug. 12; Sallie Ford at Ruins Aug. 15; more
Record crowds throng to weekend concerts
Record crowds attended the Hood River County Fair Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and the Lions were ready.