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Entertainment Update for June 6

Russian folk music in The Dalles; Baugher, Rodgers play Cascade Cliffs June 5; many more

Blues and Brews returns June 26-27

Stevenson’s signature event returns for its 22nd year, June 26-27, when Gorge Blues and Brews Festival hits the Skamania County Fairgrounds, 650 SW Rock Creek Drive.

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Mid-Columbia Community Choir concert is June 7

Mid-Columbia Community Choir Ladies Chorus will present a benefit concert on June 7 at 3 p.m. at Grace Baptist Church, 1280 W. Jewett, White Salmon, Wash.

Camp for free on June 6

State parks throughout Oregon invite the public to camp and play for free the weekend of June 6-7 in celebration of State Parks Day and Free Fishing Weekend.

Entertainment Update for June 3

‘Playboys’ at CEBU June 5; Steady Riot plays Trillium Café'; more

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Cloud Cap Inn tours beginning June 21

Parkdale — The Mt. Hood National Forest Service will be hosting free interpretive tours of the historic Cloud Cap Inn starting June 21 through Labor Day on September 7, weather and road conditions permitting. The Hood River Ranger District is inviting the public to tour the inn, discover its history, and enjoy the majesty of Mt. Hood.

Free fishing June 6 at Spearfish Park

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers invites the public to a family fishing event at Spearfish Park, near Dallesport, on June 6 from 9 a.m. to noon. The event coincides with the state of Washington’s free fishing weekend and national Get Outdoors Day.

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No snow? No problem! Hood 2 River Relay goes on

Runners, paddlers and bikers turned out in droves on Saturday for the second annual Hood 2 River Relay, racing from the slopes of Mt. Hood down to the Hood River Waterfront. Started last year by event company Breakaway Promotions, the relay had to replace the nordic and alpine legs with an uphill run and a trail run due to the lack of snow, said race organizer Chad Sperry.

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Oregon Beach Wrestling State Championships results

Warm, sunny weather made for a good turnout at the 11th Annual Oregon Beach Wrestling State Championships held last Saturday down at Marina Beach at the Hood River Waterfront.

Sports Briefs for June 3

Bernie Fagan soccer camps in HR; Another hole-in-one at Hood River Golf Course; Gorge Roller Girls win finale; Rock Creek Day Use Area Closed to Protect Nesting Bald Eagles

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Culture Fest

Community members taught origami, provided music, and showed aspects of their folklore during the first Gorge Culture Fest, May 21 at Columbia Gorge Community College.

Free admission for active military personnel, families at Discovery Center

Columbia Gorge Discovery Center is proud to participate in the 2015 Blue Star Museums program. Blue Star Museums offers free admission to museums for all active duty, National Guard and Reserve military personnel and their families from Memorial Day weekend, May 23, through Labor Day, September 7, 2015.

Community Briefs: Day hike destination changes May 27

Plus: Original Courthouse program set May 30; ‘Emporium’ pops up at Butler Bank Bldg.; Roald Dahl Literary Challenge May 29

Entertainment Update for May 27

Ken DeRouchie Band w/ Tracy Klas at River City May 30; Dan Boller at The Pines; more

Sports Briefs for May 27

Baseball to host Dallas May 27; Handball tourney May 30; Ziegner’s run at state tourney ends in quarterfinals