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First-ever Outfound Series comes to Hood River this weekend

Outfound, described by its founders as “the first experiential conference of its kind focused on giving outdoor enthusiasts the opportunity to network with some of the most inspirational leaders and brands in the outdoor industry,” is set to take over the Hood River Event Site this weekend.

Entertainment Update for June 7

Tilly Jam Boys at White Buffalo, more

Heading out? How to safely enjoy Gorge

Memorial Day marked the start of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area’s peak visitor season, but outdoor enthusiasts who plan ahead can experience the Gorge safely and sustainably.

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Spring Scenes

David Skakel captured this image of the family dog Mossy playing with a fawn in their Mosier yard.

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Pick of the Week: Mercado del Valle Farmers’ Market begins season June 1

Mercado del Valle returns to downtown Odell June 1. The market will be held on the first and third Thursdays of the month from 4-7 p.m., ending Aug. 19.

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Wild lawn

Jurgen Hess leads a group from the Lawn Alternatives Class, hosted by EnviroGorge through Hood River Community Education.

Roots and Branches: Two-way umbrellas and other essentials of spring softball fandom

The seemingly endless seasons of softball are in full swing for fervent fans of a sport involving garish yellow balls, smelly leather cleats and dirt filled diamonds. It has provided us some much-needed diversion over the last three months watching JV, varsity and traveling team players come into their own.

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Robotics team hosts STEM Fair on June 2

Hood River Valley High School’s Steelhead Robotics team — back from their Worlds robotics competition — will hold a community STEM Fair on Oak Street during First Friday events on June 2 from 5-7 p.m.

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Mad Hatter’s Tea Party fun

Jena Hager (Alice), Camilla Blanco (Queen of Hearts), Jadyn Howard (Rabbit) and Mallory Keller (Mad Hatter).

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DRAGON DASH

Second graders Nancy Mendoza, Grace Vasquez and Sarah MacPherson group up in May Street Elementary’s annual Dragon Dash May 17.

Columbia Gorge Genealogical Society meets June 10 at Discovery Center

Jan Bony, OrGenWeb state coordinator will be the speaker at the next Columbia Gorge Genealogical Society meeting and program on June 10 beginning at 1 p.m. at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center in The Dalles. The public is invited to attend.

The Dalles museums offer free admission for military

Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and Fort Dalles Museum, both in The Dalles, are participating in the 2017 Blue Star Museums program, which offers free admission for all active duty, National Guard and Reserve military personnel and up to five family members, from Memorial Day weekend beginning May 27, through Labor Day, Sept. 4.

Entertainment Update for May 27

Bluenami takes the stage at Moth Lounge, The Hazelnuts play Brian’s Sunday, more

Next Walking Tour June 5

The Historic Downtown Walking Tour, sponsored by the History Museum of Hood River County, offers an insight into the architectural and cultural history of how downtown buildings and sites developed.

Lyle Pioneer Days return May 27

Lyle Pioneer Days returns May 27 after a 14-year hiatus with a full day of events planned that includes carnival games, a bouncy house, blacksmithing demos, a car and bike show, and craft and food vendor booths.

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