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Entertainment Update for Jan. 4

‘Old Man’ author visits Jan. 17; World’s Finest in town Jan. 6; more

‘Writing Memories for the Next Generation’

Memoirist Carolyn Wood will facilitate a creative writing workshop called Writing Memories for the Next Generation on Jan. 10 at the Hood River Library. The workshop will run from 3-4:30 p.m. and focus on developing a creative nonfiction piece.

Entertainment Update for Dec. 31

World’s Finest in town Jan. 6, New Year’s Eve music planner, more

‘Big Lebowski Dude Bowl’ benefits Little Oak Jan. 27

Gather a team of five and dress in your Big Lebowski best for the first-ever Big Lebowski Dude Bowl in support of Little Oak Montessori Jan. 27 at Orchard Lanes, Hood River.

Paint-out Jan. 21 features ‘Heart & Soul’

Calling all community members who love to make art — all levels of artistic ability welcome. Columbia Center for the Arts will be hosting a community paint-out in their studio/classroom at the center on Saturday, Jan. 21, and folks are welcome to drop in between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Sweet Adelines offer singing Valentines

Surprise a coworker, parent, loved one and others with the gift of a live Singing Valentine delivered on your behalf this Valentine’s Day.

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Interesting People Series: Nepali trek guide speaks Jan. 5 at Mt. Hood Town Hall

Chandra Man Bajyoo, a 43-year-old Nepali guide who has done more than 100 treks in the Himalayas, will speak about his experiences at the Mt. Hood Town Hall on Thursday, Jan. 5 at 6:30 p.m. This is the first in a series of “Interesting People” talks at the community center, located at 6575 Hwy. 35 in the upper Hood River valley.

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Try Galore Jared, or rainbow skeet shooting in the luminous abyss

The end of the year brought a downheaval, but I stayed upcast and uphearted. I had the whole year since the last column, and all this to think about:

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Hood River Art Club exhibit

The Hood River Art Club is exhibiting works by members this month at the Hood River Library during regular library hours. Coming in January, the club will hold a show at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital through the month of March.

Entertainment Update for Dec. 28

Soul Street at White Buffalo; Ben Bonham at Stave and Stone; more

‘A Community of Music 2.0’ concert Jan. 15

The Columbia Gorge Orchestra Association is proud to present “A Community of Music 2.0” on Sunday, Jan. 15 at 2 p.m. The concert continues the tradition of combining CGOA’s Jazz Collective Big Band with other notable community musical ensembles.

‘My Old Man and the Mountain’ author talk Jan. 17 at Columbia Center for the Arts

Waucoma Bookstore, Columbia Center for the Arts and Double Mountain Brewery are hosting author Leif Whittaker for a book talk on Tuesday, Jan. 17 at 7 p.m. at Columbia Center for the Arts, 215 Cascade, Hood River.

What to do for Winter Break

Wednesdays through December — Pokemon Club, 4-5 p.m. at Hood River Hobbies. Ages 7-13; $5. Registration and parent check-in required. Bring a deck. Learn to play, battle with friends. More at info@ hoodriverhobbies.com

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Meeting Santa

Second-grader Nolan Buel finds presents as names are called by his dad, Brandon Buel.

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Mt. Hood National Forest seeks outfitter guides to serve youth, underrepresented groups this winter

The Mt. Hood National Forest will be accepting proposals for new outfitter guide temporary use permits during the open season from Jan. 1 through March 1.

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