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It still felt like summer on Friday, September 13, but just barely, as I drove toward Mt. View Orchards. The sky was blue and the breeze was warm but promised to turn chilly before the evening was over. I parked at the Mt. View Orchards venue in front of trees heavy with near-ripe pears. Mt.…

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Tony Smiley at Route 30 Feb. 15Live music coming up at Route 30:Friday, Feb. 14: Alonzo GarbanzoSaturday, Feb. 15: Tony SmileyFriday, Feb. 21: The New Prohibitions, 7 p.m.Saturday, Feb. 22: School Boi (AC/DC cover band), 7 p.m.Friday, Feb. 28: The Growlerz, 7 p.m.Route 30 Bottles and Brews, …

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Knot Another Hat owner Sarah Keller, center right, and about 20 friends gather Jan. 29 for the revived “Knit Night” event at her shop, located at 11 Third St. Knit Night was one part of the weekly Locals Wednesday Downtown (LWD), which started last month under the auspices of Hood River Down…

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Wasco Brothers at Zim’sLive music coming up at Zim’s:Friday, Feb. 7: Wasco Brothers (country/honky tonk), 7-10 p.m.Saturday, Feb. 8: Al & Nolan Hare with Ben Tibbets, 7-10 p.m.Tuesday, Feb. 11: Tuesday Taps & Tunes with Al Hare and Kenny Olsen, 7-9 p.m.Zim’s Brau Haus, 604 E. Second …

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In celebration of World Read Aloud Day, SMART Reading, a statewide children’s literacy nonprofit, has issued a challenge to get 10,000 Oregonians reading with children on Wednesday, Feb. 5.

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Barney & the Stray Kitties at White BuffaloOn Thursday, Jan. 30 from 6-8 p.m., Barney & the Stray Kitties return to the White Buffalo, with country rock and blues seasoned with rich vocal harmonies.White Buffalo Wines, 4040 Westcliff Drive, Hood River; 541-386-5534.

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The Gorge theater scene burgeons again in the next few weeks after the holiday hiatus.A total of five productions open in Bingen, Hood River and Odell starting Jan. 31.First up are “The Vagina Monologues” at Columbia Center for the Arts and “Leading Ladies” at Bingen Theater.

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Monday is the Martin Luther King Jr. Day federal holiday, meaning schools, government offices and banks will be closed. Hood River Library and branches will be closed Sunday and Monday, but the pool will be open on Monday (see details below). Hood River News will be open.

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CCA After-Hours music series startsNew York-based singer and performance artist Robbi Kumalo will be joined by local musicians Tim Mayer, Mike Turley and Mike Groder at 5:30 p.m. on Jan. 22 in the first After-Hours Music event hosted this winter and spring by Columbia Center for the Arts.Sug…

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As we move into the new year, many people choose to refrain from booze for their health, their family, their wallets, and a myriad of other reasons. Additionally, countless adults in the Gorge have been sober for years or are somewhere along the path of their own recovery.

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Once again, CAST brings “The Vagina Monologues,” directed by Judie Hanel, to audiences in the Columbia River Gorge. Much has changed in society as well as the play since Hanel first directed the show in 2006. Sarah Savitt, publisher at The New Yorker, believes that playwright Eve Ensler’s cr…

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Gorge Ecumenical Ministries (GEM) and Aging in the Gorge Alliance (AGA) invite the community Jan. 15 to the first of three monthly brown bag lunch presentations exploring the ups and downs of caring for an aging loved one and how to navigate delicate topics while maintaining your own persona…

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CGOA auditions for Youth ChorusOpen auditions for the CGOA Youth Chorus are Tuesday, Jan. 7 from 5:45-6:15 p.m. at Chenowith Elementary School in The Dalles.Under the direction of Corin Parker, the goal of the ensemble is to offer high quality choral ensemble instruction, said a press releas…

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Maddie McLean and Tim Mayer at CCALooking for something to do over the Christmas holiday with friends or relatives? Drop by the Columbia Center for the Arts on Thursday, Dec. 26 from 5:30-7 p.m. Maddie McLean (vocals) and Tim Mayer (piano/vocals) will be playing at the premier performance of…

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Silverhill Band at Rivertap Dec. 21Live music coming up at Rivertap:Friday, Dec. 20: Kit Garoutte, 6-9 p.m. (one man band, covers)Saturday, Dec. 21: The Silverhill Band, 6-9 p.m. (old school rock’n roll trio)Sunday, Dec. 22: Sunday Night Jam featuring The Reddy Black Trio, 6:30-8:30 p.m.Rive…

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School is out for Hood River County School District and Horizon Christian School students beginning Monday, Dec. 23 and running through Friday, Jan. 3. For students at Mid-Columbia Adventist Christian School, vacation begins Dec. 19 and runs through Jan. 2.

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Hood River Valley High School student vocal ensembles perform Dec. 6 at Riverside Community Church in Hood River, the first of three noon concerts in the annual series made possible by the Riverside Walton Music Fund. The concerts continue Dec. 13 with jazz pianist Tim Mayer and the Riversid…

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This is holiday theater weekend as “Christmas Radio” at Hood River Valley Adult Center Theater starts and ends, and “The Snow Queen,” directed by Sullivan Mackintosh, concludes its run.

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The 10th Annual United Way of the Columbia Gorge (UWCG) Holiday Benefit Concert returns Dec. 15 with rock violinist Aaron Meyer, his 12-piece band and special guests The Brown Sisters. This is a family-friendly holiday tradition, said a press release, and all proceeds benefit the United Way …

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The Christmas season is fast approaching, and Hood River Valley Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) is offering a unique invitation to people of all ages throughout the Columbia Gorge.

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Hood River County Library District hosts a free teen movie night on Saturday, Nov. 30 beginning at 4 p.m. Popcorn and snacks will pe provided for those ages 11-19.

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JD and the Fearless Few at RivertapLive music coming up at Rivertap:Wednesday, Nov. 27: Annual Turkey Day Eve Party with Al & Nolan, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 28: Closed for ThanksgivingFriday, Nov. 29: JD and The Fearless Few, 6-9 p.m.Saturday, Nov. 30: McDougall, 6-9 p.m.Rivertap, …

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Free community Thanksgiving SundayParkdale Community Church, Valley Worship Center, Parkdale Church of the Nazarene and the Parkdale Grange host a free community Thanksgiving dinner on Sunday, Nov. 24 at the grange from 1-3 p.m. All are welcome.

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Stephanie Sweet, more at White BuffaloLocal songwriter Stephanie Sweet, known for her captivating lyrics, smooth vocals and soulful instrumentation, said a press release, teams up with Amber Russell, an award-winning fingerstyle guitarist and composer, for a “rare and powerful performance” a…

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“Our Town” concludes its redux run this weekend and “Turn of the Screw” continues  its road show, this weekend in The Dalles and at Hood River Elks next weekend.Ambiguous Theater presents “Turn of the Screw” at The Mint in The Dalles Friday and Saturday, and “Our Town” is at the Hood River V…

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A select list of plays have been performed more than once on Hood River stages over the years. They include the upcoming “The Vagina Monologues,” the next Judie Hanel Presents production, scheduled for this spring (Hanel’s third time with the Eve Ensler show since 2005) “Oklahoma,” “Les Mise…

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For the second year, the Columbia Gorge Orchestra Association’s Jazz Collective Big Band will share the stage with five Gorge school jazz bands as CGOA presents Jazz Rocks! on Nov. 15 and 17.

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Country Dance returns Nov. 9The Mid-Columbia Folklore Society presents the Second Saturday Country Dance at the Rockford Grange in Hood River on Nov. 9, at 7 p.m. with dance caller Marte Fallshore (Ellensburg, Wash.) and music from the Yard Art Ensemble featuring local fiddler Genavie Thomas…

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