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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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.
Columbia Center for the Arts’ Children’s Theater Teen Apprentice Program is producing a showcase of scenes from Shakespeare to raise funds for a trip to London, the old stomping ground of the Bard and friends.
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…
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.
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…
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…
Mid-Columbia Community Concert Association (MCCCA) hosts the seventh annual Dancing With The Gorge Stars competition. Six local Gorge Stars will compete for community members’ votes at this mid-winter fund raiser for MCCCA.
Gorge residents are invited to participate in a celebration of the life, work and dreams of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, Jan. 20.
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…
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…
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…
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.
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…
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.
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 …
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.
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, …
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.
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…
“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…
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…
It’s a rockin’ blues party for the Hood River Education Foundation on Friday, Nov. 15 at 7 p.m., featuring Rick Estrin and the Nightcats.
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.
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…
Tim Mayer plays at 301 GalleryPianist Tim Mayer will play from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday evening at 301 Gallery, performing solo and featuring a variety of jazz, rock, and blues songs.The gallery is located at 301 Oak St., Hood River.Mayer will also play a house concert on Nov 7. from 7-8 …
Sometimes, one goes to a play to see local people taking up interesting roles; or to be touched by a timeless romance; or to feel a shiver down the spine.
‘Hot July’ at RivertapLive music coming up at Rivertap:Friday, Oct. 25: Jeff Carrell and Kenny Olsen, 6-9 p.m. (Duo, Covers, Rock and Roll)Saturday, Oct. 26: Hot July, 6-9 p.m. (Rock, Covers)Rivertap, 703 E. Second St., The Dalles, 541-296-7870.
Radio Tierra turns 15 this year, and to celebrate, its board of directors is hosting a Radio-Thon on Saturday, Oct. 26 from noon to 5 p.m. at Columbia Center for the Arts. The event will be broadcast live over Radio Tierra.Board member Nubia Contreras said music and entertainment will be pro…
I think I’m finally understanding the concept of “TV Movie.”These things must have been made within 10 feet of TV studios, when actors could walk off the set of one TV show directly into the set of a TV movie.For the full effect, you need to go back at least 42 years, preferably via thrift-s…
Columbia Center for the Arts is offering a series of events and performances featuring a blend of Spanish and English language and cultural traditions. The program is made possible by a grant from the Kinsman Foundation. All events are free and open to the public (see sidebar).The program’s …
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