Soroptimist International of Hood River again brings LUNAFEST, the annual touring film festival featuring award-winning short films by, for and about women, to the gorge on Wednesday, March 13, and Thursday, March 14. A no-host wine bar will open at 6 p.m. in the lobby of Columbia Center for the Arts in Hood River. The films will begin promptly at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 each and are available at Columbia Center for the Arts at Third & Cascade, and at Waucoma Bookstore on Oak Street in Hood River . LUNA, the Whole Nutrition Bar for Women, created Lunafest to simultaneously promote women filmmakers, raise awareness for women’s issues and support nonprofit organizations. This season, the films will travel to over 150 cities and screen in front of 30,000 people. The films are filled with stories of reflection, hope and humor. The local showing is sponsored by Juanita’s Fine Foods and Xyngular, a health and wellness product for changing lives, available through Chavalla Lopez-Bassham. roceeds from the evenings will benefit the Soroptimist mission to advance human rights and the status of women in our community, and to Lunafest’s fight against breast cancer through the Breast Cancer Fund. For more information on the films or the LUNAFEST project, visit For information about the local event, contact Judith Poage, 541-990-2209 or


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