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Mt. Hood Film festival returns Nov. 7, HR

HOOD RIVER — Columbia Center for the Arts will present the third annual Mt. Hood Independent Film Festival in Hood River Nov. 7-9. Venues for the Film Festival include two theaters at Columbia Center for the Arts, Hood River Hotel downstairs and Andrew’s Skylight Theater. The festival will feature a segment of 3D films –the only film festival in the PNW featuring 3D. In addition to showcasing national and worldwide films, the festival features local and NW filmmakers and is supported almost entirely by community volunteers and local businesses.

Arts and entertainment calendar from Oct. 23

Arts and entertainment calendar from Oct. 23

What's happening from Oct. 23

Nonprofit events calendar from Oct. 23, 2014.

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A "Little Shop of Horrors" opens

“Little Shop of Horrors,” directed by Linda Beiter, is a Theatre Company of The Dalles production. Performances are at The Dalles Civic Auditorium Oct. 17, 18, 25, 31 and Nov. 1. Doors open at 7, perfromance begins at 7:30 p.m. A matinee begins at 2 p.m. Oct. 25. Advance tickets are available at Klindt’s Book Sellers and Waucoma Bookstore and also at the door. Cost is $12 adults, $10 seniors (over 62) and $10 students.

Fruit and craft fair returns to HR Oct. 18-19

The Gorge Fruit and Craft Fair arrives Saturday, Oct. 18, and continues through Sunday, Oct.19, at the Hood River County Fairgrounds, 3020 Wy’east Rd., near the community of Odell. The fruit and craft fair runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.­

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Arts and entertainment calendar from Oct. 16

Arts and entertainment calendar from Oct. 16, 2014.

Cookbook authors vist HR Farmer's Market

Waucoma Bookstore and Gorge Grown are hosting cookbook authors Kirsten and Christopher Shockey at the Hood River Farmers' Market Thursday, Oct. 16, from 4 to 7p.m.

Authors visit Sherman County

The Sherman County Historical Museum and Moro’s antique store, Moro Now and Then, are sponsors of a book signing with authors Rick Steber and Ava Wilson Saturday, Oct, 18, from 10:30 a.m. to 3p.m. at the Sherman County Historical Museum in Moro.

Even fiction writing requires research

While a fiction writer obviously has a lot of license to make things up, there’s still tons of research that goes into it, said author Ron Lovell, who will be at the Oct. 18 Northwest Authors Festival at Klindt’s Booksellers.

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Heeding the call of the muse

Sharon Duerst got idea for first novel ‘Mending Stone’ from a compelling dream

What's happening from Oct. 14

Nonprofit events calendar from Oct. 14, 2014

Fall art tour showcases White Salmon artists

White Salmon artists will be showcased during a fall tour the weekend of October 24-26.

What's happening from Oct. 12

Nonprofit events calendar from Oct. 12, 2014.

Afterschool Expo offers free fun Oct. 10 at TDMS

Ten community organizations will join together Tuesday, Oct. 14, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. to put on the Afterschool Expo at The Dalles Middle School, a free night of hands-on activities for kids with food and door prizes for adults.

Arts and entertainment from Oct. 9

Arts and entertainment calendar from Oct. 9, 2014

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