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Roundup of arts and letters 10/17/13

Roundup of arts and letters 10/10/13

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Bingen skatepark will close during construction beginning Oct. 7

The Bingen skatepark will be temporarily closed beginning Oct. 7 while Phase 2 of the park is constructed.

Photographer shows nature’s beauty in library show

The White Salmon Valley Community Library’s October gallery show will feature images of nature by area photographer, Lois L. Bancroft.

RASMUSSEN’S PUMPKIN FUNLAND OPENS OCT. 1

Rasmussen Farms’ famous Pumpkin Funland opens on Oct. 1.

Learn about natural anti-aging strategies

A free lecture on anti-aging strategies will be held Monday, Sept. 30, from 3 to 4 p.m. at the White Salmon Community Library.

Car is King during Maryhill Museum weekend Free festival takes place Oct. 5, 6

One of the Northwest’s first and most vocal advocates for modern roads was Maryhill Museum of Art founder Sam Hill.

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Avast! Pirates Fish and Chips comes to Bingen

A new-to-Bingen option for lunch sailed into town last week.

Discover the Columbia River Gorge in three days

The Columbia Gorge Discovery Center in The Dalles is offering a three-day workshop Sept. 11, 12 and 13 for adults which explores the geology, the plant life, and the history of the Columbia River Gorge. Transportation and lunch will be provided.

Discovery Center hosts Haunted History Dinner

There are over 70 historic buildings in The Dalles steeped in the wild history of the old west. If only these walls could talk! Or, can they?

Enjoy Labor Day weekend at wineries

Wineries in the Columbia Gorge will be offering open houses for Labor Day Weekend, Aug. 31-Sept. 2, with huge discounts, food pairings, new releases, and more fun surprises.

Glenwood News 4-hers bring home the ribbons

Wow…what a showing the Glenwood 4-H kids made at this year’s Klickitat County Fair! Angel Murillo raised the Grand Champion Market Steer; while Madi Couch had the Grand Champion Market Hog! Doneva Brown’s novice 4-H horsewomen had an outstanding show as well. Each of the girls (Madi Couch, Bailey Gimlin, Kaitlyn Masden, Nahaleigh Schuster, Abby and Lizzie Hawkins and Melody Nilson) came home with at least one grand champion, purple ribbon! I hope to get additional results from the fair to report later on.

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Kids triathlon planned for Sept. 22

The Gorge Kids Triathlon is a fun and safe entry-level triathlon open to all elementary aged kids.

Lyle News: School bells ringing this week

The school bell will be ringing this week, beckoning children back to classes. Please be a little more careful driving to insure their safety. If you were not able to enroll new students on Aug. 22, please call the school offices to make an appointment. Lyle High School, 509-365-2211; Dallesport Elementary, 509-767-1132 or 509-365-2162.

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