Students learn ‘culture of community’

Leaders for Tomorrow recently visited local non-profit organizations as part of Cultural and Community Resources Day.

Visits to The Next Door, Columbia Center for the Arts, Gorge Grown and Hood River Adopt-a-Dog rounded out the day. The students went behind the scenes of these local non-profits, learned about volunteer opportunities and the business of running a non-profit.

Students discovered a new appreciation of the vibrant arts and culture scene and of all the organizations that provide services to help our community thrive.

Leaders for Tomorrow is a program of The Next Door that introduces high school students to area businesses and organizations, how they operate, and how they contribute to the community.

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"The tangled skirt" opens run at unique venue

Director Judie Hanel presents the Steve Braunstein play “The Tangled Skirt” in an unusual theatrical setting, River Daze Café. Here, Bailey Brice (Bruce Howard) arrives at a small town bus station and has a fateful encounter with Rhonda Claire (Desiree Amyx Mackintosh). Small talk turns into a deadly game of cat and mouse and both seek advantage. The actors present the story as a staged reading in the café, where large windows and street lights lend themselves to the bus station setting, according to Hanel. Performances are 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 28, Saturday, Sept. 30 and Sunday, Oct. 1. (There is no Friday performance.) Tickets available at the door or Waucoma Bookstore: $15 adults, $12 seniors and children under 15. No children under 9. Enlarge



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