Saturday, July 20, 2013
A few not-so-random thoughts as we reach midsummer:
n Looking for a summer walk with meaning? The community is invited to spend some time at Relay for Life as friends and neighbors walk to raise funds for cancer research and assistance to families and survivors. It all happens starting at 9 a.m. Saturday and the inspiring Survivor’s Walk ceremony starts at 10:30 a.m. At any time, the public is welcome to come out to the HRVHS track, enjoy food and vendors, and encourage the relay participants.
n There’s plenty to learn at Sunday’s annual meeting of the Hood River Valley Residents committee (details on page A6.) Rep. Ben Unger, County Commissioner Les Perkins and Mayor Arthur Babitz are guest speakers. The committee’s interest is in the health of the entire valley, from mountain slopes to the river, and you don’t need to be a member to attend.
n Flaggers are our friends: “Give Them A Brake.”
In this time of year, plenty of paving and excavating are in full swing along our roads and streets. The vinyl “Road Work” signs seem to get bigger every year, but accidents still happen.
The men and women in orange vests who stand in the roads and direct us to “stop” or “slow” deserve our care. Give yourself that extra 10-15 minutes if you’re heading out Belmont or Indian Creek, or up Highway 35, where projects are ongoing this summer. Look for the same on State Street later this summer, and fully involved work downtown after Labor Day.
n And finally, there’s the Hood River County Fair, which gets going in earnest on Wednesday, with early judging on Monday and Tuesday as entries are accepted for baked goods, textiles and horticulture, to name a few of the contests that are open to anyone in the county. (See the fair book for details, and our article on page A8.)
Whether you enter or not, the fair is a fulfilling (and low-cost) opportunity to learn, to be entertained, and get to know the people and organizations that make up the community.
The events mentioned are just a few of the rewarding events and activities to be found in our midst this time of year. With fair weather in sight, it’s a good time to get out and about: Just drive safely as you go.
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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