Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Join the Hood River County Library District on Saturday, Aug. 26 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. for the annual Unity Picnic, a celebration of diversity and the culmination of the library’s summer reading program.
Bring a blanket to the Georgiana Smith Memorial Gardens at the Hood River Library for a free taco bar by Michoacán, Mike’s ice cream and non-alcoholic beverages. Music will be provided by 6 del Rio. Drawings for the winners of the adult and teen summer reading programs will be announced. Activities will be provided by Arts in Education of the Gorge, Columbia Gorge Pride Alliance, Gorge Ecumenical Ministries, and The History Museum of Hood River County.
No alcohol, please.
Bilingual music at CL Library
Visit the Cascade Locks Library at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 23 and noon on Saturday, Aug. 26 to hear the bilingual music of Violet Montenegro.
The Hood River County Library District is partnering with FISH Food Bank to provide free books and music at the monthly food distribution site in Cascade Locks gymnasium inside city hall. In July, the library provided books and music to about 15 families.
Although this program takes place during the food bank’s food giveaway, this program is free and open to the public.
Both the Unity Picnic and bilingual music events are free and and open to the public. For more information, please contact the Hood River County Library District at 541-386-2535, firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit their website at hoodriverlibrary.org.
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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