Pig Bowl, Hops Fest, vintage motorcycles and more this weekend


Washington State Patrol troopers will conduct a statewide emphasis on distracted

driving this Friday through Sunday. According to the Washington Traffic Safety Commission, distracted driving is the cause of 30% of traffic fatalities and makes up 23% of all serious injury collisions in the state. The penalty for distracted driving is a $136 citation for the first offense. If you’re issued another citation within five years, the penalty raises to at least $234. Additionally, each offense is reported to your insurance companies. Drivers can receive an additional $99 penalty Drivers can receive an additional $99 penalty for being dangerously distracted if a driver

commits a traffic violation because they were distracted.

Hood River Saddlle Club all you can eat spaghetti feed fundraiser tonight 5 to 8 pm at Hood River Saddle Club , corner of Belmont and Country Club Road in Hood River. Tickets $10 for adults, $5 for 6 to 12 years. Annual fundraiser to support a scholarship to a graduating HRVHS senior, and the Mt Hood Pony Club.

What could be more fun than a wedding? How about being a fly on the wall behind the scenes at a wedding of two larger-than-life people and all the drama, fun and chaos that seems to happen? That’s the premise of Tony ‘n Tina’s Wedding, an “interactive/environmental” theatre piece written in 1988 and being presented by CGOA Stages.

Instead of watching a play in a traditional theatre, the audience attends the wedding of Tony Nunzio and Valentina Vitale, gets to meet their families and attends the post-wedding reception dinner. Like most weddings, there are touching moments, lots of unexpected drama, and lots of singing, toasting and family feuding.

Tony ‘n Tina’s wedding has been produced in hundreds of cities since its premiere in New York in 1988 and remains one of the most popular examples of environmental theatre ever created. Director Peter Tappert has an extensive background in improvisation and has been working with a large cast of over 20 actors to help them shape the sometimes stereotypical but always lovable characters. Although the play is largely unscripted there are many key moments that are part of every wedding. How they play out will be a little different at every performance.

Tony ‘n Tina’s Wedding is the first production for CGOA Stages this season, which will also include the hit musical Mamma Mia, the murder-mystery comedy The 39 Steps, and Gilbert and Sullivan’s beloved operetta, The Mikado.

Tony ‘n Tina’s Wedding is being presented in the sanctuary and reception room at Riverside Community Church in Hood River. Performances begin at 6:30 PM on Friday and Saturdays, September 14,15,21,22,28,29 at 6:30 PM. Tickets include a catered reception dinner and are $35 adults, $30 for CGOA Members, $25 for Youth (ages 10-17) and $10 for kids under 10. Tickets are available at the door but audiences are encouraged to buy tickets in advance through gorgeorchestra.org.


In the spirit of the Smithsonian Institution, whose museums offer free admission every day, Museum Day Live! is an annual event created by Smithsonian magazine. Participating museums, including Maryhill, give free admission to anyone presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket. Get yours at https://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/museum-day-live-2017/

Celebrate the centennial of Romania’s Great Union, the 1918 unification of Transylvania, and the provinces of Bessarabia and Bukovina with the Romanian Kingdom. Enjoy folk dance and music performances by local groups and the Romanian Folkloric Ensemble, Datina from Seattle, sample traditional Romanian fare, and view the exhibition Romanian Identity, Royalty and Architecture. Hands-on art for children and families will also be offered. The festival is sponsored and presented by the Romanian American Society, the American Romanian Cultural Society and the Northwest Romanian Community.

The Hood River Hops Fest is an annual celebration of beer’s bitter friend, freshly harvested hops. Hood River County is surrounded by world-renowned hop growing regions, and since 2003 brewers have gathered each September in downtown Hood River to share their fresh-hop beer creations. The family-friendly event features more than 40 breweries with more than 60 fresh-hop beers, plus a variety of food vendors, live music, and an awesome collectable mug. Noon – 8pm at the Columbia Lot, 5th and Columbia, downtownHood River,Tickets: 21+ Entry Only Ticket: $10

21+ Beer Garden Ticket: $15 presale; $20 day-of. Includes entry, commemorative glass mug and five 3.5 oz. taste tokens Under 21: Free admission. Note: The venue is open to people 21 or older only from 5pm until closing at 8pm

One hundred motorcycles built before 1929 will visit The Dalles Saturday on their way from Portland Maine to Portland Oregon on a two-week trip called the Motorcycle Cannonball. They’ll be parked on Federal between Second and Third Street from 4 to 6 pm.

Granada Theater presents country singer Tony Jackson, called as smooth as George Jones or Randy Travis. Doors open at 6 pm, show at 7 pm. Tickets $50 or $70 with dinner.

Pig Bowl – more than 15 Years of helping families fundraiser featuring Oregon Law Enforcement vs. Washington Law Enforcement Saturday 7 pm Sid White Field at Wahtonka School. Tickes $3 for individuals, $10 for families

All Proceeds to be distributed between:

The Pishion Family – Elijah has Nephrotic Syndrome; a rare kidney disease that affects about 1 in 50,000 children a year.

The Zapien Family – Angela has a rare genetic mutation KCN Q2, cerebral palsy, cortical visual impairment and acid reflux.

The Gibson Family – At 4 months old, Jase was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, and with chemo treatments has officially been in remission since July 17th.