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Incredible Years Parenting Series

Join the Mid Columbia Children's Council for a program for parents with 2-8 year old children. Teach your child life skills that will help make them successful in school! Free childcare and light meal provided. $25 fee per family. Class is at Head Start in The Dalles Tuesdays from Sept. 22 - Dec. 15. For info or to register call Nancy Johanson Paul at 1-855-308-2236 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Historic Downtown Walking Tours in Hood River

Tours leave at 10 AM every Saturday in September. Meet at Overlook Park on 2nd and State St. Suggested $5 Donation. Fall into our History this September.

Cemetery Tales

September 25, 26 and 27, experience history as you have never seen it or heard it before. Talented Actors make history come alive by telling, through compelling graveside vignettes.

Parenting in the Gorge Guide for 2015

New baby resources, story times, playgroups, parenting classes, family life skills and recreation guides for kids K-12. Here's the Spanish Parenting in the Gorge Guide.

Updated New Parent Services Playgroups for 2015

Meet other parents, exchange ideas and resources, get breastfeeding and other support!.

5th Annual Gorge Kids Triathlon

It's happening Sunday Sept 20, 10:00 AM Race start at Waterfront Park, Hood River for children in Kindergarten – 5th Grade. Entry fee for the Gorge Kids Triathlon is $20 prior to Sept. 20 and $30 on the day of the event.

Music Festival of The Gorge

Saturday September 19 from 1pm to 10pm. The festival is a fundraiser to support school music programs in the Hood River Valley through the Matt Klee Scholarship Foundation.

Munchkins at the Museum

for young children at the History Museum of Hood River County! Every Wednesday starting October 7 from 10-11am.

Munchkins at the Museum

Munchkins at the Museum is BACK! We had so much fun last year that we decided to bring our popular early education class back this Fall. This program is specially designed for younger visitors and addresses subjects just for munchkins: letters, numbers, colors, and of course history! The activities are selected specifically for this age group to be both entertaining and educational. The History Museum will be open only to the munchkins and their parents during this hour long session so they can have all the space and time they want.

Munchkins at the Museum will take place every Wednesday starting October 7, 2015 from 10:00 am -11:00 am. Admission to Munchkins at the Museum will be $5 for each child/parent pair, $1 for members of the museum. Each child must have an adult present to help with the activities and have fun with all of us! Although walk-ins will be welcome, please pre-register so we can have enough materials for everyone. To register for Munchkins at the Museum or for more information please call Andrea Smith at (541) 386-6772 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Breastfeeding Support Group

The group is conducted by a trained facilitator who listens and guides the discussion, the first and third Wednesday each month at Riverside Church in Hood River from noon to 1.

The Columbia Gorge Breastfeeding Coalition provides a mother-to-mother support group that offers guidance during this important time.

For more information, please call Jennifer McCauley, RN, IBCLC, at 541-387-6344.

Good Parenting Support

Here are a few excellent places to check for information or to call when you, a parent or a teenager you know needs some quick support and help. Parent Trust for Washington Children.
Parent Trust Family Help Line: 1-800-932-HOPE (4673)
Washington State Teenline:1-800-562-1240  

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Family Health Page

Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital

Providence Coffee Shop Teaches Life Skills for Local Students

Walk through the main entrance of Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital, and chances are you will notice the smell of coffee—and the energy of high school students at Sacred Grounds Coffee Shop. The Youth Transition Program at Hood River Valley High School is using the café to provide valuable work experience for youth with barriers to employment.

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