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Welcome to great on-line resource for families living in and visiting the Columbia River Gorge!

Hood River County Community Education, Parks and Recreation and Port of Cascade Locks provide fun summer events!

Movies in Park Saturday nights at Jackson Park in Hood River, Movies on Friday night at Marine Park in Cascade Locks and Families in the Park free concerts at Jackson Park Thursday evenings in August.

Skamania Bookmobile

Located at different spots throughout the Gorge this summer!

Skamania County Bookmobile

in Bingen City Park on alternate Wednesdays beginning June 3, 3 p.m.-3:45 p.m.

On alternate Thursdays beginning June 11 in Underwood,

on Cook-Underwood Road 9:40 a.m.-10 a.m.,

Underwood Community Center 10:30 a.m.-11 a.m.,

Mt. View Trailer Court 11:10 a.m.-11:40 a.m.,

and Acorn Lane 11:50 a.m.-12:20 p.m.

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!.

New Book Party!

Get a special SNEAK PEAK at 100's of new books at the Hood River County Library August 11 from 5-7pm. Many multi-lingual books and refreshments!

Free Car Seat Checks

at Hood River Fire Station on 1785 Meyer Parkway in Hood River.

Free Car Seat Checks

Expectant parents, grandparents and parents of children under 4-feet, 9-inches are encouraged

to attend to have seat installations checked by car seat technician Elizabeth Stillwell.

Second Wednesday of each month at the Hood River Fire Station.

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  

More Events

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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