May 2, 2016

Columbia Gorge Discovery Center May Events

By: Mary Pellegrini

Columbia Gorge Discovery Center May Events

The Columbia Gorge Discovery Center is a lovely 35 minute drive from the Old Parkdale Inn.  When we send our guests off to visit the Dry End of the Columbia Gorge we always suggest a stop here and in The Dalles before crossing The River and coming back on the Washington side.  The Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum is home to numerous exhibits, introducing visitors to the geology, flora, fauna, and history of the Gorge.

~ Free admission to everyone Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 8, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m
Elizabeth Woody, Oregon’s newest Poet Laureate, will do a reading at 1 p.m
Enjoy a special Mother’s Day Brunch, 11-2
Humble Roots Farm & Nursery will be selling native plant seedlings from 10-3
Take a guided wildflower walk at 10 a.m. and 12 p.m
Columbia River Trading Co. will offer 20% off everything in the museum store.

~ Celebrate the 75th anniversary Woody Guthrie’s time on the Columbia River with the a tribute presented by musicians Bill Murlin and Joe Seamons.  Friday, May 20, 6pm
Guthrie wrote 26 songs in 30 days for the Bonneville Power Administration.  Bill was the BPA employee who re-discovered the Woody Guthrie collection in the BPA archives and along with Joe Seamons have now recorded those 26 songs into an album.  Dinner/concert tickets are $26, concert only is $10, RSVP by May 18.

The Discovery Center is located off I-84 at exit 82, 5000 Discovery Drive, The Dalles. For information, (541) 296-8600 x 201, or www.gorgediscovery.org.

 

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