As part of the “Christmas in the Gorge” festivities, the Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center Museum is hosting a free public “Sing-Along” Saturday, Dec. 7, starting sharply at 2:30 p.m. The singing will conclude at 3:30, with holiday refreshments being served until 4.
Museum admission is free for Skamania County residents on Saturday, Dec. 7.
The public sing-along has become an annual tradition and has been enjoyed by those who love to sing, as well as by those who enjoy listening. Vocal support will be provided by a quartet of carolers composed of Nicole Tiffany, Karen Branch and Diane Velasquez, all from Vancouver. Pianists Lois Ann and Wayne Davison of Battleground will provide the accompaniment on the Steinway concert grand piano.
Children are welcome and may meet Santa and his helper and receive a special goodie bag and the opportunity to have their photo taken on Santa’s lap. When asked if he was flying via Rudolph, he replied, “No, I want him to rest up for the big day later in the month. Instead, I will fly (incognito, of course!) on a regular commercial airline.”
For additional information about all the activities of “Christmas in the Gorge,” contact the Skamania County Chamber of Commerce (800) 989-9178 or (509) 427-8911. This is a community-wide event.
An added bonus for Skamania County residents is Museum admission is free Saturday, Dec. 7. Admittance is always free for those who want to shop in the museum store and to view the short-term art gallery. This year the short-term gallery will be loaded with framed and mated historical photos for sale. The project is a fun-raiser for the museum and will feature more than 100 local photos, many of them from photos taken more than 100 years ago. Also on hand (and great for Christmas gifts) will be copies of several books recently published by the museum. They include early histories of Carson and Stevenson, and three bound volumes of Museum Musings by Merna DeBolt.
The Museum is also supporting the food drive organized by the Chamber of Commerce for the Stevenson Food Bank. Non-perishable food items will be collected until the end of December and everyone who donates will receive a dollar off admission. The food bin is located in the lobby near the main entry.
The Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center Museum is open daily from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. It will be closed Thanksgiving Day, but will be open as usual on Friday, Nov. 29. It also will be closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
Warm up those vocals and let’s ring the rafters in the Grand Gallery! Merry Christmas!