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Entertainment Update for Sept. 30

Munchkins at the Museum

Munchkins at the Museum is back! This program is specially designed for younger visitors and addresses subjects just for munchkins: letters, numbers, colors, and of course history! The activities are 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 Oct. 7, from 10-11 a.m. 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. 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 thmeducation@gmail.com.

Cowboy Poetry show Oct. 18

Western musicians and cowboy poets from five western states will take the stage at the Bingen Theater on Sunday, Oct. 18, from 4-6 p.m. in a one-time only matinee. This is an opportunity to see a variety of award-winning entertainers sharing some of the best music and poetry from our western culture. Admission is voluntary with a suggested donation of $10.

The beautiful and historic Bingen Theater will host this gathering of western musicians and poets. Some of the performers will be: Horse Crazy Cowgirl Band, Western Music Association “Best of the Best” Harmony Group of the Year 2014; Tom Swearingen, two-time National Finals Rodeo Cowboy Poetry Contest winner; Duane Nelson, poet; Barbara Nelson, Academy of Western Artist's Swing Player of the Year; Larry Wilder, International Yodeling Champion; Panhandle Cowboys, Idaho's favorite western duo; Lynn Kopelke, poet/singer; The Hanson Family Singers, winners of this year's Crescendo Award for rising star talent; Jinny Cash, honky tonk piano player, Lemuel Pratt, singer.

Bingen Theater, 210 Oak Street, Bingen, Wash.; 541-490-7968.

Firefighters Appreciation Month at Secret Salsa

In appreciation to all who work in the fire fighting industry, Secret Salsa invites you to come and relax and dance. Show your ID and get in free during the month of October. Join Secret Salsa any Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. for an informal lesson followed by a social dance until 10 p.m. Mt. View Grange, 1085 N. Main, White Salmon.

Truck Show at White House

On Sunday, Oct. 4, it’s the second annual Old Truck and Jeep Show at the Gorge White House. The show starts at 2 p.m. Admission is free. Expect 25 area cars from 1972 or older. Live music from Willy & Nelson from 4-6 p.m. The Gorge White House, 2265 Highway 35, Hood River; 541-386-2828.

‘Over the Top’ jazz band plays

Friday nights at the White Salmon Winery and Tasting Room feature “Over the Top” jazz band featuring Mike Stillman (sax), Alan Taylor (flugel and vocals), John Bryan guitar and vocals), Mike Grodner (drums), Bob Green (percussion) and guests. Music starts at 7 p.m. White Salmon Vineyard Tasting Room, SR 14 at Cook-Underwood Rd., Underwood, Wash.; 509-493-4640.

Northern Lights Flamenco Oct. 11

Seattle-based Flamenco dancer Savannah Fuentes brings her latest show, Northern Lights, to the Griffin House on Sunday, Oct. 11, at 7:30 p.m. Savannah will be joined by cantaor j (male flamenco singer), direct from Spain, Juañarito and guitarist Bobby de Sofia.

Born in Seattle to parents of Puerto Rican and Irish ancestry, Fuentes began her studies in Seattle and continued in Spain with dancers such as Belen Maya and Cristobal Reyes. She currently tours throughout the western United States and has independently produced over 250 presentations and workshops featuring internationally recognized flamenco singers.

The Griffin House on the Columbia River Gorge, 4168 Westcliff Drive. Tickets: general $23, VIP seats $35, student/low-income $15, kids $8.

‘Voodoo’ at Moth Oct. 3

VooDoo Voltage is gonna electrify the Moth on Saturday, Oct 3 starting at 8 p.m. This two-piece band fills the bar with their excellent “WEIRD ROCK” groove. No cover and Garrett Arsenaux will be dishing out yummy gumbo — a perfect combination! MothLounge is at 105 4th St. Hood River, more details at MothLounge.club or find them on Facebook.

Wasco Bros. at Clock Tower Oct. 2

The Wasco Bros. will be bringing their Honky Tonk sounds to Clock Tower Ales in The Dalles on Friday, Oct. 2, starting at 8 p.m. Clocktower Ales, 311 Union St., The Dalles; 541-296-2602.

Tim Snider, more at CEBU Lounge

This week at CEBU Lounge: Shows start at 9:30 p.m., 21 and over only.

Friday, Oct. 2 - Tim Snider Band with his World-Folk Hybrid show.

Saturday, Oct. 3 - Vinyl Gold with Soul & Funk grooves.

Best Western Plus Hood River Inn, 1108 E. Marina Way; 541-386-2200.

Entertainment listings can be e-mailed to jdrake@hoodrivernews.com.



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