Vista House hosting summer song circles

SONG CIRCLES return to Vista House for an annual summer series, hosted by Oregon State Parks: a chance for visitors and locals to join their voices in music and storytelling.

Photo courtesy of Oregon State Parks
SONG CIRCLES return to Vista House for an annual summer series, hosted by Oregon State Parks: a chance for visitors and locals to join their voices in music and storytelling.



CORBETT — Voices will join together at Vista House this summer.

Oregon State Parks invites the public to enjoy sing-alongs at a series of free Song Circle events on select Fridays at the historic building, located at Crown Point State Scenic Corridor in the Columbia River Gorge.

Song Circles are scheduled from 7-9 p.m. June 24, July 22, Aug. 26, and Sept. 23. These “old-fashioned campfire” events, hosted in partnership with Portland FolkMusic Society, are an opportunity to share park stories and rekindle the art of communal song circles and storytelling.

Sing along, play along, or just sit back and enjoy folk and campfire songs. Some of the musical works will harken back to the Gorge’s natural and cultural history.

The events are open to all ages, and a special children’s sing-along event is scheduled for Aug. 26. Please bring a chair for seating.

Vista House is located about 20 miles east of Portland on the Historic Columbia River Highway, near Corbett. Vista House is open daily in the summer from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

From Hood River, take Interstate 84 westbound and turn toward Corbett at exit 22. Follow Northeast Corbett Hill Road and the historic highway until you reach Vista House.

While visiting the Gorge, visitors may also picnic, hike and sightsee at the many state parks along the Columbia River and camp at Ainsworth campground. Reserve a site by phone at 800-452-5687 or online at www.reserveamerica.com.

For more information, contact Ranger Dorothy Brown-Kwaiser at Rooster Rock State Park at 503-695-2261 x228 or dorothy.brown-kwaiser@oregoon.gov, or visit the Gorge parks blog at www.columbiarivergorgeparks.wordpress.com.



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