‘Show Boat Night’ Oct. 7

The History Museum of Hood River County announces its annual Show Boat Night on Friday, Oct. 7, 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Springhouse Cellar Winery. The Show Boat event has become the museum’s annual opportunity to celebrate with members, friends and neighbors. The evening will feature Monte Carlo games, food, drink, the lively music of Mike Stillman and Friends, as well as live and silent auctions. Can-can ladies will be in evidence, as will several characters from this year’s Cemetery Tales, including the reincarnation of the colorful and feisty couple Mr. and Mrs. “Brick” Stratton, and the effusive Mrs. Ellen Blowers. The event also showcases the HMHRC’s recent restoration of the community’s iconic paddlewheel, funded by last year’s Show Boat event. Tickets are $20, available at the museum or at the door.

Country Dance returns Oct. 8

The Mid Columbia Folklore Society hosts the Second Saturday Country Dance on Oct. 8, from 7-9 p.m.

The dance caller will be Marte Fallshore from Ellensberg Washington. The band will be Mill Creek String Band from the Mid Columbia Gorge area.

Dance lessons will begin at 7 p.m. All ages welcome. No partner required. Family friendly. All dances walked through first time. Enjoy an evening of country squares, contras, circle dances and a few waltzes.

The dance will be at the Rockford Grange, on Barrett Road, Hood River. $6 for members, $7 for non-members, $1 for youth 16 and under. Please bring treats for break time.

Saunders plays White Buffalo

On Thursday, Oct. 6, 6-8 p.m., singer and guitarist Lesley Saunders brings upbeat acoustic rock and ballads to the White Buffalo stage. White Buffalo Wines, 4040 Westcliff Dr., Hood River; 541-386-5534.

All you need is ... to come on the Magical History Tour

Join your friends for the Third Annual Magical History Tour on Friday, Oct. 7. Enjoy a twilight cruise aboard the Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler with live music, silent auction, delicious light dinner fare, and local history trivia. Silent auction items include hotel packages, wine, original artwork, guided horseback rides, and so much more! Proceeds from the event benefit the Cascade Locks Historical Museum. Boarding starts at 5:30 p.m., and the cruise starts at 6:30 p.m. from Cascade Locks.

Tickets for The Magical History Tour are $50, for sale in Cascade Locks at Lorang Fine Art. The Tour is made possible thanks to sponsorships by the Portland Spirit, Nestlé Waters, and the Columbia Gorge Lions of Cascade Locks. More information is available by calling Debora Lorang at 541-374-8007 or 503-360-2866.

‘The Magic Flute’ at Wy’east Oct. 9

Opera can be dramatic, funny, romantic, fantastical, and fun to watch. In short, opera can be awesome!

Come find out for yourself as the Columbia Gorge Orchestra Association and San Francisco Opera partner in video presentation of Mozart's The Magic Flute, Sunday Oct. 9, at 2 p.m. in the Wy'east Performing Arts Center. Performance is free for Seniors, Kids, and Students. All others, donation encouraged.

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

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