Tuesday, November 20, 2012
STEVENSON — Christmas in the Gorge happens the Nov. 30 to Dec. 2. Local businesses will host open houses throughout the day with holiday refreshments and sales. At 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 30, caroling begins in the Courthouse Plaza and the Courthouse Christmas tree will be lit at 6:55 p.m. Bagpipers lead the procession and the Starlight Parade starts at 7 p.m. with as many as 20 fire, emergency and large decorated vehicles. This year a 200-year old horse-drawn sleigh will also join in the parade fun. Cookies, coffee and cider will be available on Highway 14.
Nearly 100 ecumenical nativity displays from across the world are on display at a local church throughout the weekend with free admission.
Saturday morning events begin with a free continental breakfast and pictures with Santa at Rock Cove Assisted Living Center; enjoy
The bazaar is from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Exhibit Hall at the Skamania County Fairgrounds. Santa will visit for photos. The annual cookie faire, children’s crafts and holiday book sale all take place on Saturday. Join in an old fashioned sing-a-long of carols at the Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center Museum. Skamania Lodge has a variety of special events including gingerbread house making, cocktail demonstrations and elf story time. For details, visit www.skamania.com.
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I Can't Keep Quiet singers at "Citizen Town Hall"
‘I can’t keep quiet,’ sing members of an impromptu choir in front of Hood River Middle School Saturday prior to the citizen town hall for questions to Rep. Greg Walden. The song addresses female empowerment generally and sexual violence implicitly, and gained prominence during the International Women’s Day events in January. The singers braved a sudden squall to finish their song and about 220 people gathered in HRMS auditorium, which will be the scene of the April 12 town hall with Rep. Greg Walden, at 3 p.m. Enlarge