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Jul
28
Sat
Historic Highway Antique Car Tour – Meet/Greet BBQ and Brews @ Columbia Gorge Discovery Center
Jul 28 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

DiscoveryCenterLogoNewFriends of the Historic Columbia River Highway is hosting an Antique Car Tour, Saturday, July 23, 2016 from Troutdale to The Dalles. The vintage autos were all manufactured by 1949 or earlier. The public is invited and welcome to come view the fleet of vintage autos and talk with the owners. The tour will conclude at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, which is hosting a BBQ & Brews welcome from 4 to 7 p.m. We hope you can join us for this fun “Meet and Greet BBQ and Brews” for the fleet of vintage autos touring the Historic Columbia River Highway.

Barbecue choices include ribs, chicken or burgers. Freebridge Brewing, Sedition Brewing and Route 30 Bottles & Brews will provide locally produced microbrew beer. The arrival of the Antique Car Tour at The Dalles is estimated to be around 4 p.m. where they will pick up Mayor Steve Lawrence to tour the downtown, then travel on Highway 30 out to the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, 5000 Discovery Drive, The Dalles.

Sep
8
Sat
Annual Hood River Fly-In at WAAAM @ Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum
Sep 8 @ 8:00 am – Sep 9 @ 5:00 pm

Celebrate WAAAM’s Birthday with style
See hundreds of Planes, Food, Fun, Plane Rides and more!

Our Fly-In attracts hundreds of people each year and is a great way to see old aircraft fly and meet the awesome people who fly them. Enjoy hundreds of visiting airplanes, food and activities. See airplanes close at hand and visit with the pilots. Airplane and biplane rides. Acres of free parking.

Join us to celebrate WAAAM Air and Auto Museum’s Birthday. Always the Weekend After Labor Day. Check out our schedule of events at www.waaamuseum.org to get a feel for the event.

Museum open 9-5. Lions Club breakfast 8 am Sat/Sun.
WAAAM is located three miles from downtown Hood River at 1600 Air Museum Road, Hood River, OR 97031.
Call (541) 308-1600 for more information or visit www.waaamuseum.orgSpencer Aircraft

Special thanks to Spencer Aircraft for helping to sponsor this event.

Sep
15
Sat
International Model A Day at WAAAM @ Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum
Sep 15 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

 Celebrate International Model “A” Day
September 17, 2016* 10:00AM to 2:00PM at the
WAAAM Air and Auto Museum.

Bring your Model A out for a fall drive and share the joy of antique car ownership with the world. Bring the family and friends to enjoy this gathering of Model A Fords (Model Ts welcome too). There is nothing like seeing all of these old cars in motion.

There will be fun activities all day long. Don’t miss a presentation about “The 1982 Model A Ford Around The World Tour” at 11AM.

$14 for adults
$12 for 65+ seniors
$6 for kids 5-18

This price includes seeing all of the wonderful Model As and Model Ts that arrive for this special event as well as all of the other wonderful things that the museum has to offer!

WAAAM is located three miles from downtown Hood River at 1600 Air Museum Road, Hood River, OR 97031.
Call (541) 308-1600 for more information or visit www.waaamuseum.org

* Please note that we have permission from the Model A Ford Club of America for the date of our event on the off chance that they decide to host IMAD during our Annual Fly-In.

Oct
31
Wed
The Dalles Downtown Safe Trick or Treat @ Downtown The Dalles
Oct 31 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Witch-on-a-broomstickGhouls and Goblins, Princess and Knights, all are welcome to walk downtown The Dalles and gather up fun and candy from the local business. All while enjoying the sight of other trick-or-treaters creativity.

  • Date/Time: 10/31/2015 3:00 pm-7:00pm
  • Location: Downtown The Dalles
  • Contact: Main Street Coordinator Matthew B. Klebes
    The Dalles Main Street Office: 541-370-2966   tdmainstreet@gorge.net
White Salmon Community Halloween @ Downtown White Salmon
Oct 31 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Kids of all ages enjoy costuming up for the annual White Salmon Halloween Trick-or-Treat on Jewett Blvd.

Businesses and community organizations line the downtown Jewett sidewalks to hand out treats to the ghouls, goblins, fairies, and superheroes, even some for the parents. Any organization, business, or individual is welcome to join in to help feed the monsters.

Mid-Columbia Ministries will also host their Festival of Light Halloween Fair again this year, with hot cider, cookies, games, candy and other prizes, from 5:30-7:30 in the Wauna St. parking lot between Harvest Market and our three banks.

So join us on Halloween evening, Oct 31, 5:00-7:30 pm, for a ghoulishly great time.

May
12
Sun
Discovery Center – Free Admission on Mother’s Day @ Gorge Discovery Center
May 12 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Mothers-Day[1]Columbia Gorge Discovery Center offers free admission to everyone Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 8, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Elizabeth Woody, Oregon’s newest Poet Laureate, will do a reading at 1 p.m.
  • Enjoy a special Mother’s Day Brunch, 11-2.
  • Humble Roots Farm & Nursery will be selling native plant seedlings from 10-3.
  • Take a guided wildflower walk at 10 a.m. and 12 p.m.
  • Columbia River Trading Co. will offer 20% off everything in the museum store.

The Discovery Center is located off I-84 at exit 82, 5000 Discovery Drive, The Dalles. For information, (541) 296-8600 x 201, or www.gorgediscovery.org.

Jul
12
Fri
WAAAM Traffic Jam – Car Show and Swap Meet @ Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum
Jul 12 – Jul 13 all-day

WAAAM-Logo[1]Come to a museum, a car show, and a swap meet all in one great place. Food. Fun. Music. Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum is hosting their annual WAAAM Traffic Jam – A Car Show and Swap Meet on July 8-9, 2016 at the museum.

Don’t miss the Model T Quick Build Challenge and other fun activities such as technical sessions and riding in some historic vehicles. Also, see the vintage kiddie pedal cars and check out the goodies to buy. There is something for everyone.

On Friday registered participants and their guests “cruise the gut” and end the day with food and a drive-in movie. Saturday’s Swap Meet and Car Show starts at 8:00 am with judging and prizes for entrants and drawings for visitors. Your support in this fundraiser helps keep WAAAM’s engines running!

Vehicles (all types including cars, motorcycles, trucks, etc.) must be 30+ years old for show entry.

WAAAM is located three miles from downtown Hood River at 1600 Air Museum Road, Hood River, OR 97031.
Call (541) 308-1600 for more information or visit www.waaamuseum.org

Jul
27
Sat
Historic Highway Antique Car Tour – Meet/Greet BBQ and Brews @ Columbia Gorge Discovery Center
Jul 27 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

DiscoveryCenterLogoNewFriends of the Historic Columbia River Highway is hosting an Antique Car Tour, Saturday, July 23, 2016 from Troutdale to The Dalles. The vintage autos were all manufactured by 1949 or earlier. The public is invited and welcome to come view the fleet of vintage autos and talk with the owners. The tour will conclude at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, which is hosting a BBQ & Brews welcome from 4 to 7 p.m. We hope you can join us for this fun “Meet and Greet BBQ and Brews” for the fleet of vintage autos touring the Historic Columbia River Highway.

Barbecue choices include ribs, chicken or burgers. Freebridge Brewing, Sedition Brewing and Route 30 Bottles & Brews will provide locally produced microbrew beer. The arrival of the Antique Car Tour at The Dalles is estimated to be around 4 p.m. where they will pick up Mayor Steve Lawrence to tour the downtown, then travel on Highway 30 out to the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, 5000 Discovery Drive, The Dalles.

Sep
14
Sat
Annual Hood River Fly-In at WAAAM @ Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum
Sep 14 @ 8:00 am – Sep 15 @ 5:00 pm

Celebrate WAAAM’s Birthday with style
See hundreds of Planes, Food, Fun, Plane Rides and more!

Our Fly-In attracts hundreds of people each year and is a great way to see old aircraft fly and meet the awesome people who fly them. Enjoy hundreds of visiting airplanes, food and activities. See airplanes close at hand and visit with the pilots. Airplane and biplane rides. Acres of free parking.

Join us to celebrate WAAAM Air and Auto Museum’s Birthday. Always the Weekend After Labor Day. Check out our schedule of events at www.waaamuseum.org to get a feel for the event.

Museum open 9-5. Lions Club breakfast 8 am Sat/Sun.
WAAAM is located three miles from downtown Hood River at 1600 Air Museum Road, Hood River, OR 97031.
Call (541) 308-1600 for more information or visit www.waaamuseum.orgSpencer Aircraft

Special thanks to Spencer Aircraft for helping to sponsor this event.

Sep
21
Sat
International Model A Day at WAAAM @ Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum
Sep 21 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

 Celebrate International Model “A” Day
September 17, 2016* 10:00AM to 2:00PM at the
WAAAM Air and Auto Museum.

Bring your Model A out for a fall drive and share the joy of antique car ownership with the world. Bring the family and friends to enjoy this gathering of Model A Fords (Model Ts welcome too). There is nothing like seeing all of these old cars in motion.

There will be fun activities all day long. Don’t miss a presentation about “The 1982 Model A Ford Around The World Tour” at 11AM.

$14 for adults
$12 for 65+ seniors
$6 for kids 5-18

This price includes seeing all of the wonderful Model As and Model Ts that arrive for this special event as well as all of the other wonderful things that the museum has to offer!

WAAAM is located three miles from downtown Hood River at 1600 Air Museum Road, Hood River, OR 97031.
Call (541) 308-1600 for more information or visit www.waaamuseum.org

* Please note that we have permission from the Model A Ford Club of America for the date of our event on the off chance that they decide to host IMAD during our Annual Fly-In.

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