Vista House Hosting Summer Song Circles

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Oregon State Parks invites the public to enjoy sing-alongs this summer at a series of free Song Circle events on select Fridays at Vista House 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, especially those relating to Gorge 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 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.

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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