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JIM DRAKE’S ENTERTAINMENT BLOG: Hands on the wheel, hands on the fiddle

Bruce Molsky debuts solo show in Hood River Oct. 6

A true traveling musician, old-time fiddler Bruce Molsky had to call me back right after I contacted him last week — he was driving down a Virginia Highway, keeping both hands on the wheel as he safely pulled into a rest stop.

Entertainment Update for Oct. 1

Nancy Cook at Clocktower; Dramatic performance of the Tell-Tale Heart; more

Entertainment Update for Sept. 28

Open Mic at White Buffalo; Meet the Artist: Ed Feely at Lyle Hotel Sept. 28; more

Artists of the Gorge exhibit opens Oct. 1

The Stevenson Community Library and Friends of the Stevenson/North Bonneville Libraries present the 37th annual Artists of the Gorge Exhibit opening reception on Saturday, Oct. 1.

‘KOOBDOOGA’ kicks off with artists’ reception Oct. 1

The Friends of the White Salmon Valley Community Library cordially invite the public to attend an artists’ reception in the library’s Sprint/Baker Gallery on Saturday, Oct. 1 from 2 to 4 p.m.

Entertainment Update for Sept. 24

Jim MacMillan at Volcanic; Elks Oktoberfest Sept. 24; more

Classical guitarist Peter Fletcher returns Oct. 23

Classical guitarist Peter Fletcher is on a nationwide tour promoting an upcoming CD that will feature such masterworks as Paganini’s Caprice No. 24, and the ever popular Cordoba by the Spanish composer Isaac Albeniz.

Entertainment update for Sept. 21.

Entertainment update for Sept. 21.

‘Around the World in 80 Minutes’ concert with Terry Barber Sept. 22

The Mid-Columbia Community Concert Association proudly presents Terry Barber, with his concert, “Around the World in 80 Minutes.” The concert will be held at the Calvary Baptist Church, 3350 Columbia View Drive, The Dalles, on Thursday, Sept. 22 at 7 p.m.

GO Green Drinks comes to Columbia Gorge Title

Join Gorge Owned on Sept. 21 from 5:30-7 p.m. for the final Green Drinks of the season at Columbia Gorge Title, in the Union Building in downtown Hood River.

Author Pete Fromm at pFriem Oct. 12

At 20 years old, Pete Fromm heard of a job babysitting salmon eggs for seven winter months alone in a tent in the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness. He leapt at the chance to be a mountain man, even with no experience in the wilds. Thirteen years later, he published a memoir of that winter, “Indian Creek Chronicles.”

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‘30 Years of Television Animation’ Sept. 24

On Sept. 24, Columbia Center for the Arts will present “30 Years of TV Animation” with Paul Germain and Joe Ansolabehere. Doors open at 6 p.m., with the presentation starting at 7 p.m. The event is suitable for all ages. Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for students and seniors, and are available at the gallery or columbiaarts.org.

Entertainment Update for Sept. 17

Music Festival of the Gorge returns to HR Sept. 17; Hops Fest returns Sept. 24; more

CGOA Stages’ Salons to start at Stave and Stone

CGOA Stages’ Salons is a new series of monthly entertainments based on a very old idea: informal and intimate evenings of music, poetry, literature, and drama organized around a theme.

Entertainment Update for Sept. 14

Minstrels ‘St. Cinder’ at The Remains Gallery; Music Festival of the Gorge returns to HR Sept. 17; more