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Mothers Day Community Appreciation

May 14, 2017 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Thank you for 20 Years!

It’s been 20 years since Columbia Gorge Discovery Center first opened the doors in 1997, and we are offering free admission to everyone on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 14, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The free admission is offered as a thank you to the Columbia Gorge community for support over the past year.

In celebration of our 20th anniversary, several Native American demonstrations will be offered.

Jefferson Greene will be doing a drum-making workshop from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  You must reserve your place in advance by calling 541-296-8600 ext. 201. The $80 fee will include the drum-making kit and beater, which are yours to keep. The class size is limited, so make your reservation early.

Bernyce Courtney will be doing a Wasco Full-Turn Twined Basket workshop from 10.a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The $60 cost will include materials and lunch. Again, class size is limited and you can make your reservation by calling 541-296-8600 ext. 201.

Marylee Jones will be joining with Barbara Robinson to offer a guided wildflower identification walk at 10 a.m. and again at 12 noon. View some of the 100 species of native plants on the museum grounds, many of which are in full bloom. Learn about the native plants from a Native American perspective, as well as the scientific understanding of the plant and how it propogates.

The Basalt Rock Café will host a special Mother’s Day Brunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  The menu features baked frittata, fresh fruit, French toast, bacon, sausage gravy & biscuits, home fried potatoes, fresh fruit juice, and cheesecake. Hot and cold beverages are included. Mimosas will also be available for only $5, and you can enjoy your brunch on the open-air patio. Brunch prices are just $18 per person, $8 for kids 10 and under, with children under 5 free. Reservations for brunch may be made by calling 541-296-8600 ext. 201 by May 10.

See the large selection of gifts for mom in the Columbia River Trading Co. museum store. Everything will be 20% off that day, including jewelry, wine, books, and unique hand-crafted items made by local artisans, such as scented lotions and bath soap, pottery, yard art, and more.

You will have a chance to see the raptors of the Gorge on the glove and up close during the live raptor presentations at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Bring the whole family to the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center for a day of fun. Thank you for 20 years of support.

The Columbia Gorge Discovery Center is located off I-84 at exit 82, 5000 Discovery Drive, The Dalles, Oregon, 97058. Museum hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, phone (541) 296-8600 x 201.