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It's Wine, Jazz At Interpretive Center

On July 16

Wine tasting, a jazz band, fine art and good food are all to be enjoyed in an awesome pristine setting at the Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center Museum in Stevenson on Saturday, July 16, from 6 to 9 p.m.

"This has traditionally been our most fun annual event," said Executive Director Sharon Tiffany. "People just seem to have a really good time."

The $20 admission includes a free wine glass, script for one free tasting and admission to the Museum as well as great music.

This is a fundraiser to benefit the programs and operation of the Museum.

Five Gorge wineries are expected to participate with each one showcasing three to four of their best varieties of wine. Expect to be served by such Gorge wineries as Waving Tree Vineyards of Goldendale, Wind River Cellars of Husum, Marshal's Winery of Dallesport. Back by popular demand is Walking Man Brewing, a local brewery that offers unique and tasty suds for those who may not want wine.

Artwork of several Gorge artists will be displayed and available for sale. Notable artists such as Lori Presthus, Bonnie White and Stephan Vincze are among those who will be participating.

Jazz will be provided by Gorge-based band, Mike Klinger Jazz Sextet. The sextet reportedly offers "high-energy, swinging, up-tempo jump jazz." They will be easily heard from the Misner Patio.

The food will include a plank salmon and salad plate served by the popular chefs of Skamania Lodge. Other choices will include a variety of cheese, crackers and fruit.

Call 800-991-2338 or 427-8211 for advance tickets.

Should the weather not cooperate, all art and music will be inside.

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