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Sept. 3 First Friday — here’s what’s on tap

2 Sep

Thanks to Tracy Kaiser of the Chamber, here’s a report from the Downtown Business community on what’s in store for Sept. 3 First Friday. Remember, it’s from 5 to 8 p.m., and involves a closure of Oak Avenue and connecting side streets during that period. Take it away, Tracy:

“Our next First Friday is September 3 and the street will be closed for the festivities. We extend a big thank you to Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital for sponsoring July, August and September’s street closing for our First Friday event. Providence will have its Mobile Health unit available to the public during First Friday, located at the corner of 3rd and Oak Street.

Here is your First Friday line-up:

  • Naked Winery will have Hood River’s local Tess Barr is true blues from 8PM to 11PM.  A power house voice and backed by a rock solid band.
  • Melika kicks of their HUGE Labor Day Sale, up to 70% off.
  • Parts + Labour will have musician KEVIN HOLMAN on acoustic guitar and Cor winery for tastings of their wine collections.
  • Small Planet Trading hosts artist Diane Gadway showing her unique line of jewelry made from re-purposed materials. Gadzoolry is fun, funky and functional. Meet the artist between 6 – 8 pm and enjoy Fair Trade and local munchies while you shop.
  • Columbia Center for the Arts will have Plein Air Gallery Show & Opening Reception: 6 to 8 pm – Free; Gallery Show: Daily, September 3-26, 11 am – 6pm; Artworks created during the five-day Paint-Out will be available for purchase and selections of writers’ works will be on display.
  • Waucoma Bookstore is hosting author Jack Nisbit for a book signing, from 5 to 8 pm at the bookstore (212 Oak St, Hood River).  Nisbet will be signing his book “The Collector: David Douglas & The Natural History of the Northwest.”
  • The Enchanted Alpaca is hosting Jose Marroquin, Peruvian Photographer, with his very special exhibit “Sharing the Magic of the Andes.”. Also hosting Patricia Shypertt, local Hat Milliner Extraordinaire!
  • Cascade Acupuncture will have its Grand Opening  of the new Chinese Herbal Pharmacy! The grand opening is from 5:30 to 8:00 pm at 104 5th Street, in Hood River. There will be raffles, free chair massages, free usable tote bag, free champagne, free Greens First and Dream Protein shake samples, appetizers by Knead bakery and 15% off selected products.