When it comes to throwing a party, no American city can do it better than New Orleans. That’s why Chef Kathy Watson is taking us there for New Year’s Eve. Expect a menu rich in seafood, duck, and of course, chocolates and pecans! Our New Years, New Orleans feast will be offered on two nights: Saturday, December 30 (SOLD OUT) and Sunday, December 31, at 6:00 pm.
The four-course menu will remain, as always, something we reveal at dinner. To celebrate the new year, we are giving you an exclusive choice of your first course: Hood Canal Oysters on the half-shell or Dungeness crab, both prepared to perfection by Chef Kathy. Our winery partner will be the exquisite, small-production wines of Willow Wines; you will be able to purchase a wine pairing, by-the-glass or bottle, for the evening.
Our intimate winter digs will seat 22 people each night, in our cozy ice house or our inviting kitchen. Four VIP seats each night are available at the kitchen bar, where you can watch Kathy and her crew prepare your dinner, and of course, slip you extra tastes. The seats at the kitchen bar will go to those who first request them, so reserve now if you’d like this fun experience. Seating is precious and limited.
The perfect place. The perfect party. The perfect palate.
Washington State Parks and the Central Klickitat County Park and Recreation District are hosting the 11th Annual Polar Plunge at the swimming area along the Columbia River at Maryhill State Park. Do you have what it takes to take a short winter (5 minutes max) dip in the mighty Columbia? Cost is $10.00. No Discover Pass is needed as this is a State Park Discover Pass Free Day.
Come start the New Year off on a cold, yet refreshing note doing the Polar Bear Plunge. You don’t have to go underwater, and you don’t have to stay in the water for long. Just do something different this New Years, and support the Central Klickitat County Park & Recreation District. The event will take place at the swimming area along the Columbia River at the Maryhill State Park.
It begins at 10:00 a.m. Sharp, so be there at least 15 minutes early to sign up. Click for your entry form.
For more details and to register visit the link below.
What is a Polar Bear Plunge?
A polar bear plunge is an event held during the winter where participants enter a body of water despite the low temperature. In the United States polar bear plunges are usually held to raise money for a charitable organization. In Canada polar bear swims are usually held on New Year’s Day to celebrate the new year.
This event is hosted by Senator Curtis King, Representatives Gina McCabe and Representative Norm Johnson and celebrates the Columbia River Gorge region. Everyone is welcome to join us in showcasing our region.
We will be seeking donations for raffle items as well as wine, beer and cider to share with our guests.
If you have marketing images we can use to decorate the room, we would love to borrow these.
The Ketchum Kalf Rodeo typically attracts more than 4,000 visitors during Father’s Day Week End each year in June. The entrance to the famous Glenwood Rodeo Arena takes you back in time to a place where cowboys rode the ranges, herded cattle, busted broncs, and hard livin’ was a thing to be enjoyed and proud of.
The first Glenwood rodeo was started in 1934 at the Conboy Place by a group called Camas Prairie and Vicinity Pioneer Association, and was later taken over by the Mt. Adams Cattle Association. Admission at that time was 40 cents. It was eventually moved to the present site west of Glenwood on ground donated by Pete Conboy. Agnes Miller and Jayne Kreps were the first women to sell coffee and donuts, and that started the Glenwood Women’s Club stand. The coffee was heated over a camp fire and they had a small table. C’mon by and share a cup. Visit the website for more information.
Slideshow from the 2011 Glenwood “Ketchum Kalf” Rodeo by Milan Vatovec, “seen through eyes of a euro-trash, east coast, middle aged man”
The 2016 White Salmon Riverfest is planned for Wednesday July 13th. Part of the annual White Salmon RiverFest is the traditional Community Float trip on the White Salmon River, only for area residents and their guests. While the program details are still being finalized we know the annual community rafting trip will take place in the morning and reservations are already being made!
Bring your neighbor, or meet your neighbor, while exploring and enjoying the beautiful White Salmon River which floats like an artery through our community. At a very reduced rate, our local outfitters make it possible for you to see the river, now floating through the former Northwestern reservoir, past the former Condit Dam site, all the way into the Columbia River.
The White Salmon River Fest and Symposium celebrates the White Salmon River and the environment, community, and history that surrounds it. The river is an invaluable social, recreational, and economic benefit to those who call it home. The River Fest and Symposium aims to gather the local boating and non-boating community for a day of celebration, education, legendary whitewater, food, dance, and more.
In celebration of the White Salmon River there will be guest speakers, a community raft float, kayak clinics, a kayak slalom, and a party at Big Man’s BBQ! Our goal is to provide an educational resource for the professionals that work on the river and the community members that live nearby.
Since the removal of Condit Dam in 2012, the event’s symposium portion has become the premier resource for the most up-to-date information on the decommission process. The changes occurring in the river canyon as a result of this groundbreaking hydropower removal project are of epic proportions. Join us to learn more about what is happening on your favorite Pacific Northwest River.