Friday, February 24, 2006

Columbia River Gorge Ukulele Association

Linda Grist D'Ville dropped us a line today:
"A new ukulele association has formed east of Portland, Oregon. The Columbia River Gorge Ukulele Association had its initial meeting on Sunday, February 12 at the Troutdale General Store in downtown Troutdale,Oregon. Meetings are hosted by Francis Doo, of Hawaiian Charm fame and Jim D'Ville, manager of the ukulele department at Artichoke Music in Portland. No experience needed. Come to play or just to listen. Great coffee and food available at the store. For more information contact Jim at 503-661-5099 or Next meeting is Sunday, March 12, 3 to 4:30 pm. The group is already planning its first ukulele festival, The Columbia River Gorge Ukulele Festival will be held on Sunday, June 25, 2006 in Hood River, Oregon in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge. Acts for the evening concert will include James Hill, Ralph Shaw, Caravan Gogh, Hapa-Hillbillies, Hawaiian Charm and the Westside 5th Grade Ukulele Band. More information to follow."
Gorgeous logo, natch. (Thanks, Linda!)

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