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Gorge Speakeasy


January 3
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Gorge Speakeasy

January 3, 2024 @ 6:00 pm

Join us for an evening of storytelling at The Ruins in Hood River that strengthens the community!

Community members take the stage to share stories centered around a theme of the month. You can sign up to share a story, or just sit back and listen.

Admission is by donation of any size; we donate proceeds to a local nonprofit each month to keep our community strong through the joy of sharing stories. Since our first event in November 2021, we’ve raised thousands of dollars for over a dozen Gorge organizations.

With suggested themes ranging from “Adventure” to “Taboo,” anonymous mini-stories submitted by the audience, and local wine and cider flowing all night, this event is a can’t-miss, and every month is different!

First Wednesdays of the month (September through May), indoors at The Ruins.

Doors open at 6pm, stories starts at 7pm. Columbia Gorge Crepes will be serving food, starting at 6pm.

Learn more, sign up for email updates or volunteer to share a story at: itsangiemarie.com/gorgespeakeasy

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