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Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band


6:00 PM at Mt. St. Helens - Johnston Ridge Observatory
21500 Spirit Lake Highway, Toutle, Washington 98649
Cost: $25

Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band will host a special benefit concert on August 15, 2009
at the Mount St. Helens Institute, the non-profit arm of Mount St. Helens Monument
(a US Forestry site). Dollars raised at this event will go to build new exhibits within
the various public observatories at the Mount St. Helens Monument, in advance of
the 30th anniversary of the volcano’s eruption. As part of these pre-anniversary
festivities, MSHVB will be guided by the Mount St. Helens Monument’s leading
scientists to various sites throughout the monument, such as the pumice fields,
and Mount St. Helens southern ridge, which was blown-off during the historic
eruption. This event also marks the first time a band has ever played a volcano in
the continental United States.

Tickets will include entrance to the Johnston Ridge Observatory and other
Monument areas from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm ($8.00 value) and a guest lecture by
Dr. John Bishop.   

For an additional $10.00, limited tickets are available for a guided hike on the
Boundary Trail to Harry's Ridge.  This 6 mile round trip, moderately difficult hike
offers incredible views of Mount St. Helens, Spirit Lake, Mount Adams and the
Pumice Plain and will leave Johnston Ridge Observatory at 1:00 pm and 1:30 pm.  
The Institute's volunteer guides will regale participants with stories about the 1980
eruption and point out tell-tale signs of geologic activity in the area.  Guests
registered for this event will receive an e-mail in advance with details on
appropirate clothing and gear.  This hike is suitable for children over 10 years old.
Advanced registration is required.  

For more information, contact Jeanne Bennett at The Mount St. Helens Institute,
360-891-5107.  Sponsorships are available.  

Purchase tickets here