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Full Sail hosts street party

This year, the employee-owners at Full Sail have a lot to celebrate: 15 years of brewing, three years of employee-ownership and the return of the Gorge Games to Hood River.

Full Sail wants to share the celebration by kicking off the Gorge Games with its fourth annual Street Party this Saturday.

The reggae rhythms of Shamir start the evening’s festivities at 7 p.m., with Portland-based Oso rocking the brewery until midnight with their high-energy electic funk. Admission is free and all ages are welcome.

Saloon hosts kite event

This Saturday, the River City Saloon will be hosting an AWAKE kiteboarding party with the sounds of Area 54 thumping the club. The Saturday night dance party follows up two nights of live music. On Thursday, Flowmotion returns to Hood River. Friday has the Invisible Doctors slated to groove at the Saloon. All shows begin at 9:30 p.m. and there will be a cover. For the full Gorge Games music lineup, go to www.rivercitysaloon.com.

Jones, Ocean 503 at the Grill

Blues great Lloyd Jones and his group performs Friday at the Riverside Grill. Portland's Ocean 503, one of the Northwest's hottest soul/funk bands, performs Saturday at the Grill. Both shows start at 9 p.m. and there is no cover charge.

Savino’s readies for Gorge Games

Continuing its summer-long music series, Savino’s Lounge in downtown Hood River is hosting Herschel Patch this Friday. During the Gorge Games week of July 13-21, Savino’s will play host to Freedom Tribe on July 18 and to Alma Melodioso on July 19 for the Walk around the Block celebration in Hood River.

Looking ahead, Toca, an acoustic version of popular latin funksters Rubberneck, will play an unplugged show on July 26.

Portland soul diva Linda Hornbuckle is slated for Aug. 2.

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Parkdale third graders sing "12 Disaster Days of Christmas"

Welcome to your sing-able Christmas gift list. What follows is an emergency rendition of “12 Days of Christmas” – for outfitting your home or car in case of snow storm, earthquake, flood or other emergency. Read it as a simple list, or sing it to the tune of “12 Days” – you know, as in “ … and a partridge in a pear tree…” Not to make light of it, but the song is a familiar framework for a set of gift ideas that you could consider gathering together, even if the recipient already owns items such as a bunch of coats, tire chains and flashlights. Stores throughout the Gorge are stocked up on all these items. Buying all 12 days might be prohibitive, but here are three ideas for checking any of the dozen off your list (notations follow, 1-12.) The gift items needed to stay warm, dry and safe are also coded to suggest items in your abode (A) in your car (C) or both (B). 12 Gallons of Water (A) 11 Family meals (B) 10 Cans of propane (A) 9 Hygiene bags (B) 8 Packs of batteries (A) 7 Spare coats (B) 6 Bright red flares (C) 5 Cozy blankets (B) 4 Tire chains (C) 3 Flashlights (B) 2 cell phone chargers (B) 1 And a crush-proof first aid kit (B) Price ranges? Here’s a few quotes for days Three, Two, Four and Nine: n A family gift of flashlights (three will run $15-30, Hood River Supply, Tum-A-Lum) n Cell phone chargers (two will run $30-60) n Tire chains (basic set, $30, Les Schwab, returnable if unused for the winter) n Family meals ($100 or so should cover the basics for three or four reasonably well-fed days) n The home kit should be kept in a handy place near an exit, and remember that water needs to be replenished every few months. If you have a solid first aid kit already, switch out the gift idea with “and-a-sto-o-u-t- tub-for it-all …” Otherwise, it’s a case of assembling your home or car kits and making sure all members of the family know what the resources are and how to use them (ie flares and propane). Emergency situations are at worst life-threatening, at best deeply uncomfortable if you and your family are left without power for an extended period, or traveling and find yourself in a situation where you need to wait out a storm, lengthy traffic delay, or other crisis. Notes on the 12 gift ideas: 12 – Gallons of water: that’s one per person in a four-member family to last for three days, the recommended minimum to be prepared for utility outages. 11 – Easy-open packaged goods, energy bars, dried food and nuts are good things to include for nutrition. Think of what your family of four needs for three days to stay fortified and hydrated (see number 12). Can-opener also recommended 10 – If you have a propane camping stove, keep extra fuel handy. 9 – Hygiene bags: put packaged moistened towelettes, toilet paper, and plastic ties in large garbage bags (for personal sanitation) Resource list courtesy of Hood River County Emergency Management, Barbara Ayers, manager/ 541-386-1213. The county also reminds residents to Get a Kit, Make A Plan to connect your family if separated, and Stay Informed. See www.co.hood-river.or.us to opt-in for citizen alerts. Enlarge

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