Tuesday, October 1, 2002
Bead work at Columbia Gallery
The Columbia Art Gallery introduces its new show featuring work by bead artists selected by Kathy Sneider of IKOTE Bead Shop. The artist reception will be at the gallery, 207 2nd St., Friday from 7 to 9 p.m.
In addition to the display of interesting and beautiful bead work, the curators of this show will provide interpretive material regarding the history and production of beads themselves as well as their use in production of art work. For those of us who think of beads as whimsy, there will be surprises at the role bead work has played in transmission of culture through the ages.
The artists and gallery personnel will be available for discussion during those hours. There will be refreshments available. Call the gallery at 386-4512 for additional information.
Gorge Winds performs Sunday
The Gorge Winds Concert Band holds its fall concert Sunday in The Dalles.
The fall concert will be at the Civic Center at 2 p.m. It is free of charge and will consist of about 15 musical offerings in the range of pops, Broadway show tunes, light classical and marches.
“There’s something here for everyone,” said director Sam Grotte.
Many of the musicians live and work in Hood River and White Salmon, along with The Dalles, Goldendale, and as far away as Portland and The Tri-Cities.
The Gorge Winds was started about two-and-a-half years ago with about 22 musicians. Since then, the band has steadily grown to its present size of over 50. They’ve played throughout the Mid-Columbia, mostly in summer outdoor programs at Jackson Park for the 4th of July, Trout Lake Art Fair, Mosier Fall Festival, Goldendale Friends of the Library, and even as far away as the Watermelon Festival in Irrigon.
Sunday’s setting is the rebuilt Civic Auditorium for the only adult concert band in the Mid-Columbia.
Rubber Chicken playing Full Sail
The infamous Rubber Chicken Lollipop will be playing this Saturday, 8 p.m. at the Full Sail Brew Pub. The theme will be Greetings from Forlorn Lake.
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Lawnmower torches Arbor Vitae on Portland Drive
The riding lawn mower driven by Norma Cannon overheated and made contact with dry arbor vitae owned by Lee and Norma Curtis, sending more than a dozen of the tightly-packed trees up in flames. The mower, visible at far right, was totaled. No one was injured; neighbors first kept the fire at bay with garden hoses and Westside and Hood River Fire Departments responded and doused the fire before it reached any structures. Westside Fire chief Jim Trammell, in blue shirt, directs firefighters. The video was taken by Capt. Dave Smith of Hood River Fire Department. Enlarge