Entertainment briefs - October 29

Horizon holds first Fall Festival

Horizon Christian School is planning its first-ever Fall Festival for kids and kids-at-heart on Saturday from 3 to 7 p.m. at Westside Elementary School.

The festival includes carnival games for all ages, cotton candy, balloon sculptures, live music for dancing or toe-tapping, and four different raffles. The first raffle features a family trip to Newport (including two nights hotel, aquarium tickets, and dinner certificate).

The second raffle is for two tickets to the Saturday Christian concert, A Beautiful Glow Tour, featuring Rock ’n’ Roll Worship Circus, Seventh Day Slumber, and Stereo Motion. The third raffle is a dinner certificate to Abruzzo and the fourth raffle is a dinner certificate to 6th Street Bistro.

To add to the fun, the school will serve up slow-roasted barbeque chicken dinners with all the trimmings for just $7 for adults or $4 per child. Dinner will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. Seating is very limited; dinner is served at the Baptist Campus at 1889 Belmont or the Valley Campus at 975 Indian Creek Road.

For more information or tickets, call the school office at 387-3200. Come on out and have a great time at the Horizon Fall Festival.

Sweet Adelines ‘Feelin’ Groovy’

Hood River Valley Sweet Adelines will celebrate their 20th anniversary with a special show, “Feelin’ Groovy” on Saturday, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m. in the Hood River Valley Middle School auditorium.

Special guests include Bridge Town Sound chorus, Second Chance Singers, Hot Topic and The Aliens. Tickets are $8 and are on sale now at Waucoma Bookstore, Klindt’s in The Dalles and Sterling Savings Bank in White Salmon. They may also be ordered by calling 352-6724.

Rant, Rubberneck play Saloon

Hailing from north of the border, McNarley’s Rant will play the River City Saloon again this Wednesday evening. The show starts at 9:30 p.m. and there will be cover charge.

On Halloween, the latin sounds of Rubberneck will fill the Saloon for a night of decadence. For more information, visit www.rivercitysaloon.com.

Halloween bash at Savino’s

Savino’s Lounge is gearing up for its annual Halloween bash this Friday night. Plenty of dancing, door prizes and costume fun is planned at the lounge. Weekly drink specials are still in effect, with live music planned on Thursdays. For more information, visit Savino’s at www.savinoslounge.com.

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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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