Friday, April 29, 2011
Anderson watercolors on display
The Gorge White House presents watercolor artist Elizabeth Anderson as the featured artist for the month of May. A reception for Elizabeth will be held on Sunday, May 1, from 1-3 p.m. with complimentary wine tasting. The Gorge White House is located at 2265 Highway 35, just four miles south of Hood River.
Brooke Parrott at CEBU May 6
Oregon native Brooke Parrott is a storyteller in the truest sense of the word, deftly steering an immense voice through the soulful Americana it inhabits. Since self-releasing her debut album, ‘Another City’, in 2008, Parrott has been honing her songwriting in London, where she shared the stage with the likes of John Parish, Darrell Scott and Kim Richey. Brooke makes a stop in Hood River on Friday, May 6, at CEBU Lounge in Hood River, starting at 9 p.m. Country artist Chris Marshall is also on the bill. **Visit Jim Drake’s online Entertainment Blog for a podcast interview with Brooke Parrott!**
Maryhill Winery 2011 summer concert lineup announced
Tickets are on sale now for Maryhill Winery’s 2011 summer concert series at the amphitheater. General admission and reserve seating is available for each show. All ticket sales are online only (www.maryhillwinery.com) and additional service charges apply. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. and show starts at 7 p.m. July 30: Classic rock bands Yes & Styx. Aug. 6: Gipsy Kings. Sept. 17: Michael McDonald & Boz Scaggs.
McDougall performs April 29
McDougall’s songs of travel, discovery and perseverance will purify your every day lifestyle. He will quietly sit down at his humble set up of kick drum, high hat, harmonica and simple stringed instruments, but after a few songs you and everybody else will be working up a sweat singing and stomping your feet. The fun happens at Everybody’s Brewing in White Salmon on Friday, April 29, at 9:30 p.m.
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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