Feb. 23 Entertainment Update

Feb. 23, 2011

‘Chervona’ at Everybody’s

Mixing taste and passion with best of Gypsy, Russian, Ukrainian, Klezmer and Balkan musical traditions, Chervona brings the fire of Eastern European carnivals to the land of America. Shining with their brass section and capturing soul with the traditional sounds of the old world and new interpretations, Chervona transforms a celebration into an ultimate party. Catch them live at Everybody’s Brewing on Friday, Feb. 25. Everybody’s Brewing, 151 E. Jewett Blvd., White Salmon, Wash; 509-637-2774.

Crosman plays HR Hotel

On Friday, Feb. 25, Charles Crosman will dazzle guests with his expertise on the guitar. He will be playing from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Hood River Hotel. On Friday, Feb. 26, it’s Mike Stillman and friends from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Hood River Hotel, 106 Oak St., Hood River; 541-386-1900.

Kevin Selfe at Naked Winery

Saturday Feb. 26, 7-10 p.m.: “Real Blues comes from Real Life from the Real Deal” — Kevin Selfe and The Tornadoes are the Real Deal! One of the hottest Blues trios blazin' their own Pacific Northwest Trail.

Sunday Feb. 27, 5-7 p.m.: Swing Crew – We’re lucky to have this local group play danceable treats every other Sunday at Naked Winery.

Monday Feb. 28, 7-10 p.m.: Naked Winery’s open mic/Jam hosted by Les Vaughn, showcasing lots of local talent.

Naked Winery, 102 Second St., Hood River; 800-666-9303.

Bunzow at The Pines Feb. 26

On Thursdays join Kerry Williams and friends as they rock The Pines with their impromptu solos and smooth vocals. You never know who will show up to play, so come and be surprised! On Friday, join Kerry as he plays some originals and your favorite tunes on the mandolin, ukulele and guitar. Music starts at 6 p.m. On Saturday, Feb. 26, it’s John Bunzow, featuring original tunes and covers that lean towards roots rock/Americana which is a mix of blues rock, and country— a very eclectic mixed bag. The Pines Tasting Room, 202 State St., Hood River; 541-993-8301.

Gorge Hafla dance Feb. 26

In Arabic, “Hafla” means “party,” and for belly-dancers, a Hafla is a gathering where everyone celebrates the art of dance. Dancers perform in an informal atmosphere and there is open-floor dancing for everyone. The Gorge Hafla Dance Party is on Saturday, Feb. 26, at the Bingen Theater starting at 6 p.m. The event will feature many styles of dance, with dancers from Oregon and Washington and a live band, The Underscore Orkestra, playing a blend of Balkan, Klezmer, gypsy jazz and swing. Vendors will be on hand with jewelry, clothing and dance costumes. The $5 cover charge includes a raffle ticket for prizes. If you would like to perform at the event please e-mail Colette Todorov (colette@scarletthistlestudio.com) or Anne Key (anne@rabbitmurmurs.org).

Entertainment listings can be e-mailed to jdrake@hoodrivernews.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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