June 11 Entertainment Update

June 11, 2011


Lolo Motion plays Springhouse Cellar June 14

Show ‘n Shine car show June 11

Mt. Hood Winery presents the second annual Show ‘n Shine featuring area sports cars from 1998 or earlier on Saturday, June 11, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Apple Valley barbecue will be available. For more information, contact Linda Barber at 541-386-8333. Mt. Hood Winery, 2882 Van Horn Drive, Hood River.

New art display in Stevenson

La Casa de Sabor in Stevenson, Wash., will be hosting a two-artist show of Baja California paintings during the month of June. The Gorge artists are Linda Jo Hunter from Stevenson and Jan Muir of Husum. Hunter will be showing her new oil paintings inspired by the clear air, bright colors and beaches focusing on water, surfing and boats. Muir will be showing both oil and watercolors. Her paintings focus on the unique scenes of small rural life in Baja and the colors and textures of the plants as well as beach scenes. La Casa De Sabor, 230 First St., Stevenson, Wash.

‘Live at the Ruins’ starts June 14

Local band Lolo Motion will be at performing at the Springhouse Cellar in Hood River on Tuesday, June 14, starting at 7 p.m. The band will have special guest Pat Driver sitting in on saxophone and Jason Russ on percussion. This show kicks off the Tuesday outdoor concert series “Live at the Ruins.” Springhouse Cellar, 13 Railroad Ave., Hood River; 541-308-0700.

Open Mic Show June 11

Join the Columbia Center for the Arts on Saturday, June 11, for an evening of fun music and dance and as your host local singer/songwriter Les Vaughn brings his successful “Open Mic Show Night” to the arts center. “We have such an amazing array of local musicians in the Columbia River Gorge and they just love to play, we have a wide variety of music coming your way,” says Vaughn. The theater will be open for music and dancing and beer and wine will be available in the lobby. Doors open at 7 p.m. with music starting at 7:30 p.m. This is a free event as part of Columbia Center for the Arts five-year anniversary celebration: Get Centered! Columbia Arts is located at 215 Cascade Ave. in Hood River.

Phoenix Theatre at market

The Hood River Saturday Market is open at its new location this year with local handcrafted goods, gifts, pottery, produce and more. Enjoy entertainment on the main stage this Saturday by the Phoenix Theatre from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Upcoming music at the market includes: June 18 Ivy Rose and Sandy Saunders Band; June 25 Spruce Baugher; July 2 Mark Reynolds. Hood River Saturday Market, 419 State St (Hood River News parking lot) 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Eddie Corduroy at Naked Winery

Friday. 6/10 4-7 p.m. Kit Garoutte – When it comes to finger-style jazz guitar Kit Garoutte is a guitarist worth listening to. It's jazz, pop, classical, blues, R&B, folk, funk, rock, new acoustic and more integrated into a personal flow of personal soulful communication to appeal to a broad listening audience. If you appreciate great guitar playing you'll appreciate Kit Garoutte.

Saturday 6/11 1-4 p.m. Kit Garoutte – A little afternoon music with Kit.

Saturday 6/11 7-10 p.m. Eddie Corduroy and the Jackets – Blues and Roots Rock. Ed and the boys have been in the studio working on some new tunes for the coming year and can't wait to bring them out and let’em rip. Mal Brown has joined the band and is holding down the bass duties as well as singing a few tunes. J-Rod Bartholomew on drums, Toby Swick on keys, and E.C. on the guitar.

Sunday 6/12 1-4 p.m. Jim MacMillan - Jim performs original vocal and guitar arrangements of rock, folk, blues and jazz classics as well as his own compositions.

Sunday 6/12 4-7 p.m. Ben Bonham - Ben’s STEEL guitar playing is rooted in the music of pre-radio America when all music was LIVE and styles weren’t pigeonholed. Like his favorite musicians from the 1920’s, Ben’s range comfortably spans genres—on any given night you might catch him playing country blues, ragtime, vintage swing, Delta blues, folk, jazz, old-time country, and Hawaiian

Monday 6/13 7-10 p.m. Open MIC hosted by Les Vaughn. This Monday will be very special as it will be the last night for our gracious and talented host, Les Vaughn. So, come out and join the crew for one last night with Les this Monday.

Tuesday 6/14 6:30-8:30 p.m. Jazz at Naked Winery featuring Chic Preston, Ryan Kolberg, and Mike Stillman along with many friends who play a sparkling kind of music that blends perfectly with dancing and wine! Join us for jazz, funk, soul, pop, swing, and shuffle blues. Come dance with us!

Bergeron at River Rock Lounge

Rebecca Stonestreet and Scot Bergeron will be playing from 8 to 11 p.m. at the River Rock Lounge in Skamania Lodge on Friday June 10. Enjoy classic folk/rock tunes - the duo hopes to see you there. More info: http://www.skamania.com/hood-river-rock-lounge.php

Hillbillies at HR Hotel

On Monday, June 13, the Hapa Hillbillies play from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Hood River Hotel on Oak Street. Come, relax and enjoy a great group of musicians as they gather to please your palette for music.

Music Mondays continue at Solstice

There’s free live music every Monday night 6-8 p.m. at Solstice Cafe in Bingen. June 13: Guitarist Rachel Marie; June 20 Singer/Songwriter Joel Valle; June 27 local guitarist Richard Tillinghast. Solstice Cafe, 415 w. Steuben Bingen, Wash., 509-493-4006.

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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