Friday, June 17, 2011
Victor Johnson at Bambinos
Kids musician Victor Johnson will be at Bambino’s in Hood River (220 Clearwater Lane) for a family music event to celebrate his new CD on Saturday, June 25, at 11 a.m. Victor will be playing music featured on the new Putumayo CD “Acoustic Dreamland,” as well as a variety of other music. Kids of all ages are invited to this event. This music event is free and open to the public. The CD features Parents’ Choice award-winner Victor Johnson’s reassuring “Everything Is Going To Be Alright,” while widely acclaimed Smithsonian/Folkways children’s recording artist Elizabeth Mitchell lends her beautiful voice to the Allman Brothers’ “Blue Sky.” Victor Johnson has appeared in national television, NPR and Nick Jr and Parenting magazines. He has three Parents’ Choice Awards and appears on Putumayo Kids’ CD “Folk Playground.”
Catch Spruce & Raven this summer
There’s acoustic roots music from Spruce Baugher & Raven Indawood every Wednesday at the Red Carpet Inn in Hood River from 6-8 p.m. No cover charge and music is out on the patio. On Saturday, June 18, the duo will be at the Rivertap Pub in The Dalles from 7-10 p.m.
Bellydancing, hula hoops, music
Celebrate Summer Solstice all weekend long at Solstice Wood Fire Cafe in Bingen with live bellydancing on Friday night 7:30 p.m. There will be a hula hoop workshop on Sunday with Stacey “Hoop-Love” Shaw from 2-4 p.m. Enjoy Monday night live music with guitarist Joel Valle. 415 W. Steuben St. Bingen; 509-493-4006.
Authors visit HR June 18
Oregon author Keith Scribner will be discussing and signing his new book “The Oregon Experiment,” on Saturday, June 18, from noon to 2 p.m. at Waucoma Bookstore, 212 Oak St., Hood River. His new novel is about an East Coast couple who become increasingly entangled in the political and emotional lives of Oregon radicals. Scribner is the author of two previous novels, “Miracle Girl” and “The GoodLife,” a New York Times Notable Book.
Author Nick Johanson will be signing his book “The Green Fallacy” on Saturday, June 25, from noon-2 p.m. “The Green Fallacy” is about using logic and common sense to tackle the many fallacies associated with manmade global warming and environmentalism. These days, environmentalism is more about emotion than truth. Rather than using supporting evidence, environmentalists relentlessly appeal to the public's emotions, trying to lure you in with pictures of cute, fuzzy polar bears and evil, devastating hurricanes. “The Green Fallacy,” will take a long, hard look at the many holes in the issue of manmade global warming.
‘Meet the Brewer’ June 22
Come “Meet the Brewmaster and the Beer” on Wednesday, June 22, from 5-6:30 p.m. when Full Sail will release its new Brewer's Share Beer, Jimvar Bohemian Pilsner, brewed by Jim Kelter. A portion of the proceeds supports the FISH Food Bank. Full Sail Tasting Room and Pub, 506 Columbia St., Hood River; 541-386-2247.
Scepters play The Pines
If you missed Matt Brown’s first visit to The Pines, you really missed out! This Portland singer/songwriter transports you with his smooth vocals and rich guitar sounds. Friday, June 17, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Having played the tasting room once before, The Pines is excited to have The Scepters back. Wondering who they are? The band dates back to 1965, having learned to play after watching The Beatles on Ed Sullivan. The years passed, and the four-man group got together again to play their high school reunion. Having had such a blast, they decided to keep playing. A funky blend of “surfer jam with English-invasion at Woodstock" sound, The Scepters are sure to be a great night. Saturday, June 18, 6:30-9:30 p.m. The Pines Tasting Room, 202 State St., Hood River; 541-993-8301.
Saunders at Naked Winery
Friday, June 17, 4-7 p.m. Kit Garoutte — When it comes to finger-style jazz guitar Kit Garoutte is a guitarist worth listening to for jazz, pop, classical, blues, R&B, folk, funk, rock, and new acoustic .
Saturday, June 18, 7-10 p.m. Sandy Saunders Band — Combine Sandy’s country-rock roots from Augusta Georgia and the rockin blues of the Pacific Northwest, it explains why Sandy is bringing crowds to their feet where ever they play.
Sunday, June 19, 4-7 p.m. Swing Crew — Swing Crew consists of Linda McAllister, John Durkan, Mike Stillman, Paul Viemeister and Dennis Harvey. They play danceable swing, blues and popular hits of all eras.
Monday, June 20, 7-10 p.m. Spruce Baugher — Hood River’s local “Gpysy Balladeer” Spruce, will be laying down some Oregon acoustic folk roots music along with a mix of other local musicians.
Tuesday, June 21, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Jazz at Naked Winery — featuring Chic Preston, Ryan Kolberg, and Mike Stillman play jazz, funk, soul, pop, swing and shuffle blues. Come dance with us!
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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