Friday, June 24, 2011
‘Dixie’ at Naked Winery
On Saturday, June 25, Naked Winery in Hood River presents Jackbone Dixie, one of the Gorge’s premier live bands. Music starts at 7:30 p.m. “Often referencing their roots with influences such as Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson and contemporary country-rock, classic rock and carefully selected bluegrass accents, Jackbone Dixie has a strong stage presence complemented by beautifully written original songs.”
Live at The Vault Lounge
The Vault in The Dalles has live music and DJs spinning the tunes this week. On Friday DJ Glen Hadduck will be inside spinning his hot style of country rock and mashups starting at 9:30 p.m. On Friday and Saturday it’s the summer kickoff party on the patio with globally known DJ Clint Kuper. On Saturday, June 25, it’s the Concrete Cowboys, playing rocking powerful country rock and cover tunes, starting at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday thru Thursday, June 28-30, The Vault has the King of Karaoke in the Gorge – DJ B.ill. Come check out Bill's fresh style of Kramdown Karaoke. Coming up July 1-2, DJ B.ill will be spinning his progressive style of house and Hip Hop mixes starting at 9:30 p.m.
Lavender Daze Festival
Don't miss the seventh annual Lavender Daze Festival July 16-17 at Hood River Lavender Farms. There’s live music from Ben Bonham & the Hapa Hillbillies, Kate Power & Steve Einhorn, Moe Dixon, Ali Marcus and Richard Tillinghast & Onehum. There will be over 25 arts/craft vendors, Char Burger Country BBQ, authentic handmade fajitas, local wine from Cathedral Ridge, lavender wand and wreath classes (registration required), over 70 varieties of certified organic lavender available for u-pick, kid activities by Teacher Janet, face and body painting, massage therapists, alpacas and much more.
Schoolhouse Rock 2011 lineup
Want to head out to a local music festival for the Fourth of July weekend? Look no further than Friend, Ore., on Saturday, July 2. Local festival promoter Ben Ballinger has scheduled 14 bands rocking around the clock at a 100 year-old schoolhouse in the middle of nowhere — the Friend Schoolhouse. Camping available, $5-$10 donation. 21 and-over. More information at www.facebook.com/schoolhouserockfestival. Music schedule: Katie Brennan 1 p.m., Barley Draught 2 p.m., Drugstore Cowboy 3 p.m., Lana Rebel 4 p.m., Bob Connolly 5 p.m., Right On John 6 p.m., 15 Mile Militia 7 p.m., Ghostwriter 8 p.m., Otis Heat 9 p.m., Ape Machine 10 p.m., The Singing Knives 11 p.m., Ben Ballinger and The Dalles 12 a.m., Brotherhood of the Black Squirrel 1 a.m., Thee Headliners 2 a.m. (schedule subject to change).
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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