Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Ghostwriter at Double Mt
March heats up with live music at Double Mountain Brewery this month. All shows start at 8 p.m. and there is no cover charge. March 5: Otis Heat; March 11: Ghostwriter; March 12: Double Mountains Anniversary Party; March 18: Bob Connolly; March 19 Casey Anderson Quartet. Double Mountain Brewery, 8 Fourth St., Hood River; 541-387-0042.
Jerry Joseph at Waucoma Club
On Thursday, March 10, Jerry Joseph & Jackmormons featuring Steve Drizos (drums) & JR Ruppel (bass) come to the Waucoma Club in Hood River. The band is touring behind their 2010 release, “Badlandia.” Showtime is 9 p.m. and there is a $15 cover. The Washington Post says “Sounding occasionally like John Mellencamp's older, wiser and psychologically mixed-up sibling, Joseph writes complex, image-laden songs and infuses them with plenty of attitude, soulfulness and swagger.” The Waucoma Club, 207 Cascade Ave., Hood River; 541-387-2583.
‘Art of the Print’ opens
“The Art of the Print” will open on Friday, March 4, at the Columbia Art Gallery and run through March 27. The public is invited to the artist reception on Friday, March 4, from 6-8 p.m. The show will be comprised of recent works from regional artists and will showcase a wide variety of printmaking techniques and styles. Unique to this exhibit is the common thread that all the prints are hand pulled. In a hand pulled print, the entire process from conception to final image is pulled by hand or with a hand operated mechanical press, not by means of a digital printer. Artists will include Angela Earley (hand-printed accordion books), Gabriel Liston (monotypes), Barbara Mason (solar plate etchings), Susan Murrell (installation), Jane Pagliarulo (monotypes and collographs), William Park (monotypes), Sue Sutherland (monotypes), Elisabeth Walden (aquatint etchings) and Anna Wichman (woodcuts).
Dunnington at HR Hotel
On Saturday, March 5, singer Connie Dunnington returns to the Hood River Hotel with folk songs on acoustic guitar from 6:30-8:30 p.m. On Friday,?March 11, Richard Tillinghast returns. Hood River Hotel, 106 Oak St., Hood River; 541-386-1900.
SOS benefit concert March 11
A concert to benefit Save Our Schools (SOS) will be held Friday, March 11, at the Hood River Middle School. The all-ages show will feature Hood River rock band Sunderland (sunderlandrock.com). Music begins at 7 p.m. with an acoustic set, followed by a fun electric set. Tickets are available at Waucoma Bookstore and at the door: $7 for students and $12 adults. Additional donations are encouraged. SOS is partnering with the Hood River County Education Foundation to raise money for Hood River County schools.
‘Lil Rev’ concert March 6
Lil Rev is an award-winning multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and music-historian who teaches and tours nationally, around the continental U.S. Catch him live in Hood River at a house concert on Sunday, March 6, at 7 p.m., at 401 Montello, Hood River. His many awards and frequent travels have garnered him a loyal and growing fan base amongst lovers of all things ukulele, folk, old time and more. Call 541-387-4011 for more information.
Jackbone Dixie at Naked Winery
Friday, March 4, 6-9 p.m.: Kirby Swatosh - “Upbeat songs with a very nice energy. Great imagination with a sharp wit.” Saturday, March 5, 7-10 p.m.: Jackbone Dixie - One of Washington State's most promising new bands. The band's sound defines the heartaches of life and outlines hopes for a better tomorrow. Contemporary country-rock, classis rock, and carefully selected bluegrass accents - Jackbone Dixie has both a strong stage presence complimented by beautifully written original songs. Sunday, March 6, 4-7 p.m.: Billy “D” - The blues are steeped in tradition and, in many cases, arbitrary song structure. Rarely do blues-types successfully deviate from the formula with original material. But Billy D (Billy Desmond) not only pulls it off, but may have unknowingly created his own genre. Monday, March 7, 7-10 p.m.: Naked Winery’s open mic/Jam hosted by Les Vaughn. We say “thank you” to all the local folks for supporting Naked Winery. Naked Winery, 102 Second St., Hood River; 800-666-9303. Entertainment listings can be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
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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