Sidelines for May 4, 2011

May 4, 2011

Flag Day tourney May 17

The Hood River Women's Golf Association will be hosting its annual Flag Day Tournament May 17 at Hood River Golf Course. Players can sign up at the course's pro shop or by calling Sue Wiebak at 541-806-6090.

Three-on-three bball league

starting at Sports Club

A three-on-three co-ed basketball league is forming now at Hood River Sports Club. Sign-ups are open until May 17. Each team may have a maximum of five players and must include one Sports Club member. Registration cost for non-members is $15 per person.

The top team in the league will play the top team from The Dalles Sports Club in a championship game.

Call the Hood River Sports Club at 541-386-3230 for more information or stop by the club to pick up a registration packet. Wednesday starting June 1st.

Hood River Dynamos youth soccer club competitive tryouts May 15-16

Tryouts for the Hood River Dynamos Youth Soccer Club are May 15-16. Tryouts are open to children born Aug. 1, 1997, through July 31, 2003.

Visit, HR Community Education, located at 1011 Eugene St. in Hood River or Michoacan Mexican Restaurant located at 3406 Odell Highway in Odell to pre-register, find out specific times and locations, and to view tryout FAQ's. Cost is $10 before May 5 and $20 after May 5 or on-site.

Futbol Carnival and 5 vs. 5

tourney June 4

A Futbol Carnival and 5 vs. 5 tournament is June 4 at the Port of Hood River marina green.

Divisions include girls, boys, men's and women's ages 9-12, 13-16, 17 and older. Cost is $50 per team with a maximum of eight players, limited to six teams per division. Download the team registration form and player registration form from,, or pick up at HR Community Education or Michoacan Mexican Restaurant.

Other activities will include bouncy house, karaoke, face painting, dunk tank, radar gun and a CA$H raffle. Food will be provided by Michoacan Mexican Restaurant.

Money generated from this event will go toward player scholarships and financial aid.

Indian Creek spring/summer programs

Indian Creek golf instruction programs for the spring and summer season are getting underway soon.

For junior level 1, designed for golfers with no previous experience ages 8-12, there will be three sessions. The first is May 7-June 4, the second June 18-July 16 and the third is July 30 to Aug. 27. The cost for each session is $85 for five one-hour lessons. Lessons will focus on pre-shot fundamentals, putting, short game, full swing basics and etiquette. Refreshments and prizes are provided. Clinics will be Saturday's from 12:30-1:30 p.m.

A junior level two course for 8-12 year-olds who have completed level one will be held during the same date range from 2-3 p.m. Cost for the course is $85 and includes instruction on full swing, putting, short game, bunker shots, rules and eitiquette. A women's level 1 and 2 course is $85 and allows formation of groups and lesson times for a five-week course. Handouts of instruction and drills are provided. For registration or more details, call the Indian Creek Pro Shop at 541-386-7770.

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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 to opt-in for citizen alerts. Enlarge

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