Entertainment Update for Dec. 15, 2012

Ski films at Pint Shack Dec. 20

Coming up at the Pint Shack in Hood River:

Monday, Dec. 17 — Open mic night, 7-10 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 19 — Lolo Motion, 7-10 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 20 — The ski film series featuring 70 years of thrills, chills and spills continues. Screening starts at 7 p.m. The Pint Shack, 105 Fourth St., Hood River; 541-387-7600.

Explore the history of Timberline Lodge

Seventy-five years ago, in the throes of the Great Depression, Timberline Lodge was constructed high on the south slopes of Mt. Hood through President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s Works Progress Administration (WPA). The lodge provided work for hundreds of Oregonian laborers, craftsmen, and artisans. Today, Timberline has a firm respect for its tradition, yet a forward leaning sense of innovation. Learn about the lodge’s historical significance has how it has been preserved as it continues to offer recreation for twenty-first-century visitors.

Join the Columbia Gorge Earth Center on Tuesday, Dec. 18, at Springhouse Cellar in welcoming Timberline’s director of public affairs Jon Tullis to share the history of this Oregon landmark. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Jazz Theater at The Pines

The Hood River Jazz Theater will play a Christmas show of happy, danceable vocal jazz, classic Christmas tunes, swing, blues, and Latin tunes at The Pines Tasting Room on Sunday, Dec. 16, from 2-5 p.m. The Pines Tasting Room, 202 State St., Hood River; 541-993-8301.

‘Hillbillies’ at Volcanic Bottle

On Monday, Dec. 17, it's a Hillbilly Christmas — irreverent and irrelevant holiday tunes from Hood River's own Hapa Hillbillies from 7-9 p.m. at the Volcanic Bottle Shoppe, 1410 12th St., Hood River. Join the holiday fun!

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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