Friday, December 14, 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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Lawnmower torches Arbor Vitae on Portland Drive
The riding lawn mower driven by Norma Cannon overheated and made contact with dry arbor vitae owned by Lee and Norma Curtis, sending more than a dozen of the tightly-packed trees up in flames. The mower, visible at far right, was totaled. No one was injured; neighbors first kept the fire at bay with garden hoses and Westside and Hood River Fire Departments responded and doused the fire before it reached any structures. Westside Fire chief Jim Trammell, in blue shirt, directs firefighters. The video was taken by Capt. Dave Smith of Hood River Fire Department. Enlarge