Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Friedman discusses ‘Rescuer’s Path’ April 1
Local Gorge author Paula Friedman will be discussing her new book, “The Rescuer's Path,” at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 1, in the Hood River County Library community room. “The Rescuer's Path” tells of Malca, a Holocaust survivor’s daughter who, in 1971, rides a horse into a wooded park and finds the wounded fugitive Gavin Hareen, a peace activist and Arab-American who is the prime suspect in the deadly bombing of an army truck. Raised on her family's stories of Holocaust rescue, compassionate and empathetic Malca finds the courage to aid the wounded stranger and, bit by bit, the two come to trust, befriend, and eventually love each other. As police close in, Malca flees with Gavin and is thrown into a dangerous struggle against injustice, culminating in her pregnancy and — 30 years later, in the shadow of 9/11 — an unexpected reunion with the couple’s now-grown birth daughter. Paula Friedman, an author and freelance book editor who lives in Mount Hood-Parkdale, was formerly public relations director for the Judah L. Magnes Museum in Berkeley, Calif.
Spring Brewfest, music at Mt. Hood Meadows
On Saturday, March 24, noon-6 p.m. Mt. Hood Meadows presents the Spring Brewfest, with one of the Northwest’s favorite bands, 4 on the Floor, playing live bluegrass music from 1-5 p.m. Enjoy beers from Full Sail Brewery, Double Mountain Brewery, Widmer Brothers Brewing, Kona, Redhook and Lompoc Brewery. On Saturday, March 31, it’s music by Left Coast Country from 1-4 p.m. The Left Coast Country live experience encompasses a varied display of hard-driving melodies coupled with five-part harmony vocals that appeal to a wide range of audiences.
Seems like everybody’s at Everybody’s Brewing
Everybody’s Brewing in White Salmon offers free live music this week and next: Friday, March 23 — Last Watch (McDougall/Hillstomp) with 2Man Grüp, 9:30 p.m. Sunday, March 25 — Early show with the Liberty Bond Jug Band, 6-8 p.m. Friday, March 30 — Pocket (Portland funk of all kinds), 9:30 p.m. Saturday, March 31 — Karaoke sing-along - celebrate April Fools a day early!
Rich Wilkins at The Pines
Quench your thirst and musical cravings this Thursday night at The Pines. Join Kerry Williams and his musical compadres as they rock The Pines with their impromptu solos and smooth vocals. On Friday, March 23, it’s the Rich Wilkins Blues Band, specializing in bringing traditional blues and dance music to the Northwest. With years of experience Richard brings his hot saxophone touch to blues standards by Jimmy Reed, Little Walter and Elmore James.
Parson Red Heads, Pickwick at CEBU Lounge
Friday, March 23: Pickwick w/Scott Wray, 9 p.m. — Neo-soul, indie pop. Pickwick is described as “Six guys with vintage gear, vinyl, tape machines, tambourines, shakers, reverb, samplers, wood blocks, falsetto, call and response, vibraphone, sputnik.” Pickwick is selling out venues all over the U.S., and are the biggest up-and-coming act out of Seattle. Scott Wray opens. Saturday, March 24: Parson Red Heads w/Norman, 9 p.m. — Hook-laden folk-rock. On their new release, “Yearling” the Parson Red Heads deliver on the great promise that has been steadily building during their eight years as a band, with a timeless quality that continues and expands the classic pop-country-rock lineage stretching from The Byrds and Fleetwood Mac to the Jayhawks and Wilco.
Two venues preview art tour
Get a jump on the 2012 Gorge Artists Open Studios Tour this year by checking out some of the work by participating artists now showing in the lobby of the Columbia Gorge Hotel and The Pines Tasting Room (Second and State) in downtown Hood River. Tickets for the 2012 Gorge Artists Open Studios Tour on April 13, 14 and 15 are available at Columbia Center for the Arts and Waucoma Bookstore as well as the preview show sites. See www.gorgeartists.org for more details.
Carothers plays house concert March 23
Paul Blackburn invites you to come see Craig Carothers for a house concert on Friday, March 23. “Craig is a remarkable, stunning talent. We’ve hosted him five times. If you don’t know Craig’s music, think Stephen Wright’s humor with Nashville musicality. He earned a gold record when Trisha Yearwood covered his ballad “Little Hercules.” He’s funny and he’s sentimental. Mainly I’d recommend don’t be late. I expect a very full house, hope you can make it.” Paul and Kristen’s house, 401 Montello, Hood River; 541-387-4011.
Trout Lake Variety show March 24
The Trout Lake Community Foundation is organizing a senior class fundraiser in Trout Lake, Wash., with the “First Annual Trout Lake Variety Show.” Can you tell jokes, sing, dance, play music or bring your pet on stage for silly pet tricks? Get your act together and join the fun. The date is Saturday, March 24, at the Trout Lake Grange. There will be a baked potato buffet at 5:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m. Call Marci at 509-395-9339 to sign up. Entertainment listings can be e-mailed to email@example.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