Friday, November 9, 2012
Dana Lyons plays house concert Nov. 16
Singer Dana Lyons, best known for his comedy hit “Cows With Guns,” is touring from Billings to Bellingham along the route of the proposed coal export train. Come enjoy live music and learn a bit more about this issue potentially affecting the Gorge. Friday, Nov. 16, 7 p.m. at 401 Montello, Hood River.
Les Vaughn in The Dalles Nov. 9
It’s the "Les Vaughn Show" Friday, Nov. 9, from 6-9 p.m. at Zims Breau Haus in The Dalles. Featuring guitarist Al Hare, Alonzo Garbonzo, Kelly Slusher and Dana Rae Tickner, it’s music you won’t want to miss.
Pears, Potatoes & Pints
A fundraiser for Gorge Grown Food Network is happening on Tuesday, Nov. 13, from 5:30-8 p.m. at Pfriem Family Brewers in Hood River. Tickets are $25 and include a free pint. Buy your ticket at Waucoma Bookstore, Pfriem Family Brewers, the Gorge Grown Farmers' Market, and online at www.gorgegrown.com.
Sixteen candles … Fashion Gala returns Nov. 16
An event that has become a defining Hood River tradition, the annual Gala Fashion Show for the Hood River County Christmas Project, returns Nov. 16 for the 16th year.
This year again the venue will be the Gorge Room at Best Western Hood River Inn.
Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show begins at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $20; available at merchants listed below.
Front row and second row seating is available for $75 and $50. Call Cathy Carter at 541-490-2368.
Founder and organizer Carter said, “There are some cool new things for this year.”
A Shopping Boulevard after the show. Many stores will have clothing for sale in a special aisle of the hotel.
On sale will be everything from what you see on the runway to special items brought in for this event; special discounts apply.
Special runway segment with kids wearing their own designs from duct tape, courtesy of Future Fashionistas, a camp put on by the Hood River Valley High School fashion club.
After the show there will be dancing in the CEBU Lounge, and areas opened up in Riverside restaurant to accommodate gala attendees.
Participating merchants are Flow Yoga, Enchanted Alpaca, Lucy’s Informal Flowers, 5th Element Salon, Plenty, Doug’s, Ananas Boutique, Foils Salon Day Spa, Parts+Labour, Melika, Columbia Laser Skin Center, HRVHS High School Future Fashionistas, Salon Visio, bunny+pear, CAbi, Kerrits, Foundation 45, Sam Rodgers, The Trunk show.
Carter gave special thanks to Insitu and Pistil for their support of the gala.
Tingstad & Rumbel in Stevenson Nov. 10
Grammy Award winners Eric Tingstad and Nancy Rumbel are back by popular demand. The duo is universally known for the perfect blend of Americana fingerstyle guitar, double reeds and ocarina.
With 19 recordings to their name and over 25 years of musical synchronicity, Eric and Nancy bring their magic back to the Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center on Saturday, Nov. 10, at 8 p.m. for a fun filled evening. Tickets are $15 available at www.box office tickets.com. The concert is presented by the The Skamania Performing Arts Foundation.
Brains match brawn at Roller Girls’ trivia event
The most competitive women in the Gorge invite the public to a “battle of the brains.”
The first pub trivia event with the Gorge Roller Girls will be Nov. 17 at Solera Brewery in Parkdale.
Anyone may participate; teams will be formed on site.
Proceeds will support the Gorge’s only skater-run Roller Derby league. Prizes will be awarded and there will be live music.
The event starts at 6 p.m., and the cost is $5 to play. The trivia will begin at 6:30 p.m.
Gorge Roller Girls are an expansion team of Rose City Rollers, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
For details, go to:
Amerding performs Nov. 11
Solo artist Jake Armerding will be performing a concert in Hood River on Sunday, Nov. 11, at 6 p.m at the Vineyard Christian Church.
Admission is free but donations will be accepted.
About the artist
The Boston Globe calls Jake Armerding "the most gifted and promising songwriter to emerge from the Boston folk scene in years."
“Armerding grew up playing classical violin and listening to 80's pop radio. He is the author of five albums of original music, along with a short-form recording as a member of his alter-ego instrumental ensemble, The Fretful Porcupine.
After joining a farm CSA in 2009, he adopted the idea for his own projects, and launched Community Supported Art in late 2011.
Over the course of 1500 performances since turning professional at age 12, he has shared the stage with Bela Fleck, Nickel Creek, Josh Ritter, David Wilcox and Toad the Wet Sprocket.
Armerding lives in Boston.
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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