Entertainment Update for Nov. 21, 2012

Williams at The Pines Nov. 23

It’s a Thanksgiving weekend celebration at The Pines with live music from Kerry Williams on Friday, Nov. 23, 3-6 p.m. Enjoy wine tasting, including a new wine release, an art exhibit, live music, and holiday cheer.

Black Friday Dance Party

It’s a Black Friday Dance Party at Everybody’s Brewing with McDougall followed by DJ sets featuring McDougall and McFritz spinning their favorite vinyl on Friday, Nov 23, at Everybody's Brewing. The party starts at 9:30 p.m. and dancing shoes are required.

On Wednesday it’s Karaoke Night, a Thanksgiving Eve tradition starting at 9:30 p.m. Closed Thanksgiving Day. Sunday, Nov. 25, Last Local Sunday featuring Bob Connolly, 6-8 p.m.

Lolo Mo at The Pint Shack

On Wednesday, Nov. 21, it’s music from Lolo Mo at the Pint Shack from 7:30-9:30 p.m. On Saturday, Nov. 24, it’s the Scott Pemberton Band starting at 9 p.m. The Pint Shack, 105 Fourth St., Hood River; 541-387-7600.

Bill Rhoades, Tess Barr at CEBU

This week at CEBU Lounge:

Friday, Nov. 23: Bill Rhoades & the Party Kings, 9:30 p.m. – Harp Driven, House Rockin’ Electric Blues

Bill Rhoades has been called the "Godfather" of the Northwest Blues scene. Growing up in Eugene, Rhoades became interested in the blues in the mid 1960's by listening to the British Invasion groups. In the early 1970s he formed his first band “The Rhythm Kings.”

Saturday, Nov. 24: Tess Barr Blues Band 9:30 p.m. – Raw, Rockin’ Blues, Gorge-style. Hood River’s own Tess Barr and crew play a broad range of soulful blues favorites and original tunes. Come see why they are the Gorge’s favorite blues band.

Old-Fashioned Open House

An Old-Fashioned Holiday Open House will be held Saturday, Dec. 1, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Fort Dalles Museum's Anderson House, 500 W. 16th Street, The Dalles.

Bring your camera and your kids or grandkids to take a photo with Santa, who will be handing out candy canes.

Lots of gift items and stocking stuffers will be for sale at the Fort Dalles Museum Surgeon’s Quarters across the street. There will be music, and cookies and hot cider will be served. A raffle will be held for a watercolor painting of Fort Dalles. The drawing will be at 3:30 p.m.

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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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