Friday, November 23, 2012
‘Pigs on the Wing’ at Waucoma club Nov. 30
Pink Floyd cover band Pigs on the Wing land at the Waucoma Club in Hood River on Friday, Nov 30. No cover charge; two sets of music start at 9 p.m. 21 and over. The Waucoma Club, 207 Cascade Ave., Hood River; 541-387-2583.
Cowboy gathering Nov. 24
On Saturday, Nov. 24, the historic The Dalles Civic Auditorium is the place for the 6th annual Columbia Gorge Cowboy Gathering presented by Columbia State Bank and the Fort Dalles Riders.
The afternoon show, from 1-5 p.m., is free to the public. It’s an open mic show, so come on down and share a poem, story or song, or just listen to everybody else share theirs. The ticketed evening show (doors open at 6:15 p.m., show starts at 7 p.m.), features singer Keeter Stuart, cowboy poet Duane Nelson, and singer-songwriter Adrian, aka Buckaroogirl. Western Horseman Magazine calls her “western music’s answer to Taylor Swift.”
Admission to the evening show is $20, and tickets are available at The Feed Shack, Klindt’s Booksellers, The Dalles Chamber of Commerce and at the door. For more information, go to: thedallescivic.org, or call 541-296-5953.
United Way benefit Dec. 9 with Aaron Meyer
It’s a holiday benefit concert with violinist Aaron Meyer and his 6-piece band on Sunday, Dec. 9, at 3:30 p.m. at the Gorge Room at Best Western Plus in Hood River. Preferred seating tickets are $45, which includes a pre-concert party with Aaron at 2:15 p.m. General admission is $20, kids (under 12) $15. Tickets on sale at Waucoma Bookstore and Best Western Plus Hood River Inn, or email email@example.com. All proceeds benefit United Way of the Columbia Gorge. Concert is sponsored by Hood River Inn, Insitu, Pacific Power, Hood River Physical Therapy, Hood River Sister City program, Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital, Hood River Distillers, Hood Technology and Don and Bonnie Benton.
Clambake Jazz at Solstice Cafe
Join Solstice Cafe in Bingen on Friday, Nov. 23, for free live music with Joey Appel and Clambake Jazz. It's going to be a cozy evening by the wood-fire oven with music from 6-8 p.m. Join the fun every Monday night at Solstice for live music with the Liberty Bond Jug Band from 6-8 p.m. Solstice Wood Fire Cafe, 415 W. Steuben,
Bingen, Wash.; 509-493-4006.
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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 1960s 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.
This is a combined event for Fort Dalles Museum, the Original Wasco County Courthouse, and Wasco County Historical Society. For more information go to www.historicthedalles.org or call Fort Dalles Museum at 541-296-4547.
‘Inside Job’ screens Nov. 28
Columbia Center for the Arts presents the academy award-winning film “Inside Job” on Wednesday, Nov. 28, at 7:30 p.m. The film will be followed by a panel discussion regarding how the banking and financial industry has changed since 2008. Panelists will be Becky Brun (Gorge Owned Business Network), Craig Ortega (President Columbia State Bank) and Ann Kramer (Oregon Bank Legislation).
Have we solved any of our global financial issues and where is the economy now? What can we do as ordinary citizens to protect ourselves and our future? “Inside Job” provides a comprehensive analysis of the global financial crisis of 2008, which at a cost over $20 trillion, caused millions of people to lose their jobs and homes in the worst recession since the Great Depression, and nearly resulted in a global financial collapse.
Run time 120 minutes, rated PG-13. Cost for this film is $5 at the door.
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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