Friday, April 26, 2013
FISH benefit May 4 at The Pines
A FISH Food Bank fundraiser is set for Saturday, May 4, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at The Pines Tasting Room in Hood River. There will be raffle prizes, auction items and entertainment provided by Aurora from the Hood River High School and music for dancing by Swing Crew and friends. Suggested donation is $10. Tickets can be purchased at Waucoma Bookstore or at the door. Proceeds from the benefit will be used for the food bank building fund.
Flamenco dance at Gallery 301
Mark your calender for the “Ciudades Northwest Flamenco Tour” on Saturday, May 4, 8 p.m. at Gallery 301 in Hood River. This will be an evening of Flamenco music and dance featuring singer Jesus Montoya, guitarist Pedro Cortes and dancer Savannah Fuentes. For tickets and more information visit http://www.brownpaper
tickets.com/event/352230. The Gallery 301, corner of Oak and Third, downtown Hood River, 541-436-0281.
Bunzow Band, more at Bingen Theater April 27
It’s a Three Band Americana Extravaganza at the Bingen Theater on Saturday, April 27 — The John Bunzow Band, Barlow Road and the Liberty Bond Jug Band. Music starts at 7 p.m. and there’s a $5 cover charge for this all-ages show. Solstice Pizza will be on hand with the mobile pizza unit. The Bingen Theater is a privately owned, non-profit center for the arts. Its mission is to present quality musical, artistic and cultural offerings to the community. It is located at 210 Oak Street in Bingen, Wash.
Roosevelt Dinner Theatre at Discovery Center May 14
The Dalles, Oregon – The Columbia Gorge Discovery Center presents living history performer Joe Wiegand as Theodore Roosevelt, Tuesday, May 14 at 6 p.m. Joe Wiegand is entertaining audiences nationwide with his reprisal of President Theodore Roosevelt, with stories full of adventure, laughter and inspiration. Wiegand adapts unique presentations for each of his audiences.
Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt's life was an adventure as he became a rancher, Rough Rider and father of six in the White House. Relive the establishment of America's great National Parks, Forests, Monuments and Wildlife Reserves. Hear the story of a frail young boy who built his body and dedicated himself to the Vigorous Life and the Square Deal. From bear hunts to the Panama Canal, from Africa to the Amazon, Joe Weigand brings T.R.'s delightful stories to life.
The dinner presentation in the elegant River Gallery will feature a choice of buffalo tenderloin medallions and roasted potatoes, or savory stuffed Cornish game hens and rice. Tickets are $40. Advance purchase is required and can be made by calling 541-296-8600, ext. 201. Please provide your dinner choice with your reservation.
‘Troubadours’ visit April 26
This weekend, musicians Mountain John Hilligoss, Moe Dixon and Peter Wilson come to Hood River at the Columbia Center for the Arts on Friday, April 26, for a CD release concert tour featuring new and original songs and old favorites. Tickets are $10 and more information is available at www.troubadourmusiccenter.com.
The upcoming concert marks the first time the trio’s CD, “Songs and Stories from Troubadour Camp,” has been released to Western audiences. “I’m excited about this tour. Living in different corners of the country we rarely get to play together. There's great chemistry on stage and now, with over 50 co-written songs, it's a treat to see what we can do with them.” said Wilson.
With three completely different musical styles, each artist carries strong solo act histories that span four decades.
Long-time Columbia Gorge resident Moe Dixon is well known on the folk circuit for his fiery finger picking on guitar and ukulele. His infectious songs and energetic style have won fans from coast to coast. He’s written themes to Bob Hope specials and Warren Miller ski movies, performed with the Wheeling Symphony and the West Suburban Symphony of Chicago and showcased at the Sisters Folk Festival.
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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