Entertainment Update for Aug. 10

Music, skywatching at Lost Lake

Lost Lake Resort and Campground is now hosting live music — lively acoustic performances from local musicians throughout August. Head on up to watch the night sky with astronomer Joe Cruz on Friday evenings (Aug. 9, Aug. 23, Aug. 30, Sept. 6) from 9:30-11 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 9: Ben Bonham 7-9 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 10: Special salmon feed event 5-8 p.m. and music from Dust & Thirst 6-8 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 17: McDougall from 6-8 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 24: Bradfield Loomis 6-8 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 31: Christopher of the Wolves, 6-8 p.m.

All music is free to the public. Bring a chair. Dog & family friendly. Skywatching does have a suggested donation to participate in shoreline skywatch. Telescope to be provided. No white-light flashlights. Rowboats available for skywatching from the lake.

Lost Lake Resort and Campground, Hood River; 541-386-6366.

Mark Daly at Ovino’s Aug. 9

Celebrate the grand opening of Ovino's Wine-Garden/Beer-Garden on Friday Aug. 9, at 7 p.m. Mark Daly will be playing live music, and check out the large selection of wine, beer and cider. An all-ages event, locally made food will be available. Ovino’s on the Heights in Hood River, 541-436-0505.

Clocktower Ales in The Dalles

There’s music and more at Clocktower Ales in The Dalles. They have Trivia night every Thursday at 6:30 p.m., live music every Friday at 8 p.m., Victor Johnson plays every Saturday at 6:30 p.m., and there’s 15 Minutes of Fame every Sunday at 7 p.m.

Aug 15, 22 - Trivia Night at 6:30 p.m.

Aug 9 - Conjugal Visitors at 8 p.m.

Aug 10, 17, 24, 31 - Victor Johnson at 6:30 p.m.

Aug 11, 18, 25 - 15 Minutes of Fame at 7 p.m.

Aug 16 - Otis Heat at 8 p.m.

Aug 23 - Camping in a Cadillac at 8 p.m.

Aug 30 - Lone Madrone at 8 p.m.

Clocktower Ales, 311 Union St., The Dalles; 541-296-2602.

Tumbledown House at CEBU

This week at CEBU Lounge:

Friday, Aug. 9: Tony Smiley 9:30 p.m. – The Loop Ninja

Tony Smiley, aka The Loop Ninja, is absolutely captivating as he rocks the Boss Loop pedal, looping every single instrument to build a whole world as he takes you along on a ride of rock, world fusion dance mixed with old school roots of 80's/90's new wave, beat boxing mixed with Mongolian throat singing and a dash of Middle Eastern tabla.

Saturday, Aug. 10: Tumbledown House 9:30 p.m. – Modern Speak-Easy Music for the Afflicted

The music of Tumbledown House has been described as “gritty saloon jazz”, “modern speakeasy music”, and “Tom Waits in a cocktail dress.” Consisting primarily of sultry vocalist Gillian Howe and the eclectic indie-jazz guitar work of Tyler Ryan Miller, Tumbledown House has “quickly ascended as one of the new, promising acts of the Rocky Mountain region” (Pop Rocket Press). Best Western Hood River Inn, 1108 E. Marina Way; 541-386-2200.

‘Finding Bigfoot’ at HR Library

Television personality Cliff Barackman, author of “Finding Bigfoot,” is at the Hood River County Library on Thursday, Aug. 15, at 5:30 p.m. Barackman, a tracker from Animal Planet's television show “Finding Bigfoot,” will be discussing his new children's book “Finding Bigfoot.”

“This monster book is chock-full of Bigfoot history, top sightings, a Bigfoot profile, how to start your own Bigfoot expedition, and tons more! Skeptics will be given all the information they need to decide for themselves if they believe, and enthusiasts will revel in this essential Bigfoot book.”

‘Hello Dollface’ at Pint Shack

Hello Dollface is a Colorado based indie/soul act on their third west coast tour. They’ll be making a stop in Hood River on Wednesday, Aug. 14, at 9 p.m. at the Pint Shack. Hello Dollface’s music has been described as “delectable melodies and lyrics, with an enjoyable intensity and depth. They are jam packed with imagery and rare gems of description that go hand in hand with their exceptional style.” The Pint Shack, 105 Fourth St., Hood River; 541-387-7600.

Concert at Garden of Grace in Mosier Aug. 17

Garden of Grace, 1805 Carroll Road, Mosier, is hosting Keepers of Faith, a musical quartet, on Aug. 17 at 5:30 p.m. for an evening of gospel music. Keepers of Faith is comprised by the three Taito brothers and friend Gary Van Ry. Ace Taito is musical director and baritone. Lima Taito is the group leader, and Levi Taito, Jr., sings tenor. Van Ry completes the group by singing bass.

The brothers are originally from Hawaii, but now make their home in Puyallup, Wash. Van Ry lives in Lynden, Wash. They have traveled to many places, including Canada, Hawaii, Oregon, California, Kentucky and Washington. In 2011 they had the honor of singing in Louisville, Ky., at the National Quartet Convention.

Donations will be accepted at the event. Seating will be provided; please, no pets. For more information contact Shirley at 541-478-3760.

Hawks Ridge Country Fair Aug. 16

Billed as a fundraiser for the Senior Wish Program, the Country Fair at Hawks Ridge on Friday, Aug. 16, promises a fun-filled family event with carnival games, a dunk tank, Cherry Pit Spit, a kids bouncy house, food booths and BBQ, face painting and live music all day long from local bands. It’s free admission from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Hawks Ridge Assisted Living, 1785 8th St., Hood River, 541-387-4087.

Back Porch Swing in Mosier 10

Back Porch Swing is based in Olympia and plays an eclectic mix of country swing, jazz swing, Celtic, fiddle tunes and original songs. They recently were the headliner act at the Tumbleweed Festival in Richland. Catch them at the Thirsty Woman in Mosier on Saturday, Aug. 10, from 7-9 p.m. No cover charge. Thirsty Woman Pub, 904 Second Ave., Mosier; 541-478-0199.

‘Easy Boys’ at Everybody’s

The Quick and Easy Boys are coming to Everybody’s Brewing on Friday, Aug. 16. Expect a “monster good time, as all rules are generally thrown out the window when the Quick & Easy Boys hit the stage.” Show starts at 9:30 p.m. and there is no cover charge. Everybody’s Brewing, 151 E. Jewett Blvd., White Salmon, Wash; 509-637-2774.

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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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