Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Songwriters team up Sept. 13
Jim MacMillan, Mark Daly and Alonzo Garbanzo team up for a house concert on Friday, Sept. 13, at 401 Montello, Hood River. It’s an evening of original songs from three local musicians with different styles and approaches to music. Music starts at 7:30 p.m. All-ages show. $15 donation at the door.
Pigs on the Wing Sept. 7
Pink Floyd tribute band Pigs on the Wing make their semi-annual return to the Waucoma Club on Saturday, Sept. 7. The band promises two sets of classic Pink Floyd music starting at 9:30 p.m. Visit the band at www.facebook.com/pigwingtribute. The Waucoma Club, 207 Cascade Ave., Hood River; 541-387-2583.
Dance at HR Elks Sept. 5
Do you already miss the dancing downtown on Thursday nights? Then head on over to the Hood River Elks Lodge on Thursday, Sept. 5, for dancing to the rhythms of the Mike Stillman Band. The Elks lodge features a 2,000-square-foot dance floor. Basic beginner lessons start at 7 p.m. and the live music starts at 7:30. $5 cover charge per person; no membership is required for this community event. For more information, contact Harvey Wixman at email@example.com or 541-354-1161. Hood River Elks Lodge, 304 Cascade Ave., Hood River.
‘Wild & Scenic’ films Sept. 20-21
Two nights of thought-provoking films are presented by the Wild & Scenic Film Festival — this year the theme is “A Climate of Change,” as the films will explore everything from kayaking big waterfalls to changes that are affecting oyster production on Washington’s coast. Friday and Saturday, Sept. 20-21 at the Columbia Center for the Arts. Tickets are $9 per night, $15 weekend pass. Doors open at 6 p.m.; films at 7. Benefit for the Crag Law Center. Tickets available at Doug’s Sports and Waucoma Bookstore in Hood River.
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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