Saturday, August 31, 2013
Manimalhouse plays Pint Shack
Manimalhouse brings its “face-melting fun” to the Pint Shack, Fourth Street between Oak and Cascade, Aug. 31 at 9 p.m. There is no cover for the 21-and-over show.
Hazelnuts Friday at Pourhouse
If you read this on a Friday evening it might not be too late to check out The Hazelnuts, featuring Crazy Pete and Gary Reed, at Brian’s Pourhouse basement bar, 7 p.m. to “`10:30-ish” on Aug. 30.
Beautiful Wrecks at Double Mtn.
Eugene-based rockers Beautiful Wrecks play a free show, 21-and-over, Saturday at Double Mountain Brewery, Fourth Street between Oak and Cascade, starting at 9 p.m.
Joseph Appel at Rivertap
“One-man band” Joseph Appel performs Aug. 31 at Rivertap, 112 Oak St. in Hood River, which has just expanded to entry on Oak.
On Sept. 6, for First Friday, the Shed Shakers will perform from 6-8 p.m.
Mark Womble, Sugar Daddies play Waving Tree
The Sugar Daddies will be playing Aug. 31 and Sept. 1 from 1-4 p.m. at the Waving Tree Winery Tasting Room, located on the Washington side of the Biggs Bridge; take the Peach Beach turnoff and follow the signs.
Waving Tree is hosting the event as part of the Columbia Gorge Labor Day Weekend Winery Tour.
Will West, Barlow Road at Ruins
Will West and the Friendly Strangers perform Sept. 3 at Ruins Tuesday, Springhouse Cellar Winery.
Headlining Sept. 10 will be local favorite Barlow Road.
Doors open at 5 p.m. and shows go from 6-10 p.m.; cover charge is $3. The shows are all-ages
CEBU rocks this weekend
Jon Koonce Trio brings Roadhouse Blues Rock to CEBU Lounge at Best Western Hood River Inn Friday.
On Saturday, the stage goes to indie folk rockers Norman with Yaquina Bay indie folk rock. Both shows start at 9:30 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