Entertainment Update for Dec. 25

New Year’s Eve planner

n Everybody’s Brewing features music from The Shed Shakers, free champagne toast at midnight.

n Mt. Hood Meadows: Keegan Smith and the Fam. Blues to neo-soul, hip-hop to acoustic roots and reggae to funk. The party starts at 8 p.m. with a guest DJ. The New Year’s Eve show is 21 and over only. Visit http://bit.ly/19mip24 for details.

n CEBU Lounge: Euro-Americana band Lolo motion, 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.

n Columbia Gorge Hotel: Murder in the Key of D, murder-mystery party. Music by Jamie Nasario. Columbia Gorge Hotel, 4000 Westcliff Drive, Hood River; 541-386-5566.

n Double Mountain: New Year’s Eve with Manimalhouse, sexy, powerful, gritty funk, 9 p.m.

n Hood River Elks Lodge: Larkspur dance band, dinner at 6 p.m., music at 8, east and West Coast celebration.

Scott Sparks at Double Mt.

Austin-based singer-songwriter Scott Sparks makes stop in Hood River on Friday, Dec. 27, at Double Mountain Brewery. Music starts at 8 p.m. Spark’s CD, “Texagon” is a collection of 10 songs recorded over as many years — in Texas and Oregon — some right here in the Gorge. Come hear why Sparks’ Johnny Cash-meets-Springsteen influences are being recognized by the Austin Songwriters Group. Double Mountain Brewery, 8 Fourth St., Hood River; 541-387-0042.

Garbanzo Bros. at Trillium Cafe

The Flying Garbanzo Brothers will be at the Trillium Cafe on Friday, Dec. 27, with the late show, starting at 10 p.m. Randy, Ryan and Dennis are Wanted Men, Desperate Hombres and your reward is music you can dance to. Trillium Cafe, 207 Oak St., Hood River, 541-308-0800.

Barlow Road at CEBU Lounge

This week at CEBU Lounge:

Friday, Dec. 27, Barlow Road — Roots rock Americana featuring Rick Hulett, Matt Mesa, Kerry Williams, Tim Ortlieb and Ed Dietrich. 9:30 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 28, The Quick & Easy Boys — Good time party funk rock. 9:30 p.m. Best Western Hood River Inn, 1108 E. Marina Way; 541-386-2200.

John Standefer at WS Guitar

Two expert fingerstyle guitar players, Brooks Robertson and John Standefer, will be at the White Salmon Guitar Co. for a house concert on Saturday, Dec. 28. Music starts at 7 p.m. and there is a suggested donation of $10-$15 for this all-ages show.

A guitar workshop is scheduled for 3 p.m. A $35 fee includes the concert and pre-registration is required: email cwilson@whitesalmon guitar.com. White Salmon Guitar Co., 230 E. Jewett, White Salmon, Wash.; 509-254-1834.

‘Sasquatch Revealed’ adds lecture

The “Sasquatch Revealed” dinner event for Saturday, Dec. 28, is sold out at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, but there is good news for those who still wish to hear Dr. Jeff Meldrum, Chris Murphy and Thomas Steenburg. An afternoon presentation at 3 p.m. has been added to the schedule.

Cost is $15 for non-members, and $10 for members. Space is limited.

Call 541-296-8600, ext. 201, for more information or visit gorgediscovery.org. The exhibit will be on display through Feb. 23.

Columbia Gorge Discovery Center is located at 5000 Discovery Drive, The Dalles.

‘Ghosts in Our Backyard’ Jan. 8

Gorge Owned welcomes Hood River mayor and history enthusiast Arthur Babitz to Springhouse Cellar on Wednesday, Jan. 8, as part of the Sense of Place lecture series. Admission is $5.

Babitz will explore the rich and well-documented past of Hood River using photographic archives of The History Museum of Hood River County.

From the waterfront to the downtown business district, from fruit packing to wine tasting, Babitz will shed light on the development of Hood River’s landscape.

He will provide insights on the city’s residents, explore how they lived, and show what they left behind. His presentation will include a rare film clip of one of the most emotional days in Hood River history.

Arthur is an electrical engineer and the mayor of Hood River. His interest in photography began with childhood hours in the darkroom, and his interest in history extends almost as far back. He is currently helping the History Museum of Hood River County digitize and organize its collection of photographic images, and has seen most of the 13,000 images in the collection.

Babitz will speak on Wednesday, January 8, at Springhouse Cellar Winery. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the lecture begins at 7 p.m. Come early to enjoy a glass of wine or beer and meet others in the community.

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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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