Entertainment Update for Feb. 9

Otis Heat at Clocktower Ales

Clocktower Ales in The Dalles features music, trivia nights and more during the month of February:

Feb. 8 - Otis Heat at 9 p.m.

Feb. 9 - TDWHS Equestrian Team Texas Hold 'Em Poker Tournament at 5 p.m.

Feb. 14, 21, 28 - Trivia Night at 6:30 p.m.

Feb. 10, 17, 24 - 15 Minutes of Fame at 7 p.m.

Feb. 15 - The Lower 48 at 9 p.m.

Feb. 22 - Barlow Road at 9 p.m.

‘NW Harmony’ plays Feb. 9

The Gallery 301 presents North West Harmony, a new alternative folk-rock band. Singer Amber Nelson has put together a band with Rob Guidera, George Bentz and Glen Holmberg. Join them Saturday, Feb. 9, from 4-7 p.m. at The Gallery 301, corner of Oak and Third, downtown Hood River. 541-436-0281.

Fields of May, more at Solera

Enjoy live music at Solera Brewery in Parkdale during the month of February:

Saturday, Feb. 9, 6 p.m., Fields of May. Dennis Morgan, Jeff Vandermoss, and Julie Mayfield playing old-timey, western/country/blues covers and some originals.

Tuesday, Feb. 12, 6 p.m., Bob Connolly will be bringing his renderings of folk, blues, country swing and roots-rock.

Saturday, Feb. 23, 7 p.m. Liberty Bond Jug Band - Pan-fried, ghost-town, jug-stomp blues. Apple Valley BBQ will be on hand. Solera Brewery, 4945 Baseline Dr., Parkdale; 541-352-5500.

Pamela Thomas-Martin at Columbia Gorge Hotel

Kennewick, Wash., singer/songwriter Pamela Thomas-Martin will be playing at Columbia Gorge Hotel in Hood River on Thursday, Feb. 14, from 6-9 p.m.

Rich, sultry, soulful and haunting those are a few of the words that are often used to describe her voice and music. Originals songs written from the heart and well-chosen covers with tales of the human condition are her specialty. Come have Valentine’s Day dinner with your sweetie and see this exciting new artist in her first Oregon show.

Valentine's music in Trout Lake

Singer/songwriter Bob Connolly will be playing music for the Sweetheart Dinner at The Trout Lake Inn onThursday, Feb. 14. Dinner starts at 6 p.m. and music starts at 8 p.m. www.troutlakecountryinn.com.

Country Dance at Rockford Grange Feb. 9

Special notice — there will be a potluck prior to the Country Dance, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Bring your favorite dish.

Dance Caller Sue Baker will lead you through the dances at the Rockford Grange.

On Saturday, Feb. 9, from 7-10 p.m., it’s the Second Saturday Country Dance at the Rockford Grange in Hood River. The band will be the Mill Creek String Band, from the Mid-Columbia area. Dance lessons will begin at 7 p.m. All ages welcome. No partner required. Family friendly. All dances walked through first time.

Enjoy an evening of country squares, contras, circle dances and a few waltzes. Rockford Grange is located on Barrett Road in Hood River.

The cost is $6 for members, $7 for non-members, $1 for youth and students. Please bring snack treats for break time. Call Keith Harding at 541-352-7550 or Tom Hons at 541-386-5771 for further information.

Bone Soup event March 2

Bone Soup, a benefit for the Home At Last Humane Society, happens at The Dalles Civic Auditorium on Saturday, March 2, starting at 6 p.m. Featuring live and silent auctions and dancing to the Funkship Columbia — it’s an evening of dining and dancing to benefit dogs and cats. Last year, HAL was able to find homes for 669 pets. Tickets are available by calling 541-296-5189.

Entertainment listings can be e-mailed to jdrake@hoodrivernews.com.

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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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