Entertainment Update for July 13

‘Wailing Wind’ plays Trout Lake

Portland roots-roadhouse band Ron Rogers & The Wailing Wind comes to the Trout Lake Country Inn on Saturday, July 20. The show is at 8 p.m. and the event is 21 and older only. Admission is $5. “Ron Rogers is well-steeped in the solid songwriting traditions of rock, blues and country, but applies a strong working-class sensibility to his lyrical craft.” The band, which features Dave Grafe on pedal steel guitar, has just released a new self-titled CD. Trout Lake Country Inn, 15 Guler Road, Trout Lake, Wash.; 509-395-3667.

Ticket discount available for Art Center volunteers

In an effort to say thank you, CAST and Columbia Arts are offering volunteer "rush tickets" just for the “Love, Loss and What I Wore” play on July 12, 13, 18, 19 or 20 at 7:30 p.m. or Sunday, July 14, at 2 p.m.

If there are any seats available for a performance, the house manager will make $5 rush tickets available starting at 7:15 p.m. (1:45 p.m. for matinees). Simply tell the ticket salesperson that you are on the volunteer list and they will take your name and issue you a $5 ticket.

Eligible volunteers on the volunteer distribution list may purchase one ticket at the $5 rate during the run of the show. Rush tickets can not be reserved ahead of time and are based on demand and cannot be guaranteed.

Blues from David Vest July 27

David Vest and his All-Star Band will play the last music show at The Pines’ Second and State streets location on Saturday, July 27, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance for this 21-and-over only show. David Vest is an award-winning blues piano player who played with the Paul deLay band for many years. The Oregonian says Vest is “one of the finest on barrelhouse piano ... with a ferocity few possess.” Expect an all-star lineup of Northwest blues players for his backup band. The Pines Tasting Room, 202 State St., Hood River; 541-993-8301.

Volcanic celebrates 3 years

Volcanic Bottle Shoppe is having its third anniversary party on Saturday, July 13. To thank the community for its support over the last three years, and into the future, there will be free live music from 4:30 p.m. till midnight.

4:30 p.m. – Matt Messier

6:30 p.m. – Matt2 (featuring Matt Mesa and Matt Swihart)

8:30 p.m. – SmudgePot

Herbette, Hood River's new Mediterranean food cart, will be available and there will be some special beers on tap for the celebration. 21-and-over only.

Volcanic Bottle Shoppe, 1410 12th St., Hood River; 541-436-1226.

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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