Entertainment update for June 12, 2013

‘Show ‘n’ Shine’ June 15

It’s the fourth-annual Show ‘n’ Shine at Mt. Hood Winery on Saturday, June 15, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. All ages are welcome to this vintage sports car show featuring vehicles from 1998 or earlier. It’s also time to celebrate 50 years of the 911 Porsche Series. People’s Choice trophies will be awarded and Smoking John’s Gourmet Barbecue will be available for purchase. For more information or to register your vehicle, email info@mthoodwinery.com or call 541-386-8333. Mt. Hood Winery, 2882 Van Horn Drive, Hood River.

The Lighters at Red Carpet

On Saturday, June 8, The Lighters will be outside on the patio at The Red Carpet (aka Le Carpet Rouge). They’ll be featuring Jon Cyparski on sax and flute and the band will have its new five-song CD on hand. Get ready to rock the patio from 8 to 11 p.m.

The Lighters are Eddie Corduroy on guitar and vocals, Jose Maya on drums and Mal Brown on bass and vocal.

Red Carpet Inn, 3631 W. Cascade Ave, Hood River; 541-386-6664.

Antique firearms demonstration at Discovery Center June 16

Columbia Gorge Discovery Center will offer free admission to fathers on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 16, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. At 1 p.m. join Gary Lentz, retired Washington State Parks ranger, as he presents a Lewis and Clark program, “To Protect and Preserve.”

Lentz portrays Sgt. Patrick Gass, one of the three sergeants on the Lewis and Clark military expedition. Firearms were important tools for the Corps of Discovery and Lentz will explain and demonstrate the flintlock firearms from small pistols to the blunderbuss and swivel gun, edged weapons such as swords and knives and the tools that kept them working. The Discovery Center is located at 5000 Discovery Drive, The Dalles. For more information, call 541-296-8600, ext. 201, or visit www.gorgediscovery.org.

Foothill Diesel, more at Everybody’s Brewing

On Friday, June 7, get ready for Bob Connolly & The Foothill Diesel Band at Everybody's Brewing. Music starts at 9:30 p.m. Grab your partner and saddle up for another extraordinary evening! Next week, don’t miss local favorites Cripple Hop on Friday, June 14. Everybody’s Brewing, 151 E. Jewett Blvd., White Salmon, Wash; 509-637-2774.

Petersburg Chorus in HR June 8

The St. Petersburg Men’s Chorus is touring the Northwest and will stop in Hood River on Saturday, June 8. Expect this vocal quartet to entertain with Russian folk and religious songs. The house concert is at 7 p.m. at 401 Montello Ave., Hood River.

This show benefits the Mid-Columbia Folklore Society and donations are accepted at the door. For more information call Paul Blackburn at 541-387-4011.

Ruins Tuesday at Springhouse

Enjoy music and more at the Ruins Tuesdays event at at Springhouse Cellar in Hood River. Admission is free and doors open at 5:30 p.m. Local and regional bands will take the stage, Solstice Pizza is on hand and there are activities for the kids, too. What’s not to like?

June 11: Sean Flinn & The Royal We with Ryan McAlexander

June 18: Blackberry Bushes String Band with The Quiet American

June 25: The Shook Twins with Gregory Rawlins

Springhouse Cellar, 13 Railroad Ave, Hood River; 541-308-0700.

Images of America’ author Connie Nice at First Friday event

Waucoma Bookstore is hosting Connie Nice for an author reception and book signing at the bookstore (212 Oak St., Hood River) on June 7, from 5-8 p.m. Nice will be signing her new book, “Images of America: Hood River.” The book features 200 black-and-white photographs from the archives at The History Museum of Hood River County.

Connie Nice has been the museum coordinator at The History Museum since 1999. Her extensive connection to the community, along with input and comments from a number of local historians, makes this collection of images a true journey through the past, present and future of Hood River.

Will West, more at Cebu Lounge

This week at CEBU Lounge:

Friday, June 7: Finn Riggins with Voodoo Voltage, 9:30 p.m. — up-tempo indie-pop from Boise.

“Dynamic, quirky and highly energetic indie rock trio Finn Riggins has made a name for itself around the West and the greater U.S. Since the release of their debut album “A Soldier, A Saint, An Ocean Explorer,” they have averaged close to 200 shows a year in 43 states — including a massive 80-day tour around the entire perimeter of the U.S. in the spring of 2010.

Saturday, June 8: Will West & The Friendly Strangers 9:30 p.m. — foot-tappin’, hand-clappin’, roots-Americana. “The son of a fiddle player, Will West grew up in eastern North Carolina. He began playing guitar when he was 12, finding love in old-time blues and heavy metal. The Friendly Strangers came together as a band in 2009. Known for their friendly, easy-going vibes, they find true joy in performance and love connected with the audience.” Best Western Hood River Inn, 1108 E. Marina Way; 541-386-2200.

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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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