Entertaniment Update for June 29

Ruby Pines at CEBU Lounge

This week at CEBU Lounge:

Friday, June 28: The Lower 48, 9:30 p.m. – Catchy, up-tempo folk pop

“Finding harmonies in the youth’s hope and melancholy, The Lower 48 craft folk songs you could swear you have been humming for years. The upstarts braid together nimble lyrics, haunting harmonies and deceptively simple arrangements, making the beautiful noises of lives still to be lived.”

Saturday, June 29: Portland-based The Ruby Pines, 9:30 p.m. – Soul vs. indie vs. folk. “Michael Backus plays a blues-minded guitar, as Moorea Masa's soulful vocals reverberate throughout.

“Whether blues, dreamy indie-folk, or a finger- snapping Gospel choir drives the back sound, it's always stripped down — the better to highlight Masa’s powerful vocals. Her real talent as a singer lies in the ability to communicate a range of emotion, and the raw edge in her voice could break a heart in two.”

Best Western Hood River Inn, 1108 E. Marina Way; 541-386-2200.

Barley Draught at Solera

A message from local Irish band Barley Draught:

“Dear friends of Barley Draught,

We hope you'll find your way to Solera this Saturday night. Solera Brewpub (the old Elliott Glacier Public House) is right on the main street in Parkdale, on the south side of the street. Our friend Carrine Carpenter opens at 5 p.m. with her homestyle country, Americana and roots music. Barley Draught will follow at 6 p.m. and we'll have you singing along by half past!”

Cheers! — Barley Draught

Barlow Road at Double Mtn.

Barlow Road will be playing this Saturday, June 29, at Double Mountain Brewery in Hood River. Show starts at 9 p.m. and there is no cover charge. “Hailing from the beautiful Columbia River Gorge, Barlow Road is a five-piece band playing original roots-rock, Americana, and alt-country — whatever that is. Matt Mesa is the principal songwriter and melodically crafts songs about love, life, asphalt, dirt, and everything else we get on ourselves into.”

Double Mountain Brewery, 8 Fourth St., Hood River; 541-387-0042.

Lone Madrone at Volcanic

Straight from Portland comes Lone Madrone. They’ll be playing an acoustic show at Volcanic Bottle Shoppe on Saturday, June 29, at 8 p.m., outside in the beer garden. Come check it out for a fun night of great music on the Heights. www.lonemadronemusic.com. Volcanic Bottle Shoppe, 1410 12th St., Hood River; 541-436-1226.

Birdwalk scheduled June 30

Join Miko Ruhlen on Sunday, June 30, for a planned bird walk at Tucker Park. Meet at the first parking area at 8 a.m. Ruhlen advises to wear proper footwear because of a “slight scramble down a bouldery area near the river.”

Expect to see a bushtit nest with feeding chicks, a robin nest and a black-headed grosbeak nest, cedar waxwings, American dippers feeding fledglings, a kingfisher, calls from some warbling vireos and lots of swallows.

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

searching and safe monitoring and see some new birds too! Wear good shoes! if you want to meet up there, we will start in the first parking area you get to (before the camp entry). I don't have any bird walks planned for July or August at this time as I get quite busy at the shop and it is difficult to juggle my schedule, but if I do plan more I will let you know via email. If anyone birds Indian Creek Trail and wants to fill out a data form, just drop them by the shop and I will add them to the database.

I think it would be great to plan another Bonney Butte Field Trip to see the raptors at the end of the summer. If you have a 4wd vehicle and would not mind taking passengers, let me know so I can start a list and get a date on the calendar! I am looking forward to fall migration counts and more walks after the summer heat is over. If I don't see you, have a great summer - put some water out for the birds and look out for those birds in juvenile plumages - they can get tricky!

Happy Birding!


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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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