Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Dodgy Mountain Men return to Pint Shack
The Missoula "Stompgrass" outfit Dodgy Mountain Men are returning to the Pint Shack in Hood River on Tuesday, March 19. Since the release of their debut album “Stronger Than Death” last May, the band has completed two tours across the country. This promises to be a big year for the band — they’re kicking it off with a spring tour in March, with more festival dates to come. The Pint Shack, 105 Fourth St., Hood River; 541-387-7600.
Richard Wilkins at Naked Winery
The Richard Wilkins Blues Band is shaking up the Columbia River Gorge’s live music scene. Chicago jump-blues is the order of the day, with detours along the way into boogie-woogie, soulful ballads and blues-rock from the early to mid ‘60s. Catch them Saturday, March 23, from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Naked Winery in Hood River. Naked Winery, 102 Second St., Hood River; 800-666-9303.
Miss Shevaughn & Yuma Ray
at Trillium Cafe March 25
In September 2012, Miss Shevaughn & Yuma Wray released their first full-length offering, entitled “We’re From Here.” Immediately afterwards, the Americana duo embarked on a two-month tour to support that release. Their latest digital-only album, “Live @ DC9,” was recorded during the final show of that 45-date venture last November. Critics are saying “We’re From Here” is a 15-song collection of Americana music that seamlessly jumps from sparse folk tunes to fuzzy guitar-filled garage rock. Trillium Cafe, 207 Oak St., Hood River, 541-308-0800.
Barley Draught plays the Gorge
St. Patrick's Day falls on a Sunday but the Barley Draught band is celebrating all week. Come out and sing along with Barley Draught, the Gorge’s traditional Irish folk band, at your nearest opportunity.
Saturday, March 16, The Thirsty Woman, Main Street and Highway 30 in Mosier, 7-9 p.m.
Sunday, March 17, ClockTower Ales, Third and Union streets in The Dalles, 2-5 p.m. under the big tent on Union Street. Family friendly and room for dancing.
Sunday, March 17, Rivertap, on East Second and Madison in The Dalles, 7-9 p.m.
Friday, March 22, at Solera Brewery in Parkdale, 7 p.m. until close.
Jazz, and crepes, at North Shore
North Shore Café, 166 E. Jewett, White Salmon, presents jazz with Cascade Trio on Friday, March 15, 5-8 p.m., and “Acoustic Crepe Sunday,” 8 a.m. to noon on March 17, with music by Mark Daly and crepes and fresh fruit mimosas available for purchase.
Owner Amber Nelson also hosts an open mic each Wednesday from 7-10 p.m. All events are free and for all ages.
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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