Entertainment Update for March 23

Maryhill Museum of Art open for season

The 2013 exhibits at Maryhill Museum of Art include The Hound of Heaven — R.H. Gammell’s fascinating series inspired by the religious poem of the same name by English poet Francis Thompson. In addition, exhibitions of two regional artists — ceramicist Kenneth Standhardt and printmaker Arthur Higgins — are on display. Kenneth Standhardt of Eugene creates intricately patterned vessels. Lithographs and woodblock prints, many featuring flora and fauna of the Northwest, were created by artist Arthur Higgins, who spent the last years of his life in Mosier. Maryhill Museum of Art, 35 Maryhill Museum Drive, Goldendale, Wash.; 509-773-3733.

Dead Winter Carpenters at CEBU Lounge

This week at CEBU Lounge:

Friday, March 22: Left Coast Country, 9:30 p.m. – newgrass/modern string band

Left Coast Country is a modern string band formed in 2010 from the exploding newgrass scene in Portland. Left Coast’s live shows are a fusion of traditional and progressive; composed of fiery heartfelt footstompers, rolling country ballads and powerful instrumental soundscapes.

Saturday, March 23: Dead Winter Carpenters (from Tahoe) with Green Neck Daredevils, 9:30 p.m. – Americana roots-rock. “Hailing from North Lake Tahoe, Dead Winter Carpenters represents everything the American west stands for. The band seamlessly blends Americana with roots rock and a tinge of straightforward ‘tell-it-like-it-is’ alt. country for hard-hitting performances that are as edgy as they are whimsical.”

The Green Neck Daredevils is a new project featuring members of Gorge bluegrass/newgrass band the Shed Shakers, alongside singer/songwriter Billy Sheeley.

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

‘Charlie Brown’ onstage in The Dalles March 22-23

The Dalles-Wahtonka High School Theatre Department begins its 2013 season performing the Tony Award-winning musical “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.”

At the play’s beginning, Charlie Brown asks himself “How can anything go wrong on a day like this?” and spends the rest of his day finding out. The musical takes place on a typical day in the life of Charles Schultz’s “Peanuts” characters.

Performances will be The Dalles-Wahtonka High School auditorium on March 22-23 with the doors opening at 7 p.m. and the performances at 7:30 p.m. There also will be matinees on March 23 with the doors opening at 1:30 p.m. and the performances starting at 2 p.m. Tickets are $7 for adults and students and $5 for senior citizens and children under 12.

Blues master MacLeod returns to The Pines March 23

A “master of original acoustic blues,” Doug MacLeod was nominated 2011 Acoustic Artist of the Year by Blues Revue. Sing Out Magazine says “MacLeod is preserving a lost art ... a must for any serious fan of the blues and any soul who needs the healing of the blues.” MacLeod’s new CD is called “There’s a Time,” recorded live with studio musicians Denny Croy (bass) and Jimi Bott (drums). The Pines Tasting Room in Hood River, Saturday, March 23, 8 p.m. $15 at the door, 21 and over only.

Rich Wilkins at Naked Winery

Clocks turned ahead? Check. Daffodils up? Check. Has spring sprung? Check. So now, it’s time for a Vernal Equinox Dance Party at Naked Winery, with your hosts The Richard Wilkins Blues Band — the soul, R&B and blues masters of the Gorge. No cover charge. Saturday, March 23, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Naked Winery, 102 Second St., Hood River; 800-666-9303.

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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