Entertainment Update for Nov. 6

‘Amaze-o’ at Double Mountain

On Thursday, Nov. 7, from 8-10 p.m. don’t miss Denny Castanares, keyboard wizard Ted Horowitz and White Salmon drummer Jose Maya for a fun “Amaze-o” evening of pop and rock of tunes from the past four decades. Double Mountain Brewery, 8 Fourth St., Hood River; 541-387-0042.

Resolectrics at The Pint Shack

This week at Hood River’s Pint Shack:

Tuesday, Nov. 5, 7 p.m.: A screening of extreme ski movie “Into The Mind.”

Thursday, Nov. 7: Git Down dance party starting at 9:30 p.m. If you had fun at the big Halloween party, then don't miss this for more great music.

Saturday, Nov. 9: The Resolectrics are back for another great night starting around 9:30 p.m. “The Resolectrics at heart are a classic rhythm and blues band. But like the pioneers of rock and roll of the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s, the Resolectrics draw inspiration from many sources to create an original blend of rock, R&B and folk.” The Pint Shack, 105 Fourth St., Hood River; 541-387-7600.

‘Smoke on the Water’ at CEBU

This week at CEBU Lounge:

Friday, Nov. 8: Blackberry Bushes Stringband, 9:30 p.m. NW Alt. Folk. “The Blackberry Bushes’ innovative acoustic sound draws from the deep roots of American traditional music to create a rich patchwork that shares threads with artists like Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, Sean Hayes and Crooked Still.”

Saturday, Nov. 9: Smoke On The Water, 9:30 p.m.

Uptempo Folk-Rock. One of the newest additions to the Gorge music scene, Hood River’s own Smoke On The Water hits the Cebu stage for the first time with their brand of sunny folk-rock, featuring Ryan Kolberg, Greg Steigel, Matt Willett, and special guests like Nolan Hare and Mike Stillman. Best Western Hood River Inn, 1108 E. Marina Way; 541-386-2200.

Country Dance returns Nov. 9

The Second Saturday Country Dance at the Rockford Grange on Barrett Road in Hood River is back on Nov. 9 from 7-10 p.m. The dance caller will be Ned Leager from Portland and live music will be provided from Lanny and the Georgettes. Dance lessons will begin at 7 p.m. All ages welcome, no partner required. Family friendly, all dances walked through first time. Enjoy an evening of Country Squares, Contras, Circle dances and a few Waltzes. $6 for members, $7 for non-members, $1 for youth and students. Please bring snack treats for break time. Call Keith Harding at 541-352-7550 or Tom Hons at 541-386-5771 for further information.

‘Speedqueen’ plays Nov. 9

It’s the return of Speedqueen Underground to Double Mountain Brewery on Saturday, Nov. 9, from 9-11 p.m. Expect danceable pop-rock from these local underground rockers. The current Sppedqueen lineup is Craig Spaeth on drums, Ken Thornton on guitar, Jim Matthias on guitar and Guy Bowie on bass and vocals. Double Mountain Brewery, 8 Fourth St., Hood River; 541-387-0042.

Countryside Ride in Trout Lake

Countryside Ride Band, a Northwest classic country/western and roots-style honky-tonk band, will be at the historic Trout Lake Inn on Saturday, Nov. 16, starting at 8 p.m. Portland band Copper & Coal opens the show with its “tight harmonies, soaring pedal steel and fiddle, and a deep respect for the country tradition of the ’40s and ’50s” sound. This fun-filled, all-ages event is where you can don your favorite cowboy boots, kick up your heels and dance to classic country music. $5 admission. Trout Lake Country Inn, 15 Guler Road, Trout Lake, Wash.; 509-395-3667.

Tony Marcus plays Nov. 7

On Thursday, Nov. 7, Hood River has an opportunity to hear Tony Marcus, a “longtime presence on the San Francisco Bay Area acoustic music scene.” From a start playing traditional folk music in his first band with Laurie Lewis and Kate Brislin, to the jazzier sounds of more recent years (Leftover Dreams, Cats & Jammers) Tony has mastered the guitar, violin and other stringed instruments — as well as contributing strong vocals. Tony has played with some big names, including Kate Wolf, Geoff Muldaur and the Cheap Suit Serenaders. Music starts at 7 p.m. at 401 Montello, Hood River; 541-387-4011.

Rick Hulett at The Pines Nov. 7

Local favorite Rick Hulett brings back his amazing guitar licks and an incredible repertoire of tunes to The Pines on Thursday, Nov. 7, from 7-9 p.m. Don’t miss Kerry Williams on Thursday, Nov. 14, from 7-9 p.m. With high energy, or sweet and slow, Kerry’s virtuosity guarantees a great music evening. The Pines Tasting Room, 202 Cascade Ave., Hood River; 541-993-8301.

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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