Saturday, October 12, 2013
Second house concert added
There are now two house concerts in the works for fans of folk music:
Fans of Celtic, old-time, French Canadian and contemporary folk music should mark their calendars for Saturday, Oct. 19, when Carl Thor and Carolyn Cruso play in Hood River. With dueling dulcimers, guitar, piano, flute, and voices the duo will weave a web of poetic compositions that recall an earlier era of music.
On Tuesday, Oct. 22, musical artist Sara Grey visits. “Sara Grey plays American music, as distinct from Americana and hers is the real deal. Old-time ballads, cowboy songs and Primitive Methodist hymns are all grist to her individual mill. Sara’s unique frailing banjo style and passionate, heartfelt vocals are the icing on the cake.”
Concerts start at 7 p.m. at the home of Paul Blackburn and Kristen Dillon, 401 Montello in Hood River, 503-387-4011. Suggested donation is $15.
‘All Pears’ at Mt. Hood Winery
Mt. Hood Winery celebrates “All About Pears” on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 19-20, from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sample new fall releases and old favorites from both Mt. Hood Winery and Viento Wines, meet the brewers of Hood River Ciderworks and there’s music by Ben Bonham and Friends on Saturday from noon-2 p.m. Mt. Hood Winery, 2882 Van Horn Drive, Hood River, 541.386.8333.
‘Denver’ at Everybody's Oct. 12 canceled!
Country band Denver called in a last-minute cancelation for Oct. 12. The band hopes to reschedule soon and apologizes for the inconvenience. Everybody’s Brewing, 151 E. Jewett Blvd., White Salmon, Wash; 509-637-2774.
Willie & Nelson at Naked Winery
There’s music from country band Willie & Nelson at Naked Winery in Hood River on Friday, Oct. 11, from 7-10 p.m. Naked Winery, 102 Second St., Hood River; 800-666-9303.
Larkspur plays Oct. 19-20
Celebrate Harvest Fest with The Gorge White House and enjoy live music from folk-rockers Larkspur from 3-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 19-20. There’s free parking and room to roam, wine, beer, cider, food, art and more on a century-old working farm with spectacular double mountain views. The Gorge White House, 2265 Highway 35, Hood River; 541-386-2828.
Peter Fletcher plays Oct. 30
Acclaimed New York City classical guitarist Peter Fletcher is making a stop on his fall tour at the Hood River County Library on Wednesday, Oct. 30, at 7 p.m. A recording artist for Centaur Records, Fletcher transcribed the music of composer Edvard Grieg (1843-1907) for his latest CD release. Fletcher will be including music by Bach, Mompou, Praetorius and American composer Jeremy Gill in the program. Admission is free. Hood River County Library, 502 State St., Hood River; 541-386-2535.
Country Dance returns Oct. 12
The first Country Dance of the season is Saturday, Oct. 12, from 7-10 p.m. at the Rockford Grange on Barrett Road in Hood River. The dance caller will be Sue Baker from Hood River and the band will be Lanny and the Gorgettes.
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.
Cost is $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.
Big Horse turns 25
Big Horse Brew Pub celebrates 25 years on Friday, Oct. 25. Join the celebration from 8-10:30 p.m. with the release of a new beer, “57 Steps,” which is described as a Cascadian dark ale. Specials will include .25 cent pints and $2.50 bratwurst sandwiches.
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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