Entertainment Update for Oct. 16

Rick Hulett at The Pines

Local favorite Rick Hulett brings his guitar back to The Pines for another evening of great music on Thursday, Oct. 17, from 7-9 p.m. Next week, Thurs. Oct. 24, Oregon native John Bunzow returns to The Pines. He plays everything from country rock to reggae and has been called one of the finest roots writers-musicians on the current music scene. The Pines Tasting Room, 202 Cascade Ave., Hood River; 541-993-8301.

MacMillan at Sunshine Mill

The MacMillan, McAlexander & Bell Trio will be playing all-original material and a few new tunes from 7-10 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 18, at the Sunshine Mill in The Dalles. Visit www.jimmacmillanmusic.com. Sunshine Mill Winery, 901 E. 2nd St, The Dalles; 541-298-8900.

Sinfonietta plays Oct. 18, 20

The Columbia Gorge Sinfonietta kicks off its 2013-2014 season with an exciting program of beloved classics that are perfect for both kids and adults. The concert includes one of the most beloved introductions to classical music ever written, “Peter and the Wolf,” plus the evocative “Pictures at an Exhibition” and “Procession of the Nobles.”

The concerts are Friday, Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 20 at 3:30 p.m. at the Wy’east Middle School Performing Arts Center. There is a suggested donation of $10.

Day of the Dead at Aniche

Come join Aniche Cellars in celebration of Day of the Dead with the release of two wines, special Mexican food wine pairings and music on Thursday, Oct. 31 through Saturday, Nov. 2, noon-6 p.m. AniChe Cellars, 71 Little Buck Creek Rd., Underwood, Wash. (360) 624-6531 anichecellars.com

Halloween concert Oct. 26

It’s an all-ages family Halloween dress-up event at Westside Elementary School auditorium on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 6:30-9 p.m. Dance to the rock and roll sounds of Hit Machine, a five-piece party band playing all the hits from yesterday and today. Ticket sales benefit Hood River Community Education programs. Tickets are $10 and available at the Hood River Community Education office and online at www.tickettomato.com. The event is sponsored by Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital, Griffith Toyota, Cardinal IG, Hood River Bagel and Indian Creek Family Eye Care.

Barlow Road at Double Mtn.

On Saturday, Oct. 19, Double Mountain hosts the band Barlow Road. Join Matt, Rick, Kerry, Ed and Tim for an evening of original alt-country and choice covers. Double Mountain Brewery, 8 Fourth St., Hood River; 541-387-0042.

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.

Denver, Easy Boys at CEBU Lounge

This week at CEBU Lounge:

Friday, Oct. 18: Denver w/ Barna Howard 9:30 p.m. – Ramshackle All-Star Country Band

This “Ramshackle All-Star Country Band” fashions itself a sort of modern-day Highwaymen. Denver’s co-founders and chief songwriters Birger Olsen, Mike Elias and Tom Bevitori (Alela Diane’s Wild Divine) exchange lead vocals, swaying drunkenly between dusty saloons and that lonesome country air. The band has since filled out its line-up with a stellar supporting cast, which includes Blitzen Trapper’s Eric Earley and Michael Van Pelt, drummer Sean MacNeil, and a rotating crew of Portland’s finest.

Saturday, Oct. 19: Quick & Easy Boys 9:30 p.m. – Rock & Roll

The Quick & Easy Boys, a power-trio out of Portland, create their own blend of rock and roll. Imagine the Minutemen, Band of Gypsies and the Police rolled into one.

“Formed in 2005, The Quick & Easy Boys quickly made a name for themselves in Eugene before heading north and building a wider fanbase. Their shows are an interactive party with electrifying stage antics and profound musical moments as the trio pours out every ounce of their energy, leaving nothing behind.”

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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