Entertainment Update for Oct. 26

Meet the Brewer, Beer on Oct. 29

Full Sail presents Meet the Brewer and the Beer on Tuesday, Oct. 29, from 5-6:30 p.m. with the release of Duffy's Counterpunch, an Imperial Cascadian Dark Ale brewed by marketing coordinator Stephanie Duffy. Described as a rich, roasty, hoppy ale, the small batch creation is the 26th beer in the Brewer's Share series. Full Sail Tasting Room and Pub, 506 Columbia St., Hood River; 541-386-2247.

Manimalhouse at Everybody’s

“They are 100 percent Professional Funk Masters: Manimalhouse features a full horn section and powerful vocals. They cover a ton of hits and drop funky original beats all over the dance floor. It’s pretty much impossible to sit still when they take stage.” Catch them at Everybody’s on Saturday, Oct. 26. On Sunday, Oct. 27, stop in to see the White Salmon Jazz band as they celebrate their jazz scholarship program, from 6-8 p.m. Everybody’s Brewing, 151 E. Jewett Blvd., White Salmon, Wash; 509-637-2774.

Secret Salsa meets Nov. 8

Each month Secret Salsa Society invites professional instructors to teach an introductory lesson in Latin dancing. Afterwards, dance to great Latin music and practice. Come join the Secret Salsa Society on Friday, Nov. 8, at 7 p.m. at Mt. View Grange Hall in White Salmon, Wash. November instructors are Lynn and Mark Stauffer offering a Cumbia lesson starting at 7:30 p.m. $10 donation, all ages, no partner necessary.

Art in the Afternoon Oct. 27

Art in the Afternoon is a fundraiser for FISH Food Bank that features several local artists and authors. The event will be from 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, at Mt. Hood Winery (2882 Van Horn Drive, Hood River). Admission for the event is free and a portion of all the art and book sales will benefit FISH Food Bank. Classical guitarist Andreas Ehrlich provides the music and many artists and authors will be on hand.

‘Police Cars’ at CEBU Lounge

This week at CEBU Lounge:

Friday, Oct. 25: The June Bug Boys with Delta Halos 9:30 p.m. – string band music, acoustic soul

The June Bug Boys pick, stomp and shout their way through the old timey songbook, with bluegrass, hokum, fiddle tunes and country blues. Upon hearing Delta Halos, one would think this was a full band (by both name and sound). However, it is in reality the brainchild of just one man, Kyle Cregan.

Saturday, Oct. 26: The Police Cars 9:30 p.m. – Covers of The Police and The Cars. Featuring Tate Peterson (of The Resolectrics) and Colin Jenkins (of Rio Grands), this band plays almost only covers of 1980s rockers The Cars and The Police. Best Western Hood River Inn, 1108 E. Marina Way; 541-386-2200.

‘Harmony Chorus’ sings Oct. 26

Harmony of the Gorge Chorus’ annual show is Saturday at Columbia Center for the Arts in downtown Hood River. Songs include favorite Broadway numbers to go with the playful story.

Shows are 2:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Two popular barbershop quartets from Portland will also perform Stardust, a Sweet Adelines quartet, has been performing and competing throughout the Northwest for several years. CODA was formed in spring 2013 and in just a few months won the men’s Evergreen Division IV Quartet Championship.

There are two shows on Saturday: The matinee starts at Doors open 30 minutes before show time.

Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $8 for students under 12 years. Tickets are at Postal Connections in White Salmon, Klindt’s Booksellers in The Dalles, Waucoma Bookstore in Hood River, and at the door.

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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