Entertainment Update for Oct. 30

Kerry Williams at The Pines

On Thursday, Oct. 31, from 7-9 p.m. Kerry Williams plays guitar and mandolin this Halloween Night for a spooky good time. Gather with your friends for wine and treats and start your Halloween fun at The Pines.

The Unrelated Mayers are playing on Friday from 5:30-8:30 p.m. This duo consists of Char Mayer on vocals and Tim Mayer on keys. These two have played together for years but it has been a while since they've done a duo gig so this will be a real treat.

Next week on Thursday, Nov. 7, from 7-9 p.m., Rick Hulett returns to fill the room with amazing guitar licks and tunes of all kinds. The Pines Tasting Room, 202 Cascade Ave., Hood River; 541-993-8301.

Food Drive at Maryhill Museum

Maryhill Museum of Art is asking visitors to lend a helping hand to food banks in Klickitat County on Saturday, Nov. 2. For every two non-perishable food items that a visitor contributes, they will receive one free museum admission. It’s the museum’s way of saying thanks and is a great way to squeeze in one last visit to the museum before it closes for the season after Nov. 15. Maryhill Museum of Art, 35 Maryhill Museum Drive, Goldendale, Wash.; 509-773-3733.

Lewi Longmire at CEBU Lounge

This week at CEBU Lounge:

Friday, Nov. 1: Jelly Bread 9:30 p.m. – moonshine funk and heavy soul. Jelly Bread, emerging out of Reno, Nev., is a tour de force of full frontal funk, thoroughly steeped in a rock-Americana style, with a dash of rollicking indie alt-rock radio appeal. The band’s influences range from the likes of Stevie Wonder, James Brown to Parlaiment Funkadelic.

Saturday, Nov. 2: Lewi Longmire & The Left Coast Roasters 9:30 p.m. – roots-rockin’ jam master. Lewi Longmire has worked with national acts Michael Hurley, Victoria Williams, Blue Giant, the Minus 5 and Tara Jane O'Neill as well as local luminaries Little Sue, Casey Neill, the Freak Mountain Ramblers and The Peasants. Now he spends his time leading a roots rock/Americana band of his own, singing the songs he has written himself. Best Western Hood River Inn, 1108 E. Marina Way; 541-386-2200.

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 Road, Underwood, Wash.; 360-624-6531 anichecellars.com

SugarDaddies at Everybody’s

Mark Womble and The SugarDaddies are at Everybody’s Brewing on Friday, Nov. 1, starting at 9:30 p.m.

The SugarDaddies feature Mark Womble on keyboards and vocals, Dennis Williams on saxophone and clarinet, Jeff Minnick on drums, and Alan Taylor on trumpet and flugelhorn. The SugarDaddies play a variety of American dance music, including rock ‘n’ roll, boogie-woogie, swing, and blues. Everybody’s Brewing, 151 E. Jewett Blvd., White Salmon, Wash; 509-637-2774.

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.

Richard Wilkins Blues Nov. 2

It’s a dance party with the Richard Wilkins Blues Band at the Eagles Lodge in The Dalles on Saturday, Nov. 2, from 7-10 p.m. There’s no cover charge, and the venue is open to the public. Enjoy the biggest and best dance floor in the Gorge. The Eagles Lodge, 2006 W. Seventh St., The Dalles.

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.

Richard Tillinghast and Onehum at Chips Nov. 1

Acoustic band OneHum featuring Richard Tillinghast and guest Andrew McWilliams (Shed Shakers) on Dobro and vocals are at Chips in Bingen on Friday, Nov. 1. Music starts at 9 p.m. Chips Bar & Grill, 219 W. Steuben, Bingen; 509-493-1010.

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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