Entertainment Update for Sept. 18

Rio Grands at CEBU Sept. 21

Saturday, Sept. 21: Rio Grands, 9:30 p.m. – Indie lounge pop. The six-piece Portland-based Rio Grands are unabashedly a lounge band. Jazz chords and crooner melodies served up on a bed of ooo’s and ahh’s kept at a steady 115 beats per minute. They are set to release a record of all girls names, 26 songs, simply entitled “A-Z.”

Friday, Sept. 20: Kory Quinn & The Comrades, 9:30 p.m. – Train-hoppin’, foot-stompin’ hobo blues. Kory Quinn is a writer of personal experience and a singer of cross-country adventure, frequently woven into a prayer rug of justice. With a hobo twang as sharp as a 9-ball break, Kory Quinn effectively transposes the eternal troubadours like Woody Guthrie, Ramblin’ Jack Elliot and Bob Dylan.

Best Western Hood River Inn, 1108 E. Marina Way; 541-386-2200.

Rick Hulett at The Pines Sept. 19

Local favorite Rick Hulett brings his guitar and voice to The Pines to fire you up and melt your soul on Thursday, Sept. 19, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. On Sept. 26, it’s country blues, swing, and traditional music from guitarist Victor Johnson. The Pines Tasting Room, 202 Cascade Ave., Hood River; 541-993-8301.

‘Clambake’ at Marley’s Corner Sept. 21

Clambake Combo will provide the swing jazz music on the patio at Marley’s Corner Pub on Saturday, Sept. 21, from 6-8 p.m. All-ages show, no cover charge. Marley’s Corner, UK Pub & Drive-Thru, 1216 C St., Hood River; 541-386-0153; www.marleyscorner.com.

Liberty Bond Jug Band at Double Mountain Sept. 21

On Thursday, Sept. 19, it’s an unplugged set from Matt Mesa and Kerry Williams of the Barlow Road band. Joining them is Dan Weber, a singer-songwriter from Vancouver, who is “a rising star on the regional music scene.” and has raised many eyebrows with his new CD, "Ash and Bone." Music is from 8-10 p.m.

On Saturday, Sept. 21, Double Mountain hosts the Liberty Bond Jug Band — the best in pan-fried, ghost-town jug-stomp blues. Music starts at 9 p.m. Double Mountain Brewery, 8 Fourth St., Hood River; 541-387-0042.

Homesteading Fair in Lyle Sept. 21

The second annual N.W. Homesteading Fair is coming to the Gorge on Saturday, Sept. 21, from 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

The fair offers free workshops on topics ranging from sausage making and fly-fishing to sock knitting and gardening. There will also be live music all day from Mandy Fickett, Kit Garoutte, Spilt Milk and more.

The fair will take place at the old elementary school and green space on Highway 14 in Lyle, Wash.

‘Walter and the Conqueror ’ at Rivertap Sept. 20

The newly expanded Rivertap pub in Hood River will feature rock music from local band Walter and the Conqueror on Friday, Sept. 20. Music is from 6-9 p.m. The band features Noa Edwards, Adam Kuatt, Cooper Holzman and Tucker Fletcher. Upcoming music includes: Oct. 4: Erin & the Project; Oct. 11: Ghost Writer. Rivertap, 112 A Oak St., Hood River; 541-386-9900.

Ruins Tuesday continues with Sassparilla

Springhouse Cellar Winery in Hood River continues the Ruins Tuesday music series through September.

On Sept. 17 it’s Sassparilla with Ryan Sollee of Builders and the Butchers.

On Sept. 24, it’s the summer finale with Jelly Bread. The event starts at 5 p.m., music is from 6-10 p.m. $3 cover. Springhouse Cellar, 13 Railroad Ave, Hood River; 541-308-0700.

Countryside Ride at Everybody’s Sept. 20

This week Everybody’s Brewing continues the good times with the Countryside Ride band on Friday, Sept. 20, starting at 9:30 p.m. Kick up your boots with good ole Honkytonk, Hard-core Country & Western, Hillbilly, and Western Swing music! Everybody’s Brewing, 151 E. Jewett Blvd., White Salmon, Wash; 509-637-2774.

Catch Willy & Nelson in Hood River, The Dalles

Enjoy country, pop and rock from Willy & Nelson:

Friday Sept. 20: Zim’s in The Dalles from 6-9 p.m.

Friday Sept. 29: Zim’s in The Dalles from 6-9 p.m.

Sunday Sept. 22 Underwood Community Picnic (Underwood, Wash.) 2:30-4 p.m. - The band will be hosting some open jam time as well.

Thursday, Sept. 26: Open Mic at the White Buffalo in Hood River

For more information contact Malcolm Brown at mbrown1@gorge.net.

Eddleman, Pots perform for Civic Auditorium benefit Oct. 12

The Mid Columbia Medical Center is proud to present the classical virtuoso piano duo of Karen Eddleman and Ronald Potts in the Theatre at The Dalles Civic Auditorium on Saturday, Oct. 12.

The concert begins the Civics’ Theatre Rehabilitation Capital Campaign. Engineering and architectural plans are underway, and this concert begins the final push to restore the Civics’ magnificent theatre to its original splendor.

As part of a cultural exchange program, the piano duo of Karen Eddleman and Ronald Potts accepted an invitation to perform in Liechtenstein. They received rave reviews: “a veritable feast for the ears”, ”the duo brought goose bumps to the audience”, and, “their performance of works by Astor Piazzolla brought the audience to their feet”. Their interpretations of Bach, Mozart, and Piazzolla will provide a memorable evening for music lovers.

Mrs. Jill Minnick, on behalf of the Mid Columbia Music Teachers Association, led a fundraiser to purchase a Grotrian-Steinweg concert piano in 2005 to be used at the Civic. The piano will be featured in the concert.

An elegant reception will feature complimentary champagne and hors d’oeuvres before the concert, a meet and greet afterwards. Advanced tickets are $50 available at Klindt’s Booksellers in The Dalles and Waucoma Bookstore in Hood River. For more information visit www.thedallescivic.org or call Debra Jones at 541-298-8533 or email littlebugjones@yahoo.com.

Book Lover’s Ball Oct. 11

On Friday, Oct. 11, from 6-10 p.m., Half the Gorge Sky will hold a benefit event at the Sunshine Mill Winery in The Dalles in support of literacy and girls’ education.

The event features Halelupe, a musical guest from Portland, bringing guitar virtuosity and powerful vocals together as she performs her soulful, emotional original songs.

After dinner, a silent and live auction will take place to benefit both The Dalles library expansion project, and the Sacred Valley Project, which provides a path to higher education for talented indigenous girls from the far-flung mountain villages of Peru.

Auction items continue to accrue and will include unique experiences, gourmet dinners and handmade gifts of all kinds and for all budgets.

Tickets are $25 at Klindt’s Booksellers in The Dalles and Waucoma Bookstore in Hood River.and at the door.

For more information email: halfgorgesky@gmail.com, call Jen at 541-806-0093. Visit www.facebook.com/pages/Half-the-Gorge-Sky/

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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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