Wednesday, February 12, 2014
‘Buttons’ at Trillium Feb. 22
The band Terrible Buttons from Spokane, Wash., is touring around the West Coast this month and will be stopping in Hood River to play at the Trillium Cafe on Saturday, Feb. 22. This seven-piece outfit has been playing its brand of spooky blues rock for roughly three years. They have released two EP’s, “Brute Neighbors” and “Plates of Ether,” and recently released their debut full-length album, “RUNT.” Trillium Cafe, 207 Oak St., Hood River, 541-308-0800.
Music Mondays at Solstice
Join Solstice Wood Fire Cafe & Bar every Monday night from 7-9 p.m. for free live music. The February lineup includes Feb. 17: Chic Preston; Feb. 24: Ryan McAlexander. Solstice Wood Fire Cafe, Hood River Waterfront, 501 Portway Avenue, Hood River; 541-436-0800.
Bunzow, Bonham at The Pines
This week at The Pines Tasting Room:
Thursday, Feb. 13, 7-9 p.m. Oregon native John Bunzow plays a fusion of roots rock and blues and his performances can include everything from country rock to reggae.
Friday, Feb. 14, 5-7 p.m. Start your Valentine’s evening with a collection of classic love songs performed on solo fingerstyle guitar by Ben Bonham. Identify seven or more songs and win a free CD from the Bonham catalogue.
Saturday, Feb. 15, 1-4 p.m. Guitar and vocals by Kit Garoutte — jazz, pop, classical, blues, R&B, folk, funk, rock and new acoustic.
The Pines Tasting Room, 202 Cascade Ave., Hood River; 541-993-8301.
Marvins return to Everybody’s
Everybody’s Brewing features music from Portland Americana duo The Marvins on Friday, Feb. 14, starting at 9:30 p.m. On Friday, Feb. 21, expect a lot of reverb from The Twang Shifters. On Sunday, Feb. 23, don’t miss the Liberty Bond Jug Band — music is from 6-8 p.m. Everybody’s Brewing, 151 E. Jewett Blvd., White Salmon, Wash; 509-637-2774.
Ted Horwitz at CG Hotel
Pianist Ted Horwitz of the Take Two Band has a Sunday night appearance on Feb. 16 at the historic Columbia Gorge Hotel in Hood River. Expect live piano music in the Valentino Lounge from 6 to 9 p.m. Columbia Gorge Hotel, 4000 Westcliff Drive, Hood River; 541-386-5566.
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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