Entertainment Update for Feb. 22

Craven house concert rescheduled to Feb. 24

Because of a performance conflict, Joe Craven’s concert is being bumped by 25 hours – to Monday, Feb. 24, at 8 p.m. Please note this is one hour later than usual, because of Ben Bonham’s monthly Monday night gig from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Hood River Hotel (details below).

Red and Ruby bring swing to house concert

Red and Ruby make their return to Paul’s House Concert series, March 7, 7 p.m. at Paul and Kristen’s house, 401 Montello St. Donations accepted at the door.

Vocalist LaVon Hardison teams up with swing guitarist Vince Brown for a spirited romp through the roots of jazz and the blues in the 1930s, ‘40s, and beyond. Vince is a seasoned pro on the jazz guitar and LaVon is a stunning singer and mesmerizing performer. Watch the sampler video here:


Hokum Pokum , the musical duo of Madame Betz Oslund and Ben Bonham open the show, performing “long forgotten gems that are right up your alley.”

Hear Barley Draught at Sunshine Mill

Revel: verb, to enjoy oneself in a lively and noisy way, esp. with music, drinking and dancing; noun, lively and noisy enjoyment, esp. with music, drinking and dancing.

Noun or verb, either way or both, come revel to Barley Draught at Sunshine Mill in The Dalles on Saturday night from 7-10 p.m.

Barley Draught promises a cure for your cabin fever with foot stompin’ traditional Irish music and special guests, acoustic trio “Madame Sophie of the Flowers”, and singer songwriter duo “Skate Night”.

‘Remember the Rajneeshees’ talk in The Dalles Feb. 22

Oral historian Julie Reynolds will present a program, “Close Encounters: Wasco County Residents Remember the Rajneeshees,” Feb. 22, at the Original Wasco County Courthouse, 410 W.Second Place, The Dalles. The program begins at 1:30 p.m. Seating in the upstairs courtroom and downstairs sheriff’s office is limited. Reynolds has consented to repeat the program later Saturday afternoon if there is an overflow crowd.

Reynolds has conducted interviews with more than 40 persons who were closely involved in dealing with the Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh and his followers in the tumultuous years between 1981 and 1985. Her work has uncovered many previously unreported stories of the effects of the red-clad cult’s presence in Wasco County.

The program on the 1856 military/stagecoach road through Klickitat County scheduled on the Saturday of many snow cancellations has been rescheduled for March 1. Regional History Forum programs are screened live on a TV monitor on the ground floor of the 1859 courthouse for those unable to climb the stairs. Coffee and cookies will be served after the program.

Reel Youth Film Festival comes March 6

Save the Date: March 6, the Skylight Theater will hold the Reel Youth Film Festival, presented by Columbia Center for the Arts, Skylight Theater and Mr. Elive Productions. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. and tickets are $10 at the door. This festival showcases youth-made film projects from local and international film makers.

Coughlin and Growlers Friday at Double Mountain

Friday, Feb. 21, hear Matt Coughlin and the Growlers, reunited, doing their roots rock at 9:30 p.m. at Double Mountain.

Lucas Ward visits, hits three gigs

Lucas Ward, an Italy-based musician with the band The Silver Snails, does a mini-tour of Hood River starting Friday with a solo show at 8:45 p.m., opening for Matt Coughlin and the Growlers.

Ward will jam with Susan Crowley and other jazz musicians at 5 p.m. in Valentino’s Lounge at Columbia Gorge Hotel, and at 9:30 p.m. he puts the rock and roll shoes back on for a 9:30 p.m. show at CEBU Lounge at Best Western Hood River Inn.

Hapa Hillbillies perform Monday at HR Hotel

Bring a bit of sunshine into a late winter’s evening, by listening to The Hapa Hillbillies Feb. 24, 6-8 p.m., at the Hood River Hotel, First and Oak streets.

Quattlebaum plays Springhouse Feb. 25

Austin Quattlebaum of Savannah, Ga., brings his southern low-country marsh blues sound to Springhouse Cellar at 6 p.m. on Feb. 25.

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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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