New Years Entertainment Update

New Year’s Eve planner

n Everybody’s Brewing features music from The Shed Shakers, music at 10 p.m., free champagne toast at midnight.

n Mt. Hood Meadows: Keegan Smith and the Fam. Blues to neo-soul, hip-hop to acoustic roots and reggae to funk. The party starts at 8 p.m. with a guest DJ. The New Year’s Eve show is 21 and over only. Visit http://bit.ly/19mip24 for details.

n CEBU Lounge: Euro-Americana band Lolo motion, 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.

n Columbia Gorge Hotel: Murder in the Key of D, murder-mystery party. Music by Jamie Nasario. Columbia Gorge Hotel, 4000 Westcliff Drive, Hood River; 541-386-5566.

n Double Mountain: New Year’s Eve with Manimalhouse, sexy, powerful, gritty funk, 9 p.m.

n Hood River Elks Lodge: Larkspur dance band, dinner at 6 p.m., music at 8, east and West Coast celebration.

n Volcanic Bottle Shoppe: Smudgepot band, rock, funk, 10 p.m.

n Balch Hotel, Dufur: “Stranger in a Strange Land” theme dinner party. Call 541-467-2277 for details.

Creative writing class Jan. 3

The Dalles Art Center presents a creative writing and illustration class for children where students will explore various brainstorming techniques for writing short stories. All children who love to draw or write are welcome, and be sure to bring all your great ideas to class. The $25 class fee includes a sketchbook for each student. Friday, Jan. 3, 10 a.m.-noon. For ages 6-14. Register by email at: thedallesart@embarqmail.com.

‘Driving Miss Daisy’ Jan. 12

Enjoy a sneak preview of selected scenes from “Driving Miss Daisy,” presented by director Lynda Dallman and Gorge-area actors on Sunday, Jan. 12, from 2-4 p.m. at the Hood River Library, 502 State St., 541-386-2535. Visit hoodriverlibrary.org/friends. Admission is free.

Sassparilla at Cebu Jan. 4

This week at CEBU Lounge:

Friday, Jan. 3, 9:30 p.m. Sidestreet Reny — Blues-infused with roots, folk, hip-hop and soft rock.

Saturday, Jan. 4, 9:30 p.m. Sassparilla — Roots-punk. Best Western Hood River Inn, 1108 E. Marina Way; 541-386-2200.

‘You Knew Me When’ Jan. 3

“After uprooting from their Nashville home and full-time jobs in June of 2012, the husband and wife duo “You Knew Me When” set plans to tour the nation for a full year. Since that time they have been serving up their craft brewed compositions coast to coast throughout the USA and into Canada, released their first studio album “You, Me, and the Rest of the World,” and have done so as a fully independent entity. On Jan. 3, the duo will continue their ongoing tour as they perform in White Salmon at Everybody’s Brewing, at 9 p.m.

Entertainment listings can be emailed 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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