Entertainment Update for Jan. 25

‘Still Life’ exhibit opens Feb. 7

Still Life: A Moment in Time celebrates the rich history of still life painting through contemporary artwork. Artists include: Aimee Erickson, Eric Jacobsen, Andy Nichols, Mark Nilsson, Cathleen Rehfeld, Sally Reichmuth, Bill Sharp, Susan Sutherland, and Za Vue.

Opening reception will be on First Friday, Feb. 7, from 6-8 p.m.

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And now, a quick club review:

Springhouse Cellar: Tony Smiley

Local favorite Tony Smiley gives a “live music backroom” Tuesday show, 6 p.m. Jan. 28, free and open to all ages. Springhouse is at 13 Railroad Ave.; enter at First and Cascade.

Everybody’s: BPT, Junebug Boys

Bonneville Power Trio (Rick Hulett, Ryan McAlexander and Tim Ortliet) perform Friday at 9:30 p.m., a free show.

The Junebug Boys play at Everybody’s Brewing, White Salmon, 6-8 p.m. on Jan. 26.

The old-timey string band from Hood River features Ben Bonham on vocals, guitar, and dobro; Aaron Keim on vocals and banjo; Ronnie Onitveros on bass and backup vocals; and Kerry Williams on vocals, mandolin, and guitar.

HR Hotel: Hapa Hillbillies

Vintage Hawaiian swing band The Hapa Hillbillies, led by Ben Bonham, performs an all-acoustic show Jan. 27 from 6-8 p.m. in the lobby of the Hood River Hotel.

Double Mountain: Lolo Motion

On Saturday, Jan. 25, Lolo Motion, with its Euro-Americana blend of zydeco-gypsy-funk, will be playing the Double Mountain Brewery and Taproom.

CEBU: Dirt Daubers, Acousta

CEBU Lounge welcomes two acts this weekend:

J.D. Wilkes and The Dirt Daubers on Friday and Delta Halos with Acousta Noir.

Both shows start at 9:30 p.m.

Tickets are $5 at the door. This film has not been rated; runtime: 70 minutes. Columbia Center for the Arts is located at 215 Cascade Ave. in downtown Hood River.

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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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